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“Viva Vivace!”

Vivace Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #136 of 2,354 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dilworth
Cross street: South Kings Drive
Description: One of Charlotte's finest restaurants featuring the area's most authentic Italian cuisine and the best patio dining located in the easy to get to Metropolitan development at Midtown.
Warner, New Hampshire
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Viva Vivace!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We've been on special occasion for the Seven Fishes meal (recommended next Christmastime) and just for couple's date night and both times were impressed with the service and the menu. The decor is very contemporary and you'll want to wear at least business casual, but don't be afraid to take it up a notch. It's fine dining in my book.

TIP: Make reservations for upstairs seating, preferably by the window for an excellent view of uptown Charlotte. The main level gets loud when the restaurant is full and the upstairs is much quieter and more intimate.

  • Visited February 2013
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charlotte, nc
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great experience aside from the hostess.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great food, great server, great value. Just a terrible hostess. Out party had to wait :40 past our reservation and when we check up on why, she got snappy and suggested we "suck it up". She was so rude I doubt she is still there but if you see the Korean short girl, run!

Otherwise, great place!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank yourfriend6
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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148 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Wonderful Date Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

My husband and I have been to Vivace twice in the last month and both times were amazing. We love sitting at the tasting bar as they offer a complimentary small plate of their special for the night. The Antipasti platter with meats and cheese was huge and delicious, we couldn't stop eating it although we were getting full already. The short rib crostata came highly recommended and it did not disappoint, it was one of our favorites. We then opted for 2 small portions of black truffle ravioli and pappardelle bolgnese which we really didn't need at this point but the food was so good, we wanted to sample more. They also offer a great wine list complimented with great service, it was a restaurant we will come to again!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank vacation920
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A little Champagne with your Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I met my girlfriend at Vivace for Brunch this past weekend and I was pleasantly surprised. The chocolate Crepes are divine and we both scraped the plate on that dish. They offer bottomless mimosa's during brunch so that made everything a bit nicer. I ordered the quiche and she had a charcuterie platter that was really delicious.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Jennifer G
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Portland, Maine
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169 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A wonderful 7 Fishes Christmas Eve Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Being of European traditions, we looked forward to Vivace's 7 course fish/seafood dinner for Christmas Eve. The courses included bacala, calamari, tuna bolognese, tuna tartare, swordfish, clams oreganata and pan seared sea scallop. All were delicious! The two other guests opted for traditional appetizers and main by Jacentree. Amazingly the timing of my 7 courses being served was in perfect harmony with the people having only 2 courses. The service by Jacob was excellent, attentive yet unobtrusive. The setting of Vivace is modern but also quiet. Overall an excellent dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
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