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“Great food for lunch”
Review of Vivace

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Ranked #39 of 1,451 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Six Forks
Description: Vivace is a contemporary Italian restaurant featuring a hip indoor/outdoor bar, fantastic patio, and warm dining room adjacent to an open kitchen. The chef prepares fresh local ingredients with Italian techniques while the bar pours a cocktail menu based on homemade limoncello and an extensive wine list comprised of the finest Italian selections
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food for lunch”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I've only eaten here for lunch but can say that the food andservice was great and I would definately go back. I loved the salmon and the metro decor of the place overall.

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South East
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Interesting location (mall) but nice food”
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Ate here last week with fairly large group, food was good, service excellent and all in all pretty impressed. Upon arrival it looks a little odd as in the corner of the outer part of North Hills Mall but once indoors decor is very pleasant and service was very good with good knowledge if dishes on offer, mussels and filet I had were both very tasty and although I didn't pay the bill I believe the price was pretty reasonable for the group and variety of foods and wine we ordered and consumed

Well worth a visit

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Food is totally uninspired”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Vivace has really gone downhill over the last 3 - 4 years. No imagination or true effort goes into what comes out of the kitchen now. The roasted chicken pizza with fresh figs has tomato sauce and provolone that clashes with the figs and ruins the dish. Why not a white pizza base with gorgonzola, prosciutto and a honey-balsamic drizzle? The braised beef rib panini is a waste of good beef; it's piled on the bread with just lettuce and no condiment. How about some cheese, mushrooms and / or marinara to give the sandwich some life? Other dishes show this same total absence of effort to serve quality food. The only thing saving Vivace is the al fresco dining and attractive clientele ... it's certainly not the food and it's a shame. A few yrs ago Vivace was, hands down, the best Italian restaurant in Raleigh.

  • Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“SwaWas Excellent service b good food”
Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

We were visiting our daughter who lives in
Raleigh
Hadn't been here in one year
Thought the fiood was really good excellent service Kathtyn was professional & friendly
Biggest complaint was it was so loud it was hard to hear with our table
We made reservations. Next time outside
Sorry about my typing

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Clayton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Vivace's is a popular and noisy bar and restaurant with both inside and outside dining options.

The wine list is extensive and impressive although the wine by the glass selection is a bit limited.

The menu is well presented and contains a nice selection of Italian entres, appitizers and salads. Our dinners were all very very good and well presented.

We will come here again


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