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“A Great Find” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vivace Restaurant

Vivace Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 1,971 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Campbell and River
Description: Rated number one for food in Tucson, by Zagat Survey, this Foothills restaurant has a Tuscan decor providing northern Italian fare, thoughtfully prepared with reasonable prices and wine list. Choose from a selection of appetizers, salads, pasta and main plates such as crab filled breaded chicken breast or grilled fresh salmon and rock shrimp. Relaxed inside and patio dining.
Portland, OR
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed recently at the Windmill Suites and had made reservations at Vivace, not knowing where it was located exactly (we're out-fo-towners). It turned out to be about 200 feet from the hotel front door.
The restaurant met all of our expectations, from great service, to a nice menu to choose from, to food that was amazing.
We enjoyed our visit and highly recommend Vivace for a memorable Italian meal.

Visited November 2012
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The total package”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

It is hard to believe one can dine this lavishly for such a great price. Granted salads and such are a la carte but they are also generous enough for sharing. Some of the pastas are without a doubt the best I've ever had. The penne pasta and the cannelloni shells are delicate and so tender. I regularly order the Cannelloni with Goat Cheese and Artichokes on a bed of sautéed spinach, and not just because its a vegetarian's delight. The antipasto appetizer is a must for variety of interesting and delectable tidbits. All this and a setting in the historic St. Philips plaza make for a special dining experience at a most reasonable price.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not that special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The food wasn't that good, not enough to rate it the # 2 on favorite resturants in Tucson.
If you like "fancy" Italian food then this maybe the place for you. They have tons and tons of wine lists, but not much food selections.
You will need reservations if you go.
Dress code is casual.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, NY
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Innovative menu, beautifully prepared and presented”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We met an old friend at Vivace's. She is a long time resident in the area and this is her favorite restaurant. We could see why. Lovely atmosphere, and the food was fantastic. I had the artichoke and goat cheese cannelloni and I still can't get them out of my mind. Absolutely delicious. She and I shared the mixed greens salad which was quite large (loved the crunch from the potato sticks). Our friend had her usual favorite - the crab filled chicken breast - I tasted it and it was tender and extremely flavorful. My husband loved his Caesar salad and risotto.

The servings were all generous and we took food home with us.

The service was excellent.

We cannot recommend this restaurant too highly.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tucson, Arizona
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Outstanding as Always!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We love the outside dining at certain times during the year. Its relaxing and the ambience is great.
The food is wonderful and the staff very attuned to the needs of their customers.
I love the veal and my husband loves the pastas.

Visited October 2012
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