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Vivace Restaurant

#2 of 1,558 Restaurants in Tucson
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Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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6440 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718 (Campbell and River)
+1 520-795-7221
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11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super spot for brunch if youre sitting outside, with an awesome cocktail list, and its not loud young people drinking and eating, its casual but chic. The food is very good and I always have a great meal when I visit.

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Tucson, Az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a large group of family in town and went to Vivace for lunch. It was a great experience all around! The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Definitely one of the best Italian restaurants in Tucson.

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Tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When girlfriends celebrate special occasions, where else would one take friends for a special birthday? Here of course! The views are breath taking, the service is fabulous and the food is superb! All five of us enjoyed different dishes ranging from Manicotti to Seafood Soup, to Fresh Fish of the Day and each of us agreed it just could not... More 

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Sandgate, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I are Tucsonans and we have been to Vivace half a dozen times. The food is very good to excellent. The portions are huge ... arguably too big, but you will have food to take home afterward.The service is top notch, with a number of professional waitstaff who are making this a career.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Making the reservation a couple of months ahead we were seated next to the kitchen where all the time the wait staff were passing our table with empty and full trays over our heads. We havn't been back and I can not remember the quality of the food so I would have to say it was no better than average.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a window seat just as the sun was setting. It was so bright we couldn't see. The staff was very helpful in re-seating us until we were happy. The food is excellent; tasty and fresh. Our crab stuffed chicken was rich and full of flavor. The staff was attentive, helpful and professional. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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California City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first contact with Tucson food, it was excellent. Staff very professional! But... watch out the portions are huge!! Ask for half portions!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lost our mini-patio area at the top of the stairs---However, beautiful patio area at the back, with a lovely desert view! Reception always cordial and attentive. Nice sit-up bar space. Dining room smacks of Italian ambiance! Great specialty cocktails and one of the best wine cellars in the city. And YES!! Souffle--Souffle!! The best! Salad very fresh, and our... More 

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Batesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good, authentic, romantic Italian. Took our parents and grandparents out and the view and food are just awesome. Most our table ordered lasagnette along with seafood soup and Fettuccini and meatballs. Drinks were made well - old fashions are not quite right but the wine is what should be ordered. After dinner, the table ordered tangerine sorbet and fondue... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Vivace 20 times in the last 5 years. It is one of our 'go-to' restaurants when we have out of town guests and want to wow them. But lately I've felt that they no way deserve consideration as a top 5 Tucson restaurant. This last meal was just awful. We waited 40 minutes to order. Our appetizers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6440 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718
    (Campbell and River)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-795-7221
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?