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“Wonderful meal”
Review of Vivace

Vivace
Ranked #59 of 547 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Vivace Restaurant, located on Ivy Road near the University Of Virginia , opened its doors in July of 1995. Housed in the former main quarters of a peach orchard, Vivace attracts patrons with its diverse atmosphere. From the cozy intimate upstairs, which hints at the comfort and ease of Nona's home, to the vast expanse of our multi-tiered outdoor terrace, the ambiance at Vivace appeals to all. The 1940s hand-crafted serpentine bar in the lounge provides a festive setting for the light-hearted. For the romantic, enjoy a glass of wine by our inviting fireplace. From the moment you arrive, you'll discover that Vivace is full of Italian charm. Our unique decor and old family photos will transport you to a quaint Italian village, creating a welcoming atmosphere. Providing authentic entrees has been our primary goal for the past eighteen years.
Charlottesville, Virginia
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220 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

This is a belated review for one of my husband and my favorite spots. The best time to go is on a nice summer evening or warm spring evening when you can sit out on the patio. The appetizers are wonderful and so are main courses. Service was lovely. We would definitely go back and plan to do so soon which is what reminded me of our last visit!

  • Visited May 2011
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great patio”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

I love the tree shaded patio but unaccessible to anyone who can't do stairs. Food is good, not great but a drink on the patio and a simple meal is a great way to spend an evening.

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Thank Peter R
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Stay Away”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

Lived in Charlottesville 25 years and I've given Vivace a try several times. Never had a decent Italian meal there yet. Highly over rated. Student dive. Nice outdoor space but the food invariably disappoints.

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Easton, Maryland
1 review
“Delicious Food and Graet Service”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

Six members of our family dined at Vivace's Saturday evening for the first time and we were thoroughly delighted with the quality and variety of their food. Our waitress was also wonderful.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Lois H
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“evening romance”
Reviewed 8 November 2011

celebrated an anniversary here and the service was spectacular. Waitress tended to us enough without being overly burdensome

Visited November 2011
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Thank Nicholas S
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