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Vivace Restaurant

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Fri, 12/6
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FIRST COURSES‎
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Fresh Burrata Served Two Ways
Half with fresh tomato & basil oil, half over roasted beets with pistachio vinaigrette over an arugula garnish
15.95
Spinach and Cheese Soufflé
Baked with parmigiano cream sauce
14.50
Escargot and Artichokes
baked in Gorgonzola cheese - garlic butter
14.50
Shrimp and Crab Cakes
With asparagus aioli and arugula
17.50
Antipasto (for Two)
marinated artichoke hearts, Prosciutto ham, roasted red peppers, herb goat cheese mouse, grilled asparagus, marinated olives, sautéed spinach & garlic toast.
17.50
Grilled Asparagus & Parma Prosciutto
over mixed greens with Balsamic vinegar & light shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano
15.50
Stuffed Baby Portabella Mushrooms
with mushrooms, shallots, breadcrumbs and Parmigiano cheese stuffing. Lemon oil garnish.
14.95
Soup of the Day
Available for dinner service.  The soup changes on a daily basis.
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SALADS‎
Pear and Walnut Salad
butter lettuce with Gorgonzola crumbles & walnut vinaigrette with Alfonso Oil
10.50
Spinach Salad
with crispy prosciutto, roasted pine nuts, Romano cheese and port wine dressing
8.95
Caesar Salad (Little Gem Lettuce)
tossed‎ with traditional Caesar dressing, garlic croutons & light shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano
9.50
Mixed Greens
Vinaigrette, crispy potato sticks, and Romano cheese
7.50
PASTA‎
Penne with Sausage
roasted red peppers & tomato sauce, baked with Fontina cheese
20.50
Seafood Lasagnette
handmade pasta with both seafood & spinach fillings. Fresh tomato-basil broth
25.95
Linguini with Grilled Ora King Salmon
Sauteed red onion, kalamta olives, capers and tomatoes tossed with basil oil
25.50
Chicken Meatballs with Capellini
Delicate meatballs in tomato sauce over angel hair pasta
19.50
Seafood Soup
Scallops, shrimp, rock shrimp and salmon in a red-pepper-tomato broth, served over fettuccine
26.95
Chicken and Asparagus Risotto
Asparagus and Parmigiano cheese Risotto, topped with grilled chicken and touch of demi glace
21.95
Four Cheese Manicotti
handmade pasta, filled with Ricotta, Fontina, Pecorino Romano & Parmigiano cheese. Tomato- mushroom  sauce.
18.95
MAIN PLATES‎
Grilled Chicken with Eggplant & Mushroom
Red Bird Farms Chicken with grilled eggplant, Portabella mushrooms, balsamic reduction with vegetable pasta
22.95
Crab Filled Breaded Chicken Breast
Demi‎ glace cream sauce with vegetable rice
24.95
Eggplant Lasagna
layers of both tomato & besciamella sauce, baked with Fontina cheese (No Pasta, Gluten Free)
20.95
Veal Marsala
thin slices of veal (shell loin cut) sautéed in mushroom Marsala wine sauce with vegetable pasta on side
31.95
Osso Buco
Veal shanks in a vegetable - tomato sauce over rice
46.95
Grilled New Zealand Ora King Salmon (most natural farm raised salmon available) and Rock Shrimp
Served with lemon-butter sauce over sautéed spinach
29.95
Stuffed Pork Chop
center cut pork chop, breaded with spinach-Fontina cheese filling & Marsala wine sauce with garlic potato puree
25.95
Pork Parmigiano
Breaded pork tenderloin with tomato, light demi glace sauce, baked with fontina cheese with vegetable pasta
23.95
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
USDA Prime Filet with Marsala wine sauce & grilled asparagus. Garlic potato puree on side.
39.75
Seared Beef Tenderloin
USDA Prime Filet with porcini mushroom rub, pan seared with Madeira wine sauce, over sautéed spinach and creamy polenta
35.95
About
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From valet to maitre to waiter. Outstanding friendly service. As always food is beyond great. Had Chilean sea bass. Delicious. Have been a patron of Danny’s restaurants since started. Hard to beat.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank leonardj673
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first visit to Tucson and Vivace was the dining highlight ...so good we went back a second time ... from the greeting at the door to the good night at the door a great dining experience ... rated high for good reason. The bass...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Habs19
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been so pleased with our meals there and the wonderful wait staff including Vanessa and Jackie. The food has been exemplary ... until tonight. We brought our visiting family in because we wanted to introduce them to this restaurant. They both ordered Seared...More

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Mary-Page
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going to Vivace since it opened. The service which we experienced yesterday was poor. Starting with the greeter I entered the restaurant 10 minutes ahead of my 1130am reservation to secure the table before my guest arrived. The very uninterested greeter told me that...More

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Tim J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very average veal Marsala. Very good mushroom soup. Expected much better. Ordinary Italian menu. Very attractive setting with wonderful view of Tucson

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank ElliotinOhio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for an Italian fine dinning restaurant look no further. Anything associated with the Scordado's name is going to be great! Vivace is always ranked as one of the top Italian eatery's in Tucson. The service is top notch, and the food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Daryl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the restaurant for an anniversary celebration for friends. It was fantastic, the staff was very friendly and professional and always attentive to the needs of the table. The food was delicious. My husband and I had the Pork Piccata and the vegetable rice...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank coquetw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prompt great service wonderful food very pleasent atmosphere had lasagna friends had a varity of mains all excellent

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 1943mmm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated at a table where we could watch the sunset or see the reflection in the windows. The atmosphere was very relaxed, the lights dimmed and we had privacy at our table. Our server, Athena, was very helpful in describing the food, attentive...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank yum920
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TIP! Go early! Book early! Patio still a highlight—however, this time Patio service was Friendly,but slow and inconsistent. A bit disappointing Danny. Wines were wonderful—-Soufflés were heavenly, seafood soups the Best, and always a treat—-the house made spumoni! Yes, a repeat!

Date of visit: October 2019
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dmjmmclean
January 19, 2019|
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Response from callines | Reviewed this property |
Apologies, I just read this question. Yes, I witnessed another guest asking & receiving gluten free pasta. Do not know if states on menu.
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Anthony W
March 29, 2018|
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Response from 639ChristineR | Reviewed this property |
Business casual out of respect for this fine restaurant; no jeans, appropriate length shorts. Make your dinner date special.
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Edaweeda
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Errol A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Every meal is prepared fresh, so if you want low salt, just ask when ordering. This is upscale Northern Italian, not the spaghetti and meatball house that is so common.
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