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6440 N. Campbell Ave. (E. Skyline Dr.) Send to Phone
520-795-7221 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Vivace may have moved up the road apiece but the food and elegant vibe remain true.
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Vivace Restaurant Review

: Vivace’s new digs might be bigger and the views are certainly more spectacular, but the restaurant remains true to the family roots of fine dining. We’d suggest starting with the house-made mozzarella and grilled eggplant, presenting balanced tastes, textures and temperatures. Follow that with the entrée of classic seafood soup, a mix of salmon, two kinds of shrimp and scallops in a brightly hued red pepper and tomato broth. Fettuccine that accompanies it is almost unnecessary, but we’ll take it. Another house specialty is the osso buco, an old family recipe that results in a huge portion where the shank falls apart with the touch of a fork and the rich, savory sauce sings. We’d prefer pasta over the rice that comes with the dish, but who are we to argue? For dessert, let your server know that you want the molten chocolate cake as it takes a minimum of twenty minutes to prepare. Wines come by the glass, half bottle or full bottle. Many are Italian, but California wines also have a strong showing. Lunch is a scaled down version of the dinner menu with a couple of sandwiches thrown in for good measure.

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