Two visits, never again.. I've been to Vivace's a couple times, and both times it was horrible. Poor service, over priced food that takes forever to arrive, and when it does its a disappointment and is cold. I don't know why I've herd good things about this place. It's a waste of hard earned money for sure.
Don't order the pizza. We went to Vivace last night for my birthday. I was in the mood for pizza. I said it tasted like frozen pizza, the crust was really tough. My husband tried it and said it was like cardboard. Appetizers were great, salad was good, his veal entre was very good. But the pizza has really gone downhill.
Great food, nice experience. Came here on a date and was pleased with just about everything. She really enjoyed the wine selection and I enjoyed the entree choices. Try the apps!
Good Food. Simply put..
A friend and I meet there for a Mom's Night Out...at first we'd just get drinks/wine.
(good wine list by the way)
Then one night we got dinner and I was VERY impressed. Yummy.
I highly recommend Vivace. The whole North Hills 'thing' is really coming together nicely, and one could easily stroll around that area afterward.
Excellent and Fantabulous. I went for lunch there on Tuesday while shopping at North Hills. I can not say enough good about the food , wine and service. We sat at the bar with Kelly who was just so nice, helpful and friendly. What a pleasant atmosphere and I will definitely come back!
Undoubtedly my favorite Triangle restaurant. I've been to Vivace more times than I can remember over the past couple of years (only for dinner, though). If my girlfriends are getting together we hardly question where to make the reservation because Vivace is the favorite for all of us, hands down. Their wine selection is perfect (I've taken more than one picture of the bottle with my phone for a later purchase) and I've never been disappointed with their food. In fact, I'm going there tonight and cannot wait ...
Vivace is a weekly stop for me!!. My fiance and I dine at Vivace 3 or 4 times a month--esp when it is nice outside--the outdoor/patio seating is the best in the triangle! You must try their pizza, four cheese ravioli and seasonal salads just to name a few! The wine selection is also fantastic! Vivace is the perfect location for a romantic dinner, and also has a fun late night crowd if you're looking to party. The service is always the best in town--I have never had a bad experience there. The same company also owns Coquette which is located in the same shopping center. I highly recommend Coquette as well!!
Waste of an evening. Although nice enough, the staff was about as helpful as a blank dictionary, and offered zero enthusiasm or personality. The bread was dry, and there instead of olive oil, they brought out a little bowl of white paste that very closely resembled bird droppings. The menu itself was unauthentic, unexciting and surprisingly limited. I had the salmon which was served over a cold mess of cucumbers and tomatoes- disgusting combination- and cold- really? My companion had the risotto, which last time I checked, isn't supposed to be crunchy... Basically, if you're looking for an enjoyable meal, either stay home or go somewhere else. The only place worse is their sister restaurant Coquette.
If you're watching your calories, this is a great place!.
To save time, here is the email I sent to the contact person. Read on.....
Subject: My 1st Experience at Vivace was today and....
It was pretty bad. My friend and I met at Vivace at 1:00 PM today for lunch. We were both surprised that there was only a brunch menu and not a lunch menu available at 1:00? We both went online prior to arriving and didn't see anywhere that stated only a brunch menu would be available? But given that it was Sunday, we just said "oh well". The waitress did inform us that the chef might make us meals from the lunch menu if those food items were available, which they were today. While we waited for our meals, we were joined by a 3rd guest; a gnat, which constantly flew around our little table. This annoyed me. Lunch finally arrived and we were both shocked at the portions. Both the swordfish and salmon seemed to suffer from malnutrition. But we pressed on and talked ourselves into believing that since we were both watching our weight, the portions served at Vivace would help us achieve our weight loss goal in the long term. The gnat agreed. While eating lunch, the gnat sent a text on his blackberry asking a friend to join us and soon there was a fly trying to sample my salmon, but I wouldn't let him. There just simply wasn't enough to share. We decided to skip desert and go on with the rest of our day.
We both had heard such great things about your restaurant and one of my co-workers raved about Vivace. He also talked about how good the wine was so now I have to wonder if he was completely zooted to suggest this restaurant to me? My friend and I both were terribly disappointed.
Needless to say we will never return.....
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