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“Superb Food”
Review of Vivace Restaurant

Vivace Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 358 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Description: Italian for "alive," Vivace serves innovative Italian cuisine in a chic, contemporary atmosphere. The exquisite regional Italian fare features decadent entrees with a comprehensive wine list highlighting selections from regions throughout Italy. One of the finest Italian restaurants in San Diego, Vivace is the place to share good food and wine with family and friends. Vivace surrounds you in warm, elegant Mediterranean-style décor with Venetian plaster walls faux-finished in burnt orange, rich wood paneling and stone tiled floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame alluring views of the lush landscape. Tables are appointed with an eclectic array of accessories including elegant Italian flatware. Dine by the cozy fireplace in the winter or on the terrace during the warm California summer, while enjoying the spectacular Southern California sunset.
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Description: Italian for "alive," Vivace serves innovative Italian cuisine in a chic, contemporary atmosphere. The exquisite regional Italian fare features decadent entrees with a comprehensive wine list highlighting selections from regions throughout Italy. One of the finest Italian restaurants in San Diego, Vivace is the place to share good food and wine with family and friends. Vivace surrounds you in warm, elegant Mediterranean-style décor with Venetian plaster walls faux-finished in burnt orange, rich wood paneling and stone tiled floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame alluring views of the lush landscape. Tables are appointed with an eclectic array of accessories including elegant Italian flatware. Dine by the cozy fireplace in the winter or on the terrace during the warm California summer, while enjoying the spectacular Southern California sunset.
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is set in the beautiful Park Hyatt at Aviara. When making the reservation I had requested a table by the window which they managed to accommodate.
The menu has a very wide selection and I ordered the Octopus which was exquisite, the other members in our party selected the goats cheese salad and another member a cheese dish, all agreeing the food to be delicious.
You have various options as to the number of courses you wish to eat, the ladies decided on 3 courses and the men electing to have 4.
All prices I believe are very competitive, including the delicious bottle of wine we selected to accompany the meal.
If there was was one area which could be improved upon I would have to say it’s the inconsistency from-the service staff.
Whilst the waitress serving us was exceptionally good and very enthusiastic when describing the desserts on offer, there were long periods when there were no staff in the area and we had to ask for more wine and water to be poured, this should never happen at a restaurant of this caliber. The same thing happened after we had all finished our main courses there were no staff to remove the plates, so we sat there for quite some time with empty plates sitting in front of us.
I was very happy with the food but slightly disappointed by the lower standard of service, which is a shame as it detracted from the overall experience.

Thank sunloverDubai
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ParkHyattAviara, Guest Relations Manager at Vivace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear sunloverDubai, Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your experience in Vivace. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the menu options and that the octopus was 'exquisite." In regards to the service, we appreciate your feedback as we have shared this with our team as our goal to deliver a memorable experience for our guests. We are happy you enjoyed the food and we do hope to have another opportunity to serve you.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Vivace has great ambience, inside and outside seating. The italian inspired cuisine is excellent: wood fired grilled octopus, agnolotti de foiegras, cheese plate are excellent as part of a 4 course $69 option. Lamb loin is very good. Good wine list with $35 corkage fee. The service is friendly and excellent: ask for Marina. We have dined here four times with each experience motivating us to return. Well recommended. Located in the Park Hyatt Aviara resort, Carlsbad.

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Thank daggertravel
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Vivace is located within the Park Hyatt Aviara. It is an amazing restaurant for a special occasion. We celebrated a birthday there and the team at Vivace went above and beyond to ensure that we had a memorable time. The décor is exquisite. The service is attentive and highly professional. The menu offers a variety of reasonable pre-fix options, ranging from 3 to 5 courses spanning appetizers, pastas, entrees and desserts. The food, wine, and desserts were delicious and exceptional. There was a live musician as well.

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Thank Susie1028
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ParkHyattAviara, Guest Relations Manager at Vivace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Susie1028, We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed Vivace! Thank you for taking a moment to share about your experience and that our service was above and beyond. And thank you for selecting Vivace to celebrate a special occasion. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The room is GORGEOUS. Views and gourmet dining and wine. Ask for a window seat/view. It was a 4 Seasons managed hotel and now Park Hyatt - you can't go wrong.

Thank Colleen E
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ParkHyattAviara, Guest Relations Manager at Vivace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Dear Colleen E, We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal at Vivace! Thank you for the kind words.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We checked into the Park Hyatt around 4:30 and had a 6 pm dinner reservation at Vivace part of the Hyatt. We were seated a little after 6 on the outside patio and it was a beautiful evening. There was an event downstairs on the grounds that included live music so that was a nice touch. We had the Tasting menu and it was great and offered several tasting combinations. My wife started with the Pulpo Grigliato and it was among the best octopus we had ever tasted. I had the Kanpachi Crudo and it was very good. For her next course she had Butter Poached Lobster Risotto and it was also great. I had the Roasted Rack of Lamb and it was good not great. We ended with a wonderful chocolate desert. Our server was great and we had wonderful time.

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Thank Burnie D
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ParkHyattAviara, Guest Relations Manager at Vivace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Burnie D, Such nice words all around! Thank you for taking a moment to share about your dining experience at Vivace. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the ambiance as well as the tasting menu. We hope to welcome you back to the resort again very soon!

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