located close to UVA with plenty of parking


Vivace resides in a beautifully refurbished farmhouse, attracting patrons with its authentic Italian ambiance and welcoming atmosphere. From the cozy upstairs to the vast expanse of the multi-tiered outdoor garden terrace, dining at Vivace’s is a delightful experience.  

The 1940’s hand-crafted serpentine bar in the lounge provides ample seating and a festive setting for regulars and visitors alike. Small tables are scattered throughout the lounge for those looking for a more intimate evening. If you are feeling romantic, enjoy your dinner and a glass of wine or local craft beer in one of the semi-private historic rooms.  

Creating bona fide Italian entrees utilizing fresh and seasonal ingredients from local farms has been a passion for the proprietors at Vivace for the past 25 years. This restaurant is located close to UVA with ample parking. Come inside and be transported to a quaint Italian village.  


Family Style To Go

Have a dinner party but without the fuss. Vivace’s salads, entrees, and desserts are available family style in either half-pan portions which will feed up to ten people, or full-pan portions which will feed up to 20 people.

Special Events and Parties

Vivace can host your rehearsal dinner, birthday party or other special events in one of its four private rooms. Whether it is a smaller more intimate gathering or a larger affair there is a room just the right size for you.

Local Vendors

Vivace supports the local food industry by utilizing ingredients from regional farms and vendors such as Caromont Farms goat cheese, a.m.FOG mushrooms, Shenandoah Joe Coffee, Virginia clams, and Chap’s ice cream.
Monday 4:30 - 9:30
Tuesday 4:30 - 9:30
Wednesday 4:30 - 9:30
Thursday 4:30 - 9:30
Friday 4:30 - 9:30
Saturday 4:30 - 9:30
Sunday 4:30 - 9:30
Cuisine: Italian & Mediterranean


RESERVATIONS:Reservations Suggested | Walk Ins Welcome
GOOD FOR:Corporate | Couples | Families | Large Groups | Romantic | Romantic Meal | Students & Parents
TYPE:Traditional Tableservice
DRINKS:Corkage Fee | Full Bar
SPECIAL MENU:Farm to Table | Vegetarian



2244 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 979-0994