Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon to Vivace. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary Italian dinner fare and drinks.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary Italian lunch fare and drinks.
Vivace ensconces guests in a rustic and elegant atmosphere, where head chef Bobby Mekiney whips up a menu of luscious contemporary Italian fare. Generous diners can handpick a savory selection of shareable tapas, such as goat bread ($5.95), ham-wrapped dates ($8.95), and a rosy-cheeked roasted duck tart served in a toasted tart shell with marsala sauce and crispy leeks ($10.95). Meanwhile, the artisan-style pizzas—crafted with traditional Old World techniques—are anchored by fresh dough ($10.95–$16.95) that keeps chompers guessing with a crunchy exterior, chewy interior, a trivia question from 1926, and slow oven-roasted vegetables. Spring specials include a seared foie gras tapa ($17.95), as well as a fresh seafood cioppino ($28.95) and a bone-in berkshire pork chop ($26.95).
Bread-bound dishes include a selection of paninis served on ciabatta ($8.95–$9.95) and piadinis served on a grilled flat-bread wrap ($8.95–$10.95). Meanwhile, kids can dedicate their corner of the table to ordering dishes from the children's menu ($4.95–$5.95) and debating international playground etiquette. A familiar name on Wine Spectator Award of Excellence roster, Vivace possesses a staggering wine list with medium- and full-bodied whites and reds, as well as dessert wines, brandy and cognac concoctions, and specialty martinis served shaken, on the rocks, or in a pin-striped fedora.