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Cucina Vivace - CLOSED

509 23rd Street S, Arlington, VA
+1 703-979-7676
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 Oct 2013
“Closed”
8 Oct 2012
“Creative, different and extremely comfortable”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
509 23rd Street S, Arlington, VA
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Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

This restaurant closed in early 2013. An Indian restaurant is now in its place. Which is a shame because it was very good.

Thank Cheep1
Reviewed 8 October 2012

I've been a regular at Cucina Vivace for nearly four years. The chef creates beautiful food that ranges from traditional Italian offerings to dishes that weave in new and international influences. I sympathize with some of the complaints from patrons who had problems with the...More

1  Thank DCskippy
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by my cousin who was visiting from Australia. I looked at the reviews on tripadvisor which were mixed but were we in for a surprise. Owner/chef Gordon Vivace is running an outstanding Italian eatery here. I have not had Italian...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 24 August 2012

This restaurant was well recommended so we had high hopes. First, they only carry one beer, Yuengling. Second, the wine list is mediocre and way overpriced. One item that is outstanding is their salads, yummy. Their Fra Diablo pasta was so incredibly hot that it...More

Thank LuBabe
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We went to Cucina Vivaca last night and were blown away by the experience. The restaurant is a bit small, but not crowded; the ambiance is very relaxed and cozy. The service was spot-on and our waiter did a fine job. He did a fine...More

Thank Cullen M
Reviewed 11 October 2011

Although some folks rave about the food, I thought it was mediocre. My dish was cold and gooey, but my husband's was better. The front patio has nice seating.

Thank mistyake
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Normally I stay away from Italian restaurants for fear of yet another bowl of pasta drowned in marinara with a Parmesan overkill to top it off. I was so pleasantly surprised to find quite the opposite. Purely delectable food, with the perfect amount of flavors...More

Thank wavedream
Reviewed 27 June 2011

My husband and I enjoyed a meal at Cucina Vivace on a vacation to the area in May. I found this restaurant on a popular discount certificate site, and I must say, we were not disappointed. The interior is nicely done with pristine white tablecloths...More

Thank singingchefMichigan
Reviewed 10 June 2011

My husband and I have become regulars at this lovely restaurant over the past 6 months. We loved it right away because it has wonderful atmosphere and feels very cozy and romantic. The food has never disappointed. They have very good, handmade pasta, and we...More

Thank TripJunkie99
Reviewed 1 May 2011

I've eaten here three times. Each time there has been a lack of servers but fortunately each time I've been I wasn't in a hurry or during a peak time. But since all three times it's been just one waiter for the whole restaurant I...More

Thank NikR
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 23rd Street S, Arlington, VA
    (S Eads)
  • Public Transportation: Crystal City Metro
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-979-7676
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