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EVENTS


One of Charlotte’s most unique and distinguished restaurants, Vivace offers a selection of private event spaces to suit nearly every affair.
From small and intimate dinners at our Chef’s Table to Rehearsal Dinners in our private upstairs dining room­­— complete with its own terrace overlooking the Charlotte skyline, Vivace offers great food & exceptional service in an unforgettable venue!

Private Events Manager
David Duffey | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | 704.370.7755
General Manager
Joshua Grogan | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | 704.370.7755

The Spaces

Mezzanine Dining | 60-100 guests
Located on the 2nd floor, the Mezzanine is 100% private, and features its own bar and terrace overlooking the Charlotte skyline.
Plated dinners for up to 60 people or standing cocktail parties for 100.
Complete with TVs and sound dampening curtain for presentations.

Cocktail Lounge | 8-50 guests
A semi-private lounge perfect for celebrations and after-work affairs, our cocktail lounge can accommodate parties as large as 50, or as few as 8, and everything in between!

The Chef’s Table | up to 12 guests
An intimate private space ideal for business or special occasion dinners for as many as 12. Vivace’s open kitchen allows your guests to watch as their dinner is prepared, while maintaining the privacy of a small dining space.

The Harvest Table | up to 22 guests
Situated in the middle of our beautiful, lively dining room, our largest single table accommodates family style seating for up to 22 guests. Order from a set menu, our a la carte menu, or eat family style; the Italian way.

Outdoor Dining | up to 75 guests
OPTIONS: SIDE LOUNGE (UP TO 50) | UPSTAIRS BALCONY (30) | TABLE 110 (16)
A fantastic view of the city skyline. Voted "Best Patio Dining in Charlotte" via Charlotte Magazine readers for the past 5 years. We offer full service dining for our outdoor terrace & lounge area as well as for seated dining.

THE RESTAURANT | up to 250 guests
Vivace is available for buyout events.
Host your special large occasion in one of Charlotte’s most unique settings!

The Details

Our private event spaces are reserved through contracts which contain an agreement on our Food & Beverage spending minimums. We base these reasonable minimums on the time of day of the week and the season. Our Private Events Manager will gladly let you know the minimum spending amount for each space for your requested date.
- Minimums do NOT include tax and a standard  service charge of 20%
- Special requests that require use of an outside vendor is also not included.
- A deposit may be required for larger events.

 


 

MENUS

Buffet-style Catering | Buffet-style catering for on and off-site events. Priced per guest, with a minimum of 8 guests.

PIATTO PRINCIPALE

Salads

house
cherry tomato, shaved fennel, cucumber, red onion, lemon thyme vinaigrette

arugula
roast tomato, house made mozzarella, red onion, lemon thyme vinaigrette

caesar
romaine, house made garlic croutons, parmesan, house caesar dressing

House Made Pastas | $6, choice of pasta & sauce

Pasta

pappardelle
spaghetti
fusilli
penne
gluten free linguini
4 cheese ravioli | +$1

Sauce

parmesan cream
rustic tomato
garlic white wine
bolognese
madeira & mushroom

Add On

seasonal vegetables | $3
vivace meatballs | $4
rosemary grilled chicken | $5
braised short rib | $4
grilled shrimp | $6
seared sea scallops | $8

Entratas

*grilled beef tenderloin | $10
*grilled pork tenderloin | $7
grilled airline chicken | $8
*grilled salmon | $7
seared sea scallops | $12
whole roast pig | $4
20 lb. minimum, feeds 40
requires 2 week notice to order

Sauce | limit one per entrata, additional $1

horseradish crema
whole grain mostarda
tomato hollandaise
red wine demiglaze
lemon garlic butter
pumpkin seed pesto
golden raisin agrodolce

Contorni | choose as many as you’d like

mushroom & pea risotto | $4
parmesan polenta | $2
tuscan rosemary potatoes | $2
whipped potatoes | $3
roast brussels sprouts
& cauliflower | $3
seasonal vegetables | $3
garlic sea salt rolls | $2

*Beef and Salmon grilled medium-rare/medium. Pork grilled to medium.


 


 

Banquet Style Appetizers

Allows your guests to eat at their own pace. We offer an assortment of appetizers, entrées and desserts displayed in a style that matches your event. Items available in private dining room & cocktail lounge only.
Items require pre-ordering in a set amount. Priced per dozen unless otherwise noted.

Giardino e Dispensa

Crudite Platter  | $3 per guest
seasonal vegetables, crostini, Tuscan white bean dip

Mediterranean Plate  |  $4 per guest
marinated artichokes, eggplant, cippolini onions, olives, marcona almonds, red pepper hummus, crostini

Mushroom Bruschetta  |  $24
roast medley of forest mushrooms, goat cheese, arugula

Caprese Skewers  |  $18
house made mozzarella, cherry tomato, basil, balsamic drizzle

Fig & Mascarpone Bruschetta  |  $18
spiced pecans, honey drizzle

Wild Mushroom Arancini  |  $24
mozzarella, spicy tomato aioli

Mare e Torrente

Mini Crab Cakes** | $42
spicy tomato aioli

Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops** | $42
vincotto glaze

Shrimp Cocktail** | $30
house cocktail sauce

Grilled Shrimp Skewers  |  $42
rosemary oil marinade, balsamic drizzle

Agricola e Forestale

Vivace Meatballs | $24
house tomato sauce

Meat & Cheese | $5 per guest
artisanal cheeses & cured meats, fig jam, local honey, crostini

Grilled Chicken Skewers | $24
pesto marinade, balsamic drizzle

Melon & Prosciutto Skewers  | $42
balsamic drizzle

Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta | $48
grilled red onion, gorgonzola horseradish crema

Duck Confit Bruschetta | $42
mascarpone crema, grilled red onion, vincotto drizzle

Dolce

Zeppoli | $18

Mini Cannoli | $18 per 24

House Ginger Snap Cookies| $18

Assorted Dessert Tray | $24 per 8-10 guests

 

**Items require a 2 dozen minimum. Gluten-free substitution for crostini or bruschetta available for $2/dozen upcharge.



 

PRIX FIXE DINING

BRUNCH STANDARD

$25 per guest  |  2 Courses
Includes Mimosa & Bloody Mary Bar

antipasti | (choose 3 of the following to offer for your luncheon)

Strawberry Parfait
Steamed PEI Mussels
Brussels Sprouts
Braised Meatballs
Caprese Salad
Caesar Salad
Arugula Salad
House Salad

secondi | (choose 4 of the following to offer for your luncheon)

Mushroom Frittata
Saltimbocca Burger
Chicken & Biscuit
Crispy Chicken Sandwich Shrimp & Polenta
Benedicto Vivace
Pappardelle alla Bolognese
Spaghetti & Meatballs

dolce

choice of tiramisu or cheesecake

 


 

LUNCH MENUS

LUNCH | STANDARD

$18 per guest  |  2 Courses

insalata

choice of Caesar Salad, House Salad or Caprese Bruschetta

secondi | (choose 4 of the following to offer for your luncheon)

Steamed PEI Mussels | roasted tomatoes, shallots, garlic, brown butter, thyme
Chicken Panini  | marinated grilled chicken, lemon artichoke ricotta, arugula
Saltimbocca Burger* | sage, fontina, prosciutto, fried egg, brioche bun
Margherita Pizza | fresh mozzarella, basil, roasted tomatoes
Arugula Salad | fresh mozzarella, red onion, roasted tomatoes, lemon vinaigrette
+ grilled chicken or grilled shrimp
Pappardelle alla Bolognese | goat cheese crema
Four Cheese Ravioli | wilted spinach, roasted garlic crema, tomato sauce

dolce

choice of tiramisu or cheesecake

LUNCH | OCCASION

$22 per guest  |  2 Courses

insalata

choice of Caesar Salad, House Salad or Caprese Bruschetta

secondi | (choose 4 of the following to offer for your luncheon)

Steamed PEI Mussels | roasted tomatoes, shallots, garlic, brown butter, thyme
Chicken Panini  | marinated grilled chicken, lemon artichoke ricotta, arugula
Saltimbocca Burger* | sage, fontina, prosciutto, fried egg, brioche bun
Margherita Pizza | fresh mozzarella, basil, roasted tomatoes
Arugula Salad | fresh mozzarella, red onion, roasted tomatoes, lemon vinaigrette
+ grilled chicken or grilled shrimp
Pappardelle alla Bolognese | goat cheese crema
Four Cheese Ravioli | wilted spinach, roasted garlic crema, tomato sauce
Grilled Bistro Filet*  | creamer potatoes, sauteed broccolini, vincotto
Grilled Chicken | parmesan gnocchi, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers
& tomatoes, olives, spinach, red wine butter
Grilled Salmon* | parmesan polenta, broccolini, tomato hollandaise
Saffron Risotto | seared scallop, shrimp, roasted tomatoes, crostini

dolce

choice of tiramisu or cheesecake

 


 

DINNER MENUS

dinner 1 | $35 per guest | 3 Courses

insalata

choice of Caesar or House Salad

secondi | (choose 3 of the following to offer for your dinner)

Wild Mushroom Risotto  | vegetarian & gluten free
Seasonal Vegetable Pasta (gluten free pasta available)
Pappardelle alla Bolognese  | goat cheese crema
Grilled Chicken | parmesan gnocchi, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers & tomatoes,
olives, spinach, red wine butter, fresh herbs
Grilled Salmon  | butternut squash purée, farro, kale,
roasted cauliflower, pumpkin seed pesto

dolce

choice of tiramisu or cheesecake

 

dinner 2 | $45 per guest | 3 Courses

insalata

choice of Caesar or House Salad

secondi | (choose 3 of the following to offer for your dinner)

Wild Mushroom Risotto  | vegetarian & gluten free
Seasonal Vegetable Pasta (gluten free pasta available)
Pappardelle alla Bolognese | goat cheese crema
Grilled Chicken  | parmesan gnocchi, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers & tomatoes,
olives, spinach, red wine butter, fresh herbs
Grilled Salmon  | butternut squash purée, farro, kale,
roasted cauliflower, pumpkin seed pesto
Bistro Steak*  | creamer potatoes & sauteed baby spinach
Veal Saltimbocca  | fresh mozzarella ravioli, wild mushrooms, brown butter
Seared Scallops  | seared sea scallops, shrimp, saffron risotto, roasted tomatoes,
green peas, crostini
Beelers Grilled Pork Shank | parmesan polenta, smoked saffron bechamel,
vincotto, crispy skin

dolce

choice of tiramisu or cheesecake

 

dinner 3 | $55 per guest | “Cena Tradizionale” 4 Courses

insalata

choice of Caesar, House, Caprese or Roast Beet Salad

primi | (choose 1 of the following to offer for your dinner)

Four Cheese Ravioli
Spaghetti & Meatball
Gnocchi

secondi | (choose 3 of the following to offer for your dinner)

Wild Mushroom Risotto | vegetarian & gluten free
Pappardelle alla Bolognese | goat cheese crema
Seasonal Vegetable Pasta (gluten free pasta available)
Grilled Chicken  |  parmesan gnocchi, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers & tomatoes,
olives, spinach, red wine butter, fresh herbs
Grilled Salmon | butternut squash purée, farro, kale, roasted cauliflower,
pumpkin seed pesto
Veal Saltimbocca | fresh mozzarella ravioli, wild mushrooms, brown butter
Seared Scallops | seared sea scallops, shrimp, saffron risotto, roasted tomatoes,
green peas, crostini
beelers grilled pork shank | parmesan polenta, smoked saffron bechamel,
vincotto, crispy skin
6 oz. Grilled Angus Filet | velvet potato puree, grilled asparagus,
truffle mushroom sauce

dolce

choice of tiramisu or cheesecake