The miraculous slice of Italian dining called Vivace has been on just about every "Best of" list since the world began. So it's hardly surprising that it tops the list again—this time as our foothills' best. Chef Daniel Scordato opened Vivace in Tucson's lowly valley in the Crossroads strip mall at Swan and Grant, moved to a tonier St. Phillips Plaza location on Campbell and now he's lifting us closer to heaven. Mange!
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