Tavolino or Vivace in Tuscon
Ok so I will say that I am a fan of Tavolino. So that doesn't help you much. I agree with lawyerbriefs in that Vivace is a bit splashier. But that is probably why I like Tavolino better. The food is a little more rustic. The rack of lamb is simply done with some rosemary salt and pepper. I am a big fan of rustic food. Massimo's, the chef/owner, food just seems more authentic to me. Vivace is more upscale I guess. The food is a little more dressed up, it has some rusticness to it, but it is kicked up a bit. This in not to say that it is not good. I have never had a bad meal at either place. So I guess it is more of what you like: simple or a little flashy.