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Tucson Restaurant Tournament: (8) Vivace vs. (9) Illegal Pete's

Will the new kid on the University block take down a Foothills staple?

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Jason Bartel

In a first round matchup in the Rincons Region, eight-seed Vivace will take on nine-seed Illegal Pete's.

Be sure to vote in the poll at the bottom. You can also vote by tweeting the restaurant name with the hashtag #TRT.

Tale of the Tape

(8) Vivace

Vivace Jason Bartel

Neighborhood: Catalina Foothills


Cuisine: Italian

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Entertaining Yelp review:  "I'll never forget... when my son was an underweight baby/toddler who would not eat anything, I brought him with me to Vivace and special ordered a kid friendly meal. I sat there in amazement as he gobbled up the plate of homemade pasta and Alfredo sauce. So I promptly rushed off to the grocery store and bought pasta and a jar of Alfredo sauce, but the kid wouldn't touch the stuff!"

(9) Illegal Pete's

Illegal Pete's Jason Bartel

Neighborhood: University/Main Gate Square


Cuisine: Mexican

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Entertaining Yelp review: "This place is the drunk college kid's dream. It's almost like a classy Taco Bell after a night of drinking."