Cafe Vico Ristorante
Cafe Vico Ristorante

Cafe Vico Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafevicorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (954) 565-9681
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Marco Vico
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room for 18 people and another private room for 32 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex 9545659681
  • Entertainment: Wine Dinner Movie is present once a month, check website for dates

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Half block north of Sunrise Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On site strip mall parking facilities
A word from Cafe Vico Ristorante
Homemade pastas, award winning Lasagna Bolognese, full bar service and private rooms available
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Cafe Vico Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (107)fit for foodies (86)special occasion (81)romantic (76)good for groups (64)notable wine list (58)vibrant bar scene (55)hot spot (25)great for outdoor dining (21)late-night find (16)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I took some friends from the UK to enjoy a very special dinner. The service and food were excellent. The ambiance was conducive to having a normal conversation. I would recommend to all who wish to have great food and a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS
    Friends
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Every special occasion we go to Café Vico and have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic no matter what we order. For us it is a bit more than moderate pricing so we normally go on special occasions and when out of town friends and business associates come to visit. We leave an hour away so it has to be extra special for us to keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • papertaker
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Outstanding dining experience, our waiter was attentive, ambiance was very conducive to one of the best fine dining experience we have ever had. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the more romantic restaurants in the area
    mikepVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Would dine here again and can't say that about most restaurants. Tons of garlic, like you'd expect. The desserts were good and very well plated but flavor was a bit weak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 9999VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    THE NEW BAR AREA IS BEAUTIFUL. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT, AS ALWAYS. THE SERVER, JACKSON WAS VERY ATTENTIVE.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good.
    MB18
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Good food but a bit pricey....Portions could be a little bigger for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poorly trained staff. lanuage issues.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Asked for a gin and tonic with lime. Served a gin martini with a side glass of tonic. Really? Staff seemed afraid to have conversation with guest afraid to clear used items from table. Definite lanuage issue with servers lacking english. Seemed to be a popular place but tough for us to return at the prices charged in fear of another poor service experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place...too much garlic
    LA412
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great atmosphere, very clean, excellent staff BUT way too much garlic starting with the dipping oil and continuing to the entees. Will definitely go back and try other dishes with less garlic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining experience
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Overall a good dining experience at Café Vico. Excellent service, well prepared food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious meal
    homeisbestVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We went here with a Living Social Deal for a late lunch and felt we made quite a find. Despite a strip mall location, the ambiance inside was very pleasing as was the service. It was nice to have soft music that was appropriate to the location. The wine was excellent and reasonable. We shared a wonderful meatball, mushroom appetizer. My wife felt the lasagna Bolognese might have been the best lasagna she ever had. I "settled" for veal Parmesan as there was not anything that seemed "exciting" to me on the menu and felt I had a very nice meal. The desserts were tempting but we were full. We will need to return at dinner to try out the full menu. As it is quite a drive for us, we will save that outing for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School
    Visitor
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Very attentive staff and management. Food was well prepared, plentiful and tasty. Everyone enjoyed their dishes. The bar area was pretty noisy making conversation challenging at times. Old school interior, lots if interesting old photos on the walls, if you like that style.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I visited on a Saturday evening. Personally met by the owner and taken to our table. Shared an excellent bottle of wine over dinner. Flavorful food. Beautiful ambiance. Need more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even more special with its new look.
    VIP2VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    New look is really great and our dinners just the other night were excellent. Both in the mood for veal we ordered our favorites and were not disappointed. Veal Piccata and Veal Parma-superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find
    REBroker
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This place has been here for years but we've never been. Too bad... we'll be back often. A group of 7 of us, including a 4 year old and an infant, were celebrating my wife's birthday. The staff was attentive. The food was excellent, and the wine list was very diverse. There's nothing bad I can say about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    BallfordVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I had my birthday dinner here this past Saturday and Marco and his staff were outstanding, we have been coming here since they first opened and have never been disappointed. The service and food is as good as anywhere in south Florida. We were seated in there new wine room and it provided the most perfect setting for our group. The new renovations make it truly special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    Jb11VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Food is excellent as well as wine choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • harper
    harper
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    everything good except noise. couldn't hear my 2 guests!! we were celebrating my birthday and has to raise our voices to be heard. some people may enjoy that level of noise, maybe we're just too old!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    NaplesNanaVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    What a lucky find. Visiting from Naples and looking for a good Italian restaurant but did not know the Ft. Lauderdale area. The food was wonderful, service attentive, a great wine list. Lasagna is the best ever and the veal parm cooked to perfection. We cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jav24
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Loved the food, service and very nice ambience. Will recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful renovation
    jfs226VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Anyone who has dinned at Café Vico, in the past, will be WOWED by the beautiful bar and Piano Lounge. Happy Hour is available daily till 7, with a piano accompanist beginning around 6:45-7, till close. The main dinning room has been reconfigured, looking more inviting than ever. The menu is still one of my favorites, prices extremely fair. I was in the mood for Pasta, so I choose the Papaiodelli with broccoli and sausage, and my husband loves any and all their meat preparations. Tonight he choose the double cut pork chop in a finger licking mushroom sauce. Carbs or not he HAD to have VICO'S ricotta cheese cake. Big smile on his face after eating every single crumb. Will be back in a couple of week, before Thanksgiving, can't wait!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Owner makes Cafe Vico special
    CANES1
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Owner was very friendly and visible in the Dining room...stopping to talk to every table. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice !
    Norman
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My wife and I had dinner for the first time since the upgrade of the bar and it a home run ! Music at the bar, a great bartender, an owner who pays attentions to detail and the food was outstanding. This is a "must try " restaurant when you are in the Fort Lauderdale area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CBCFlVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    It was good but not the best itslisn,may fish was very good but the pasta sauce was to spicy for marinara the shrimp scampi was good waiters need to be more service oriented oh the cs lois however are fresh , would need to try the homemade pasta which is their so specialty I guess
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food lover
    foodlover
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was exception as was the ambiance but the noise level was off-putting. The noise from the bar was overwhelming at our table so the next time I go, I would ask for a table as far away from the bar as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow...a real gem :)
    foodlover12
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Lived here 20+ yrs... never knew about Cafe Vico until this wknd. Now it's our #1 Italian place in SFla and we've eaten at quite a few of the top names. We're already planning to return for happy hour or dinner in the next few weeks. This is another one of those gems, like Timpanos, that has a romantic, retro atmosphere we both adore and can't find very often. Pianist and lounge was a pleasure: we sat in the dining area, but could hear the music. The carpaccio was seasoned perfectly. Our entrees were terrific - black pasta and spicy sauce for me and my husband's favorite: Veal Piazzola. It wasn't on menu but they gladly made it. The house Chianti was quite tasty and reasonably priced. The espresso was even great: usually weak elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CoastalGirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent and knowledgeable wait staff. Food was excellent - compliments to the Chef !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner celebration
    localdiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Called to ask about special birthday desert and staff said they could bring tiramisu with candle. He was confirmed my reservation and request. . But on night of dinner, nothing happened. Disappointed. However meal good. And overall nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    from appetizer to coffee and dessert, it's always consistenly good food. New piano bar that opened is gorgeous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was very good and the service was also good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Second time I've been there and it was fantastic! Food is excellent, service is amazing and the ambiance is wonderful. My new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is the place for authentic italian food - like your momma used to make! I will be dreaming about this food for weeks.... trying to figure out a future trip to Ft Lauderdale just to eat here again. Everything from the melt in your mouth burrata appetizer to the bechamel lasagna......I am so glad a local told me to dine at Cafe Vico.... an experience to remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jerry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    as always, a fantastic and romantic dining experience !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Group
    GerryW
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Everyone that works there says hello and willing to serve. The owner is always super nice when greeting you at the door
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A whole new experience
    reviews
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food is and has always been over the top. They just added a piano bar in a totally separate room I was anticipating a piano with seats. However, they added a full sized bar Great move.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tracy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    You can always count on great food, great service and a fun filled environment. The new remodel looks amazing. A true neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AliCatFLVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My flounder rollatini with salmon, shrimp & asparagus and my husbands veal shank were both exquisite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Vico never disappoints!
    Katy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I have been eating at Cafe Vico since it was a tiny, cozy one room restaurant. In response to its popularity, Marco (the always charming proprietor) has expanded, yet he has maintained this local hot spot's charm and exceptional menu and service. Whether you are looking to dine at a romantic spot, spend time with close friends, have a family gathering, or plan a business dinner for a large group, Cafe Vico will never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    jfs226VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I must hand it to the team at Café Vice, what a place. The food is always on the mark, service too. I love my linguini in white clams sauce while my husband is delighted with all their veal dishes. Try the café, you will NEVER be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Italian
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I never would have chosen this restaurant given that is in a strip mall and kind of out of the way - actually I probably wouldn't have ever even noticed it but I had a Living Social voucher and went there and was so glad I did. We ate outside and it was very quiet since it was a warm night and everyone else was inside. I'm not sure how the noise level was inside. The food was very excellent - just everything about it was great!!! Definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Edinamission2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A typical Italian cantina with excellent food. Friendly and attentions waiters, and the welcome of the chef and owner at your table make this place a must. A little noisy at times, but Italian restaurants are noisy anyway, aren't they?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.