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Cafe Vico Ristorante
Cafe Vico Ristorante

Cafe Vico Ristorante Details

  • 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 (954) 565-9681
  • 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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was good tho' a bit pricey & portions were a bit small."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is an awesome restaurant! Some of the best Italian food around. The service is very good and our waiter suggested a wine that we really liked."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "So reliable for good food, but with expansion the prices have gone up. Quality of food is excellent....go early before the restaurant fills up because it gets extremely noisy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Been going to Vico since they were a one store front mom & pop operation. Food is consistently good. Prices are a bit high and portions are not sharable. Keep an eye out for Groupon and Living Social deals."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My wife and I took advantage of a Living Social offer to visit Cafe Vico. We are glad we did. Tucked into a typical shopping plaza on US1, you'll have no idea what lies in store once you pass through Cafe Vico's doors. The service is top notch; the ambiance, warm and inviting, and the menu simple, but elegant. And be prepared for a friendly and sincere table side greeting from Cafe Vico's owner. We will return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Cafe Vico never disappoints. The food is always great, service is fantastic as well. Great date spot, or special occasion, or just when you want some great Italian. The new bar looks very nice, and will be open soon."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Stuffed artichoke app. would make an amazing dinner!!!; best I've ever had ,next to my grandmothers of course"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in, they made us feel comfortable and welcome. The owner walked over to the table within five minutes.... To welcome us. The food was excellent hot prepared just the way we like it. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was a pleasure"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is always excellent ! I have recommended it to many of my friends."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "best place by far, i have never, ever been disappointed with this place, service and food always consistent thank you, guys"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food experience. The staff is attentive and service was great. You can tell the chef knows how to make authentic Italian food. It is in a strip mall though, so I wouldn't go here if you think it's going to be a trendy date spot. Great place for foodies, family dinners etc."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I come here for several special occasions during the year including bringing the family for Christmas Eve. We were just there celebrating our anniversary this past weekend. Although Cafe Vico is great for special occasions, it is also a wonderful place for just any ol' day of the week for some great food, amazing service, beautiful atmosphere and the personal feeling of being welcome... in other words, not just another patron. It helps that the prices are reasonable. The food is always fresh and absolutely delicious - not to mention the presentations are exceptional as well. My hubby is an Executive Chef so I hope this is taken with the highest compliments to your chefs there! We'll be back this Sunday with some friends!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "YUMMY...this was a great find. I would have given it 4 1/2 stars if I could have. I love good Italian food and being from North Jersey this stood right up there next to some of my favorite spots. I had the steamed clams bianco, absolutely delicious. The clams were tender and the broth wonderful for soaking bread in. I also had the veal parm. I am a total veal parm snob. I was hesitant about ordering it because I am so picky about it. I was so glad I did. It was just tender and wonderful. My other table guests loved everything they had. Definately worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service is top notch as expected. What was not expected was a special appetizer that had one acceptable and one totally uneatable scallop. Mentioned it to our waiter and nothing was done about it. Both entrees were very good, chicken marsala and the lasagna. The lasagna was top notch one of if not the best in town. The chicken was very good with mushrooms that were only sliced in half allowing them to retain form and texture unlike the ones that are sliced multiple times and cooked to mush. A big HOWEVER were the chicken sides of broccoli and a dollop of sweet potatoes served barely warm. Both turned the meal from a rating perspective to just another location. With the appetizer special that made for 3 strikes, your out!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!! THANK YOU MARCO VICO FOR THE BEST ITALIAN IN SOUTH FLORIDA!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We have been going to CV for years and never disappoints. Food is always very good and the service is strong. Not in the greatest location nor the most romantic but a great spot for any meal."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Being unfamiliar with restaurants in the Ft Lauderdale area, I took a chance that this would be a great place to celebrate an anniversary dinner since my wife is a very "picky" eater based on other reviews I'd read on Open Table. I DID GOOD! And so did Cafe Vico! We were greeted at the door by the owner, as many reviewers had said would happen. Our meal was outstanding, and my wife said it was the best Penne a la Vodka she has ever had. She took home what she couldn't finish, and for her to take home pasta is unusual! My Veal Marsala was also one of the best I've had in a long time. There wasn't even any gravy left on my plate, as I used my bread to wipe the plate clean. Highly recommend Cafe Vico for some real, authentic Italian food."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great environment and food for a special family dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have been dining here since it was a small restaurant. They continue to expand, but somehow their prices do too. The house salad is good, but $10. The veal piccata is good, but $28. Specials have always been very overpriced. The service is wonderful, and the atmosphere is really nice, but order wisely. The bill adds up very quickly."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Cafe Vico is a must! We are never disappointed with food or service. Marco is a gracious owner and is always very warm and welcoming. It is one of the best Italian restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. Don't let the strip mall location fool you. The interior is authentic, warm, comfortable and beautiful. The new expansion (not open yet) will be a huge hit."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Cafe Vico is one of my favorite dinner spots. Very consistent. Excellent servers & delicious food. The decor gives an old European feel. Very nice. We will be back again soon."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Marco,the owner,is such a great host. He welcomes you into his restaurant with a warm friendly smile. The food is always excellent and consistent. The servers are well trained and attentitive. It all makes for a great experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've eaten here many times and have never had a bad meal! The staff is always friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Best Italian Food & Service anywhere !! Pleasant Atmosphere, best pasta, best sauce. Best Meatballs !! My new favorite spot for dinner."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I went with my family which included a 9 month old and they were most co-operative with the family. Also, not to be forgotten, the food was the best Italian in Ft. Lauderdale. Great food, great service, and lovely atmosphere. What more could you ask for when your out dining with your family. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have been coming here for 15 years and are delighted to see the stunning new addition. Cafe Vico never disappoints."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had calamari, mussels and meatball appetizers. Calamari were a little tough, other apps great. Was 730 sat night and busy, but service was terrible. Waited 15 min for drink order. Waiter was very nice just think they needed more staff. Food very good but expensive for portion size. Pleasant meal but special occasion only."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were there on 5-31-14 for my daughter's graduation dinner and in typical Vico fashion the food and friendly service didn't disappoint. Plus they've expanded and the place is just gorgeous. Best Lasagna and Marsala wine sauce in South Fla. If you want to celebrate a special occasion or just in the mood for great Italian cuisine, look no further than Cafe Vico. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent, homemade pastas and made to order Italian food. Warm, friendly greeting at the door followed by attentive, caring service. Good choice for any dining occasion. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Marco and his staff treat everyone like family. The ambience is great but the food is even better. We are eagerly awaiting the piano bar opening. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We were visiting Ft Lauderdale from Boston and found this restaurant on Open Table. We were not disappointed at all. My wife asked for her meal to be prepared a certain way, and it was done so without hesitation. My bolognase was absolutely delicious. We do not get to Ft Lauderdale often, but when we do, rest assured that Cafe Vico will be the first restaurant on our list that we will dine at. We went to its pricey neighbor restaurant 1 block up the street the next night, and both my wife and I agreed that Cafe Vico had it beat hands down. A great treat to find this restaurant. We both still rave about the food and tell people how truly wonderful it is. Compliments to the owner, chef and staff."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Cafe Vico was been a very established restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. They are expanding and adding a very impressive bar area with great ambience. I cannot wait to try it again and again!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent food and service as is always the case here."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This was our third visit to this restaurant. The food and service was excellent. It was a Friday night and the noise level was very high. This was true in all the rooms. The owner welcomes all patrons and it is a very nice touch."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience - the ambiance was great, the service impeccable and the food superb. This is definitely the right place to go for a special occasion or to impress friends who may be visiting."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "this is a wonderful restaurant the owner always makes a point of greeting his customers food and service are very good nice room tables spaced well good place for a special dinner or occasion"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I ordered the lasagna and the steamed mussels as an appetizer. The spicy tomato sauce of the appetizer was amazing. The lasagna was outstanding. I can say that this lasagna was hands down the best we have ever had."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We dine at Cafe Vico whenever we visit our son in Ft. Lauderdale. It's our favorite. Always excellent food, service, and ambiance. There is a pride that you feel as soon as you walk in the door!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Consistently exceptional for menu selection, food quality, service and wine selection"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This is the first time we have been disappointed with the restaurant. We have always enjoyed the food and service at Café Vico. This time, the food was just fair and our waiter was the worst. The bartenders were friendly and gave good service."
    Dined on 5/3/2014