Cafe Vico Ristorante
Cafe Vico Ristorante

Cafe Vico Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafevicorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9545659681
  • 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
129 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (90)romantic (69)special occasion (68)fit for foodies (63)good for groups (53)notable wine list (46)vibrant bar scene (38)hot spot (21)great for outdoor dining (18)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • Best Italian restaurant
    Passionate4foodVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is a wonderful dining spot my new favorite restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Renovation
    Local
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The remodel is a big improvement over the previous awkward walk through arrangement. Food still good if a little pricey. The live music in the new bar area is way too loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my faves!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The lasagna is to die for! Hometown gem where everything tastes fresh and authentic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Outstanding neighborhood restaurant that consistently serves an excellent meal. The new bar area and entertainment has taken the restaurant to a new level. perfect for a full course meal or if you just wantto sit at the bar and listen to good music
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Vico = Perfection
    MJR33065
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was just beautiful. The food was amazing and the staff takes care of every detail..
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MexicanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Having dining their for years, it was very disappointing. Sine their renovation I think they are suffering from growing pains. Will try it agin in high season.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the Same :(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was great! Food for good, not great. Atmosphere was way too crowded and noisy! With all the expansion they've done, they seem to have lost the desire to keep the atmosphere intimate and cozy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Started out with bad service
    pomp
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    But the food was very good and they tried to make up for the poor service in the beginning with good service later. We had to wait 20 minutes for our table (late on a Thursday night and we could see a few open tables in the dinning room), then it took another 20 miniutes to get a drink. So our first drink was 40 minutes after the time of our reservation, then first food at 9 (one hour after reservation). There were plenty of open tables when we were eating, they were not too busy by that time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian
    FrankinHKVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food and service here was very good. Friendly, efficient service. I will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite places to eat in FL
    Fish80
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great place to eat/ service and food is always good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Long time customer :-(
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Remodeling is beautiful. New prices, too high...you're not D'angelos. $49.50 for veal chop Milanese ? $28 for veal parm? $37 for yellow tail snapper filet special? $25 wine corkage, and all I got was small red wine glasses. Love this place, hate the new higher prices. Marco's hospitality is second to none.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MavenVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Cafe Vico is always an excellent choice, nice menu excellent specials, pasta is delicious. The new renovations make the place trendy and upscale, lost some of its old dated look.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening out
    Liscodoj
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Splendid food and unrushed service made for a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Job
    Sck3297
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My girlfriend and I had an excellent experience dining here. The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all 5/5. We will be coming back soon and will recommend to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bigger not Better Yet
    profjoeVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Mario has expanded Cafe Vico. Now with a large piano bar, live piano or other music and a new entrance. The service was very attentive. Traditional Italian fare is still very good and carefully watched over by Mario himself. Wine list is one of the better ones for Italian wines.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and Overrated
    BlueCollarFoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went to this restaurant after reading very favorable reviews. I found that the fine dining prices did not reflect the quality of the food or the service. Imaging paying $37 for a locally sourced yellowtail snapper filet, and when the server arrives at a table for two, has to ask who ordered the fish and who ordered the chicken. Café Vico includes potato and vegetable with all entrees. This amounts to a spoonful of sweet potato, two tiny broccoli florets, and a small separate dish of penne pasta with tasteless marinara sauce. The chicken marsala came pounded so thin (about 1/4" thick) that it lacked tenderness. It was accompanied with a properly prepared marsala sauce. Don't bother with the Caesar salad with its store bought dressing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The service and food are excellent. Markos make you feel like family!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MavenVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Cafe Vico is a delight. Everyone we take to this restaurant walks away happy and satisfied. The food is consistantly good and the new renovations are lovely. it is a neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so great this time
    EnzotheBaker
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    First visit since remodel. Have dined here at least 20 times, this was the first one classified as a "miss". New bar is lovely. Seating area for dinner (in the back)was much too dark, couldn't read the menu without using light from our phones. Bread and garlic oil delicious as always, same for the carpaccio and special sausage app. The lobster special had excellent homemade pasta, the lobster was overcooked, dry and not edible. The lasagna was tasty. The desserts were the big letdown. The creme brûlée and apple tart both looked and tasted old and were nowhere near the previous standards. Server had to be asked to tell us the specials and forgot our coffees with dessert. Overall a 5-6 out of 10 for a place that usually hits a solid 9.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 17 Years of Excellence
    hatetocook
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    17 years of excellence. One of the first restaurants we ever went to when moving here and we have witnessed the wonderful growth of the business. Always a fine dining experience which we recommend to friends and newcomers all the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Better From The Inside
    bruce4guns
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    When you look at it from the outside you are doubtful. When you get inside you feel like you have come home. When you get your food you then you realize you really want to come back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was always an excellent restaurant food and service, but now with the renovation the place is amazing I would recommend it highly to anyone
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed14
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was wonderful but the food was forgettable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate