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Cafe Vico Ristorante
Cafe Vico Ristorante

Cafe Vico Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafevicorestaurant.com
  • Email: cafevico@bellsouth.net
  • 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
  • "We always enjoy this restaurant and save it for our special ocassions!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere , great food , great service. Definitely my new favorite Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and service was very good. We found the entrees about 5-6 dollars more than they should be. The eggplant parm was 19.95. The fettuccine carbonara with chicken was excellent but again at 25.95 pricey. The portions sizes were average. We sat outside which looks out on the parking lot."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great restaurant-- food is excellent, flavorful with a nice variety. Service is perfect! Attentive and helpful but not hovering. Feels homey comfortable but special! We had a party of 9 and everyone loved their meal and the evening!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Do not be put off by this restaurant's location, tucked in the corner of a nondescript shopping center along with an IHOP and DMV office. Cafe Vico is fabulous!! They have won numerous awards-Zagat, among them - and rightly so. This is some of the best Italian food you will find, and I've had great Italian food ranging from my Italian grandmother's kitchen to the finest restaurants. The garlic and herb oil with the hot bread is great. The meatball appetizer is great and I am very fussy about meatballs. Do not miss the lasagna, which apparently has won "best lasagna in Broward County" for at least 10 years. It is loaded with meat, mild creamy cheeses, and an exquisite bechamel sauce. Certainly in the top 5 that I have ever had. Mangia"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I wanted a nice setting for lunch and conversation with a friend. Cafe Vico has a new patio area which is beautifully enclosed by greenery. The food is always delicious so trying the outdoor area was a no brainer. But it was still a bit under construction so there were a few nail meets hammer sounds occasionally in the new piano bar area. Still lunch was great and we'll go back as soon as the last touches are finished."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time, The food was wonderful, The service impecable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food is outstanding --have been there several times!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a reservation, however we waited 35 min. to be seated."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "it was my second visit to this restaurant and will definitely go again. both experiences were terrific"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Wonderful hot rolls served with tasty oil and garlic. Large portions prepared perfectly."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Have not been in the area for many years, but when we had a need to meet friends 1/2 way I remembered this gem. It was just as great as I remembered. We were welcomed as if we were family and our wait staff was wonderful and attentive. The food was superb. Many different items ordered -- all perfect, even for finicky eaters."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Try the zuppa de calamari, seafood ravioli is the best. Very personal treatment, attentive service and great food We come here often and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Living in New Jersey, I only get to Fort Lauderdale 1-2x/year to visit family. Dinner at Cafe Vico is always a highlight of the trip. Marco Vico and his staff make you feel like a "regular", with a warm greeting and prompt friendly service. The food is excellent (several specials in addition to the regular menu), the atmosphere is lively, and the night always ends with everyone happy. Check this place out!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food is always good - but the night we were there the service was off - no refillon water, no "how is everything" --the waiter was overwhelmed and could not service his tables..."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Just like to get away for an evening out, like a date night, good bar, good food and the owner is always pleased to see us. It is a must for an night out."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great atmosphere in here but don't go if you want high end Italian food, it's heavy going and loaded with garlic :("
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a great place to have a wonderful Italian experience. The owner is hallways there to greet u and make u feel special. Great value"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "we were there at 5:30 pm when they opened. was a little disappointed with the service. had to seek out our server on several occasions."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Located in a corner of a strip mall, you'd hardly notice this charming Italian bistro unless you were searching for it. AUTHENTIC regional Italian food prepared with care from scratch and served by courteous waiters. Weather permitting there is outdoor seating available, as well as a main restaurant area, a small adjunct for private parties, and a medium size banquet room that is often pressed into use on weekends during season for overflow dining. On 2 visits we enjoyed the amazing homemade pastas, savory slow roasted lamb shank and fresh fish. The wine list is modest but well thought out and the prices are competitive. On both visits the owner stopped by the table to make sure we were completely satisfied, and we were. A Must Go."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was our second time to Cafe Vico. Food was good and waiter was very attentive and accommodating."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "First time there. Had a great time, food is awesome. we will return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Quality Italain food. Owner is very welcoming. Very nice eating experience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Wonderful and authentic - don't be dissuaded by the location - excellent and authentic Italian food!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "waitstaff tend to congregate around the bar and socialize with each other, and do not watch what is happening with the guests some of the time. This really spoils the experience, as the food quality, taste and presentation is very good."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My wife and I had Valentines dinner here, so it was very crowded. However, they handled the service and food presentation very well. The food was excellent !! We also enjoyed the pianist/singer on the porch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I often heard about this restaurant, but never took the time to visit until last week. What a great neighborhood gem (I live in Poinsettia Heights nearby). Fabulous Italian, fish, chicken and the best broccoli rabe I've had in a long time. The wine list was terrific and atmosphere intimate even though there were families with children sitting nearby. The service is white glove, yet not intrusive or over powering. I highly recommend the restaurant for a special occasion or nice evening out."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Authentic Italian. Great intimate atmosphere, excellent food and service. Eggplant parm was delicious as was the fettuccini carbonara. Will definitely return and recommend."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined at Café Vico many times over the years and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately they have raised their prices so much that it is no longer the great deal it used to be. The quality of the food is still very good, but the portions have gotten smaller and the prices have increased to the point where there are many other fine restaurants in that price range in Fort Lauderdale. Also the service was not what it has been in the past"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I have been to Café Vico Ristorante on many occasions, sometimes family events or dining with friends, etc. The food has always been of the highest quality and the staff is very attentive and polite. I've never felt rushed. The owners take a lot of pride in their food and staff, and appreciate their customers."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Overpriced for the service, presentation and food quality."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I look forward to dining at Café Vico every time I am in Fort Lauderdale, dining there is one of the highlights of my trip. If you are looking for awesome authentic Italian food Café Vico is the place for you. I recommend the Veal Milanese, Tortellini and Carbonara you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "A friend told me about this restaurant, hidden in the corner of a shopping center on Federal Highway, near Sunrise Blvd. I didn't even know it was here but I will definitely come again. We were greeted at the door as though we were old friends but the greeting was genuine, not fake. Our waiter was well informed about the food and very helpful. The food was excellent! It's a bit pricey for every day but I will definitely come again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "My favorite Italian restaurant. Best Veal picatta I have eaten."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "My husband loved his Oso Bucco. I had seafood risotto which was also very tasty. The place is in a shopping mall and the décor is dated. B/W celebrity photos covered every inch of the walls. I am quite sure they never visited this place. The prices were quite high and my husband had to ask the price of the Oso which was $42. Everything was a la carte. Most of the restaurants in Fort Lauderdale were expensive. In comparison we visited friends in Delray Beach and went to an Italian restaurant where you really got a bang for your buck."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Always a pleasure. Tried the grilled double cut veal chop. Magnificent. Appetizers excellent. Fish choices very tasty. Decent wine."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Love the Zappa de calamari , seafood ravioli, Antinori by the glass! Attentive service and amazing pasta!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great place. I have been going here for years. Wonderful food, great service and the owner is always there to greet you. Just a great place for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Worst service we have experienced in Ft. Lauderdale in a LONG time. Server attempted to take app and food order when he asked for the drink order. No specials offered to us....although they were offered to others. Food was fair, but reminded me of Olive Garden, not some quaint italian restaurant they pretend to be. No desert tray offered. Server informed me gratuity would be included and I kindly informed it would not be. He stood there & argued a moment . Server told the guy who was working the front door, he shrugged his shoulders. Since we eat out on an average of 3-5 times a week, spend anywhere from 100-150$, and usually tip between 30-50%, I don't think this is where our business will be. We will stick with Cafe Martorano Thank You."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We have dined here several times before, all with the same success. This evening was special, inasmuch as we experienced the outside dining for the first time and it came after several days of unpleasant weather. The food was excellent, the choices were plentiful, and the service was right on target. No pointers as to what to improve."
    Dined on 1/9/2014