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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Cafe Vico Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (86)special occasion (71)romantic (70)fit for foodies (58)good for groups (48)notable wine list (45)vibrant bar scene (26)great for outdoor dining (18)great for lunch (11)late-night find (11)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Great evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    BlueCollarFoodCritic
    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
  • Simply the Best!
    IKnowFood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When you're fortunate enough to find this kind of freshness, combined with exquisite light sauces and flavors that fire your senses in truly homemade regional Italian dishes, all served with amazing wines, in the beautiful go casual or dress to the nines dining room, outdoor terrace, or brand new expansive piano bar, then you'll be one of the happiest diners in Fort Lauderdale. And you'll still be going back 5 years later too! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Italian Home
    RobertK
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Cafe Vico feels like you have walked into an Italian Home for dinner. The owner or wife almost always greets you at the door. The waiters are attentitive and have a nice demeanor. The menu has a good variety of dishes for one's mood of the evening. The food quality and presentation is high. I have always found a high degree of consistency, which brings repeated visits by myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great this time
    AverageCustomer
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very importantly the noise levels are greatly improved since the expansion, you can actually have a conversation over dinner. Previously the noise level was only tolerated because of the quality of the food. The service was very good, as usual. Unfortunately, the food while not terrible, was not on the same level as I had previously experienced on many prior dinners. My guest was a first timer and was polite, but clearly not overwhelmed. Possibly an uncharacteristic off night for the kitchen. I will try it again once more, as this is the first time I have had any issues with the food in the hope the quality of the food returns to it's previous level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    sunat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Authentic, authentic, authentic... great amazing fresh food tastes!!! had a great time, been there 4 times already and each time was a bliss.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New piano bar!
    Eastsider
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Cafe Vico is a neighborhood gem and has recently gone thru an expansion, which is great! The expansion is a new piano bar, was well thought out. We sat at the bar listening to the pianist while having dinner. Our food was delicious and service was attentive and friendly. I would recommend Cafe Vico for great Italian food and a great piano bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Solid Option for Italian Food
    IraBfromCSGVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Good food, ambiance and service. Nothing overly exceptional, but a decent place for quality Italian food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Friday Night Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fantastic food....great service....nice ambiance.....My Husband and I will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Pleases
    KarenN
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My husband loves the Lasagna Bolognese! We have been coming here regularly since we moved here in 2008 and it has only gotten better since the expansion. The menu is consistent with traditional favorites and the service amiable and efficient. We were there on a Wednesday night at 6:30 and was surprised how packed the place was on a weeknight in August. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Sher
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    2 for 1 lunch entrees. High quality food. Service could be improved. We had to ask for water refills. Server didn't check back after food was delivered to see if we were satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As always Café Vico was excellent! Food, Ambience, service, wine was all perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Rare Find
    Michigannative
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We found Cafe Vico on the Open Table list of restaurants in the Ft. Lauderdale area. We had no idea how wonderful the food and service would be. The wine list is full of vintages to treat most pallets. From the appetizer to the dessert all food was well prepared and delicious. It has been a long time since I have had such great overall service. We will dine here again when we come to the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful restaurant
    Service
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant is great but the service is not in keeping with prices. Took forever to get bread and water. Bread brought without butter or oil. Took forever to get someone's attention and even more time to finally get it the butter and oil. Requested shrimp parm. which was not on menu. Had to ask waiter twice if the request was granted. Entre took a long time to get to table. Suspect it was sitting there ready to be brought out. Spaghetti and shrimp mushy by time I got it. Hope unusual experience. Always liked everything before. Did not recognize busboy and waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Chris3412VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Passes by Cafe Vico for years and never noticed it! Friends took us there and it was delicious! Service was great, friendly and efficient. Mains are large and can be shares. Deserts were delicious. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Neighborhood Italian
    SoFrustrated
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Nothing but perfection! Cafe Vico offers quality Italian food at reasonable prices. The food was hot, the drinks were cold!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    BeachbumVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    From the moment you walked into the restaurant until the time you left everything was perfect! The service, the food, everything. The staff was very friendly and made you feel special. Each entrees was fantastic, recommendations the best- veal, chicken, seafood! High on our priority list and of course we will return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    Shorty2024
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our first time at the restaurant and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was good, the staff great and the music ambiance was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A number one choice in Lauderdale
    Jb11
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Café Vico was recently enlarged...and now it is better then before. Reservations are honored on time, food is outstanding, and the ambience of a great Italian restaurant are evident all over. It is a great neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • carmil
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food was good tho' a bit pricey & portions were a bit small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great time!
    Howie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just great food
    Loveslobster
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    LeeLuLet
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A pleasant surprise
    Bert
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    Laketown
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    peachpit
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Stuffed artichoke app. would make an amazing dinner!!!; best I've ever had ,next to my grandmothers of course
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This restaurant is always excellent ! I have recommended it to many of my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ft lauderdale's own gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    best place by far, i have never, ever been disappointed with this place, service and food always consistent thank you, guys
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Vico Dinner Review
    ElGuapo305
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent as always
    mag3434
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.