Great Italian in Fort Lauderdale
This is an extraordinary restaurant. Great food, great service - a wonderful place to bring that someone special for a romantic dinner. My favorite place for Italian food in Fort Lauderdale!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is by far the best restaurant
This is by far the best restaurant in Ft Lauderdale, FL
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always have a wonderful time
Always have a wonderful time here. Great food, attentive staff, and always a personal greeting from the owner. The Zuppa de Calamari and the ravioli are the best!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
I found Cafe Vico Ristorante to be refershingly different in a city awash with resturants which all to look and feel the same after a while. The food good and the service are outstanding and the price reasonable.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second trip to this outstanding restaurant. Both times I have had the Fruti di Mare which is just incredible. The black pasta takes a little getting used to but it is delicious. We also got to try the black pasta with black sauce which was just amazing. During this trip we brought our two teenage sons and they had no problem finding dishes to their liking. Also, the pasta fagioli may very well be the best I have ever had.
I truly don't think if I were asked to go out for italian food, I could justify going to any other restaurant any more. However, this is not only just an excellent italian restaurant, it is my number one of any type of food. I am just sorry that I lived here for 14 years without knowing it was here.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every meal I have had and my entire party have ever had is so incredibly good. Can not wait to go back. I could not make up my mind between 2 of their pasta dishes, so the waiter suggested I get 1/2 portion of each, problem solved.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The stuffed chicked special
The stuffed chicked special I had was fantastic and the service outstanding. Lasagna--just o.k Been there many time and will continue to return/.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had only been to Café Vico once before, but have heard from many people it is the place to go. It was my birthday, so we wanted to go somewhere special. This was really it! The food was amazing, serve was great - attentive, without overpowering. We plan to take our relatives when they return for the winter.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top shelf Italian dining
Always being greeted as if we were family members, starts the evening off on the right foot. Staff is friendly and extremely professional. We had apps, then my wife had the special Chilean Sea Bass, which was special, indeed! I opted away from my usual Lasagna (which is the best you will ever eat), to Shrimp Parmesan, on a bed of linguini. This was perfect in every way.
My wife then followed with her favorite chocolate mousse, and I with coffee. We never had to look for somebody to fill our glasses, with either wine or water. After enjoying the meal, you are always thanked for dining there, and sent home feeling both sated, and happy. Prices are not high considering the quality, and quantity of their preparations.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely a Neighborhood Gem
Our new favorite Italian restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale - so happy we found it. Read the reviews on TripAdvisor before deciding to book reservations and everything I read was true. From the owner greeting you at the door with a smile, to ample wait staff making sure that all of your needs are fulfilled, to the ample size portions of quality food this restaurant will not let you down. If you are planning on dining in the 7-7:30 pm time frame I would highly suggest reservations as soon after we sat there was not an empty table in the house. We ordered a lot of food and everything was amazing: eggplant rolatini, ceasar salad, zuppe de pesce, and veal saltimbocca - absolutely amazing!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food; very attentive staff. Authentic Italian!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Vico is simply fantastic. The food s always stellar, the service always sold, the experience always great. The buratta special appetizer with crispy prosciutto is mouth-watering good. One of the best Italian venues in Ft Lauderdale. When we moved here three years ago, Cafe Vico was a highly recommended restaurant given to s by a trusted friend. I would not hesitate to pass along this recommendation.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
In my opinion the very best lasagna I have ever had!!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem! The greeting from
What a gem! The greeting from owner, Marco, as soon as we entered set the tone for the evening. It was a typical Saturday night out that turned into an "occasion". Simply delightful. The clams casino are fantastic. The wine, service and the food was outstanding. We will return. The other diners seem to be regulars and all enjoyed the evening.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just the Finest
I love the entire Cafe Vico Experience. Personal attention from the owner and genuine friendly staff, non-intrusive and never self important. I feel dining is not about the server but about your immediate party and this restaurant gets this just right.
The food is beyond wonderful and everyone at our table felt the same way.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely traditional Italian
Lovely traditional Italian restaurant.the food was very good including the clams, eggplant rollatini and chicken saltinboca.the waiter had no problem when we asked for the entree to be split and the portions are certainly big enough to do that.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greeted like I was an old family friend, and with great food is why I return
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely birthday dinner
We celebrated my granddaughters 15th birthday on the night we returned from a cruise. As out of towners we didn't know what to expect. I had made all arrangements by phone and used a bakery the owner suggested for a cake (Croissant Time) and everything was delicious. One drawback was the fact that they don't have any kid friendly items. They offered to give half portions of pasta but would not do eggplant parm for example so a lot of food was wasted. All in all a great experience!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Food in Fort Laud
Cafe Vico is always a great choice when you are looking for authentic Italian food. It is a tad on the expensive side for dinner, but lunches are VERY affordable. The service at this local gem is attentive without being intrusive and you're always assured a great meal here.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real Authentic Food
This is a real find in a strip plaza; nice inside and a good ambiance. I definitely would return. I had the beef carpacio and it was delicious with what had to be the worlds largest arugula leaves. The meat was tender and tasty and the arugula had that smoky taste that added a nice balance. I also had the Osso Bucco with Saffron Risotto (it was the special that evening). The Osso Bucco was tender, and the brown sauce was rustic and tasty; there were large pieces of onion and carrot. The risotto was a classic preparation and had good flavor along with that beautiful yellow color.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best Italian food
Authentic yet unique dishes that always surprise. Great flavor in the fresh tomatoes and sauces.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place with great food
We had a really great dinning experience. I went with my 3 kids, my wife and I and really to be honest, the food is spectacular. A small place where the owner is in charge and you can have original Italian food.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place! Always consistent,
Love this place! Always consistent, food is delicious, service is just right and love the ambiance.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
PLEASANTLY SURPRISED EXPERIENCE !
WHO WOULD THINK A LITTLE STRIP CENTER ON A BUSY INTERSECTION WOULD HAVE A WONDERFUL LITTLE ITALIAN RESTAURANT THAT IS A SECRET ? I WAS GIVEN A GIFT CERTIFICATE SO WE MADE RESERVATIONS AND GAVE IT A TRY. UPON WALKING IN THE DOOR WE WERE GREETED WITH A WARM HELLO, AND A HANDSHAKE FROM THE OWNER ! WHO DOES THAT THESE DAYS ??? WE WERE THEN GIVEN A CHOICE OF TABLES, USUALLY IT'S SIT HERE O ELSE ??
THE COMPLIMENTARY BRUSCHETTA MATCHED PERFECTLY WITH MY WINE, WHILE WE WAITED FOR OUR SALADS.GOOD SIZE PORTIONS, ALONG WITH A SIDE OF PASTA AND VEGETABLES WAS AN ADDED BONUS. WE WILL GO BACK AND TAKE FRIENDS WITH US AS WELL !
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is in a shopping
This place is in a shopping plaza so you don't expect such a nice place when you walk in. Very nice ambiance and the owner greets you at the door and shakes your hand. Many employees walk by and make sure you are doing Okay. Very clean and comfortable. However, the food does not justify the price. It was very expensive and all the dishes were sipmple Italian food. I always wanted to try this place so I did, but for the most part I will go elsewhere due to the price.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good Choice for Italian Fare
I've dined at Cafe Vico a number of times over the years and have found that the food quality has remained consistent, the portions are generous and the staff are personable. If you like lasagna, Cafe Vico's award-winning rendition should not be missed. On my recent visit, I sampled the grilled salmon with sauteed mushrooms which was very good. One minor negative is the ambiance which I feel could be improved with instrumental or Italian background music as opposed to Top 40 hits.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch 2 4 1 U can't beat it !!!
Great food,service and ambience, it's a great dining experience. Excellent place to go whether it be with clients or a romantic lunch!
I highly recommend Cafe Vico!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marco Vico is a great host
Marco Vico is a great host --very friendly --came by the table to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. The food was great and will definitely go back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vico, Vico, Vico
Your a diamond in a strip mall! Authentic Italian dishes, sauces like no other...and I've been to Italy. Keep doing just what your doing...don't change a thing... Maybe a few more chocolate chips in the cannoli!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My honey and I enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends at Cafe Vico this past Saturday. We arrived a little early and had a drink and appetizer at the bar. The bartender was wonderful and our beef carpaccio was some of the best we've ever had. When our friends arrived we were seated immediately, and we enjoyed a really wonderful dinner. Our waiter was informed, attentive and our night was fantastic. The owner of the restaurant was on the floor all night, making sure that all of his customers were happy. It looked like there were many, many "regulars" there, as everyone seemed familiar. This is definitely a hidden gem, one that you'd drive past a strip mall and not give it another thought. The noise level was a bit high, but dinner was AWESOME!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Service Anywhere
This is a great restaurant with enough wait staff to pay attention to everyone. The food is constanty at the "excellent" level.
We always choose this place for out of town visitors and special occassions.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
Don't let the strip mall fool you ... this place is a gem. Great food, attentive service, and quite romantic for a special night out. I have been many times and am never disappointed. The lasagna is the best I have ever had.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Restaurant
Separate dining rooms make dining experience feel intimate. The lasagna was the best I've ever had. Nice selection of wines by the glass.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like little italy
Traditional style restaurant with some exceptionally good and untraditional dishes along with the usual ones. Feels like an old fashioned restaurant in Little Italy. Pricey though.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef is awesome
Tried the 2-4-1 lunch deal and was disappointed. The waiter insisted there had to be 4 people not three to partake of the four entree deal... My son said he was quite hunger or would take it to go if that would not offend the POLICY. The answer was no.. Wow. Not a pleasant lunch time experience.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just like in Italy. Menu selection always brings us back. You can not find a better Italian meal anywhere in the Fort Lauderdale area. Do not miss this gem.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best italian restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale. What makes it unique is that the owner greets you at the door, shakes your hand and takes a personal interest in his guests. You feel like you are welcome from the second you walk in the door. The food is terrific as well - osso bucco can't be missed!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are NEVER disappointed with Cafe Vico! We brought another couple with us this past visit as they had never been there...they LOVED it!! We'll be back again and again, and they will too!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
we have been eating here for 9 years. It feels llike a confy second home to eat at. the quality of the good is always very good. Marco has always made us feel special
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Fort Lauderdale
I have always had excellent experiences at Café Vico. A friendly, attentive staff and amazing food always provides for a perfect experience. This restaurant is romantic and a real neighborhood gem.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is truly a GEM!
Northern Italian dining is truly a treat.
Not to be missed if you are in the area.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good as usual
One friend really enjoyed the clams with pasta. My lasagna was good, but a little too salty this time. Service is usually exceptional but only good on this visit. However, it always good to see the owner roaming the restaurant and checking in on everyone. Thanks!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
3 couples on a busy Friday night and the restaurant did not miss a beat.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
3rd Visit to Cafe Vico
Food and service are always excellent. No complaints.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Ft Lauderdale Gem
I've been going to Vico for about 10 years now and never get tired of it. Great Italian food, very reliable. Marco and his staff have a way of making you feel like family from the moment you walk in.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, friendly service,
Great food, friendly service, old school decor. Excellent value.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant continues to provide excellent service with great food. I requested a quit table through Open Table and they actually read and accomodated my party of three. The specials are always worth a try and the service is consistently high.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as Always
We always go to Café Vico at least once when visiting the area. It is a great restaurant with consistently good food.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
While on a family vacation we had a very good meal at cafe vico. The food was homemade pastas and you could really appreciate the quality. They were able to accommodate our party which included an 8yr old and a 85yr old with a small room off to the side. We'll be back next year.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall superior to any surrounding Italian restaurants
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM