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Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

Vincenzo Cucina Italiana Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vincenzosorlando.com/
  • Phone: (407) 745-4030
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Happy Hour for 4.00pm to 7.00pm Monday thru
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Vincenzo Navarra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Behind Ripleys believe it or not
  • Public Transit: I Drive Trolley stops nearby.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking available in lot in front of restaurant.
A word from Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
We prepare delicious Italian cuisine that is full of flavor. Chef Vincenzo has put a lot of thought into the menu, seeking local ingredients and the best imported Items that makes it possible for him to create on a daily bases the best authentic dishes for our clientele which has followed the Navarra family in Orlando for the last 23 years.

The items on the menu range from Pasta, Steak, Poultry, Fish and our famous Stuffed Veal Chop. Our wine list is mainly Italian and California selections but also offers many choices from the private list, which represents some great finds from smaller winery from Italy and California.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a new restaurant, and it is attractive. The food is decent, but nothing to write home about. There are other Italian restaurants in the area that are better. If I am in that part of town, I would rather go down the block to Maggiano's or Vito's. Servers were competent, but the food was slow coming out for no apparent reason. For some reason, the music played over the speakers was awful and did not fit with the ambience of an upscale Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The gnocchi were excellent! Restaurant and bathrooms were very clean."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "While visiting Orlando we wanted to dine out for my friends birthday. We didn't want to go to another chain! They have great prices and a great server named Joey really gave it the Italian service you'd expect from a mom and pop restaurant."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very authentic Italian dinning experience. Great food"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We visited Vincenzo's for a dinner in the midst of a trade show with long term business associates. The staff was attentive and accommodating; the food tasty and comforting after a long tiring day. I would highly recommend the restaurant for a relatively low key dinner with something on the menu to please everyone in the party."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "From our server to the excellent Italian wine to the perfect meal, we were both in awe of this place and so incredibly happy to find this gem on vacation. We were a bit hesitant when, at 6:30, we were nearly the only table in the place; the tables filled in, without it being so loud that we were yelling at each other (thank goodness!) The server made an amazing recommendation for a bottle of Chianti and we opted for the daily special: veal shank stuffed with buffalo mozzarella with a mushroom reduction and served over spinach and mashed potatoes. WHOAH."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I would definitely recommend eating at this restaurant to anyone in the Orlando area. The food is delectable and the wait staff is very professional and on top of things. I can honestly say that I had some of the best food I have ever had at this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We went here with friends and we were all pleasantly surprised with how nice the atmosphere was and how wonderful the service and food was. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Service was slow; we were never checked on. Not told all of the daily specials which we overheard at other tables. Appetizers: salad (good); stuffed eggplant (bad), which had an acid taste, so we could not eat it. Left most of it on the plate and the waiter didn't ask. Entrees: lobster ravioli (good); gnocchi (fair), which was the HOUSE special. The pasta itself was good but the sauce was bland and had no taste. Dessert: cannoli (fair) premade as the shell was soft; peach sorbet (fair) which was served with berries/berry coulis; no mention of it on the menu, as we would have said no because of a berry allergy that was in our reservation; loud party of 8 arrived later, drinking/yelling disturbing 8 other tables and no one cared."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Outstanding new restaurant. Professional wait staff. Fresh fish served off the bone at the table - perfect lemon sauce. Easy drive near rlando/Disney."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Fantastic new restaurant and I highly recommend it. The food and service was amazing..."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I traveled to Orlando on a business trip recently. We were looking for a restaurant off the tourist path and relied on the Open Table ratings in selecting Vincenzo's. Everything was very good, from service to food, ambiance and price. Would certainly recommend...."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a terrific meal and experience at Vincenzo's."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Reserved a table here for dinner with my colleagues and was very surprised by the quality of the food. The warm bread is chewy and delicious, the salads are fresh, the pastas are clearly homemade, the sauces excellently executed and the portions generous without being obscene. Even the wine last had some nice surprises though I'd like to see more in the 40 dollar range. A surprisingly lovely experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was great! Joey at the bar was the best host. The place is a real gem!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "So Happy to have found this great Italian restaurant. So good and real Italian not a chain like all the others in this town. Starting from the crisp hot delish bread with olive oil dipping sauce to the red sauce on any pasta or dish they serve. The antipasto was so good reminded me of what an antipasto should be. Pasta dinners were also great! Love the mussels here. Try the homemade gelato for dessert."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This hidden gem just off I Drive was the perfect change from all the chain restaurants inthe area, The decor is preffy nondescript but it he food and service are outstanding. Our group of ten had a fabulous time and ate and drank very well. The handsome bartender pours a great martini! We loved the caprese. Garlic bread, cannelloni special, all the pasts and the platter of desserts they put together for us, all in all it was a great experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This is the perfect place for a romantic dinning I have a wonderful time with my date and she also have a wonderful time and enjoy the wine and the food"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "You must try this newby here in Orlando if you live here. Food is outstanding as well as service The restaurant is beautiful with a wonderful wine list and full bar. The mussels are the best here in Orlando and the red sauce was so good I used a loaf of bread to sop it up. Had the stuffed calamare for dinner and the hubby had the grouper francise. So good this is my new Italian to go to from now on!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant due to the 1000 points offered on Open Table. We were just browsing for a good place for dinner. We are so glad we chose this one. The food is excellent, the staff are "real" Italians! I had the lasagna and it was as good as I have ever had. My wife had a pasta, lobster dish that she just loved. The tiramisu was very good, nice ending to the meal. There was a table of 12 seated near us, so they do accommodate large groups. There is outside seating, but it faces the parking lot, so we were not too interested in sitting outside. They have not been open very long. I don't think it will take much time at all to build a nice customer base. We will be back, and while there we purchased a gift card to give. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Service was outstanding - food was even better - highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Pricey for the quality. I was quite disappointed in the level of service for a party of 5."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food and wine were very good albeit a little overpriced. My biggest complaint would be the pushy upselling waiter. He filled our glasses with 2 bottles of 13 dollar water without asking if we wanted a second bottle. He also told us the bottle of wine we wanted was sold out but he had another that was only a few more dollars, it turns out the wine was 20 dollars more than the one we ordered. The total bill for 4 came out to $240. The food was good but not $240 good. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We really enjoyed dinner. New location. Service was great. Enjoyed the sausage and peppers appetizer. Seems more like a locals place than tourists"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Compliments to the chefs-authentic Italian foods not typically seen in Orlando restaurants. Ordered the Brushetta al cinghiale appetizer & Pappardelle Cinghiale pasta -both perfectly prepared & delicious. Tonno appetizer just okay, but the Stinco Di Maile al forno was melt in your mouth cooked to perfection & served with porcini risotto & spinach. Skip the pear dessert go for gelato or a cake. Warning bottled water=$6.50! Italian Beer good choice to keep tab w/tip under $150. Service:a bit uneven, but this is a new restaurant with a terrific creative menu- may take a little time to work out the minor kinks. Hopefully the community will support food of this quality, however prices may keep this restaurant as a special night out place. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Attentive service, amazing food, a must go. The Pork Shank was out of this world, the lobster claw massive. A lot of variety on the menu and wine menu as well. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant since it was rated highly in Trip Advisor. However, the food was very disappointing. Soup was too salty, fettuccine alfredo was drenched in a pool of butter and the clams in vongole were sparse . Dessert was outstanding - pear and chocolate ricotta pie. Should have figured that restaurant was not great when there were only a handful of tables full on a Saturday night where all other restaurants were crowded. Waiter was efficient and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was authentic good quality Italian. Difficult to find in Orlando"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Good choice, the food was good and the waiters very kind. We sat before outside to smoke thN we cMe inside for dinner. Cool place to be with friends "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I have been going to Ciao Italian for 20 some on years, and in fact went there the following night. Vincenzo is the son of Tony and Josie who own Ciao. It is no surprise that he has developed into a competent chef. I now have two "go to" fine dining establishments when ever in Orlando."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Newly opened, this Italian eatery is very near the Convention Center, and just a few minutes from the resorts and attractions along International Drive. The veal chop is to die for, we also had the polpo and the grilled vegetable antipasto, nice wine selection, and a yummy desert selection, including a peach sorbet in a peach that was a perfect end to our meal. Service was attentive and helpful. We had food allergies to accommodate and they made sure we were ok. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Dined with my sister and niece while on vacation. We loved it! Great food, and excellent service. Jersey Mike was our waiter and he did a fantastic job making our dining experience perfect. The desserts were amazing and also the gnocchi. Thanks for a great evening. -Boston Strong"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Six in our party for Easter dinner. Veal parm and chicken parm were outstanding. Salads were delicious. Bread was fresh and served with oil for dipping. Our waiter was Italian and while he understood English, he did not understand all of the nuances of what we were saying. Not exactly kid-friendly (no children's menus).....waiter said he could do a smaller-sized portion of an item on the menu but we were charged menu price for that (no discount for smaller portion). Owners on site (family owned) and while they seemed very concerned that everything was running smoothly (I saw one of the owners helping serve another table), they did not speak to us or say hello/goodbye on our way in and out. Overall, great food."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The restaurant has only been open in this spot for two weeks and they wee still working out the kinks in the service. The food tasted great and my whole family enjoyed there meals. If you like authentic Italian food this is the place to go."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My fiancé was not able to make our reservation for my 1st experience at Vincenzo's. This is a neighborhood restaurant placed among the busiest road in Orlando for tourists. Not a good match -you say, but you'd be wrong! The food was delightful - I ordered the Chicken Parm & Pollo Caprese. The owner was very accommodating and waiter, Ronaldo made me feel special while I sat outside on their delightful patio. The location is challenging to navigate and I question the location next to an after hours club, but I enjoyed myself thoroughly. The portion sizes and value were terrific for the price, the wine list (which I bought a bottle were very affordable) for the selection. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Visited Vincenzo's on a recent trip to Orlando. Whenever we travel we try to find next level Italian food. This newly opened restaurant fit the bill. The menu contains options such as bufala, Buratta, and boar. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable especially Jersey Mike. As vegetarians we look often look for simple and delicious food which is surprisingly hard to find. Chef did not disappoint, we had probably the best gnocchi ever (including in Italy) and although penne with vodka sauce isn't a fancy dish this one was exceptional. Do not miss Vincenzo's if you are hungry for great food in the midst of mediocre chains."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We dined at Vincenzo Cucina on the last night of our stay in Orlando. Unlike most other Orlando restaurants, it was exceptionally clean, it was quiet, and the air conditioning was not too cold. A very welcome reprieve from the "factory" type restaurants that unfortunately are prevalent in Orlando. Even one of our faves - Seasons 52 - is so noisy and cold. The service at Vincenzo Cucina was attentive. The restaurant was exceptionally clean. The pace of service was very good. All of our entrees were wonderful. Desserts were delicious and beautifully presented. Prices were very reasonable. Would recommend offering a better selection of wines by the glass, particularly from Italy. Thank you for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is a new restaurant and the staff went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. From the wine selection to our dinner selections we were given great recommendations. We enjoyed the grouper and it was cooked to perfection. We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation around 10pm to celebrate my boyfriends 35th birthday .. I couldn't have picked a better restaurant had I planned for months in advance. Our waiter, Jersey Mike. , was awesome. He was friendly, funny, and had awesome menu recommendations. He even recommended a place for us to continue celebrating afterwards. The food was divine. Everything is made in house and was so authentic. This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The Owners made it personal. The food was excellent. My wife and I had a special dinner at Vincenzo's thanks to the staff and outstanding meal."
    Dined on 4/8/2014