Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

  • 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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Vincenzo Cucina Italiana reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (33)special occasion (30)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (22)romantic (22)notable wine list (20)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had a wonderful experience in this charming restaurant. The atmosphere was pleasant, the wait staff knowledgeable and helpful and the food delicious. We especially enjoyed the Parpadelle Pasta with wild boar and the special veal chop of the night. The lemoncello cake was the perfect ending to our meal!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Night
    Dish3627
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I was visiting Orlando from Jacksonville with my Sister. We went to Vincenzo Cucina Italiana with our niece who lives in Orlando. We were looking for a non chain restaurant in an area filled with many restaurants. We were very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. There was a musician playing guitar and signing in the dining room. My entree was shrimp and clams in a cherry tomato sauce with garlic. The meal was perfect. The pasta was done just right and the sauce not too heavy. My sister ordered the Filet and enjoyed every last bite. I would recommend Vincenzo Cucina Italiana to anyone who enjoys great Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Authentic Italian. Excellent food and service. I do recommend
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    Mh1578
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    One of the best Italian meals we have had in a very long time. The food was absolutely delicious (we ordered veal parmasean and house gnocchi), and service was great. We will definitely be coming back to Vincenzo's the next time we are in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very authentic
    foodpro
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Very authentic Italian restaurant with homemade pastas and dessert and fresh seafood.Staff is helpful and friendly. Large banquet room available for meetings or large groups. Want to try ladies night on Tuedays
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Food very good…wait staff very professional and attentive with out being overly attentive…sophisticated modern decor…perhaps the only Orlando restaurant we would return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BCMO
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The restaurant was understaffed and busy the night we attempted to dine with them. Service was very poor. It took an hour to order and then took even longer to receive any food. We were 2 hours into the experience when the salads arrived. The salads were wilted and lacking in flavor and it was a sign to us that we should leave before wasting any more time in this establishment. The menu looked promising but we never tried anything other than the 'salads'. Other tables around us appeared to be having a similar experience. The owner attempted to apologize. She was having a rough night and was working hard but the entire restaurant was very mismanaged. I would not recommend this restaurant until they get their act together.
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  • Disappointing
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was our second visit and unfortunately disappointing. The atmosphere is great, owner very nice but on both visits food was bland, overcooked and not hot.
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  • Not your typical Italian restaurant
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If the chain restaurants are hamburger, Vincenzo Cucina Italiana is the filet of Itialian restaurants! I am from the Midwest and finding a good Italian restaurant when travelling is difficult. Not in this case. Service was superb. The table was waiting for us as reserved. The waiter was on top of all of special requests down to the fine details. The food came out as requested and the quality of the meal was the best Italian food you will find in Orlando! We had pasta, steaks, and seafood dishes all with an Italian flair that you will not find anywhere else. I would recommend Vincenzo Cucina Italiana to my friends and family and anyone else visiting Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a wonderful singer
    rhodaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We love this great Italian restaurant on I drive and last night we had wonderful entertainment with our meal. A strolling musican singing and playing guitar singing lovely italian tunes. What more can you ask for! Dinner of course . Had the stuffed veal chop great!! All the pasta dishes we had were also great. A must try
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • G35Chic
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I found this restaurant on Yelp; and decided to try it as received good reviews. The night we dined here, it was busy. We had reservations at 8pm, so not prime dining time. It took forever to get our food. When our food arrived, my potatoes were cold and several of my guest had over cooked steaks. In addition, the service was terrible. No attention to detail. Server had to ask for our drink order twice because he didn't write it down. For a fine dining restaurant (as this was portrayed), the level of service should have been above par and on-top of fetching more Coca, bread, etc. We had to continually ask for drink refills. Overall experience was not good. I would never come back.
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  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    As good as my favorite restaurants in Boston's North End bear to the right of Charley's and entrance is on left.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could not stand the noise
    NativeGirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A special date night, we arrived to find a large group of men yelling to each other in the main room, obviously drinking heavily. So the hostess tried to seat us right next to them, and when we asked for another table in a quiet location, she showed us one 4' away. We went to the outside and there were people literally screaming at the top of their lungs at the bar next door. We left. The hostess shrugged, but I did notice an ENTIRE room that was not used, simply a 12' walk would have given us a quiet place to eat. That they did not realize their restaurant was losing customers and fix the problem - sad. We won't go back.
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  • Pleasant suprise!
    RayG717VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I was in Orlando on business and was told about Vincenzo's by a friend who frequents there. I was leary of the location but it turned out to be great experience and the food was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here
    LakelandDocVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The tuna appetizer with peas was delicious as were the gnocchi and eggplant parm entrees... The bread was from the Northeast...overall a great dining experience. Will def go back soon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian
    littlesquirt
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We picked this restaurant because of the calamari on the menu. it was great as were the mussels and the bread. Service was excellent.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good first time experience
    StacyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A previous customer review on their magical dining drew us to this restaurant in the tourist area of town which we rarely venture into but it proved to be worth the drive. From the extremely friendly bartender to wait staff it was obvious the owner's personal touch was felt everywhere. We were made to feel welcome and food recommendations were spot on. Portions were generous and very tasty. If in the area again we would definitely stop in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place on I-Drive Orlando
    IDriveOrlando
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I run the website at www.IDriveOrlando.com and have tried all the restaurants on I-Drive (International Drive Resort Area). This is by far one of my top places to go for great authentic Italian. Everything on the menu is great. Also, great service and staff.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Service,Coldfood,Not Again
    AC24
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I'm Italian citizen and live in Italy.I know Italian food!! I was excited to show friends a good Italian restaurant. Well we walk,sit down and we are met by a server who was frantic, sweating,treating us like we were at a deli ordering. Drop the menu, come back, drop the bread,ect what you guys want and if there was delay he would leave. Got a bottle of wine he and poured,No tasting.Antipasti,It was the size of a big dessert plate for about $15 and it was pathetic.fed one person.We got pasta and waited an HOUR. The waiter NEVER came around to find out where it was or if maybe the empty glasses of wine and water needed filling. We flag him down and one minute later brings it out.1 cold,1 overdone,and 1 dish is watery.Avoid GOING HERE..APATHY
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  • Great Dinner
    fdo10
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    What started as a bargain hunt ended up being a treasure to keep. Right in the neighborhood and next to still another favorite, it will be included in the close list of must visit while in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian In Orlando
    BigDogVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I was made aware of Vincenzo's by Dick Vitale in a Twitter post who raved about the friendliness and cuisine. I was not disappointed. The food selection & quality were excellent. The menu is a menu that you would see in the better restaurants in Italy. The service was extremely attentive and proper in its approach. The cuisine is a mixture of both Northern Italian & Southern Italian. I also recommend trying the homemade limoncello as a digestiv.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ninersdine
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    So happy we selected this restaurant as one of our Magical Dining choices. Loved the service as well as the food. Everyone was very attentive to our needs and the admosphere was new and very attractive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Great Italian Food on I-Drive
    ChowHoundVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Was delighted to see this new Italian restaurant on the busy I-Drive. Although it is clustered in with a variety of touristy restaurants and attractions, it is a gem of a find. The food was absolutely authentic with all of the traditional southern Italian dishes, but there were also some new items. The waiters from Italy made the experience even more special. The decor is modern, sleek but has a touch of European flair. It was very welcoming. Although Vincenzo's sported table cloths and other elegant items, the prices were surprisingly reasonable. Will absolutely return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing
    OrlandoMagical
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very surprised with this restaurant! Food was extraordinary!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian in Orlando!
    RandR
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Hosting a client, total of four folks. We had prompt attention from the server but the food was super. We chose different appetizers; Lobster Bisque that I tasted which was very smooth but the salad with roasted pecans, Gorgonzola & pears in a mustard honey vinaigrette was awesome. Three had the filet with butter poached lobster claw and my wife in particular really loved it. I tasted the claw which was just perfect. I had the black grouper with claims and cannelini beans and cherry tomato sauce which was super fresh. Finished it off with the organic red wine poached pear with vanilla mascarpone which was a whole pear - very good. They have been open since April 2014. Please check it out so they won't go away.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Orlando Magical Dining
    prbaroniVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Once more, Claudio was our waiter and as friendly and competent as ever, suggested we should try the Orlando Magical Dining menu, which my wife and daughter did, and I must tell, the food was delicious and the Pera al Vino was superb. Definitely Vincenzo Cucina is an authentic Italian restaurant in Orlando, and these guys really know what they are doing. Keep it up guys !!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dining choice on I-Drive
    mreavesVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For locals, I-drive is to be avoided at all costs. We only go there under duress, when our friend comes into town to work a convention. This time we found Vincenzo's as one of the local restaurants offering a Magical Dining Month menu ($33/3 course meal). Our group ordered 4 of the MDM menus and one salad/chicken Parmesan, 2 martini sand one bottle of wine. The bill was $265 before tip...the $65 wine was the second cheapest on the menu and the martini was $9 each. So while the MDM helped control overall cost, the bar prices will sink you! The 3 course meal offerings on the MDM are very nice, especially the filet/lobster claw. Soup and chicken Parmesan were salty. Dessert offerings were "meh". Atmosphere is fresh, open. Service great.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new favorite
    SaraC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I, along with another couple, dined at Vincenzo's this past weekend. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced, especially when you consider its location on I-drive. Even though there weren't any children the night we were there, and the restaurant probably isn't even trying to capture that market, it is most certainly suitable for children. There are high-end dinner options for the adults dining with important clients, and less expensive pasta and meat choices when it's family time. The menu is very extensive, well thought out, truly Italian and the service is impeccable. High marks for the salad: INSALATA CON PERE & GORGONZOLA. And dessert: Poached Pear. We live in the area, so we'll be going back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fine dining on I-Drive
    Gumdrop
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is fine dining on I-Drive. It is a family owned and run restaurant. The bar was a nice place to have a drink before or after dinner. Service is excellent without being rushed. The food is excellent and the ambience is what fine dining is all about. The owners are in the restaurant talking with the guests and making certain things go smoothly. Go, you won't be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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  • A Magical Magical Dine
    MagicalDiner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A group of 8 of us tried their Magical Dining menu. They have what looks like a very comfortable casual seating area outside. We started at the bar inside which had a reasonable selection of wines and beers at remarkably reasonable happy hour prices. Reading over the full menu, their prices for entrees are also pretty well spaced. Sure, you can get the $45 fillet/lobster, but you can also get the $18 chicken parmesan. As far as the magical dining menu... get the fillet and lobster claw. Just do it. It was fantastic. Our steaks were slightly over-cooked to what we had expected, but there was variation between medium vs. medium rare which was a plus. My only minor complaint was that it was difficult to get checks at the end of the night.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what a gem
    redfemm
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We tried this place out via magical dining. It's next to kings bowling. Decor was modern and lovely, everyone spoke Italian, dishes were filling yet you didn't feel overstuffed like a pig. Attentive service, and we are excited to bring our family and friends with us next time for a great, fresh, and hidden I-drive restaurant. So much nicer than the cattle call places we normally go to on restaurant row.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Magical Dining Find
    TravelersfromBama
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Truly enjoyable evening. A great find for our fourth year to visit "magical dining" in Orlando. The service and food says"We will come back to Vincenzo".
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Awesome food and service !!!
    prbaroniVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I visited Vincenzo for the first time today. I had my favorite dish, Risotto del Pescatore, Seafood Risotto, extremely tasty and the real Italian flavor was there. Claudio was the server, very gentle and welcomed my family on the very first minute, made us feel comfortable. I truly recommend this new restaurant in I Drive area.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Finally a family owned gem!
    FlytVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    As we entered the owner was picking fresh basil from window boxes and then it got it even better! A warm greeting, grat service, great food, fair prices! So nice to not eat at a chain restaurant. We could tell they card about their patrons!! Bravo! Claudio, our waiter was excellent!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great dinning
    Sara30
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Third time in this restaurant and the fist time we come my husband proposed me. I come from France and I'm very happy to know a real Italian restaurant with real Italian food. ( even half of the staff spak Italian so you real feel the charm of Italy ). This place is very nice if you are looking for a romantic time with your partner, a good dinner with your friend or just for a good meal. The bartender is very creative, I always ask him for an nonalcoholic cocktail and he always surliest me with something very good and different all the time.or me it's a fine dining and if I don't give 5 stars for the food it's because no food can be as real than in Italy. My husband and I recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Eh
    justokaug2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The menu was promising, the experience was ultimately disappointing. We were the only people in the restaurant for an admittedly early reservation; they could not substitute spinach on one dish for ANY other vegetable - and then charged extra to make the side pasta. Other simple substitutions (or removals from the plate) were not accommodated. The food, once served, was only ok. There's better in the area. NOTE - I HAD TO CHECK A BOX FOR "RECOMMEND" ABOVE - there was nothing that was truly appropriate
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  • Great find!
    Tjames
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our family was looking for an Italian restaurant that was close to what we experienced recently in Italy. Although nothing can compare to the quality of real italian food this was the closest we have found! Great ambience and authentic food! Great wine list as well! Will definitely return.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Italian at it's best!
    VinceVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We decided to check this place out because it was one of the few places open late (past 10pm) in the area. Service was amazing, constantly checked upon and the food was even better. You get traditional Italian from original homemade recipes by Chef Vincenzo (Chef Antonio's son who also had a great restaurant in Orlando). Highly recxomebded!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the Vincenzo Cucina Italiana reviews archive.
  • tigerart299
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We found the staff to extremely helpful. Any request we made was accommodated. We would definitely come back. Food was excellent and priced fair.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Just OK
    TeriroseVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate