Cafe Vico Ristorante

4.7
2265 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Homemade pastas, award winning Lasagna Bolognese, full bar service and private rooms available.
Daily Happy Hour with Half Price on food and bar menu.
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  • Daily Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Lively daily Happy Hour from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Martinis $10 and wine by the glass $8 . Grab a bar bite of our delicious lamb lollipop for $14 or the baby meatballs for $10. Live Music Wednesday to Sunday starting at 5 :30 pm. Check website for entertainment schedule. * AVAILABLE AT THE BAR ONLY*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2265 people are saying
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AloyuisiusF
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! The staff is very quick and friendly and nobody is rushing you through dinner. On the reservation I mentioned it was my wife’s birthday and they surprised her with a great dessert. The only thing that stops this place from being a 5 star down the line is the prices are a bit steep, but the food is excellent.

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hilldiner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Well run and very professional staff. They made a birthday dinner special.

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AngelR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can sit in the quiet part of the restaurant or in the lounge where the music's playing. Regardless where you sit, be prepared to enjoy a wonderful Italian meal. All dishes were great. Service was impeccable. Definitely will return when in the area again.

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AdrienneT
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious dining experience. Varied menu, interesting specials, attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Welcome back

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AnnetteH
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love Cafe Vico. Service is always excellent. The food is consistently good.

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vipjayb
Nashville
76 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never lets you down

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we fell in love with this place! The welcoming staff, incredible waiter, amazing owner visited our table often to check on everything, the delicious appetizers, food, desserts…..the drinks….everything about this place was a 5 star! Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Best Italian in Fort Lauderdale. And wonderful service

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Imku
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and ambience ... highly
recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best experiences at a restaurant I’ve had in a very long time. Every single thing was perfect! The waitstaff were very respectful and attentive, the food was outstanding!! Just a wonderful atmosphere and feeling of authentic Italian. Loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Luvdemlobsters
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful plus piano music! We took a friend to dinner and had a lovely evening

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andreag
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!!

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vipratlas
Fort Lauderdale
440 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most excellent meal, with the best lamb chops were the best ever.

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FL7504
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service were wonderful. Very welcoming from the moment we walked in the door. Atmosphere is great for a date night. Noise level can be high from larger groups depending on where you sit so request a quiet table if you enjoy a romantic Italian dinner like me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Restaurant was fairly empty. However there was a man in the bar singing and I believe playing the piano. He was not very good. That was tolerable until they started singing happy birthday to someone and then it seemed like it turned into karaoke. Some girl went up there singing and it was awful. This is an expensive restaurant and I would not expect to have that type of ambience. It was unacceptable. Service was not that great. My husbands food came out with cheese even though he has an allergy and we told the server repeatedly that he can’t have cheese. But the singing really loud in the bar and then on the speakers going throughout the whole restaurant was horrible. At this price range it was not acceptable. Will not go back.

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TheBs
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner greeted us at the door. He was very friendly and inviting. Service was great! Food was delicious. Everyone their meals. Menu has a variety of food. We will be be back and high recommend.

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PaulS
West Palm Beach
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent, will definitely go there again in the near future.

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Elliott
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service. I recommend it.

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DouglasH
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic and it was just like being back in New York.

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macb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently Excellent

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JLMZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The food superb, and the atmosphere is in tune with the sights and feel of Italy. We eat here all the time, and love it!

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LouisC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine! They advertise having the best lasagna in Fort Lauderdale, I truly believe that they do. The grilled octopus & fried calamari dishes were some of the best I’ve had. The veal scallopini piccata was divine. This was the second time I have a veal dish from Cafe Vico. The first was on a take out order for veal Saltimboca which was also amazing. Great service with a classic Italian restaurant look.

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RoseT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience dining at Cafe Vico. The food is always absolutely delicious. The staff is attentive and very personable. We’ve brought friends and family to dine at Cafe Vico. They have all truly enjoyed their dinning experience there.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Marco was extremely kind and chatted with us quite a bit. We have been going there since it was called Cafe Retornó in 1993. It’s always good and the food keeps getting better and better. The staff was amazing, always there to make sure everything was great. We are always treated like family and we can’t recommend the restaurant enough not just fir a special occasion but any time. Thank you Marco for keeping my photo there all these years and being such an amazing friend and host

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Great service, and amazing food!

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GonzaloB
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buenas pastas. Perfectas

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was not great and not terrible. It seems that over the past few months, the quality has been going down. This means that the price point is no longer working since it is higher than other comparable Italian restaurants. It’s a shame because I’ve been a fan of this establishment. I have noticed a slight decline each time. The service was still spot on!

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MadaiD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked Cafe Vico to try somewhere different and were happily pleased. The owner coming to our table definitely gave it a more personal touch.

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vipRobertK
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Vico lived up to it's stellar reputation. The ambiance is very inviting, lively and friendly. The menu is varied and on point with great selections in seafood, pastas and meats. The specials are always a delight to regulars like me.
The Italian Pork Chop was recommended by Marco himself. It was delishly devoured by our guest!! I had the veal rollatini and it was a crowd pleaser as always.
My wife got the yellowtail as it is her favorite. It is always consistently excellent.
Our other guest ordered the black & white spaghettis with lobster, shrimp, fish, etc. WoWzA!! it was so much seafood!! She loved it and brought home the leftovers for lunch today.
I will return to Cafe Vico and am sure to have another great experience.

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Gryph
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Vico was recommended to us by a friend, as we just moved here within the last 6 months. We haven't been able to try it out until yesterday, and I am sorry we didn't get there sooner. It is hands down the best restaurant we've been to in Ft Lauderdale! We are going back on Friday with friends!

Thanks!
Betsy H.

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JeffreyM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service couldn't have been better! The four of us were entirely pleased with our experience at Cafe Vico and look forward to coming back again soon.

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AloyuisiusF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only negative I can think of is that the prices are a little high. Otherwise, the food was excellent and the service was attentive and quick. Our waiter checked in with us numerous times and our food, drinks and dessert came in record time without feeling rushed at all. Definitely a restaurant to put in your rotation.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian meal, starts with warm fresh rolls and a robust garlic olive oil. Everything came out hot and fresh. The Caesar salad has great flavor, the lamb chops were cooked to perfection, the shrimp scampi was very good and the Ossobuco was amazing! Save room for dessert! The blueberry creme brulë was light and refreshing, the profiteroles were tasty and the chocolate brownie was scrumptious. The restaraunt is quaint and has great ambiance, the server was fantastic, they're friendly and efficient. We will definitely come back the next time we're in town.

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vipCathieS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place reminded me of one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan! We were immediately greeted as soon as we arrived. Went to the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail where the bartender was friendly and made an excellent Cosmo!

Dinner was amazing, waiter was attentive and knowledgeable on all the menu. I will definitely make this one of my very favorite places to dine.

Had a wonderful time!!!!!

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GloriaR
Fort Lauderdale
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to this restaurant since it opened. They always do a good job.

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DAVIDM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. Service Incredibles. Beats any new York restaurant for italian food. Definitely will be back on next trip to Florida

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You can order delivery directly from Cafe Vico Ristorante using the Order Online button. Cafe Vico Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 565-9681.

Cafe Vico Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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