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About Cafe Vico Ristorante

Homemade pastas, award winning Lasagna Bolognese, full bar service and private rooms available.
Daily Happy Hour with Half Price on food and bar menu.

1125 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Sun - Sat: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Half block north of Sunrise Blvd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 565-9681

Website:
http://www.cafevicorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Wine Dinner Movie is present once a month, check website for dates

Parking Details:
On site strip mall parking facilities

Executive Chef:
Marco Vico

Private Party Facilities:
Private room for 18 people and another private room for 32 people.

Private Party Contact:
Alex: (954) 565-9681

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Vico Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (33)
Special Occasion (32)
Authentic (31)
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Live Music (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Good for a Date (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Business Meals (19)
Cozy (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Casual (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Fun (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a pleasure going there. The food is consistently good and so is the staff. Robson, the bartender is great. Always remembers what we like!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

This gem of a restaurant is nothing less than fantastic! Food is exquisite and authentic. Enjoy!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a great place for dinner, whether a special occasion or before theater. The food is consistently good.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Marco is the consummate host. And he is proudly local. I like that.

Two key words: veal saltimbocca.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

A local in the area recommended Cafe Vico as one of the best Italian restaurants in the Fort Lauderdale area. We have been there several times since, sometimes eating at the bar, and at tables. The food is very good, classy Italian. I highly recommend the stuffed artichoke and tirmasu to start and end the meal. Those are my two benchmarks for good Italian. All entrees ordered were very good. The service is outstanding... very professional and friendly. Definitely give a try, you will not be disappointed and will would be surprised if the experience wasn't worth another visit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Another wonderful meal at Café VICO. Our family loves this establishment. Our out of town visitors refer to it by name, as to where they want to eat when they come to Florida.

WE LOVE THIS PLACE! We are never disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, People Watching, Live Music
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Birthday celebration for our daughter
Great time, great food👍

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious Italian food with good jazz and excellent service........

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious, authentic food. Exceptional service. Made a reservation and had to wait a little for our table to be ready, but was compensated by a discount on an appetizer, as well as a couple pieces of bruschetta on the house. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend, and revisit when back in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Cafe Vico has been one of our favorite restaurants for years. Especially for special occasions such as our recent anniversary. Marco and family are always so welcoming and we feel at home.
Now with the addition of the wine bar, it's also great for happy hour!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Tapas, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great looking menu. However, one of the two appetizers ordered was forgotten and not served. I ordered the snapper served piccata style. The fish was mushy and not tasty. My wife’s dinner of a pasta dish with meat and mushrooms was prepared well and tasted good. We felt rushed as if they needed the table. But, they didn’t. The restaurant’s ambiance is good with the walls, even in the bathrooms, being decorated with pictures of famous personalities. Would probably give it one more try.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great HH and also food menu on HH. With a little live background music.
Sat in dining g room for dinner my seafood ravioli was so awesome . The escarole and beans was so yummy all good service exceptional

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

As someone who eats out often, this is the one restaurant I would go to if I had just one night in Fort Lauderdale. The food, the service, the ambiance- all are superb!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I loved the atmosphere and the comfortable music level!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

delicious, as usual. will definitely go again soon

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. Can be a nice dinner on a Saturday night or something more special.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Whenever we are in town, we always have dinner there, just love it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good old school italian with moderate to high prices. Had papadelle pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage and the meatball appetizer. Went with a groupon and glad we did. Wine also good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I normally just go to happy hour in the lounge, But this was my mom's birthday, so we dined in the dining room and they took very special care of us! The food and ambiance as well as the service were fantastic. They even brought a nice chocolate dessert with a candle to my mom! It was thoughtful and very delicious! My only comment was that it was a bit more pricey that I had anticipated. But everything else was perfect! I highly recommend! Especially their happy hours in the bar, great value and great entertainment!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great restaurant, very authentic! The pasta is amazing! Had the lasgna and really enjoyed it!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was great, again. We had an appetizer, a menu staple and a special. Along with the bruschetta they serve and warm bread. Everything tasted wonderful. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Acted on a suggestion from our VRBO host. This is the kind of place you might miss, as it's located in the corner of a strip mall. It's not to be missed, as it delivered on all counts. Top notch service (they accommodate your pace), nice ambiance and spectacular food (carpaccio to start, then lasagna bolognese and spinach ravioli). The menu is large and full of variety. I still can't quite believe how good this place was. I wish I had something similar in my hometown.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Tremendous overall!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Pure perfection yet again!!! Never a bad time at Cafe Vico!! Thank you Marco!!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The Food is fantastic - But the Service is second to none - Amazing Staff - Everyone takes care of everyone ..... Like your in NYC or Italy itself ...... Highly Recommended

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Had heard of this Terrific restaurant and finally had a chance to go.... Best Lasagna I EVER had even better then when I dined in Italy! Will enjoy again!
James Perkowski

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always great food and service. Glad I am in the same neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and the service was outstanding. Was on Groupon so we tried it, ended up buying gift certificate for my brother in laws birthday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was good from the food to the service the only thing was I order the ceasar salad I was diappointed it was just lettuces with very little dressing for the price it should have been made better the other thing is when they tell you the special they should give you the prices so when the bill comes you not shock that the meal you just ate cost almost $50.00 dollars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We found this little gem last year and make it a point to frequent. The food is fabulous and the service is always wonderful. It is perfect for a date night or family. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food and good service with reasonable price. Some of the homemade pasta dishes are must try. Decor could use an update.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Absolutely love this place! This is REAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD! Look no where else. My huband and I enjoyed our dinner and cannot wait to go back. This was the best chicken milanase and salmon dinner we ever had. It was absolutely delicious. The tiramasu was so good, however, my favorite part out of everything was the soft bread and garlic dipping sauce that they make. I think I could have eaten that all day. Its like a deconstructed garlic roll....its delicious!!! I plan to come back soon!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Live Music
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Vico with our 22 year old daughter this past Saturday. She & I shared a great bottle of sauvignon blanc. The rolls in the bread basket would have been better if they were warm, but we loved the garlicky dipping oil. The 3 of us shared a salad special, with mango, oranges & gorgonzola and it was good. My husband had the chicken milanese, which was delicious. My daughter & I shared the meatball & stuffed artichoke appetizers, which were both wonderful. The artichoke was huge and so good! We also shared gnocchi with a pink sauce, which we also enjoyed. The perfect finishing touch was the brownie dessert! We had a groupon, which made the evening even better! Service was very good, too. Will definitely eat at Cafe Vico again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Just got back from Italy after 2 weeks in Rome and Umbria and Cafe Vico is very authentic. The food was excellent and the wait staff was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

lasagna bolognese very filling and great sauce. seafood de mar fresh fish and extremely well seasoned spice sauce

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The ambiance and the food are worth going to this restaurant for. The wait staff is very efficient and I felt like I was treated in a special way.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The best Italian with great service. Lasagna out of this world.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant for a casual meal or a dinner with clients, Fantastic daily happy hour, from 4 until 7PM and then again later in the evening.
Eggplant dishes are amazing, and those who enjoy a great veal chop will be happy there. All fish preparations are over the top.

Café Vico honors all reservations. For our family dining at Café Vico is like going home to a good friend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent service and ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food!!!

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