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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (42)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
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Authentic (39)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Romantic (31)
Live Music (29)
Bar Seating (26)
Notable Wine List (23)
Cozy (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Casual (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fun (9)
Seasonal (7)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Best veal piccata in America. Also try lobster and chicken ravioli.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and service would recommend for anyone wanting a great Italian dinner

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was outstanding! We are outside on the patio, which suited our party's preference to be able to talk and not compete with the band playing in the bar. Service was friendly, maybe because we were sitting outside that it felt a bit slow at times. All in all, we will be back, the food will beckon us.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great dinner once again. Terrific happy hour daily. WE LOVE CAFE VICO.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, People Watching, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As a new resident of Florida, I continue to return to Cafe Vico for excellent Italian food. This time I dined with out-of-town visitors who enjoyed the food as much as I. The four-cheese, gluten-free pasta was a new dish for me this time. It was delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Cafe Vico never disappoints. The food is well prepared and the portions are plentiful. We visit Cafe Vico for special dinners and have been there several times for New Years Eve ! Thank you Marco and staff.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Cafe Vico is a standard choice for us. The food and service are consistently very good. It's a great place to go for happy hour; the bar is typically very lively and the entertainment is pleasant without being disruptive of conversation. The ambiance is comfortable and reminiscent of a cozy Italian trattoria. Overall, it's a great choice for a everyday dining as well as a special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent as always. Busy but not crowded. Great 2 for 1 bar with live music.
Husband and wife owners always there and always a warm greeting
Don’t ask, just go

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious pasta dishes! Cozy, upscale, busy, upbeat ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good size portions, great friendly service, and good entertainment in bar area. Kid friendly too.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food and service. Always a great time. Wonderful

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Had been here before and was ok but thought we would try again. Went on a Thursday hoping is would be less crowded but bar was busy and loud. Overall our dinner and experience was horrible. We ordered salmon which was dry and broccoli on the side was cold (almost frozen) and a chicken rollatini special which was so over cooked the bottom was like wood where i could not even cut with a knife so sent it back. Then ordered eggplant rollatini which was not cooked. The ricotta stuffing was grainy and raw and served like soup. Horrible! Waiter never said anything to us or the manager apparently as no one apologized Or tried to make up for it. The waiter just tried to push more food and dessert. We asked for the check to cut our losses. Went to a local diner for coffee and dessert which was delicious we should have just had our meal there also and saved the money and aggravation. Cafe Vico is off our list forever.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Cafe Vico is my favorite Italian restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale (Broward County). On this occasion I dined with friends for lunch. It is my first time for a lunchtime visit. The menu offers a good selection and the food is prepared and as appetizing as dinner. The lunch menu is lower in price and the portions are suitable for lunch. I will enjoy more frequent lunches at the restaurant, not to mention the usual dinner experiences. Marco is a always available to greet and meet with the guests. The atmosphere is great and the staff friendly and efficient. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Lasagna noodles were overcooked and appeared to have a cream sauce? Caprese salad had no balsamic and very little basil.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always Excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Be careful! We dined at cafe vico New Years and while food was very good they charged us incorrectly, and after noticed they said they would credit and still haven’t 5 days later. Leaves you wondering?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely love Cafe Vico! Food was delicious and love the Italian charm. Staff was friendly and attentive. Definitely plan on returning when we come back to Florida. Highly recommend, will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was great. Early New year’s Eve dinner.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was Great

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the overall atmosphere. Live band was playing in the bar area which was nice but we preferred to be seated in another room which we did. We felt our table was squeezed into the room too close to other tables but didn't let that bother us. This is the third time that I have eaten in this restaurant. All three times, I thoroughly enjoyed my food. I like the bread with garlic/herbs/oil for dipping although the garlic was a bit overwhelming. This time I ordered the veal francaise ($30.95)which was very tasty although a little more chewy than I like. It came with steamed broccoli and a side of pasta. (Pasta came out cold so we had to ask to have it heated up.) My husband ordered one of the specials, the veal osso buco, which had no price listed on the menu. He said it was good but not outstanding. He didn't care for the risotto surrounding his plate. We were shocked when we saw we were charged $49.95 for the osso buco! But, it was our fault for not asking the price before ordering. He would have ordered the lasagne if he had known the price of the osso buco. I had a glass of Sonoma Cutrer (chardonnay) for $14. So, our bill for two entrees and one glass of wine came to 100.59 including tax. We added a 20% gratuity to this. Although I would return to Cafe Vico if I was in the area, I would definitely pay attention to the prices of anything I ordered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was excellent! The food was excellent --- every one of us enjoyed everything we ordered.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Because the food was excellent and our regular service even better, we overlooked Vico’s reputation for stealing his staffs’ tips. Well then he fired his top two servers after New Years without giving them notice or severance. Won’t be going back but will let labor authorities know. And Vico, when we ask about what happened to our regular server, don’t lie to our face and say he moved to Coral Gables.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wner managed One of Fort Lsuderdales best what more can i say

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always consistent. One of the best Italian restaurants in south Florida

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent as always best Italian in ft. Lauderdale

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a predictable upscale dining experience. One of a handful of restaurants south of New York that can serve an impeccable veal saltimbocca. Attentive team of waiters, servers and runners provided excellent service.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The ambience is very conducive to a relaxing dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We got an amazing service. The server was nice and attentive to our needs

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, good food, excellent service. Will definitely return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Italian food was fantastic, and the service was impeccable. The menu had traditional Italian dishes and my eggplant rollatini was a mixture of cheeses wrapped in tender slices eggplant with a light tomatoe sauce. This appetizer was easily shareable.
There was plentiful dinner rolls with a garlic infused olive oil.
My entree was Saltimbocca and the veal was tender and plentiful and have a wonderful brown sauce with melted cheese over it. There's also a side order of penne pasta with a light tomato sauce.
Overall between the appetizer and the entree I could not find room for dessert but the dessert tray brought to the table was extremely enticing.
The service was impeccable and friendly and the owner seated us at the table. I felt comfortable and not pressured. Cafe Vico is definitely on my list when I get back to Fort Lauderdale.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food is outstanding. One of the best Italian restaurants in South Florida.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went after the Christmas Pageant matinee because of the location. There were 8 of us and they had early seating available on a Saturday evening which was perfect! The food, service and entertainment (live) was excellent. The overall experience was wonderful. It is a little pricey but I can say that the food was worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was very good. Only problem is that the parking lot of the shopping center is "tight" and difficult to find a space.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always fantastic!

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Took my girlfriend for her birthday and said that the reservation. Nothing was mentioned or comped.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Café Vico was my girlfriend's request for her birthday dinner. I've tried this place a few times, and to be honest, I really don't know what all the hype is about. The food was ok, not overly flavourful. They serve what I consider "mainstream Italian". If you're looking for Italian like you had when you were dining in that small village in Italy, this isn't that place.

My seafood risotto wasn't terrible but wasn't memorable either. The risotto, to me was a bit too al dente. My girlfriend enjoyed hers, which was important, but then later she told me she thought the service wasn't great at all. I didn't say anything because it was her birthday, and I wanted her to enjoy the place she picked, but I felt the same way.

When I made the reservation, Open Table asked if it was a special ocaission, and I indicated, it was a birthday. We showed up with gifts in hand, and not a person acknowledged it. Very disappointing. I don't need/want the group of waiters standing around singing Happy Birthday, but at least make SOME effort. This isn't an inexpensive place to dine, so my expectations are that the food and experience should match the price. Overall I left this place, as I've left it in the past, "meh". People rave about this place, but I had dinner at Il Mulino just down the street a couple days later, and felt that the food was as good, and the service much better.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This restaurant is one of our favorites. When we have business guests in town, we only take them to our favorite, always good, restaurants.

When you are foodies, like we are, it is hardest to please those people who eat only standard foods. They know what they like and are content to eat it over and over again. This creates another issue in that they compare restaurants with great vigor. Cafe Vico did not disappoint. Our guest ordered chicken parmigiana and promptly declared it the best he had ever had. “YES”. So thanks for our wonderful meal and the ability to please our guest.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great meal & evening, as always. Thank you, Marco. The entire staff was great

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We are looking forward to Italian dining with our Italian family during the holidays

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Pleasant evening for large group

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