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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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (30)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Special Occasion (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Live Music (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Romantic (24)
Comfort Food (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea over the weekend. The friends that we were visiting there are not much for seafood. We wanted to take them out to dinner. It was going to be either steak or Italian. We decided on Italian. Vico's is very old and established. The atmosphere is very cozy even though in a strip mall. We were pleasantly surprised that there was live music in the bar. Our meal was very good. We had the meatballs appetizer and the calamari to share. My only comment is that the marinara sauce could be a little spicier. The meatballs were delicious and the calamari was tender and crispy. I didn't taste the lasagna but it looked great and my friend who ordered it was pleased. It was a huge portion. All of the portions were generous. Another of our party had a nightly special with seafood, black and white pasta in a red sauce. It was very good. The seafood was fresh and the dish was appropriately briny from the seafood. Two of us had the parpardelle with broccoli rabe and Italian sausage. The sausage could have been, again, a little spicier, but the dish was very good and on the lighter side from the other 2 dishes. We had tiramissu and creme brulee for dessert. Both were quite good and they also had an excellent brandy, which most restaurants, sadly do not, anymore. We had a lovely evening at Vico and left stuffed to the gills. I would recommend it to anyone looking for authentic Italian fare in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Second time in a month my wife and I had dinner there. This time we brought two friends. Service was great. Food even better. Three of us had a seafood special. Before ordering was asked the price. Was told $39.95. When we got the bill, the specials were $42.95. I pointed it out to the waiter and said he was sorry for telling us the wrong price. He adjusted the bill without us even asking him to do so. The right thing to do.

Great food
Great time
I'll be back

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food, service and ambience.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Neighborhood find. Always quality food, good service. A go to restaurant in the neighborhood.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We really enjoy eating here. Service is great. They really seem to care about you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We celebrated Teo birthdays. The food no matter what you order is always delicious!!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is my fifth or so visit to Vico.
I do love the ambiance and friendly staff.
The place is starting to look old and needs a fresh look. Did not like the lighting..too bright...maybe candles to soften up...
The food was ok..I had the cream lasgana but it came out in just 10 minutes or so. It was good but not great. Not sure what is going on but the place seems to be in decline.
And the prices are high so not a great value.
The owner greeted us which was cool....
Would I go back....most likely not...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Marco runs a first class establishment. He never disappoints.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always great food and service. Dishes are simple with so much favor.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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food4
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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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