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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
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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

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Authentic (43)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
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Special Occasion (41)
Romantic (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Live Music (28)
Bar Seating (23)
Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Business Meals (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Casual (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The Lasagna and Veal Picatta are gems. Try the artichoke appetizer. It is terrific. A local nght spot with live music on weekends and other days. Best night time place in Fort Lauderdale.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Marco runs a tight ship at Cafe Vico. Try one of the homemade pastas or nightly specials.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

The food, service, ambiance, and live piano were excellent. Best Italian restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant. We were fortunate enough to be seated well away from the too loud piano and we had a very attentive wait staff. The food, as usual, was excellent.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were celebrating pre Valentine’s Day. Chef owner Vico personally escorted us to our great seat that faced the music area. That was a very nice and rare touch. We will be returning for food, drinks and music. Thank you for such hospitality.

Tags: Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything was delicious. Lasagna was the best ever. Bread and garlic dip was good. Desserts very good. Service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always delicious meals and fine service. It is worth the drive, and a great place to take out of town guests. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent, as always! Been here many times and it does not disappoint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service. Cafe Vico is a real gem and worth many follow up trips.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Classic Italian, perfectly prepared, with a lively bar area. Don't judge a restaurant by it's strip mall.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Been there many times and it is always great will come back

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Simply wonderful piano lounge ! It needs to stay open later into the evening .

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food and the service was perfect

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service, great food, great atmosphere
Worth the drive. Good place

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went to Cafe Vico for the Mama's Birthday, Her first time there and she loved it. Thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always delicious

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was very nice, celebrated my birthday with out of state friends who were visiting.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food, excellent service. Lovely restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I enjoyed my first visit to Cafe Vico. Love the lively atmosphere of the bar and music. Food was very good and our waiter was very friendly and attentive. I did feel the prices were high for a local type Italian restaurant. Others a good experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music
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food4
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value2

 
 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is our third or fourth time dining at Cafe Vico. I rated the way I did taking into consideration the other visits, which were good. Based on this experience I wouldn't in confidence send a friend there. In the past the food has been good, ambiance nice, and service impeccable. It has been said before: You go for the food, you come back for the service. That's why I chose Cafe Vico for my birthday dinner. No, I did not tell them it was my birthday. Food was fine. My husband enjoyed his veal. I found the lasagna to be too rich with a LOT of bechamel sauce. We couldn't taste much of anything with the Caesar salad - but we added the bread dipping sauce to it and it was greatly improved. Bread wasn't quite fresh - had that microwaved feel where it comes out warm and then gets really hard. Service was fair. I'm always disappointed when food is auctioned off - especially when it's a table of two - and this is not Cafe Vico's way. We were offered a second drink, but were mostly done with our meal by then. We waited for quite a while after plates were cleared so we decided not to stay for dessert. I was excited for a cannoli but was tired of hanging out and wanted to leave. In the past service has been so wonderful that they would appear when you didn't even know you needed them (to refill a champagne or clear a plate). It was impeccable.

Granted it is Season... so they are busy. They offer a Groupon, which yes, we did use. I also made my reservation through Open Table instead of through them directly. Oddly, I always feel like when I use Open Table for my reservations I get a lousy table (in this case at the kitchen entry). So not a great experience. I will probably go back after time, but with greatly lowered expectations.

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food3
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

As always Vico is there... The kitchen was good, not great. Our server, was almost NON Existent... Being honest. We sat & waited almost 20 min. before anyone came over to us! A salad app. was ordered & was brought 2 min. before the main course was brought.
Waitress, never came back to check if we needed / wanted anything else. Not what we usually get there.....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food4
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service1
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

La dame qui nous reçoit accueil froid. Le placier pour notre table d une belle gentillesse. Les serveurs très gentils. Bon service et bonne nourritures. Les prix pour des pâtes maison ou non sont trop dispendieuses. Nous avons passé une belle soirée en amoureux. Opens Table merci pour votre attention que vous portez à vos membres

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food! Generous portions!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 12, 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 4, 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 3, 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 3, 2018

Always Excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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