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Cafe Vico Ristorante

4.6
1433 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(954) 565-9681
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marco Vico
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Catering
Catering Available - Contact the restaurant directly at 954-565-9681
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Half block north of Sunrise Blvd
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Parking details
On site strip mall parking facilities
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Entertainment
Wine Dinner Movie is present once a month, check website for dates
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, office parties, rehearsal dinners and so many other occasions are always more memorable when you hold them at Cafe Vico, the finest of Italian restaurants in Fort Lauderdale known for its blend of traditional and signature Italian food.

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What 1433 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Cafe Vico always provides top-notch dining - from the professional servers to the fabulous entrees - it’s consistently a winner. Parking is easy but be sure to make reservations. Those of us in the neighborhood have loved it for years. My favorites include the veal piccata and the bolognese.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I went to this restaurant for a nice dinner with my husband during a leisure trip to Fort Lauderdale and we were NOT disappointed. The atmosphere was immediately inviting and fun, very authentic Italian vibe. We went on a Saturday night so there was a live pianist and drummer in the bar, so we decided to sit in the very romantic booth seats in the bar to listen to the jazz music. The food was DELICIOUS!!! Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for both families and couples looking for an authentic Italian meal. The price is high, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We took our daughter and her boyfriend to dinner. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Cafe Vico is an excellent restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Wonderful baked artichoke, veal picatta, and manicotti with mascarpone and homemade tomato sauce.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day evening, fantastic service,good food, couldn’t ask for more

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Another wonderful dinner at Cafe Vico. You are really treated like family here; a warm greeting is extended when you arrive, seated promptly, delicious items on the menu, including daily specials. A perfect evening!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Nice italian fare, and the staff was great. Didn't have a kids menu, but prepared my children a nice marinara and cheese flatbread.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Atmosphere is great, service is great, food is great, just wish prices were a little lower, can’t get any entrees for under $20, eggplant parmigiana and spaghetti and meatballs are cheapest at $20 and $22. Chicken Francese is very good, I normally love lasagna but watch out theirs comes with a white sauce and I really didn’t enjoy that. Overall I love the restaurant, just wish it wasn’t so pricey

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My Mother's Day dinner was absolutely wonderful, and I've been telling everybody about it. I used to come here before I had a baby for nice dates and special group dinners. Since then, they've expanded and the food is as good as ever. Service was also excellent. Thank you for making my Mother's Day meal very special!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

JACKSON, OUR SERVER WAS EXCELLENT. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS EXCEPTIONAL. THEY WILL PREPARE "OLD SPECIALS" IF REQUESTED. MARCO, THE OWNER, STILL RUNS ONE OF THE FINEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE ENTIRE US.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We went for Jay’s Birthday!

Had and unimaginable experience, if there is better the Vico’s Whole package in SouthFlorida, we are not aware of it!

Thanks Vico and Gui!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The service was great. The food was very tasty - enjoyed by all. We had the pasta special, chicken masala, and penne vodka. We would definitely, go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Excellent experience, service above and beyond, food to die for. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for making our night so special!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great service and the food was fabulous! A wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything about Cafe Vico is wonderful. I am picky about my seating and this time they showed me 3 different tables and told me to take my pick (they all were good). On the weekends they give you complimentary garlic bread and a small bite appetizer. It would be nice if they did that during the week too. I only recently discovered Cafe Vico but now its my favorite place to dine out.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Will return next time we are in town. Our waiter “Gui” (not sure about spelling) was exceptional!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent food and service. Everything served piping hot and delicious. The prices are very high.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Super noisy no atmosphere restaurant. Food was bland and not really noteworthy.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food was delicious and service was okay until we get the check they add a $35 gartuity to your order that's why the servers went so attentive we probably won't be going back for 3 ppl the bill was $150

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Wonderful- I had the grilled chicken and it was delicious. My husband had the Veal Marsala.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

A very busy restaurant tucked away in the corner of a strip shopping center. The menu was not creative and rather pricey for the quality of the food. The Grilled Octopus with White Bean starter was tasty and the only dish that we had that was really good. My husband had the mixed seafood with pasta in a marinara sauce (Fruita da Mare?) which he said was just average although the pasta was good. I ordered the Veal Chop Milanese and received a very flat (like a piece of cardboard) boneless, breaded piece of whatever topped with some arugula and pieces of mozzarella. It was dry, tasteless and horrible. The Tiramisu we shared for dessert was good. So our starter and our dessert was good but overall I would not recommend this restaurant due to the fact that their prices do not match the quality of the food they serve.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

First time visiting... Will definitely be back. A little pricey, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great food and great service! The homemade pasta was excellent, have been here many times and I'm glad to see they have grown but still maintain their intimate atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great place. Delicious food and top notch service.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Vico’s is fabulous! I don’t usually take the time to write a review but after dining at Vico’s Sunday night, I felt like I had no choice. The restaurant is, like so many others in south Florida, tucked in to the corner of a strip mall on Federal Highway. From the outside, it doesn’t look like anything special but, once you get inside, you realize that looks really can be deceiving. It is a large restaurant that they have separated in to several smaller rooms. Each one feels warm, homey, and very “Italian like”.
Our waiter was at our table within a minute to introduce himself and take our drink orders. Fresh, warm rolls were served with the most incredible garlic & herb olive oil for dipping. (When I say garlic, I mean GARLIC! Yum!)
I had the eggplant parm, which was cooked perfectly with a wonderful, firm texture. It came with a side of spaghetti and the marinara sauce used in both the eggplant and over the spaghetti was so good I would have bought some to bring home if they sold it. It had a sweetness to it that you might not like if you prefer your tomato sauce more zesty, but I loved it. Also on the plate was a perfectly cooked piece of broccoli and a dollop of mashed sweet potato. (Sweet potato, at first, seemed to me to be an odd pairing with pasta but I decided to trust that they knew what they were doing and boy, was I glad I did. It was delicious when eaten with everything else on the plate. My boyfriend ordered the chicken Marsala and devoured the entire serving. (Both of our meals were huge and I took over 1/2 of mine home for dinner the next night. ) When he asked if he could order a salad instead of the broccoli & mashed sweet potato, I expected the waiter to say there’d be an extra charge or to at least, hesitate for a moment. But instead, his response was, “would you like a Caesar?” My boyfriend was one happy guy. :-) Not Only was our waiter attentive but the busboy was incredible as well. We’ll definitely be back! (Even without a Groupon. )

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Third time here and once again it did not dissappoint. Friendly service....very accommodating to our gluten-free/dairy-free diets. The food was piping hot when brought to our table. Portions are very large.
All in all you cannot go wrong with Cafe Vico. It is one our go-to places when in Ft Lauderdale from Chicago.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We recently enjoyed a evening with friends at Cafe Vico. Once again, the service was gracious and efficient and the food was scrumptious. We all started with a salad; I particularly enjoy the Arugula salad for its earthy simplicity (arugula with some endive and tomato topped with balsamic vinaigrette). Our friends opted for a house salad with more
vegetables. After eating our salads and devouring the delightful freshly baked bread with garlic and oil, we were all pretty full, but the entrees were phenomenal. Our group coincidentally all ordered the Veal Francese (which was amazing - even though I don't care for Veal) and the Lasagna. Wow. WOW! I've never tried the lasagna at Cafe Vico...it is UNBELIEVABLE. I see why it was voted "Best In Broward". The entree is a very substantial serving (enough for two people or enough for leftovers) and is topped with the most decadent Béchamel sauce. Highly recommend!!! What a fantastic restaurant!!! We've never had a meal at Cafe Vico that was not superb.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Always very good with great consistency. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food and ambiance/ entertainment was great. The one male bartender who served us was having a bad night but the lady bartender more than made up for his “attitude “. We will be back soon but hope the young guy has had some “training”. There’s more expected from the guests than just a good drink.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Lasagna was excellent!

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Overall OK. Prices were a bit high for what I and my friend found to be mid-level food quality. However, I hear there's a specific chef that draws the crowds when hes on. I think it may have beem his day off. It was good though.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Cafe Vico has been serving up delicious food since they opened 20+ years ago. And it all starts with the greeting you get from owner Marco when you walk in the door. Great place!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Probably our 6th time there. Another great experience. The food and service were excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Really nice experience as always. Food quality is great!!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food at Café Vico, runs the whole gamut: from very good to pathetic. Twice I have had pastas that were truly bad. How? By the pasta being over cooked and the dishes being over dressed. On the other hand, the lasagna, the veal saltimbocca, and risottos tend to be very good.
My other complaint is related to the noise level. There neither draperies nor carpets, therefore the noise can becoming overwhelming. It is for sure not a place to go on a date on Friday or Saturday night.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was very good, serve by a well trained staff. Eating in this restaurant was comfortable and interesting. The staff did not rush us and the food was served in a timely manner.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Ordered the shrimp fri Diablo , Pasta was over cooked sauce was very watery and bland

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was very disappointing and very uneven

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was outstanding. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great authentic Italian food we will become regulars

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