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Cafe Vico Ristorante

4.5
1404 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

What 1404 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.4
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Lasagna was excellent!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

All great ...just one negative,....we sat at the bar prior to dinner and the smell of chorine or cleaner was so very over powering.....made you not want to sit there or have a drink...maybe they just cleaned everything and bad timing on our part but if like that often then they need to do something .

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Bad, bad, bad. Cafe Vico ripoff.
As a patron of Cafe Vico, with at least 30 dinners at this establishment, we selected Cafe Vico for a special occasion, and we were completely disappointed.
We asked for lemoncello after dinner which has always been provided gratis. Much to our shock, our bill showed a charge of $9.50 for a shot glass size drink of lemoncello. That is $19.00 for a very inexpensive drink. To make it worse, the restaurant added an automatic 20% gratuity on top of the dinner cost and taxes, not allowing us to make our own decision as to the quality of service.

Upon leaving, we stopped the manager, explained the charge was outrageous, and he said tough. He further went on to say if the lemoncello was offered by the server, it would be gratis. If we ask for it, there is a charge. The manger said he could do nothing as that is how the owner wants it to be. We told him we felt we were ripped off, and as long time regular customers, we felt it was just wrong. He said tough. We said we would never return and he said he did not care.

How pathetic the manager has such a bad attitude and can ruin a restaurant and dining experience. Be ware of the rip off tactics of Cafe Vico.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It’s always a near-perfect dining experience! Pasta comes to the table super hot and the garlic/olive oil bread dipping concoction is highly habit forming.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent cucumber jalapeño martini, very good corn clam chowder and crab cakes as well as pasta

Service slow and forgetful would go back as food was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our favorite restaurant to go to for any occasion, the food is always great and is family owned.

Marco and his wife do a great job!

Thanks!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was my boyfriends birthday and everything was puuuurrfect. We’re already planning our next date there. He got the lasagna which looked like a double. I got the ravioli and it was delicious, cooked to perfection. Our server was so nice, the restaurant was slow since it was a Thursday night but he still came out to sing happy birthday and brought out a complimentary dessert. We’re still talking about it!

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

To describe our experience as mediocre would be generous! I selected Cafe Vico for my birthday dinner based on reviews and accolades, but was tremendously disappointed. The live music was in competition with what was playing over the speakers and just came out as distracting noise. Service was disorganized. I asked multiple times for a simple glass of water - ultimately, my husband had to get up and fetch it from another server. Ridiculous! My entree was incredibly under-seasoned with a side of over-cooked pasta with sauce that tasted like it came from a can. When it came time, I didn't even want to consider dessert, I just wanted to leave! Nobody once asked us how our food was - I guess they knew better. Ambiance = fail. Service = fail. Food = fail. Need I say, we will not be returning?!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent, as always! I enjoyed both happy hour and dinner 3/28. The happy hour servers were not very attentive or polite. Unusual for your establishment. Dinner was GREAT!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food and service...

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was good but not anything special. For the prices I was hoping for something a little more special. This restaurant is $3-5 higher for same item as much better restaurants. I used a groupon and would not come back without it. I was also charged automatic gratuity for a party of 4 and when I questioned it waiter said register puts it on automatically. Really?!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Being a recently moved local to the Fort Lauderdale area, I am constantly trying to find new restaurants to visit. I came upon café Vico thru open table recommendations and a friend who frequents the place. I found the linguini with white clam sauce to be fresh and not canned. The drinks were pleasing and the waiter gui was fantastic in all aspects. I highly recommend the restaurant!!!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food is excellent, service fine and friendly. We had a quiet corner table for 7 which was very nice. Noise level in bar very high. We would definitely come again.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Best Italian in Ft L.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We have been going to Café Vico off and on since it opened. Still very good food and the service is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent restaurant food ambiance. The whole experience was fantastic. Will certainly return

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Eggplant was undercooked. Didnt taste fresh. Fiancee lived his veal.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great service good food definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Love this restaurant. Has tons of delicious gluten free options, including pasta. Great atmosphere always great service.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious food, friendly staff, great service ... but outrageously priced. $17.00 for a shrimp cocktail with THREE shrimp? Ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Our friends and my husband and I LOVE CAFE VICO !!! The owner/chef always comes around to all the tables to make sure everyone is happy with their food and drinks! We are enjoying Cafe Vico so much that whenever someone wants to go out....we wind up there!!! I am Italian and you cannot get any better food or service anywhere!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Cafe Vico is CONSISTENT! Wonderful menu selections that never disappoint. Service is spot on. We live returning to this local gem.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We went to Cafe Vico for an early dinner prior to a show at Broward Center. It was our second visit and it remains in 1st place for our favorite South Florida restaurants. There is live music provided by a talented soloist while diners indulge in the delicious fare at Cafe Vico. The ambiance of this establishment is so welcoming and the staff is truly gracious and efficient. Our server, Fernando, was such a gentleman and very knowledgeable about the cuisine and menu selections. The freshly baked rolls and outrageously delicious garlic and oil blend are so scrumptious- it is challenging to avoid the urge to over indulge before the meal is served. The complimentary bruschetta is very enjoyable as well. We ordered the Clams Casino (best ever!) and a Burrata, Tomato, and Crispy Prosciutto (sooo good!) appetizer . Both were splendid! Our entrees were also delightful: a yellow-tail snapper served with artichokes and a chicken ravioli dish topped with cherries. We learned about Cafe Vico through an acquaintance...probably the BEST restaurant recommendation ever!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Amazing experience, the owner is personable and food was amazing

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The pastas are homemade, everything thing was delicious. She had the lasagna with cream sauce, I had the shrimp wjth spicy red sauce.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The wait staff was excellent. We loved the complimentary bruschetta and the fact that the kitchen split our salads and meals that we shared.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This was my second time me and my husband came here. I can honestly say this time was way better than the first time. The entrees were delicious both visits but this time we were served fresh baked breads with an herbs and oil blend. We ordered the fried calamari for our appetizer and it was fresh and hot and delicious. We were catered to very well this time as well. I really enjoyed the overall experience the second time we went.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This was our 30th anniversary dinner. I was recommended by the hotel we were staying at .
The food was very good. The cappuccino was the best I ever had!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service and excellent food. I highly recommend Cafe Vico. I had the pasta seafood special which was incredible.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Dinner was very good. Started with bread and garlic olive oil and moved on to large entrees if Chicken Parm and Seafood Ravioli. Both were served quickly and piping hot. Dessert was a simple coffee cake with great flavor. The service and ambiance were great for a date night.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Cafe Vico is a bit of a drive from where we live, but is worth every mile! The comfortable ambiance, the very gracious owners, the efficient and courteous staff, and the delectable FOOD! We enjoyed the the Clams Casino appetizer - the best we have ever had - and the calamari (perfect seasoning and enjoyable, light batter). The pillowy rolls were delicious and accompanied with a dish of freshly minced garlic and oil (YUM!). We were pleasantly surprised to then be indulged with fresh bruschetta - what a nice touch! The Veal Francese was superb (we ordered it with the linguini in the Francese sauce - as opposed to the broccoli it regularly comes with). We also ordered the Seafood Risotto - aptly one of the favorite dishes served at Cafe Vico. This restaurant is now at the top of our "favorites" list.

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