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Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

4.6
980 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Local Owned and Operated Restaurant in the Heart Of I Drive Orlando. We specialize in Fresh Pasta, Homemade Desserts, Imported Italian Products and Specialty Cocktails. Award Winning Italian Restaurant Since 2014. We offer a Kids Menu as Well and have Patio Seating with great views of the Starflyer and Orlando Eye.

Orlando sentinel Foodie award 3 years Best Italian Orlando
USA Today 10 Best Best Italian International Drive
Orlando Best Bets winner Best Italian
Chef Vincenzo won Orlando Best Men & Women Of The Year 2019 and was Nominated & Industry Chef of the year. Casual attire, kids menu, Patio & full Bar. Whether it’s an intimate date or family gathering to wedding rehearsals or corporate events our Culinary Experts and Professional team caters to all. We offer private dining rooms for those intimate special occasions. Located on international drive by Icon Orlando and the Starflyer.


Support Vincenzo Cucina Italiana during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

We will offer a Thanksgivings Dinner in addition to our regular menu

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

We will offer a seafood special in addition to our regular menu

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

"Buon Natale"! We will future a Christmas Special Dinner, in addition to our regular menu.

What 980 people are saying
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4.6
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PamM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What great Italian food! Everything was top notch from the salads to the garlic bread. Very attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was fantastic. Entrees were cooked to perfection. The service was gray as well! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food was very tasteful!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JenniferS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Really good friendly service and the food was great. We celebrated 2 birthday's and they took really good care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Rude valet
Owner not wearing face cover according
Very disappointing ingredients
Food not fresh

LC
LisaC
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. Fantastic food, excellent service, and nice ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit here while in Orlando and it was fabulous! The service was great, had the house Sangria, also great! Home made hot bread with olive oil was brought to the table. We ordered the chicken Alfredo and the Spaghetti Bolognese. Both were very fresh and tasty!!
We are adding this to our list of favorites and will definitely be back

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ClaraD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Authentically Italian. Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, excellent, superb! What more can I say??!! It was amazing. Our new favorite place!! 🙌🏼❤️😋

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Anniversary93
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going there and it won't be the last. Went to try out the Magical Dining menu. We decided to share the Carpaccio and the Antipasto. It was definitely the right amount. The Carpaccio was so fresh. The beef was sliced very thin. The arugula was a great touch and went well with the beef. The meat in the Antipasto also has was fresh. You get mozzarella, mortadella, prosciutto, salami with little black olives.

We both decided on the Cernia which was a pan-seared florida grouper, shrimp risotto with middleneck clams and a saffron tomato broth. This was out of this world. Such a wonderful combination of flavors. The risotto was cooked to perfection and that saffron tomato broth went well with the fish and the risotto. The service was excellent. Definitely would recommend it to all my friends.

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vipDateNightDiners
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We are locals and were pleasantly surprised by Vincenzo's menu, staff and attention to detail. (It is in the heart of tourist areas.) The food was authentic Italian and tasty. Our server was reasonably attentive and friendly as well as able to answer questions.

We were NOT impressed by their complimentary valet. He had NO concern for covid precautions - no mask and no respect for distance. He basically tried to put his entire head inside our vehicle where a passenger was seated when we stopped the car to ask a question. Furthermore, we noticed he was blocking people's access to the disabled parking spaces (against the law in FL), and also parked vehicles in the hashed sections between spaces. This is not only against the law, but dangerous (not to mention rude). If a wheelchair van is parked in one of those spaces, the car that pulls in the hashed section could be damaged when the ramp is extended.

In summary, go to Vincenzo, but park your own car further away. It's worth it to be safe!

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GMARASCIA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IF YOU WANT TRUE ITALIAN FOOD, I RECOMMEND IT, THANK YOU

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing. 10/10 would recommend. We started with the arancini rice balls, presentation and taste were one point. I ordered the gnocchi, delicious. My husband ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and added meat sauce. Best he’s had. For dessert we ordered the Nutella cheesecake and limoncello cake. Again, delicious. The atmosphere was great, service was excellent, and food was perfection. Best dining experience we had this trip. Food was so good we forgot to take pictures. This place is definitely worth a try- you won’t be disappointed!

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vipMmg99
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter Davide was molto carino! Antipasto selection was all our favorites - olives, mozzarella, prosciutto, salami, and awesome mortadella :) ArancIni were also delicious, hot with a crispy coating. tortellini w filet mignon tips was delicious especially the sauce, as was the fish (perfectly cooked) with risotto. The limencello cake and chocolate cake were so fresh and buonissimo! The wine list is extens and we selected a red cab very very good! Highly recommend Vincenzo!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

I have been to this restaurant twice and both times the service has been outstanding! Unfortunately, with that being said, I am not a fan of the food and have tried multiple menu items. I have had both the lobster ravioli and filet on separate occasions and I didn’t finish either entree.

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Bobh
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly good restaurant! Didn't expect such good, authentic Italian food right off of I-Drive. Will be back. Soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service! Will visit next time in Orlando!!

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LeslieH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Absolutely unbelievable! This meal was amazing! I would give it 10 stars if I could! Service was impeccable...our server Arnoldo was not only so fun but so knowledgeable and on point! We loved him! My brother and sister-in-law did the Magical Dining but bc me and my husband don’t do dessert(although I tried theirs and they were amazing)! The drinks were incredible! I highly recommend the Espresso Martini or absolutely anything on the wine list which is fabulous! My brother said their Margaritas are the best he’s had and for an Italian restaurant, that’s saying a lot! The food?! Oh the food!!!! I had the Carpaccio and added truffle oil...it was perfection! My husband had the house salad, brother had the Carpaccio and sis had the Antipasto Plate...all were yummola! For our entrees my sister and brother had the Filet Tip Tortellini(he added shrimp) and Grouper w Shrimp Risotto off the Magical Dining Menu! Hubs had the GF pasta w Bolongnse sauce bc he’s Celiac and Vincenzo’s did a great job accommodating his allergy! I had what I like to call the Chef’s Special which was the Porterhouse w shrimp and scallops and I added a side of their Truffle Marsala Sauce which I could eat on dirt it’s that darn good! I always have a problem w my steak being cooked a true RARE and this team of chef’s KILLED IT! It was fabulous! Thank you Vincenzo’s for a fabulous and truly perfect meal! We will MOST definitely be back!

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vipDanny
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT. FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE, SOME OF BEST ITALIAN FOOD I’VE EATEN IN A WHILE. THANKS

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vipDavid
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went for Magical Dining. Food was good and they have a small outdoor area, which is nice in the COVID era.

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StaceyJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The service was a little slow. We felt the waiter was a little overwhelmed. They sat us back by the bathrooms and there were other open tables so we did not appreciate that at we were by the kitchen as well and felt like we were dodging food and waiters the whole time. Not very relaxing.

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vipPaulF
Tallahassee
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good considering he had a very large party at the same time. Food was ok. Not much ambiance as tables were crammed in to maximize seating.

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Brookie
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing Italian food, and even better service. They make you feel like family. Josie and Vincenzo are the kindest people and I love local family owned places like this! It is a fine dining experience on international drive that I highly recommend to anyone!!
This past Saturday I tried the magical dining menu. I was not disappointed with the lobster ravioli but I had also really wanted to order the seafood too. The dessert was an absolute winner… Don’t miss out on ordering the chocolate mousse. My dad loved the food so much he is planning his next trip to Orlando so we can eat at Vincenzo’s again.

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DianaW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very disappointing. It seemed like after we asked for the magical dining menu the waiter really had so interest in serving us. The food was most disappointing. The carpaccio had no flavor. The grouper was very dry and over cooked. They did give me another entree- the lobster ravioli. Unfortunately the tomato sauce totally overwhelmed the lobster flavor. The dessert was very nice. The waiter never came back to ask if we wanted coffee or anything else. My husband and I will not go back

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SLC20
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dined via Magical Dining the main server was very helpful in recommending certain dishes on the menu. I had the grouper it was okay I should've gone with the lobster ravioli since I love spicy as the broth was a little on the bland side for me. The drinks were great! Overall I will come back as the overall experience was enjoyable.

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vipFromOrlando59
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Who would've expected an "old school" Italian restaurant next to a big tourist attraction? This was a white-tablecloth sort of place with reasonable prices and excellent food. The service was perfect and unobtrusive. We would highly recommend...

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marianc
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

What i had to eat was a little salty for my taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely setting featuring excellent service and amazing food! Great spot for birthdays and anniversaries. Best garlic bread I have had in years. Delicious pasta, homemade sauce, and desserts. Highly recommended!

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Natasha
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, Elegant and the food is amazing will definitely return.

JW
JohnW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the best Italian restaurants in Orlando. Always a great time

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StevenM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, this was our second visit, will return.

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night with friends. Our waiter was very good. Kept a good conversation but still gave us our privacy. The food was delicious and exceeded the expectation!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Magical Dining

Sauce was too heavy on the Tortellini.
Overall good experience. Felt that prices were a little high for the portions and quality of food. May return back.

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viphuytam
Omaha
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Entrees were average . So so dining room. Very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was amazing!!

SM
StevenM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service will repeat. Good menu on the Magical Dining.

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OrlandoFP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend here for Orlando's annual Magical Dining event. It was excellent at every step. The service was courteous, and anticipatory. My drinks were refilled before I realized they were done (I always appreciate that). Our waiter made good conversation when it fit the moment. The ambiance was so suited for a nice night out with a loved one. There was great mood music playing and the lighting was perfect. I could probably write about the food for ages but suffice it to say, this is FINE dining. My compliments to the chef (Feel wealthy saying this lol) and if you are able to get out for Magical Dining ($35 3 course meals per person, do it.) this is a great place to come and eat. You'll probably be stuffed and happy way before their incredible desserts hit the table.

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AnnetteM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service -and food were awesome!!! Best restaurant experience I have ever had!!!

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LaurieW
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Magical Dining. Food and service was fabulous. What a value! Grouper was amazing. Also had the tortellini with beef. Delicious! We will be back again. Had a wonderful evening.

FAQs

Vincenzo Cucina Italiana does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Vincenzo Cucina Italiana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 745-4030.

Vincenzo Cucina Italiana is rated 4.6 stars by 980 OpenTable diners.

Vincenzo Cucina Italiana does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/5EK7FC0NC7CBK/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.