About Vincenzo Cucina Italiana

We prepare delicious Italian cuisine that is full of flavor. Chef Vincenzo has put a lot of thought into the menu, seeking local ingredients and the best imported Items that makes it possible for him to create on a daily bases the best authentic dishes for our clientele which has followed the Navarra family in Orlando for the last 23 years.

The items on the menu range from Pasta, Steak, Poultry, Fish and our famous Stuffed Veal Chop. Our wine list is mainly Italian and California selections but also offers many choices from the private list, which represents some great finds from smaller winery from Italy and California.

8255 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:15pm
Happy Hour for 4.00pm to 7.00pm Monday thru

Cross Street:
Next to Kings Bowling

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 745-4030

Website:
http://www.vincenzosorlando.com/

Parking Details:
Free Parking available in lot in front of restaurant.

Public Transit:
I Drive Trolley stops nearby.

Executive Chef:
Vincenzo Navarra

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Private Dining

At Vincenzo Cucina Italiana, we specialize in Banquets for any occasion, if you are planning a private function the staff here will take care of every detail.

Vincenzo Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Was in town for the KBIS show. We were seated within ten minutes of reservation time, even with the amount of crowd that night with KBIS going on. The waiter was extremely professional and friendly. He explained everything in great detail, especially the specials. He made them sound delicious just by his words. The service and food were outstanding. They offer many dinner choices and a variety of wines. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good restaurant but I don't recommend going there when there is a major convention in town. We had a waiter who had just joined the restaurant two days before. He was pleasant, tried hard but was new. The place was slammed with dinners. The calamari was rubbery and thefish was overcooked. Excellent bartender.

I would try it again when it wasn't so jammed.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very good meal in a area that is overflowing with over priced tourist traps. I would definitely go back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Understaffed, service was very slow. Food is average at best, restaurant has no ambiance.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Dined here during the busy KBIS show last Wednesday. Even though the place was packed, service was excellent, kitchen did a great job. Nice wine list. Cocktails well prepared and ample. House made Lemoncello was a hit and fun. Will definitely return next year.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very nice, friendly, laid back dining. Great food selection, excellent service and casual but nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The whole experience was wonderful. I was a little bummed that we were celebrating my birthday, booked it as such, but it was never acknowledged. Definitely worthy of a return visit.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice Italian place. For us, it was a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the parks. Their music choices are unusual given the rest of the ambiance.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great restaurant and service. Loved the food and ambiance. lovely place to dine.A+++

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was very good. Waiter was rude and very arrogant.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best, if not the best, Italian food I've had in a while... I ordered the Salmon with Penne pasta in Vodka sauce, a bottle (to share) of Sauvignon Blanc and a Nutella Cheesecake (also to share) and everything was just perfect. The salmon and the pasta were cooked perfectly, the sauce had the right consistency and flavor, the wine brought all the flavors together and the cheesecake was awesome! Felt like biting into a Nutella based cloud.

I will highly recommend it for any type of special occasions. The food, ambiance and service will be worth every penny.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious and the royal treatment.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Family dinner as a gift to my parents, the staff was lovely and all the food is phenomenal but affordable. Delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Last minute reservation for my family of 9. Very wonderful experience! Our waiter was amazing in recommending dishes. The lobster risotto was very good. For anyone thinking about this restaurant or wanting a good italian restaurant around the Orlando Eye.. you will not regret it

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very disappointing. We chose this restaurant based on previous reviews. The restaurant seemed chaotic when we arrived. It took 10 minutes before anybody came to the hostess stand after I had to go looking for someone. We made reservations a week before. We were finally seated and took another 15 minutes for a waiter to come to our table. When asked questions about the menu he knew very little. We ordered drinks, an appetizer, bread and main courses. Again waited 20 minutes and was brought one drink. We continued to wait for the other drink,appetizer and bread for another 20 minutes. At this point we were frustrated and asked to speak to the manager. She basically told us the kitchen staff was in chaos and fighting and the restaurant was not prepared for type of people that were there that night. She complained there were too many children and too many special orders. The kitchen staff was overwhelmed and could not deal with it. She said we could leave if we wanted or continue to wait for what she called “an amazing meal”. We chose to wait for another 30 minutes and When the meals finally arrived from two other waiters since ours had deserted us, my dish came out ice cold. Clearly not an amazing meal! I sent my chicken Parmesan back and the second time came back burned. Do not waste your time eating at this restaurant . We left hungry,frustrated and very disappointed. Many more wonderful Italian restaurants in Orlando to choose from.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

GREAT FOOD AND GOOD PRICES
GOOD LOCATION AND LARGE VARITY

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Horrible experience. Food arrived at our table one hour and forty minutes after we ordered. In addition they forgot one of the dishes. When we finally got food is was very bad. The marinara came our of a campbell can with lots of sugar. After all that management did nothing to compensate.
Not a place i would go back to.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I rated my overall experience a 1 star because the service was terrible. We were seated at 7:30 pm and did not get our meal until around 10:30 pm. We would have walked out, but there we not much option that last on Christmas Day. Our waiter kept saying that because the management were yelling at the waiters they were nervous and was not sending out food. When our food finally arrived, all our pasta was really al-dente. For my party of 9 people, we were very disappointed in our Christmas dinner.

I hope the manage will read this and improve there service and cook their pasta dishes properly and with flavor.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It’s always hard being away from home at Christmas and having to rely on reviews for your family Christmas dinner. This place went way beyond our expectations.
From the moment we walked in and was greeted by the lovely lady at the front desk to our fantastic waiter , we felt like we were home.
The food was amazing from the bread to dessert. The flavors burst in your mouth and for once we were all silent to busy enjoying the food to talk.
Whenever we are in the Orlando area, this will be the first restaurant we go to.
Thank you for making our Christmas dinner so special!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food ,fast friendly service, small portions.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Beautiful restaurant and outstanding food. Had the homemade fettuccine special. To die for.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food and service were fabulous. Our waiter Arnold was the best! Can’t wait to go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great as always. Been going for years. Excellent Food

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best Italian food in Orlando. Service is excellent,nice and quiet so you can actually converse with each other. No place I would rather eat in Orlando .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had the special, rigatoni with truffels, it was fabulous.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

THERE WERE VERY FEW DINERS HERE ON THIS EVENING. I THINK IT WAS BECAUSE IT WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING. THE SERVICE WAS GREAT AND FOOD IMPECCABLE. TOP NOTCH. SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT. THE TIRAMISU IS DELISHIOUS! VERY ITALIAN AMBIANCE.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A little hard to find with the construction in area. Our server, Arnold, was very nice and accommodating. Lobster Bisque was excellent as was main courses of Lobster Ravioli and Chicken Parmigiana.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Looking for a nice, quiet place to enjoy dinner and have a conversation? This is the place PLUS food is delicious and service is wonderful. Our server Arnold was magnificent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really great find for Italian.

We had a group of 16; very good service for a large group. Food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

My experience was great if we are referring to the food. The service was not so great, our server was a young gentleman with light brown hair at first he seemed nice but then as the night continued so did his attitude. He wasn’t helpful in suggestions, we asked if the fettuccine was big enough for two to share and he said “I don’t know get it and you could figure it out”. By the end of our meal he was MIA forgetting my sisters drink order and my nephews dessert. Mind you we never got the dessert. I appreciated the piece of delicious cake they brought out for my mom (it was her birthday), but like I said the food was great that wasn’t my issue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

On a visit to Orlando we found this local gem. Restaurant ambiance was lovely, food was amazing, and the service was wonderful. Our waiter, Arnold, was very professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating to special requests. The gnocchi was delicious -- very light and tasty. We would highly recommend this to locals, as well as anyone visiting the area. It's a great change of pace from chain restaurants.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Vincenzo's is a nice Italian restaurant in a convenient location on International Drive. The menu and the wine list had a lot of great options and is quite moderately priced. We had a large party, 10 people including children, and everyone enjoyed their meals. The restaurant offers parking and valet right in front, which is important to us because we were traveling with two disabled parents. The ambiance is very elegant inside and our server was patient, even with 2 families with small children.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went to Vincenzo’s for my brother’s birthday. Being from New Jersey, my family and I are extremely picky on italian food. We were left in awe over everything. From the Super Sicilian wine to the veal chop to all the seafood, everything was fantastic. We will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Took some time for someone to come over and seat us even though it was not busy. It was very loud with outside seating (our choice) but cars honking non-stop. Parking was an issue with no valet parking attendant. Food was great and our server was great which made the meal worthwhile.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food great service, we really enjoyed it.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

This was my second time there hosting a large group of customers. The service is amazing, everyone is very attentive and friendly and the food is incredible from start to finish and we had all courses! I will always host my dinners there when I am in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

spectacular food at very, very reasonable prices. one of the best Caesar salads I ever had. Pasta was homemade and excellent, as was cheesecake dessert

we went Thursday night and then went back on Saturday

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing food. Gnocchi were awesome! Although our server John was very good and knowledgeable of the food and wine, he talked too much.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Orlando is an area where restaurants can excel and generate repeat business or turn over the tourists and survive. Unfortunately, our experience at this restaurant was a big disappointment - we are locals but it appeared that many guests were from out of town. The bright side was that the drinks from the bar were good. However the entrees - two Filetos (filets) were poorly cooked - ordered medium and both were well done. We sent them back and the replacement meat was tough and without flavor. We actually did not even eat the filets. We brought the leftovers home and even our teenage boy would not eat it! Meanwhile our server was busy setting tables for the next day instead of being focused on any service recovery - we saw our drinks sit at the bar while the dining room clean up was occurring. There are so many restaurants in the area there is no reason to have a poor meal, whether you are a tourist or local.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was pretty good, however the service was very slow. The waiter was knowledgeable, just slow, maybe he had too many tables??? Atmosphere felt cramped, heard conversations of all tables around us :(

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