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Cafe Vico

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1125 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-1444 (Half block north of Sunrise Blvd)
954-565-9681
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tutti Italiano

Cafe Vico is one of Fort Lauderdale's top Italian restaurants, a convivial restaurant with an Old World belief in service and a continental sense of culinary flair. The fresh pastas are particularly good - including pappardelle with sausage and rappini and squid ink spaghetti with a bright and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Lyn_Farmer
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Cafe Vico is one of Fort Lauderdale's top Italian restaurants, a convivial restaurant with an Old World belief in service and a continental sense of culinary flair. The fresh pastas are particularly good - including pappardelle with sausage and rappini and squid ink spaghetti with a bright and fruity tomato sauce. There is a full range of classic Italian dishes... More 

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Queens NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If your in the Ft Lauderdale area and you love Italian Food make sure you visit Cafe Vico if your from NY or NJ you`ll love this place everything on the menu is great from the appetizers to the Main Courses with the Fresh Pastas being the Winners. It`s in a strip Mall on Federal Highway with plenty of parking.... More 

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a nice Italian restaurant recently renovated and enlarged. The food is very good, the variety is great, and the service is very accommodating. Although the location is good, parking can be challenging. I highly recommend making dinner reservations as this place is very popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We have eaten here many times and always have the best service and the most delicious food. Last night we went to dinner with 15 friends following our wedding. They easily accommodate us and it was a fantastic evening. We highly recommend Cafe Vico for any and all events big or small.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Having been to Cafe Vico 2-3 times over the last couple of years, we once again dined there last night. It was superb! Our server, Jaxson (sp?) was excellent...he was attentive, informative, friendly and polite. He was very good at his job. Warm bread was served that was crusty, and soft. It was perfect for the garlic/herb olive oil in... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Came here while on vacation in Ft. Lauderdale.. Located in a strip mall. Was surprised how big it was once we got inside. Both my son and myself started off with a bowl of Pasta Fagioli. It was a very large portion but we both thought there was too much celery in it. The bread and garlic for the table... More 

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Marco Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This charming restaurant is tucked away in the corner of a little shopping center but it is truly worth the hunt to find it. The house red wine is smooth and the evening special of seafood ravioli terrific! We have dined here many times and always have been impressed by the service and decor but this time the food was... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went to dinner one night to check out the restaurant and to our surprise it was the best. I am from NY and I could not find a great Italian restaurant until Cafe Vico. The food is great the atmosphere is wonderful and the service top of the line. Marco is a very friendly exquisite gentle man. He makes... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This restaurant serves mostly traditional Italian dishes, and is clearly a cut above the run of the mill Italian restaurants. I have tried several dishes here but keep going back for the seafood ravioli with lobster cream sauce. My wife loves the cherry chicken raviolis. The ambiance is quite nice, and they recently expanded to include a large bar area... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There is little not to like about Cafe Vico except the quite loud piano music. We ate outside to avoid it. The food was superb. It seems a bit pricy until you taste it. Then you realize it is worth the money. I had a seafood ravioli that was utterly sublime. Our server was delightful and my wife had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1125 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-1444
    (Half block north of Sunrise Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 954-565-9681

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?