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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian restaurant in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale

The restaurant has expanded and have done a nice job. The owners are usually there to greet you and the menu has a great selection. They also feature daily specials. They are open for both lunch and dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Fussytraveler440
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I took my fiancé there on a Tuesday night for his birthday. It's hidden away in a corner of a strip mall, a hidden gem! The owner Vico greeted us with a hand shake as we entered and seated us. The wait staff are all well versed in excellent customer service. The owner came out again to personally serve the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Cafe Vico is a well run pleasant establishment from stopping by for a cocktail at the bar, while listening to live piano music, to dining on some of the best Italian meals anywhere. Friendly staff completes the perfect experience.

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went to café Vico on our trip to fort Lauderdale. The place looks old and dark. The staff is friendly. The evening we went , the restaurant was full. However, they managed to find us a table. The food was average. We had as appetizer "sauted mushrooms on a bed of arugula topped with melted asiago cheese.To my surprise,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The restaurant has expanded and have done a nice job. The owners are usually there to greet you and the menu has a great selection. They also feature daily specials. They are open for both lunch and dinner.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Cafe Vico offers some of the most delicious dishes. The owner is a very kind man who makes sure his guests are enjoying their experience. His wait staff is attentive and experienced. They have newly remodeled the space which offers a fine dining ambience. The bathrooms are a hoot. Check them out as soon as you get a chance!

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miami, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We celebrated a big birthday at Cafe Vico on Saturday July 3, 2015. The service was delightful, the atmosphere authentic old Italy and the wine selection - superb. We ordered a large salad and shared it. My husband's Lasagna was the best I'd ever eaten. It was super cheesy and extremely flavorful. Our wine was an Italian Chianti reasonably priced.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Host: Always polite. Service: Awesome as you'd expect from Café Vico. Food: Still the best in town. Chef is even willing to accommodate your slight change on the menu. Pay attention to desserts. Valet parking available. Place gets quite busy on weekends. Reservation is always good. If in the mood for Italian food, Vico is still the place to go.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant since it was called Café retorno and Marco Vico the owner was part of the staff. It is still our favorite place to go and we truly enjoy Marco's hospitality and how he makes everyone feel like family. We have never been disappointed with any meals there. This is a true gem and... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Had a great meal with my GF. Great fish and antipasti and had a great bottle of wine. Charming and intimate the service is good and the prices are reasonable.

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newport michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

everytime I have been here the food is really good. but the services is really not good at all. there is one gal if you get its ok. but otherwise if you sit outside you will be forgotten! Its really too bad because its a good location.

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Additional Information about Cafe Vico

Address: 1125 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-1444
Phone Number: 954-565-9681
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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

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