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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Italian food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
dotr1011
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Best place in town, no questions! Easy to park, fresh food, excellent variety and such a great environment! Service was terrific, always checking on us, either the Server and the Manager, unfortunately we don't recall the sever's name, (Jax) I guess, the manager was a young guy with glass. Despite been a busy night with a full house, he accommodate... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful old world feel. Fantastic food. Over the top desserts. Outstanding wine selection! Attentive staff. It was expensive. You will need reservations. I have no negative comments.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The restaurant have great ambient and live music. Service is not the best except for the owner that is always around taking care himself of the guest and greeting. The restaurant cuisine is not longer traditional Italian, is more Italian American ( big plates and a lot of non traditional Italian flavors) We visit the restaurant months ago and this... More 

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McLean, Virginia
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a fairly large restaurant located in a shopping center. The food served is very good and very satisfying as opposed to extraordinary. The wine list is extensive and fairly priced. We enjoyed the 2011 Valpolicella Ripasso from Zenato. The service on a Saturday night with a full house was faultless. Some warm bread is served while you wait... More 

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Plano, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A friend recommended this place because of the piano bar. We were out at lunch and decided to go. We were seated and waiter offered suggestions and took our order. We had home made yeast dinner rolls with olive oil and spices while we waited. The rolls were wonderful. The spices had too much garlic and the oil did not... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a really bad experience in this place. A friend told me that it was a nice place for a "risotto" and we went there expecting a really good dish. The atmosphere is fine. We got a really confused and slow waitress. We order two different type of the available risottos. Both are very bad. They should send their... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

service was very good, but it was a bit noisy and tables are very close together. Ordered eggplant and it was delicious. Homemade pasta and sauce is very good. Prices are reasonable.

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