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Reviewed May 10, 2024

My husband and I eat dinner at Vigneto’s about twice a year with another couple. We love the food and service at this restaurant, and we would go there more often if it were closer to our home. I almost always order the Chicken Milanese,...which comes with a hearty salad. It has never disappointed me. The servings are huge! We always end up taking some food home and enjoying it again there! The four of us ate here most recently on Thursday evening, May 2nd. We arrived at a little after 7 PM, and the hostess told us there was approximately a 40-minute wait, but our wait was actually much shorter than that. Once we were seated, our server, a delightful young lady named Katie, came right over and got our drink orders. She took excellent care of us throughout our entire meal. We ordered 2 appetizers for the table to share: eggplant stack, and calamari. We’ve had those on previous visits, and they were just as delicious this time. Our friends ordered salads for their main course. I ordered my usual Chicken Milanese with a salad, and my husband ordered veal parmesan. We loved everything, as usual, and we will keep returning to this wonderful restaurant!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 10, 2024

My eggplant parm was delicious. Certainly don’t skimp on cheese or portions size. Watching things that everyone else was eating makes me really want to come back. I had my eye on the lobster with risotto!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed February 3, 2024

Although we have had many great meals here, last night the food was disappointing. Service was excellent as always. I ordered Snapper Francaise, as I always do. The plate was filled with sauce, which was way too lemony. I ordered gnocchi with pesto sauce and...the gnocchi was falling apart and drowning in pesto. My Dad always orders linguine with white clam sauce. As always, it was filled with clams. But either they forgot the sauce, or it was flavorless. So many wonderful family times, but I’m afraid to go back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 6, 2024

The food was incredible. They had an appetizer of scallops to die, for the veal was excellent. I just wish they would open up before 4 o’clock.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 27, 2023 via mobile

This is the best food I’ve ever eaten. I recommend it to everyone. Excellent. The service is as good as the food. Our server Rolli, was the best.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 25, 2023

This place is busy! We lucked out with a table by going early and were seated quickly. It is a very fast paced restaurant. They have a short wine list but it met our needs. We were never asked if we wanted a second drink....I ordered the gnocchi and it was very flavorful. My husband order the chicken parmesan and it was good, not great. We felt rushed through the meal which is why I gave it 4 stars. The service was also 4 stars as he didn't check on us nor offer dessert.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 26, 2023

Delicious and quick service! Our waitress Katie was very attentive to our table and made sure we had everything we needed. She also gave us recommendations, and it ended up being the best food we’ve had in a long time!! Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed February 11, 2023 via mobile

Good portions and they have a sauce on a few things that was really unique and delicious. Seafood was fresh! Service was great. We already told everyone to go! Make a reservation.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 7, 2023 via mobile

Just started going there at the encouragement of friends and neighbors. Since Covid closed for good our favorite local Italian eatery we were looking for another close by. Always busy with locals. No reservations taken so you go early or late to be assured of...a table. The food is …..okay. Some things are done very nicely, others are way off the mark. Examples: Clam sauce is bland and extremely watery. Needs to reduce to coax that lovely briny flavor and allow it to coat the pasta. Whole shell clams is a great visual but not worth the effort without obtaining flavor. Carbonara is extremely bland with no flavor of anything. Had shrimp added and they had been boiled or heated to a rubbery consistency prior to being tossed in as an afterthought. However, the pasta was done to perfection, albeit not salting the water while cooking pasta is a major sin. Meatballs are just average. A shame since a good meatball is the hallmark of a good Italian restaurant. These are again lacking any distinctive. The veal dishes are done perfectly. Moist, tender and cooked properly.. The chicken dishes are done well also, without drying the chicken and presenting banquet rubber chicken. Again, they all lacked salt during preparation though The highlight of any visit, and the reason to return, is the Pasta Sugo. Tender, flavorful, seasoned well, this is the dish to try. As far as I’ve seen they are the only place in the tri-county area that makes it. Service is terrific. The staff are attentive, on point, knowledgeable about the dishes, able to guide diners through the menu and wine list. They work hard and do a fine job. Overall, it’s a fine local place. It meets the palate of the community it serves.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed May 12, 2022

I got linguine and clams to go. They put a lot of clams in the dish (in the shell) which I really liked. The pasta was cooked perfectly. The sauce could have use a little more seasoning. The bread they supplied was really good and...plenty of it. I also like the Caesar salad. I would return here to try one of there many other dishes if I am in the area.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 18, 2022 via mobile

Valentines Night we were so pleasantly surprised at our luck. The estimated wait time of 35 minutes was on spot. The service was courteous and prompt. The food was fantastic! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2021

The food is excellent here I love the chicken Sinatra it is fantastic. The calamari is awesome and the service is great it’s just very hard to get around in that restaurant on a Friday or Saturday night when it is crowded you’re bumping into...people and stuff otherwise it would be a five every thing on the menu is deliciousMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 11, 2021

Peak hour beepers here for a reason. People love tasty food. Ordered the calamari, delicious salad, & rigatoni ala vodka. YUMMY! It's worth the wait, so try to go on a weekday to avoid the crowd.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed January 24, 2021 via mobile

Since we stepped into this restaurant, customer service was stellar. Restaurant is big and have a nice bar. Big portions of tasty food. My son ordered Shrimp & Lobster risotto, delicious. My husband ordered Filet Mignon with pasta aglio-olio excellent too. Medium well meat was...very tender. Pasta fagioli soup tasty and big enough portion. I tried the Angelo salad and loved it. Also ordered Penne with vegetables and chicken in a light reddish sauce with good flavor. Our waiter Fito was amazing, professional and his customer service was A1. We tried the cannoli and tiramisu for dessert. We were very happy with our new choice of Italian restaurant. We will definetly come back to Vignetos in Plantation, a real hidden gem.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2020

West of Fort Lauderdale, probably the best Italian. Veal Parm and other dishes were great. Mario dish was excellent also.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Response from Donna G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a wine list with a variety of nice wines including Italian Chiantis. Prices are moderate unless you order "market price" steaks or seafood - more on the high end.
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I have not seen gluten free on the menu, but I would call them.
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VIGNETOS ITALIAN GRILL, Plantation - 1511 S University Dr - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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