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“Great food and atmosphere”
Review of Cafe Vico

Cafe Vico
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Ranked #64 of 1,329 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Half block north of Sunrise Blvd
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

Don't be fooled by the location in a strip plaza. Cafe Vico has great food and service that is reasonably priced. Friendly owner is very hands on and attentive. Put this on your must visit list.

Visited February 2014
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“Overrated !!!!!”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The service was okay. The food was below average. The dishes were all blend. And after you get a cup of coffee standing there for at least two hours. No value for that kind of money!

  • Visited March 2014
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Supreme”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

I can't believe I took so long to write this review. Perhaps I thought I had, but don't see it anywhere.

Friends and I went to Cafe Vico for dinner in September 2013. My honey and I got there a little early to check the place out and enjoy a cocktail at the bar. the bar is very small and the one bartender wasn't able to pay a lot of attention to his patrons, but we didn't need a lot of attention, so it was fine. He made good cocktails and we enjoyed a quick appetizers of the most amazing meatballs I've ever tasted while we waited.

When our friends arrived, we were seated in the side room. I liked that the tables were not stacked one on top of the other, so that your chairs are almost touching. We had plenty of room to be able to talk without hearing other conversations and to be able to get up and down to go to the rest room without bumping someone else's chair. It was VERY loud, the place was packed. Speaking of the restrooms, they are filled with photographs, mostly signed of movie stars. It's awesome.

The food is superb, everything. The meatballs as I said earlier, calamari, veal, chicken, it's all delicious. We didn't have dessert....simply not enough room left in our bellies, but the selections available sounded wonderful and I've no doubt they would be equally delicious.

We came back again in November with a bunch of friends and everything was just as good and everyone who joined us all said "We've got to come back to this place again!" And so we will....again and again and again. Add this to one of our top ten favorite places to dine.

Lastly, don't expect cheap. This is fine dining and you pay for what you get. You want excellence, expect to pay for it. This is excellence and worth every dollar.

  • Visited November 2013
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Overpriced for what you get”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

A mediocre glass of white Italian wine for $16.50? The rest of the food is rather mediocre and over-priced. Don't bother.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank mitch s
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

A gem of a dining establishment in a strip mall - this is true Italian food that is consistently excellent. Four in our group had never been and raved at the experience and entrees.

The lasagna is phenomenal with a rich béchamel sauce and the eggplant parmesan a classic.
Eclectic decor and unique touches lend to a memorable meal; the owners are always onsite and ensure the consistency in service and food.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Jacqui B
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