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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)
+1 954-565-9681
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
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LI, NY
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Italian restaurant in strip center near heart of Ft Lauderdale. Food and service first class. Menu very typical but done well. Reasonable priced for tourist town although it appeared that most of the crowd were local.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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305 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met three friends for dinner at Café Vico. We had purchased a Groupon certificate to try this place. We met in the bar for drinks. Happy hour was excellent. Great bar staff... piano player ...Large pours.... And good bar food all half-price! If I rated it on the bar alone I probably would have given it 4 1/2 stars. So... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

were visiting from out of town and relatives suggested we go here for dinner. Excellent choice service was great and food fantastic. they serve you hot rolls with olive oil herb dip that was great. I ordered shrimp fradiavlo that was a little spicy but very good. This was authentic Italian not like the chain restaurants. When I am in... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked into a strip mall this restaurant does not look impressive from the outside. The food, however , is outstanding. Perfectly cooked pastas and sauces, fresh seafood, and and a great wine list. We dined on a Friday and there was a live piano singer , lending to the great atmosphere. I tried the Shrimp Scampi , and it was... More 

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Somers, New York
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like Italian cuisine and are visiting Ft. Lauderdale, dining at Cafe Vico is a must. My wife and I grew up in NYC and so had many chances to eat at good Italian restaurants. Cafe Vico surpasses them all. Try the eggplant parmigiana...it's the Very Best, and anything else on this fine menu. The decor is pleasing, the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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187 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

With ala carte dinners from $20-35, and starter salads running about $9, you can drop $50 a head here pretty easily. But the servers are pleasant, and the food quality seems high. All in all, a good main line Italian restaurant with lots of tables outdoors albeit next to the parking lot where the view is car bumpers and tail... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Cafe Vico the restaurant I lovingly recall in when I,was kid sparring with Rocky Graziano. The food is authentic Sicicilian. From the clams in white broth to the Chicken Salmbuca or the whole roasted Branzino, the food is excellent. Note: there is a lovely jazz band that is quite good. Great for before or after dinner drinks, but take a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Tucked away in a shopping center, you will find this amazing restaurant. We dined there on Valentine's Day, our experience was outstanding. Our server was attentive and so personable. The meal itself was superb, the lasagne was the best ever. Can't wait to visit again. LOVED IT!!

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Thank twheave
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

this place is always busy but the food, service, quality does not suffer as a result! we enjoy "splurging" on this restaurant. so good!!

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I had the yellow tail snapper and my wife had the seafood ravioli...Both were perfectly done. The complimentary garlic dip is insanely good. I could have stopped my meal there. The only thing separating this restaurant from 5 stars is the limited wine selection. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good quality and a reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-565-9681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?