954.565.9681 • 1125 N. Federal Highway • Fort Lauderdale
One diner on Trip Advisor calls Cafe Vico Italian restaurant the “best kept secret in Fort Lauderdale” while another on Zagat’s raves about the lasagna, calling it the best in the world.
Inside Fort Lauderdale lists Cafe Vico in the top 25 restaurants in the city and the top 3 Italian restaurants while Trip Advisor ratings place it in the top 10 percent of all Fort Lauderdale’s nearly 1000 restaurants.
Urban Spoon and Yelp reviewers have plenty of compliments to spread around and naturally there have been many reviews in newspapers and magazines (see links below). All over the web reviewers praise the Italian food, the personal service, the unique décor and the ambiance.
At Cafe Vico Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale we work everyday with the freshest ingredients on recipes honed by owner Marco Vico over almost 30 years of cooking fine Italian food. We are grateful for every compliment we receive and take seriously any criticism as a opportunity to make the meals we prepare for you even better. We are never content to rest on our laurels and approach each day the same way — as another chance to give you a meal you will savor in a setting you won’t forget.
What our diners say about us
“I want to clarify the state of Italian food in South Florida. There is only one true Italian restaurant with a familial welcoming and polished presentation of food. There is no other true Italian restaurant other than Cafe Vico. The owner Marco has time and time again proven to us their cuisine far supersedes all others. Gratzi Marco! We have found our favorite Italian restaurant.”
Cfoodeatfood on Urban Spoon
“Their Italian meatballs are a must!!! Their bartenders make a mean dirty martini and they have nicely priced wine options to boot. On their menu you will find amazing pastas, to die for seafood and fish dishes, veggie friendly offerings, and desserts! You can't go wrong with their Shrimp Scampi or Osso Buco. But wait they will, and always do have, nightly SPECIALS. Hooray for Garlic Paradise!”
Danielle R. on Yelp
“I remember the first time we came to Cafe Vico, our friends told us they had ‘the best lasagna in the world.’ Well, of course, I poo pooed that - how could that be. Besides, the best lasagna is either in Italy or, surprisingly, the UK - I hate everything smothered in cheese. Well... they were right. Cafe Vico does have the best lasagna in the world, coupled with a great decor and atmosphere. Love it!! Highly recommend Cafe Vico always.
Angela S on Zagat’s
“Best Kept Secret in Fort Lauderdale
Cafe Vico was born from the passion of making great food and treating everyone like family. …The owner Marco always makes everyone feel welcome. The best appetizer is the veal meatballs. Prepared in a white wine mushroom-based brown sauce. (Because it’s a special) It is the single most amazing thing not on the menu. A good Italian wine list with reasonable prices offers a great accompaniment to any meal. Known for their lasagna but just as good is the Osso Buco. Everything on the menu is fabulous. A great bar and atmosphere can always be found at Cafe Vico. Ciao Bella!”
Patbeau on Trip Advisor
7 Days a Week
Sunday-Thursday 4:30 - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 4:30 - 11:00pm
Special Menu • Live Music
Tuesday - Saturday
5:30pm - Closing
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