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Cafe Vico

1125 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | Fort Lauderdale | 954-565-9681

Location Description:

The most romantic spot in Fort Lauderdale if you happen to be craving homemade pasta -- Vico's does it best. As sleek and gorgeous as a movie diva, this café features candlelit walls, ceilings that open into a trompe l'oeil evening sky, and impeccable service overseen by Marco Vico himself, who makes a terrific first impression by kissing the ladies' hands as they arrive. Standout dishes include the agnolotti rosa -- soft homemade pillows tossed in a creamy tomato sauce; the rich and dangerous lasagna; a handful of terrific raviolis (a chicken-stuffed version with cherry sauce is particularly memorable); and their famous osso buco, beloved by regulars. A list of more than 250 wines, many hard-to-find Italian vintages, guarantees you'll never go away thirsty.

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  • Cuisine(s): Italian
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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