Cafe Vico

1125 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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  • Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm, Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • $$, $$$
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
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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  • Contest Time! Want to Win a $50 Cafe Vico Gift Card?
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2:01 p.m. by Devin Desjarlais

    It's contest time! Tell us in the comments field what your favorite thing about Cafe Vico is! Never been? Tell us why you want to go. You must comment in the comments field of this post to qualify. The winner will be picked at 5 p.m...

  • Recipe: Lasagna Bolognese From Cafe Vico
    Friday, September 17, 2010 at 7 a.m. by Christina Staalstrom

    Chef Marco Vico from Cafe Vico Ristorante is known for his lasagna. Made with fresh pasta and a thick, creamy sauce, there is no question that this dish will make you a kitchen star to your diners.  The recipe, after the jump...

  • Q&A With Chef Marco Vico From Cafe Vico Ristorante, Part 2
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 8 a.m. by Christina Staalstrom

    Chef Marco Vico and his wife, Eclair, have owned and operated Cafe Vico in Fort Lauderdale since the mid-'90s. The successful 110-seat restaurant with a family feel keeps guests coming back for more. Yesterday, we featured part one ...

  • Q&A With Chef Marco Vico From Cafe Vico Ristorante
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 5:32 p.m. by Christina Staalstrom

    Chef Marco Vico's Cafe Vico Ristorante in Fort Lauderdale is everything you would expect in a family business. With him overseeing the kitchen and his wife, Eclair, welcoming you as you walk through the door, you can't help but feel...

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