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Closer Look: Cafe Vico in Fort Lauderdale

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When you enter Cafe Vico in Fort Lauderdale, a handsome older gentleman with a slick of jet-black hair in a crisp starched chef’s coat will no doubt greet you at the door. With a soft accent and a kind smile that creases his eyes behind black-rimmed glasses, he’ll take each lady’s hand, give it a quick kiss, and turn to each gentleman to offer a short bow.

This is a routine Cafe Vico chef-owner Marco Rodriguez has been perfecting for quite some time. Like the ordering, training, prepping, and cooking, when the doors open for business, it’s a standard part of his daily drill and is perhaps part of the secret to Cafe Vico’s 18 years of quiet success among the city’s plethora of upscale Italian restaurants. Click here for the full Cafe Vico review by Nicole Danna.

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