(THIS WAS WRITTEN IN FEBRUARY 2012)
Cafe Vico has that home feel and yet the decor, with white and yellow tablecloths and curtains playing against the dark wood gives the place the elegance of a country home. (I wish Morton's would take some lessons in how to make a restaurant feel comfy and cozy.)
We went for lunch and had the specials: Ossa Bucco ($16.95) that melted in your mouth and 4 cheese ravioli ($12.95) that was delicious. As soon as you sit down you are served plain, hot rolls with a thick garlic, oil and spice dipping bowl. Having a choice of soup (pasta fagioli) or salad with the meal I took the latter which was thick and tasty.
The carrot cake ($6.85) that I had was presented presented better than I have seen it served anywhere else.
Cafe Vico has been hidden away in the corner of a shopping strip and has grown year by year with the help of 'regulars' and tasteful expansion.
The ambiance and food are top drawer as was the service with the server and busboy working as a team
Bravo Marco Vico!!!
(THIS WAS WRITTEN JULY 2013)
RIGHT NOW BEST DEAL IN FORT LAUDERDALE--ALL SUMMER--2-4-1 LUNCH MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AND WE HAVE BEEN EATING THERE EVERY THURSDALE WORKING DOWN THE RESTAURANT--SO FAR: LASAGNA , RAVIOLI WITH LOBSTER SAUCE, TILAPIA, PORK ORGARETA, PASTA WITH MEATBALLS, LINGUINI PESACATA, LINGUINI WITH GARLIC AND OIL--ALL WINNERS BUT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LASAGNA!!!
Allen and I, it being Thursday, went to Cafe Vico for lunch today with Allen having the salmon salad and I had the tortellini (spelled it wrong in the picture!) in a tomato cream sauce--once again we, te customers, were winners!
I am giving serious thought to having my 20th Leap Year birthday party here!