Italy’s Old World charm is present in its cuisine’s heirloom recipes, rustic tomato sauces, and meats wrestled away from gladiator lions. Enjoy time-honored tastes with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine on Sunday–Thursday
Thin slices of marinated filet mignon ($14.95) introduce taste buds to the family of Italian flavors before they wade through dinner entrees of housemade penne bolognese ($18.95), an italiano pork chop grilled and topped with sautéed cherry peppers ($27.95), and the crown jewel of the menu: a Milanese-style veal chop lightly breaded and topped with arugula, cherry tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella ($35.95). See the menus.
Guests at Café Vico find themselves dining under the watchful eyes of A-list celebrities, both past and present. That’s because nearly every inch of the eatery’s mustard-yellow walls is covered by black-and-white headshots of such famous faces as Marlon Brando and Michael Caine. These photos, along with a plethora of burnished wooden wine racks and baked terra-cotta floors, flow throughout each of Café Vico’s four dining rooms—the VIP room, the Old room, the Middle room, and the Coliseum room—tying the interior into a cohesive, welcoming space.
Chef and owner Marco Vico only enhances the restaurant’s visual appeal with his authentic, handcrafted Italian dishes and old-school charm—according to South Florida Food and Wine, he kisses the hand of every lady who walks in. The menu coddles sensory receptors with many classic entrees such as eggplant parmesan, veal piccata, and osso buco. Its real draw, however, is the fresh pasta, which the chef cuts into thick strips of fettuccini, round ravioli, or fancy bow ties for his attentive wait staff. An extensive wine list supplements Café Vico’s tasty eats with bottles from around the world and more than 20 varieties available by the glass.