About Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
We prepare delicious Italian cuisine that is full of flavor. Chef Vincenzo has put a lot of thought into the menu, seeking local ingredients and the best imported Items that makes it possible for him to create on a daily bases the best authentic dishes for our clientele which has followed the Navarra family in Orlando for the last 23 years.
The items on the menu range from Pasta, Steak, Poultry, Fish and our famous Stuffed Veal Chop. Our wine list is mainly Italian and California selections but also offers many choices from the private list, which represents some great finds from smaller winery from Italy and California.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:15pm
Happy Hour for 4.00pm to 7.00pm Monday thru
Next to Kings Bowling
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Free Parking available in lot in front of restaurant.
I Drive Trolley stops nearby.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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At Vincenzo Cucina Italiana, we specialize in Banquets for any occasion, if you are planning a private function the staff here will take care of every detail.
Vincenzo Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews
This is one of the best Italian restaura ...
This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the Orlando area. I would go there all the time if I lived closer to International Drive.
Vincenzo's is easy to find, as it is almost right next door to the Orlando Eye. Your money would be better spent at Vincenzo's!
Absolutely love this place, the food has ...
Absolutely love this place, the food has always been amazing. We love to sit at the bar and the bartenders have always been very friendly, informative and have helped us with picking out some of our favorite entrees, wines and mixed drinks.
This place is just wonderful. Food, serv ...
This place is just wonderful. Food, service and atmosphere. We had been looking for a family owned true Italian restaurant in Orlando. We found it!! Freshest Caesar salad that is lightly dressed, Lobster Ravioli with Shrimp cream sauce is so tender and perfect Farfalle with Shrimp and clams!!! Buon Appetite
We decided to try this restaurant for Ma ...
We decided to try this restaurant for Magical dining. We were seated immediately upon arrival and given menus but no one came back for almost 15 minutes after that. The waiter did come back to take our order and I pointed out that we hadn't been offered drinks yet.
We finally got everything ordered and our drinks. The appetizers were very good but the seafood lasagna they were offering for Magical dining was not good at all, although we had to tell a different waiter this since our waiter was missing in action. We sent the lasagna plate back, but by the time a new dish was brought out two of us had finished our meals entirely so the timing was not good for the third diner, the replacement meal was a filet with mashed potatoes and it doesn't take 20 minutes to cook one of those. The restaurant did seem short staffed that night so maybe that was the problem.
Food took forever (lost track but in exc ...
Food took forever (lost track but in excess of 30 minutes) with no update from waiter. One order was incorrect and new dish had to be made. Created awkward situation where group slow-eating until final dish came out 10 minutes later. No apologies or offer to make up for it in some way.
Dishes themselves were mediocre with only one on group of 6 happy.
Would not come back and not impressed.
I hate I Drive so that plays a role here ...
I hate I Drive so that plays a role here. But if I had to go to I drive, I'd probably eat at Capital Grille or Oceanairre. I haven't tried a lot of other places in the area.
The food here wasn't bad. It just wasn't great--but it was priced like great food. I've had much better Italian. But keep in mind, I've lived in Austin, San Francisco, and New Orleans, so I'm like a super-picky foodie type.
We ate there while vacationing in Orland ...
We ate there while vacationing in Orlando. We ordered from the magical dining menu, which is a set menu of 3 courses, where you have 3 choices of entree and appetizers, and two dessert choices. When ordering from a special menu you never know if the food will be as good as regular, even if the choices are in the regular menu.
We were happy to find the food was superbly prepared and would go back in a heartbeat. It's so nice to find good food and a non-chain restaurant in Orlando! We had the pork porterhouse and filet, both were cooked perfectly to order. The Arancini and pasta appetizers were delicious. We had tiramisu for dessert, also freshly prepared. The wine list was also extensive.
When in Orlando, give Vicenzo a try!
We visited for Magical Dining Month. We ...
We visited for Magical Dining Month. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The restaurant was not busy at all with only 3 other tables and a large party coming in when we left at 6PM. Service was nice. Overall good experience.
My wife and I are locals to Orlando and ...
My wife and I are locals to Orlando and love trying new places when we can. This is especially true during the Magical Dining Month of September where many restaurants in the area offer price-fixed menus.
Reviews on most sites were fairly positive and because we both like Italian we figured this would be a good date night spot to kickoff our weekly Magical choice during this season. The restaurant is tucked into an older plaza on I-drive literally next to the Kings bowling alley. It has a private lot or the entire plaza has valet. Don't waste your time on the valet as it picks up and drops off down at the far end of the plaza and will take you longer to wait then if you parked your own car right out front.
The place is actually very nice. Being in the middle of tourism-ville you may think it would be more of a typical Italian place with the old black and white pictures or photos of Italian markets when in actuality it is well-done and upscale. We opted to sit in the bar and on a Tuesday night in September were literally the only people in the place - Granted our reservation was for 8:45 pm.
We did choose the price-fixed Magical menu and my wife had Pasta Al Pomodoro as an app, the Filetto for main, and the Tiramisu for dessert. I had the Arancine Con Carne for an app, the Carne Di Maiale for a main and the Gelato a Vaniglia Con Salsa Di Fragole for dessert. The main courses were excellent. Apps were better than average but I do agree with other reviewers that there is a blandness about the sauce. The timing of the food was perfect and they had good bread on hand as well.
What took the wind out of our sails for this place was the service. It was very nonchalant and almost annoyed that we were there. Our waiter seemed bored and was not engaging at all. Being on I-drive you expect someone to make you feel welcome and that wasn't the case. Nothing bad happened, but nothing happened at all. It was just like we were in the way. It left us pretty disappointed.
We were staying in the area and could wa ...
We were staying in the area and could walk to the restaurant, plus able to book a reservation on line on short notice. Thus drinking wine didn't present a driving problem, nice selection of wine. Our server, Labino, was attentive and pleasant to converse with.
We wanted to find an authentic Italian R ...
We wanted to find an authentic Italian Restaurant that was reasonably priced. The dining room was elegant, the service exceptional and the food was as if you were in Italy. My daughter ate in Italy for three months and it met her standards.
Very surprising find, given the tourist- ...
Very surprising find, given the tourist-saturated location. Bartender Rob is great - will guide you through the menu flawlessly. This food is very fresh, and expertly prepared. I have already recommended to several folks since we dined last week.
A very nice independent restaurant separ ...
A very nice independent restaurant separated from all the Chain stuff on International Drive. Smaller restaurant and not crazy. Authentic Italian. Prices are reasonable. Very good food, helpful wait staff on the wine list. I would dine here again.
A Trip To Italy (Authentic Italian Feast ...
A Trip To Italy (Authentic Italian Feast Right Here In Orlando)
You walk into a Welcoming Atmosphere of Refined Italian Hospitality Only Exceeded by a staff poised to give you a rare dining adventure.
We started off with FRITTO MISTO (Calamari, Shrimp & Scallops with Stuffed Cherry Peppers) AWESOME! Watch out for the Peppers HOT!!!
We had Lasagna and Chicken Parmigiana BOTH with a wonderful marinara sauce Vincenzo serves that is robust, while not acidic a profound treat for the palate.
Chef Vincenzo is terrific great host and ready to accommodate to ensure your visit is a True Culinary Delight from Start to Finish. We took our friends there for dinner and our friend really enjoys spaghetti with meat sauce, when we made the reservation Chef Vincenzo offered to make him a special meat sauce which he indeed did and it made our friends birthday dinner profoundly special. Vincenzo's now has 2 more supporters.
In times where many people don't fulfill their promises Chef Vincenzo does...Bravo!!!
We go here whenever we can and never disappointed and we will be back.
We eat out 5 nights a week and have tried most of the notable Italian Restaurants in Orlando and do yourself a favor and treat yourself to this truly amazing experience.
Went to Vincenzo Cucina for a birthday c ...
Went to Vincenzo Cucina for a birthday celebration. The food was outstanding! From the appetizers (Fritto Misto) to the entrees its was amazing. Great service - pastas were fresh and delicious - favorites of the evening were the Lobster ravioli and Penne with Salmon! Tiramisu was so light and delicious!
Absolutely wonderful! I'm so glad I disc ...
Absolutely wonderful! I'm so glad I discovered this place on Tripadvisor! The owner was extremely friendly, proud of her restaurant and it showed! I appreciate her taking the time to share her expansive Italian wines with me. The bartender was very attentive and understood I wanted a special Italian wine. I felt like I was back in Italy! The pappardelle and Wildboar was delicious and my fiancé was extremely impressed with the Tiramisu . They make their own limoncello and they have complimentary valet parking. I only wish we had a restaurant like this in Greenville, South Carolina. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
LOVED this restaurant. Thanks OpenTable ...
LOVED this restaurant. Thanks OpenTable for another great find! DO NOT let the fact that this restaurant is located in a strip mall deter you. Cannot understand why this place isn't jumping. . Food is outstanding and service impeccable. Kudos to the chef and staff.
Would not miss the opportunity to visit this restaurant again when in the Disney area. Highly recommend the veal parmigiana, pasta with vegetables and pasta with sausage. Pappardelle is homemade so grab the opportunity. Kiddies loved the penne pasta in butter. Salads were fresh and antipasto delicious. And the bread YUM. Absolutely some of the best Italian food to be had. Thumbs up all the way!!!
We had a college graduation celebration ...
We had a college graduation celebration there and food was awesome and all eleven in our party raved about their food for days and our servers were great especially Arnold who was very attentive and enjoyable. We will be returning
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