About Vincenzo Cucina Italiana
Orlando, FL 32819
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
We had a lovely experience dining on a q ...
We had a lovely experience dining on a quiet Wednesday night. Our server John was very helpful with menu items, & had some great recommendations for wine, also. We were very happy with our meal, especially the octopus appetizer.
We had a Christmas Eve dinner at Vincenz ...
We had a Christmas Eve dinner at Vincenzo Cucina Italiano, and it was very pleasant, relaxed, and tasty. Our waiter was engaging and knowledgeable, and guided us through the menu with helpful suggestions. The carpaccio appetizer was excellent. The pear salad was a nice change from the usual choices. We had the house special of a seafood fettucini with a cream sauce enhanced with Gran Marnier, and we also chose the short ribs with celery root puree- both had unusual twists from the classic recipes that made the meal special with memorable sauces and flavorings. We finished our meal with a house version of Tiramisu that was very good. In all- a very nice experience.
Just average. Service, below expectation ...
Just average. Service, below expectations (maybe because the host sat us - a 2 top- on a 6 top). Food was really good though, the location is great and the prices are very reasonable. Not a place for a special occasion.
The gnocchi was the best I have had sinc ...
The gnocchi was the best I have had since traveling to Italy! The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Due to the high quality, the food is relatively high priced but there were families and groups in the restaurant so the high price point did not make it seem stuffy. We will keep it in mind for our next date night!
I'm Italian, from a family of great ital ...
I'm Italian, from a family of great italian cooks. I moved down from new jersey three years ago, and this place remains my absolute favorite italian restaurant in Orlando. It contends with the great Italian places I used to eat at in NYC, and remains the only great Italian restaurant in Orlando.
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.
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