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Located in the Historical District of Downtown Tacoma. Cafe Vincero brings Italian dining to new levels, fresh, vibrant and hand crafted.


Cafe Vincero is a family owned and operated restaurant that opened in May of 2014 and is located in the heart of Downtown Tacoma's Historical District. After over a year of renovations, the 100 year old building has been transformed into a beautiful "rustic-modern" dining setting. With just 44 seats, incredible tile work, tall ceilings, and a warmth that needs to be experienced in order to fully appreciate. Since then, Chef Kevin Cornwell has been serving both quality interpretations of classic Italian dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.

Cafe Vincero's interior, designed by Kevin Cornwell and father Ed Banks, reflects the updated sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Tacoma's storied past. The multi-level building offers the choice to observe passers-by from the front of house or watch your meals being prepared by use of a very open and fully visible kitchen. A large, glass encased wine room proudly displays nearly 80 hand picked wines from Italy, Washington, Oregon, California, Spain and other regions.

The large working kitchen is visible from most every seat in the house, allowing patrons the opportunity to see every activity taking place in the kitchen as their meals are prepared. Chef/Owner Kevin Cornwell set out on a mission to provide meals prepared when ordered, using only the freshest local ingredients. While dishes can take time to prepare, nothing in Cafe Vincero is pre-made or bought in, everything is made to order, and the flavor profiles are noticeable with every bite.

After just 5 months of operations, Cafe Vincero was nominated for Evening Magazines Best of Western Washington in two categories, Best New Restaurant and Best Italian Restaurant. With 37 nominees in the Best New Restaurant Category, Cafe Vincero finished fifth! With 182 nominees in the Best Italian Restaurant Category, we finished 18th overall. Not too bad for the short time being open!

In May of 2015, Cafe Vincero obtained their spirits license and now joins the other downtown facilities as a restaurant with a full service bar. After months of design and redesign, Vincero's has finally received the go ahead to allow minors BACK into the restaurant! In September of 2015, Vincero's welcomed long time friend and now general manager, Paolo M Mottola to our staff!

From Pizza dough made daily to an ever evolving Dessert Menu, your dining experience at Cafe Vincero will be memorable.




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(253) 503-6141



714 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402




Closed Mondays

Tues–Thurs 11:30a-10p
Fri–Sat 11:30a-12am
Sun 4p-10p