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Locanda Vini & Olii

€€ - €€€Italian
129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1920
+1 718-622-9202
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“pappardelle” (6 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
€€ - €€€
129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1920
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting our daughter in Clinton Hill, we saw the restaurant around lunch time (dinner only) the place looked charming and the menu interesting, yes! We were very welcome at the bar while waiting a few minutes for our table, everyone was attentive beginning to the...More

Thank Voyage8082
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great ambiance and waitstaff were excellent. The food (and wine) were also quite good. Portions were a bit small, but food was fine. Sardine appetizer dish is a must. The fish entree is a bit inconsistent. Much better on my first visit versus my second.

Thank Minajay
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A small restaurant in a former drug store in Clinton Hill, Locanda Vini & Olii has left outstanding memories. We went, all 5 of us to include a 16th month old granddaughter, for an early birthday celebration. After wonderful drinks, we noted favorite dishes we...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

What a wonderful restaurant! If we lived nearby we would come here weekly, it's that good. Our table of four shared appetizers and loved both of them. The Mozzarella di Bufala was served with marinated broccolini and roasted red peppers, and the flavors combine for...More

Thank AmyGNewJersey
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

My friend loves this restaurant and knowing that I just returned from my travel in Tuscany she suggested a place where I can devour Tuscan food. She didn't fail. The food is amazing. I love Italian food but I do not like it greasy, sweet,...More

Thank Marikit N
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I found this gem after rejecting the volume of a different recommended place. So I googled Italian restaurants near me. WHAT A FIND! A drug store converted to a Northern Italian restaurant of the finest quality. First of all, the menu presents unique offerings. I...More

Thank LauraD0603
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the staff made us feel special and welcome. The menu was interesting and the descriptions enticing however no words could describe how good everything tasted. We started with the home made anchovies on bread. I would have been content...More

Thank nswburgess
Reviewed 1 March 2017

During a visit to NYC my granddaughter knowing I like Italian food suggested one near her apartment in Brooklyn. The food was very good and NYC priced. The location is in an old drugstore. Small, it sat approximately 35 or 40 customers. . I ordered...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here food was fabulous as was service and wine 🍷 lovely atmosphere if you like intimate cosy candle lit setting this is for you. Lovely friendly staff...... considering we were a bunch of merry Paddy's can't fault it loved it

Thank Jimmy N
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in an AirBnB a few blocks away. The immediate housing is on the low end, so even though I researched Locanda, I had a shadow of a doubt about quality. My doubt was erased upon being served our first course...More

Thank Robin S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 22:15
17:30 - 22:15
17:30 - 22:15
17:30 - 22:15
17:30 - 23:15
17:30 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1920
    (Cambridge Place)
  • Public Transportation: Clinton/Washington stop on the C or G trains.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-622-9202
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Serving traditional Tuscan cuisine in a renovated 19th century pharmacy since 2001. Homemade pasta, grass-fed Piedmontese beef, and some of Italy's best wines.
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