Locanda Vini e Olii

4.8
601 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:15pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(718) 622-9202
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Michele Baldacci
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
We don't have a private room, but we do occasionally rent out the restaurant for private events.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Michael: (718) 622-9202
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Cambridge Place
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Clinton/Washington stop on the C or G trains.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 601 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. The best restaurant in Brooklyn.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my most favorite place in NYC!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
186 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We've been several times & this place never disappoints. The food is terrific, and given the hour & how crowded the restaurant is, it can be quite noisy.

Report
Helpful
SM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The server we had was rude and push us out of the restaurant as fast as he could. The whole experience was very transactional and the food was average, nothing to write him about.

Report
Helpful
AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar. A true neighborhood gem.

Report
Helpful
E
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was absolutely delicious, just a little noisy so was hard to talk sometimes but overall loved it

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

This was my second time here and the first time was a much better experience. This time may have been my last. The food was good but the service was subpar. While I waited for my friend to arrive I ordered a bottle of wine at the bar and the bartender gave me an empty glass with it because he couldn't be bothered to pour it. The pastas we ordered were completely forgotten to the point where our server had to ask again what we wanted and we never even received the olives we ordered. On a positive note the ambience was fun and energetic on a Tuesday and we were seated quickly.

Report
Helpful
PF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great, fresh, authentic Italian food. Charming ambience.

Report
Helpful
AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

One of my favorite spots in a neighborhood with plenty of great restaurants. I have always had a delicious meal here.

Report
Helpful
g
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasting menu absolutely amazing ! Every course was delicious simple rustic food, generous portions.
My favorite dish was the chicken liver and risotto appetizer but everything was excellent. This was my second time here with visiting friends who were blown away by the meal.
We also had a wine pairing which was great value and well chosen.
Interior is quirky and atmospheric but the vibe is Neighbour good down to earth no pretentiousness . Had a better meal here than some of the Michelin starred restaurants in brooklyn!! Love it!!

Report
Helpful
R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent real authentic italian food. As dining in a very good italian restaurant in Italy. Cozy atmosphere and decent wine list with some choices that one can't find in other italian restaurants.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the BEST.

Report
Helpful
MZ
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome evening with friends. Great food, perfect service. Well done!

Report
Helpful
B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Never failed to satisfy. Authentic Italian cuisine, with a Tuscan focus. Service can be slow, but servers are well informed, and friendly.
Tight seating and a bit loud, but ambiance is unique and warm.

Report
Helpful
NV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best restaurants we've been to in the entire NYC. Amazing ambiance in an old pharmacy, lots of original furniture, and great decor. Service was second to none. We had a larger group with a toddler, and were accommodated every step of the way, despite it not being your typical "kid friendly" restaurant. We were served by multiple staff members, who were all equally friendly and knowledgeable. Wine list was spectacular and the food authentically Tuscan! This is a rare find in the US. Some of the dishes on the menu I have not seen since visiting Tuscany. Everything about our experience here was fantastic! We would love to come back soon.

Report
Helpful
EE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rabbit was superb. I wasn’t quite as thrilled with the Panzanella which was cold for some reason. But the wine was great and reasonably priced and our waiter knowledgeable about the list. Love this place!

Report
Helpful
GD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place - the history of the venue, the warm and attentive service, the delicious high-quality food, the ambiance - everything about it is amazing. I'll be going back again soon!

Report
Helpful
CG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imaginative, quality Tuscan food in a beautiful space. Sound level is high; best chance for a conversation is a weekday night.

Report
Helpful
FA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful meal. The chicken livers as an antipasto were exceptional.

Report
Helpful
NG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding southern Italian cuisine with a friendly staff. Someshst crowded and noisy and pricey, but worth it. I've gone twice already and I'm looking forward to my next time.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday experience for my family

Report
Helpful
TW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

I really like this place. I find both food and the drinks really good and the service is usually very lovely. This time around we had a waiter who was loud, rude, had snarky replies to basic questions and rolled his eyes at my husband when asked about something. We weren’t being difficult either, we both work in customer service so we understand how difficult it can be, but this was just unpleasant.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance, also very well priced ! Two entrees, an app, and two drinks came out to only $80 including tip

Report
Helpful
S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food, wine and service. Favourite restaurant in the neighbourhood by a long shot.

Report
Helpful
F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic dinner with my daughter. Richest comfort food in North Brooklyn. Cod with potato’s and Cinghiale with wild boar and juniper berries were so very good. Classic negroni always the best way to settle in.

Report
Helpful
EP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite neighborhood Italian spot in Brooklyn.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like bring in a trattoria in Italy. Perfect in every respect. Tasting dinner from chef for 4 plus great wine

Report
Helpful
S
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service and terrific atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had a table that they had put under part of the AC unit; which dropped cold water on us and the table throughout our meal. The staff tried wiping the unit down, but that only did so much. The food was great, I would just avoid the table in the middle at the back of the reataurant

Report
Helpful
WW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The branzino is amazing! Good wine selection and service was great. Reservations are a must!

Report
Helpful
JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, authentic Italian food with wines to match. Everything prepared with care and attention to the season. Friendly service.

Report
Helpful
KN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant for a special night! We loved the ambiance, the food, and the drink selection! We ate the mozzarella appetizer, spaghetti with red sauce and pancetta, and cod with potatoes, and all were so delicious. I look forward to going back sometime soon!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Amazing amAzing

Report
Helpful
LB
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of fun. A hole in the wall but delicious food and a relaxed ambiance. Service a little slow but restaurant was packed on a Sunday.
Our son’s birthday and everyone had a great time!

Report
Helpful
MP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If the home-made amaro is in stock, you absolutely need to get it.

Report
Helpful
R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited twice in 2018; our family group includes locals and out of towners; excellent meals throughout; the spirit of italian dining is evident, the execution is like being in Campania

Report
Helpful
D
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back in years since leaving Brooklyn. Better than ever. Missed the feel and warmth of all staff (old and new) and was so happy to have brought in family from out of the country to meet some of the crew and taste the only non-"American"-Italian spot in NYC. Authentic and nostalgic as always.

Report
Helpful
K
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious meal Saturday evening. We ordered the tasting menu. $55 for 4 courses and it was truly excellent value. The breadth and quality of food was superb. We had some big appetites in the group and none were disappointed ! Liver , will boar and duck were all highlights.

The service was also totally on point. Nothing too fast but never slow. Exactly how you would like things. Truly a great find that I would recommend for any occasion. Well worth the trip. You like Italian food you will love this spot.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and intimate setting, what more is there to say.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
16