Locanda Vini e Olii

4.7
625 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:15pm
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Phone number
(718) 622-9202
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michele Baldacci
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Private party facilities
We don't have a private room, but we do occasionally rent out the restaurant for private events.
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Private party contact
Michael: (718) 622-9202
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cambridge Place
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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come celebrate Christmas Eve with us! We will be offering our regular a la carte menu, which will include a few special Tuscan holiday additions. Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for NYE dinner! We will only be offering a four-course prix fixe ($85/person) featuring highlights from our regular menu along with special Tuscan holiday dishes. Check out the menu on our website. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions and allergies.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 625 People Are Saying
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TG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chicken was amazing. Pastas all authentic and delicious - especially tagliatelle ai funghi. Ambiance is a lot of fun, but a little too eager on the bussing! They took away one of our plates before we were even finished eating it.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food. Great time in a converted pharmacy.

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HC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday at Locanda and had an amazing time. Food, ambiance, service 10/10. Best Italian food in Brooklyn. My friends and I also love the sister restaunt Camillo's!!

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service. I had messed up and made a reservation for the wrong day and they found a way to accommodate our group of six on a pretty busy night. They were really pleasant about the whole mix-up and we had a great meal. Also the place has a hip yet cozy vibe and authentic food. Would definitely recommend!

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PD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty damn good. Ill be going back. Maybe not with my wife but I'll be back.

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here, and Locanda Vini e Olii did not disappoint! We love the creative Italian cuisine, warm service and cozy atmosphere. We will return!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and food - gorgeous

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SF
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dining experience at the Locanda. Still fantastic! We started with Cauliflower Sformata and the anchovies. Both savoury gems. I had the gnocchi with pesto....one of the best pesto sauces...bright with flavor and color.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian in NYC

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DY
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Great atmosphere and attentive service to begin. But food was a let down and they tried to rush us out to turn the table.
We mentioned it was a special birthday meal when we booked and when we arrived but they didn't care. All they wanted was our money.

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our neighborhood favorites

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EZ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

family style meal for a group of 10 was phenomenal! great variety, delicious, and custom menu made it special!

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HC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Go for the interesting location and beautiful, original space, but the food is just ok and heavily salted.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Michaele and staff prepare delicious authentic Italian food in a repurposed drug store. Now that they have been in the neighborhood for coffee to 10 years, they are the defacto go-to for impressing visitors.
Their quarterly wine dinners are also well worth the cost.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, thoughtful wait staff. Ambiance is cozy and makes for a great night out!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food.

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JS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing homemade pasta! The food felt authentic, and the place had a really nice, warm vibe.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Over all very good, I was not happy with the lackluster fifty dollar truffle pasta dish that I’ve had in the past and it was great, but this time it seemed like a premade portion and I was extremely dissatisfied with its taste.

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F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were looking for an authentic iItalian restaurant, and when we saw the dishes typical of Piemonte, on the menu, we knew we had to try. We were not disappointed. The chicken fegato appetizer in a vin santo sauce with risotto and sage was amazing!, as was the pappardelle with boar sauce. We will definitely be back to try the other pasta dishes.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! Excellent in every way, and not at all pretentious.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very cool restaurant The waiter the food very good very very good

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SK
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My second time there.
For some reason, cinghiale and trippa were very salty. Can’t go back because of it.
Good srvice.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4th anniversary dinner with our toddler. They were great in accommodating him with storing stroller, kid-friendly plate and cup, etc. Our second time dining there with him and they’re just lovely! The tripe was 😋😋😋

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. The best restaurant in Brooklyn.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my most favorite place in NYC!

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OT
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
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.

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
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.

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

Best Italian restaurant in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn!

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

Most wonderful restaurant in NYC

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar. A true neighborhood gem.

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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

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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.

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

Great, fresh, authentic Italian food. Charming ambience.

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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.

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g
New York Area
10 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!!

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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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the BEST.

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

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

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DB
New York Area
20 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.

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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.

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