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Locanda Vini & Olii

#153 of 4,465 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1920 (Cambridge Place)
+1 718-622-9202
17:30 - 21:45
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Sun 17:30 - 21:45
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:15
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:15
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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 sea bass wrapped in baby spinach with onions and leeks wrapped in parchment paper. The... More 

Thank Joseph H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Alexandria, Virginia
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 in this repurposed old drug store. We shared a wonderful onion soup, second to none.... More 

Thank Robin S
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I came to Locanda Vini & Olii with a cousin who lives in Clinton Hill. I was advised that the food was incredible and they did not deceive me. We had the Tagliatelle Ragu and the Papperdelle al coniglio. Flavoursome, delicious and left me wanting extra portions. The restaurant is cosy and very busy, so if you can arrive early... More 

1 Thank mk1983
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Arrived close to 10 pm after flight and was greeted by great, upbeat staff. Warm atmosphere, great menu and wine list. Had the Tagliatelle A la Ragu - excellent quality. The olive oil was superior. Ended late meal with limoncello and cookie. Very pleasant meal. Will visit again soon when in Brooklyn.

Thank Mary B
Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Wanted to finish the NYC trip by going somewhere special for a last dinner. Had a good look around and decided to try here. Excellent, innovative menu. Perfectly cooked dishes. Great service. Wine list was good, but a bit on the pricey side, hence only 4 stars. The Dolcetto was excellent, although the recommendations by our waitress were not particularly... More 

Thank LexG_3CL
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A little bit noisy, the food was very good. An ancient droguery, the place is cosy and very "accueillant". You can eat outside too.

Thank fabieni
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Located in a former drugstore this Italian bistro has a varied menu at great prices. My grilled squid was excellent as was my wild boar parpedella. Nice wine list. A fun experience. Suggest reservations on the weekends.

Thank Steven R
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant that has been set up in an old drug store with all the original features ..Has to be seen!!! The food was great , the service was good.. We order the tagliatta con rucola. Anatra con gli fichi e tagliatelle con la bolognese The meat arrived medium rare with a mouth watering presentation. .The pasta al... More 

Thank Jacqueline P
Brooklyn, New York
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I loved the interior. I have a thing for dark wood, bookshelves, and old things. This place had it all. I sat at the bar, in the bay window and had a couple of courses, cocktail and glass of wine. Unfortunately I don't remember the specifics, but I do recall enjoying my meal. I wouldn't call this a designation restaurant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?