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Locanda Vini & Olii

129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1920
+1 718-622-9202
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pappardelle” (6 reviews)
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129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238-1920
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to meet a friend who lives around the corner -at her suggestion. I figured we were in for normal Italian bistro fare. From the start, I was impressed. Cocktail list was extensive, with 6 different Negronis and 6classic martinis made with their own...More

Thank GMBG
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is authentic cuisine in the spirit of the regions. Well done, these folks are no amateurs. Each dish hit the mark. Been privileged to travel extensively in Italia, and I have rarely found a US restaurant that hits the mark like Locanda. And staff...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here twice during our recent trip to New York City. The restaurant is housed in an old pharmacy. If you're not looking for it, you might pass by without noticing it. Much of the interior has not changed w/ the...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can to Locanda based on the recommendation of a Manhattan restaurateur, who claimed "it's the best Italian restaurant in Brooklyn!". He might be right, the food is so good, I am giving it only 4 stars because the tables are so small and the...More

Thank DAPJr112
Reviewed 26 November 2017 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

1  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 22 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
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Barb C
14 February 2018|
Response from Voyage8082 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I don’t know but I suspect you can call and make arrangements with them, it is a very small restaurant and I would trust them to honor their commitment! Remember sharing food there is the goal, they will tell... More
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:45 PM
5:30 PM - 10:15 PM
5:30 PM - 10:15 PM
5:30 PM - 10:15 PM
5:30 PM - 10:15 PM
5:30 PM - 11:15 PM
5:30 PM - 11:15 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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