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Caffe e Vino
Caffe e Vino

Caffe e Vino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffeevino.com
  • Email: caffeevino@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (718) 855-6222
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Gambino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ashland Place
  • Public Transit: Close to Dekalb Ave train stop with B,M,Q,R. Also, Atlantic Ave stop 2,4,6,
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Dekalb street and the neighbor blocks offer plenty of parking.
A word from Caffe e Vino
Caffe e Vino is hidden treasure located in the upcoming neighborhood of Fort Greene just a few steps away from BAM. Executive Chef, Giuseppe Gambino creates northern Italian cuisine with pastas made on premises, fresh meats, fish and seasonal organic ingredients with a modern twist. Pastry Chef, Elez Bucaj presents interesting selections of homemade Italian dessert such as ricotta cheese cake and panacotta. Daily fresh pasta and dessert takes center stage on the basic Italian menu of Caffe e Vino.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Yes, Caffe e Vino is good enough to keep to ourselves. Not a word about restaurant-made pasta, sauces, desserts--the works! Unpretentious, attentive, caring service. Shh. . . ."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Easily the kind of place that you could become a regular. Lovely wine, good food in manageable portions and attentive service. Quiet vibe so great to catch up with friends. Look forward to going back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great restaurant whether you are headed to BAM or not. Such a treat to have wonderful ambiance, food and service at a welcoming local restaurant."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I've enjoyed meals at Café y Vino since its opening. I have yet to be disappointed. I suggest dinner at Café to all of my friends who attend BAM regularly and they have yet to be disappointed. I love this place!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This little restaurant is great. You can walk right by it without noticing that it is there. We tried the antipasto which consisted of smoked mozzarella, prociutto, olives, etc. was generous and so good. The veal ragu with fettucini did not disappoint. The place is charming and the service was attentive. It is very close to BAM and was a great pre-theater choice."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Felt very at home thanks to lovely service, and the menu had a lot of surprising and interesting options, e.g., spinach soufflé. Not your typical trattoria. I'll definitely go back pre-theatre for BAM."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This place is a gem. The food is delicious. The grilled sausage appetizer was perfect as was the grilled shrimp appetizer. The pappardelle entre was fresh and cooked to perfection. The servers are polite and accommodating with requests. If you are looking for a place to eat before or after going to a BAM event, this is a must go to restaurant."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Perfect for pre-BAM events. The food was delicious and the staff exceptionally accommodating. A little cozy - but lovely."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Discovered this nice Italian restaurant recently. When arrived at 6:30 pm there were only 2 empty tables, rest occupied by BAM theater goers. Service was fast, good choice on menu and vine list. Accidentally, credit card machine " was broken" that day, but the rest was very nice. Definitely', coming back"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Very nice neighborhood Italian Restaurant, with superb service and freshly prepared pastas."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Went here after a show at BAM, and had a lovely birthday dinner. The pork medallions were amazing and the chocolate mousse cake was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "A very sweet and authentic Italian restaurant on the outskirts of Ft. Greene Brooklyn. Sandwiched in between a few slice-of-pizza places and right across from what seems to be the emergency exit of the Brooklyn Hospital Center (part of Long Island University) - do not be discouraged! Nice atmosphere inside and the food is great. Very friendly and attentive service. I will most definitely go back! Have not been there for lunch but I am sure that is great - dinner is very nice. Close to the Brooklyn Academy of Music."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This lovely Italian cafe has good food and attentive service in a sweet spot and it's conveniently located near BAM. It's not too expensive either. I'm sure I'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "A neighborhood gem that's also perfect for theatergoers headed for BAM or TFNA. Delicious Northern Italian food with some surprising dishes, like a pasta special with sauteed octopus and artichokes. Friendly, attentive service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "For Manhattan prices, this Brooklyn BAM local is not worth the trip nor the tab. Find another locale."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Top flight Italian fare, not your typical Italian menu, and tantalizing specials. Everyone's a friend here. Delicious."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "There are too many Italian restaurants that are overpriced ($25-$35/entree) but under-deliver. Caffe e Vino is very reasonably-priced ($15-$25/entree) and over-delivers. High quality ingredients with a distinct home-cooked feel makes the food tasty and original. Every special that I have tried has been delicious, and there are still several dishes I am eager to try. A good spot for a casual dinner or a date. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I had a Saturday brunch at Caffe e Vino on Feb. 8, 2014, before the matinee at BAM Harvey Theater. It was our first (and not last) visit. It's only a couple of blocks from the Harvey--very convenient. We were greeted warmly, seated right away, and given both the regular lunch and a brunch menu to choose from. We found many items to our liking, and elected to order from the brunch menu--a "starter" beverage (we chose the mimosa), a main course, and biscotti, at a very reasonable price. We both chose an omelette. My spinach and feta omelette was delicious and perfectly portioned. The service was excellent, friendly, and not at all rushed. Caffe e Vino was an outstanding "find" for these theater-goers from the suburbs."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Enjoyable dining before engagement at BAM.Reservation recommended, but emerged well-fed in plenty of time for curtain. Dinner hour is noisy."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "A bit off of Brooklyn's hipster trail, this little gem is the perfect pre-perfomance BAM spot. The food isn't other-worldly, but quite fine in its own right and the service amiable. Just a 5 minute walk from BAM, and you can have a lovely meal, in a lovely little bistro. at a very reasonable price. Do save room for dessert because the ricotta cheesecake is divine--just what your Italian grandmother (even if you only wished for one) would have made on a Sunday afternoon. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but it was overpriced -- especially the pasta"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Consistently good food at this small Italian restaurant just a couple of blocks away from BAM. Pasta were well-prepared...flavorful but not swimming in sauce. Grilled fish entree of the evening (branzino) was excellent. Wine selection is somewhat small and when they aren't seating in their back room (which they seem to close off in slower winter months), the front room a little tightly packed. But those are minor issues for a place that hits on most of its plates."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was great as was the service was wonderful. We love this restaurant, it's always a goid time, ask to sit in the back up front is a little cold by the door."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were going to see King Lear and we wanted a restaurant proximate to BAM. I found this restaurant on Open Table. It lacks ambiance & the tables are too close together, but the food was good & the service was very nice. The food was reasonably priced."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "we went to this place after seeing king lear at Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaam. It was excellent, and the owner, John, made our meal especially pleasant. We plan to return,"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We visited Caffe e Vino for brunch before a performance at BAM. Dining options are somewhat limited close to the theater, and this is a good one. It's tiny; we felt a bit squished at our table for four. Also, with the cold weather, they were having trouble regulating the temperature. They have a nice brunch menu: standard items with a Mediterranean twist. The eggs benedict with prosciutto was very tasty."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Terrifically fresh and vibrant Italian at equally terrific prices. A couple of blocks from BAM. We went there during a blizzard and the warmth of the service, the decor, was really welcome. So was the grilled salmon, short ribs pasta, and sausage cannellini. Nice wines. Quiet and romantic, too. Our new go-to place when heading for BAM."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Caffe e vino is a destination now, not just for proximity to BAM. This visit tried terrific branzino, zucchini souffle and fettucine specials. All were terrific. It just gets better and better."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were running late and asked to get served quickly. They were accommodating Gand the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I'd highly recommend Caffe e Vino. I had the cream of broccoli soup and the pappardelle with mushrooms, and they were both excellent. And the staff is very friendly and welcoming. A great dining option for anyone going to BAM."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food was good and the lighting was pleasant. This being said, the waiter included gratuity for a table of three without explanation. When we said we were not comfortable with that, his reaction was less than accomodating."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "The food is consistently superb. The service is outstanding certainly the very best restaurant in Fort Greene/ BAM area and out of the best in town"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "The food, as always, is terrific. It is a great place to go before BAM or Theater for a New Audience. One caveat: Without warning or mention, the tip was added onto the bill (for a group of only 4), part of the credit card charge, while there is also a note with the bill to please leave the tip in cash, That does seem a bit under-handed."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Looking for dinner before BAM concert and found this place between parking lot and venue. They honored our reservation on time, the food was very well prepared, the service was on target! We will happily return!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Now that TFANA has built their new theatre right near BAM's two theaters, there is a scarcity of good restaurants for pre-theatre dining. Caffe e Vino was absolutely PACKED when we were there Tuesday night! So make reservations if you hope to get a table, and ask for a table in the back room or away from the door. With the arctic temperatures we've had lately, even this cozy place gets gusts that chill. Good, basic Italian food with the nice touch of the tomato flan with bread for the table."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "This was quite a disappointment, as the food was very good but service was horrible. Could barely get the staff's attention and did not receive 2nd glass of wine or espresso ordered. Almost missed the beginning of the show we were seeing at BAM nearby because it was so slow. Would not reccommend."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Although I had made a reservation, it did not seem like I was expected. It's a tiny place, and the tables they offered me were 1) facing the wall at the end of the bench, or 2) right in front of the door, on a cold night. (Others were "reserved".) The fish dinner I had was delicious, smallish but really good (one small bronzino filet, decorated with calamari and scallops). The decor was old-timey and cozy, definitely not "upscale" -- wooden tables and chairs. It was not what I expected, but I was happy to find a good dinner in the vicinity of the Theatre for a New Audience's new home in Brooklyn."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Unpleasant service. Waiter told us after the check arrived that only cash was accepted (even though they had an sign saying "American Express accepted here" in the window.) Insisted he had told us before we sat down. Refused to give us the 10 percent discount promised for ticket holders at Theater for a New Audience. I asked for a glass of "house wine" and was charged $11--although the cheapest wine on menu was listed as $7. Food wasn't terrible, but expensive for what it was."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Our New Year's Eve meal at Caffe e Vino was extremely annoying. We arrived at 6 PM, were pressed to order quickly and each course was rushed to the table, with waiters circling around to see if we were finished yet. We held on til 7 PM but it took a serious commitment to lingering. The food was acceptable but overpriced and given the unpleasant service, we won't be going back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Downtown Brooklyn has come back and with it a few cheerful and welcoming places to eat. Caffe e Vino is one of the really best in the area. It has a continental bistro feel, but the food is first rate northern Italian. It is a small kitchen but everything is individually prepared but what seems like an extended family. This is not a fancy place, but it doesn't have to be. The clientele are folks from the area or in our case theatre-goers. Everything we had was well prepared and served in a timely manner. The wine list while not overwhelming was better than adequate. We ate well and felt we had found a place we would go to again and again."
    Dined on 12/29/2013