Caffe e Vino
Caffe e Vino

Caffe e Vino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffeevino.com/
  • Phone: 7188556222
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Caffe e Vino reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (19)romantic (8)great for outdoor dining (5)special occasion (5)good for groups (5)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • perfect dinner before BAM Event
    DrBill
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went here before going over the BAM. We let the restaurant staff know we had a curtain to make, and they were completely in tune and cooperative. We were served delicious food promptly, no corners cut and the meal was excellent. From the amazing Pumpkin Soup (perfect for a fall evening) to my pasta carbonara and my wife's grilled salmon, through to the apple tart for desert everything was terrific. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor business decisions
    JBGNYC
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The restaurant took our reservation and then decided to host an after theater party at the same time. This was a cocktail party of about 125 people in a space not fit for more than 60. We were one of the only two tables seated eating dinner, and it was unbearable. The cocktail guests were hovering over our table, pushing into us. And the noise was beyond belief. The restaurant had no business trying to run an event if they were going to accept dinner reservations. I told them as much and was told that the party was booked AFTER the reservations had been accepted. So, why not call us and let us know? We would have gone elsewhere. I will never go back. At the least they should have comped us the meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tip included!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Four of us had a very pleasant dinner before the theater. The service was excellent, and the food was very good. We'd eaten here before, and found it a good place for an early dinner before a show. We were very surprised when we got the bill to find that a 20% tip was added to the bill. We were only four people! When we questioned it, they said the computer automatically adds the tip when the bill is over a certain amount. We didn't have a lavish meal, so we were a bit taken aback. Be prepared! The irony is that we are usually generous tippers, but we just didn't like tips to be handled that way in this country, and for a table for four.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Having never been in Brooklyn and essentially finding Caffe e Vino on the internet due to its proximity to an event we were attending, we took a leap of faith. We were plesantly surprised by the friendly staff, great food and atmosphere. We were greeted and seated almost immediately and were provided water and bread almost as quickly. The wait staff then came over explained the specials avaialble and took a drink order. Upon returning with our drinks, we were ready to order. We ordered the fennel salad, pumpkin ravioli and homemade cannelloni. Everything was very good, except cheese on cannelloni slighty burnt, but not enough to really take away from the meal. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we coild not stay for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre-theater dining
    HughBareiss
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Just a block from BAM a convenient spot for pre-theater dinner. Food was nothing fancy but tasty Italian. A little noisy. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for BAM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    First I'd note I had no problem paying for dinner with a credit card the other night, and never have. We've eaten here a number of times prior to BAM performances, and always find this to be a friendly spot with good food. I'd especially recommend the budino and the malfatti-the kitchen has a great touch with this type of dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great neighborhood find...
    Wayne
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went for the first time before a concert at BAM. The owner and wait staff are very hospitable. The food is interesting -- well-prepared, very tasty, and a bit different from the typical neighborhood italian. The ambiance is rustic and comfortable. Tables not too close together. The price seemed very fair. We liked it enough to make a second reservation before leaving.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but ...
    JustVisitingVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We dined before a concert at BAM. Food was very good and service was prompt and attentive. I had an espresso which was one of the best I've had at any NYC area restaurant. However, when the bill came, there was a note asking that the tip be left in cash. Then we were informed that there was something wrong with the credit card machine. I am not in the habit of walking around with lots of cash in my pocket and had to go to a cash machine next door. If this restaurant does not want to take credit cards, it should make this explicit on sitting down. It seems unlikely that there is a "problem" with the credit card machine that has lasted this long.
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  • Great for pre-BAM dinner
    BkynbBee
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Found this place on Yelp - we had a show at 8pm at BAM theater that night and wanted to do dinner before. We were happy with everything - service was quick and helpful, food was delish (I had steak, husband had pasta with fish and leeks). Only compliant would be the noise level - but it was crowded so expected in a small place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Host was awesome! After initially being told by a (very nice) waiter that my party of two could not sit at a four top by the window, the host graciously offered it when I asked if we could move from the table we were initially seated at to a two top by the window. And the waiter was very attentive without hovering.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too much annoyance
    GothamDuoVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food always good but after this time not going out of our way ever again to eat here. We tried to pay with a credit card but were told they don’t take credit cards as “a couple of weeks ago we did new wiring and the machine doesn’t work.” Seriously? There was no notice on the door, on the table, on the menus, by the waiters. You think in today’s age where plastic rules, this would be mentioned BEFORE A PERSON ORDERS. If they did, while we wouldn’t have believed them, we would have stayed but ordered appropriately. This experience left us annoyed, irritated, disappointed and feeling taken. I left with $2 in my pocket and my guest had $5. So if you go, ask before you order if they are taking cc's that day.
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  • Fort Greene Italian
    BocuseVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Found the restaurant by searching the web for a convenient location for me and friends who work in the area to have dinner. It was a good choice as the food was very good. One caution, the prices on the specials can be significantly more expensive that the entrees on the menu so you should ask the price of the specials you might want before ordering it.
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  • Bellissimo!
    MmmFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We recently spent a few days in Brooklyn, NY and came across Caffe e Vino one evening. It was quite late when we dined and there was only one other couple in the restaurant. We received first rate service and enjoyed a wonderful meal. The complimentary homemade tomato flan that accompanied the bread service was excellent. The arugula, pear, and walnut salad was well executed. We shared the pasta special--homemade ravioli stuffed with beef short ribs. They were sublime! We would highly recommend this restaurant. Be sure to bring cash--they do not seem to take credit cards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating in Brooklyn
    laura8VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Caffe e Vino is easy walking to the Polonsky theater. Food is good, if not great, and prices are reasonable.But watch out for specials and wine; both cost more than you'd expect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    eznuts
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was looking for a good place in Fort Greene that would allow reservations and could hold 8 people when I stumbled upon Caffè E Vino. The reviews were great so I decided to try. We had a table in back room which was real nice. Service was awesome and the waitress took care of our table like a pro. Food was great, and a large selection of specials. I recommend giving this place a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    JaxeatsVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Warm, friendly staff serving delicious, inspired food. Not run-of-the-mill red sauce Italian by ans stretch of the imagination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-post theatre treasure
    DonaldVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Love dining here before a production at BAM or a play at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center. Just a few blocks from these two and the Mark Morris theater and a hop and a skip from subway stops.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was very good. Appetizers are small for the price. Only after a significant pressure was applied we were allowed to sit down at a table of our choice in a completely empty restaurant at 4:15 pm on Sunday afternoon. We got unhappy before we even started eating. We were asked to pay cash when the check arrived as "the credit card mashine was broken". You can read same stories about credit card payments in other reviews. Never again!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 321 reviews are from the Caffe e Vino reviews archive.
  • Nice place, good food
    amf25
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I enjoyed the ambiance and the food was good but they were out of a lot of things and that was fairly disappointing. The chocolate mousse cake was really good!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Primo Italian
    TheatreGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food is wonderful and the restaurant is an excellent example Of Italian cuisine. Location is fabulous - only a few blocks from BAM theaters and Theatre for a New Audience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and great food
    outstandingVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Wonderful selection of regional Italian dishes. Tastefully prepared, friendly service. A great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    T hey play a game in that their credit card machine is always broken.
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  • Pre-BAM dinner
    bdeacyVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Caffe e Vino is a great find for a pre-BAM dinner. It is run by a charming family of great cooks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    carodiaz02
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was delicious!, small, quiet and beautiful place for a special dinner. Great service, we recommend it 100% we will be coming back for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new local hangout....
    MsStush
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This was my second visit in a month. The Sauvignon Blanc is divine, my lamb was amazing (so dam tender) and the apple tart was just tart enough. Perfect venue for a girly catch-up and the waiters are pleasantly attentive.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shh. . .
    authorNY
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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. . . .
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, friendly staff
    MsStush
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bamn Good!
    SalliVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A warm and delicious welcome
    heyhillVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Kate
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicioso!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Place Not to be Missed
    GothamDuoVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very happy to know about it
    Clara
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Perfect for pre-BAM events. The food was delicious and the staff exceptionally accommodating. A little cozy - but lovely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BAM pre- theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Neighborhood Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Very nice neighborhood Italian Restaurant, with superb service and freshly prepared pastas.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here after a show at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    sally
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Italian near BAM
    RKinNYC
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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!
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  • Terrible food
    JewelVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    For Manhattan prices, this Brooklyn BAM local is not worth the trip nor the tab. Find another locale.
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  • Great Find
    criticVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic