Caffe e Vino

4.5
694 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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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Neva274
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great place for a chill and very affordable brunch but nothing fancy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place and a quiet little spot in the neighborhood. The food and wine was exceptional as well. Definitely recommend.

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vipESS177
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was surprisingly well prepared and delicious. Staff were careful and followed COVID guidelines well.

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MaddyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m new to the neighborhood and I’ve found my go-to Italian spot. It has the comfort of and ambiance of a family place that does everything on the menu well. The staff was so friendly and you can tell they care deeply about the food they make

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DmitryK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment, especially considering all the issues caused by COVID

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HeidiM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot. Casual but intimate at the same time. The food was delicious. They claim to have the “best” cheesecake, and it really is!

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Jacqueline
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The owner was our server for dinner. Super attentive, accommodating and kind. Everything on the menu is homemade so you really cannot go wrong with any dish. He generously gave us some aperitif and dessert on the house. I would come back for the lemon ricotta cheesecake ALONE. Squisito!

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JeffL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always good. Intimate spot for a date or dinner with friends.

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vipNycgal
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A cozy neighborhood place to dine before BAM. Owner really attentive. Feels like an old school Italian restaurant in nyc but with much more authentic and creative food. Would definitely go back.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked this place! Great service. Kind of a hidden/hole in the wall feel. Really good pasta.

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GigiS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely, old fashioned local restaurant in Fort Greene. Crowded (good for them!) for pre performance meals and a bit noisy but friendly and personal. I hope it stays for many more years.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful professional and delicious cozy dining experience. Loved the atmosphere and cuisine

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vipalex
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Everything was extremely mediocre. Food was bland. Wild mushrooms from menu turned out to be regular supermarket ones.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome little place! Great food and great atmosphere! Would recommend!

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vipLov2eatwell
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of the best Italian restaurants I’ve eaten in. The food was all homemade and delicious. From the antipasto to spinach soufflé to amazing meatballs to flavorful salmon, it was great. To top it off, the cheesecake for dessert was the best. The service was exceptional. This small welcoming restaurant is a must. Everything yummy. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a pleasant surprise! Quaint bistro type eatery with superb food and service.
I would definitely recommend having a meal here prior to any performance at BAM!
Really lovely experience!

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BrynM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a very good Italian restaurant near BAM and the Harvey theater. I made an early reservation before a show and enjoyed well prepared food and a glass of reasonably priced wine. The service was excellent. The prices are fair. They honored our reservation as soon as we walked in. It was difficult to converse because of the noise level which is a big deterrent to me. I don't think there are many better choices within a few minutes of BAM so I will likely return and try asking for a table in the back room. Maybe it's quieter.

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vipRebeccaV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Came here pre-theater. The pasta was delicious. Cozy atmosphere. Best ricotta cheesecake I’ve ever had.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cozy Italian eatery with excellent food and an excellent wine suggestion obviously run by real Italians that care. Small dining room so call ahead for reservations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very romantic

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vipLoriC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An unexpected treat from a charming Italian restaurant. Met a colleague for lunch and we were able to have a leisurely conversation without background chatter. The waiter was terrific and helped with menu suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience.

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AudreyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Le restaurant est cosy les serveurs très attentionnés et la nourriture très bonne

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really cool and ambient restaurant. Slightly over priced in regards to the food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Caffe e Vino was the only place open last Christmas and the experience was so awesome we made a reservation this year. The polenta with veal stew was amazing. Marco, our server, was

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Amazing
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a treasure on Christmas Day. Our waiter was friendly and made suggestions which were fabulous. We were not disappointed from appetizer to dessert. I have every intention in returning to restaurant in the future.

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vipDoreen
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I had been to this restaurant before and was pleased with the service and ambience. This time, there was a large group with children who were left to run around the restaurant unsupervised. The door was left open (and it was cold) every time a person came in or out. I was charged $3.00 for a cup of hot water. The gratuity was added to the bill and we were a party of two. I doubt that I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely amazing food.
Freshly made pasta was unbelievable.
Met a friend/colleague there for lunch.
Perfect volume for conversation.
Only criticism is the decor/ambiance is dated.
SO glad that I tried it!!!

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vipFoodie1
Denver
133 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant downtown. Great food, service, and atmosphere. We enjoyed the mussels, gorgonzola salad, and pasta special with pancetta, tomatoes, arugula, and basil in a light broth. All paired with a nice Montepulciano. Too bad we didn't save room for dessert!

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vipDavidW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is always a great choice before BAM or TFANA. Great food, welcoming atmosphere.

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vipTEYSHA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food and cozy atmosphere. Was slow and the waiter added 20% gratuity to our check for 4 people without telling us so watch for that. Food was good but nothing amazing.

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chasec
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant should be listed as one of Brooklyn's hidden gems. The service is "right on." It is attentive without being overbearing. The food is always delicious. My favorite is the fried calamari appetizer and the branzino. It's also one of the few places where good wine is reasonably priced. I always make it a point to bring people whose company I enjoy. They are always appreciative. I've never found a problem with finding street parking and, if it were necessary, there is a parking lot diagonally across the street.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

we were easily able to get a table for 7 people. They were out of the wine we wanted and recommended a different wine that was served too warm. They also charged us for the wrong bottle. This place is cash only and gratuity was include (probably because of our group size) so be prepared for that. Otherwise, the food was good though the portion size was on the smaller side for their price points.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good cozy Italian restaurant.

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vipOlSt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to go for dinner before a show at BAM. Very nice and friendly service. The food is very good.

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vipJeri
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I live in Manhattan but come here often for Italian food. Everything is fabulous but don’t forget the very different and wonderful cheesecake!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 7 so we were seated in the back room, which was really nice. We found the food was delivered at just the right pace for a social evening with friends. The food was enjoyable, we did lots of sharing ("oh - you have to taste this! no, taste this first!). All in all a great evening. :)
My only complaint, if you can even call it that, was they ran out of chocolate mousse before we ordered dessert. BUT the cheesecake was amazing and the apple dessert was delicious as well.

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Msquared
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the service was great. We were in a rush because we were headed to a concert and they were very fast.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service is great and food is great! The small was a little awkward that specific day.

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vip1066
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We have enjoyed eating here with family and friends for many years before BAM or TFNA. The spinach appetizer and bronzino this week were particularly delicious.

FAQs

Caffe e Vino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 855-6222.

Caffe e Vino is rated 4.5 stars by 694 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.