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About 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.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Dekalb street and the neighbor blocks offer plenty of parking.
Close to Dekalb Ave train stop with B,M,Q,R. Also, Atlantic Ave stop 2,4,6,
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Caffe e Vino Ratings and Reviews
On an oppressively hot Thursday last week, Caffe e vino worked their magic even better than usual with a special salad of mesclun with grilled peaches and walnuts, and a pasta special of linguine with smoked salmon, arugula, cherry tomatoes and garlic. Followed by their sensational torta di mele (order early). Bravi , tutti! Better than ever.
I always dined at Caffe e vino when going to performances at BAM or the Polonsky. Now I feel it's a destination in itself; and I look for things to do in the area just so I can go to Caffe e vino.
Terrific Italian comfort food. Like going to Grandma's for Sunday dinner.
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! We "fell" upon Caffe e Vino in March when we had our first trip to Brooklyn for the ACC Basketball tournament. It was SOOOO good!!! Everything we ordered was like nothing we had ever eaten before (spinach gnocchi is sinful!!!). The kids picked dessert and we were skeptical about the ricotta cheesecake. It might be the best dessert we've ever had. I decided to bring my daughter there last week after a day of sight-seeing in Brooklyn. Another outstanding meal! She kept saying " I've never tasted anything like this!" Pappardelle with mushrooms and the pasta with eggplant & mozzarella are our favorites (and the gnocchi... but it's so rich - you have to share that). ENJOY!!!
Food is excellent. Unfortunately, the idea of adding 20% gratuity turns me off. Plus, it's cash only, which you only find out when they bring the bill. Beware though, they are charging credit card prices, not "cash only" prices. This makes the food low value in the neighborhood, since the portion is on the smaller side. Will not come back.
I have to say we chose this restaurant by default BUT it is was the best choice we ever made - the food was truly unique - my Friend is not a eater and she finished her entire plate - that speaks volumes - we have known each other 30 years and I have never ever seen her do that - the food was unique and delicious - cannot wait to go back!!!! I highly recommend!!
This restaurant lived up to the reviews. It had a cozy atmosphere with delicious food. The service was great, even though the place was full we were allowed to take our time for our pre-show dinner. The seafood special, Italian bouillabaisse, was phenomenal and just the right amount. The tomato "flan" served with house-made focaccia was superb (I've been looking for the recipe ever since our dinner). A very enjoyable experience!
We were originally seated in the back room by ourselves -- we had called to change reservation to 9:45pm from original 9:15pm. Back room was cold and we waiting to be seated in front room.
No order taken -- so we sat in back room for about 10 minutes waiting for table.
Wonder what would have happened had we come at original time scheduled?
The service was quick and efficient but more very courteous. It's a cozy fit but comfortable. The food was freash and not over done. Attention to taste first, then presentation. But both were great. Had the bruschetta starter and stripped bass special for dinner. Didn't have time for the triamisu but intend to go back very soon. Love this place!
I try to eat at Caffe e Vino whenever I have a ticket at BAM or Theatre for a New Audience (and they are aware of curtain times). The food, service and hospitality can't be beat. Neither can the spinach gnocchi - the best this side of the Mediterranean. Wine list is excellent, too. Success may be spoiling them, however -- reservations are a must on weekends, although they will go so far as to bring in an extra table to get you in if you don't have one. I can't wait to go back.
A friendly (but not intrusively friendly) restaurant understandably popular with people going to the Polonsky theater, BAM , the Harvey theater, etc. Perhaps because it has become better known, it was full of happy diners on my most recent visit, and therefore the noise level was higher than usual. Many patrons are mature and don't hear well, so the owners would do everyone (including themselves) to put some acoustical material on the fairly low ceiling. The food is delicious and attractive in presentation, and the service is polite and cheerful. Since people come at the same time pre-theater, it is hard to get everyone served quickly, but they try, and in fact, they succeed.
I don't really like gnocchi, or at least I didn't think I did, until I tried theirs. It's that kind of Italian food that is hard to find outside of Italy. Pasta with the absolute perfect consistency that allows it to feel like it's melting in your mouth. Best Italian food I've had in NYC. Hidden gem!
I had dinner with my son prior to attending a play at BAM, The location is ideal, only a block or so from the theater.
The service was prompt and the server very attentive and helpful. The menu varies from time to time but retains an excellent selection of primarily northern Italian food. The wine list is not extensive but well priced.
This was my second visit and I liked the fact that the restaurant never seemed to overreach. There's nothing that will dazzle you but every dish will satisfy.
Recgognizing that this is not a "destination" restaurant and that many guests are pre-event diners, it's nice to have your server ask if you have a time restriction.
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