Caffe e Vino

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$30 and under
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Italian
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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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good cozy Italian restaurant.

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OS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

C
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.

M
New York Area
10 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.

OT
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.

1
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.

SP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious; service is stellar.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Open Table description should be updated to read cash only. This was super inconvenient since we didnt carry a lot of cash on this trip.

Focaccia table bread was nice and soft. Gnocchi was light and pillowy, but I thought the butter sauce could have been a little more developed. Pear salad needed a little more flavour/dressing. Parpadalle and tiramisu was delicious.

MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good, as was service. But beware! This restaurant does not accept credit cards.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Online menu and actual menu should match. Can't wait to go back to try new items.

WL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Attentive, friendly service. Very quiet. Cash only.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw the restaurant posted on Open Table and figured I would try it because I love Italian food. The food was absolutely delicious! I got a mussels appetizer, and a gnocchi dish that I asked to include shrimp. My friend got the chicken dish with eggplant and goat cheese. Both meals were so tasty and unique. The focaccia bread they put on the table came with this incredible tomato spread. The server was very professional and attentive. Highly recommend this place!!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I went for a family dinner we were 8. It was tight and there was no air conditioning. They tried opening windows but it was just too hot. The selections were limited. everyone was friendly and nice but I expected a more polished environment.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice cafe in a less-trafficked nook of Fort Greene. We ate with our friends who have a toddler and the staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. One of them even picked him up and talked to him with a smile on her face.

D
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance, but no credit cards? Cash Only? Really?

B
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for 11AM Sunday which I received a confirmation email for. However when we went there, the restaurant was closed and the manager came out to tell us it would open at 12. It would have been nice if they called us and gave a heads-up! :(

WL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Caffe e Vino is a small Italian restaurant with friendly service and wonderful pasta. It is very convenient to Theatre For a New Audience and to BAM. The service is generally excellent, but this time the waiter forgot my wife's starter order.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’m so disappointed to give this poor review. I have been going to this family run restaurant for years; it’s been my go to place before doing anything at BAM or Polonsky Shakespeare Center. But it has been going downhill lately. When the owner was on site, the restaurant ran beautifully, the food was fantastic, the staff was warm and welcoming. My understanding is he’s moved out of state. This last time, the restaurant was very warm. The waitress explained that the person the night before had forgotten to leave the air-conditioning on. As an older building, it does require a running start to cool. We were sweating so I requested ice for our water. The waitress’s response, “Please don’t kill me. The same person forgot to close the door of the ice machine.“ I don’t understand why they wouldn’t send someone out in advance of the dinner rush to buy ice at the local supermarket so they could take care of their guests. Finally, I ordered a salad and an appetizer. The salad came, our curtain time was arriving so I asked where my appetizer was, and the waitress looked at me like I had two heads. She completely forgot.

d
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely neighborhood restaurant. The food and the service are always good.

PJ
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a pleasant surprise. From the service, the ambience, the food, the costs......I can go on and on. The Tuscan Lasagna has to be one of the best Italian meals I ate in this city. Their meatballs....veal and ricotta! Home run here.

H
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Good food and atmosphere, tarnished by rude employees.

V
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre theater choice. Easy walk to see a 7:30 at Polonsky Theater for new audience. Had the special a delicious fish stew with lots of seafood and a very generous pour of a glass of wine. Will def come back when when seeing a show or movie at BAM

T
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, service and ambiance. A new local favorite!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and ambiance for the price and my friend and I really enjoyed ourselves before seeing a movie at BAM!

TM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Vino is what it is, good food in Downtown Brooklyn. The brunch is a very good option for a casual dining experience. With the open window the street noise and conversation does get a little much at times. Remember this IS BROOKLYN. Overall I love this place, yes, because it's Brooklyn.

C
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! The cheesecake was to die for!

G
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be the best restaurant in Brooklyn. Everything was fabulous!

i
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was cash only. There should be warnings on Open Table before a reservation is confirmed

s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food is good and solid, but not excellent. Location is very convenient and the vibe is relaxed.

SH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has always been a great favorite of a restaurant for us. It never fails, thank you very much!

n
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find! Great food, atmosphere and service. Close enough to BAM for a pre-performance meal. Reasonable prices, particularly given the quality of the meal. We will absolutely be back often.

f
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect for working lunch

JH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I recently dined at Caffe e Vino with friends and enjoyed it very much. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The wait staff was attentive without hovering. This is a lovely neighborhood gem.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, authentic and delicious food with very attentive waitstaff. Will definitely come back!

M
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service perfect, ambience very nice...only negative was that the tables were small. Will definitely go back.

F
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really delicious and enjoyable.

B
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Having dined here before we knew what to expect in all areas and that happened this visit

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was some of the best ravioli I've ever had.