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Caffe e Vino

4.4
566 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(718) 855-6222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giuseppe Gambino
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ashland Place
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Parking details
Dekalb street and the neighbor blocks offer plenty of parking.
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Public transit
Close to Dekalb Ave train stop with B,M,Q,R. Also, Atlantic Ave stop 2,4,6,
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 566 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was very good. We all had pastas which were properly cooked al dente except for the papardelle which was a bit over. Salads were fresh and large. A solid very good for a neighborhood eatery.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always a reliable choice before an event at BAM. Save room for cheesecake.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice meal, lovely green salad. Good brunch menu and delicious pasta. Favorite place to eat near BAM

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great spot. They were able to accommodate a group of 19 of us on Easter Sunday. The kids loved there pasta while the adults enjoyed their steak, salmon and ravioli. The polenta with mushroom and truffle was great as was the ravioli in a walnut cream sauce.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

One of our very favorite restaurants
Service is impeccable
Food is delicious

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have dined at Caffe e Vino regularly when attending theater performances at the Polonsky Theater. The restaurant continues to offer very well prepared foods and excellent wines, as well as attentive, knowledgeable service.
I wish it were a little larger, but that is a minor detail. I will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This was our 2nd time dining at Caffe e Vino. Both times the food was well prepared. The value was excellent. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Since it was early on a Thursday night the restaurant was quiet, so conversation was easy. Next time we go to Fort Green, we will happily consider this restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This is real Italian comfort food, and not the kind that is smothered in marinara. Honestly, it is not easy to find such throughfully crafted and carefully prepared anywhere, including Italy. I tasted everything - there were three of us - and each item induced an extended ahhhh ... For example, the fennel salad was almost all fennel, which had been marinated in a mild vinegarette - maybe even blanched - so that it was soft and well flavored, yet still had a crunch. The stuffed chicken was unlike any I have ever had; I don't even know what was in it other than eggplant, but it was extremely flavorful. And the desserts....good gawd, save room for dessert! The staff were courteous, friendly and attentive, but not overly so (nobody asked us how our first bite was....), and the service was fast; we had a rez 90 min prior to the start of a nearby show and were able to enjoy a relaxed meal with dessert and coffee.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Friendly staff and wonderful food!

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was good and price was reasonable. Our clothes smelt like food for the next 3 days. We did not like that. Probably won’t come back sadly.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Tasty food. Best tiramisu! Close to BAM. Glad they were open on Christmas Day because everything else was closed.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Reservamos para poder celebrar la Nochebuena. Eramos 11 personas y teníamos el salón para nosotros solos. La camarera nos atendió muy bien, nos recomendó gnoquis y raviolis muy buenos los dos platos. Fue una cena muy agradable.

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1.0Dined on December 16, 2017

really disappointed, not a real Italian, the web site is really different that the restaurant. Poor portion and if you are a group you can paye with you cart. i will never come back

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, and the staff got us out in time to make our theatre reservation as requested. Nice wine choices, nice entrees. We'll be back, I'm sure!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Very nice atmosphere and great food. Small place but it was great for 8 of us to sit together comfortably and have conversation.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. Very cozy. I had the salmon which was delicious

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Caffe e Vino is one of our favorite places. It is perfect for a brunch dinner or meal after hours. It is a warm comfortable and ambient atmosphere. The service is excellent and welcoming and the appetizers, entrees, and desserts are delicious! It is a great place for friends, family, or bringing a date.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Authentic Italian food, great service, small intimate venue. Staff tuned into pre BAM show customers who need to leave before showtime.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Always a wonderful meal, service and overall experience. I've been going for several years and the experience is consistently great. My business colleagues from around the country stayed in Manhattan but traveled to Brooklyn for what they described as a "fantastic meal".

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Cafe e Vino is a neighborhood gem. Great for pre/post shows at BAM, but also perfect for low key a weeknight date. Don’t skip the tomato flan that comes with the bread - so unique and delicious!!

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food. Great home made Italian cheese cake and pasta. Very accommodating with great service. Need to update their wine list.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant for dinner before a BAM performance. The food is excellent and the service is prompt.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Italian food done right, good wine selection too, attentive service - all in a cozy setting. What else one can wish for?

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Food is always expertly prepared, wine excellent, and service about as friendly and personable as it gets. I have been eating here for years, and never left disappointed.

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Always awesome

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice, cozy restaurant. Excellent food. Good Service

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

A small, cozy Italian restaurant that cooks good Italian food and has a nice atmosphere. Sort of a local gem.

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3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Good choice if you’re going to BAM. The best Tiramisu!

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

While the seating is a little tight when this busy restaurant is full, the food and hospitality are great.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food, we had a Sunday night dinner and it was excellent. Great neighborhood place.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

We have dinner at Caffe e Vino at least once a month. The food is always delicious and the service is warm, welcoming and attentive. A hidden gem in the neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

1st time visit and happy to find this small and personal restaurant close to Barclays center. Had an early seating and were happy to see the small room fill with regulars that were greeted by the owner. Good food and prices. Only negative was no A.C..

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurants in Brooklyn. The food is well thought out and fresh. Many varied and original dishes.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

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!!!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Consistently good food and wonderful service. We go frequently before theater and the specials are always excellent! The ricotta cheese cake is probably the best I have ever had!

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Service was very attentive, but food was lackluster.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

Love everything.!!Will come back again

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