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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.

112 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Ashland Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 855-6222

Website:
http://www.caffeevino.com/

Parking Details:
Dekalb street and the neighbor blocks offer plenty of parking.

Public Transit:
Close to Dekalb Ave train stop with B,M,Q,R. Also, Atlantic Ave stop 2,4,6,

Executive Chef:
Giuseppe Gambino

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
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Casual (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always awesome

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice, cozy restaurant. Excellent food. Good Service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Service was very attentive, but food was lackluster.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Love everything.!!Will come back again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Caffe e Vino is part of the pleasure of visiting Brooklyn to see shows at either BAM or TFANA.
They never let us down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

I have come here for pre-theater in the past, but I was pleased that it is open for a late lunch. Very good lunch choices, though a few more salad choices might be a good idea. Typically fine attentive service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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?

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I had never been to this restaurant before. The food and service was excellent.
Very near Theatre for a new audience. I had to change the reservation twice and the
management was extremely understanding. Good food! Good wine! Good coffee!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great food, awesome service and amazon ambiance. Definitely recommend and will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

This place truly is a neighborhood gem. The pastas are made in-house and the tomato flan that they give out with bread is delicious. One of my favorite restaurants in the Fort Greene area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

It is a very cozy, cute little restaurant. The service was very friendly and the food was very good. Highly recommend the homemade, fresh pastas.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Perfect for dining before or after local theater. Food was creative and delicious. Waitstaff was fun and helpful. And eating at the next table was a terrific actor from the matinee we had just seen. Perfect way to end the day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Spicy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Excellent food and service with reasonable prices. Only reason it does not get top score is that the small space means that you do get kitchen smells wafting to the dining room.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Delicious, authentic (budino, faro soup!), friendly and warm. Excellent food sensibly priced. BAM and TFANA are nearby, but Caffe e vino is itself a destination for a memorable meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

A very enjoyable pre-dinner meal. Ambiance reminded me of small trattorias in Italy. Very casual vibe. Short walk to BAM. Menu a little limited but some very nice options. Everyone in our party happy with the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

EXCELLENT IF GOING TO BAM OR TFANA AND/OR JUST A GOOD OLD FASHION LUNCH OR DINNER. IT HAS A BACKYARD COURTYARD FOR NICE WEATHER DAYS/EVENINGS. GREAT FOOD WORTH THE VISIT. IT IS SMALL SO MAKE RESERVATIONS. ENJOY!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Food was exc. ellent and a good spot for pre-BAM theater, Convenient, easy and cozy.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Authentic Italien Menue and charming service! We ordered the lasagne and Rucola salad which were both delicious!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The service here is always wonderful. The people who run the place are so kind. Food is delicious. Great place to go before or after a show or movie.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Very warm and friendly, if somewhat overpriced; good, reliable Italianate mainstays.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Authentic
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