Locanda Vini e Olii

4.7
652 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Serving traditional Tuscan cuisine in a renovated 19th century pharmacy since 2001. Homemade pasta, grass-fed Piedmontese beef, and some of Italy's best wines.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Please join us for Valentine's Dinner! We will only be offering our special Four Course Prix Fixe ($85/person, optional wine pairing +$35) full of highlights from our regular menu along with a few seasonal dishes. Regular menu will not be available. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 652 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it every time, it is the best consistent, everyday restaurant in Brooklyn. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, cozy atmosphere and perfect service.

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KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of favorite restaurants in Brooklyn or NYC for that matter. A place we take Manhattan friends when they want great cocktails, superb food, and much less than Manhattan prices. Ambiance is funky and mixed age crowd is lively. Take note of the brownstone architecture in the neighbor.

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ND
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, very knowledgeable server. Accommodated the gluten free diner very well. Delicious food - the fish in parchment was especially amazing. And the decor was delightfully quaint. Would def go back again.

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TC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Acting on recommendations, maybe I expected too much. It has charm and character. A warm, neighborhood feel. It's cute that it maintained the interior of the old neighborhood pharmacy. What a find if the food had been great or a great value, but it wasn't - it was just OK. The service was problematic. No real fault of the waiter - the waiter was trying but they were just stretched too thin and couldn't keep up with the demands of the tables in a good service kind of way. I had a glass of wine in mind for each of my dishes, but that was just wishful thinking. This is an order a bottle kind of place, because you may be hanging out with your empty glass for a while if trying a by the glass approach. Thankfully, we ordered a bottle of water. Also - where's the sauce - ordered a soup, came out like veggie mash, without broth. Also, the pappardelle was alot of shredded meat, very little red sauce. Maybe it's a regional thing, or the kitchen's preference to go very light on the sauces, but I love a good broth or sauce. In my opinion, not worth going out of your way to try this place. Based on the reviews, the whole world disagrees with me, but it just didn't come together for me.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love this place. You will not find better Italian food in Clinton Hill- the dishes are delicious, made with care, and served with passion. It’s our go-to for a neighborhood date. Highly recommended!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been here in a while and forgot how great this place is! Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, and great wait staff!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Nothing stood out as particularly special on the menus, especially for the price. The wine and cocktails were good but the service was arrogant.

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OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I had yet another fantastic dinner here on Friday! We were welcomed by the staff & enjoyed an interesting wine with our shared plates: liver app (my fave), calamari app, mushroom ravioli, & steak. If you haven’t been here yet you must go!

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N
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year's Eve is an event not to be missed at this amazing spot. Fabulous food and wine - great ambiance and service. Just an amazing way to have our last meal of the year.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in New York area

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic. Loved our waiter, Filippo. A presto!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good and special. Local gem. Authentic food. Great service. Cozy environment.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great northern Italian cuisine. Do not see tripe recipes on menus very often. It was fantastic. Wine selections extensive. Waiter was very helpful with recommendations, especially the duck entree. Had a great support staff in presenting all our food selections. MOLTO BUONA!

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ML
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite ; quality is always very high
Waiters are extremely polite

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GJ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing Christmas Dinner! Every single course was delicious!

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CA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are happy to have this iconic dining locale in our neighborhood. It just keeps getting better. Our Christmas eve dinner was just the latest dining experience we have had in this warm and inviting place. Food is wonderful and special. Staff is attentive. We will be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and the food to die for!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
Heavenly

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RI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travelled many years throughout Italy and was happy to return for the most authentic Tuscan meal we've had outside of Italy in a long time! Delicious food and such hospitable atmosphere and hosts!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating of our large party that was in a rush. Very attentive service and delicious authentic Tuscan cuisine. Highly recommend!

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NG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, service, quirky wine list but good value. Well worth going to, will go again.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I’ve gone here before and the food and service were excellent. However, this time service was awful and wait staff very rude. My friend ordered a fish dish that was disgustingly swimming in olive oil. She apologetically spoke to the waiter about it who condescended to her and didn’t believe that there was anything wrong with the dish. He took it away and brought her a bowl of beans snottily saying there was no olive oil in that! I’ve never encountered a ruder server in all my years in NYC. Suffice it to say that we left without ordering our usual desserts and disgestifs. With all the great spots in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, I’m not giving this restaurant another cent of my money.

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DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple food, beautifully prepared. Wonderful vibe to the place, a little neighborhood gem.

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TG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chicken was amazing. Pastas all authentic and delicious - especially tagliatelle ai funghi. Ambiance is a lot of fun, but a little too eager on the bussing! They took away one of our plates before we were even finished eating it.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food. Great time in a converted pharmacy.

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HC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday at Locanda and had an amazing time. Food, ambiance, service 10/10. Best Italian food in Brooklyn. My friends and I also love the sister restaunt Camillo's!!

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service. I had messed up and made a reservation for the wrong day and they found a way to accommodate our group of six on a pretty busy night. They were really pleasant about the whole mix-up and we had a great meal. Also the place has a hip yet cozy vibe and authentic food. Would definitely recommend!

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ML
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite italian restaurants in New York

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PD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty damn good. Ill be going back. Maybe not with my wife but I'll be back.

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here, and Locanda Vini e Olii did not disappoint! We love the creative Italian cuisine, warm service and cozy atmosphere. We will return!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and food - gorgeous

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SF
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dining experience at the Locanda. Still fantastic! We started with Cauliflower Sformata and the anchovies. Both savoury gems. I had the gnocchi with pesto....one of the best pesto sauces...bright with flavor and color.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian in NYC

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DY
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Great atmosphere and attentive service to begin. But food was a let down and they tried to rush us out to turn the table.
We mentioned it was a special birthday meal when we booked and when we arrived but they didn't care. All they wanted was our money.

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our neighborhood favorites

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EZ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

family style meal for a group of 10 was phenomenal! great variety, delicious, and custom menu made it special!

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most phenomenal restaurant in NYC

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HC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Go for the interesting location and beautiful, original space, but the food is just ok and heavily salted.

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