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About Locanda Vini e Olii

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.

129 Gates Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:15pm

Cross Street:
Cambridge Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 622-9202

Website:
http://www.locandany.com/

Public Transit:
Clinton/Washington stop on the C or G trains.

Executive Chef:
Michele Baldacci

Private Party Facilities:
We don't have a private room, but we do occasionally rent out the restaurant for private events.

Private Party Contact:
Michael: (718) 622-9202

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Please join us on NYE! In lieu of our regular menu, we will be offering a special four-course prix fixe menu ($80/person) with optional wine pairing (+$35). Menu features traditional Tuscan holiday dishes like Cotechino & Roast Suckling Pig. Plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes available.

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Locanda Vini e Olii Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for a Date (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Authentic (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (14)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Cozy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (9)
Casual (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great Beer (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

We were treated like friends and had lovely food and wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere, and the way they sell wine is cool. Food is authentic and tastes great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

My go to local italian, amazing duck that you MUST try. Wonderful service, lovely for a date or with a small group.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Authentic Italian fare, well prepared and professionally served in a warm, charming ambience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I love this place. The food, the service are all excellent. A tucked away hidden gem...

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My "must take out of town guests here to experience my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn" go-to place! Fantastic food and wine, unique setting and atmosphere, and just a great friendly vibe.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I am lucky enough to live in the same neighborhood as this restaurant. Best food. Best cocktails. Best service. Best place to gonfor a date or a fun night with friends. The best in general!

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have been coming to this restaurant for the seasonal dinners and they NEVER disappoint! They have a great way of pairing their creative delicious dishes with different Italian regional wines. The overall experience is amazing - from the tasting palette to teh ambiance. They are also wet transparent with where they source their ingredients. Bravo!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and ambiance!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Been coming here for years. The food is great, the service is too and the atmosphere is convivial. I love everything about Locanda, it is one of my favorite places in NYC

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Simply the best! The ambiance is authentic, cosy, cool and the food is exceptional. Wine superb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Better than restaurants in Florence!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Everything was great, pastas were cooked perfectly, small but well chosen Wine list. One of our favorites.

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

My wife and I go here all the time, one of the best restaurants in Brooklyn and the only place that reminds me of eating in Italy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is a truly wonderful restaurant hidden away in the Clinton Hill neighborhood in Brooklyn. My date told me that when she'd first come to dine there, she drove past it several times because the sign out front suggested it was a drugstore. The sign remains, and to add to the quirkiness (and charm), there are still indoor vestiges of the former apothecary who did business there, before the space was repurposed.

We shared two appetizers: Venetian fresh marinated sardines, whose flesh came off the bone with little effort, and a lightly dressed salad of baby lettuce,romaine, dried figs, walnuts and Gorgonzola. I am not a great fan of fruit in salad and normally lean toward one that features greens of some sort and other vegetable trappings, but this one worked well.

For the main course, we both chose pasta dishes, she the Thyme Maltagliati al Funghi, redolent with the woodsy character of mushrooms, and I a pasta with a light ragout of rabbit cooked in white wine. Both were exemplary and, needless to say, the pasta is freshly made.

As for wine, I chose a full-bodied Nebbiolo that perfectly complemented the pasta dishes. I was told by the waiter has a relationship with the Italian vintner, which the waiter stated was true of of almost all of the restaurant's suppliers. The wine was extraordinary and I highly recommend it, though it was rather expensive. That's not to say the price is unfair, but there are usually less costly options available, which was not true here, except for a Montepulciano, whose lighter body would not have suited our menu selections. But for a restaurant like this one that seeks to elevate the dining experience in every way possible, it may be that they do not wish to serve lesser wines, for which management may be forgiven.

We did not have dessert, so I cannot weigh in on the offerings, but the meal was extraordinary and memorable and the service impeccable. You cannot go wrong here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful experience. I do not recommend this restaurant for those who want a quick in and out. It is an Italian ambience where you can take your time to enjoy the meal and the company.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love this place. Every time we come to the New York area to visit my young-adult children, we go there as a family. The staff, the food, and the ambiance are all wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Ambience is great. Very authentic look for an Italian restaurant. Our server was very sweet and accommodating, but they seemed a bit under-staffed for a Sunday night, so we ended up waiting quite a while during our visit. I LOVED the house red wine, but I wish it was priced more like $26 a bottle. That would keep me coming back weekly! We shared one salad, one pasta. Both were simple but tasty. Total bill with about 4 1/2 drinks, one salad, one pasta was $63. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I have very mixed feelings about this place based on my recent dinner experience. I'll start with the food. My husband and I shared the Tagilerini al Tartufo, which was, quite honestly, one of the most delicious pasta dishes I've ever experienced. So flavorful and such a generous layer of shaved truffle. If I could rate this place based on that dish alone, I would easily give it five stars with no hesitation. We then had the duck and another pasta dish with hen of the woods and lobster mushrooms. Both were okay but not amazing. The duck was perfectly cooked, but the fig and shallot marmalade was way too sweet, even as an accompaniment. I avoided it entirely. The mushrooms in the pasta dish were so undercooked that they were pretty much raw. In addition, the dish was bland, yet it was also very oily.

On to the service. Our main server literally went MIA after we rejected his $120 wine bottle suggestion and went with a $58 bottle instead. We did solicit his opinion on the wine list, but it seemed as though he immediately went for the most expensive bottle without even knowing anything about it. We weren't expecting him to be a sommelier, but when a server begins his wine description with "I think it's..." it pretty much discredits the rest of his statement! He did the same with the party next to us, but they fell for it.

After that, our only interactions were with the runner, who was a lot more attentive and interactive.

I would consider giving this place another chance based on Tagilerini al Tartufo alone, but I do think there is a lot of room for improvement, especially with the service.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

We had a wonderful evening with good friends at Locanda. The service was great and the food was wonderful. We have been there many times and the food is consistently excellent. This restaurant is very special!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Best Negroni in NYC. For sure.
I come here for the ambiance and great food, but this time I tried the classico Negroni, and it was astounding.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Wonderful food.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

As always they do a great job with 5 star service and the taste is great. It was a weekday so our food came out really fast which was great!!! One of our favourites in Brooklyn. Our server Alexio( I hope I spelt his name right) was great!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Could become great. Food was good and very generous portions. Drinks are pre made, wine was corked (got charged anyway even though we returned it before drinking). Service is ok. very slow but they are nice and friendly. Overall for price,
wouldn't go back.

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food4
ambience3
service2
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great dinner and service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Always love it here, great Italian wine list, taglierinni with truffles was the most amazing pasta dish I've had in years. Wild boar pappardelle was magnificent as well.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

just outstanding, as always. great food, great fun, great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Our all time favorite spot. Great food and amazing service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

waited long for the beef entree with no attention / apology from servers. kitchen error. they rushed it out to us cold bloody rare. we didnt eat it. there was no extended hospitality, no apologies, and it stayed on the bill. floor manager was stomping around frantically all night with no tableside manor. clearing glasses with no offer for more.

black truffle pasta was good and the wine selection was good. i could imagine possibly having a nice experience there but i wont be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Authentic fresh creative Italian. So good!

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very fresh food, high quality preparation and service. It took some time to get the check, but the place got crowded after we ate. I'd been to the restaurant when it first opened 17 years ago. This was my first time back. Time flies and the restaurant has really thrived. Would recommend to all!! One thing: pop music could be toned down a bit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable meal. We had a back table, the service was good and the wine recommendations on point. Cod, grilled duck breast, gnocchi, ragu and pate all stood out.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

This is one of the best experiences that I have had in New York - a beautiful, authentic neighborhood restaurant with incredible food and professional service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Brought my parents here for a celebratory dinner. Having lived in the neighborhood for a few years, I've always heard great things about this restaurant and wanted to come here. Our meal did not disappoint! Great ambience; wonderful food and wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I love this restaurant. It is a place for ultra-authentic Italian food that never fails to please. The tasting menu is pure joy. There are no set choices for the tasting menu- dishes are "chef's choice" and delivered to the table family style. A great way to sample all the incredibly wonderful dishes this restaurant has to offer. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food was simple and delicious. The duck dish is extraordinary. (I'll definitely go back for that!) Service was impeccable: friendly and personable, while utterly professional. When the kitchen was (very) slightly behind, our waiter generously filled our wine glasses, on the house.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Love, love, love....what more is there to say when the food is insanely great, the staff is like family and neighborhood is like where you grew up!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Another lovely family dinner at this atmospheric neighborhood gem. Wonderful food and wine, well worth a visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and excellent service. From the menu that's made out of cardboard boxes to their wine list. Amazing food with the right portions. Buffalo Motzarella, Gnocchi and olives are to die for!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Vegan, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent meal in a wonderfully setting of an historic drugstore. Great black manhattan cocktail with house made amaro. The chicken liver appetizer was particularly good as was the flan dessert

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