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Locanda Vini e Olii

4.8
491 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:15pm
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Phone number
(718) 622-9202
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michele Baldacci
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Private party facilities
We don't have a private room, but we do occasionally rent out the restaurant for private events.
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Private party contact
Michael: (718) 622-9202
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cambridge Place
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Public transit
Clinton/Washington stop on the C or G trains.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 491 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVisitor (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was our third visit (second time back), in town from Washington DC for theater in Manhattan and doubly worth the trip for (yet another) great dinner at Vini e Olii.

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TSawyer (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Average for the price point but food quality and noise were big negatives for us. Salad greens were past their ideal serving window and should not have been served. Had to pick around the ones with the most pronounced "squish". Bread was unremarkable -- disappointing for an Italian restaurant. Granted, we were there on a Sunday night over President's Day weekend... perhaps they offer a stronger showing during regularly scheduled programming.

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NonnaB 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good authentic Piedmontese food. Usually NYC Italian restaurants tend to offer Southern Italian cuisine, this is something else although familiar Italian menu items are offered. A good system of serving house wine (quite good, by the way) is in place. You are served a bottle and a measurement is taken at the end of your dinner. Therefore, you pay only for what you had. Owners are on the floor all the time (in different roles), this makes tremendous difference.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

I had a lovely dinner and bottle of wine with my son, who lives nearby, and my mother. The delicious yet unpretentious food and warm attitudes of the servers pleased three generations. Marinated sardines! Mmmm

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

excellent small Italian restaurant in a nice neighborhood. Food was good. Very traditional Italian. Nice size portions. Good Italian wine list. Wait staff were excellent.

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MichaelG (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome food, great service, knowledgeable attentive staff, best duck I ever had in my life, go here!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great it was great

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great neighborhood spot. Consistently good Italian food, lots of dishes you don’t find elsewhere. Service is always friendly. A real gem!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious and the service, impeccable. Warm atmosphere, no pretensions.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This is an amazing restaurant, the atmosphere + the food makes it a winning combination.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Staff made us feel right at home, food and wine were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a great time! Love love love this place - would recommend to any and all

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vipMarieSalomeP5 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I love that place! I go for dates as much as with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I had wanted to try this restaurant for a long time because of good reviews, and finally had a special occasion to celebrate with special friends who I knew would love this place. Our group definitely appreciated the Brooklyn scene here on a Saturday night, but we got the special table in the back corner, which tended to make it a little more private and less noisy. Loved the rough menus befitting the general atmosphere, which felt retro (apropos of the old pharmacy) and rustic, authentic. Drink menu featured many handmade drinks (enjoyed the homemade limoncello and the grapa after dinner). At the suggestion of our waiter (a Tuscan whose commentary greatly added to our enjoyment of the meal), we shared several apps - especially loved the onion soup gratinata, the cauliflower creation and the mozzarrella plate beautifully/deliciously garnished. Two of my guests had the branzino (they raved) and two the maltagliati, but the best was my TAGLIERINI AL TARTUFO. OMG. It was earthy, musty, delicious - actually served in an earthen brown bowl. All in all, a score.

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rubey (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Vini an Olli never disappoints! Driving from Long Island to Brooklyn sometimes is not easy but it is so worth the drive!! The staff is attentive and the food is nothing short of excellent! We love you guys!!! D and J

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vipCJMJR (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent overall!

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vipNope (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing New Years dinner. Great variety and portions with an unbelievable wine pairing. Service, as always, was warm and attentive. Can't wait until next year's dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing neighborhood restaurant that delivered on New Year Eve as well. As usual the food was delicious and reasonably priced. Plus the entire staff is nice.

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Ltuck727 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great spot for a delicious dinner. Perfect for a special occasion or just a casual dinner. The house wine and Ribolita are some of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

It was an amazing experience. The staff was open, professional and provided great guidance on the meal. An excellent experience!!!

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vipTLW25 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Went to celebrate Christmas and the experience was very enjoyable. The service was good and efficient. The food was excellent, especially the buffalo mozzarella and the pici pasta. My only caveat concerning the food is that there was not enough branzino. The serving was the fish filleted but appeared to be only one half of the fillet. It was delicious but I expected a bit more. I would still return and recommend.

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NYVisitor1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

One of the best places I have ever eaten. A sure thing for guests.

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vipfoodophile (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Started with some Negronis from the Negroni menu- I had the cin-cin made with Cynar (always delicious). Great bartenders, very cool bar too! Lots of nick-nacks around the place, great for conversation topics for first dates. You should absolutely order the house marinated anchovies- even if you're not typically a fen, as my friend wasn't. They're quite mild, served on thin soldiers of bread and butter. Pastas were absolutely gorgeous too, ours as well as the many we spectated. Fig salad is another must!

Will absolutely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

The staff was very attentive and had great suggestions. We will be visiting this restaurant again on our next NY visit.

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vipdhenwood (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We’re frequent diners here. Love everything about it—food, service, ambiance. It’s right around the corner from where we live but it’d be worth a special trip.

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Sbb70 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Wonderful ambience amazing food great seevice

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Julia (London)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

I wanted to order appetizers and a main meal, but the waiter said that the appetizer was only a small bite and he advised me to order a primi as well. The appetizer was a plate full and it contained ‘risotto’, which was no risotto but ordinary rice. All in all the meal was way too big and not extremely Italian. When I left a small tip I got a lecture from the waiter that it was not enough, very annoying.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

I really wanted to love this place. It's a beautiful setting, a cosy and convivial atmosphere. Sadly, I was a bit disappointed in the food. The starters were nice, but my pasta dish didn't deliver. My friends' were also a little bland - with the exception of the rabbit which I would eat again. I will probably give it another go sometime in the future and try something different.

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Maryann (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We went to Locanda for my birthday. The meal was beyond amazing......the ambiance is beautiful and the staff was very knowledgeable and authentic. I had the duck, which they are known for and it was delicious. Everyone at my table was pleased beyond belief....we will definitely be back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

It’s my favorite place ever, I reached a point I cannot be objective anymore. Everything is awesome

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