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Locanda Vini e Olii

129 Gates Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238
at Cambridge Pl.
718-622-9202

Avg. Rating

9
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

85% would go back.

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Someplace Special...

By petestein1 on 4/4/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I thought about giving this place a horrible review so people would stay away... I'm afraid if people catch on how good it is that I won't be able to get a table. Simply put, this is a very special place that could only exist in NYC. Go check it out. You won't be sorry.

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259 out of 520 people found this review helpful.

Welcome to their humble abode.

By yummytummy on 3/27/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is my new favorite restaurant. Who knew one could fine such delectable food tucked away in Clinton Hills, Brooklyn? The dining room is warm and welcoming, orignal wood and glass cabinets that once held perscriptions line the walls. And the owners and staff are too cute, announcing every arrival with a heartfelt "Buona Sera!" If you are lucky, and it seems almost every customer is, Francois will appear at your table with a wine recommendation or some friendly advice on their fabulous menu. The portions are just the right size, not too large, allowing for many options. Desserts are brought to the table along with a clever dessert wine list that is a bottle itself. Finish off with the best espresso you will ever have. Gracious goodbyes and Grazies follow you out the door.

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210 out of 462 people found this review helpful.

Wow!!

By onamishen on 3/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I had the pleasure to stumble upon this incredible restaurant in Clinton Hill last week. I was served by a alumnus of Balthazar. The food is beyond what one finds at any Italian restaurant, true Tuscan food. One of my favorite dishes was the Braised piedmontese beef, my mouth still waters. Francois, the owner, recommended a fanstastic wine, under $35!! I can't wait to come back!

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203 out of 436 people found this review helpful.

A gem in brooklyn

By mnm on 3/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I won't spoil the surprise. Incredible food, smooth service, honest winelist and warm atmosphere! The best italian in North America.

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78 out of 144 people found this review helpful.

stomach medicine

By torsola on 3/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is really great medicine for the soul. It is warm and inviting. The wine list is so yummy and the menu is endless perfection. I go to Italy often and this is better.

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72 out of 140 people found this review helpful.

As good as it gets

By bambola on 3/10/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is proof that good food will make even the most hardened Manhatanite leave the city for a meal! You must indulge in their incredible selection of olives, let your imagination free by tasting originals such as ''charcuterie from the sea'' or ''Pumpkin Maltagliati with pesto sauce'' , and be assured that old favourites such basil & tomato-gnocchi or fresh tagliatelle with Porcini , will amaze you however much of a culinary snob you may think you are...

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90 out of 186 people found this review helpful.

At home in Brooklyn, Italy

By mann on 3/8/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

A trip to Italy can be taken on the "C" train. All you have to do is get off at Clinton Washington and walk 3 blocks to Locanda Vini & Olii. Enter this warm and friendly oasis for the best Italian food in the city. Authenticity reigns here, along with charm and energy. The energy comes in the person of Francois Luoy, from Milan. He can be a whirling dervish, as he guides you thru this menu and wine list, but, it's all in good fun and you will do well to take his advice. His charming wife and partner, Catherine puts it all together and makes it work. You'll fall for the food, AND the owners!

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71 out of 135 people found this review helpful.

Original Tuscan Food

By bastiano on 3/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Really original, tasty good tuscan food. Friendly service.

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53 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

Just like home...

By Meapale on 3/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

If i were raised in Tucany! Great food, great atmosphere, amazing people. More than a restaurant, it's a home.

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58 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

a perfect combination

By coppens on 3/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

a perfect combination of feeling at home and being in a fancy NY restaurant! Food is delightful, wines a pleasure, decor, hosts and guests make the atmosphere exactly what one wants.

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64 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

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