Locanda Vini e Olii

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81 Good

A beautifully restored 130-year-old pharmacy is the charming backdrop for this terrific Tuscan restaurant.

129 Gates Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11238



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A beautifully restored 130-year-old Clinton Hill pharmacy complete with apothecary drawers and rolling ladders right out of Henry Higgins’s library is the charming backdrop for this terrific Tuscan restaurant. Chef Michele Baldacci turns out uncommon antipasti and salads; main dishes like salt meadow lamb casserole; and a wealth of exquisitely sauced pastas like thyme maltagliati with roasted mushrooms. The excellent house wines are sold “consumption”-style. The bottle is left on the table, you help yourself, and whatever’s left is theatrically measured with a homemade stick. It’s the most fun you can have in a drugstore without a prescription.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

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DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized