Locanda Vini e Olli (Brooklyn, New York, United States)

129 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

I recently had the opportunity to visit the top-rated Zagat restaurant in Brooklyn, called Locanda Vini e Olli.  Our group of four ordered the $45 four-course tasting menu.  In total, we each tried about 12 dishes, all of which were fantastic.  It was easily one of the tastiest meals I have ever had, and certainly worth a trip to Brooklyn.

Our meal:

First course – Charcuterie “Della Terra”
Pork loin “Tonnato”
Duck and prune “Terrina”
“Coccoli fritti” fried dough with stracchino

Pasta course
Eggplant Maltagliati “Alle nuova checca” – raw cherry tomatoes, ricotta & fresh basil
Black pepper pici – roasted onions, grana padano & tarragon
Ravioli – some sort of unbelievable creation of sea bass filled ravioli

Main feast
Braised Piemontese beef “alle cipolle” – with cannellini beans in x.v. olive oil

Grilled duck breast “fichi e scalogno” – with chick peas in x.v. olive oil

Dessert course
Cherry pie
Ricotta cheesecake
Chocolate cake

The true standouts were the sea bass ravioli and the duck breast.  It was truly a pleasure to dine at Locanda Vini e Olii, and if I am ever in the neighborhood, I hope to be back.