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Vinny's of Carroll Gardens

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295 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
+1 718-875-5600
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

There's always a sort of Italian chicken stew, and it's always good. For a massive lunch, order the "veal and salad sandwich," which isn't on the menu. You'll get a huge sammy of lightly breaded veal slices with lettuce, onion, and sliced tomato with a fantastic house dressing on an Italian roll, big enough for two. Trust me. You'll like... More 

Thank msattic
Sanford, North Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Casual, warm and friendly. A large number of tasty dishes and Italian wines. Each dish includes a pasta side - I like the Baked Zite side best and half loaf of bread. My favorite dishes are the Sicilian Eggplant and the Italian Sausage. We'll, the Lazanga is very good too. Service: 1 waitress did 10 times as much work as... More 

Thank Bubbe B
New York
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A real neighborhood place...not fancy...lots of regulars...leave your attitude at home...come for the food...

Thank NYTraveller_7
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Terrific food ! Old world reliable, charming, non nonsense atmosphere. Everything they make is top notch. The frutta di mare is totally off the charts. No place does sicilian eggplant like Vinny's

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170 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I know him for over 40 years. His food was always top shelf. One of the better old school places in Carroll Gardens.You can't go wrong stopping here for a bite.

1 Thank donny b
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across Vinnys one evening and liked the look of it. The clientele were mainly local regulars and it's easy to see why. We had between the five of us a variety of pasta and fish dishes and they were universally excellent. Special shout out to the Lemon sole and the lasagne which were as good as I've had... More 

1 Thank LondonBeagle
Clearwater, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Food No Matter Your Choice..Is Excellent. With a glass of wine and family seating. The Food Not Overpriced Like Allot of Italian Restaurants Are In Manhattan And Other Areas Of Brooklyn. I strongly Suggest you Visit. The Seating area is Small And you might Have to share a large table. but hell.......That's The Interesting Thing About Vinny's. GO'! You... More 

1 Thank Richard A
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Visit: For dinner Food ordered/shared: Veal Picatta, Broccoli Rabe, side of sausage in sauce, Vodka Penne. Rabe was a little disappointing - not bad, but did not meet expectations, everything else very good. Service: At first, prompt and efficient. No smiles. Our waitress yelled across the restaurant loudly to kitchen that she was still waiting on a salad for her... More 

Thank elilbitz
Brooklyn, New York
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231 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

You can't count on their Take Out. Vinny's is a small Red Sauce Joint - a big step up from a full service pizzeria. Prices are a bit high - but you get a lot of good, fresh food. However, their on-line menu is "Five Years Old" - Yes, that quote comes from their front end manager. While I often... More 

Thank MTDigs
Toledo, Ohio
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Our daughter lives in brooklyn and when we visit we always make it to Vinny's once or twice. the eggplant parm is to die for - i always add a side of sausages and peppers. i could stuff myself but the food is so good so i save it for lunch the next day. the subs look great but so... More 

1 Thank ddreher

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-875-5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?