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319 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.713729 -73.944279
nr. Devoe St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-599-8899 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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    7 out of 10


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L at Graham Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Teen Appeal
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

Williamsburg pie man Mathieu Palombino was born in Belgium, speaks French, and has cooked at Bouley, Cello, and most recently BLT Fish, where he ran the kitchen and earned a Michelin star. But don’t hold that against him. Deep down, Palombino has always felt he was put on this earth to answer a higher calling. That calling, he has determined in this advanced stage in his career, is to flip dough, ladle sauce, and turn pizza around the oven’s hot spot. “I always believed in pizza,” says the chef. ”Pizza for me is not just a snack. It’s a magnificent thing.” It should be noted that magnificence, according to Palombino, doesn’t only reveal itself in classic permutations like the Margherita and the Marinara. Thus, Motorino’s wood-fired brick oven will also accommodate such freewheeling pies as the Gorgonzola-speck-and-cippolini-onion and the iconoclastic mussels and mozzarella. And, in the current Otto-inspired pizzeria-plus fashion, Motorino augments its carb-centric menu with salads, antipasti, cheese, salumi, and — equipment arrival pending — gelati.

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