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Osteria Il Paiolo

106 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.718271 -73.960378
nr. Berry St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-218-7080 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Online Reservation


  • BYOB


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

5 blocks


This venue is closed.

This Italian osteria keeps its large doors wide open onto North 6th, between the clubby Sea and uber-hip American Apparel. The place takes its name from the paiolo, a traditional copper pot often used to make polenta, a northern Italian specialty of boiled cornmeal. Here, you can get their tasty version prepared with quail, fontina cheese, sausage or shrimp, with the option of fresh tomato sauce as a topper. Co-chef Andrea Milazzo, who used to run nearby PT’s kitchen, works here out of a semi-open area boasting a large wood-burning oven and traditional meat slicer. Nicely cooked homemade pastas range from the thin trenette, smothered in pesto with string beans and potatoes, to the lobster gnocchi in a light tomato sauce. Secondi entrée options include sea bass, veal ossobucco, and lamb two ways: it comes with a traditional thyme-crusted chop and housemade sausage. The traditional dining room, with white tablecloths and constantly attentive service, nods to its hipster locale with dangling Edison bulbs above the bar in front and a communal wash area outside the bathrooms in back.

Recommended Dishes

Shrimp polenta, $14.50