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Piccoli Trattoria

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522 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.665184 -73.986558
at 14th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-788-0066 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
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Official Website

piccoliny.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 4:30pm-11pm; Fri, 4:30pm-11:30pm; Sat, 11am-11:30pm; Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

R at Prospect Ave.

Prices

$12.95-$19.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Classic NY
  • Great Desserts
  • Notable Chef
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

The owners of South Slope’s Piccoli Trattoria make the most of a limited space, turning a cramped corner café into a cozy dinner nook with minimal décor including tin-tiled ceilings, an open façade, and well-worn seating. Chef Andres Rodas’ (Cipriani) relatively conservative menu surprises: On the antipasti side, a sweet fig jam takes a Parmesan, gorgonzola, and prosciutto bruschetta from savory to outstanding, while a brown butter vinaigrette enlivens a plate of smooth, quartered mozzarella di buffala. The kitchen makes good use of seasonal vegetables, especially in a series of rich risottos: Wild mushrooms add heft to a recent creamy selvagio variety blessed by the sweet flavor of butternut squash; the same delicious gourds play off a peppery sage sauce and a bit of cool mascarpone in the fragile ravioli de zuca. On the menu’s margins, risotto nero combines squid ink and calamari in a light white wine sauce, and specials allow Rodas to showcase his range: A fatty grilled swordfish comes with spinach and unusually light buttermilk mashed potatoes. Distinctly Italian desserts like a gelato/espresso/almond affogato end the evening on a crisp note.

Recommended Dishes

Ravioli, $14.95

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