Osteria Il Paiolo

c/o Time Out New York

106 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cuisine: Italian
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All major
Price: $$$
Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-Midnight; Sat-Sun 11am-Midnight
Booze: None
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Menu: Click Here
Delivery: Yes
Time Out New York says:

Northern Italian cuisine is the specialty at Osteria il Paiolo, a rustic Williamsburg eatery from former Da Silvano manager Alex Palumbo. Genoa-born chef Andrea Milazzo (PT) creates dishes like polenta cooked in a paiolo (copper pot) with toppings such as quail and tomatoes. A brick oven is used for bread, steak and fish.

Metromix says:

This homey, spacious spot brings Northern Italian bites to North Williamsburg, with a focus on freshly baked bread and homemade pasta. It’s a welcome addition to North Sixth Street—New American spot Sweetwater and Thai palace Sea are just a stone’s throw away, so score one for diversification! Good luck choosing among those pastas—they’re an appetizing bunch: pappardelle with wild boar ragu, fettuccine with pig cheek, penne with mussels and sea urchins. And if you’re a polenta fan, they offer four types, including one with quail. Admire it while seated at one of the quaint tables that bedeck this pretty, brick-and-mirror’d space.


  1. Il Paiolo is now serving wine, beer and Booze!!!

    In celebration of the arrival of the liquor license Il Paiolo is hosting a promotional “Aperitivo” on Monday August 9th from 5pm-7pm offering one aperitivo drink and a buffet of appetizers for $10

  2. loves_bk_restaurants says:

    My experience there has lead me to believe that any positive reviews of this place have been left by family and friends of the owners…
    After walking by and checking out the very tasty sounding menu with my fiance, the inviting ambience and US Open playing on the TV led us to make a date for the following evening. My fiance is authentic Italian and we also brought along a good friend (also Italian) because we were excited for an authentic meal in Williamsburg… Sadly we would be completely disappointed. My lamb two ways had clearly been frozen and was overcooked with very little taste. The broccoli rabe was oily and wilted. Her polenta was starchy like mashed potatoes and his pasta tasted “like a rehydrated camping meal” with pasta “from a can with sugar added”…
    I don’t like to leave bad reviews, but these guys, who speak with Italian accents have clearly been away from the homeland too long. They may be able to get away with just the hype and ambience in NYC, but in Brooklyn we actually require the full delivery. To boot, the service was inadequate and inattentive… There are so many good restaurants in Williamsburg you just shouldn’t waste a dime here.

  3. I had the pleasure of eating at this place last night and was surprised to see a negative comment on here. Our service was impeccable and the wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful with suggestions. From the appetizers through dessert, each bite was more delicious than the last. Four of us shared each other’s plates and the hands-down favorite for the evening was a goat specialty not on the daily menu. I will be returning, and bringing along friends. You should definitley try this place out. It is a welcome and worth addition to Brooklyn. You’ll love this place.

  4. Great food! Great service… an excellent mix of casual fine dining at a good price with very high quality experienced staff and fab food.

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