189 Hester St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.718016 -73.997660
Sunday To Thursday From 12:00 PM To 12:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 12:00 PM To 01:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Little Italy
Little Italys Best Value – We visit Puglia on every trip to New York.This Quirky Italian Restaurant serves very good food and provides some great entertainment in the form of lounge singer Jorge!! His songs will leave you howling!!!
This is one of the very few restaurants in Little Italy that does not have someone out front hawking the fares of the restaurant. It doesn't need to because the food and ambience speak for themselves. The communal seating is intresting and provides another source of entetainment.
The food portions are good sized and always fresh,ditto for the salads.My wife is fond of the Lobster Raviolli and I prefer the mixed platter of Sausage,Veal and Hot and Swet Peppers. The house wine is acceptable.
We have eaten here for over 25 years and have yet to be disappointed.We recommend it to family and friends and they all agree dollar for dollar you can't beat this gem in Little Italy.
Excellent food and a great place for groups – I visit Puglia twice a year with a very large group (50+ people) as well as a few times a year for smaller dinners with family and friends (in fact, I was just there tonight). We love the food (especially the garlic bread, chicken parm and pizza) and always have a great time. Jorge amuses us with his songs (like the Napkin Song). The owners (love you, Greg!) and staff are always very gracious and accommodating. We will continue to have lunches there and recommend Puglia to anyone visiting Little Italy. It is a bustling, fun place with great food.
Great Atmosphere for Fun! – To anyone who hated this restaurant....are you feeling alright? I have been several times for different occasions, birthday celebrations, bachelorette parties, just for dinner and it is probably one of the most enjoyable places to go in the city! The food is good, the service as well! The little man on the casio is great fun. "Get up and Shake your napkin"..what fun!! I don't know anyone who has been there and hasn't wanted to go back! If you are looking for good food, a fun atmosphere and a memorable time I recommend it, in fact we are headed back soon with a group of girls for my future sister in laws bachelorette dinner. GO! You won't regret it. P.S. Not a place for snobs!
sleazy – bad food, bad atmosphere. dont go! the food was cold and tastless, we recevied more authentic food from olive garden. the wine was a watered down box wine and the drinks were weak. dirty dishes and pans were everywhere in the kitchen and on the floor.
Rowdy Fun – Cheap wine, drunk Italians and a singer with a Casio. Puglia is fun, if too loud. The food was overall bland, but the antipasto was excellent. A good place to bring out-of-towners.
Long Time Customer – If you are going to the city and want some great Italian food, Puglia's is the place to be. I was raised just outside the city and had since moved away. I visited Puglia's for the first time in the ealrly 1980's and have been eating there every time I come home to visit. My children now 11 and 9 know the resturant well and always ask when are we going back. I have proberly been there over 100 time in the past 25 years. And will continue till the day I die. Jorge will entertain you as you enjoy one of the best meals you will ever eat. Puglia's is a great place to have fun and be merry!!!!
One of the best Italian restaurants in NY – Definitely a favorite. Their Italian bread is divine and frankly, I could go there and just eat a loaf of that and be happy! But their traditional Italian meals are the best. I love their spaghetti and meatballs and lasagna. No frills, but some of the freshest sauces and flavors I've had. They also make their own wines. I recommend the red. Great antipasto too. And Jorge is a lot of fun!
Sub-Par – I live in the area and have frequented them twice in the past ten years. After each time I said I would not go back. I recently went because they offered a $25 meal certificate from Restaurant.com. I purchased it because I thought it would be somewhere to go when I just wanted to have a nice cheap meal. Cheap meal it was. Not in terms of price though, which is average. I had the fusilli w/ pesto and my friend had the linguini white clams. Both were very bland and the house wine wasn't good as well. I will definitely not make the mistake again and would rather pay for a good meal than have a cheaper untasty one. Definitely a pass on this one.
Bad Idea, Waste Of Time – I just got through one of the worst meals I've ever eaten. The calamari was oily and rubbery, the stuffed mushrooms were mediocre and my $17.95 shrimp parmigiana was absolutely terrible-- it was barely identifiable as shrimp. Not only was the food bad but it was very taxing to listen to the contrived and repetitive "authentic" "Italian" music. The service was a joke as well (no refills on water during the entire 2 hour meal).The entire experience was completely regrettable and even with a $25 gift certificate from restaurants.com it was a ripoff. I do not reccomend Puglia to anyone.
I love this place – We have been comming to Puliga's since we got caught in the rain in August 2004. We live in California and our daughter is going to college in the city. We met James, and after we made him smile (he was having a long day) we were hooked. We have been half a dozen times (and we live in California) and everytime we are in the city, we go down to Pulgia's. I love their Vodka Riggatoni Pizza. (If you need some meat, add some meatballs or maybe pepperoni.) We have always had a good time. Their house wine is the BEST!. Will be there again next week. Can't wait to take my Mom!
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