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Puglia Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Little Italy
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189 Hester St, New York City, NY 10013-4776
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Ann Arbor
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not only is the food over the top...the entertainment is terrific...makes you feel Italian...make sure you catch Jorge and The Napkin Song....a memory to last a lifetime! The restaurant will not disappoint...our group of 52 had a blast and it was one of the highlights of our trip🍝

Thank MarshaMi
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for my wedding anniversary. Food was awsome.. Pasta and shrimp perfectly cooked. And dessert definitely come back.

Thank brettnyc
Coquitlam, BC
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food in Little Italy. Had the lunch special which was second to none. DO NOT GO INTO HELL's KITCHEN, go to Little Italy for Italian food.

Thank Coquitlam_BCDawn
Harpswell, Maine
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a tour for dinner no choice of what we wanted but didn't need to as it was all excellent, started with salad and garlic bread then penne, chicken parm and then spaghetti and meatballs plenty to eat as it was served family style. Entertainment was a gentleman singing some favorites .One of our couples got up to... More 

Thank Sharon L
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Puglia many times, and even took other family members here quite awhile back. My mom was here 10 years ago with us, and our niece and nephew about that same time. It's been around for quite awhile, and still serves real authentic Italian food. We've always gotten the penne ala vodka pizza, which is very good, although... More 

Thank DiningWithWolfs
whitley bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the delicious, reasonably-priced food and the house wine @ $16 per bottle, $8 per ½ bottle. The rest is rather negative, I’m afraid – but we should have read the TA reviews more carefully beforehand! It’s great for large groups, as seating is on long tables, and fine if you’re looking for a party atmosphere with silly songs... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MY fiancé and I came in on a Sunday night around 9pm for dinner and we were the only ones in the restaurant. A little surprising considering we had passed a few restaurants on the way over and they were slam packed. We gave it a try, because it came highly recommended from a friend back home, and it did... More 

Thank Lindsay M
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun night with friends. Loud but great atmosphere for a birthday celebration. The wine and beer flowed and the awesome food never stopped coming. Great live music and later a DJ.

Thank MarthaH660
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I visited this restaurant two weeks ago for dinner following your readers review, Sorry but , I'm sorry that I can't agree, as they say:" Don't expect - you won't be disapointed" but we were.....the piza with spagetti was mushy and although we almost didn't eat it, we were charged, We had their sea food ressoto which was served quite... More 

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Beaumont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This place has really great food but being a big appetite. It seems to never stop when you order "family style"

Thank Gabe L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Hester St, New York City, NY 10013-4776
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 212-966-6006
n 1919 Gregorio Garofalo came over from Italy to begin his American dream...
He rented a basement, put in his coal stoves, and sprinkled saw dust on the floor. With his knowledge of creating homemade wines, and his passion for cooking, Gregorio's dream began....

The name ..."Puglia" is a region in Southern Italy from which he immigrated.
People came from far to indulge in the delicacies Gregorio prepared; Capuzzello (sheepshead), Tripe (the lining of the stomach of a young ox), and Pasta E Fagioli (pasta and beans), but what they loved the most was the way he treated everyone like his own family.

Today with his 3rd generation carrying on the recipes and the values he taught them,
Gregorio is smiling....
All of us at Puglia thank you for making Gregorio's dream a reality.

Buona Sera

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Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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