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Puglia Restaurant

189 Hester St, New York City, NY 10013-4776
+1 212-966-6006
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“garlic bread” (46 reviews)
“lasagna” (27 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
189 Hester St, New York City, NY 10013-4776
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has clearly succumbed to American tastes as the portions are very large and in general fairly bland. Having said that, food is prepared freshly and the service is good and prices reasonable. It is located I. Little Italy and attracts large parties and...More

Thank andiedan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to eat, drink and be merry! The food is top notch and not expensive at all (check out their website). They also have entertainment going on in the evenings that'll make you smile. Been there with a group of relatives,...More

Thank davidrE9965UN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here because of TA reviews on the meatballs and lasagna. Wow so good we came back a second night. Great chianti and bread fabulous! Loud music. Go early.

Thank golfergirl1942
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Puglia restaurant having read the reviews and we were not disappointed. We had garlic bread to start which was delicious. I then had Puglias Famous Rigatoni Alla Vodka with chicken which is one of the nicest pasta dishes I've ever had! It was...More

Thank Lou1974Edinburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this quaint restaurant located in Little Italy. We sat outside. The waiter was so nice. The food was wonderful. The salad was fresh, the bread was very good and the Lasagna was some of the best I have ever had....More

Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was alive with party goers, people singing and dancing on chairs, such amazing fun. We had a lovely bottle of red wine, fresh warm bread, spaghetti meatballs and pizza...omg the sauce accompanying the meatballs was the best I've ever tasted. Highly recommended restaurant

1  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you for making my going away party so special Puglia! This restaurant is the perfect place for special occasions. The amazing wait staff (a special thank you to Mr. Anderson!) made sure everything went smoothly and that I had an amazing time, free of...More

Thank chloechung
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

the best place to eat in Little Italy!! we've been here last year and it was a must to revisit this year! totally love it!!!

Thank RamonaV27
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed Puglia in Little Italy. Food was prepared like old style and good. Atmosphere for lunch was very nice with Frank Sinatra music playing in the background. Pricing was phenomenal and well worth spending more than the meal to arrive by taxi. You will...More

Thank sweiner2018
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Cannot remember the last time that I was in a restaurant this loud. I had to raise my voice just to speak to a relative sitting directly across from me. Also, tables were too close together. So close that the waiter had difficulty delivering the...More

Thank mcdfawn
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Norman R
February 19, 2018|
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Response from kevdog1961 | Reviewed this property |
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Cindy J
September 13, 2017|
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Response from NanaSteer | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I would call them at (212) 966-6006
Laurie W
September 5, 2017|
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Response from wildkard | Reviewed this property |
Maybe try emailing them? Should still be in business.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, 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: +1 212-966-6006
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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