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Puglia Restaurant

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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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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for great Italian food while visiting Little Italy look no further than Puglia Restaurant. The food was great and so was the service. I had a little mix up with my food but they were quick to fix the issue and my food was fresh!

Thank Whitney M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very good food! Plus there was fun entertainment too! Very clean and friendly staff. Go to the bathroom before leaving if you are doing shopping in the area.

Thank almaelou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on a whim for a quick bite before thai foot massages. Our waiter was so nice and attentive. he said our fantastic Fresco pizzz(w arrugula and fresh mozz bites) would take 20 minutes to bake. I am pretty sure it came in half the time. it was 4 huge slices so we each had 1 and then split... More 

Thank xyliafanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say. Great Italian. Really nice atmosphere and good value. Food really good. Well made and fresh. Anything you want and how you want it. No problem. Staff really helpful and friendly. Do a great daytime fixed menu at a little over 10 dollars for 3 courses. Going to little Italy New York you must eat here.

Thank Neil M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Little Italy, we stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant. The lunch prices were fabulous! We really enjoyed the complimentary garlic bread. The cheese pizza was tasty and HUGE. I enjoyed a large garden salad with the lasagna, that was as good as my mom's!! The servers were quick and helpful. We will return to this restaurant on our next... More 

Thank Christine B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was drew in my their lunch specials sign - $11 for bread, salad or soup and a choice of 10 or so entrees. Everything we had was great - from the bread, salads and different entrees. Really great food at a great price. Our waiter didn't have much personality and it took longer than it should for us to get... More 

Thank Eswau
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Staff was polite. I had the rice ball Angelina. Very good. Would come back. The lunch special prices were not bad. $11 for lunch per person.

Thank Charles V
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here from a recommendation and was highly impressed! The food was to die for! Loved the rigatoni with vodka sauce, bruschetta and garlic ravioli. The live music is amazing! Will return!

Thank Megan D
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I was so impressed by this restaurant. We happened upon this place as we were walking through Little Italy. They offer a three item lunch special for about 11 bucks... I had the lasagna. If you have ever wondered what real Italian is supposed to taste like.. this is the place to have it. The eggplant parmasagn is perfect..I can't... More 

Thank Jessica M
Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Located in Little Italy in NY. It was realy nice and the food was delisious. I ot the baked Rigatoni and it was delicious. Someone in our party got the Chicken Parm and it was the best I've ever tried. I would definately go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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