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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
+1 212-966-6006
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Manchester, Connecticut
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252 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after a busy day of walking so we were pretty exhausted. We had picked this restaurant based on history and menu prior to arriving and we were not disappointed. The food came out so quickly and was so good. The sangria was amazing. The owner came out to talk to us before we left and was so friendly.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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79 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As others have said, great fix price lunch menu with nice portions, soup or salad and garlic bread, even had complementary glass of wine on Wednesdays. We had a party of 6 with 2 kids and everyone enjoyed their entree. While we were tourists we are used to authentic Italian and while the restaurant was mostly filled w/ tourists and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had dinner here and it was fabulous! What a fun experience. The food was fantastic, the service was fantastic. They had live music and people were dancing on chairs! So glad we stopped in and they had a table for us! A must if you are in Little Italy in New York City! Cheers!

Thank Jennifer F
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had an excellent prix fixe lunch for $10.50. We had the eggplant parm (steak size pieces!) and a chicken dish. All was excellent and the service was great. We shared a bottle of the home made house red wine, also a great choice. I do recommend!

Thank Croftcar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was great the live music got everybody in my ten person party happy and soon enough everyone in the room was dancing. Just incredible

Thank Nicolas R
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Food lovely. Good value for money. Only downside service was slow even though only 2 other people eating. Waiter could have been friendlier

Thank Sandra G
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Lunch on a busyThanksgiving weekend in NYC- we decided to walk past all the others in Little Italy and go to Puglias. I was last there 17 years ago. It still has family style seating. 4 of the 5 ofnus went for the prix fixed menu lunch special, garlic bread, soup or salad and a main course. Was it super... More 

Thank Paul D
York, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We traveled to NYC for the day on Saturday for shopping and just to hangout. We wanted to try some good authentic Italian dishes in Little Italy 🇮🇹.. We ended up here @ Puglia.. Our pizza 🍕 and veal parmigiana was no different than in York, Pa.. The brick oven pizza 🍕 was average. The place is dirty and the... More 

Thank jamie b
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Met here with a group of co-workers in town for team meeting. While we thoroughly enjoyed our time here I found the music was a bit too loud, The food was average but good. For a group dinner it was perfect for our needs. Our waiter was excellent. Food came out hot and fresh.

Thank conwaymomma
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a great time dining at Puglia Italian Restaurant on our school tour. Our group consisted of 22 junior high students and 17 adults visiting NYC from Alaska. The entertainment was a little cheesy, but in the best way possible. The students got a real kick out of the Napkin Song and dancing on the chairs. Plus the family... More 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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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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