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Puglia Restaurant

189 Hester St, New York City, NY 10013-4776
+1 212-966-6006
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“garlic bread” (42 reviews)
“lasagna” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
189 Hester St, New York City, NY 10013-4776
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had spaghetti/meatballs and partner had ravioli. They were fantastic. We did the lunch special and got a salad, garlic bread and entree for 13.99. Well worth it. I also enjoyed hearing the old music from many years ago. Please stop and try. You will...More

Thank HairByCharles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a birthday dinner, for my husband. It was served family style and the food was great! We had 4 types of appetizers! We were full, then we had garlic bread and salad. Next came three main entrees and dessert. There was a singer...More

Thank Maryjo34683
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into Puglia while strolling through Little Italy this weekend. There are many choices on Mulberry Street....I am so glad we chose this place! Very friendly server-awesome food—bar (if you are interested in a cocktail). Bathroom was clean and spacious which is rare in...More

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During one of my nights in New York, I went to Puglia for a delicious Italian meal. Luckily, we had reservations because the place was packed! Once we were all seated, the waiters brought out pitchers of Coke, Diet Coke, and water. Then, a plate...More

Thank Jenni M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were with a bus group. The food was very good, especially the garlic bread! They were extremely organized and never kept us waiting. Very good restaurant in Manhattan.

Thank MI G
Joe G, Owner at Puglia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, we look forward to having you back at Puglia!

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Friends and I were walking around little Italy looking for a place to eat around 2:30 in the afternoon and saw a man standing in the door way of this restaurant. He told us how delicious his food was and we should come in a...More

1  Thank Melinda F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

You MUST get the stuffed artichoke!! The best I've ever had. Fresh hot bread and full bar to accommodate any taste. Had the Chicken Travolta and it was delicious. Service was a little on the slow side, but since we were in no rush, it...More

Thank OffWeGo6
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Great food and excellent staff. Passed the restaurant several times and noticed the large portions. If you're hungry, its a must eat location for you. I opted to share appetizers so I can get a little more variety and not get too full on 1...More

1  Thank Enzo F
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Went to feast in little Italy, had lunch at Puglia. The best stuffed artichoke ever! Eggplant & ravioli were very good also. Reasonable prices. Service was wonderful! Very friendly gentleman singing Italian songs! Perfect afternoon & lunch. Looking forward to go back.

Thank lorilix5
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Had pizzas and bear. Pizzas were good, but the service terrible. Took ages to order and to pay. Ok but need to improve. Long line to an ok restroom

Thank Christina H
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
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Cindy J
14 September 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
6 September 2017|
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Response from wildkard | Reviewed this property |
Maybe try emailing them? Should still be in business.
Alicia H
20 March 2017|
Response from brettnyc | Reviewed this property |
Thats great shell have a great time.. but do not stay at the holiday in or Comfort inn in Staten Island. They house nyc homeless there. Not that Im against it but . There are other options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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