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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%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (45 reviews)
“lasagna” (25 reviews)
“salad” (27 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

Wow what a great meal this was ****** + * Yes it was that good we were from NE a small town that started Arbor Day you figure out what town that is :0)?? Anyway we had taken a bus tour around the town and...More

Thank 68,410
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time in Little Italy and I wanted a traditional Italian pizza! We walked around a fair few places, but ended up choosing this restaurant because it looked cosy and welcoming. It had been established in the 1910s, so it must be...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We were on a bus tour, and one of the employees recommended this place to us. It was so, so cold that day...we were just glad we found it fast! I ordered a lunch special, which was very reasonable for NYC. For $10.95, I got...More

Thank catadair
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I love this place it is the Best Italian restaurant in Little Italy! We are been to so many Restaurants in Little Italy but this is the Best! Great friendly service! Great Italian Delicious Food !! Simply the Best!!!

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

What a great atmosphere! Music, friendly staff and good food. I was chaperoning a school trip to the area and we made reservations to eat here. I am so glad we did. The students were smiling from the moment they stepped in. They were entertained...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 10 December 2017

My wife and I had just got done walking around Chinatown, and ran across this restaurant looking for an overdue lunch as we hoofed into Little Italy. I saw their sign for the lunch specials, and decided to give it a try. I had the...More

Thank Ben J
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Wanted to eat in Little Italy as close to where we were staying, selected this one based on some online recommendations - we weren't disappointed. We arrived about 6.30pm and walked in without a reservation, however it did busy up soon after so I'd suggest...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

What a great experience while chaperoning a school field trip!! So fun! Must make reservations ahead of time! Family style served food!

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 16 November 2017 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 9 November 2017 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
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Norman R
20 February 2018|
Response from lorilix5 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know
Cindy J
13 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.
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Restaurant Details

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