282 Bowery, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.723983 -73.992924
Daily 9am-4pm, 6pm-2am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Bowery, Lower East Side, NoLita
on the 3rd time, They declined and lost my business – I first ate at Pulino's 6 weeks ago ...ordered their Fungi Pizza.
very good... not great but I can't be going to Bklyn for Motorino's.
The first time I had the fungi pizza, I was told that there were 4 kinds of mushrooms...cremini, porcini, portobello and something else....the pizza was full of them and they tasted liked wild mushrooms and now and then a small bite of pancetta. The crust was average but it held the weight of ingredients well.
The second time was the same ..a very good 4 fungi pizza.
Today I went in the mood for a good fungi pizza. When it arrived, it had 1/3 of the amount of mushrooms. I immediately called over the head waitness and asked if they had changed the pizza and told her about my previous experience.
She said it was the same chef and didn't think they had changed the formula but she offered to have the chef add more mushrooms which was very nice of her.
However the pizza also lack of variety of mushrooms...they tasted very bland...more common white mushrooms i suspect and they used a lot of mushroom stems. The crust in the inner part of the pie was thin and soggy and could not hold the weight of the toppings. And no hint of pancetta.
So yesterday – Started off excellent when it first opened. Seemed to go downhill very rapidly. Very expensive and orange lighting a bit sickly. In summer great to sit outside. Seems like the crowd is changing. There was one excellent appetizer, some kind of chick pea dish and that was great. Pulino's don't let your restaurant decline. You had something great when you opened. Get back in gear.
Lots of hype, but does not deliver on the pizza – Was looking forward to trying the pizza at Pulino's, as I do extensive "research" on new pizza places and had high hopes for it. Walking in was like a deja vu - I thought I was in Schillers, which isn't necessarily a bad thing but it's already been done. Looks aside, I was there for the pizza, and was hugely disappointed. I'm a big fan of thin crust, wood oven pizza, but my 2 pies were awful. The crust was so thin and crispy it had no flavor; it tasted like a cracker. The toppings were uneventful (we tried the margherita and a white white pie). I'm just glad I didn't wait a long time for such a disappointing meal. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time waiting for a table at Pulino's.
Citysearch Editorial Review – The concept behind the superstar collaboration between James Beard award-winning chef Nate Appleman (San Francisco’s A16) and famous restaurateur Keith McNally (Minetta Tavern, Balthazar) is surprisingly humble: a pizzeria. Well, not too humble; it’s a pizzeria alright, but one outfitted with gorgeous subway tile and walls of back-lit liquor bottles, not to mention it’s populated by the standard McNally crowd of beautiful people. Cooked in combination wood-and-gas-fired ovens, the inventive Neapolitan pizzas steal the show. An array of toppings include rock shrimp, tuna, speck (a cured meat similar to pancetta), beef meatballs and so much more. If you’re looking to cut back on carbs, there are some stellar entrees like roasted chicken and a pork, beef and lamb sausage.
NoLita loves Pizza – On way home, passed this new place. Expected it to be ultra jerk central, but I wanted pizza anyways.
Came really late, so bouncer asked owner if it was okay for me to order a pizza to go. Owner came out, was exceptionally friendly, and waiting was pleasant. Waiters were attentive as I sat, and pizza was fresh. Expected to go home with an over-cheesy NY pizza...
But came home to a glorious pizza of love (aka margarita). No seriously, I sound like a crazy person but the pizza was so good. I mean, SO GOOD.
Pulino's, I was upset about you infiltrating my neighborhood, but I was so wrong--- we welcome you with open arms (for your fantastic pizza!!) See you soon, probably too soon!!
Ordinary – Typically cool McNally space but been there done that looks like he is running a chain now. Pizza very ordinary, good but not great and for 200.00 for 4 people would have been more pleased at Patsy's. Now maybe we are paying for ambience? but could have been at Schillers looked and felt EXACTLY the same. Server overly aggressive we ordered a bottle of lambrusco and she wanted to poor that out as quickly as possible when 2 in our party did not drink she focused on really topping off the other two then with glasses full asked "do you want another bottle?" "No lady but thanks!" Sardines overly salted no acid balance, sunchoke and cabbage salad awkward-not marinated fully, another salad with mushroom uneatable, and some salumi that was a puree of something with only 3 small pieces of bread. We ordered a side of garlic bread to eat it with which was much better bread than what was served with the app. A marguerita pizza and a saluci pizza very ordinary great thin crust but not as crisp and charred as it should have been. 3 desserts the Goat yogurt topped budine was the best of the three and the highlight of the meal. would probably return for a drink at the bar.
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