138 Mulberry St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.718652 -73.997648
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Little Italy
Stand-Out in Little Italy – My general approach to choosing a restaurant in Little Italy involves walking around and finding a place that doesn't have a wait. I've always thought that for the most part, the restaurants serve pretty similar food. Well, I was wrong. The group I was with ended up at Pellegrino's because it was the only restaurant we found where a group of six could be seated immediately, but I'll be sure to visit this place on my next trip to Little Italy. The food was wonderful - possibly the best calamari I've ever had. The only glitch I found was that one of the waiters refused to close the outside door (the breeze was very cold), but the second waiter we asked took care of it immediately. Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised.
Little Italy getting too little? – One of the avarage TOURIST Italian Place. Servoce was great. Pasta was not al' dente just like the other little italy restaurant. China Town is starting to take over the Little italy which is a bit sad for big pasta fan like myself.
Charming Spot in Little Italy – When I decide to have lunch in Pellegrino's, this is where I almost inevitably end up. The other restaurants in Little Italy are just not as good. The service is either good or great, depening on who is serving you. The food is excellent, and if you're in the mood for an affordable lunch, you cannot go wrong with the entrees on the lunch menu, almost all of them available for less than $10.
The lunch menu, while a bit limited in offerings, still provides plenty of variety, but the dinner menu offers a much better array of choices. The atmosphere is not the best in the city, but it is still nice, and you will have no trouble enjoying the great food that you are served here.
By far the best restaurant in Little Ita – I have been going to Pellegrino's for well over a decade. I don't even ask for a menu or a wine list. Instead, I just have them pick the special of the day and choose a wine to compliment. Dessert cart is one of a kind. Service is second to none.
Good food but watch out – Can't fault the food or the service but watch out for the price of the specials and the coffees.
I took my out of town parents to Little Italy for Lunch. We asked the price of the fish special of the day, "around $8"was the reply. Then when the bill came it was $13. The coffees which are not priced on the menu were $5.50 - and it wasn't anything special. So the coffee cost almost as much as a bowl of pasta for lunch.
Plus they had the nerve to add a 20% gratutity when there was only three of us - thankfully they removed that when I complained about the price of the fish and the coffee.
All and all they were pretty stupid to treat us like that - everything was great, but there quibbling will mean I'll choose a different location in Little Italy next time.
Pellegrino's = the best of Little Italy – I have been to quite a few of the restaurants in Little Italy, but none left me wanting to come back as much as Pellegrino's. The service was excellent from start to finish (and this was during the hectic San Gennaro Feast), the Pollo di Parma was fresh and tasty, with gravy that was second to none. The wine list was exquisite, the chocolate mousse was heavenly. I highly recommmend this little slice of Italia in downtown Manhattan.
alright for mulberry st. – Had a pleasant brunch post 4th of July. The fetuccini giovanni was quite tasty and the bread served was a pleasant tomatato pasted appetizer. Not bad for an 9 dollar meal and being able to eat outside was nice. Service was efficient, no excess pleasantries but certainly not rude.
Our Favorite Place in NYC – This is the type of place where you go there once and you keep going back. The service is outstanding and the food is terrific. Must see during Christmas.
great lunch – I enjoyed the penne ala vodka and caesar side salad, both were delicious and packed with flavor. The service was excellent and i was seated promptly during the lunch hour.
Top-Notch! – Fabulous food! We first went there in the summer and ate outside which was wonderful. I get the Shrimp Oregenata each time I go...just fantastic!
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