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Posted by Lars Haake on 10/22/2012
Pulino's serves a great pizza, a great quality thin crust with good cheese and tasty tomato sauce. The atmosphere is entertaining, way beyond most other pizza places in New York. The music is loungey R&B and salsa, sometimes jazz. The prosciutto di parma is delicious, so is the chicken liver mousse. The pastas vary in quality, the main courses haven't yet convinced me, but the staff is friendly when they are not completely overwhelmed by the at times just packed and then loud room.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/07/2011
My friend and i were really looking forward to a delicious meal in a fun atmostphere. Overcrowded and sooo loud. I was seated by the bar area and was constantly elbowed in the back of my head by the crowd. We could not be switched to another table due to the crowded table. The food was subpar. I love italian cuisine but this was a disappointment. the meatballs in the baked ziti were moist but so salty! the grilled octopus was not as tender as it should be and overly charred on the outside. nice try at imitating Otto's octopus appetizer but no cigar. the swordfish crudo was ok. not that much flavor and the fish was unfortunately sliced too thick to be labeled crudo. the pizza was the only saving grace in the meal but i've had better (motorino). i love broccoli rabe and ordered a side of it. Unfortunately i don't think their chefs or line cooks taste anything because i took one bite of the rabe and had to choke. the amount of salt in that dish made it completely inedible. I don't think i can go back after that meal. Everything was just too salty. Could not enjoy the food. Major letdown.
Posted by ott on 06/24/2011
Tired decor - pizza/food is disappointing, expensive and bland - any real New Yorker would send it back (as I did). Service was poor too. I would list 4-5 better pizza/italian joints in the vicinity, but maybe Pulino's serves a purpose - keeping the clueless, tasteless tourists and wall-streeters out of the decent restaurants. Damn McNally, I expected better.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/17/2011
Of all the true thin crust pizzas in the city, Pulinos by far does it best. Sucks that they don't have peppers though...
Posted by Jonas on 12/01/2010
Pulino is simply one of the most disappointing new places I've tried! The green salad for $10 is so small that it essentially added up to $1/leaf! The pizza crust was good but the toppings were under cooked and 100% tasteless.
Posted by JoeDnyc on 11/20/2010
Had the specials for app and meal, both were great. Very fun night overall!
Posted by Helen on 11/01/2010
Visited with level of excitement as am a big fan of Pastis, Balthazar etc but cannot stress how appalling the food was here. The burgers are the most unappetizing I've ever eaten in the US. The bun was weak sponge and practically evaporated in your hands. The meat was desiccated - hard burnt outside, tasteless poor quality meat.