Pulia

3.9
147 reviews
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Pulia offers authentic regional food and wines from Puglia, the heel of Italy. Specialities include a selection of baked breads, fresh pasta, vegetarian, meat and fish-based dishes, as well as a wide selection of Apulian cheeses and hams. The wine selection reflects the local grapes of the region and consist of Negroamaro, Primitivo, Fiano, Falanghina as well as other grapes and blends, carefully selected from some of the best wine producers in Puglia.
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EB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, authentic food. Bruschetta was a little too hard and crispy to enjoy. Pasta was perfectly al dente, recommend the meat balls

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service.
Location a bit off the beaten track so a little quieter
Nice outdoor seating.
Excellent quality food and v tasty

SS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

RP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food that tasted great. Staff were teally friendly and attentive

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, good service and the pasta yas so yummy

IF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and very good food in clean and nice place.
Professional and friendly staff, Carmelo and Francesco took care of our dinner and everyone was welcoming

k
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, completely authentic. Service was a tiny bit slow but otherwise very good. It’s a very nice place to spend an enjoyable evening with friends or family.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always lovely! Great pasta and relaxed atmosphere. Real hidden gem in Borough Market.

N
Bedfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good tasty food and a convenient location close to the Globe theatre made Pulia an excellent choice for a quick pretheatre dinner. I will definitely go again and not just because they do a very decent Aperol Sprtiz! I look forward to trying more from the menu.

EN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I’d describe this restaurant as a hidden gem very close to the bustling Borough Market. The restaurant was well decorated and there were even a few tables outside for al fresco dining in the summer months.

The service here was excellent. The waiters were both friendly and attentive in the perfect measures.

The pasta was very tasty and there was a varied menu.

I would definitely come here again!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing meal. Went with group of girlfriends after work and although the servers were pleasant to start with we were disappointed no effort was made to apologise for the problems. I was served a Gin and water not tonic to start the evening off on a bad foot. Then we got the wrong sharing starters and the pastas we all chose for mains were very disappointing. Tasted more like noodles and the tomato based ones were oily and not pleasant. Those seafood ones has limited prawns and clams etc in. Very small portions for cost £13 average pasta meal! No ice creams for dessert and only 1 tiramisu at which point we politely complained and were given some slightly rude remarks about all being fresh from Italy etc so what do we expect itruns out . No apologises or money off.
Food very over priced and quite frankly not that nice to eat. Would not recommend or go again.

TF
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service - sat outside as it was a hot day - but beset by office workers sitting on steps smoking. 4 times I had to go inside and find a waiter!

KJ
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal with friends. Staff very helpful, friendly and attentive.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Staff didn’t seem to know what they were doing. They kept forgetting orders and had no spacial awareness and kept knocking into our table or even our heads! Very disappointed.

EA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cool and calm restaurant on a busy and hot Saturday afternoon. Booked for a surprise party for my husband's birthday, and a lovely afternoon was enjoyed by all the family, young and old. The food was an interesting twist on the usual Italian fair you get elsewhere, and good value.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Horrendous service. Didn’t deliver all of our food. Overcharged for dishes we didn’t order. Asked us to move tables after sitting down. Food was mediocre at best.

DL
London
29 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There was some confusion as we were told that the starters on the set menu had been changed just after we had ordered but this was the only minor point in an otherwise perfect evening. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the risotto was excellent. The desserts were outstanding. The staff is friendly and there seemed to be many repeat customers who were welcomed with open arms.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service, food was amazing and the location is ideal.

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

A real disappointment. Service was slow and inattentive, even though the place was empty. Food was average to poor and had bit of plastic in my pasta. The Burrata was the only good thing.

CB
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had an incredible evening at Pulia as a group of 6. The food was outstanding - delicious Burrata, perfectly cooked pasta with tasty sauces, generous servings and delicious desserts! The servers were all friendly and attentive - one providing excellent photographic services and input to make sure our group pics captured a great night out - so 6 stars go to him for his value-add talents! One of the servers seemed to be newer and possibly a little nervous and hurried which is why I couldn't give a 5 star for the service but I'm sure he will soon be on the same level as all the others. Overall great food at good prices with good service. We had a fantastic night out and will definitely be back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent but found portions small for sharing

J
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like authentic Italian food, different from common Italian chains, Pulia is the right place for you. I enjoyed the negroamaro red wine, pasta octopus cooked al dente very tasty, amazing burrata cheese. Lovely atmosphere, friendly and attentive service.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Italian hospitality and food ;) Enjoyed our dinner here.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a bit confusing for the uber driver the exact location as uber has weird maps sometimes,but we found the restaurant just around the corner,only few steps away from where the driver left us,in front of Le pain quotidian.In this restaurant seems like people are really enjoying themselves,noticing groups of friends laughing drinking wine and sharing various plates of food that looked delicious. So we ordered like the rest of people around us,seeing great food plates flying around us.I was impressed with the selection of the food in the menu, all the favourite Italian dishes in one menu. The focaccia and cheeses are a dream so are the pastas, my favourite plate was pastas with artichoke ,don’t remember the name. Btw all the ingredients come from Italy,Pulia exactly ,even the tomatoes :) Very impressive the quality of the food, great to discover that not only mayfair restaurants provide such quality . I highly recommend this friendly atmosphere restaurant with a touch of Italian design. I will definitely come back 👌🏻

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I ate what was arguably the best Burrata in London !!
Italian waiters roaming around make sure to guide you through the menu, with often passionate personal stories of their own food experiences. They have decent wines from the south of Italy.
Their pasta dishes are the definition of "Al Dente"... I make my own fresh pasta at home, but I simply cannot compete with the texture of their pasta!!
To top it off, we tried a Pulia-misu (a twist away from a tiramisu), perfect match between ricotta, biscotti and an expresso shot!

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food and wine was mediocre but staff were friendly.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious authentic southern Italian dishes and a unique atmosphere, we felt we were in Puglia. Burrata with ham, al dente fresh pasta with clams and meatballs are a must so is their take on the traditional tiramisu. Good selection of local grapes and wines too. Service polite and efficient. Highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very tasty , the service was very friendly, nice, available for our request, give us the time to decide our meal, to eat and have a chat without feeling any rush..

W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The restaurant was recommended on trip advisor, but unfortunately it was quite bad.
The food was not very tasty and pasta was abit tough and chewy
The first waiter and possibly manager was abit rude and unfriendly, but fortunately the first waiter finished and was replaced by a friendly one.

Unfortunately, not recommended.

J
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Saturday night - 1st sevice and no prawns. Mains served in a massively chipped bowl - pasta more than al dente. Service exceptionally slow. Dessert ordered : ice cream. Totally different one bought - cake!
All in all rather a poor experience and not one I’ll be advising others to test out!

PF
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

While the food was OK and the service fine, the restaurant was nearly empty and rather soulless. It was also expensive for essentially a pasta restaurant.

BD
Cambridge
45 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

A very pleasant restaurant but the portions were on the small side.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant setting, but food was disappointing. We had 2 of the octopus specials and it came out charred and over cooked, therefore was mostly not edible. It seemed that they were understaffed as the service was quite sporadic and I got the impression our food had been sitting around for a while before being served. Real shame as is a lovely looking menu and restaurant interior.

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good basic Italian food, nice atmoshphere and good service. Value for money considering the location and a cut above the nearby 'chain'restauramts. The wine selection was well priced too.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have found this little island of Italy by chance and were nicely surprised. Pasta was very tasty! Portions not as generous as we would wish, but quality superb.

D
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great pasta, their appreciation for ingredients shines in their dishes!

PS
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pulia has been a wonderful surprise !
Me and my family have had the Easter lunch there. A bit risky choice considering
My in laws are from Apulia..:) italian done authentically, quality ingredients,nice atmosphere, beautiful decor and the friendly manager Carmelo :).We will definitely return!

C
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner with my family there, a nice and quiet place with great service. The food was really good, and the pasta were perfectly al dente!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Me and a friend went here for dinner. We didn't know the place, I had a look online for restaurants around the area and I found Pulia. Good food and great service, thank you to Giuseppe who assisted us.

SP
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very delicious dinner, al the dishes cooked properly light and delicate. The service was awesome with great attention to the details.
The environment is nice and welcoming, if you want try a proper southern Italy cuisine this is the perfect place.
Highly recommend!

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