There’s been a lot of buzz about the opening of Pulino’s Bar & Pizzeria. Earlier this week, Grub Street unveiled the breakfast and dinner menus and today we give you an inside look. Literally.
Anyone who has walked by the intersection of Bowery and Houston Street over the past couple of years might have noticed a dark boarded up construction site on the southwest corner. Plastered with bills, the site has looked something like this for as long as I can remember.
Well the boards have been taken down to reveal the restaurant’s new sprawling glass windows which will illuminate the area on a nightly basis. The Pulino’s sign was not yet lit up last night, but one can only imagine how much it will stand out once it is.
And although the street level windows were still covered up last night (to keep out pizza voyeurs like myself), I was able to find a nook through which I could peak inside. Construction is still taking place and while I couldn’t see the entire restaurant layout, I will say that it seems quite large — especially compared with places like Motorino, Keste, and Co.
I’m no interior decoration expert, but you’ll notice modern looking wood colored tables, a black and white checkered floor that may or may not be complete, and white brick-like tiles which adorn the restaurant walls. Sleek? I’d say so. The place was really well lit last night, although I’d imagine the lights won’t be on at full force when the restaurant is open. We shall soon find out for ourselves though. The restaurant is slated to open for lunch a week from Monday.