The Dessert Martinis Alone Are Enough of a Reason to Make *This* Little Italy Restaurant Your Go-To
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While it’s difficult narrowing down options in Little Italy, Puglia is tough to rival. Inside this low-key restaurant is a laid back atmosphere with a menu that leans heavily on its unbeatable pasta options. Whether you want a traditional Southern Italian-inspired dish or something a bit more elevated like the Spinach and Roasted Garlic Ravioli or Risotto con Piselli e Pancetta, Puglia is an NYC foodie must. And don’t worry—if you’re not feeling pasta, their Chicken Travolta (not John) and house specialty Chicken Puglia (with mushrooms, ham, and mozzarella) have you covered. For dessert, go for one of their specialty martinis. We recommend either the Black & White (with Godiva white and milk chocolate) or the Lemon Drop (with limoncello, grapefruit, and lemon juice).
After dinner, go green at Matcha n’ More. Whether you’re looking for something edible, caffeinated, or both, you’re seriously going to fall in love with all their matcha-infused creations, complete with ceremonial grade matcha straight from Uji, Japan. Whether you want to break tradition with their rainbow matcha latte or feel like going all-in on soft serve matcha ice cream served with a sheet of legitimate 24k gold (don’t worry, it’s only $9), this place has it all. Just be sure to pair your drinks with a matcha cream puff or matcha tart.
189 Hester Street, Manhattan
Matcha n’ More
4704, 177 Hester Street, Manhattan