Join us all year to celebrate our 100 year anniversary! we thank all our patrons old and new for your continued loyalty to original puglia!

Gregorio Garofalo

In 1919 Gregorio Garofalo came over from Italy to begin his American dream... 

He rented a basement, put in his coal stoves, and sprinkled saw dust on the floor.  With his knowledge of creating homemade wines, and his passion for cooking, Gregorio's dream began....

The name ..."Puglia" is a region in Southern Italy from which he immigrated.  

People came from far to indulge in the delicacies Gregorio prepared; Capuzzello (sheepshead), Tripe (the lining of the stomach of a young ox) and Pasta E Fagioli (pasta and beans), but what they loved the most was the way he treated everyone like his own family.

Today, with his grandson joey garofalo still serving these delicacies and treating everyone like family in the original location on hester street, Gregorio is smiling....

All of us at Puglia thank you for making Gregorio's dream a reality.

Buona Sera