Bottom line: Pizza for brunch works at Pulino's on the Lower East Side.
- Get a brunch pizza (funghi & eggs or spinaci are delicious options)
- Check out the bathroom!
Food: The brunch menu covers all bases - from traditional eggs and granola dishes to a variety of pizza options. I would definitely recommend the pizza, here are some highlights:
- Funghi & eggs pizza: Topped with eggs, mushrooms, pancetta, mascarpone + grana - probably my favorite of the pizzas, almost like eating a thin omelet on delicious pizza crust!
- Spinaci pizza: With eggs, spinach, mozzarella, mascarpone + grana, a great vegetarian option.
- Pancetta affumicata: Covered in eggs, bacon, crème fraîche + caramelized onions - definitely the most flavorful with a smokey, sweet and savory blend.
Atmosphere: Loved the whiskey bottle-lined walls throughout the restaurant (where did they get all those bottles... and who drank them?) The LES restaurant has a lofty feel with high ceilings, yet also feels a bit like an old school diner with white tiles and booths against the walls. Great service and overall very good atmosphere.
Pulino's: 282 Bowery, 212.226.1996
Saturday & Sunday brunch: 10:00AM - 4:30PM