Pulia

4
205 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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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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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BgLdn
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unusual flavours and surprisingly light - a memorable Italian dining experience. Great location in Borough Market too!

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ChiaraP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Apulia and I found an authentic Apulian feeling at Pulia! Excellent food, friendly staff, cozy atmosphere. I’ll go back whenever I miss home, highly recommended!

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STOL
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two Small pieces of focaccia bread at 6.75 per was a big surprise. Only bread offering to accompany small charcuterie or to soak up extra sauce amounted to unexpected £13.50 - ouch

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ClaraM
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was good but nothing amazing. For the price I would have expected a little better. But the wine, service and restaurant were all lovely.

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JaneL
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a team lunch and decided on Italian, however having a true blooded Italian in the team would mean it had to be pretty authentic. So after searching 'best' Italian restaurants in the area we opted for Pulia. From the moment we arrived (in a fabulously authentic environment) we were looked after. Our waiter - Carmelo made us feel very welcomed. His recommendation of the red wine went down a treat!
Thank you to everyone in Pulia, we all agreed that we will be back and more importantly a big thumbs up from our resident Italian.

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RebeccaE
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great restaurant, service was a little off but the staff were running, really doing their best during the busy dinner service.

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Sonja
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Traditional Southern Italian food. Makes a change from the homogenised stuff you usually get on the high street.
Very helpful staff.

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vipWhistleforit
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Truly terrible. Poor unhelpful service with soggy pasta which you would not get away serving in Italy. They have a restaurant in Brindisi airport which is a thousand times better.

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KamenV
London
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Pulia restaurant for few years. The food is excellent and the wine adequate.

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NancyWilson
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

i think that the resteraunt was very aesthetically pleasing! the staff were nice but very quiet.
easy to find from london bridge station.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I didn’t really enjoy my meal, I had the fish which was undercooked in the middle and I didn’t enjoy enjoy the accompaniment which was bland. The ambience and setting was nice but I left hungry.

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OrnellaG
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

great food especially the pasta dishes. i didn't give 5 stars only because there was a 2 years old at the table and his meal was the last to arrive (we also waited a bit despite the restaurant was not really busy). they also need to provide the toilet with baby change facilities. a part from this the food was excellent and we will definitively be back

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RobP
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great dining experience, nice staff, good service, all very good

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for dinner with a friend. Excellent fresh Italian food and really good service.

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PedroPilgrim
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

What drew me to choose Pulia was knowing their home region of Puglia to be poorer in product which was reflected in a shorter menu than in your usual Italian resto! But what I hoped for was good and simple and tasty interpretation on the food and wine from their homeland, for this location - and we were not disappointed.

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Nitony
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best Christmas team lunch. Food was amazing and reasonable price. The staff were very nice and friendly, particularly our server Carmelo was very tentative, professional and we were not rushed. The restaurant had beautiful ambient and relaxing music. Thoroughly recommended

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JonatIvy
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Average service, poor food, long delays. Maybe they had a bad day but I won’t bother going back to find out.

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Adam
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was terrible - clashing plates on the table and not very attentive. The pasta was far from al dente - it was barely cooked and was hard in middle. There are much better pasta restaurants in the area.

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KeziahC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. The food was absolutely amazing!
Great service and very organized. They called ahead to confirm booking and arrival time. And compromised for your preferred seating arrangement. Our glasses never found itself empty. And the bill was handed over quickly when requested.

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Disappointed
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was very rushed, from the waiter taking our orders to when the food was served to when we were asked to leave. I understand that we have a 2-hour seating but it was not a pleasant experience.

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Fchamp
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good and you could tell the ingredients were of good quality. The staff were friendly and attentive. Overall a good experience.

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LukeG
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

cheese and wine is great. the main dishes are bland and very mediocore

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RebeccaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Relaxed dining experience, good food and wine!

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Amandac
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding though did feel a little rushed. Lovely atmosphere and very authentic

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian food which was a great representation of that region in Italy. Charming service.

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Disappointing
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Only one choice of gin. Had to change order 3 times as menu item was unavailable. Aldo the same applied to wine choice.

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vipNoelleH
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thé service is a little hit and miss, it feels very new though so maybe with time the place will feel more comfortable

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Poor service which was slow. The waitress was rude when we asked to move to a bigger table even though we had booked for 3 and we’re on a table for 2. The focaccia was overpriced and presentation of the food was poor. Quite an average Italian meal overall.

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Lisae
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely authentic Italian pasta .. would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food but one of our party got the wrong meal and an extra bottle of wine was added to the bill that we didn’t have!

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SimonW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Needs more waiters: nobody greeted us when we entered and there was only one poor guy doing everything who then forgot about us when we needed to pay. Wouldn't recommend or go back.

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MonkeyAllan
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Let's start with the good stuff - convenient location, friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Some good options for vegetarians with a few vegan choices too. Now the not so good stuff - my main dish (parmigiana) was tasty but not hot enough. It was warm around the edges and cold in the middle. The restaurant was not particularly busy - perhaps half full - so we were surprised that the 3 coffees we ordered at the end of the meal took 15 minutes to arrive, were luke warm and the order was incorrect. We asked for 2 decaf flat whites and 1 decaf latte. We got 2 lattes and 1 flat white, none of which were decaf, which we realised as we lay awake, tossing and turning into the early hours of this morning. Very annoying. Beware!!

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MarieC
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty Italian food - great wine!
Very authentic menu and attentive service at a reasonable price.
I ordered the bread board of cheeses and parma ham for starter and the sausage with potatoes for mains.
Everything right down to the smoked mozzarella was yum
Thank you, we shall visit again

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Hannah
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed Pulia! The charcuterie board's cheeses were amazing and we loved our pastas. Finished off with some sorbet and lemon cake that was light and tasty. Servers were so friendly and accommodating throughout. Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner (and for the candle and singing!) Will definitely be back.

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vipFood4thought
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for dinner with a friend and found the brightly lit restaurant warm and inviting. They also sell their own seasoning and wines! We shared the bruschetta con scamorza, the crust was tough but it was overall tasty. I had the meatball pasta and my friend had the clam pasta and we devoured the lot! Service was with a smile, I will return :)

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EmmaO
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here twice now and enjoyed it both times. The food is absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection, and served by competent and friendly staff. I will definitely be going back again.

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Daniela
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Posto molto caratteristico, cucina italiana e si sente! Complimenti a tutto lo staff, perché nonostante siamo a Londra sembra di tornare in Italia. Ci ritornemmo sicuramente!

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JDur
London
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Pleasant little place... The food was tasty, tho my pasta choice was a little claggy.

The choice of wine/prosecco was limited (but in a good way - making it easier to chose!).

Service was a bit of a let down. Has to really work hard to get the attention of the waiter(s); and reminding them for the water /bread etc. At one point, I actually had to get up and go to the counter instead...

Other good points - good ambience (no loud music).

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VanessaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely evening at Pulia. Our waiter (Francesco) was very attentive (but not too attentive). The food and wine were delicious and certainly good value. The atmosphere in the restaurant was pleasing - not dead but not overly noisy either.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, delicious food and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anybody!
Francesco looked after us, was very attentive and charming. Thank you for making our special night even better!

FAQs

Pulia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Pulia is rated 4 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.