Pulia - Ventnor City

4.3
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$30 and under
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Italian
Tasting the flavours of a region means discovering its soul, its essence, its culture. Thanks to a careful selection of natural ingredients and in partnership with some of the finest Apulian producers, Pulia aims to share the culinary stories, traditions and history of the region of Puglia, the heel of Italy. Pulia was founded with the mission of bringing the Apulian culinary traditions to the world. With a careful selection of ingredients and local producers, Pulia restaurants are ambassadors of tastes, flavors, traditions and authenticity of south east Italy. Pulia collaborates with the most renowned Apulian chefs to recreate the local Apulia recipes and dishes. Each Pulia restaurant is also a selling point for products from Puglia, ranging from olive oils to wines, cured meats to cheeses, as well as retail and bakery products.
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ivyk
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food was really delicious, but to be honest- it felt like enough precautions were not being taken for Covid-19. We sat outside and there was a musician going over to tables singing with a guitar and no mask. He was respectful when we said we did not want to be serenaded, but it drew into question how seriously the restaurant is taking Covid-19.

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vipmfeinhals
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food. Service was friendly and efficient. Definitely will return to this gem.

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JerryP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service a must for dining!!Highly recommend It price right home Style cooking feel like I’m in Italy. Have to try to meatballs egg plant chicken in the oven was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was average and service was awful. Took at least a 1/2 hour to take our order when the restaurant was not busy. When food came out, it was brought out of order. Server admitted to her mistake. Chicken was dry and over cooked. But appetizer and dessert were good. Will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I think the food is excellent. In addition our server ya ya was outstanding. She went out of her way to make our experience even better. Service like that is hard to find. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best authentic Italian food,nice decor and wonderful service

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Foodie4Life
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super enjoyable family dinner at Pulia this past weekend. Looking forward to trying other items on their menu on our next stop.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No hostess to greet you on arrival. Stood in the doorway for 20 minutes before anyone would stop to help us. We had a reservation for 7pm outside and nothing was available outside so we agreed to sit inside. Took 15 minutes for someone to get us water and open our wine. Took over an hour to receive any food. Our appetizer never came out. We informed our server it never came out when he brought our entrees out after an hour and a half of sitting down with no food and told him we no longer wanted it. He brought it anyway and then charged us for it. Branzino special was gross. It was covered in marinara sauce and the fish was not de-boned. We will never be back. Don’t waste your time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent Pulia.... unique food and Italian cuisine. The owner/manager frequently walks around meets quests so be sure to grab him for a chat!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic and delicious Italian food,the best meatballs appetizer,beautiful decor authentic Mediterranean byob restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Super friendly service!

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NinaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first dining experience at Pulia. The staff, including the owner, were attentive to us the entire time and we never felt rushed. We also felt very safe with the seating in regards to COVID. I must say, the meatball in my pasta dish was probably the best I have had from any restaurant in Margate, Ventnor or vicinity. Authentic Italian and that is coming from someone with an Italian heritage (and very picky with my Italian dining).
We will definitely be back and it will be soon. This experience was very relaxing , like visiting my Italian Grandparent's dining room but in a much cuter environment.

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vipRiggs
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our third visit to Pulia since July. Food and service was very good. We dined outside which was fine, a little windy but not cold. Mushroom soup was excellent as was the lasagna and baked eggplant. Owner was on premises and thanked us for dining with them. Overall, an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, good food and nice staff and low price

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was terrible. We waited over twenty minutes for water. We were served the wrong food and the server made up a lame excuse. The outside tables were spaced very close together. Additionally, one of their servers was not wearing his face mask

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vipCharlesR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive and accommodating staff. I have already recommended to several friends. My first time, and as a local I should have gone sooner. Shame on me. 🙂.

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vipFALG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Forgive my not ranking on a curve but COVID and outdoor dining are going to be around for a bit and some outdoor missteps are bound to arise;
Excellent food though and a terrific value for weekend dining in the city (?) of Ventnor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I was surprised by the sheer number of mishaps with this dining experience.. too many to even mention, but the most impressive was the delivery of main course to one of six in my party 30 minutes before the next.. after speaking with the server, the serving supervisor and the owner, the other meals arrived, but they seemed bothered that I asked about where the other meals were.. omg, the food was unimpressive after that wait. Other blunders included bringing our meals out seconds after our salads and taking our untouched salads away to make room, failing to remove any of the fish bones in the filleted Bronzino having to ask multiple times for a coke, etc... all added up, one of the worst meals on record. That said, I still left 30% tip for the servers as I know how hard they work and I would not blame them for failed execution in the kitchen but I’m not sure I’d be back any time soon..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was outdoors, due the the current virus situation. The staff was very attentive, explaining the menu correctly. The food was excellent, will definitely be back.

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vipjoyF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Worst food I ever ate! Will never go back or refer anyone!

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Karenkat
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never ate at Pulio before but was pleasantly surprised with how delicious the food was. The servers were excellent, so friendly and super accommodating. I would go back again for sure to try another great dish. I had their special which was a lobster dish that was truly over the top and plentiful enough to give my husband a taste. Great place to go for a meal. Thanks Pulio for the great experience~~ Karen from AC

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JacquelineG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and dessert was delicious

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vipdeniser
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! What a great find- all fresh homemade pasta! This was the hi lite of our trip! The owner and staff sim to please- so happy to find this gem!

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vipRiggs
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to Pulia this summer. Both times everything was perfect. Food and service excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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CassieK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great very authentic. Some portions were a little small for the price. The bruschetta is one slice of bread with tomatoes on it for $8 .... that’s a little silly. Pizza was great good size, pasta dish was a little small but very good. It’s byob which can be nice.

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vipJacki
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The gnocchi was awesome and the service was great. Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ordered the pappardelle with mushrooms.... ran out of pappardelle (my favorite) and subbed in a thinner noodle without telling me. Apps were good (buratta and caprese). Noise level was high with a loud kid (about 8) at the table next door....

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BethL
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were both amazing. Definitely adding this place to our rotation!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was amazing ! Service was great . Margarita pizza would recommend

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vipFoodiechic
Miami
176 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We had lunch at Pulia, two separate salads a coke and an ice tea and bill was over $40 and the salads were tiny for $15 each. But, much worse, much much worse than the above, we were both ill and spent hours in the bathroom. We will never, ever return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great location, service was good

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tbmidd
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very nice place but the food was not good. Guitar player next door was a nice touch but the food was just so meh that I would not return.

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Tass
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Hopefully when this coronavirus is over, the experience will change 4 this restaurant.

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vipRiggs
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. We sat outside on the sidewalk which get a little noisy with traffic but not that bad. We had the lasagna and ravioli entrees and the eggplant vegetariano as an app. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic would recommend to others

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem, and the food authentic. I cannot say enough about the servers for they were truly accommodating. The only complaint, and this is no reflection on this restaurant rather the restaurant next-door to them. The neighbor, offers live music which is amplified through a speaker system. This music was so loud and obtrusive that often times we needed to shout to hear the other parties at our table. If the neighboring restaurant would’ve turn the speakers down maybe Two or 3 dB it would’ve made for a spectacular evening.Again, I cannot say enough great things about this restaurant however they have an unfortunate proximity to a Blaring speaker system.

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vipGiuliaA
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What an Italian night! I’m glad we stopped there, one of the best pizza experience ever and I’ve been in NJ for 4 years. The service is great, the owner and staff are so welcoming and Kindle. I was missing the Italian taste a lot!

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DianeP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this sweet little bistro! Food was excellent and service the same! I must try for Ventnor residents!👍

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vipLizanne64
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Lost as to why there is an allowance to make a reservation and the restaurant isn’t even open?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always excellent

FAQs

Pulia - Ventnor City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pulia - Ventnor City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 727-0395.

Pulia - Ventnor City is rated 4.3 stars by 98 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.