You’ve been served: Review of Pietro NoLita, New-York
At Maison Flaneur, we want to encourage and celebrate, the originals, the bold, the colourful. If you are like us, you are going to Love Pietro NoLita. It is almost impossible that you have walked on Elizabeth street, Nolita New-York, without noticing the Italian diner; Because as it’s owner Pietro Quaglia coined it, it is: “Pink, As Fuck”.
And it is not fake news. The floors, plant pots, chairs, and even some of the food is pink (Yes, some pasta are made from beet). For the decor as a journalist correctly put it, think: 50’s Palm Springs mixed with Barbie’s dream house.
Pietro wanted his restaurant to be “as cute as possible, like a little jewel box.” And Instagram loved it. Since it opened in 2016, and with Giovanna Battaglia, the famous fashion editor leading the way, Pietro NoLita has accumulated a massive following, not only in the food but also in the fashion world.
‘Healthy Italian’ is the focus of the menu. Using seasonal ingredients, the 30 seat restaurant offers a range of fresh and simple traditional Italian recipes.
And yes, you’ve guessed it, Pietro’s mother concurs.