- Addison Aloian
All Things Pink at Pietro Nolita
Looking for a new brunch spot? This magnificently magenta restaurant has wonders in store for you.
3 words. Pink. As. F*ck.
Pietro Nolita is ~quite possibly~ the cutest little diner on Elizabeth Street in SoHo serving healthy Italian cuisine.
I originally spotted the place a few weeks ago when taking a new route to class, but I completely stopped in my tracks at the pink explosion of a café before my eyes. 80s vintage-themed and completely pink, I knew this was my next meal destination.
I returned about a week ago to take my visiting mom and sister to lunch, and needless to say, I couldn’t have been more excited.
We stepped inside, and literally everything was pink. My favorite color. So yeah, I was in love already. The architecture was satisfying to look at, with splashes of greenery on the walls and fun-patterned tables on which to rest our arms. The whole restaurant was pretty small, but in the grand scheme of things, it didn’t matter.
Sitting at an adorable table in the corner, the three of us scanned our menus and I immediately knew what I wanted. I was actively trying to avoid pastas, my favorite food. Why would you do that? You ask. Because bloating, obviously.
Therefore, I ordered the Sunrise Bowl: a healthy dish with butternut squash, farro, tomatoes, broccoli rabe, avocado, and a poached egg, immersed in a beet sauce and topped with feta cheese. Talk about delicious.
Filled with whole foods, textures, and nutrients, I devoured the entire bowl in seconds, enjoying every last bit. I’m normally against ordering food at restaurants that you could easily make at home, but this dish would definitely take time to recreate, let alone perfect. I know I couldn’t do it justice.
Besides being a fabulous restaurant (straight out of High School Musical Sharpay’s dreams), Pietro Nolita also has a merchandise line inspired by their “Pink As F*ck” motto, which I’m pretty obsessed with (what a smart marketing tool!).
From keychains to mugs and t-shirts, I wanted everything. Even our napkins were printed with the text. Their branding, along with the fact that everything was pink, added to the ambiance and appeal of the restaurant.
With amazing food, great service, and a theme beyond adorable, it made for a wonderful lunch and I can’t wait to return.