Friday, July 13, 2018

Pietro NoLita and Washington Square Park: NYC Travel Guide

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After work the other night Michelle, Georgia and I met up for a girl’s night out, in no other place than NYC!

Michelle and I had been dying to go to Peitro Nolita, the totally Instagramable pink restaurant in NoLita. I had never really explored NoLita before, so we decided to give it a try! It was a quick subway ride from Herald Square and then a five-minute walk to Elizabeth Street.

I thought it couldn’t get better- a pink Italian restaurant on Elizabeth Street!
My favorite color is pink, if you couldn’t tell, my favorite cuisine is Italian, and my name is Elisabeth!!!
However, the girls and I were less than impressed.

Six pm sharp we showed up to the tiny hole in the wall restaurant sans reservations, because they don’t take them and squeezed at a tiny table for three.
We were the only ones in the restaurant, early bird gets the worm, and they shoved us into this tiny table, even though all the tables were free for the taking and told us we had to be out by 7:30 pm for a private party.
Not an issue.

We ordered Burrata for a starter and then our main courses. The Burrata was delicious and was a nice size. For dinner, Michelle has spaghetti with fresh ricotta, Georgia opted for a salad and I choose gnocchi with pesto sauce.
The waiter came with our main courses in plates the size of our appetizer plates, aka TINY, and handed us our meals.
Pictures were snapped, and dinner was served!
My pasta was pretty good, but I just couldn’t get over the portion size. They were tiny considering the price. We cleaned our plates in ten minutes, tops.
They also only accept Amex cards or cash.

So, it was good, but I would not recommend. We should’ve just taken pictures outside and found a better restaurant… But it’s okay, it was an experience.
But word of the wise, don’t do what we did, just take a picture outside on Elizabeth Street and then keep walking to another normal plate size, restaurant. 

Dinner was kind of a disappointment, but desert made up for it. We walked about twenty minutes to NYU and treated ourselves to cookie dough from the also famous Instagram shop, Dō! It was sooo yummy and they even have gluten free options. I got the Brookie Dough which was brownie batter mixed with cookie dough, without the eggs of course. It was so worth the $5!

It was also cool to see NYU.
I have never really been to the campus before. It is hardly a campus, rather city blocks, but it was very cool to see because there were dorms right in the middle of the city. 
I have a lot of classmates from high school that go to NYU and it was really cool to get to see their campus. 
It was no Wake Forest though!

We walked off the cookie dough by going to Washington Square Park, which is a two-minute walk from NYU’s campus and we saw the little baby Arch de Triomphe! 
I can’t believe I have never been to this park before. It was so cute! There were balloon artists, street dancers, acrobatics and children playing in the fountain. It was such a place to be and be seen and I think I will definitely go back!

Overall, Nolita and Washington Square Park were both very young and trendy places to be.
I saw a lot of college kids, as well as a lot of newly employed / just out of college kids.
Downtown was definitely where all the cute boys hide.
Who knows, maybe I will end up living in that neck of the woods when I make the move to NYC!
Only time will tell.

After a long day in the city it was time to head home. We mourned the goodbye with Giorgia as she heads off to Australia for her semester abroad this week!
I miss her already, but I can’t wait for her exciting adventure down-under!
Bye George see u in December!!


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