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Pietro Nolita

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174 Elizabeth St, New York
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Everything at Pietro Nolita, and we mean everything, is millennial pink. Even if you were to somehow forget about all the pink in the restaurant, the napkins that read “Pink As F*ck” will remind you. (So will the t-shirts and bandanas available for purchase.) Pietro Nolita’s commitment to pink is not what makes this Italian cafe upsetting, though. There's nothing inherently wrong with pink or a fierce dedication to a theme—but this restaurant is only pink to distract you from its oily, acid-less kale salads, gluey cacio e pepe, and gin cocktails that taste as Pepto-Bismol-like as the walls look. Of all the restaurant’s details, our favorite was the unboxed Hilary Clinton action figure doll resting on the shelf by the door. In the corner of the box it says “2016 Or Bust.” No better metaphor for this sunken Girlboss place exists. 

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