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Pulcinella's Italian Restaurant


4711 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 490-1172
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Photo of Sharon Fosbury Sharon Fosbury
Nov 8, 2023 5

We had the penne with meat sauce, gnocchi with pink sauce and the farfalle pulcinella, and all 3 dishes were delicious! They're not being skimpy on the broccoli or the portions in general.

Photo of Todd Cherner Todd Cherner
Nov 6, 2023 5

I really enjoy this place! Large portions and a warm atmosphere! It’s a wonderful local Italian restaurant. They get busy there in the weekends, so plan ahead.

Photo of Casey Lambert Casey Lambert
Oct 15, 2023 4

Food was good. Servers were good. Hostess seemed like she was having a bad day. I order chicken and shrimp Alfredo and they forgot the chicken. Overall it was a decent experience. The atmosphere is cozy and casual. My father in law ordered the Marsala and it’s almost like it’s steamed chicken.

Photo of Chris Kowal Chris Kowal
Oct 6, 2023 3

We have lived here a long time and usually enjoy dining here. Italian specialties & salads are very good. But tonight we got delivery pizza and I was very disappointed, the basic cheese & meatball pizza hardly had any sauce on it. It had way too much cheese on it, no flavor, and meatballs were ok but cut too thick for a pizza and just laid on top. The salad is always fresh. I will never order another pizza from here. I was surprised on door dash & G, the people were raving about the pizza.

Photo of Trey Bobbitt Trey Bobbitt
Sep 20, 2023 5

This is our first experience: We ordered a takeout Sicilian Meat Lovers and Stromboli. Everything was fresh and delicious. It was ready on time as well. We are satisfied overall but my only complaint is that the Sicilian pizza was significantly thinner than I expected, especially in comparison to other establishments. Still one of the best Sicilian pies I’ve had in the Durham area.

Photo of Heather Miller Heather Miller
Aug 23, 2023 5

Love the food here. Cute Italian family style restaurant. There’s plenty of seating and parking. You are greeted with a smile as soon as you walk in and sat promptly. I love the vodka sauce here and my son likes the variety of pizza.

Photo of Kharis Smith Kharis Smith
May 6, 2023 4

The pizza was amazing with large portions! The bathroom and dining area was clean and organized as well. Would definitely recommend!

Photo of Dorothy Bobo Dorothy Bobo
May 3, 2023 5

One of the best Italian restaurants! We’ve both eaten here several times through the years but just now adding a review. I had the Chicken & mushroom Alfredo and he had the Caprice Salad with the house dressing. Everything was fresh and delicious. We gobbled up the bread and olive oil side, too. And it was our anniversary and they gave us the best Tiramisu dessert. Thanks! We love this place.

Photo of Heather Johnson Heather Johnson
Apr 17, 2023 3

Had wanted to try this place for a while but was underwhelmed. The pizza was a bland and the dough was a bit undercooked. The meatballs were also under seasoned and had a weird texture like frozen meatballs. The fried ravioli and marinara were delicious, but probably not enough for me to order again. We did order this as take out… maybe in house is better?