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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 Jhulye Sparrenberger Marti Jhulye Sparrenberger Marti
Nov 22, 2022 5

This place was a recommendation and I’m glad I gave a try! The food is really good and the service is great! Servers are super attentive and helpful! I will definitely come back!

Photo of Bitsy Griffin Bitsy Griffin
Oct 20, 2022 5

This is the second time my friend and I have been to Pulcinella's. First time was late for a small upcharge, they let us half a meal and brought us both a salad. Tonight I had penne with creamy pesto and it was amazing! My friend had Fettuccine Carbonara, and she really enjoyed it.

Photo of Jason Canepa Jason Canepa
Aug 31, 2022 5

Shrimp Alfredo unbelievable, the best Alfredo that I can remember!! Truly truly a awesome dining experience! And also wine bottles 50% off on wensdays!! Wow spectacular come check it out .

Photo of Andrea Haak Andrea Haak
Jul 21, 2022 4

If you are looking for a quaint Italian restaurant - this is it! Not only is the food good but the entire place has such a feeling of home and it’s understandable as to why. This is a family owned restaurant with a beautiful story! The father and mother worked there when they were younger - the mom, a waitress and the father, worked with the pizzas… Years later they are the proud owners of this lovely establishment. I’m really happy I found this place, my husband and I will be returning! I love the story behind the family and what it means because it means that love is put into their food. Who doesn’t want a little love? The staff was super friendly as well. I look forward to my next meal there.

Photo of Alisa McAlister Alisa McAlister
Jul 15, 2022 5

Pulcinella's has been our family's favorite neighborhood restaurant for years. In fact, my sweet father-in-law and mother-in-law simply loved the place. We enjoyed taking our in-laws and our three children to dine-in - Epic memories over great food! All of the food is amazing. The staff, every single one of them, is friendly, welcoming, and accommodating! Our daughter, who is all grown up now, recently took my husband and me there for a fabulous lunch. Both of us got the chicken parmesan which is always out of this world tasty. My daughter got the bow ties with pesto - equally delicious. We love Pulcinella's and the staff!!!! If you like Italian food, good service, and a lovely atmosphere, you won't be disappointed!!!

Photo of Elissa Dellosso Elissa Dellosso
May 22, 2022 5

We have been regular customers for a very long time. The atmosphere is friendly with an excellent wait staff. The food is like good home Italian cooking. The portions are enough for dinner with leftovers for lunch the next day. You won't get a better value anywhere else like what you get here. And the white garlic sauce is to die for.

Photo of Jarrett Thomas Jarrett Thomas
May 18, 2022 5

We just tried last night and got to enjoy our still incredible leftovers this evening. We had never had a house Italian vinaigrette like theirs before where it has just a bit of tomato blended in it to make the side salad sing, and their olive oil is the most olive tasting olive oil I've had in years that I'm now furious how much the grocery store stuff has been cut with sunflower seed oil. Just those two things had us raving even before the entrees came out. My partner's chicken parm was picture perfect (I should've taken a photo) and the taste (especially that bright beautiful sauce) was more than enough for me to steal bites. I ordered the Pasta and Sauce: fettuccine w/ creamy pink sauce, add chicken (freaking delicious), and now I have the dilemma of getting the same thing, mixing it up or getting the lasagna that folks kept ordering for takeout.

Photo of Bethany Keyes Bethany Keyes
May 15, 2022 5

Very good. Fast service, good food. Waitresses are super friendly. I love the family atmosphere. Bread and oil is very good. Bread tastes very fresh. Definitely recommend!!!

Photo of Melinda Smith Melinda Smith
Apr 28, 2022 4

Food was fabulous, especially the calamari. Laura our server very good. The only thing I have to say is the atmosphere. If you want a VERY loud dining experience please eat here! You can hear every conversation going on in the entire place. If you want a romantic dinner stay away.