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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 Laura Brady Laura Brady
Jan 7, 2024 5

I live in North Durham so I don’t frequently drive up this way for dinner. But when I was craving pasta after running in a race earlier, I knew I wanted to go here and it certainly did not disappoint. The food was superb and fresh, our server was excellent and detailed, and it was so quick (even on a super busy Saturday). The gnocchi I got was super pillowy and delicious and the Alfredo sauce on both my food and my partner’s was SO good. He has a pine nut allergy and the server was super careful about this. We’ll be back for sure!

Photo of aBruptly Confucius aBruptly Confucius
Dec 12, 2023 5

This is a very family friendly restaurant with comforting Italian dishes. The portions are very generous and food is very tasty. I really enjoyed the calamari appetizer. It had a nice light breading that was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The restaurant is located in a grocery store plaza with several other businesses. During busy hours, you may have to park towards the back.

Photo of Kristen Wise Kristen Wise
Nov 28, 2023 5

We absolutely love this place! Since moving into South Durham years ago, we tend to visit Pulcinella's at least on a monthly basis. It's fantastic for takeout or dining in - it's a great neighborhood Italian restaurant. The staff is always super pleasant and the prices are reasonable too. Def recommend!

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.