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4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 490-1172
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you like Italian

If you like a very ample entree' of Italian food , don't miss out. Salad and bread included. The menu has a wide variety of appetizers and main course choices. The environment is noisy and hot! The service is very good and prices are in line and as expected. There is a busy take -out service . Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
stephen l
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Durham,NC
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Durham,NC
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you like a very ample entree' of Italian food , don't miss out. Salad and bread included. The menu has a wide variety of appetizers and main course choices. The environment is noisy and hot! The service is very good and prices are in line and as expected. There is a busy take -out service . Not great for... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stop in frequently. Always friendly service and good food. The portions are quite large and better than a chain restaurant. Not fancy but tasty.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We love Italian food so we thought we would try this little restaurant while in Durham. The first thing we noticed was how unbearably hot it was inside the restaurant when we walked in the door. We thought perhaps it was because the door to the kitchen was nearby, but unfortunately the dining area was just as hot. Our server... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a local independent Italian place our family tries from time to time. This last experience was the worst so far. Our waiter acted like he didn't want to be there, he rarely checked on us, and he never brought the beverage I requested. The place was only about 1/4 full, so you'd think service would be excellent.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A little over a month ago, I reviewed this restaurant and gave it a poor rating, primarily due to the server. This time the server was great, and the food continues to be above par. One gets a big portion size, cooked very well. Need a little bit better house Chianti.

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Durham, North Carolina
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I eat here a lot, mostly because it's close to home, but I have always had very good food and service. It's good, too for take-out. Portions are very big, pasta/salad/bread comes with it, and it's always tasty. I really like the chicken marsala pasta dish and the eggplant is very good. I have read other reviews, and I have... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The wait staff person was awful. We have been there at least 10 times and this, was by far, the poorest experience that we have had. They have changed the salad to Mescaline which we don't care for, but the poor service was the highlight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nice, small restaurant with friendly staff. We go there for the consistently good food and great prices. Nothing too fancy, just a nice time out with good fun and people who treat you very well. Lasagna comes in a huge portion

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is not fancy, nor cozy. It's a little loud and bustling, yet there was a wait for tables. I think people just crave an independent, family-owned Italian place in the neighborhood. The food is good, but not award-winning. The prices are more reasonable than the big national chains. Our service was excellent. We don't go here often, but... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The waiter was super friendly, the service was very good for our party of 6. Limited wine list but good choices. Good food at a good value - serving portions are quite large. House Italian dressing is thick & tasty. I had an italian salad for an entree that was quite good - all the veggies except lettuce on it... More 

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Additional Information about Pulcinella's

Address: 4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
Phone Number: (919) 490-1172
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 490-1172

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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