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Pulcinella Italian Restaurant

1255 Fordham Dr, Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-5347
757-222-0081
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Ranked #142 of 1,248 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
planet earth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Some of the best little places to eat are in unexpected places--Pulcinella is no exception. Wanted to get a decent lunch before getting a flight at the nearby Norfolk Airport. Was pleasantly surprised by the exceptional quality of the food given the typical strip mall surroundings. Expectations were surpassed beginning with fresh bread and dipping oil seasoned with garlic and... More

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Denville, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Very small place in a strip mall that's easy to miss. Skip Outback next door and come here instead. Maybe the best meat lasagna I've ever had. Service is a little slow and tips must be in cash for some reason.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This small storefront Italian restaurant located in the Kempsriver Shopping Center, boasts an authentic Italian fare with a Neapolitan accent. The menu is varied with dishes ranging from simple pasta (Penne Al Sugo) to more sophisticated fare like Pollo Scugnizzo and Veal Saltimbocca. The restaurant only seats about 40 patrons and the wait staff is rather small (only 2 waitresses... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Although we live a fair distance away, we were drawn to this restaurant based on other reviews when we were in Virginia Beach for other reasons. My family loved the food and we would gladly come back to savor the delicious entrees. The bruschetta clasica is among the best in the area, which set the stage for dinner. I had... More

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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great little authentic Italian restaurant with wonderful varied menu, wonderful food, deli and lucious desserts. Highly recommend for that little taste of Italy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Service is amazing. Low key and comfortable. The food is mwah! Amazing! Forget eggplant head who didn't come in for tasty Mexican food. This is a great place! Authentic food! Pretty awesome and fast service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

What more is there to say? The food is all hand crafted and made fresh to order. It has a real family atmosphere. The owner takes a lot of pride in what he serves and it's well deserved. This is a prime example of you get what you pay for.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I went in tonight to buy an eggplant Parm. sandwich and discovered the it cost so much I needed a co-signer to help pay for it. The total for one sandwich approximately 6 inches in length with nothing extra (no pasta) and it cost $15.48. I am surprised that there are so many reviews that say how great it is.... More

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Virginia Beach, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Had dinner here tonight with wife and some friends after seeing the review on Trip Advisor. Had been looking for a reasonably price family run "family" restaurant. Have found it! VERY small dining area, but good service and GREAT food. I had the meat lasagna and wife had the spinach. Both were wonderful. Will be back again and soon.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Owners are straight from Italy, and you just won't find more authentic Italian food. I had lasagna, which was large enough for two. Some how I ate it all. Great food, great management. Very nice small place to eat. Highly recommended!

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