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Pulcinella Italian Restaurant

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1255 Fordham Dr, Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-5347
757-222-0081
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

I ate the lunch special. Not a lot of people that day, so service was excellent. Pasta was great, fresh and very reasonably priced. Will go back. Tucked in the corner next to Outback.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Jeff G
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Missoula, Montana
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I lived in VA Beach for 5yrs and less than 5 miles from this place before stumbling onto this little gem. It's tucked in a shopping center I have little reason to frequent next to the Outback. I've always enjoyed the food each time I've come here, good size portions, fresh made to order taste. Personal favs are the italian... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I ate the lunch special. Not a lot of people that day, so service was excellent. Pasta was great, fresh and very reasonably priced. Will go back. Tucked in the corner next to Outback.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good servers. Average atmosphere. Average food. Pizza Fritta was very heavy on the crust, light on the filling. Crust was not crisp. Other dishes were just average.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Been here several times and it is always great. So authentic that if you face away from the parking lot, you might forget you are not in Italy.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Second time there. I had the Vitello Alla Colombina, Dry and sauce was not creamy, had a vinegar taste. Son had meat lasagna, which was burnt and not tasty. Nice size though. The side of pasta also was bad and watery. The only thing that was good was the spaghetti bolognese. Place is nice, clean and small and staff friendly.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A great family owned and operated Italian restaurant. Great service and great food make Pulcinella stand above the rest. We had a party eight and made a run on the menu. From appetizers to desert we had few duplications in our choices. I sampled five appetizers and soups all were great. My dinner choice was a PIZZA MARGHERITA -Tomato sauce,... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I visited this restaurant with friends on Dec 6th (2014), I ordered a salad with fried calamari and tiramisu for dessert. OMG, the tiramisu was superb! The salad and calamari was average. A small "mom and pop" environment with menu selections, a deli and desserts (to die for). Service was exceptional. I dined with a group of people I work... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This Italian restaurant is tucked away between a popcorn store and the Outback Steakhouse in Kemp's River Plaza. The food is authentic Italian and when I say that I mean made by folks from Naples, Italy. Our waitress, Gabriella (the daughter of the owner), was a delight and extremely knowledgeable about the menus and specials for the day. Our food... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I've lived in VA Bch since 2008 and as far as I can remember this is my first visit to this establishment. I'm kinda bummed I didn't stop in sooner, the only previous attempt was during peak dinner hour and the place had too long of a wait. Turns out... I shoukd have waited. I had the Italian Wedding Soup... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Life is all about choices. I made the right one for lunch today. Grilled Pasitano Turkey sandwich w/ sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, provolone, lettuce, and tomato. Fresh bread and fresh ingredients. You must try this small restaurant in the Kemps River Shopping Center. Awesome!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1255 Fordham Dr, Suite 106, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-5347
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-222-0081

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?