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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, Dessert, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Cozy and Tasty

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2014
Bradford C
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Denville, New Jersey
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A small mom and pop restaurant hidden in a shopping center is a real jewel.The sweet sound of Italian can be heard from the kitchen as you wait for your traditional meal. Some say to leave room for the dessert and it is true here. Lemoncello cake is offered topped with sweet whipped cream and it is worth every calorie.... More 

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planet earth
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Additional Information about Pulcinella Italian Restaurant

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

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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: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
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?