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“Birthday celebration” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Pulcinella

Osteria Pulcinella
36 Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NR, England
+442088925854
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Ranked #28 of 137 restaurants in Twickenham
Price range: $39 - $68
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Birthday celebration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a family birthday celebration on the 24th April for my sisters 80th, she chose this restaurant herself as she had been for lunch on several occasions. There was 10 of us in total travelling from all over myself from n.wales, my daughters from Devon etc. We were waiting for others to arrive so we had nibbles, when we ordered our meals they all came together. For dessert we took along a huge chocolate birthday cake which the staff brought in with the candles lit whilst we sang happy birthday. We all enjoyed our meals & drinks and it was a very enjoyable evening for us all especially my sister.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
1 review
“Inconsistent”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Ate there on a Friday night a few weeks ago and it was excellent, great food and the sort of service where nothing is too much trouble and it all just comes together.

Ate there today and it could not have been more different. The food was pretty good, but the service was no where near what we expected: we had to ask if we could order, ask for dessert menus, ask for coffee (three times) and ask for the bill (twice).

Might give it another chance, but then again might not - after all Twickenham has plenty of choice!

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Horrific Meal”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My visit to Osteria Pulcinella on Friday 22nd March has to be up there with the worst meal I have ever been served. The "tempura" starter was cold, over-salted, heavily battered and dry. The calves liver main was swimming in a sea of grease which made it uneatable, and my partner's steak was utterly ruined by a sickly sweet chocolate sauce! I will never step foot over the threshold again - the restaurant used to be good but clearly the chef has left or is having some sort of crisis - a five year old could have made a better meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Classic italian in a central location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

4 of us visited last week for lunch and had a most splendid time. The food and service were of top order served in an atmospheric setting.The choices would cater for most guests seeking italian food and the prices reasonable.The only complaint was that we asked for bread and olives that eventually pitched up with our starters, big deal everyone enjoyed their meal and this minor blip in the scheme of things didnt detract from a good lunch.The bill for 4 was about £150.00 which included copious amounts of refreshment.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This wonderful restaurant is a little gem and a joy to eat in. The food is always superb, service is excellent and the whole experience is such a great pleasure. Don't tell too many folk or they will be swamped and I won't get a table!

Visited March 2013
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