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Pulcinella's

#129 of 617 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5651
+1 919-490-1172
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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North Carolina
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Veal Parmesan with penne pasta -- very nice sauce -- and Veal Marsala with angel hair pasta, which was also excellent. The sauces at Pulcinella's are wonderful. Service is prompt and friendly without being obnoxious. We will return often.

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Thank ThreeRosettes70
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited for supper with a group of friends. This place used to be a favorite of my friend, Dora. My choice of wine and appetizer salad were great, but as everyones plates arrive I wished I had ordered what they had! My Veal Piccata was swimming in too much sauce. Next time I will order what my husband ordered: spaghetti... More 

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Thank joycek522
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300 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We got take out. We had chicken with ham/cheese with light brown sauce AND zucchini pasta. These came with salad and bread. The chicken was good, the zucchini pasta need three times more zucchini. The home made salad dressing was good as were the first house baked rolls. Two plates would serve 3-4 people easily.

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Treated my husband to a Birthday dinner on yesterday at one of his favorite restaurants, "Pulcinella". This is a great family owned authentic Italian restaurant. It's small and cozy in size, but the atmosphere is larger than life! The Servers hold conversations with you and treat you like family. The food is awesome also! We dined on Pollo a Modo... More 

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Springdale
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our classic Italian meal during a recent road trip. Our hotel clerk gave us a list of local restaurants and this is the one we chose. It was terrific. Great bread, salads, Italian classics and specialties. Add a glass of wine and sit back to enjoy the experience.

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St. Augustine
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169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Lasagna, eggplant parm, fettuccine alfredo, tortellini with ham and alfredo...yum! The bread and olive oil with sun dried tomatoes and red peppers...unbelievably delicious. Great atmosphere...homey and calm, excellent service...this place is great! I'm picky about my Italian and I thought it was great!

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Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

This was our first time at the restaurant and we were not disappointed except for the fact that they do not have a bar. However, I had a glass of their house Chianti and my wife a glass of Moscato (sorry, I can't remember the name) and both were very good. My wife had a bowl of their minestrone and... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I used to order pizzas from Pulcinella's when I lived in the area. The only time I've eaten in the restaurant was with a large group. They handled us pretty well. The server was attentive. There were mixed reviews on the food from the group. Some enjoyed their entrees while others weren't pleased. Overall the consensus was the pricing was... More 

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claudia0501
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

It was the first time I had ever eaten here. We were a party of about 12 with children. We had a reservation for a busy Friday night which was honored to the minute at a table that seated our group comfortably and did not cram us together. I think we ordered off of every section of the menu from... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Fancy it is not but the delicious pastas and family atmosphere more than make up for that. My favorite there is the Penne Zuchhinni, out of this world. House Italian and rolls with house dip, great. Best Tiramisu I've had since up in NJ. I'm a Jersey Italian Girl and have been eating here for years!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5651
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-490-1172

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?