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4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5651
+1 919-490-1172
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“vitello” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5651
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been eating at Pulcinella since it first opened years ago. My family considers the Chicken Parmesan as the standard to which all chicken parm dishes are held....and no other restaurant has been as good. My favorite is the Capellini Pepperonata, and it’s difficult...More

Thank NCdesigndiva
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Just about everything on the menu is A1. This is a busy restaurant so dining off-hours is recommended - otherwise the wait can be long. Pizza is also excellent here and the Italian bread is top notch. Chianti wine from Sicily is well priced and...More

Thank Burtdol
Reviewed May 7, 2018

The best way to describe it would be as a Naples trattoria served by amazing people who are always worry about making your experience one unforgettable time. The menu includes most traditional Italian dishes, but my all-time Vitello Parmigiana, a veal cutlet breaded and fried...More

Thank Andres V
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

I only have positive experiences at Pulcinnellas and that’s why my family has been frequently eating from there for over 19 years. All of the staff is friendly and willing to help you even if you’re not their table. If you like

Thank Meganhugs
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Pizza and pasta! It doesn't get any better than this for a cozy lunch or dinner. Wait staff is pleasant and food is hot and plentiful!

Thank Timothy L
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been a semi regular customer for years and on this cold Saturday evening the comfort food of Pulcinella’s was a wonderful choice. Terrific service by Harrison made us feel welcomed and was excellent. Two glasses of house Chianti went along fabulously with my delicious...More

Thank Jamfam18
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Found this place while doing a search during my stay in Durham. Decided to give it a try. Only thing I can say, is come hungry. The portions are very large. The Zuppa di Pesce can easily feed 2 people and was delicious. Staff are...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We eat here many times and always have a large group of 10+. They are very accommodating and the food is excellent. Very large portions. Plenty of leftovers for a second meal. Service is fast and friendly.

Reviewed December 26, 2017

We have been coming here for years! One cN grab a sandwich or quick pizza for lunch or make a full meal of it at dinner. My favorite dish is the Bella Donna which has garlic, raisins, pine nuts and olive oil. Switching up the...More

Thank smlnmyt
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Great inexpensive lunch in the strip mall Italian. Great service and good value. Reminds me of local pasta places in Europe.

Thank Richard R
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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