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#133 of 620 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5651
(919) 490-1172
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank joycek522
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300 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Nancy M
Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Momluv3us
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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.

Thank 444rebeccaf
St. Augustine
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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!

Thank Jillbus
Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank Stan S
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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146 reviews
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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 

Thank Rachel M
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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 

Thank claudia0501
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
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!

Thank mangiamama610
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I had stopped going here for awhile after having been a long time customer I experienced mediocrity. But by circumstance gave Pulcinella's another chance and glad we did. A bit more comfortable seating still harkens back to the neighborhood Italian restaurants I grew up with in NYC. Friendly service kicked off our excellent meal. My wife's Spaghetti Bella Donna was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: (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?