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4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5651
(919) 490-1172
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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138 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Jamfam18
Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Don't let the fact that this restaurant is located in a strip mall (Woodcroft, off NC751), or that the first thing you see is their pizza pick-up counter, put you off or make you miss a wonderful meal. Take a few more steps in, to the cozy, nicely decorated dining room. It is not large, thus it is not noisy.... More 

Thank GeneZiel
Cary, North Carolina
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Went here for the first time today for an informal business meeting. I was very impressed! Portions are large and prices very reasonable. I started with the Antipasto, which was big enough for the entire group (4). The bread with oil/vinegar they brought out (for free) was very good! I then had simple turkey sub sandwich, and it was fantastic.... More 

Thank nc_travelguy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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453 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Ate dinner here with my daughter. This is a relatively small Southern Italian restaurant in Woodcroft Shopping Center. This is a family owned restaurant with a hard working staff. Entrees are good and reasonably priced but be careful on Pasta items they give you a huge portion of food more than I could eat. It was very good. Meals come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?