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#132 of 622 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
+1 919-490-1172
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Pulcinella's on a Saturday night during a weekend visit with friends and family. When we first got there, I wasn't impressed - the restaurant is in a strip mall but I kept an open mind. After a brief wait, we were seated and immediately served our beverages. Our orders covered a wide variety off the menu -... More 

Thank doors64248
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

I was here for dinner with family and everyone had an enjoyable experience. I had chicken parmesan, which came with a salad and pasta. The salad was fresh and tasty. The meal was spectacular and the portions, both the parmesan and the pasta (I ordered linguine) were huge. I enjoyed the take-home the next day for lunch.

Thank Marcus427
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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.

Thank ThreeRosettes70
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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 

Thank joycek522
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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.

Thank Nancy M
Durham, North Carolina
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26 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 

Thank Momluv3us
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Thank 444rebeccaf
St. Augustine
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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
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 

Thank Stan S
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank Rachel M

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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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 Road, Durham, NC 27707
  • 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?