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Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Where the locals eat. Closing at the end of May for two months. Moving to new location in Mclean not far from the old location. Moving next to Safeway.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 28, 2021

I have been coming to this restaurant for years. I stayed away due to covid. I recently returned. They have taken great precautions to avoid contact. There is plexiglass between the booths and server. The food was a great as it has always been. I...will return often because I felt safe eating inside.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed April 17, 2020

We got take out during the COVID shutdown. First, the food was absolutely delicious and served in large portions. The cheese was gooey and the noodles perfect! And the warm bread it was served with was delicious, even if we had to wait a while...to get to it until we got home. Makes me eager for when businesses open back up and we can sample it fresh from the kitchen! I suggest people try the lasagna and chicken parm. I heard your tiramisu is delicious and we'll look forward to trying that, too, soon. Thanks for being open during this difficult time!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed January 28, 2020

Good food, cozy place, warm environment I recommend you try this place at least once. Everything on the menu is worth trying.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Pulcinella’s did a wonderful job serving our large group on just a couple days notice! The owner/manager was flexible and eager to meet the needs of our group. The room was nice with Christmas decorations and murals on the walls. Best of all, the food...was delicious! The white pizza appetizer was a great hit with all the children and adults. The kids piled it on their plates along with the warm, delicious fresh bread placed on each table. The fried zucchini served with red sauce was yummy, too! Salads were fresh and included white mushrooms. Two kinds of pasta were served and they were both a big hit! The green beans were tender and cooked just right, and the chicken lemoni was tender and delicious! The staff went out of their way to accommodate different dietary needs, making a special plate of gluten free pasta for my daughter and another plate for a child with soy allergies. Our group kept the servers running, and the servers kept smiles on their faces throughout the meal! Thank you for doing such a great job feeding so many on such short notice!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019

We needed to plan an after-funeral reception for perhaps 110 people with extremely short notice. The owner of Pulcinella was as accomodating as could be, and though close to 130 people likely came, he and his staff handled it better than we could've possibly hoped...for. On top of that, the food and service were outstanding and plentiful. Having chosen Event Menu #1, everyone enjoyed the white pizza, zucchini, bread, salad, fettuccini alfredo, rigatoni and chicken limone. We are all in debt to the owner and staff for helping us through this difficult time and turning the occasion into a large, happy family gathering.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019

We were a group of varied tastes and yet we all found something to love. The thin capellini with tender broccoli and mushrooms was cleanly healthy and tasty. The spaghetti carbonara next to it was theft worthy- one taste and it was clear that was...the dish to beat. The lasagna was really nice as well. The lentil soup was plentiful and hearty and a great way to start a meal on a cold day. The table bread was yeasty and substantial. During all this eating was very considerate and subtle. Lots of coffee and water refills and checks back. All of this was accomplished on a very busy day. Kudos...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Go 1-2 x a week. Wonderful. Always the same. Excellent service. Good food. Moderate price. Definite go to

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019

Pulcinella Ristorante consistently delivers great Neapolitan food in a convivial atmosphere. Prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly. More of a neighborhood favorite than a destination trip. However it’s well worth the drive no matter how far you have to come.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

We've lived in the area for several years but somehow never tried this gem. I was looking for a place to go for a casual Saturday dinner with family that was different from my usual haunts. Pulcinella did not disappoint. The food was excellent. The...menu has a nice variety. The service was great. The ambiance was nice and casual. This is really a great family restaurant, and I are m happy to add it to my list of local faves.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from Michelle O | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They have a vibrant take out business for anything on the menu but mostly great pizza.
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Pulcinella Ristorante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5