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Pulcinella

4.6
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1425 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Executive Chef Domenic Tudda spent his childhood years learning of Italian cuisine while his family owned and operated Stromboli's restaurant in Calgary. He furthered his education by undergoing extensive culinary training in Italy and has been able to continue his parent's legacy of bringing unique and incredibly authentic Italian dining to Calgarians. One of the most revered of these ventures is Ristorante Pulcinella, where Domenic first earned distinction when his international training crossed borders and entered Calgary in the spring of 2006. One of the few APN (Associazione Pizzaioli Napolitani) certified pizzerias in the world, Domenic has been able to showcase his culinary skills, incredible wine knowledge, and passion for Italian cuisine to provide Calgary with a truly artistic, original and delicious experience not soon to be forgotten. Certainly not your classical North American pizza, it's definitely different, but definitely delicious.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1425 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Emily
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Second visit to Pulcinella and was very pleased! I had dined outside previously so this was my first time in the dining room. My only complaint would be that the restaurant is extremely loud, so it is difficult to hear.

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shuh
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food!
I’ve come here for dinner quite a few times now and am happy every time!
Rob was our server this time and he definitely went over and above our expectations to give us a wonderful dinning experience.

Will always return!

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vipMichelin
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Incredible caprese salad with burrata! We tried a little of everything and I must say, all were on point. Service was excellent. Will definitely add Pulcinella to our dinner rotation.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Good food but not great value. I was surprised the kitchen staff were not masked up like the serving staff.

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vipNatC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious lunch, best mussels I have had in a very long time!!! Will return ASAP.

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vipCsidegirl
Vancouver
62 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family dinner - our favorite casual place to go and meet for dinner.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Party of four all thought the food was delicious. Need we say more?

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ElaineS
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for a light dinner with friends. We ordered mussels, a vegetarian pizza, and calamari. Everything was delicious. The service was great too. We shared an amazing red wine bottle. We will come back for sure!

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food felt very safe lots of space around us,

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vipGords
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Will come
Back for sure.

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CameronH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Parking an issue but it is Kensington

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vipJayM
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Menu, good variety. Service Staff was attentive and gave a very good wine recommendation. We will be back.

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vipjasonm
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

we were outside upstairs. very cool location. the attention to quality on the food is exemplary. we've had the same server several times, and we both always comment on her level of care when we leave. she makes a great experience even better.

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vipTobyT
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tiramisu is just a little bit orgasmic!!!

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Dang
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I met the love of my life there and had the special they both were!

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JanetKYYC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pulcinella is a great place with delicious, authentic Italian food. We started outside, as the night was lovely, and the wait staff was very accommodating when we wanted to move indoors to eat our main courses. A lovely night out with friends.

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John
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Best pizza and tiramisu in town.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sam, Dom and the team are amazing! We had the Arancini Balls to start with the surprise hit of mozzarella in the middle - the BEST! And they agreed easily to add some sausage to my Spaghetti Pomodoro. Love that they are in Kensington and it felt safe and spotless. Highly recommend.

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RobT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal service and very very good food. Especially the pizza!

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MonaA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely staff and atmosphere. Authentic food and drinks. Highly recommended.

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CoreyB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great service from all except the bus person. Lack of experience spilling water and attempting to set main course plates on a table full of appetizers and side plates.
Still learning I guess.....

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Dang
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m a dedicated and passionate home cook, We only eat out occasionally Pulcuella is one of the few restaurants that puts a better meal on the table than I can

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PaulA
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite Italian restaurant in town, service is always great and welcoming.
And the pizzas 😍

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating friends wedding

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annamariabucaro
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had amazing dinner. Thank you Sam for making our anniversary a special one.

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skiddly
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pulcinella is reliably excellent. I find that I can count on having a delicious meal with friendly yet unobtrusive service. This is my preferred restaurant in the Kensington area.

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EmmettY
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service... we ate on the 2nd floor patio and server was a ton of fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

The food was horrible and we were both ill the next day never again

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PaigeG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

a local favourite! good pizza and good people. also really like the new patios

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ScottP
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing as usual. Had the fried cheese bites and a cotto pizza that were so delicious.
It was pretty busy and despite having our reservation, we had to wait for our table a little. Something happened to our order and we didn't get our appetizer until after some of our party's meal arrived. Our server was very sweet and apologized profusely.
We'll definitely be back - happy to see one of our favs still open with COVID going on

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RyanC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

I ordered their pasta special, a sausage rigatoni and was thoroughly unimpressed by the quality for the price. There was nothing special about the pasta or sauce, the sausages were home-made and somewhat flavorful but there weren't many pieces with the dish. I paid $26 for my plate and the portion was large however lacked anything unique. Also, our table was not offered fresh pepper or Parmesan which was disappointing. As for service, I had asked a passing staff about my drink (an aperol spritz) and was rudely dismissed, being told to address our waiter. Overall a let down especially for the premium pricing.

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vipReviewer123
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

One of the best Carbonara I’ve had! 👍🏻

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haydenataylor
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank for having us on the top patio! It was a lovely experience and the food was delicious. We had a later party and appreciate the staffs willingness to accommodate.

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LuvPrimeRib
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Awesome Food!

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Bragger
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Pizza here is always great. The bruschetta - also good. The one tweak I would have is on the Mista salad - the salad dressing was pretty much non-existent and it appeared that the only ingredients in the salad were lettuce and tomatoes; however, it was all fresh and not wilted. One slight disappointment is that wine Is served in either 5 oz or by the bottle, whereas most establishments offer either a 6 oz glass as the minimum and sometimes 9 oz as well. All said, I’d eat here again, as we have done in the past several times.

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MadisonC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was AMAZING, food was outstanding. We sat upstairs and there were only two other tables which was nice (with covid). Loved it!

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Fish
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The main course of our 3 course lunch took longer than expected to be brought to the table so we were there longer than anticipated, but the food was delicious and server attentive.

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CarmenC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Consistantly delicious and as close to a

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing service- our waitress was fabulous and made it a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy our visits to Pulcinella! This time was not an exception. Food, service, ambience - all top tier!

FAQs

Pulcinella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 283-1166.

Pulcinella is rated 4.6 stars by 1425 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.