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Pulcinella, Calgary, AB

Pulcinella

4.7
4.7
2250 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 283-1166
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Domenic Tudda
  • Catering
    We offer an extensive catering menu, which also includes items not listed on our regular dining menu, that will provide you with a fantastic Italian cuisine for your upcoming event. <br />Please call us directly, and we would be more than happy to put together a package for you.
  • Private party facilities
    Book Pulcinella for your private event! Pulcinella will close it's doors to the public to host private events. Book either the main floor of Pulcinella or our upper floor- or both! Available for lunch and dinner events any day of the week. Please call us directly, and we would be more than happy to provide you with more information about this great, private space and corresponding menu options.
  • Private party contact
    Lisa Marra: (403) 283-1166
  • Neighbourhood
    Kensington
  • Cross Street
    Kensington Road NW
  • Parking Details
    There is a large amount of street parking available, as well as a very affordable parkade at the end of the block.
  • Public Transit
    Pulcinella is only a 10 minute walk from the Sunnyside C-train station, and there are many city buses which pass through this popular and lively area just outside of downtown Calgary. <br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary

    Italian

2,250 Reviews
  1. PatC

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated upstairs which suited us perfectly because it is quieter there than on the main floor which can be very noisy. Upstairs we could have a pleasant conversation along with great food and excellent service.

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  2. JOLES2

    Calgary

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food and service. Always have a really good time and meal. Bit too noisy this time, but normally very moderate noise level. Would always come back here for a good meal.

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  3. Juan

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner was delicious, but the music was too loud and, in general, the level of noise was too high. I felt like I had to yell all the time.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great was excellent. Pizza was a little burnt around edges but very tasty. Excellent overall.

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  5. Dinoutcal

    Calgary

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When we arrived the restaurant was relatively quiet yet, disappointingly, we were seated at a table in the back near the entrance to the kitchen (noisy) and washrooms. Fortunately Rob our server for the evening made up for the experience. He was helpful and attentive throughout our dinner. We started with the calamari which was excellent followed by pizzas for the main course. The highlight of the dinner was the dessert special (Rob recommended and secured the last piece) a lemoncello cheesecake made with ricotta cheese topped with a meringue and blueberry compote. Great way to end the meal.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it everyone! A real outing! Reminds me of Le Vesuvio in Cannes ❤️

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  7. twdiner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in this longstanding establishment as we just moved close by and can walk there. The food was wonderful, we ordered a pizza and a pasta. Each were great. The crust has such a yummy flavor. Our waitress was super sweet and we are happy to have this in our regular rotation.

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  8. IanG

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual very good. Lots of choices and great service

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really like the pizza here so I would recommend it to anyone who likes Neapolitan pizza! The waiter was pretty humourous which was nice, they made good conversation, great service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good Joint was good Service was excellent

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Amazing food but it’s just too loud. People at my table had to repeat themselves several times to converse

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pizza was very soggy. Not enjoyable. Service was fantastic Arancini was good!

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  13. djmayes19

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Randomly chose the restaurant for a catchup meal with friends. Absolutely perfect location, service, food variety and quality. Couldn’t have been better.

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  14. rcvh

    Calgary

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again the service was very good as was the food.

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  15. ChefBell

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food as always good, sadly our server was not attentive, looked like he was ready to get rid of us, we ordered the pot as a digestive and he looked upset and tried for us to get anything else because it takes time, we were celebrating a birthday so we wanted to take our time, felt rushed to get rid of us. I particularly don’t like having a server right on top of me when I am doing the payment and tip. When you give someone the machine take two steps back not closer to me to see if you like the tip so that said I lowered it to a 15% and didn’t even get a good-bye because he based his attitude with the tip.

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  16. CandaceE

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have always enjoyed my visits to Pulcinella, however my experience this time was disappointing. Our meal, specifically, the pizza, took over an hour to arrive to the table. Our server kept coming over to let us know it would just be a few minutes and then we waited. Additionally, because we were waiting so long, the server brought another bottle of your still water. I was absolutely appalled when I saw the bill and it $19.50 for both bottles. After waiting, and not even a mention that part of the meal may be taken off for the inconvenience, I was left with a bill that was so expensive. Can’t say I’ll be back any time soon.

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  17. MikeR

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great night out with friends and awesome dinner Eva our server was attentive but not over bearing chef and kitchen team outstanding food ! Bravo!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All our pasta and pizza was delicious however, the pizza was undercooked and doughy in the center. Would still recommend it though.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely a family restaurant on the weekends with lots of kids.

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  20. LJoanne

    Calgary

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the pizza awesome as usual. This restaurant is our go to place for pizza. This time we also bought some sauce, pasta and meat at their Italian market. It is always excellent.

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  21. DinnerMeeting

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I arrived early for a business meeting/dinner. I sat at the bar, ordered a nice cold beer, while I waited, service was fast, great chatting with the staff, all very friendly. Once my party arrived we sat at the last booth in the lounge area. Server was amazing with all requests. Spoke with manager Don to discuss which wine, he was amazing with the 2 samples he brought and I choose 1 of those. Great service. We ordered the Margherita pizza and Bruschetta Toscana as appetizers. I ordered the Lasagna as my main, best Lasagna I have had. My group was very satisfied with the food and drinks we all ordered. Interesting fact, as a certified Italian restaurant and registered with Italy, they DO NOT cut your pizza, kind of cool, I thought. They will bring a pizza cutter for you. Overall, can't wait to go back for lunch and another dinner.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. My only complaint is that the pizza comes uncut and the knives they provide are not very sharp and it’s a big struggle to cut up the pizza. Not sure why they don’t just give you a proper pizza cutter wheel.

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  23. Sasapina

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time delicious food good service! I would definitely Recommend!

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  24. LenD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was really good we were there yesterday at 11:30 am and he recommended realy good food and he is really nice :) he deserves a raise :) The chef was good too al the food are awesome the beat carbonara :)

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  25. GinaB

    Calgary

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was solid. A little too noisy for our taste. Had to practically yell across the table to talk. Stuck in a weird little corner so maybe that was part of the reason.

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  26. Unknown

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza was a bit soggy and cheese was clumpy. Price of the capreese salad was mire than the lunch meal??? A bit crazy

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  27. PaulP

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent food; attentive service without being obtrusive.

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  28. AntonioM

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Pizza in Calgary by far. Great Salad as well

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  29. Kacee

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall food and service was good, the fennel salad came with a couple slices of fennel, think they missed putting it in there? A bit noisy, hard to hear the person across from you. I'd be indifferent to going back.

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  30. RossB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have not been to Pulcinella for more than 10 years. It used to be a great place. Now it is even better. The pizza is amazing. My favorites are the one with prosciutto and rucola and the one with truffles. The service is outstanding - friendly and efficient.

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  31. AdriatikX

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was outstanding We really enjoyed the meal there.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Service was outstanding and the food was perfectly prepared. I suggest the roasted chicken. Takes about 45 mins to prepare, but so worth the wait. Thank you to Dom and your team.

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  33. Peter

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Authentic food, appealing menu, and good prices, love it.

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  34. DS67

    Calgary

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice dinner for 3. The server was pleasant and attentive filling our water glasses and such. The food came out pretty quick. The salads were great and the pizza was good although a bit soggy in the middle and we really wish it was cut before being served, a minor gripe, all the food was very tasty, we’d dine here again.

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  35. Fabfab

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just such a nice vibe! Love the Magherita pizza! Lovely friendly staff all the time I go there. Very accommodating too

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  36. JeffB

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit here, very impressed. Not a large menu selection but everything we ordered was delicious. Portions are quite large.

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  37. LeahC

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our dinner there last night. The portions are huge and we took quite a bit of food home. The arancini balls were ok but not our favourite. We both had pasta dishes and they were good but have had better. Overall, though, a nice experience. And our waitress was very lovely and attentive.

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  38. JoAnne

    Calgary

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it great service and great authentic Pizza , definitely would recommend it

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  39. JaneC

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at Pulcinella and we will be back! The food was great and the service was outstanding. Our server was the right amount of attentive and was pretty funny too! We shared arrancini as our opening act and then followed up with pizza, pesto pasta and osso bucco. Yum yum! There was enough food for all of us to take some home for the next day. We highly recommend Pulcinella….well done!

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  40. SandyE

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Food was terrific and the charming waitress made our evening even more enjoyable. Would recommend Pulcinella to anyone.

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FAQs

Pulcinella does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Pulcinella also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 283-1166.

Pulcinella is rated 4.7 stars by 2250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pulcinella

1147 Kensington Cres NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1X7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Kensington Road NW
  • Neighbourhood
    Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is a large amount of street parking available, as well as a very affordable parkade at the end of the block.
  • Public Transit
    Pulcinella is only a 10 minute walk from the Sunnyside C-train station, and there are many city buses which pass through this popular and lively area just outside of downtown Calgary.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Domenic Tudda
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 283-1166
  • Catering
    We offer an extensive catering menu, which also includes items not listed on our regular dining menu, that will provide you with a fantastic Italian cuisine for your upcoming event. <br />Please call us directly, and we would be more than happy to put together a package for you.
  • Private party facilities
    Book Pulcinella for your private event! Pulcinella will close it's doors to the public to host private events. Book either the main floor of Pulcinella or our upper floor- or both! Available for lunch and dinner events any day of the week. Please call us directly, and we would be more than happy to provide you with more information about this great, private space and corresponding menu options.
  • Private party contact
    Lisa Marra: (403) 283-1166
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