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Pulcinella

4.5
4.5
1775 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 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,775 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. B

    Bahia

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful European style service. Just the right amount of attention and no pressure to vacate the table even after we had paid. Fabulous food and a wonderful experience overall. Had not been to Pulcinella for years and now wondering why I waited so long to return.
  2. F

    Fmhd

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy yr patio is open again
  3. FC

    FeliC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delicious food! Friendly server! Our favorite pizza date night place to go!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Birthday anniversary Very delayed entree arrival but staff took price off the bill so that was nice. For an Italian restaurant the pasta choices are minimal and pretty basic. Also bruschetta you don’t have to put everything in the fridge in our, look up recipe for classic Italian bruschetta….
  5. JJ

    JJfromAZ

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Meatballs were dry and the sauce over reduced. Calamari was flavourful. Pizzas were good but it’s odd that they don’t cut them into slices. Our server was professional and attentive.
  6. RG

    RegG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Five of us sat on their new improved 2nd story deck and enjoyed a relatively quiet early dinner. Service good. Staff great. They made sure we had a positive experience at their restaurant. Although our calamari arrived a little cold, staff quickly removed those plates and delivered two more dishes of calamari at the right temperature very quickly. Great recovery by the staff. My Diavolo pizza was great as it always is. Keep it up Pulcinella’s.
  7. FM

    FoodMom38

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great pizza! Everything we ordered was delicious, including two pizzas, a salad, and the Calamari appetizer. Only wish they would cut the pizzas, instead of bringing knives. Liked the little storefront market at the entry.
  8. MK

    MarinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was delicious. Service was informative and friendly. Always a pleasure.
  9. JB

    JohnB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was attentive and friendly.
  10. TV

    TracyV

    Calgary

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Pizza wasn’t very good. Too loud. Calamari was not good because tomato sauce was put over it making it soggy. Would not return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The music was blasting when we arrived with very few people in there. We had to ask to turn down and waitress said other people were saying the same. Then when it filled up it got even noisier, difficult to hold a conversation. They ran out of gnocchi at 5:30??!! So waitress said they had a feature of rigatoni with veal which was not on menu and neglected to tell us it was a veal chop and the price which was the most expensive meal $ 47.50!!! The pasta was not homemade and we were not told that before ordering it either!! They have on menu their pasta is homemade and this was the reason we ordered this pasta meal in the first place. Very disappointing!!
  12. C

    Csidegirl

    Vancouver

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday group dinner. Lindsay was fantastic as usual. We love coming here for dinner - thanks again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    First time visitor - was a bit disappointed
  14. F

    Foodie11

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    If you love over-the-top noise level, this place is for you. Virtually impossible to have a conversation at dinner with our guests from Ontario. Waiter had to shout to make himself heard. Speaking of the waiter, he was the only really good thing about our dinner. Very over worked, very attentive, just a great waiter. The menu is quite limited unless you're there for pizza. Lots of pizza selections. Pasta selection very disappointing. No stuffed pastas, no seafood with pasta, mostly just noodles with sauce. The food we did have was good, quite expensive and not really what we would have selected if there were better choices. We love an authentic, cozy Italian restaurant and this was not one of them. Definitely a place for younger people who want a noisy, kind of 'club' experience.
  15. GT

    GerTa

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic!
  16. ST

    SandyT

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great lunch great server and nice atmosphere. Table behind was loud but otherwise awesome
  17. M

    Maya

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service one of the worst I have ever had. Some stuff seemed to be not trained properly, others gave impression that they don’t like their job. Food was very average and overpriced. Truly misled by overall good reviews . It a place for me.
  18. J

    Jeff

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were seated promptly, given water and then ignored for 15+ mins. Walked away. Never did try the food.
  19. r

    rcvh

    Calgary

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice sunny day and sat upstairs in the patio. The waitress was friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed the caprese salad and sangria.
  20. GG

    GiulioG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing to add. Domenico was super as usual and food is the best
  21. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great experience. Highly recommend it.
  22. T

    Tanya

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and good atmosphere for nice evening time
  23. EK

    ElaineK

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time and we will definitely go back! Great food!
  24. SG

    SusanG

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visit this place more then once a month. Fantastic and never been disappointed. I shop as the shop as well. Marvelous
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I couldn't more impressed. From the atmosphere, the food, the service and the "your family here" feeling. This place was amazing at every aspect. Our server, Rob, had the best energy. Upbeat, knowledgeable about the food, and even recommended a Nutella Cappuccino that was incredible (he told us afterwards that it was his creation and it was so good they put it on the menu). They have a great wine and drink menu that won't leave you feeling unsatisfied, and they're more than happy to help you choose the correct wine for your pallet. The food, impeccable. You'll want to try everything on the menu. Nothing more to say. We ordered mussels and arancini as starters, Margherita and Diavlo pizza's, plus the gnocchi with a meatball on top. Amazing place for a date, wedding reception, or anything in between. Highly recommended.
  27. i

    ians

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lived up to the rumors fantastic wine list, 2017 brunello was excellent
  28. PK

    PriscillaK

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I bought 2 friends who were visiting Calgary last night. We all had a great time, the restaurant was very busy, but that did not effect the service at all. Our server was excellent and was very kind and polite.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Love this place!
  30. C

    Csidegirl

    Vancouver

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stellar service and meals during a very busy stampede Monday night.
  31. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, helpful service. Great food. Always enjoy stepping into Pulcinella. Enjoyed the balcony yesterday as well.
  32. BB

    BrianB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere. It can be hard to hear if the place is substaintially full. Overall great authentic Italian food.
  33. AW

    AlysonW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was incredible. I had a pizza and my partner had the gluten free lasagna. We also really enjoyed our unique cocktails. The only thing they could improve on is the lighting. It was very bright inside for lunch. But overall- great meal! We’ll be back.
  34. B

    Brownie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and staff! Just wish it wasn’t so noisy.
  35. LJ

    LJoanne

    Calgary

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as usual. Food great, service terrific. Also love the small Italian Market in the front.
  36. M

    Mountainlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely amazing food! Service was great and very knowledgeable. The music was quite loud and was difficult to hear ay the table. Otherwise absolutely amazing and memorable.
  37. RM

    RickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice place. Great food. Excellent service. Recommend.
  38. F

    Fletch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian restaurant great service . Good food ..down to earth business. Nice to see. Our first time there with family..I would go back ..
  39. r

    rcvh

    Calgary

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was very good. We had a very friendly and attentive waitress. The weather, although not sunny, was pleasant to sit outside.
  40. JP

    JaniceP

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The best Italian food in the city in my opinion

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.5 stars by 1775 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 28 times today
Google Map for Pulcinella

1147 Kensington Cres NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1X7

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–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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, 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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