Please turn down the music!
Or add tablecloths and other furnishings to help absorb the noise. My lunch mate and I could hardly hear each other. It was extremely annoying.
I asked to have the music turned down but not much happened.
The bruschetta could use more garlic and far less olives (none would be preferable) and would fare much better on a baguette - there is only so much flatbread one wants to eat in one sitting.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food was fantastic!
Service and food was fantastic! Will definitely be back.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pulcinella is a favorite for us. We have been hundreds of times and will keep coming back. If you love Sangria, this is the best Sangria in town!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Remains our favourite pizza
Remains our favourite pizza place in Calgary. The noise level is high but a great place for food and service.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great authentic Italian fare
Pulcinella is a great authentic italian fare. Energetic restaurant with a great selection of appetizers and their pizza is to die for. Amazing dough and cooked in a real Napolitana stone oven. So good and very reasonably priced. You'll love it.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
After having eaten pizza here for years, we tried the pasta and it was absolutely delicious.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful experience again. Has become a place that we bring visitors to Calgary.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our last trip to Pulcinella was not very good.... the food was just medium and we couldn't talk to each other or even MOVE the restaurant was so full. Our server showed up maybe twice. But this time, we requested to sit upstairs, which had WAY better ambiance, and the food was FANTASTIC. The ravioli was the best I'd had in my entire life. Good comeback guys! Now if we can just sort out the situation downstairs.....
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arancini and gnocchi rule at Pulcinella. I know the attraction is the oven from Naples and the flat bread pizza, but seriously try the pasta that has been added to their menu. The gnocchi was well prepared with a tomato sauce and basil. It was delicious and the portion size was enough to feed two. I still love the pizza, but the pasta was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the appetizer as well. It comes with a crisp outer coating and a soft and well done cheese/rice centre. We use Pulcinella as a birthday celebration spot and we won't be stopping soon. Buon appetito!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
authentic italian pizza
authentic pizza as I recall from italy, good pasta, fair pricing, I saw reviews calling pulcinella overpriced but i don't agree. it is very noisy and certainly lacks daylight in the back, better place in winter or if you can get a table in the front when there is light outside.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Saturday pizza!
The service was excellent, the pizza's were delicious along with all the appetizers. We had a very enjoyable evening.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I usually give my pizza crusts to my boyfriend if we're but I couldnt get enough of the pizza crust at Pulcinella! soo delicious! We will be back very soon to try other pizzas! I also really like how they have Innis&Gunn (
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent ! Food, service, wine selection, music... Felt i had dinner in Italy! Will go there again and again for sure!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pulcinella dining experience
The in-laws were in town, so my wife and I took them for Neapolitan pizza. It was our first experience on the patio upstairs and it was beautiful. The patio was a little dark, but it wasn't too bad. The pizza is delicious and I highly recommend getting the chili sauce. We got the calamari as an appetizer and it is delightful. It will go with just about any pizza on the menu, so if you're really hungry, I suggest getting the calamari as a starter.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good food
Great pizza just know its not Pizza Hut it's different.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the Pizza!
It's on the pricey side for pizza but it is so worth it. It is definitely our family's favourite. Great food. We loved the calamari, cotto pizza and don't miss the saltimbocca (Nutella and icing sugar on pizza dough)
For the first time ever, we were seated on the second floor. We were the only ones there so it was pretty quiet and the ambiance was not the energetic experience we are used to.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with my family on the weekend. My wife and I had pasta and the boys pizza. Everything was really quite good. My 2nd time here and I'll definitely be back
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as always!
Pulcinella has never disappointed me - the mussels were absolutely delicious. I loved the fresh bread and tomato sauce with the dish. I also had the ravioli - your pastas do not disappoint! I really enjoy coming here and will continue to come back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great night out with famly at Pulcinella. Shared our pizzas so we got to try a wide variety of items on the menu. Our server, Rob, was fantastic.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dine here quite a bit and I have always been very impressed with the food. The pizzas are outstanding, very authentic, fresh and delicious.
I always order the calamari. It is perfectly breaded, perfectly cooked and I love the sauce they coat it with. This time was the first time that I had the Gnocchi and I was blown away. It was light, fluffy and just perfect.
The service has always been great. This place is tried and true and it should not disappoint.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a work lunch at Pulcinella and out of five people, everyone enjoyed their food. Services was great! Very attentive. Definitely would reccomend.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very loud in the main dining
Very loud in the main dining area, so it can be difficult to have a conversation. Arancini appetizers is to die for! Pizzas were delicious, although expect the dough to get soggy quickly. Good wine and drink selection. Sangrias were delicious! Would have liked more variety in desserts.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noisy but great pizza
Went there for a first date. Not romantic but great for a young couple. I wouldn't recommend this for family dining or kids that cant handle noise. Hard to hear over the crowd at times and tables felt close together.
The wine list and service was great. My pizza was yummy and authentic. My date enjoyed himself as well. I will definitely go back.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time .... Such a great surprise...this one worth a repeat!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
The appetizers and pizza were very good. The pasta was amazing. But, what really made our evening was the service. We had a wonderful dinner for six people.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always!
The food and service are always great! Something you can count on.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We started with appetizers and could have just stick with that, it was an absolute taste overload, especially the mussels and bread. Then came the main courses, everybody tasted everybody else's food, all was really a taste overload and the food was rated as exceptional.nobody went home feeling left behind and is already planning our next meal there.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uniquely delicious dining experience in every way!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food.....as
Great service and food.....as usual. I am a regular and always enjoy my dining experience at Pulcinella.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza night out
My Wife and love Pulcinella! its our favorite pizza place in Calgary, we had our first night out with friends with our new born baby na everyone was very helpful. we've been come here for years and will continue to do so.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner on the way to the Ballet
Whether it is a long lunch with a friend, or couples night out, it delivers fresh, unique tasty food. I go back often and always know my friends will enjoy their time here.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a noisy environment
Pulcinella is an amazing place for authentic Italian pizza. It is a bit noisy and needs a design refresh in the next couple of years. Good wine list and incredible in house limoncello for a dessert.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you're looking for pizza...
...look no farther. Ingredients are fresh, the crust is hand tossed and the entire shebang is cooked in an authentic wood-fired stove to produce a symphony of flavours you're unlikely to encounter outside of the Mediterranean. Service was prompt and pleasant and we had no difficulties seating a table of 8 (with a reservation made earlier that morning). I eat here frequently, and everyone I bring here becomes a repeat customer. Note: not great for a hot date, as the noise level can make it challenging to hold a conversation.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
Pizza is delicious and the service and atmosphere is good. There is lots of seating and it is kid friendly as we'll. would recommend to anyone looking for a nice preventing dinner and also lunch. Would recommend reservations for dinner thou as it is a Kensington favorite, Parking is a challenge but as a frequent diner down there just need to know the secret places to park.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great pizza!
We were doing an Italian themed anniversary day and Pulcinella ended up being the perfect way to start. The pizza reminded us of the pizza we had during our travels throughout Italy. We started with the Parmesan Tempura which was fantastic and shared a pizza which was make fresh with the freshest ingredients. It was a quick lunch but I really enjoyed our experience at Pulcinella. The service was attentive and friendly. We will definitely be back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific, as usual
We live in the neighborhood and have been dining at Pulcinella for years--it's always been great. We've gone by ourselves, with our tweens/teens, with other couples and we've also been there for parties. The food is always delicious, the place is vibrant & 'hopping', and the service has been consistently good if not excellent.
Go here if you want some delicious, Neopolitan-syle pizza in a restaurant that really buzzes, with a great bar & wine list.
Don't go here if you think pizza should have cheap cheese, stuffed crusts and come with a side order of chicken wings. Likewise, don't go if you're looking for a sleepy, dull restaurant...Pulcinella is mod and fun.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took friends from Europe there for our weekly couples date and they loved it! It was great as usual. I love dining at Pulcinella. Our seating was excellent and prompt Thanks to booking with the Open Table App on Android!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!
This was a fantastic Italian spot! Four of us from work went there and shared some unique pizzas and wonderful appetizers. The wine list is amazing and the decor is quite unique. Lots of laughs and great staff!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pizza was very fresh and
The pizza was very fresh and appetizing. The only thing was that the dough wasn't baked all the way through
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a fun evening - we had excellent service at both the bar and in the restaurant. Everyone had lots of personality. The recommendations for dinner from the server were excellent. We listened to one and did our own thing for the other - and loved the recommended dish, the other was not quite as delicious.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Attentive service, fab food
Went as group of 9 on a Friday evening and although the restaurant was buzzing, our server was attentive, knowledgeable,and energetic. We loved her! The food was generous and delicious.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love firewood ovens and pizza, so we know what to look for in a good one! Pulcinella lived up to it's reputation and delivered great food with a great experience. It's traditional Italian standards and certification make it a unique experience that makes it a must try.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
lives up to its top recommendation
After seeing Pizza Wars Calgary on tv, with the winner as Pulcinella, and checking the reviews on line, we now agree, it has the best pizza.
We also appreciated booking online that afternoon, and the phone call to confirm the table when we were on the way.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been here probably 3 times now and it never lets me down. Food is always super tasty and staff, super friendly. Cannot complain at all. I look forward to the one time a year I get to eat here. Well worth the price, you can taste the love in the food.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
best pizza in town. once I ordered the meatballs for an appetizer and they were a little cold on the inside, waitress provided free dessert and drinks and was very apologetic. a random miss from an absolutely fabulous restaurant. Every time we dine at pulcinella's we are excited for our reso all day
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was great to try the Winner
Was great to try the Winner of Calgary Pizza Wars.
Was Very Delish..
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always
Pulcinella never disappoints. Great food, excellent wine, outstanding service.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always enjoy Pulcinella. Great atmosphere, great staff and great selection. It's good if you're having a casual night out as it is fairly loud when full.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The pizzas at Pulcinella are
The pizzas at Pulcinella are always a treat. I love the many different options. As a lover of white pizzas, I have many choices. The different cheese combinations are amazing. Service is prompt. We were there at 6:00on a week night and the restaurant wasn't very crowded so the noise level was low. However when crowded it can be quite noisy. The waiter was very knowledgable as to wine selections.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The appetizers are great. The pizza is good, but not italian grade as they claim (I grew up in italy)
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM