Pulcinella

4.7
1530 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1530 people are saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCsidegirl
Vancouver
73 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upper patio offers the best view in Kensington for people watching! Windy Tuesday dinner with excellent service and delicious food. Everyone is always friendly, helpful and genuinely pleased to greet us. We’ll be back, but you already know that 😉

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torts
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It was great to eat in a resto again….

But the service/kitchen ..putting out food took forever. Appies good. Main course took as long as the appies we got there for our reservation at 6:20 …finally got main course at 8:30. And it wasn’t too great. Pizza ok fettuccini pesto missing garlic and noodles gooey. Rigatoni bolognese missing flavour…..mayb cause restos just opened up but it was disappointing ….didn’t want deserts as we just wanted to get out.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and super authentic. What an experience! The real deal

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vipvblue
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food is amazing

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vipBigDawg
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been awhile sense I have been here and not disapointed - with many Neapolitan Style Pizzerias around now a days - I remember when this one was one of the first and they do it the most authentic way by not cutting the pie and makes you feel like your in the trance of Italy - it did help with their beautiful patio and a whopping 28 out made it a great meal!!!

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BobL
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pulcinella's, the best pizza in town! And we can walk there...

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nicdough55
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Terrible service - took over 1 hour to get our food, which was just one salad and one pizza

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We waited over an hour and a half for our food. The table who got seated after us received their food and packed up their leftovers well before we got ours, even though they ordered the same thing. The table that got seated an hour after we ordered received their food their food at the same time that we did. We received no apology. Food was mediocre, and definitely not worth the wait. Incredibly disappointment.

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BarryT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pulcinella never disappoints. One of Calgary's great dining experiences. Special thanks to our server Lindsey who was just great.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great day to have lunch! It was awesome! Everything from the service to the food was superb! This will be my summertime favourite patio in Kensington! Cheers!

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DougR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time out since the Covid shutdown. They didn't miss a beat. The food was outstanding as expected, but it was the service that put it over the edge for me. The servers are very attentive, know the menu and are obviously passionate about the food they serve. It's one of those Calgary establishments that has become 'tried, tested and true.'

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JanelleK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks, sat in street outside area - thank you!

JC
JillianC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing date there and will for sure be coming back. The patio set up is absolutely beautiful

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David
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Pizza burnt, pasta really tasteless. Overly procied for the quality of food. Wont be comming back

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IanL
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely visit on the patio after too long an absence. The pizza was delicious, the by the glass wine list interesting and the service well delivered. A great wee gem of a place!
Ian

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trevorn
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, enjoyable visit

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Foodie101
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to pulcinella we have such a great experience. The food is always amazing and the service is always great.

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Geraldine
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was ok. Service was pretty slow considering there was only a couple tables to serve due to limited seating. Food took almost an hour to come out after the appetizers. Seems like they didn’t care, quite overpriced for the overall experience.

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KarenA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

FYI - patio is in the shade so bring a sweater or jacket. It's on the second floor so nice not to have foot traffic or vehicles passing by.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great loved it! loved the Gnocchi

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MonicaG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great ambience, excellent service.

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PatriciaF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my daughters. It was lovely!!

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vipBruceE
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Kensington. Food, service & ambiance is always first rate. They treat you like part of the family. It is such a blessing being a regular there.

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newfun
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing!!

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GarryA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always great Italian food and service
Purchased a loaf of Italian bread from their market at the entrance; spectacular.

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vipKeano83
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great Pizza as always. So fresh

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TyTy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place thumbs 👍 best pizza in town if you want authentic Italian.

JB
JennaB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time with my daughter for her 15th birthday. Super friendly server, delicious meal! Highly recommend! Also they have a brand new Italian market!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday , good food , great service !

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KnittinginCalgary
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place food is outstanding and prices are reasonable. Great service as well.

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KyaBR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pulcinella, has a great atmosphere, excellent food, and even better service. I was very impressed with the knowledge of our server and how attentive and polite they were. I had the Fettucine Al Pesto and it was perfectly seasoned. I appreciated the gluten-free options on the menu as well, as I was dining with an individual who has this as a dietary restriction.

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Sarah
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress really made our night. 10/10 will be back to try everything else on the menu

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DeborahL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was simply wonderful, not over done in any way, just honest flavourful and portions were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really nice. I liked how quiet and private it was. The servers were extremely sweet and instantly make you feel at home. Would definitely come back. Oh and their sauvignon blanc is one of the best I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Pizza is one of the best in the city . But why don’t they cut it for you ???

Also our waiter was super casual. Too casual , didn’t even bother telling us the special ?

It is one of my favourite restaurants in the city , but my guest was not super impressed with our waiter.
Sorry :(

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WFCla
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & service was very good. Very enjoyable experience........

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vipCsidegirl
Vancouver
74 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was exceptional. We had a late lunch, taking advantage of the lower patron numbers and the full attention of the servers. What a treat on a Friday afternoon! Lindsey is an exceptional, outgoing and confident service professional. We love the new market setup and look forward to all the goodies available in the coming months. See you again soon!!

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JimP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary celebration! Food and service couldn’t of been better

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vipMilestones
Calgary
52 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

crispy tasty calamari and mista salad to start, gnocchi delicious as entry and rigatoni with meat sauce that is my favourite.

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 1530 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.