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Pulcinella

4.5
4.5
1738 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 PM


Booked 14 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

  • Neighborhood

    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 1,738 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. r

    rcvh

    Calgary

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. JP

    JaniceP

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    KarenE

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our server was stretched thin - we were upstairs on the patio - she was alone .. it was full outside with no one helping her . So needless to say it took forever to get food .. drinks … she tried her very very best . I’m blaming the manager for this . It was Canada Day - and beautiful out . They should have anticipated being busy - there was a manager around as he was seating people . And how can an Italian restaurant not have Pinot Grigio - just sayin! Food was good - but darn took forever to get it .
  4. JP

    JamesP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great pizza if a bit pricey. Intermittent device but great patio.
  5. A

    Afroza

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, very attentive servers, amazing delicious food!
  6. MM

    MarilynM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time and appreciated very much that the waiter accommodated our request to move away from a very noisy table of kids that arrived after we were seated. The noise level was still pretty high but significantly improved when that table was finished. Don't mind energetic noise but when it's hard to converse with your dinner partner it's difficult. Otherwise, everything was great.
  7. JB

    JuliaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, a little loud but definitely worth it
  8. D

    Dawn38

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were new to Calgary and this restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff. It was wonderful, we loved the staff. We ordered the Brouccheta, calamarie and the salmon and all delicious.
  9. RK

    RobertK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We’ll recommend your restaurant to friends. Nice looking restaurant in a cool part of Calgary. The staff were all friendly and enjoying their jobs.
  10. J

    Jessieb

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great environment and service. The waitress was extremly friendly and knowledge and answered all of my questions along with making good suggestions for drinks and food. The food was good, but not my favorote in the city. Also, one of our entres arrived over 10 minutes late when the other two guests were done their meals.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pizza in YYC
  12. DH

    DarleneH

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it all but was a little nosier than we usually like but everything else was great!
  13. T

    Timmi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The server wanted us out shortly after we were done with the main course. Didn't even ask if we wanted the bill nor offered dessert. The food was very good, but I don't like be rushed out.
  14. DL

    DaleL

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Pulcinella - everything from the food, to the staff and service is exceptional.
  15. RB

    RichardB

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Italian food, however, the prices have increased since we were there a year ago.
  16. J

    Juan

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious. The only aspect I didn't like is that the music is too loud, so is hard to have a nice conversation.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tout était parfait et délicieux
  18. RG

    RobertG

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect date night restaurant, food is amazing… mid-range prices, higher priced dishes are worth it - you do get a lot of food for what you pay for. Service was friendly and cheerful, not over attentive, and not under attentive, just right. would like to see more gluten-free options, for those of us with girlfriends who are actually gluten intolerant / celiac and not just faking it lol.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t been here for years but glad I came in. Nothing more basic but satisfying than a margherita pizza. Pulcinella delivers this perfectly. Loved every bite! The popette were huge, meaty and delicious and the caprese salad was just right. Will definitely have to come back again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Asked for bread with dinner and very slow getting it. Food was a big disappointment compared with previous experience. Their takeout works out better than being there. Likely won’t return
  21. PL

    PatriceL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best italian restaurant in Calgary, our server (Rob) was excellent
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service was great!
  23. T

    Tansay

    Calgary

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was excellent; the 3 dish prixe-fixe at lunch is a treat.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was lovely!
  25. AS

    AllisonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Lovely spot, quick service and good food and excellent value. I do find this restaurant a bit too loud.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were wonderful. My family was very happy as we left full!
  27. J

    Jackie

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Good service! Would definitely recommend.
  28. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Super delicious food, our waiter wasn't enthusiastic or very helpful but overall service was good. loud restaurant with loud music Drinks never empty, table cleared fast. Would recommend and for sure go back.
  29. BV

    BrittanyvinjeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good meatballs were huge and the mushroom appetizer was delicious . We had pizza that was also fantastic! wine menu was good as well . Will try the patio next time . Definitely worth a try !
  30. r

    rcvh

    Calgary

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy coming here with my friend. The staff is very friendly and courteous. We enjoyed our lunch as well as being able to sit outside in the upstairs patio.
  31. CD

    CeciliaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Lunch before Graduation Ceremony. Service was impecable, pasta was exquisite home made and very tasty. Pizza dough the best we have tried so far. Thank you all for a great celebration.
  32. C

    Csidegirl

    Vancouver

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Monday evening impromptu dinner. Great atmosphere and delicious food, as always. We feel comfortable here and always feel warmly greeted.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as always. Went with family, our waiter Mike was prompt, friendly and had a few clever quips (“city’s finest” for tap water, good w/ kids, etc) and the food (pizza, pasta, steak) was off the charts. He made sure adults’ needs were balanced with kids, coffees and desserts etc. . This friendly and conscious service, ambiance and great food keeps us coming back over the years.
  34. AR

    AndreiR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All was great. We ordered quite a bit of good, a hint from a waitress that it’d be too much would be great!
  35. JO

    JoanneO

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was very slow. Pizzas were good, but pasta was only OK. Starter (calamari) was cold - might have tasted better and less chewy if it had been served when ready (and hot). Got very loud towards end of meal. Hard to have a conversation
  36. E

    Evan

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Our pizzas were great and the service impeccable. The place was very very loud. Unusually loud, as we’ve been to Pulcinella several times in the past. They’ve possibly squeezed in more tables lately in the restaurant area? Prices have gone up significantly, as they have in most restaurants post Covid. 2 pizzas and 2 beers around $100. Seems pretty steep, but that’s the post Covid reality. Given that our pizzas were very tasty, and our beers very cold, I’d still rate this as a great experience worth the price.
  37. BA

    BehroozA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    They said all of us have to place an order individually. This initialy let us a bad impression. The food was so so. The staff who contacted us was a little csreless and he finally forced us to give him 20% tip that was about 30 bucks.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!!The whole experience from start to finish was great ! our table got the best / most experienced waiter and he was always so friendly and kind and very attentive . we had to change our reso from 6 to & and they did it with pleasure .The food can’t get any better and the prices are fair for the portion size. Always a great spot to get great food.amazing atmosphere. Chef Dom Tudda is still the best Italian chef in Calgary and his food is out of this world ! i recommend this place to anyone . everything on the menu is heavenly.
  39. CP

    ChrisP

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  40. NP

    NicoleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family with 2 children under 5 and the service was excellent. We were in a corner so the little 2 year old could play around without disturbing other customers. The food was very good and not that expensive. I would recommend this restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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 1738 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 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Pulcinella

1147 Kensington Cres NW Calgary, AB T2N 1X7

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kensington Road NW

  • Neighborhood

    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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