Pulcinella

4.6
1516 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 1516 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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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!
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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

MG
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!!

BE
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!!

GA
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!!

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

Birthday , good food , great service !

KC
KnittinginCalgary
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KB
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.

OT
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
72 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!!

JP
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
51 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.

MP
MeganP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Never disappoints!

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vipCsidegirl
Vancouver
72 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Friday evening and excellent service with humour, thanks Lindsay (sp?), mussels delectable, pizza extraordinary, tried a new wine and overindulged with the saltimboca (went one dish too far, necessitating the take home pack). Thanks all! We’ll be back, of course.

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BjornL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food at Pulcinella.
Also - I don’t know much about wine - but they always manage to recommend something that I like.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service and atmosphere! Great job!

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AurelieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There was nothing to wash our hands when we arrived in the restaurant which we found strange in times of a pandemic. The waiters were nice and welcoming. The pizzas were very good and the desserts too. There was a lot of noise though.

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Calgary1
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food is always delicious. Great evening out with the family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

For Italian food not impressed. The bruschetta wasn’t how I have ever had before. Never on pizza crust. And the crusts were soggy on my sons pizza. The gnocchi was over cooked and we asked for cream sauce instead. It tasted like Mac and cheese sauce. But it was not an impressive experience. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was great to go out again

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djmle29n
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service and an all around great place to dine.

Order the portabella and oyster mushroom appetizer....it is beyond compare.

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Amani
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining at Pulcinella. The pizza was absolutely amazing. And the service was great.

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Owilson
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night with my wife. It was nice to finally get out and have a delicious supper.

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supperout
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Good menu selection too.

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BethS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Would highly recommend!

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vipMilestones
Calgary
51 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 3 course lunch of bruschetta, arugula & fennel salad, rigatoni bolognese. Absolutely delicious.

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 4.6 stars by 1516 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.