Pulcinella

4.5
1654 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 1654 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service, food & servers were outstanding.

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Pauli
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to high school with Dom. He always had a sparkle in his eye, was a hard worker and I had a feeling that he was going to do well. I took my son and daughter out for supper at Pulcinella. We had a great time there. The food was top notch and the service was happening! Loved our waiter, guy with the grey hair and black rimmed glasses, he was on it and in our opinion - is a very cool human.

Open kitchen was a really nice focal point and watching the boys doing it up back there was a nice backdrop to our meal experience. Loved the size of the pizza oven and watching the logs of wood getting thrown and them stoking the fire. Atmosphere was modern, with clean lines and comfortable - nice flow.

I grew up thinking that my mom's gnocchi were the best. Until I tried them at Pulcinella. Well, sorry Ma, the kids and I are still dreaming of the melt in your mouth little morsels of heaven that we had last Saturday night... The gnocchi made in your kitchen are unbelievable!

Looking forward to coming back soon. If you get a chance, please let the boss know that Paul Antenucci said to say hello.

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JudyS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal. Server was great and food came fast! Overall it was a great experience. Music was a little random and sometimes too loud.

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PK2022
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Michael as a server, and right from the get go he was hilarious, made excellent recommendations for wine, food, and desert and really added to the enjoyment of our evening! We’re regulars there, and it was definitely a standout visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the appetizers and dessert - the pizza was good, but not mg favourite. Overall tho, really enjoy the place and would come back

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Norm
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

for a dinner for two everything was prefect, we said 4 plates and left full and very happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely time here. Food is great. Service is excellent. We love it here!

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JayB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. It was a quiet night. Definitely going back!

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Parke
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Mediocre food, terrible service.

Expensive food with almost no taste, undercooked pizzas and pastas and a server who was rude and uninterested in being there.

Save yourself some money on this one.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

New year’s family dinner

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MatildeLiz
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good service, welcoming staff and amazing food! Definitely will go more times.

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Lisag
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. Fast & friendly service, warm atmosphere, incredible food at a reasonable price. Highly recommend !!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere! Great pizza

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JodyL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and really friendly service. If you like thin crust Napolese style pizza you won't be disappointed!

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Gregorio
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Calamari was excellent but everything else was very salty, ask your server to lighten up on the sodium wherever possible

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BillH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pulcinellas never dissapoints.....They are always consistent in their food and presentation......

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will be back “ for sure “

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! My mom spilt wine on me and the waitress filled her wine, and brought me club soda and extra towels. Food was fantastic.

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HarmonyS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for families and special occasions

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AndreaP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Thanks for a very special end of Fall term for the four of us. So enjoyable to eat great food and have great service. The lunch special was amazing!

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HenryS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian food I've had in Calgary. My Gf and I did a happy dance just eating it 😃

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vipCsidegirl
Vancouver
90 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar for a quick date night. Restaurant was buzzing with groups both in the dining area and in the lounge. Expertly prepared food, pleasant service with just the right amount of humour and graciousness. We love our visits to Pulcinella.

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TaraM
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service here is amazing but the noise level is over the top. If you enjoy yelling this is your place.

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McKenzie
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and authentic. Service was fantastic. Will visit again. Pizza is a ten out of ten.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Service was terrible. Appetizers came for two guests along with main course for one guest. No cutlery. Then waited 45 minutes for main course for two guests while third guest tried not to eat his main so that we would all have our mains together. Two mains were really over cooked gnocchi. Unfortunate because I was treating and I was very disappointed for my guests.

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shell1
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service started out great - we were there early but it got busy quickly and I waited a long time for the pasta of the lunch special - my friend had ordered pizza and she was finished before I got my meal which was not ideal. Waited quite a while for the bill to arrive . I think the restaurant was just short staffed as they were very apologetic .

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Lili
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Napoli-style pizza in Calgary. Hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with great food and a warm atmosphere

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Vanessa
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Unfortunately, the experience wasn’t so great. The place was noisier than usual (there must be something wrong with the way the noise insulation was designed). The restaurant was packed, so everyone was talking loudly. On top of that, the music was so loud that we could hardly hear the waitress speaking through her mask. We could also hardly hear each other, so it was difficult having a conversation without shouting. When we got to order our food, we were told that they had run out of buffalo mozzarella - which is the main topping of their Pulcinella pizza. At the end of all this, we were presented with a minimum 18% gratuity charge. Not a good experience. We will wait a very long time before going back.

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AndreaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Restaurant was cold and sparse, food, service and value was ok would not go back

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Aram
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The quality of food was poor. The pizza was basically bread and tomato sauce.

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DanaG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and fun, as always! Pizzas are always winning options!

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AlrilT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Tansay
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In these strange days, starting with how much we appreciated the careful attention to ID and vaccination certificates and the spacing the tables and guests. Thank you. On to the usual - the food was great - really enjoyed the 3 plate luncheon options - felt like we were in Europe! The food was great, the service was terrific. And all at a very reasonable price. We'll be back.

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyable food and atmosphere. The front of house person did not check our vaccine QR codes however. A bit concerning.

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JenT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great! Service was excellent and the food was delicious. The lunch menu was great value as well.

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TashaB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here 8 years ago and the food it still just as good. Best pizza hands down

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Todd
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I have been to this restaurant before snd really enjoyed the vibe and the food however I found out this time that they have an upstairs part of the restaurant and honestly it’s not good. It feels like maybe they use the upstairs as a better r of a training ground for the main floor and the decor and vibe up there is really disappointing. I made a reservation well in advance as we were meeting good friends and wanted it to be a special night but they shoved us upstairs and it ended up being a huge let down. If I’m going to spend $300 on a meal I expect all facets of the experience to be great but it didn’t turn out that way. When you book online you don’t get the choice between upstairs and downstairs so I don’t think I’ll take the risk by going back again.

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 1654 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.