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Pulcinella

4.4
1029 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Thursday 5:00PM-11:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Phone number
(403) 283-1166
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Domenic Tudda
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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.
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Private party contact
Lisa Marra: (403) 283-1166
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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.
Please call us directly, and we would be more than happy to put together a package for you.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kensington Road NW
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Parking details
There is a large amount of street parking available, as well as a very affordable parkade at the end of the block.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1029 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was good, but the food prep took longer than we expected.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Bruschetta poor.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was great but the waitress would do best to watch what she’s doing when pouring water. Our entire table was a pool. And she kept coming back to pour more over the table. She forgot things we asked for for the pizza.
The food however was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent food, staff was very accommodating when I changed my reservation time...twice. Will definitely be returning and recommending to friends!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great atmosphere and great food. We especially enjoyed the Caprese salad!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Reminded me of having pizza in Venice 2 years ago. Closest I've found to real Italian pizza.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always enjoy dining here. Server, on this occasion, was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great service and pizza!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food, good service, prices feel reasonable for the quality and quantity of food you get. A little too noisy for our party of seven to be able to talk down the table. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Lindsay was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service and food!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Had a tasty dinner at Pulcinella for my birthday! Second time visiting the restaurant. Delicious pizzas with a wide selection of toppings, including lots of options for vegetarians! I recommend adding arugula to the mushroom pizza, it’s so tasty. I do wish they’d cut the pizzas in the kitchen prior to serving, it makes it awkward to try and hack it apart at the dinner table with your dining companions (I know it’s traditional in Italy not to cut the pizzas, it’s not really user-friendly though). Also, it’s quite loud in the restaurant, makes it hard to have a nice conversation when everyone has to yell at each other over the noise of the restaurant and then you can’t hear anyone anyways. But it’s loud because it’s busy because the food is good so that’s the trade off. Open concept kitchen, it’s fun to watch the chefs working on the pizzas. Our food was ready quite quickly, which was great. All in all I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food, lovely ambiance and great service. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This lively Kensington location offers a sophisticated pizza experience. Although busy, the service is attentive without being syrupy intrusive. The portobello appetizer was outstanding as were our r pizza selections. Consider spitting a pizza as they are large enough but the crust will make you want more! This will allow you to share a dessert. With a fine wine and special coffees our tab was just over $100. A most enjoyable evening.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Delicious pizza and wine - and service was great. Quite a bit of background noise even though not overly busy so personal conversation was a little challenging. Will go back though!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great pizza!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We love eating here. The food is always delicious and the service is great.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food and service here is always great. The only negative is how loud it is and you have to yell your conversation to others at the table. One guy at the table next to us was so loud it was hurting my ears.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Good eating with friends and their younger children. The service was prompt yet patient with us as we socialized. The wood-fired pizza oven makes delicious pizza for everyone. The charcuterie appetizer, pastas and wine were all very good.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We were craving a proper pizza and got exactly that. Also had the calamari to start which was crisp and delicious. Sat at the front by the windows as there was a noisy group in the main restaurant - it was still nice and warm as sometimes window seating can be freezing and it was a cold evening. Nice service and a good evening with tasty food all around. Parking is a pain even on a slow Tues pm so be warned!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Our server Peter was exceptional. Will definitely be coming back!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent waiter! Loved the fennel and orange salad. Enjoyable evening. Thank you

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Reservation was at 7:30pm, We were seated by 7:48pm. We love the pizzas and decor. The noise made it impossible to have a conversation with our entire table of 5; although 1-1 conversations were possible

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

They lost our reservation, three times. My friend asked if they would provide a free dessert for my birthday, they agreed and then put it on her bill - which is not what she intended. Great food, definitely will order take out from here though.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Genial servicio y comida. Amplia opción de vinos por copeo.
Sin duda un lugar para regresar

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was good but I meal was incorrect and one was over choked. They staff quickly fixed this without any bother. The kids had a great time and the grownups had some nice wine. Dessert was yummy. Good for a last minute reservation for a large party, fun atmosphere. My husband though it was expensive for what we got.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Took us almost half an hour to be seated for our RESERVATION. Not impressed

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food never disappoints here. We had an excellent evening.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Anniversary dinner on Valentine’s Day. Service was great, food was excellent. Portion sizes were big and we ended up taking a lot home. Great restaurant - you never go wrong here

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Well, it was disappointing for the price point. Food was slow to arrive, when it did it was almost cold and flavorless. There was no ability to customize any menu items and at 20+ dollars for appies that is disappointing. They argued that we did not order a particular item-the coffee was luke warm - like they made it for another patron, it was returned and then given to me. The service was slow, no non swine options for anyone with food allergies and no substitutions - really really disappointed given the price and flavor of the food. Most of it was inedible

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We love Pulcinella, not far from where we live, we're at the top of 10th St, a good walk
for us in summer, walk up 10th St., walk off some of our hearty food. This time around
we were treating some visitors and they loved it and we did too. I almost always get the arugula
salad and calamari and call it lunch or dinner -- greens and protein, just like home!
This time our food took a bit longer to get to us than usual, but that's what happens sometimes.
Not a big deal, good wine and beer while waiting, lots of good conversation, then lots of good food arrived!
Thank you Pulcinella, we'll be back, as always.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent in every way.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Great meal and great service! Usually go there for dinner for two...took work colleagues and everyone enjoyed the evening! Always great food and servic. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service, great food as always. Adult night you can bring your kids to and still feel like you are at a special place!

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Awesome pizza and appetizers!!

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Met with a friend and we enjoyed some pizzas. We were both impressed, and I will be back to sample from other parts of the menu.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We chose this restaurant specifically for the gluten free options. We haven't been to Kensington for quite a while and were quite surprised how busy the area was. In that vein, we had a problem finding parking, we drive a large truck and had to park quite a ways away. The service was good our server had suggestions for us and they were good. The food was good, a little pricey but it probably is what that area pulls. The restaurant was very full which made it very loud, not much you can do about that. But it must be popular if it was full, so that is a good sign. All in all we had a good time.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Terrible food, service and very loud! I would not recommend eating at this establishment.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

SORRY, JUST DIDN'T THINK THE PASTA OR PIZZA DISHES WE HAD WERE VERY GOOD.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

We have dined here before when we were in Calgary. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food so much we returned two years later.

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