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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.
Calgary, AB T2N 1X7
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
Kensington Road NW
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
There is a large amount of street parking available, as well as a very affordable parkade at the end of the block.
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.
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
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
Pulcinella Ratings and Reviews
Awesome experience. Lively, happy, great food, great service and exciting to see the activity in the kitchen. Warm and hearty, big portions. Nutella pizza is a must to end the meal! The staff all smiled and added to a very happy experience. Many happy returns, for sure.
We booked Pulcinella for New Years Eve dinner. We had a very nice booth on the second floor and the service was excellent. We had a couple of bottles of prosecco and bruschetta to start and then pizza, gnocchi and tortellini for our main courses. We finished off the meal with the tiramisu. Dinner was good although not excellent. The tiramisu was amazing! The atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely.
Our group enjoyed the evening but unfortunately the food service was a bit off this night. All meals except one were delivered and we had to flag down a waiter to inform them. The mix up was eventually corrected. We enjoyed the healthy portions and extensive wine list.
Our table was waiting when we arrived and we had drinks in no time! The server was great and the food very tasty. Loved the meatball appy and calamari was the best! Too bad we had that table right by the kitchen on the way to the restroom or would have been a 5 YES to going back soon :)
We booked reservation at Pulcinellas for a last date night before our baby is to arrive, but didn't enjoy our experience. Despite having a reservation, we had to wait over 20mins, even though there were some empty tables by the front window. When we were finally seated, the noise level was so high, we were unable to converse comfortably. The food and service was good, but we will not be returning to Pulcinellas, or recommending it to our friends.
Very cool spot. Our server was knowledgeable about everything on the menu including wine. Great sized portions, lots of flavour too! My girlfriend and I always order different appetizers, salads and mains to share. This was definitely not a problem as they are very accommodating with side plates and serving tongs. Can’t believe that we had room left for the Nutella pizza for dessert, but we managed to fit it in;)
Our server admitted to forgetting to put my pizza order in when she ordered the rest of our meal. My husbands arrived and when we asked about the other she said sorry and put mine in. I told him to eat as it would be cold by the time mine arrived - about 15-20 min later. There was no compensation for the error, which was disappointing. It is extremely loud in that restaurant, could not hear my husband sitting across from me. We rarely go out. I would do take out from Pulcinella again, I would not eat at the restaurant.
My girlfriends and I came here over the weekend for a girls night as I've read many great reviews about it on Zomato and OpenTable.
The service was great - very attentive and the waitress checked in on us several times; our waters were refilled several times as well.
The food came out pretty quickly (10-15 minute wait after ordering). We started off with the arugula salad and mussels. The sauce that came with the mussels was a little too salty. We shared the gnocchi and carbonara - the gnocchi was not 'al dente' and the carbonara was almost like eating a spoonful of salt. We ended up mixing the two pastas so it was edible. We ended with the Tiramisu for dessert - which was phenomenal.
Service was great - just a food needs improvement.
We went to Pulcinella on a Thursday evening date to finish off the week. We were looking for a nice Italian dinner. I ordered pizza (Sausage and broccoli Rab) and my wife ordered the rigatoni and specifically asked for al dente pasta. The pizza was tasty and well cooked. The crust wasn’t burnt (as it has been in the past....yes I know they ‘char’ it but i’ve Had it come well burnt here before). The pasta was overcooked and mushy and the sauce was very watery and bland. I think that is ‘three strikes you’re out’ for us and Pulcinella.
Took the lady out for dinner and pulcinella, which was recommended by a friend. We had phenomenal service and the food was exemplary. We had the calamari to start, a couple of the pizzas and a little gelato to end the night. Everything was on point and simply put absolutely delicious. I believe our servers name was Rochelle, she was very friendly and extremely professional. She was always on the ball let alone the fact that the resturaunt was packed.
Would recommend as we will definitely be coming back.
This is a fun place to dine with or without kids. The pizzas are fantastic. We like the prosciutto e rucola. It’s pizza and salad all in one!
One of the things we really love it that they sell Innis&Gunn beer on tap and served in a chalice!
If you have small kids ask to sit around the pizza oven to keep them occupied watching the chefs at work.
Pulcinella has a great ambiance and is perfect for a date or a dinner out with friends. There are many pizza and drink options, all of which are fantastic. The only drawback is that the appetizers and salads are priced like the entres and are small for sharing.
Everytime we visit Pulcinella we leave with full bellies and awesome experience. Whatever you order I can assure you it is gonna be delicious. This time we came with our clients/friends and they had an outstanding experience too.
Try arrancini and you will never want to leave. They come in 3 pieces and if I would not be embarrased I would eat them all by myself lol. 4 people for dinner? No worry, they will be happy to make 4 pieces for you. 😊
Best aperol spritz and cheesecake in city.
It is a bit challenging for parking but dedinitely worth it. Tastes and feels like in Italy(says someone who visited Italy several times)
Hadn't been in for a little while but they never disappoint! Our server was outstanding and Dom provided some character and made our date one that will be hard to top. Food was outstanding as always and of course how do you go wrong with Italian wine! Can't wait to go back very soon!
We have been here multiple times, but this time we had the best pizzas ever. Sometimes the crust has been soggy, but this time neither pizza ended up soggy, even after taking home a few slices and eating it the next day. It was really delicious! Also our server was great! We booked with open table online for 2 people but ended up bringing our toddler and the staff were extremely accommodating and gave us a table for 4. Of all the niche pizza places in Calgary, this is our favourite.
Pulcinella is always a great choice for an evening out. We usually chose th3 same pizza and this night was no exception. They were excellent and not too spicy. The wine list is good and reasonably priced. Our service excellent. The noise level was not as loud as weekend nights so for us, weekdays are a good time to come. We will be back again soon.
Thank you Pulcinella for another great evening.
Food was awesome! Had a lengthy wine list and ended up deciding on sangrias which was a great choice. Pizza and pasta were cooked excellently! The appetizer was perfect. Portion sizes were great. Only negative to the experience was the service was less then expected. Owner was very happy to help but some staff were not as friendly/happy
The food and wine selections were delicious & service was friendly and efficient. The noise level was so high that it was hard to hear each other at our table at times, so I definitely wouldn't recommend it for a romantic dinner or a first-date where you're trying to get to know someone - at least on a Saturday night.
The food prices weren't bad and the wine-by-the-glass prices looked pretty good, until I realized they were for a 5 oz. glass, which made them on the higher end for casual dining in my opinion.
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