About Pasta da Pulcinella

Pasta Da Pulcinella strives to maintain a comfortable, cozy venue with cuisine that is unmatched in quality and care. This small, independent, quintessentially Italian restaurant embraces a unique clientele
all looking for a place to eat, drink, relax, and, on occasion, order one more bottle of Chianti.
Whether it’s a young couple or a group event, theatre patrons or traveling business persons, everyone basks in the romantic charm of our little yellow house hidden in the shadow of skyscrapers.

1123 Peachtree Walk
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
12th and 13th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 876-1114

Website:
http://www.pastadapulcinella.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Bibiano

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Pasta da Pulcinella Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (95)
Cozy (83)
Neighborhood Gem (77)
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Special Occasion (74)
Romantic (70)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Authentic (68)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Pre/post Theatre (46)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Worth the Drive (43)
Notable Wine List (40)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Fun (33)
Business Meals (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Casual (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Seasonal (6)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Spicy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Great and prompt service; food was terrific; ambiance was superb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food from the appetizers to be desserts! We arrived at our reservation time and were served immediately. Ordered drinks and appetizers while we decided on our meals, everything came out in 5 minutes! Once we ordered our main course that came out in 10 minutes. Everything was so good and filling we originally said we wouldn’t do dessert, but we had to try the tiramisu and creme brûlée-magnificent! I had the mushroom ravioli and hubby had the lobster ravioli, both had to be the best we’ve ever had! Hostess, Waiter, server all were awesome-5 stars!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was very good. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was very good. I had the linguine Bolognese and my wife had a spinach and mushroom dish. Both were well seasoned and had a lot of flavor.
We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, as always. Fantastic service. I love this place for special occasion dining.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was great and quick for lunch. Ravioli with sausage and apples had a wonderful flavor, I will back for this dish again soon. Nice outdoor seating if the weather is nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

The staff should be trained , not to pick up plates while people are still eating .

Poor service

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Consistently good food. Attentive wait staff. Cozy atmosphere. A must try!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is a fun place with a lively neighborhood ambiance. Food was good, not outstanding. Prices were moderate, so all things considered I’d go again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My date and I tried several dishes, all of wish were delicious and worth the price. The cocktails and wine are tasty. The bartenders know what they're talking about and the service is great too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The waiter brought us bread and water right away. He took our drink order. We discussed the wine list. He was very knowledgeable . Our appetizers came out quickly. I loved the truffles. The calamari was also wonderful. I ordered the spinach tagliatelle with bolognese sauce. One of their specialties. I know why!
Loved the ambiance. It was small and cozy and the food was really good!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Have dined at Pasta da Pulcinella several times and always the service and food are outstanding. Several of the servers have been there for for a long time ( years) and are professional and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time eating here and what a find. The service was top notch and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Made a reservation for a Pre-Valentine date night. Great service and a kind wait staff. Food was excellent with a nice selection of wines and dishes. Would recommend for a special outing or a date spot. Dress to impress!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious food in a bubbly atmosphere. Service was excellent. Love that the space is in a house in downtown.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Let me start with the positive. The service was impeccable. The server was very knowledge and attentive.
Now let’s focus on the negatives. The venue was very small and tight. The two top tables were quaint but the table we were at was literally in front of where food came out and the noise level and traffic made the whole atmosphere loud and unappealing.
The food, and while I hate to say this, was the worst part. The server touted the authentic Italian nature but again it didn’t live up to the hype.
My wife had the cheese tortellini with chicken and the pasta tasted and looked as if it were frozen/premade made pasta. My dish was their signature pasta with bolognese and the sauce was flavorful but again the pasta, while looking freshly made, had little to no taste.
The pricing of the meals was adequate but the atmosphere along with the subpar food would not push me to recommend this location to anyone else.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Service (from Hannah) is always exceptional! One of my favorites

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was delicious, and our waiter was outstanding! Thank you!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Love the chicken cannoli

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This is a relatively small restaurant near downtown, tucked away in a neighborhood. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and you'll feel welcome as soon as you step in the door. The menu is varied and every dish that we have tried has been excellent. We have been there for business as well as just for a fun evening out. A real gem in Atlanta dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Love this place. One of the best in Midtown. Make sure u book as always busy

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food, very nice ambiance too, perfect for a date.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always crowed but with reservations wait not long .Our wait a little longer for our 6:45 as prior reservations were running late and all came about same time. Our wit 20 minutes, the manager told us since we were so patient we could get a bottle of wine for 50% off/Advantage turned an $80 bottle to $40. Great food, great service. The signature dish, Tortelli di Mele was wonderful as was the Ravioli Di Funghi, always on the menu. Small bar at front of restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We usually eat here before ASO at Woodruff Arts Center. Always a great meal with terrific cocktails and friendly service. We were late this time, but I telephoned and they held our table, and made sure our food was expedited. Love this place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have dined here many times when going later to the Symphony. Always good and always great service. Thanks for another good pre-Symphony pasta dinner!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Hannah thank you for the wine pairing and suggestion. Your food is well prepared and handed out timely. I will be returning soon.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was delicious and the service from Hannah was exceptional! It was a little expensive but I would definitely come back...and ask for Hannah! She even treated us special on her birthday. I really enjoyed it!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Everything was perfect for a quiet comfort food dinner out. We felt we could relax, take our time and enjoy the quaintness of the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always the best Italian food in Atlanta! Great meal and wine selection!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Best Italian in the city. Wonderful service and atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant is awesome and the food is amazing. I've been several times now and each time is a great experience. I would recommend to anyone looking for a fabulous meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent value in wonderful Italian fare! Would definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious food, nice menu, great service, fun time.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I have been going to this place since the days it was a hole in the wall on Peachtree. Haven’t been in a couple of years and was blown away by how good and busy this place still is today.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful experience. Great food and super nice staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food here is spectacular. Really great homemade food with a serious sophistication. I'm a big guy and I like a big portion. You get a big plate of food for a great price. There is quality AND quantity. I've eaten here several times and it is very consistent. Hannah was our server and she was great. So much so I remember her name! Go eat there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was fantastic but the service was too slow for a lunch hour.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Location is great
Staff were very polite
Menu did not reflect vegetables in season

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Pasta da Pulcinella has excellent food and wine, but the ambiance can be overwhelming. The restaurant is in an old house, so the tables are very close to one another, making conversation at a table difficult. It is all too easy to accidentally eavesdrop on your neighboring table's conversation. Nonetheless, the food is excellent and the prices are great, so it's worth coming! Just be prepared for the cramped tables.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

If I’d had the time to enjoy my food, perhaps I would know if it tasted better. We were rushed from the moment we sat down to order. Some of our plates were even taken away before we were finished. And when we told them we were still eating and asked if we could keep our plate, the response was a huffed, “of course”. It was pretty infuriating. When I go to a nice restaurant, I like to take my time. Enjoy the food, the ambience. Take it all in. Not here.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Consistently great. I've been dining at Pasta da Pulcinella for years now for many different occasions and it has always been a great treat! It is a small place and I hope with all the new apartments and condos going in that I'll still be able to get in.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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