Pasta da Pulcinella

4.7
3312 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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, theater patrons or traveling business persons, everyone basks in the romantic charm of our little yellow house hidden in the shadow of skyscrapers.
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLindaI
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you so much!! Love to hear that!

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vipJenniferS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not enough positive words to describe this restaurant and the staff.
The food is phenomenal and reputable, partnered with an impeccable and dedicated team.
I continue to be amazed by this place…the ambiance, the hospitality, and the quality of the experience and cuisine.
Worth every penny of your money and every minute of your time.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded 6 hours ago

We are so appreciative of your terrific comments. It is always a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again very soon!!

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vipAndre
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very 1st time was an awesome experience. Great ambiance. Excellent menu, & UNREAL FOOD! I wanted to order the ENTIRE menu. Great service, & left with thoughts of the next visit, very soon!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on July 13, 2021

How wonderful to hear from you. Thank you very much! Please do visit us again (and often)!

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CayD
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance inside the old house turned restaurant and had wonderful service from Lenee whose recommendations we ordered and enjoyed a lot! The sausage and granny smith apple ravioli was delish - and very filling! Do not attempt to eat it all in one sitting. My husband loved the evening special of grouper: perfectly done and accompanied by mashed potatoes. Our arugula and house salads were light, healthy and flavorful. Singular wine choices by the glass surprised us - really loved the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and plan to look for bottles of the Landmark Chardonnay and Katherine Goldstein cab. All around great experience. Will definitely be back!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on July 6, 2021

Such terrific descriptions . . . and we sincerely appreciate it. Thank you for your business and for taking the time to write!

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chchef
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Had a reservation, but still had to wait for a table. We were seated in between two large parties. Noise level was extremely loud. Was not able to have a regular conversation.
Ordered the veal chop, when chop was served the meat was raw inside. Asked the waiter to cook the chop more, so I could eat it. Waiter told me the kitchen will cook me a new chop. After waiting for some time, the waiter came to the table asking me if I still haven't gotten my chop back. Another waiter brought the chop, which was not same chop, not a new one like promised by the waiter. Disappointing.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on July 2, 2021

Disappointing for us, as well, to learn that you weren't satisfied. We encourage you to notify the on-duty manager so we can try to remedy the situation. Your feedback is very important, so thank you for sharing. Hope we see you again soon.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food, cute fun vibes in the restaurant and all the staff is so nice, it's pretty fancy but not too fancy, peppermints are delicious, lobster ravioli is great, COLE IS THE BEST SERVER EVER

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 30, 2021

We love your descriptions (and we love Cole, too)!! Thank you so much for your support and the shout out!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This has become our go to place for Italian since moving into the area. Only downside of giving it a full 5 stars across was with regards to our particular order. I had ordered the Italian crepes and with the advice of our server Kayo swapped out the mushroom sauce to something more to my liking. However the communication faltered and my meal came out with the mushroom sauce. I do not send food back but was a bit disappointed that I had to scrap it off and missed out on a better substitute. Also to note that their crabmeat risotto was a hit salty tasting so be careful if you are sodium sensitive. Overall love the atmosphere, service and wine selections. Will be back to look for the 5 star

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 30, 2021

Your feedback is very important to us, so thank you. Our apologies that your special order did not suit your taste, but we appreciate that you will give us another chance to make it right. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipNateM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service !

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 30, 2021

That's what we love to hear. Thank you!!

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vipLeslieM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great but our waitress was not. It was 15 minutes before she ever even came over. She waited on a table directly beside us that was seated several minutes after us. She didn’t come & check on us much at all...Drinks sat empty for a long time. When she did finally replenish our drinks, my husband’s drink sat at the bar for several minutes. We’ve always had a great experience here but this was disappointing. Food was great!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 30, 2021

As always, we do appreciate your business and the feedback that is important to us. Sorry to hear you did not feel the necessary attention to make your experience more enjoyable. Please do give us another chance to make it right!

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vipFifi
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Patio dining was nice.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 30, 2021

Many thanks for the kind words!!

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vipShirleyF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server Kayo was awesome. Would recommend this restaurant!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 30, 2021

Kayo thanks you and so do we!! See you next time!

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vipBillD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love your place. You had a special pear and prosciutto salad. Love the idea. But pears were not soft. This kind of special demands soft pears. Just FYI.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thank you so much for the important feedback. Please do visit us again!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thanks very much!!

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DylanM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time eating out on the deck. The house made ravioli dishes were excellent.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

Many thanks for the kind words!

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AnjaliD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was incredible. We got great wine recommendations as well. Great food and very knowledgeable servers.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

So glad to hear from you. It was our pleasure serving you. Thanks for your business!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have literally never had a bad meal here. Best restaurant in town.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

And, for that, we are very thankful. Come back soon!

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PaulaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and I will recommend this place. The waiter staff was impeccable. I think the cook came out as well and waited on us. food was soooo good

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

What else can we say, but thank you!?! Wonderful feedback. Hope we see you soon.

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vipWilliamK
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Father’s Day and had an excellent meal and service.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

That's what we love to hear! Thanks very much.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Waited 15 minutes for a table with a reservation. Space is so small there is no where to wait. They said we could get drinks and when I went to the bar, the bartender told us someone was sitting there. No one was sitting there. Come to find out the chair was empty and I could sit there but she “uses the space for her dirty dishes”. Server and food were amazing though. Would’ve been a great experience minus the terrible customer service in the beginning. Customers are more important that a dirty glass.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

We do appreciate the feedback. Our apologies for your initial impression, but thank you for sticking with us! So glad to hear the service and food did it for you. Please come back soon!!

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SallyB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I felt that service was not at the highest level- our waiter was nice, but seems disinterested and we felt rushed. For example, we brought our own wine, which had a waxed seal, and when we tried to share the best way to open, he dismissed us and proceeded to open in a way which could have damaged the top and caused wax to be poured with the wine. Thankfully that did not happen, but the overall feeling was that he didn’t care.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you for that important feedback. Your comments will be taken to heart. Our apologies to the extent this affected your dining experience. Please do give us another try.

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ElizabethA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much!! The people are amazing and the food is delicious.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 26, 2021

It was our pleasure serving you. We are grateful for your comments. Please do come again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Pasta da Pulcinella twice now and both times we have been so pleased! The food, wine and atmosphere can’t be beat.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

So great to hear. Thank you!

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JudithB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for price. Wait staff are incredibly professional. Pasta da Pulcinella manages to keep staff members, in some cases, for years. Food is top notch, lobster ravioli being my latest indulgence. One of my favorite restaurants. I love introducing it to folks who haven't eaten there before. They are always wowwed!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

Wonderful comments that are sincerely appreciated. We thank for your continued support for sharing your experiences with others. See you next time!

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JSC0701
Wilmington
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dinner to celebrate a birthday. The food and service were spectacular. This restaurant somehow manages to maintain a cozy setting when surrounded by neighborhood construction.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

We really appreciate your comments. Thanks for your business!

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MelanieD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and atmosphere!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 23, 2021

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The restaurant is in a charming little house with a lovely patio under a sprawling tree. Unfortunately there’s a huge high-rise under full construction across the street. We were there in the evening so there was no noise from it but it’s difficult not to stare at the construction fence. We had high hopes for the food and it was really disappointing. All three dishes were tasteless. Chef doesn’t know to use salt and pepper, not to mention other more sophisticated spices or flavors. Will not be returning anytime soon. Friendly waiter.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on July 2, 2021

We do thank you for taking the time write and provide this important feedback. Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meals. If given the chance, we hope to make things right!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday with a few friends and sat on the patio. It was so good and the waiter always popped up at the right time. The only bad thing was that there were a few bugs that joined our dinner too but that’s just a part of sitting outside haha the food always taste great and I will be back

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

Happy Birthday!! Thanks for your sharing your experience. See you next time!!

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vipfoodfan
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Pasta da Pulchinella for years and it never disappoints. Service was amazing as always and food was spot on. Robin has served us multiple times and no matter the time in between he always remembers us. This is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta.
The only thing I would say is there is still the sign to wait outside for the hostess to seat you. We had early reservations so there was no one who saw us walk up. She did mention that sign should be removed.
Thank you, as always, for a wonderful extra and evening!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

What a terrific description of your experience. Your patronage and support are much appreciated. We can't thank you enough. Please do visit us again soon!!

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vipDiana
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. My favorite gem!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

Well, thank you!!

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KathleenT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden jewel in the few remaining bungalows in downtown Atlanta. The food, ambience and service was very good. Make sure to eat a starter AND main AND dessert. None will disappoint! The Calamari and Ravioli appetizers were YUM and the Main Lobster Ravioli and Mahi Mahi were so succulent and delicious...the music next door was a bit loud but sitting outside under the trees made us quickly forget that! The AC inside was too cold so we chose to sit on the front deck and that ended up being super

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the feedback and the thoughtful review. We look forward to your return!

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vipMichaelM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and atmosphere. One of our favorites in Atlanta.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

Many thanks for the kind words!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot! A perfect little hidden gem. The food was good just needed a little salt (which is already on the table). Definitely coming back!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

Great to hear from you! Thanks for your business. Yes, please do visit us again!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first night out in over a year. Our experience couldn’t have been better - great service from everyone we encountered and amazing food. We’ll be back for sure!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

That is what we love to hear. Thank you!!

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Luka
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in Atlanta. Perfect spot for a dinner date but also popular for work lunches. Either way you cannot go wrong. The staff is super friendly and the food is delicious. I'd recommend trying the house specialty - tortelli di mele.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

Wonderful descriptions. Thanks so much! It is always a pleasure serving you!!

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vipKimmyM
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went for a birthday celebration. It was obviously busy and we did get good service, but I feel bad bc the waiter was somewhat running ans there were some lags on drinks. Overall though I still love this place and the Bolognese, as always, was amazing!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

Thanks so much for the feedback. We appreciate your continued support. Hurry back!

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A2015
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time seeing friends post-pandemic breakout and this where we chose to celebrate with hugs and good food.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 19, 2021

Great to see you all. Thank you for writing!

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scjjdscjjd
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I realize restaurants are coming back and possible short staffed but last visit was disappointing. Food was ok but not stellar but those things happen. Wait staff was bad. Server seemed to know other patrons and spent time talking to them with minimal service to our table. 20+ min to Afor an iced tea refill and I had to get up and flag someone down and still waited. 2nd glass of wine finally showed up after meal was over. Would feel more compassionate if short staffed had we not witnessed the server standing and talking at other tables as it was obvious they were friends or regulars.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you for this important feedback. We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your experience. Please do give us another try and let us improve your dining experience.

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SamA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit - easy to make reservations and no wait time. Our table was very nice and well situated. The atmosphere was perfect, lighting and space were equally matching. Now the food, each of dishes were presented exquisitely. The portions initially seemed small but were perfect complimenting the appetizers. The taste of all our plates were just amazing. Well done!

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 13, 2021

That is terrific to hear. Thank you so much for the excellent feedback. Please do visit us again.

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JamesW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pasta da Pulcinella. First went there in their location on Peachtree between 10th and 11th back in the early 90’s? Having been coming to this location since the beginning. Hard to top.

Pasta da Pulcinella
Responded on June 13, 2021

We sincerely appreciate your loyalty and continued support. Looking forward to serving you again.

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vipMichaelR
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

What a disappointing, frustrating, and annoying experience.

But from reading past reviews here, the management will do nothing. Just sorry. Try us again.

Our party of four waited 45 minutes past our reservation time - as large groups and 2-tops were seated.

(Other reviewers have also experienced 20-45 minute waits with reservations - maybe management should offer something tangible besides "too bad.")

Customers were "lingering longer than expected" we were told.

45 minutes isn't lingering.

45 minutes is overbooking. ... And not caring about it because "we're small."

Or taking our 4-top to work into a larger group table.

But the restaurant wasn't willing to put two nearby smaller tables together to create a 4-top.

Yet, one of those remained empty all night long.

We were not happy with the table we received - but chose not to say anything after waiting so long.

Then - Our entrees were served lukewarm.

At one point, we had to ask the hostess where our waiter had gone to.

This is one of our favorite restaurants.

It was the first time for our guests. They still don't understand why we like the place.

At the end of the evening, we spent a lot of money. Apps, entrees, drinks, 3 bottles of wine, and dessert.

I would have thought it a nice gesture to offer us something - dessert, maybe?

No - only a cold shoulder as we left.

We have been fans since the restaurant started on Peachtree Street (was that 20+ years ago?).

This won't be our last time, but the staff, service, and food were all a great disappointment this time around.

For such long-time customers, we are so let down.

FAQs

Pasta da Pulcinella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 876-1114.

Pasta da Pulcinella is rated 4.7 stars by 3312 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.