Pasta da Pulcinella

4.7
2407 reviews
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$30 and under
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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, theatre patrons or traveling business persons, everyone basks in the romantic charm of our little yellow house hidden in the shadow of skyscrapers.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(404) 876-1114
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Bibiano
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th and 13th
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! Please enjoy tonight's special three course menu, which is priced at $50 per person (not including beverages, tax and gratuity). We are unable to offer any items from the regular menu, so that the Chef can focus on this special menu.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 2407 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fast service. Just had to wait a bit even though we had a reservation

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G
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Meeting a friend from out of town and we wanted an Italian restaurant in midtown. We'd heard of Pasta da Pulcinella and thought we'd give it a try. It was wonderful! The food was great - two of us ordered the house special ravioli with green apples and sausage and one had the mushroom ravioli. We started with bacon-wrapped asparagus and finished with one tiramisu and a cheese cake...also great! The restaurant is small and the tables close together which provides the "energetic" noise level which seems to be a favorite of the new age restaurant goers. Pasta da Pulcinella is terrific!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best Gluten Free pasta ever!
Lovely wine list!
Great atmosphere!

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B
Austin
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food plus a friendly staff equals perfection!!

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AC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambience, but the service was very rushed. Thankfully, we had a show to make, so it wasn't a huge deal. However, it was disappointing

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N
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with one entrée being a little under-cooked. Quality of other food and service more than made up for it

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Get the ravioli- any of them. But the black pepper is the best. 👌🏾

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P
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food very good and server was extreme helpful
We had a little wait with reservations (a must) locals eat here

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A
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming little house. Very cozy. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. The Tortelli di Mele was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted.

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DC
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service for a good value! Will go back for sure!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Great food as usual and our server was great. The reservation system was really messy. It took a while to be seated and we were clearly skipped over. A simple apology would have been fine instead of excuses since we could hear them tell one another they screwed it up. Not our best experience at this usually great place.

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YF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Returned 6 yrs. later to this restaurant. It may have outgrown itself. Extremely crowded. There was pressure (i.e. they confirmed my reservation three times in advance), you wait until all parties arrive before being seated even though no room to wait, the wait staff are overwhelmed but the food is amazing! It was a great little place that seems pretty frenetic. The restaurant needs more space.

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FC
Savannah
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our first time and went based on reviews. DID NOT DISAPPOINT! All six of us love our entrees, and they were all different. Absolutely loved having K.O. as our server--this gentleman wrote the book on exquisite service--always there and fast but never intruding or hovering

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H
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Rude! This has always been a favorite place to come when we travel twice a year. I invited a friend who lives in the area to join us. She drove over an hour to do so. After 1 hour and 20 minutes of our scheduled reservation, the manager came to our table and asked us to leave as other guests needed to be seated. Our friend went to the restroom and while we were waiting near the door, we were asked to wait outside in the 38 degree weather at the patio table with firepit surrounded by smokers. I called to complain and the manager said she didn't think she did anything wrong as we were clearly done! We were not done. We were still eating our dessert and hoping for a coffee refill which was never offered. She offered no apology of any kind. Fabulous food, but I guess house policy is eat and get out! We will not be returning.

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A
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

My dear friend & I have been dining here for nearly 20 years.
We always have had excellent service & food.
This experience was tremendously disappointing.
1. Had to flag down a server to place our wine order.
2. Had to repeat above for meal order.
3. We were told our server was just in but it appears she also was working the bar.
4. Both our plates of pasta were cold. Obviously were sitting in back to be delivered.
5. No cheese was offered.
6. Flagged down server for cheese.
This was a tremendously disappointing experience. Frankly, not sure I’ll be back.
Traffic has gotten horrible down to Crescent from north Buckhead.
The surrounding construction has decimated parking availability.
Doesn’t seem worth it, sorry to say.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

It’s a lovely restaurant to have dinner at, however it’s so popular that the hosts forget you have reservations until 15 minutes have passed.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait was almost 30 minutes past our reservation time.

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AT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great however the experience was a little tainted because the restaurant seated us 20 mins after the reservation time and had mentioned a free dessert to compensate us for the wait which was not provided. I was also disappointed by the fact that even though I had indicated on my reservation that we were celebrating with a newly engaged couple the restaurant did not do anything special for them.

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L
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time hereand I was very impressed. The food and the service were excellent. It is a very small quiet place to have a nice dinner.

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MB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time and I can see why there was a wait. Food was great. Atmosphere was like being in someone’s home for a big Italian feast. The wait staff was so friendly I felt like I had known them forever. I would highly recommend.

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HT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We hadn't been to Pasta da Pulcinella in a few years, but it sure didn't disappoint! The place was really lively, the service great, food delicious and desserts heavenly. My kids love it!

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Z
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A+ restaurant, would recommend! Great food, good atmosphere, fantastic wine selection!

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TF
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Only criticism is the noise level. Outstanding wait staff

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TA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our second visit- both times when we had tickets to

the Woodruff (or. Walking distance). Food , once again, was delicious and portions were satisfying. Our waitress, Lanae, was personable and “right on” with her recommendations. I had the pork chops and my wife had the chicken Marsala-both ere top notch

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal for our whole table! The lobster ravioli was the best we've every had and the spaghetti Bolognese was spectacular. Service was great and atmosphere was quaint, warm and intimate. We drove from "the burbs" to meet friends here. Definitely worth the drive. We will be back!

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NM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Food and service are fantastic. Fresh and very reasonably priced.

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D
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was great. Only issue was parking. Difficult to find a park lot because of construction across the street. Suggest Uber if you go.

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PM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE was a treat for everyone . Attentive staff, Great Drinks & a fab menu cant wait to go back

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this cozy, delicious Italian eatery.

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KN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lanea, our waitress, was fabulous!

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great New Years Eve dinner here. They had a pre-fixe menu with several options for appetizers, dinner, and desert. For appetizers, we had the arugula salad and tuna/ricotta fritters and both were delicious. For dinner, we had lobster/risotto and tortelli de mele which has apples and sausage inside. The tortelli was amazing!! My mouth is still watering thinking about it. Desert was great - we went with the tiramisu and red velvet cake. Overall, a great, romantic dinner. We will definitely be back.

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m
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for New Years Eve dinner. Service is outstanding even if it is too quick at times. Food was delicious but not enough to fill you up. This was our second visit and we were looking forward to it. We knew before going in that they had a set menu at $50.00 per person. It included Soup, Salad or Tuna appetizer, choice of meal and dessert. Bread was served while waiting for your starter. The bread was good but only 4 small slices cut about 1/4" thick. They whisked it away so quickly we didn't have much of a chance to ask for more. My salad was good but barely a handful, my husband had the tuna & he said it was tasty. He had the lamb and I had the lobster tail, both of our small plates were 1/2 full. Both were tasty but the lobster tail was very small and I could have bought at Kroger for $10.00 or less. The limoncello cake and the peach sorbet for dessert was good as well. Unfortunately, we won't be back - at least anytime soon and never again on New Years Eve. The only additional thing you could order were drinks. We walked away hungry and disappointed that we didn't have an option to order extra appetizers off the regular menu or get more food. We had a relaxing time but at the same time felt rushed as they needed to turn over the tables quickly for the people waiting to get in. While everything was good - just disappointed and feeling we didn't get much out of it for $50.00 per person and walking away hungry.

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T
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It took me a good two days to figure out how I wanted to start this review. To sum it up in a sentence: This was probably the least flavorful meal I've had in my entire life.

To explain further, we made a reservation here for NYE since I was in the mood for a hearty Italian meal - I noticed a brief note about an "offering" of a NYE three-course menu. There was no indication that the three-course menu was the only menu we could order from for the evening. Lo and behold - we get to the restaurant only to be told that the regular menu was not available and that we could only order from the NYE menu. Fine, not ideal, but hey - the reviews on OpenTable and Google were great, I'm sure the three-course menu will be delicious! (We were wrong).

Our appetizers were okay. I ordered a red pepper soup that was fine, but my boyfriend ordered a tuna fritter that tasted like it came out of a can. Not great, but maybe the entrees would be better. I ordered Sicilian chicken that included vegetables and Parmesan risotto. The chicken and veggies were fine (though the portion size of the veggies took nearly two thirds of the plate) but the risotto was impossibly bland and slightly undercooked. My boyfriend ordered a tortelloni (which was actually ravioli) dish that I believe was supposed to include asparagus in the filling - unfortunately all you could taste was plain cheese. When we both reached for the salt and pepper shakers to triage the situation, we realized that the pepper grinder was empty. This should've been the reddest of red flags.

Desserts were disappointing. My tiramisu consisted mostly of cream with no lady fingers in sight (it honestly tasted like it disintegrated into the dish) and my boyfriend's chocolate raspberry cake, despite being smothered in fruit and icing, was dry.

If the reviews are accurate, my guess is the regular menu is worth a shot, but this "special" NYE menu felt lazy and not even close to true Italian food. Not confident that I'll visit again.

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TB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This is about the 5th time I’ve dined here. We were here at 6pm on a Sunday - the nightclub next door was playing their music SO loud we all heard the bass thumping through the wall like a rude apartment neighbor.

Our food was fine at best this time but the service was way too fast and we were being pushed out within 50 minutes of walking through the door. Our waiter Michael was apologetic but did not own the mistake which was disappointing.

We would have bought a second $150 bottle of wine if we weren’t being shoved out the door. I am so disappointed that my fave go to restaurant had such an off night - but the thumping music next door seems to be a driving force enough for us to go elsewhere the next time we want high quality Italian.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Made reservations on open table. Parked in close parking lot for $10 Hostess at restaurant had a smile on her face and was kind. Seated right away. Came with family and teenagers. Seated near the kitchen but we pulled curtains so we didn’t have to see them cleaning dishes. Waiter was nice but not very warm or gave much input on menu suggestions. Female server was extremely curt and at first served us through the curtain. Teenager ordered noodles with garlic cream sauce and chicken. It was VERY bland - should have sent it back. As the 15 year old said - it’s. It even as good as Olive Garden. Really no flavor at all. Other teenager ordered with marinara sauce and enjoyed it. Two of us ordered restaurant specialty with apple and sausage and it was Tasty. I’d order it again for sure. Tiramisu was amazing.

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LR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great venue. great staff...all so nice and easy going!

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WC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and food was delicious. Service not exceptional, but didn’t ruin the experience. We will recommend to all our friends.

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o
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Lovely and comfortable setting, delicious food, and knowledgeable and friendly waiter. Even more impressive it was Christmas Eve night

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B
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still one of my favorite dinner spot! We went there for Christmas Eve dinner . The place was packed . I love the new set up with bar in the front room. had the bolognese with spinach linguine ... amazing !!!!!!
All my old favorites are still on the menu. Glad to see they left that part of the menu alone. They did have a great selection of specials for the evening.
There are only 2 things I wasn’t thrilled with about the evening . 1) park sucks 2) stop putting all the chocolate sauce all over the cannolis

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D
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a stand-out, truly memorable experience. Bravo!

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