Such a lovely experience! We always enjoy our time there!
Great date night eating experience. Although a little cramped for space, the ambience was nice and our server, Hannah, was fantastic. We began with the grilled asparagus appetizer which is a must try. I had the veal which was perfectly prepared. My wife had the chicken parmesan and she enjoyed every bite. For desert, we had tiramisu and it was very light and fluffy. Simply delicious! I would highly recommend this little gem and we will certainly be going back. Trey M. Perry, Georgia.
My boyfriend and I ate here before our senior prom. We were expecting an intimate dining experience with a large, reasonably priced menu. I’m sure that’s normally how things are at Pasta da Pulcinella, but that wasn’t the case for us.
Upon arrival, the hostess attempted to explain to us that there’s a “prom menu” that includes a salad, entree, and dessert for $30 per person. There were 3 salad options, 5 or 6 entree options, and about 4 dessert options. We were given the choice to order off the regular dinner menu but were told it would still cost about $30 with no salad or dessert. So we decided to order off the prom menu since it seemed like the better value.
Our server was nice enough, the restaurant was busy with large parties so it was understandably difficult for him to pay much attention to just the 2 of us, but he did a good job for the situation. However, the kitchen brought my boyfriend the wrong entree. They brought us 2 of what i had ordered—the tagliatelle verdi—instead of 1 tagliatelle and 1 ravioli di funghi. We would’ve sent it back had we not suddenly been distracted by the realization we had left our prom tickets at home.
All in all, I don’t feel like we were treated like normal customers. My boyfriend and I both work in the restaurant business, so we completely understand how irresponsible and rude some teenagers can be. However, I don’t understand the reasoning behind this “prom menu.” It would make sense for large groups, but for just 2 people it seems ridiculous. Our bill was $65 and because we weren’t expecting to spend that much, we weren’t able to give a sizable tip, which we hate to do since we are tipped workers ourselves.
I would 100% give Pasta da Pulcinella another try, because I don’t feel like my first experience was typical for them. I just hope they see this and take this into consideration!
Pasta da Pulcinella is in an adorable yellow house among tall business buildings in midtown Atlanta. If you like unique, like I do, you will love this restaurant. It is loaded with atmosphere and charm. There is easy parking across the street in a metered parking lot. The staff is wonderful and attentive. Our waiter (I think his name was John) was a nice balance of awesome, professional and warm and friendly all at the same time. :-) The food is quite good - especially the pasta dishes. 2 of our party of four ordered one of those. There are a couple of vegetarian dishes on the menu. I had the chicken ravioli with mushroom and a light cream sauce. One of our friends had ravioli sardi (vegetarian). Both dishes were good. I was missing a certain uptick in flavor in both of those dishes (I tasted hers :-)) Maybe it needed fennell or some other spice to give it a charge and push it over the top. But that's my personal taste. The wine was also good. This is a definitely a place to experience. If you haven't been, you should go. We definitely will be returning.
Very cute little restaurant with an outdoor patio and a great list of wines by the glass. Tortelli de Mele is a must-try!
I’m vacationing with a long-time friend, our first time in Atlanta. Our server, Hannah, was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. We had salads, grilled asparagus, my friend had pasta with shrimp, I had mushroom ravioli. All the food was delicious. Our only issue was that we asked not to be rushed after our salads and appetizer arrived quickly and together. Our entrees were not served until we were ready but we both could tell they had been held - not postponed in the kitchen. Pasta tastes best when it’s just cooked. Otherwise it was a lovely evening and we would recommend it.
Wait staff attentive and knowledgable. Food consistently good. Gem in Midtown Atlanta.
Hands down, my favorite Italian restaurant in the city. I came here one weekend after a trip to Italy and I’ve been hooked every since. The staff remembers me, the food is always amazing, and the Chianti wine selection takes me right back to Italy.
Favorite place to go in Atlanta. Best food, best service, best atmosphere! It's so cozy inside yet energetic. The service is great and so is the staff. Absolutely, love it here.
This was my second time here. Just like the first time the experience and food were excellent. You can't believe that pasta can taste so darn good. You feel special from the moment you walk up to the restaurant when the host opens the door for you until you walk out the door. My only complaint is you have to pay $8-$10 for parking.
This was a family reunion dinner. We haven’t dined here in a number of years, and had forgotten how much we enjoy this neighborhood gem. Ben was especially gracious, and his service was spot on.
The Tortelli di Mele is most excellent. All dishes are very well done. Also recommend their basic tomato sauce with meat. Service was exceptional, friendly and fast.
Great food, great service. Will definitely be back
Divine experience. Robin was a fantastic server with amazing food and wine suggestions!! The pasta is obviously fresh. We will definitely be returning as soon as possible!!
The Tortelli de Mele was new and interesting and delicious!
Good tastes all around.
With the fresh bread and drinks, we knew we were off to a great start!
We were in town visiting and the food was fine. But the tables are absolutely ridiculously close together. Ive been to many restaurants, and I have never had to have the host come over to move two tables in order to get out and go to the restroom.
The food is good, not outstanding.
Warm, inviting atmosphere. Excellent service. Had the house specially ravioli which was absolutely excellent. I can see why it’s gotten such great reviews. Pretty simple, they’re we’ll-deserved.
A little loud but generally good service and tasty food.
Our hostess and server were absolutely amazing! They were upbeat and made sure we were ok at appropriate times during the evening. It was a overall terrific experience!
Very friendly service and reasonably priced. Casual atmosphere but very well done
Pasta da Pulchinella is a regular lunch spot for me. This was the first time I visited for dinner, but I was confident in Chef's product, and was excited to bring 3 guests visiting from Orlando, Florida, in addition to my son, out to dine. The service was friendly, amusing, attentive, and polite. The food was very good and we had a great time catching up over a meal. My guests included three between 11 and 14 years old, all of whom ate their fill. Either the food meets the selective pallet of that age well, or its just so good, they don't think to object! I rather prefer the latter (and, perhaps, mature kids that have good taste in cuisine!) It does get a bit loud, and the space for 6 was a bit tight, up against the fireplace. But, no one complained about that.
Special table request was accommodated, server was friendly, attentive and helpful in wine suggestion. Order was bought to table quickly and accurately. Was a very nice find to celebrate two birthdays. I wholeheartedly recommend this place! Oh yeah... Food was so tasty! To quote Arnold, I'll be back.
LOVE this place
easy parking across the street
waiter was excellent
This food is life-changing! Excellent food and service!
A hidden gem in downtown. In a city with too many change restaurants a unique and very good venue is refreshing. Took the recommendation of the server for the main course and was very pleased with a delicious Italian dinner. Reasonable wine selection. Will be back
Pasta was delicious, menu included old favorites and some unique combinations; sauces were outstanding. Service was excellent. Only drawback was that it cost us $10 to park!
Food is delicious. Ambiance, location, price are all great. Service could be a little more friendlier. The waiter was almost throwing the dishes!
This was our second visit to Pasta del Pulcinella. The first was on a lovely, warm evening and we were fortunate to have a table on the deck. Too chilly for that this time, but the inside of the restaurant is lovely, too. The food both times was very good, creative and well-prepared, particularly the asparagus appetizer we shared this time. The servers are professional and knowledgeable, although the server this time was a bit pushy. For example, she disparaged the wine we selected, which could have been embarrassing! The only problem was that the courses came much too fast for the experience to be fully enjoyable. We had a pretty early reservation in order to get to a performance - it turned out we had an hour to kill!
This place never disappoints
I went here for prom and had a beautiful evening. The food was delicious and it was very nice eating outside.
Hannah was awesome and food delicious!
We always enjoy pre-symphony dinner here. Great cocktails/wine and superb, authentic Italian menu. The regular servers are very nice, attentive folk.
Fantastic place with a cute atmosphere. I felt like I was in the movie "UP" with this little house among the tall buildings.
The most amazing food I have ever had. My mind was blown
Very cozy place! Little noises when you have a seat inside. But outside is very good!
This has been of our long-standing favorites. However, tonight was honestly a disappointment. We waited over an hour to get our salads. The service was polite, but very slow. The creme brulee was cold and inedible.
Food never disappoints!! Great service and food!
Great service and really loved the atmosphere, sit outside if you can! Really good food. Highly recommend!
Our server, Keyo, was amazing! So friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable regarding the menu and the restaurant! The food was also quite tasty with interesting combinations of ingredients. We sat outside for our meal and enjoyed every moment of it. We would return in a heartbeat as everything was just great!