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1147 Kensington Cres NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1X7, Canada (Kensington Road NW)
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to catch up with a friend! Had a perfect glass of prosecco, best arancini in town (crispy fried basil leaf on top!!). Their pizzas are hand tossed, cooked in an open fire oven in the middle of the restaurant, served napoletano style! I would give it more than 5 stars if possible. Our server Kerry gave... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit for an after dinner drink on a very cold night. The ambience is fantastic, warm with beautiful black and white backlit photos of Italy on the wall. The wood burning pizza oven makes the place feel so warm and inviting. The bar has a wonderful selection of wines by the glass. I had a nice Italian red... More 

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Thank ColoradaninCalgary
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here to celebrate a special occasion with my dad and it was so good. We've been here a couple of times before as well. I had their gnocchi and it was totally delicious. I was hesitant to have pasta as it is primarily a pizza place, but was not disappointed. It's really clean and the staff are friendly.... More 

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Thank RandomGoldfish
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't been to this place for a couple of years but I didn't expect the visit to go that badly. This used to be one of my favourite places but I haven't been there for a while since the parking isn't very convenient around Kensington. My date is big into everything pizza, and I used to like their appetizers... More 

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Calgary
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405 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is known for their Napoletana Pizza, but since we only had one hour to enjoy a fast meal, we all opted for the pasta. We were amazed at how quickly our Gnocchi and Rigatoni dishes were served. And, they arrived piping hot. Very tasty and hearty. LARGE servings. We tried to order the half sized portions that are... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

While strolling through Kensington mid-afternoon, we decided to return to Pulcinella as it had been a couple of years since our last visit. The food and service had been great. It appears this has changed. Our server was friendly and efficient, however the food was a disappointment. We started with the Arancini, which was tasty, but cold in the centre.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Had a lovely meal at Pulcinella. We started with an appetizer of fried calamari--very nice, crispy, with lots of lemony flavor. I had the gnocchi al pomodoro, which was excellent. it wasn't quite the same as the gnocchi alla Sorrentino that I once tried in Italy, but that's an impossible standard to meet, and the dish I had at Pulcinella... More 

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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The food was good. Great tasting pizza and very authentic Italian dishes. Good experience taste wise. The part I found odd was that a friend of ours ordered a pizza (seen below) and it came uncut. When we asked about having it cut we were told by our server "this is how pizza is served it Italy - and you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Had some lovely food which was unfortunately overshadowed by some poor service. To start with the waiter took away our drinks menus and attempted to get us all to order the $13 glass of wine which (as a group of students) we would never have been able to afford, and we had to ask quite a few times to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quiet bite...noon on a Wednesday. Not busy at all. Good service and special lunch special sandwich quite good. Could have used a bit more meat and perhaps a sauce to enhance the flavour as a little bland .. Great location.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1147 Kensington Cres NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1X7, Canada
    (Kensington Road NW)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
  • Neighbourhood: Hillurst

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?