Authentic Southern
Italian Food

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Call Us at (919) 490-1172
4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707-5651

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Pulcinella's Italian Restaurant, an Italian restaurant in Durham, North Carolina, provides Southern Italian food and New York Style pizza for dine in, takeout, or catering.

Celebrate Food
Our family restaurant uses the freshest ingredients to make our authentic Italian entrees, such as classic pasta dishes, New York-style pizza with all the toppings, and hoagies, subs, and calzones with homemade bread. Our chefs feature weekly specials, so ask your server about the specifics.

Savor your meal accompanied by a wonderful assortment of Italian white and red wines, or a selection of bottled beers. Choose dine in, takeout, or catering. Reservations are also available.

Pulcinella, Authentic Italian Restaurant in Durham, NC
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Following the old traditions and values, we make our restaurant a joyous celebration of food for the entire family. Your children are welcome here. Visit us on Facebook for more about Pulcinella's Italian Restaurant.

Open since 1994, our customers return to us as regulars because of the professional and friendly staff, excellent service, delicious food, and reasonable prices.

About Pulcinella
Pulcinella is a fictional character that represents Naples and the Napolitano spirit of life. He is well-known for his white costume with a simple black mask. As legend has it, Pulcinella avoided work and trouble through his disguise.

While working in a pizzeria, Pulcinella spent more time entertaining than working. He would play and dance around, but when trouble threatened, he would hide in the flour bin, escaping the troubles of life.

Contact us to dine in comfort on our classic Italian entrees.

Hours of Operation: Monday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Voted Best Italian Restaurant in the Triangle by the Herald Sun - Four Times  | Voted Best Italian Restaurant Finalist by Independent Weekly in 2012