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Pulcinella - Glasgow

4.3
4.3
234 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

This vibrant privately-owned Italian on Hope Street in Glasgow is a great alternative to the chain-restaurants of the world - the food here is moreish and authentic, and the smiley service is a breath of fresh air. The dining room at Pulcinella is a cosy mix of red and white gingham tablecloths, bric-a-brac and lemon walls decorated with colourful frescoes, and the space is perfect for group dining, business lunches and office parties. Locals love the menu created with fresh market-bought produce, and favourites include the spaghetti pulcinella with chicken, mixed peppers, onion, garlic, basil and chilli; the rustica pizza with salsiccia, pepperoni and zucchini; and the calamari luciana with capers, black olives, garlic and fresh tomatoes.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday to Thursday - 12noon to 1.45pm (Lunch Menu)
    Friday to Saturday - 12noon to 3.30pm (Lunch Menu)
    Sunday - 1pm to 3.30pm (Lunch Menu)

    Monday to Thursday - 5pm to 7pm (Pre-Theatre Menu)
    Friday to Saturday - 3.30pm to 7pm (Pre-Theatre Menu)
    Sunday - 3.30pm to 7pm (Pre-Theatre Menu)

    Monday to Thursday - 5pm to 9.30pm (A La Carte Menu)
    Friday to Saturday - 3.30pm to 9.30pm (A La Carte Menu)
    Sunday - 7pm to 9.30pm (A La Carte Menu)

  • Phone number

    0141 572 0575

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

1 Course £5.95; 2 Course £7.50; 3 Course £8.95; Monday to Thursday 12noon to 2pm; Friday to Sunday 12noon to 3.30pm

Starters

  • Zuppa Minestrone

    Home made minestrone soup

    • Bruschetta

      Bruschetta with fresh tomato, basil and mozzarella

      • Gamberetti in Salsa Rosa

        Grilled tomatoes, asparagus and prawn cocktail salad

        • Alette Di Pollo

          Spicy chicken wings with red wine and herb sauce

          • Paté della Casa

            Smooth chicken liver paté and toasted bread

            • Funghi Fritti

              Deep fried garlic mushrooms with garlic mayonnaise

              • Arancini

                Arancini rice balls stuff with tomato and mozzarella

                Desserts

                • Gelato

                  Italian Ice Cream

                  • Profiteroles

                    Cream pastry served with chocolate sauce

                    • Tiramisu

                      Traditional Italian tiramisu

                      Mains

                      • Lambs Liver 'Veneziana'

                        Sautéed lamb liver 'veneziana'

                        • Ribeye alla Griglia

                          Served with potatoes and vegetables; Grilled rib-eye steak with garlic butter or pepper sauce (extra £4.50)

                          • Pollo Funghetto

                            Served with potatoes and vegetables; Pan fried chicken breast with a mushroom and cream sauce

                            • Mussels

                              West coast mussels in a spicy tomato and herb sauce

                              • Pollo Milanese

                                Breaded chicken served with spaghetti napoletana

                                • Penna Arrabbiata

                                  Penne served with garlic, chilli and tomato sauce; Extra £1 for additional toppings

                                  • Lasagna al Forno

                                    Home made meat lasagna

                                    • Pizza

                                      Extra £1 for additional toppings, Choice of: margherita | pepperoni cabana | napoletana | mushroom

                                      • Insalata Pollo Caeser

                                        Chicken caeser salad

                                        • Pulcinella Burger

                                          6oz Aberdeen angus burger served with salad and chips. (extra £2)

                                          What 234 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          4.3
                                          4.3 based on all time ratings
                                          • 4.4Food
                                          • 4.3Service
                                          • 4.2Ambience
                                          • 4.5Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          1. CM

                                            CalumM

                                            Glasgow

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 13 March 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            As ever, very friendly, personable, attentive and fab value for money. Always a treat! 😊

                                          2. J

                                            Jeaniedeans

                                            Glasgow

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 13 March 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A quiet early evening meaning attentive and friendly staff who were happy to humour us. Meal was all lovely and cocktails were yummy and reasonably priced. Set menu great, but I had to go for the tasty tiramisu from the main menu for my favourite dessert. Will return!!!!

                                          3. JL

                                            JamesL

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 13 March 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            As always with this little gem the meal was excellent, I invited 5 work mates along for their first experience and all were of the same high opinion that the staff , service , food and atmosphere not forgetting the wine we’re all fantastic

                                          4. CF

                                            CharlotteF

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 9 March 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We visit here every time we visit Glasgow and have never had a bad experience. Lovely food, lovely staff and excellent value for money. Our favourite place to go!

                                          5. S

                                            Steevie

                                            London

                                            149 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            149 reviews

                                            Dined on 5 March 2020

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            I love coming to this place. Very friendly. Food is always spot on.

                                          6. MG

                                            MargaretG

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 15 February 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            As usual had a great time and lovely meal. 1st class food and service .

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Glasgow

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 8 February 2020

                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                            Had a la carte menu, 3 courses. Food was good & service. Would not say anything special or above the average Italian. The set menu looked like value for money. For that we would return - for a special meal, wouldn’t chose again.

                                          8. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Glasgow

                                            45 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            45 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 February 2020

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Really enjoyed the meal we had. We had the early evening menu which is well priced and had a good choice of dishes for both the two course and three course option. Will definitely be back

                                          9. SW

                                            SaleW

                                            Glasgow

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 2 February 2020

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Lovely pre theatre meal v good value.nice house wine, pleasant staff..was quiet when we there but would definitely return.

                                          10. BS

                                            BarbaraS

                                            Dunbartonshire

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 18 January 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Pulchinella is a lovely place to eat. Great service and fabulous food and wine. Feels very homely and welcoming.

                                          11. JN

                                            JoNich

                                            Glasgow

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 18 January 2020

                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                            This is a great wee restaurant, especially if you go for the lunch or pre theatre menu. Fabulous value for money. Customer service is great too.

                                          12. f

                                            fiona

                                            Warwickshire

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 13 January 2020

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Lovely restaurant with very reasonable prices. Service was quick.

                                          13. TO

                                            TraceyO

                                            Glasgow

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 5 January 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We go frequently and it really is a wee hidden gem - value for money and lovely service. Food is amazing

                                          14. JC

                                            JimC

                                            Glasgow

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 January 2020

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We’ve been to Pulcinella several times, both for lunch and dinner. The staff are always friendly and attentive. They must enjoy working there because they’ve been there for years. The food is always excellent and the set menu provides just the right size portions so you are full but not stuffed. Nice friendly relaxed atmosphere too.

                                          15. DE

                                            DianeE

                                            Glasgow

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on 27 December 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food never disappoints and as always the service was excellent.... we had loads of time and they were happy for us to stay longer than average table time, spent more than 3 hours before going to evening Panto... thank you all so much 😉

                                          16. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 23 December 2019

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Very good value for money family lunch pre-panto. Would be happy to go back again.

                                          17. JY

                                            JoanneY

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 13 November 2019

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Decent food, lovely service and a very nice ambience.

                                          18. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 9 November 2019

                                            overall3food4service4ambience2

                                            We enjoyed our night at Pulcinella but would have preferred to have been in the main part of the restaurant rather than by the window. Although we’d obviously booked they seemed to have a problem finding our booking (possibly explaining the poor table we had).

                                          19. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 9 November 2019

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            The three course lunch menu very good value.

                                          20. HW

                                            HeatherW

                                            Vancouver

                                            11 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on 7 November 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A lovely, authentic Italian eatery. Delicious calzones and pizza. Large space and perfect for couple or group dining.

                                          21. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Glasgow

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on 26 October 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Love Pulchinella

                                          22. JL

                                            JL17

                                            Glasgow

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 4 October 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Love Pulchinella, it's a real go to place whenever I visit Glasgow - fantastic range of food and great atmosphere. Staff attentive and friendly. Have the fish stew, it's the best ever!!

                                          23. d

                                            dennisn

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 30 September 2019

                                            overall2food1service2ambience3

                                            Been here a few times in the past about a year ago and it was always good but the last experience was dreadful staff ok but food absolutely crap. Cheap ingredients cooked badly ☹️

                                          24. PH

                                            PaulineH

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 28 September 2019

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Recommended to me to try by a family member. Met a few friends for lunch and was very impressed with the food and so were my guests. I look forward to visiting again and I would heartily recommend this to anyone

                                          25. JT

                                            JoshT

                                            New England

                                            16 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on 26 September 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Just a fantastic evening! Carbonara was PERFECT! Exactly how we remember it when in Italy. The manager is fun and a great time was had by all!

                                          26. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Glasgow

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 26 September 2019

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            A great place to have great good with great company... a big thanks to all the staff who made us feel welcome.

                                          27. G

                                            Giacomo

                                            Edinburgh

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 10 August 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We were in Glasgow 3 days, and we went for lunch to Pulcinella every day. Excellent quality of food for Glasgow, outstanding service and menu that reflects Italian cuisine very well. Absolutely recommended.

                                          28. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 25 June 2019

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Great food and wine at reasonable prices. Friendly and prompt service as well.

                                          29. GM

                                            GregM

                                            Glasgow

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 25 April 2019

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            The food here is very good within its price bracket. Extremely good value and service very efficient.

                                          30. CW

                                            CarolineW

                                            Glasgow

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 13 March 2019

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            This restaurant looked smaller from the outside however when you get in its spacious and comfortable. The staff were friendly and very attentive. The food was delicious and very reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant.

                                          31. B

                                            Belle54

                                            Glasgow

                                            3 reviews

                                            2.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 27 December 2018

                                            overall2food2service3ambience3

                                            Chose this restaurant as it had been a firm favourite some 20 years ago. Whilst I accept we chose from the festive menu, the options were not great. The starter, paté, came as a 'dollop' on the plate with white pan bread, toasted, and a few lettuce leafs! Presentation was not great...a few slices of tomato could have been included. My main was lasagne. Looked and tasted like a reheated meal. My friend took the liver which was 'okay'. No dessert taken. Coffees..luke warm. Reordered as 'extra hot'....but much the same as first one. Overall disappointing.

                                          32. FA

                                            FrancesA

                                            Glasgow

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 12 December 2018

                                            overall4food3service3ambience3

                                            Nice place. Decent food and service for the money. Not much of an atmosphere though considering it was Xmas lunch. No crackers on the table either.

                                          33. J

                                            Jane46a

                                            Glasgow

                                            6 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on 9 October 2018

                                            overall3food3service1ambience3

                                            When I arrived early for my table they were able to accommodate my seat however then the staff did not come near me. I think it may have been as I was sitting on my own and my sister had not yet arrived. After 20 minutes I called the waiter over to ask for a drink having expected to at least have been offered one. The food was okay, really good value for money.

                                          34. L

                                            Londonvisitor

                                            London

                                            9 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on 6 October 2018

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Good tasty food, seemed to be home prepared and fresh. Also noticeable how large the portions were, so nobody went home hungry!

                                          35. TS

                                            TriciaS

                                            Glasgow

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 5 October 2018

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            A lovely resturant with great ambience. Busy on Friday night, but not too noisy. Service was wonderful. Prompt, pleasant and not overwhelming. Food delightfully. Good sized portions, not overly big and off putting. Never felt rushed. Definatly a place to visit with friends

                                          36. KC

                                            KimC

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 28 September 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Highly recommend this Resturant for anybody eating in Glasgow

                                          37. PM

                                            PaulM

                                            San Francisco

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 18 August 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A great restaurant, well laid out. Bar prices are good for a restaurant. Service is quick and attentive, food is excellent and of great value. Pre-Theatre and Lunch menus are excellent with a good variety of choices including vegetarian options.

                                          38. LD

                                            LindaD

                                            London

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on 11 August 2018

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            Excellent food and great service. Ambience very welcoming

                                          39. CA

                                            CATHE

                                            Glasgow

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 19 July 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Returned here with friends who hadn't been before. The service was good and nothing too much trouble. Our friends were very impressed with the food and also the fact that we were able to swap between the lunch menu and A la Carts menu. They needed also impressed with the quality of the food and Indeed said that they would definitely return.

                                          40. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Toronto

                                            2 reviews

                                            2.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 11 July 2018

                                            overall2food4service1ambience2

                                            Our appetizer arrived before our drinks and we had to follow up for them. I held onto the wine list for when our meal arrived and after the food came we scarcely saw someone again. No one inquired about another beverage or how our food was. The food was good but sadly the service poor. I would not go back.

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                                          Pulcinella - Glasgow is rated 4.3 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

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                                          Additional information

                                          • Area

                                            Glasgow

                                          • Hours of Operation

                                            Monday to Thursday - 12noon to 1.45pm (Lunch Menu)
                                            Friday to Saturday - 12noon to 3.30pm (Lunch Menu)
                                            Sunday - 1pm to 3.30pm (Lunch Menu)

                                            Monday to Thursday - 5pm to 7pm (Pre-Theatre Menu)
                                            Friday to Saturday - 3.30pm to 7pm (Pre-Theatre Menu)
                                            Sunday - 3.30pm to 7pm (Pre-Theatre Menu)

                                            Monday to Thursday - 5pm to 9.30pm (A La Carte Menu)
                                            Friday to Saturday - 3.30pm to 9.30pm (A La Carte Menu)
                                            Sunday - 7pm to 9.30pm (A La Carte Menu)

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Italian

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Dining

                                          • Dress Code

                                            Casual Dress

                                          • Parking Details

                                            None

                                          • Payment Options

                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Additional

                                            Full Bar, Wine

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