Pulcinella - Glasgow

4.3
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257 reviews
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£25 and under
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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).

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The three course lunch menu very good value.

HW
Vancouver
8 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.

OT
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pulchinella

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JL
Glasgow
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!!

d
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 ☹️

PH
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

JT
San Francisco
12 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!

OT
Glasgow
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.

G
Edinburgh
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

GM
Glasgow
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.

CW
Glasgow
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.

B
Glasgow
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.

FA
1 review
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.

J
Glasgow
5 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.

l
London
5 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!

TS
Glasgow
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

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend this Resturant for anybody eating in Glasgow

PM
San Francisco
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.

LD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and great service. Ambience very welcoming

CA
Glasgow
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.

OT
Toronto
1 review
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A hidden gem in my opinion. Hadn’t heard of it until going on the open table app. Traditional Italian food that was delicious and very good value for money. I thought the traditional Italian decor was a nice touch too. It was very quiet which is why it got a slightly lower star rating than 5 but other than that I really enjoyed it. Will definitely be back.

OT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our party of 7 enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. Staff were very accommodating to food allergy requests. Service was quick and food was delicious.

c
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Starter was undercooked and main was over cooked. Waitress did not ask during the meal if everything was ok, only asked when clearing up. Food obviously was under a hot grill as never have eaten a crispy well done dry salmon before. Full meal was charged, can honestly say I’d never eat there again or recommend.

AD
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, fab wine, great service, thoroughly recommend

SM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dining experience staff were very friendly and attentive.Food very good and good value for money.Would recommend this restaurant to friends and family .

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food... yummy!

J
Glasgow
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Restaurant is basic! Not a night out. Food is good.

DE
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the staff could not have been more welcoming. I had a relaxed Mother’s Day lunch with my mum, so relaxed we had 2 bottles of wine and were not rushed at all. Thank you again for a great lunch.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

good classic lasagne and reasonably priced decent wine.

AL
Glasgow
22 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited on Saturday evening. On entry we were welcomed at the door by a very nice member of staff. We were showed to our table and the waiter took the time to explain the menu to us. He even recommended a lovely bottle of wine to try with our meal. Although the restaurant was very busy at the time the service could not have been better. the food as always was superb and the ambience of the whole place made for a very enjoyable night out. I would highly recommend this lovely establishment and look forward to returning in the future.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to pulcinella and we will definitely be back . There was plenty choice on the menu , I’m quite a fussy eater but there were several options for me . The service was great and we found it very reasonably priced , can’t wait to visit again .

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, great menu choice, fantastic dishes & good beverages, lovely Italian staff, we could have been in Italy. Highly recommended and our favourite meal of the stay.

DC
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant . Authentic cuisine
real value for money and friendly service
would recommend this restaurant to any one travelling to Glasgow and looking for a really nice italian with tasty food and wine ,great value
will defiantly be back

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here quite a lot and always find the staff, service, food and drinks are reasonable and very pleasant.

C
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service. Lovely evening as always

r
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, great service & fantastic food at a very reasonable rate!

J
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in pleasant surroundings with friendly and helpful staff. What’s not to like?