Pulcinella's Italian Restaurant

North Hills

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In a Nutshell

  • Handmade pizza dough
  • Variety of authentic dishes
  • Welcoming, casual atmosphere
  • Family-owned business

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Must purchase food item. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Vintage Ferraris ran on a high-octane mixture of tomato sauce and parmesan, a savory blend that eventually turned petty car thieves into bona-fide pasta barons. Get a baron's share of this desirable concoction with today's deal: for $8, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Pulcinella’s, near Quail Hollow. A food item must be purchased with this Groupon to receive drinks.

The family-owned neighborhood eatery whips up authentic Italian fare in a casual atmosphere devoid of sauce-sipping hummingbirds. Visitors can sample a wide range of tantalizing menu options that include pasta, pizza, seafood, and meat. Test-drive your tongue on savory lasagna ($10) or subdue smaller hunger tremors with calamari fritti ($6.95) and microscopic ravioli exposed to a shrinking laser. Made from fresh, homemade dough, Pulcinella's pizzas come in hand-tossed Neapolitan style or thick Sicilian style baked in a square pan. The thin-crust Pulcinella special combines all of the eatery's toppings—including sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoni, black olives, anchovies, beef, mushrooms, banana peppers, and more—on one crust ($19 for a 16-inch), whereas the Sicilian cheese comes in one size for $13.95, plus $1.75 per additional topping. Guzzle domestic ($3.95) and import ($4.95) brews, or wash down your meal with vinos by the glass ($4.95) or bottle ($15–$25).

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Citysearchers give Pulcinella's a five-star average, and TripAdvisors give it an average of four stars:

  • Pulcinella's is the best food (italian or otherwise) in Raleigh! We have been there 3 times and can't get enough. – hmwolfpack, Citysearch
  • …the pizza is out of this world. I have had pizza all over NYC and this is the closest I have ever come to NY style pizza. – raleighbound, TripAdvisor


Sicilian-born chef Franco Cominato continues to man the stovetops at Pulcinella's, a task he has performed since the restaurant first opened more than 10 years ago. He relies on his knowledge of his native land when creating thick-crusted, Sicilian-style pizzas as well as thinner, Neapolitan-style pies, each available with sun-dried tomatoes, sausage, banana peppers, and 11 other toppings. But pizza’s only part of the story; zesty or spicy marinara adorns the pasta platters, and sautéed chicken breasts emerge in either a citrusy white-wine sauce or a rich and creamy marsala sauce. Guests feast on these dishes in a dining room where sconces light burnt-orange walls, which are adorned with gilt-framed paintings of Italian cities and the Roman Coliseum's famously decadent hopscotch tournaments.:m]]

Customer Reviews

Great service
Dorothy C. · September 10, 2012
I've always had a good experience (customer service and food) at Pulcinella's. Will definitely return with or without a Groupon.
Barbra J. · September 3, 2012
Have been going there since day one and absolutely love all the food (house dressing) and the owners
Debbie H. · September 3, 2012
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    North Hills

    4412 Falls Of Neuse Rd.

    Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

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