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Pulcinella Ristorante

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6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3808
+1 703-893-7777
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been going to Pulcinella for over 10 years now, and we've never been disappointed. Food is always good, bread is unbelievable, nice wines at reasonable prices, service is good even when really crowded, plus, IT'S NOT A CHAIN! Butternut squash ravioli may be the best dish anywhere in Northern Virginia. Sure the dining room is a tad dated, but... More 

Thank VirginiaFamily19
Edmond, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service, wonderful atmosphere and wonderful food. Traditional Italian food with wonderful experience.

Thank alburchfield01
McLean, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with excellent pizza and breakfast...Pizza is wood fired. Pasta dishers are very good too. I love their in house baked warm bread with butter. Lovely neighborhood atmosphere is very charming.

Thank SSM1962
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We wanted something simple but not fast food. This place pooped up on the tripadvisor radar so we gave it a try. It was like a neighborhood restaurant but big enough so that getting a table was not a problem. Extensive menu. We had Pizza, Meatballs, grilled Italian Veggies and salads. Delicious sauce and the veggies were a real treat... More 

Thank lewmills
McLean, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Pulcinella's is a popular go-to restaurant for friends and family. Staff is unfailingly courteous, and service is excellent. Traditional dishes are well prepared, and there are always special dishes available. Pescetarians, vegetarians, and meat lovers can all find an entree to please. Take away available.

Thank Karen B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We've been going here for years. The food is good (not great) but the atmosphere is charming. It is a local place that has earned the repeat business of many in our area. The service is always charming and it is a good value for the money.

Thank McLean1916
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Pulcinella is our go-to place for carryout pizza--I typically get a plain Margharita, but their white pizza is good, too. The pasta dishes are very good here, as well, and they have a delicious in-house-baked bread that goes with entrees. We do not eat in here because it feels crowded and is too noisy for good conversation. But I would... More 

1 Thank Betsy S
McLean, Virginia
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289 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast and service was not as sharp as prior times. Also food was somewhat bland. Good dining room but need to pay attention to detail or will lose business.

Thank jadon06
Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pulcinella serves most standard recipes, plus a few originals. And the pizza is wood-fired, This is favorite of local McLean patrons.

Thank PeterMKehoe
McLean, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Has two seating areas. Downstairs is good for group meetings while being served. Service could be better, but turns out allright in the end.

Thank Kooijt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3808
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-893-7777

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