Pulcinella

Pulcinella

The Americas

0.5 miles
167 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UQ
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Pulcinella is a classic character from 17th-Century Neopolitan puppetry (who some of us might know better as 'Punch') with a long nose and a vicious temperament. Luckily, manager of this fine Italian restaurant, Marco Francheschini, shares none of these characteristics - he will treat you like an old friend and, rather than beating you with a stick, will introduce you to some wonderfully authentic Italian cuisine.

As soon as you set foot in the door, you will be surrounded by colourful, flamboyant decor and the laughter and cheerful chit-chat of happy customers, transporting you a million miles away from busy Hope Street. The service at Pulcinella is as swift and efficient as can be, and the waiting staff will be happy to guide you through the menu, recommending plates of pasta to remind you of a recent trip to Tuscany, or pizzas to provoke you to plan a trip to Naples.

Pulcinella's pizzaiolo has won awards for his thin, perfectly crisp crust and delicious toppings. The menu will delight the vegetarians amongst you, with dishes such as spaghetti Pulcinella, with fresh peas, baby spinach and cherry tomatoes, tossed with garlic and chilli, and insalata ortolano - a warm salad of grilled vegetables with a Parmesan dressing. If you prefer meat or fish, I defy you to not be tempted by the specials board. Pulcinella thoroughly deserves its excellent reputation for fresh locally sourced produce, and this is evident in dishes such as vitello Milanese - veal coated in breadcrumbs and served with spaghetti - which do their best to tempt you away from the à la carte menu.

Pulcinella's wine list is comprehensive to say the least, offering an excellent selection of Italian as well as New World wines. Draught Italian beer, bottled beer and cider is also available. This restaurant can easily cater for large parties as well as intimate dinners for two. So, if you want to treat your significant other to a romantic meal and can't quite afford Venice, this little piece of Italy in the heart of Glasgow is the next best thing
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Opening Hours:
Mon:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm
Tues:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm
Weds:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm
Thurs:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm
Fri:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm
Sat:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm
Sun:12pm-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm