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Pulcinella Ristorante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
10 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 4 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 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Betsy S
McLean, Virginia
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274 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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
United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited this little slice of Italy with friends who live in Mclean. Having visited Italy many times we found this place very pleasing. I had a pizza with my own toppings. Even an egg on it. Like they do in Italy. The waiter was somewhat surprised at my request and he asked how I wanted my egg doing. The... More 

Thank UKoutcast
Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We met a couple in Italy and decided to visit them in Virginia and have dinner together at an Italian restaurant. Pulcinella felt very much like the places we ate at in Italy last fall. The food was delicious, the server friendly, and the atmosphere comfortable. We loved the zucchini and calamari appetizer that we shared. The shrimp and clams... More 

Thank BettyK123
Great Falls, Virginia
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174 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I really am not sure why this place is not crowded for breakfast. It is always been one of my favorite places for Italian food for dinner and this is my second time there for breakfast. Rather extensive menu of omelettes, pancakes, French toast, a variety of egg dishes, crapes and more. Complementary brioche bread toast served with wonderful jams.... More 

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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, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?