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Pulcini Ristorante Italiano

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Av. Dr. Antunes Guimaraes 335, Leca da Palmeira 4450-650, Portugal
+351 22 403 0316
19:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Mon 19:30 - 23:30
Wed - Thu 19:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a hankering for true Italian food, look no further; this restaurant will not disappoint. Here you can taste food as if you were in Italy, with flavours you will unlikely find in any other restaurant. The owner and cook, Claudio Pulcini, is attentive to every detail of the Italian palate: he sources his ingredients meticulously from all... More 

Thank SarahGuido
1 review
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great Italian homemade food, nice people & good prices!! Very good pastas and desserts with traditional ingredients!

Thank Catarina T
Porto, Portugal
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to eat an Italian pasta you must go to Pulcini. The best Italian restaurant in Porto. For entrance pick the caprese with lovely pesto ice cream! A pizza to share! Afterward the carbonara is great. The ravioli are excellent. Gnocchi al pesto are just delicious. At the end save some space for the home made tiramisu!!!!

Thank Susana M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

My expectations were really high. Before we decided to go to this restaurant we read the comments and evaluations here on tripadvisor. So the things started very well. The entrance was very good. But the dishes.... Omg, I don't want to remember that again. I asked a carbonara and was impossible for me to eat that crap. The pasta was... More 

Thank Andreia C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Lovely, small italian restaurant with a family feel. We ate here several times during our stay - Food delicious & service great. My companion requested a difference to the dish on the menu and was very well looked after. I would recommend making a reservation for weekend dining.

Thank annettesjl
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Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Nice place, poor starter (anti pasti misto ) 2 mains pasta (very good but crap quantity) bottle of wine, 1 pudding (very good to share - tiramisu) and coffees 65€ ????? Jesus, it's leça da Palmeira NOT london or paris.

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andreapulcini82, Gerente at Pulcini Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

HI, thanks for your visit and for your opinion . Normally the price is expensive if you choose a wine from 20 euro, as it is written in the menu. Normally the average price per person is about 20 Euros, depending a lot from what you drink. More 

Porto, Portugal
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

Every time we feel the need to have traditional Italian food we pay Pulcini's a visit. This Italian family will make you feel welcome and at home. The food is amazing and portions are not snob at all. Limoncello tiramisu is a must have!

Thank JoaoAraujo1980
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Good Italian Restaurant in a small and pleasant space. Pasta is very fresh and we see making that in the cuisine. The service is very good. Only the prices are a little bit high.

Thank João R
Porto, Portugal
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a small restaurant facing the Leixões Harbour, the pizza is delicious, and I can say that this is a place I recommend to everyone.

1 Thank Ramiro O
Porto, Portugal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Pulcini is a lovely restaurant. The atmosphere was very good and the food was amazing. I don't remember having an Italian meal in Porto as good as this was. A delicious tiramissu in the end was the cherry on top of the cake. The bad thing was the time they took to bring our meals. The restaurant wasn't full at... More 

1 Thank Andre P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Dr. Antunes Guimaraes 335, Leca da Palmeira 4450-650, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Leca da Palmeira
  • Phone Number: +351 22 403 0316
A typical Italian restaurant, the only completely Italian restaurant (food, music and personal), where you can try the true flavors of the roman food in a family environment

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