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Pulcinella Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3808
+1 703-893-7777
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Seattle, Washington
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an average neighborhood italian restaurant. Prices are fair, service is good. Our food was fine but not noteworthy and one dish was served almost room temperature.

Thank 100QA
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411 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for brunch after church and found this to be a nice place. Had a ham and cheese omelet with a very small portion of potatoes. The omelet was cooked just right. Sat in a back corner where the noise level was very low. Great for talking. Service was good. Would return.

Thank Retiree55578
McLean VA
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of friends went to Pulcinella last Sunday for brunch and were very disappointed. To say the wait staff was inattentive would be rating them higher than they deserve. I had to beg to get my first cup of coffee and when the food was served several of the selections were so undercooked that the omelets were running.

Thank TompMcLeanVA
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Our historical society booked a banquet room in the basement of this place. When we arrived, we discovered​ that they had divided our space in half, so it was not possible to accommodate all of our people with reservations. We reserved the room from 6:00 to 9:45. At 8:30, they began to tell us to leave. As it turned out,... More 

3 Thank DCdevildog
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Despite name changes, ownership changes and overall downtown Mclean changes, this stable of Mclean continues to produce affordable Italian fare that is really good.Enjoy

1 Thank wahoo68
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 

2 Thank VirginiaFamily19
Edmond, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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
Reviewed 18 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
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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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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?