Pulcinella Ristorante Italiano

3.5/5
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Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Seafood,

Features

  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Bring Your Own Wine,
  • Restaurant With Live Entertainment,
  • Restaurant With Parking,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Upscale,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
3687 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8W 1P7
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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denn4067
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Waited to long before anybody came to table. (35 min) Ordered wine when server came & told her if wine doesnt arrive in 2 min. then were gone. Wine bottle did arrive in 2 min. But then an unnecessary wait for food to arrive. Wild Boar seemed non-existent in main dish. Had to change price on bill for wine.( charged for 1 L instead of 750ml) Service definitely needs improvement.( Pour wine into our glasses during meal & ask us how the food is during meal)

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 2/5
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Lori4306
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Love the food, the ambience and Mario

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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prooster
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fantastic food and atmosphere. luigi is the best.

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Restaurantica12
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December 2012 - Pricey, but great

I'm surprised this restaurant only has a 3-star rating average. It is definitely overpriced, but definitely worth it for a splurge. Arugula salad and soup were good, but the real winner was the osso bucco pasta. I honestly can't remember when I had Italian food this good. One of my new fave places for a splurge, despite the priciness.

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Restaurantica12
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amazing

Wow, all I have to say.. food was amazing I went with 4 of my friends and everything we got was perfect. The pizza is was great pasta was cooked to perfection I recommend the butternut squash ravioli. I have no complaints my waiter was hilarious and very attentive and had a great knowledge of wine. They had a lovely guitarist playing and singing songs all evening. The ambiance was absolutely spectacular. I will be back and will recommend this to anyone who enjoys fine foods and a beautiful atmosphere

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Restaurantica12
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Not So italian

service lacked, nothing worse when you go to a place and the waiter thinks he is right. Menu was well overpriced for the quality and portion size. was looking for was a nice italian meal..........all we recieved was small portions and a huge bill...........will not be back

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Restaurantica12
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Went for a birthday party, we didn't get the area we reserved. Our drink order took over 30 minutes to take and deliver. The waiter seemed "lost". When the reservation was made we were told we could get a particular item off the munch menu for dinner. The waiter argued with us to the point we had to ask to speak to the manager. The pasta was of perfect tenderness, but over priced for the serving size. Overall, a huge disappointment for all.

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February 27, 2020

Outstanding find!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2020

The setting, service and food were wonderful. We had a great time and look forward to coming back. Warm, friendly server, very helpful. He very kindly swapped my white wine for red, and was always pleasant, attentive, never intrusive. Two thumbs up!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2020

We have been coming here for years and Love, Love, Love the food, service and the staff at Pulcinella Restorante and Wine Bar!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2020

It was a great lunch and a comfortable, welcoming venue for a gathering of friends. The waiter did an excellent job of gauging the timing and was very professional. The food was very tasty and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for making the lunch a relaxed and happy occasion.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2020

Great first visit. Winterlicious was a really good value. Looking forward to a return in the future.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 14, 2020

First time and we’ll be back. Great to have a friendly, and modern option in the neighborhood.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2020

Nicest surprise, first time and the service and food were excellent

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2020

Really enjoyed the Winterlicious menu. Had the veal piccata (which is why I chose this restaurant as I was heading home and had just come from a play in Toronto and I had not been here before and this was the specific entree I was looking for on the Winterlicious restaurant choices). It was terrific as was the arancini appetizer and tiramisu. Very attentive and personable service. Lovely decor. Will definitely head back there again when I'm in the area again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2020

Most of the food was great but a couple of notable exceptions in the pasta area. Our server was friendly but not overly engaging - depends on what you want from them I suppose. My pasta (Penne Alla Vodka) was starchy, swimming in too much sauce (sauce was good though) and the bacon was next to non-existent and what was there was fatty and tasteless. However, arancini, caprese salad, tiramisu, lemon cheesecake - all were excellent. Valpolicella wine was also spectacular

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

February 8, 2020

We loved the meal, the service, the restaurant and will be back again for sure. Thanks!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 7, 2020

A very nice restaurant with friendly, fast service and great food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 7, 2020

Very nice experience! Great food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 6, 2020

Lovely service lovely food!!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2020

Amazing evening with excellent service and delicious food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2020

Nice restaurant, very good food and good service. It would be nice if customers were asked if they want a straw before they are brought automatically to the table. This will waste fewer straws and plastic.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 3, 2020

We always love it there, never had a bad meal and the food is always superb.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

Absoluety fantastic!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

We were seated in the basement, which I found to be cold and damp. We were not told ahead of time that that may be a possibility, nor were we given a choice. The waiter, while not rude, seemed to be in a rush, not engaging and a bit flustered. A mistake of plus $33 was made - good thing we caught it. The pasta Bolognese was tasteless and bland, the veal am limone was much too salty, the tiramisu offered as part of Winterlicious was a scoop of the cake ( mostly cream) which was haphazardly dumped into a glass. There were 6 of us in our party and 5 of us got our desserts a good 10 minutes before the 6 person got here We had already finished eating ours by that point. The bottle of white wine was taken back to the bar " to keep it cold" - which meant we had to wait to get the waiter's attention in order to get our glass refilled - it should have been left in an ice bucket at our table. Amateur restaurant I would never go back nor recommend it to anyone.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

February 2, 2020

Terribly disappointed. I booked this family dinner due to several positive experiences in the past and my family were looking forward to another great evening out. Check in went well as we were acknowledged and greeted promptly, then our hostess started to look for a table for us and things quickly turned. Since it was before 6pm the restaurant was mainly empty as there were only a few tables occupied but yet she seem to struggle to sit us at a number of tables that was available, she continue to say that she was concerned that we wouldn't have enough time to enjoy our meals because due to the reservations that we booked we would have to relinquish our table to the next booking at 7pm (our booking was 6pm). We were then ushered down to the basement and was told that down here we could take our time and enjoy our meals, what was shocking to me was that even the server seems surprised they brought him guests as the tables were not set and he had to quickly set it for us, the hostess left us down there. After the table was set my wife returned from the ladies room and asked why we were down in the basement when the dinning room was mostly empty, that was the point we decided to leave as this wasn't what the experience we were expecting and was looking for.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

February 2, 2020

Server was lovely, hostess was not. Salads were amazing but main course (chicken) was not hot.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 1, 2020

Server was very good. I was unimpressed with the female owner (blonde lady) who seemed to be drunk on the job. We were sitting by the bar and we saw her drinking, and she was being very loud. Hard to have conversation and enjoy each others company.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2020

Great service and food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2020

We visited Pulcinella on the first day of Winterlicious and the restaurant was the busiest we've ever seen it. The food was delicious as usual!! The restaurant was very noisy by the time we left....we really had to speak loudly to hear each other. But that just lets you know that this restaurant is popular!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2020

Very classy place. They were swamped with it being Winterlicious, and there was a long wait for our table as they were behind in reservations, but the delicious food was so worth it! Moreover, the hostess was gracious and apologetic and even bought everyone waiting in line a round of drinks, on the house! Excellent food and service, highly recommend! (we ordered the lemon veal and chicken marsala)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2020

First time at this restaurant but will definitely be back. Everything about it was fabulous. This is a hidden gem.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2020

I ordered the lemon cheesecake. The menu said it came with pistachio crust. When it arrived I asked our server (who was fantastic) where it was? He went to the kitchen and all I heard was the chef/cook swearing and upset, the F bomb was heard loud and clear. It made me feel bad, when I shouldnt because the menu said it, so I'm not sure why the kitchen was so upset when all I asked for was what the menu stated. Food was great, service great, atmosphere great. Just ruined it for me at the end with the vulgarity.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2020

Amazing food and amazing service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2020

Food was excellent and sevice was outstanding. Great evening. Thank you!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 18, 2020

Restaurant was not busy, only a couple of other tables occupied. Servier was friendly and attentive.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2020

We had amazing service at dinner. Anastacio our server was so entertaining, and funny. Thanks for a great atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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