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Pulcinella Ristorante

6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3808
+1 703-893-7777
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (34 reviews)
“contorni” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
6852 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101-3808
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently went to this local Italy restaurant and it is a very warm and nice one. It also has a banquet room downstairs. Most guests were local and it also has the family atmosphere. We had Eggplant Parmigiana and Pollo Parmigiana and both were tasty...More

Thank Jean S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hard review to write. Pulcinella is a McLean institution. Its staying power in a hum drum location says a lot about its popularity. The food is good for what it is---Italian comfort food. The selection of dishes is very large, and the...More

Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice people work here, but the food is very basic average Italian. I think the best item is the pizza. Otherwise, nice atmosphere, quick service and lots of waiters available.

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am part of a group that meets in the area on a regular basis. We have used this restaurant because you can book a big space at a weeks notice. They don't charge for the room. However, I second the review that when you...More

1  Thank Heather A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this place does not look like much but on the inside it is warm, friendly, clean and well lit. The food was excellent. The service for a large party was good and the server was very helpful about our gluten free needs....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We enjoyed our dinner with close friends. The food and service are good. Thus is our first visit. Parking is not easy.

Thank mfp325
Reviewed 22 May 2017

But the last three times we ate there the crust was undercooked and soggy, even after asking for it to be extra crispy/crunchy/cooked last time. Service is great, very attentive without hovering. I just wish the great pizza would come back.

Thank Bluestar2017
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Had dinner take-out. Clean, busy. Tight parking. Caesar salad was average, ample and tasty. The minestrone soup was more than ample, very tasty, hot, flavorful. The spaghetti with meat sauce was average but ample. No Parmesan cheese, though. Average wait time for food to be...More

Thank lmsgroup
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

Thank Retiree55578
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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