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Italian, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience Italian food at its best, accompanied by a great atmosphere and friendly staff look no further than this place. We've been many times before but on this occasion, took my wife, father in law and eldest son so celebrate him...passing his C2 (expert) in French earlier in the week. The service was great as usual, and the food second to none - and that was for all three courses. My father-in-law, 87, said it was some of the tastiest food he'd ever eaten! Highly recommended and great value. Go!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

A fantastic Italian restaurant that I can't recommend more highly. If you haven't been go! I've been several times in the last few months and each time has been wonderful. The food is amazing. The focaccia is the best I've ever had and all forms...of garlic bread are truly delicious. We've had a range of the starters which have been so good but the sauce with the king prawns is unbelievable and the daily fresh pasta which you can have as a starter or main is a delight. The pizza is the best around for miles and miles and all my family love the different pasta options. We've also had range of the fish and steak options - let's just say this is our favourite place to go for any celebration. One last point, the staff are so welcoming and friendly- they really add to the whole experience.... Forgot to mention the deserts....heaven.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

lovely restaurant, food amazing as usual, staff are fantastic and always remember us. always a warm welcome. granddaughters new favourite place too

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

Brilliant as always. Wouldn’t go anywhere else for an Italian, very authentic food and atmosphere with great service.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

Food was amazing as always. Such good hospitality as well, you always feel looked after AND on top of all that the value is really really good. Will be returning as usual!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Thankyou so much to the staff , including the chefs on a wonderful meal. The staff were so friendly and entertaining and the food was on a whole other level. Can’t recommend enough

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Fantastic night as always. Food was delicious. The team here are very helpful and attentive. Always a special place for us.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

We came here for my daughter’s 18th birthday meal. We had the early bird menu and it was fantastic. Lovely food, great value and lovely staff. One of the best local restaurants we have been too. Will definitely return

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023

Came for wedding anniversary, as we do every year, as well as several times a year for birthdays etc,. Food was brilliant, staff attentive and want to deliver the best possible. Even remember us from previous visits. Highly recommend and will 100% be returning.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

it was for my birthday and the 3rd time we had been. Service was spot on and the food was excellent. This made for a very good experience and we can recommend this restaurant. Thank you Max we are all good

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

At this restraunt, we would rate the overall experience 4/5 stars. We ordered the lasagna al forno, the spaghetti bolognaise, seafood paella plate, chips, garlic bread, and an Americana pizza. For the food, all was great apart from an area of improvement for the pizzas,...this would be that it could do with a lot more tomato and cheese, more evenly spread across the pizza as it was more in blobs- other wise the taste was great. I’d especially recommend the garlic bread there, I get this everytime I go. The service is good aswell, along with a romantic atmosphere- perfect for dates- but can get very crowded and loud as it isn’t too large. We waited around 20 minutes for food which was great, and after our main meal we had the gelato ‘affogato’ , and the warm chocolate sponge, both very tasty. Considering there aren’t many places to eat in Clevelys for a nice meal, i would definitely recommend this place as a couples or small intimate group of people place. Only issue we had with the restaurant is on one of our previous times visiting with family members we waited for food for over an hour. Food: 4.5/5 Service: 4/5More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Lovely Italian! The staff were so lovely with us after we turned up having not booked a table. After initially being disappointed they couldn’t fit us in, on asking again the second time one member of staff really went out of his way to accommodate...us. After finding us a table he was so friendly and you wouldn’t have realised we were an added extra! The service was great, food delicious, I would highly recommend the tomato garlic bread! The atmosphere of the restaurant and friendliness of the staff was certainly a highlight. I will definitely be returning. Grazie!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

Absolutely brilliant food. We had a steak with chunky cut chips & pasta & pizza they were both some of the best I’ve had by far! & the pasta is true Italian pasta & flavours. The pizza is true Neapolitan pizza in an amazing oven...cooked in seconds with a true char!! Soooo good! Definitely worth visiting & returningMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Visited this lovely little place last Thursday 3rd August. Not been for 6 years, but glad to report the food and service are just as excellent as the last time. Me & the family were having a little staycation at our caravan in Fleetwood, decided...to go for a few drinks in Cleveleys. Got in to Pulcinella's around 8, we hadn't booked and it was very busy, but they managed to find us a table next to a birthday party. Starters - Olives Tapenade & Hummus. They came with little breaded dips. Olives were crushed in a blender with a garlic sauce. Absolutely perfect. Wife had Soup of the day (Broccoli & Cauliflower) and loved it. Mains - Spaghetti Burrata, wife said it was the best she ever had. I ordered Spaghetti Allo Scoglio. Seafood dish and there was so much of it to eat. All the seafood was cooked perfectly. Little side dish and wipes to place the leftovers. We ordered a bottle of Pinot that was lovely. Italian run, perfect service. We even had a shot on the house at the bar afterwards. One of the best meals I've ever had (and we eat out a lot) Highly recommended. 10/10More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

Fantastic food, outstanding service and lovely atmosphere. I had the rump steak which was cooked to perfection, my wife and her sister had the lasagne which was the best we've had anywhere. The prawns in chilli and garlic were outstanding as was the mushroom starter....We will go back there if we're in the area again. Thank you all for a pleasant evening.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Response from difah | Reviewed this property |
Tiramasu, Bread & Butter pudding, Strawberry & Mascarpone Shortbread Tart, Cannolo Siciliano, Rum Baba, Profiteroles, Warm chocolate sponge, Gelato Affogato all £6
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Not aware of any specific dress code, I was wearing smart casuals during my visit, you may feel a little ‘out of place’ if you was just wearing casuals on a Friday/ Saturday evening but I doubt the restaurant would have any... More
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Head chef of about 10 years Massimo, bought the restaurant (nov 2019)and is sprucing it up a little. I think both original staff and a commitment to excellence remains! 🍝🥂
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PULCINELLA'S, Thornton Cleveleys - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Pulcinella's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5