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100 Dorset St. Send to Phone
802-863-1000 | Menu
Big on homespun hospitality, Pulcinella's brightens South Burlington's dining scene.
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Dining room at Pulcinella's, South Burlington, VT

Pulcinella's Restaurant Review

: Named for the deceptively crafty Italian archetype, Pulcinella’s brings charm and fine Italian cuisine to an otherwise pedestrian South Burlington strip. With its open kitchen, attentive waitstaff, and crowd-pleasing plates (risotto croquettes), guests will feel right at home. Start with the peachy Lunetta Prosecco, unbeatable by the glass, or try one of the house sangrías, for a novel spin on Montepulciano. Fried calamari, among the best in town, comes piled so high you’ll think you ordered a double. There’s also family contorni (sides) like braciole, braised beef in a sweet marinara, with slices of hardboiled egg, and salsiccia (sweet or hot sausage). Early birds like the grilled panini, but after sunset we recommend crispy scallopine di Vitello, hammered into a lean filet, or the spinach fettuccine carbonara, tossed with light cream, prosciutto and pine nuts. Served in a large bowl, there's plenty to share, though you may not want to. Hand-wrapped cannoli rounds out the house specialties, so save room for sweets.

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