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100 Dorset St. Send to Phone
Big on homespun hospitality, Pulcinella's brightens South Burlington's dining scene.


Lunch Tues.-Sun., Dinner nightly

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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, 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 prosciutto and mozzarella panino, 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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