Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Trattoria Pulcinella

147 Huron Ave. (Concord Ave.) Send to Phone
Quirky Italian neighborhood place in homey Huron Village is often worth a trip.


Dinner nightly
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Trattoria Pulcinella Restaurant Review

: This humble neighborhood trattoria looks the part, with its wood-beamed ceiling and hanging plants and garlic strings. It also acts the part, with some quirks that are par for the course in Italy but can startle Americans: for instance, the tables are so jammed together that your waiter often has to reach over and around patrons, and service in general can be a little lax. On the other hand, the bold food reminds you just how charming quirks can be. Pungency is Pulcinella’s specialty; from shellfish-based punch-packers like panzanella with octopus and salt-cod “carpaccio” with raisins, pine nuts and anchovies to fresh cheese ravioli with burnt garlic and walnuts to regional classics like Venetian-style liver and onions, every dish shows real spunk. At meal's end, the kitchen even shows its North End counterparts a thing or two by making a fine espresso and a handful of desserts.

10-Year Tawny Port, Ramos Pinto, Quinta de Ervamoira

In GAYOT's latest Wine of the Week learn about the origin of Port wine, its grape varietals, its various types and then read the review of a 10-Year Port.


GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.


The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

Read the review and see photos.