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Pulcini Ristorante Italiano

Av. Dr. Antunes Guimaraes 335, Leca da Palmeira 4450-650, Portugal
+351 22 403 0316
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
“carbonara” (2 reviews)
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Av. Dr. Antunes Guimaraes 335, Leca da Palmeira 4450-650, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been craving Italian food on our trip and this restaurant was rated very highly. My family and I ate here on our last night in Matosinhos and we truly enjoyed our meal. I had a lovely pizza, the best pizza I've had in...More

1  Thank Treasa K
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

In my opinion is the best Italian restaurant at Grande Porto. I lived in São Paulo, where there is a great italian comunity and excellent Italian restaurants. And I can assure Pulcini has the same quality of them. The owner is an Italian guy who...More

Thank paamsa
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

High quality homemade Italian food served by friendly and professional staff. We have really enjoyed our dinner here. The food was outstanding and prices are very reasonable. 4 pax á 3 courses incl. 2 bottles of wine and water EUR 125, excellent service included.

Thank travelling_sab
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

If you have a hankering for true Italian food, look no further; this restaurant will not disappoint. Here you can taste food as if you were in Italy, with flavours you will unlikely find in any other restaurant. The owner and cook, Claudio Pulcini, is...More

Thank SarahGuido
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great Italian homemade food, nice people & good prices!! Very good pastas and desserts with traditional ingredients!

Thank Catarina T
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to eat an Italian pasta you must go to Pulcini. The best Italian restaurant in Porto. For entrance pick the caprese with lovely pesto ice cream! A pizza to share! Afterward the carbonara is great. The ravioli are excellent. Gnocchi al pesto...More

Thank Susana M
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

My expectations were really high. Before we decided to go to this restaurant we read the comments and evaluations here on tripadvisor. So the things started very well. The entrance was very good. But the dishes.... Omg, I don't want to remember that again. I...More

Thank Andreia C
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Lovely, small italian restaurant with a family feel. We ate here several times during our stay - Food delicious & service great. My companion requested a difference to the dish on the menu and was very well looked after. I would recommend making a reservation...More

Thank annettesjl
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Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Nice place, poor starter (anti pasti misto ) 2 mains pasta (very good but crap quantity) bottle of wine, 1 pudding (very good to share - tiramisu) and coffees 65€ ????? Jesus, it's leça da Palmeira NOT london or paris.More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
andreapulcini82, Gerente at Pulcini Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2015

HI, thanks for your visit and for your opinion . Normally the price is expensive if you choose a wine from 20 euro, as it is written in the menu. Normally the average price per person is about 20 Euros, depending a lot from what...More

Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

Every time we feel the need to have traditional Italian food we pay Pulcini's a visit. This Italian family will make you feel welcome and at home. The food is amazing and portions are not snob at all. Limoncello tiramisu is a must have!

Thank JoaoAraujo1980
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 17 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 01:00
19:30 - 01:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Dr. Antunes Guimaraes 335, Leca da Palmeira 4450-650, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Leca da Palmeira
  • Phone Number: +351 22 403 0316
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A typical Italian restaurant, the only completely Italian restaurant (food, music and personal), where you can try the true flavors of the roman food in a family environment
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