Ristorante Pulcinella Inc
1147 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1X7
If you want to try authentic Neapolitan pizza, check out Pulcinella.
|Cuisine Type |||Italian|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Monday-Thursday 11:30AM – 11PM, Friday-Saturday 11:30AM – Midnight, Sunday 11:30AM – 10PM|
Profile Last Updated: March 19, 2008
Naples is considered to be the birthplace of pizza, and the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association is the international arbiter of what can–and cannot–go into the preparation of an authentic pizza. The rules established by the Association must be stringently followed to qualify. Ingredients for the dough are just so, and the method of preparation is critical. Only certain tomatoes can be used, likewise mushrooms, cheeses and extra-virgin olive oil. Even the oven is specified. Pulcinella crafts its pizza to these exacting standards.
The Setting is Bright, White, and Appealing to the Eye
Pulcinella is located in the Kensington area, in a premises that was for years occupied by the Stromboli Inn, a venerable Italian restaurant in Calgary. The whole place has been recreated in an open style, with lots of black and white accents to complement the wooden plank floor. There is an espresso bar at the front of the restaurant. The interior is dominated by the wood-burning pizza oven. This oven was built in Italy of volcanic stones from Mount Vesuvius and imported to the restaurant. It bakes the pizzas at high heat, slightly charring the underside and giving the pizzas a characteristic flavour.
An Extensive Menu to Satisfy All Tastes
Pulcinella makes each pizza individually as 12” rounds. The variety of toppings is diverseand chosen with an eye to quality and keeping with the tradition of authentic ingredients. There is also an extensive array of salads, appetizers, and desserts. The wine list features Italian wines of distinction, many exclusive to the premises.