Pulcinella has been established in Coulsdon for over fourteen years serving a refreshing home style Italian menu. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or a 3 course meal, Pulcinella is the ideal place to experience real traditional Neapolitan food from the Campania region.
Simply put, honest fresh Italian fair.
Good food, good wine, good company.
Mario takes pride in using seasonal, local fresh ingredients to prepare recipes handed down through generations, perfected over decades.
Mario Albano – Head Chef at Pulcinella
The name Pulcinella is taken from an old Neapolitan legend. The philosophy of the character Pulcinella represents the love of fine food and wine. Pulcinella, a name derived from “pulcino,” meaning chick, and “pollastrello” meaning rooster, is a classical character that originated in commedia dell’arte of the 17th century and became a stock character in Neapolitan puppetry. Engineered specifically to be the star of southern Italy, he is described as “the voice of the people, as the direct expression of a people as lively and spirited as the Neapolitans is never questioned.