La Trattoria Pulcinella

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
Critics' choice
6 Love It
© Time Out
Mairie du 18e

Italian fever has seized the north side of Montmartre’s Butte: there’s Trattoria Pulcinella on rue Eugène Sue, La Pulcinella and Locanda Pulcinella pizzeria on rue Damrémont; and as if that weren’t enough, another Italian, L’Angelo, has recently opened too. That’s a lot of choice; but don’t be daunted. The locals have already discerned the best. They keep coming back to Trattoria Pulcinella – for its generous plates of antipasti (€15), fine-based pizzas laden with fresh toppings (€12-€16), hearty pasta dishes (€14) and seriously delicious tiramisu (€6). Reserve a table before 8pm, or order a glass of sparkling lambrusco to pass the time while you queue.  

Venue name: La Trattoria Pulcinella
Address: 2 rue Eugène Sue

Opening hours: Daily noon-3pm, 7.15-11.30pm (Fri-Sat until midnight; Sun dinner only)
Transport: Métro Jules Joffrin / Marcadet - Poissonniers
Price: Pizza €12-€16; pasta €14; wine €14-€50

Average User Rating

1 / 5

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Unfortunately I have to give this place a star! It was a Saturday afternoon and my partner and I were looking forward to eating at La Trattoria Pulcinella after a long morning of sightseeing in Montmartre. The reviews were brilliant and we thought it had to be good. It was hard enough to locate but we eventually arrived. The place is tiny but I liked the decor. It was busy. When we entered, there was no hello, just a look from the waiter, thinking, oh no, 2 more people. We were given a table, with hardly any room to breath. As soon as we sat down the rudest waitress I've ever met looked at us without saying anything. My partner said in French 2 minutes please and the waitress replied, no, you'll have one minute in English.'. She then left. I was furious but we really were so hungry that we said we'll order. The waitress who was to give us 1 minute actually gave us 20 seconds. We ordered and she said, no, we don't have that. OK, I said, give me a second to choose something else. No, you choose now she abruptly replied. I got off my seat, looked her in the eye, told her she was one of the rudest people I've ever met and we stormed off. My partner and I eventually found somewhere to eat after a while but we were still angry with what had happened before. We are the easiest customers a restaurant could have. We always say please, thank you and are never demanding, so why should we accept the treatment we received? I would strongly suggest not going to this restaurant. I can't say that the food's not amazing however if you want to avoid somewhere with awful service then take my advice.