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Joseph Tambellini

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5701 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1601 (Mellon Street)
+1 412-665-9000
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Boston MA
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Pricey for Pittsburgh... $126 for two, plus tip. Food was very good. Fried zucchini, excellent. House salad had an option of Gorgonzola, which was happymaking. Shrimp scampi, excellent. (HUGE shrimp!). chicken parm just ok. Service was A+++.

Thank didi02453
Level Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I eat here a few times a year and everytime is better than the last. The food is amazing. PHENOMINAL. The best Italian, without a doubt, in Pittsburgh. The service is eh, could be a tad better, there's a few servers there with big mouths, I don't enjoy hearing someone talk about other staff or what they're doing tonight while... More 

Thank Rob D
Charlotte, NC
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Chef Joseph Tambellini owns the place. So, it's, no surprise: This is THE place for authentic Italian cuisine. Ditto their wine list which is extensive, diverse, with something for every taste, and pocketbook. This beautifully restored Victorian style home comes equipped with a congenial staff, too! All this compels us to plan road trips that are near to, or pass... More 

Thank JohnCharlotte
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We have never been disappointed in quality of food or service. We recommend This restaurant to everyone.

Thank Budzie
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was really disappointed with my dining experience at this restaurant. Because of the prices - in Pittsburgh, nonetheless -- I assumed I was going to have a fine dining experience. My biggest peeve is that the entrees are offered with two sides - a salad and a pasta. If you order pasta as an entree they do not offer... More 

Thank Mia B
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Our friends that live in Pittsburg took us here for dinner as it is one of their favorites. I ordered the fish special Maki which was prepared perfectly. The burrata and arugula salad was tasty as well. The eggplant ordered by our friend was good and very fresh tasting. The Parmesan encrusted port chop was huge!! Was so thick and... More 

Thank Kls88
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The food was FABULOUS! The service was IMPECCABLE!! It is located in a very unique area of Pittsburgh, as well. I most certainly hope I will be able to return every time I visit Pittsburg.

Thank Cappie7
Bronx, New York
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Dinners come with soup or salad. The soup was excellent, The crab cake appetizer was also very good. I had the lamb chops and my son had the chicken. both prepared nicely, the star is the butterscotch pound cake, it's a must

Thank Gary H
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visiting our son in the Pittsburgh area for the first time, we decided to go by Trip Advisor reviews and selected this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was in an old house with two levels for dining. The lower level has a bar, seemed a bit crowded and drafty by the door for eating. Luckily we were seated... More 

Thank traveler30899
River Edge, New Jersey
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This by far is one of the best restaurants I have ever visited outside of the NYC area. Every meal was prepared to perfection. At first glance the menu may appear a bit pricey, but every entree comes with a choice of soup or salad and a pasta. It is plenty of food for the money and worth every penny.... More 

Thank DL P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5701 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1601
    (Mellon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop directly in front, for routes: 71A Highland Park
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-665-9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?