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229 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3912 (Alder Street)
+1 412-661-5656
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good brunch food, a bit pricey. The waiter was knowledgeable, helpful and courteous. Valet parking was included in the cost of the meal. You must have your valet ticket stamped before retrieving your car.

Thank RichardJGottfried
McLean, Virginia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I couldn't resist eating too much because everything tasted so good. We started by splitting a seafood pasta main dish, he had a pork chop, I had octopus and the beet salad, and then we each had dessert. Plus three splits of wine. Our waitress was unusually helpful and knowledgeable, too.

Thank Momofgradstudent
Cabin John, Maryland
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner at Casbah on a recent trip to Pittsburgh, so we booked a return visit for New Year's Day. Big mistake! We had made a reservation online and had confirmed by phone the day before and specifically requested a table that could accommodate a person in the party with difficult mobility issues. "No problem" was the answer I had... More 

Thank akihirochan
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy with our meals, even though the staff was less than excited to seat us. Reasonable value, poor service.

1 Thank DKVR
Reston, Virginia
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service, though the room can get a bit loud (especially near the bar). Nice cocktail list and good wine by the glass. We had the gnudi (excellent), scallops (outstanding) tuna tartare (good) and the octopus (also good). For an entree, had the duck and it was also outstanding. FREE valet parking in an area where it's hard... More 

Thank CrabbyTom
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Never disappointing. Our favorite of the Big Burrito group of restaurants in the Burg. (2nd and third choice are Umi & Soba. Both terrific also.) Wonderful scallops. Always good service. We prefer the outside (covered) patio when crowded because not quite as noisy as inside. Also downstairs is cozy and quiet.

Thank LeslieJ143
Muskegon, United States
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Next time we are in Pittsburgh we will return. Our server was a good guide, and the cocktails were a great start. Don't miss the pork chop or the lamb shanks. One of our party had salmon, and another has the halibut. Halibut came out overdone, and the replacement was nearly raw. The friendliness and genuine concern of the staff... More 

Thank Phil S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I've been going to Casbah a few times a year since it opened. I've eaten there twice in the last two weeks and have been disappointed on both occasions. On the first occasion, I had a leg of lamb which was underseasoned and a slightly peculiar chemical-like taste in some portions of the lamb. On the second occasion, I had... More 

1 Thank MainLaw
Rutherford, New Jersey
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

As a Northern NJ food snob, I was extremely surprised to find out that Pittsburgh is a great up and coming restaurant city. We had reservations for a Thursday night at Casbah. It was packed and a little chaotic, and I understand why. The food was special. Every course we had was cooked to perfection.

Thank Teacher2urist
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely ambience, really great staff as they're professional, fri and newly, attentive, while unobtrusive. Food mostly really great, though read the menu item ingredients as some can get heavy.

Thank BBK1000

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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$40
Mediterranean, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3912
    (Alder Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighbourhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: +1 412-661-5656

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