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Ali Baba Restaurant

404 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3709
+1 412-682-2829
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (15 reviews)
“spinach pie” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
16:30 - 21:30All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
404 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3709
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by a friend who lives in the area. I ordered a skewer of lamb. I noted that I did not want it cooked "dead" but a bit pink in the middle. It came to the table extremely well done. I said...More

Thank TravelBoy8491
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I've been hearing about this restaurant for many years, but never went because I have been disappointed by Middle Eastern restaurants many times. This place is a bit of a hole in the wall, located on a side street with a facade that doesn't exactly...More

Thank ctheworld024
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for decades! I love everything about Ali Baba's. From being greeted by the owner or a member of the family, to the timeless decor to the authentic delicious food. Close your eyes and point to anything on the menu. You won't...More

Thank morrso
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A friend and I recently had dinner at Ali Baba. The service was great. The dining room is cozy and a bit loud. We began before the dinner rush and left at its peak. No one rushed us out, so we enjoyed our time eating....More

Thank MSC73
Reviewed 5 January 2017

After patronizing this restaurant for about 40 years, I regret not writing a review sooner. Their motto must be: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The only physical changes have been from a hallway sized establishment to it current small size. The food has...More

1  Thank pghgene
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Overpriced and flavorless middle eastern fare. Service was ok but at times our waitress seemed a bit lost ( we were 8) Truly nothing special and would not recommend.

Thank Tripophiliac
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is right next to the museum. It looks family run. The waiter was very nice and helpful. It pulls a lot of college crowd as well. We had hummus a Babaganoush with meat pie. The pie was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. It...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I have been eating here 50 years. Same. Family ownership same great good food. They have apps to die for wish I had a larger stomach to eat more

1  Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It used to be our favorite place to eat as students and it hasn't changed since. Interior has been refreshed and modernized but the feeling is the same. Great service and friendly advice if you need help.

1  Thank Christian P
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I dine at Ali Baba for business lunches and dinners with my wife & friends. The lunch and dinner menus offer a nice selection, the food and service is great, and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Tom G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland
  • Neighbourhood: North Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-682-2829
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