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Sarafino's Pasta & Pizza

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40 E Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-2804
+1 412-922-8911
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Night one I had shrimp, mussels, and scallops over angel hair w/white clam sauce. Good dish, and one more shrimp and scallop than I would get in Philly, where I live. Night two - crab cake special - lots of lump crab - a little cool for my tastes, but not bad enough to complain. Speaking of complaining, my only... More 

Thank John K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for the first time last week and loved the food. The service was great and portions were big. We can't wait to go back and try something new. There almond cream cake was amazing. It's a small restaurant but very good.

Thank IronJoe77
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

small and a little dated but worth the wait!! very friendly staff, love the hometown attitude and vibe of the chef and staff

Thank paulaloy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a family owned restaurant that showcases homemade Italian food with a full menu. Prices are competitive, it is byob and there are tables outside in the summer. My mom grew up in the area and said it use to be an old fashioned drug store. I could envision that upon entering. Very cool. It is very small so... More 

Thank deltaflyer
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Worst service ever, the hostess told us 30 minutes and to go across the street to the bar to wait and never called, I will never go again.

1 Thank John N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This very Charming intimate setting has unique pasta and pizza dishes with outstanding flavor excellent originality and family friendly service.

Thank oleary113
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went with another couple for quick weeknight dinner. Restaurant is not much to look at (calling the space "quaint" or "charming" is generous), and service was uneven. Our pasta dishes, however, were delicious. I suspect they've pretty much been making the same entrees forever. Give it a try if looking for "home cooked" Italian.

Thank jcav08
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went here for lunch. First thing I noticed was there were only 2 wait staff for the whole place. They were pleasant but stressed. A party of 20 were coming in right after us, and I am glad we were served before they came in! We all ordered some form of pasta. The bread and oil beforehand was excellent. The... More 

Thank trixietoni
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. We were lucky enough to get a table as the place was packed. The owner, Joe, came out and welcomed us. Our server was friendly and efficient. The food.... My god the food. We started with bruschetta and greens and beans. The greens and beans were special. The vodka sauce with penne was... More 

Thank wilbur413
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Here again. A hidden gem of a great backstreet resturant, just outside of the city of Pgh, in Crafton Pa. If you love "greens & beans"; I challenge you to find any better than Sarafino's. And love the Sarafino's and Rita's pasta specials(always on the menu). And the staff is excellent. And remember, it is BYO.

Thank johnnie79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 E Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-922-8911

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