Casbah
Casbah

Casbah

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bigburrito.com/
  • Phone: 4126615656
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Tavern Menu (Tavern Only):
    Monday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Eli Wahl
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available through "Big Catering", part of the big Burrito Restaurant Group. For information please call (412) 361-3272 ex 210.
  • Private Party Facilities: Casbah offers a newly renovated private dining room in the Wine Cellar for up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jen Love 4126615656
  • Special Events: Now join us for Saturday Lunch AND Sunday Brunch!! Reservations can be made online by visiting www.bigburrito.com/casbah.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alder Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free parking is availibale on either side of the building. There is also street parking once the lots are full.
A word from Casbah
Exploring & expanding upon the cuisines of the Mediterranean region, Casbah is one of Pittsburgh's premier dining destinations. The menu changes daily, offering imaginative new tastes & textures using the season's finest ingredients. Menu selections include a variety of meat, seafood, vegetarian entrees, & house-made desserts. The richly appointed lounge boasts a wine list recognized by Wine Spectator with an Award of Excellence, showcasing over 40 wines by the glass & a creative array of wine flights.
Casbah promises an exciting, sophisticated gourmet dining experience in an intimate, comfortable atmosphere. On the first floor, the year-round heated patio & Southern European-inspired dining room offer elegant seating in an open, warm space. For more seductive & intimate dining, the renovated lower level, with a glass-enclosed wine room, stone-covered walls & innovative lighting provides the coziest of retreats.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Casbah reviews from OpenTable diners
254 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (174)special occasion (167)neighborhood gem (128)great for outdoor dining (110)romantic (95)notable wine list (76)great for brunch (71)great for lunch (55)good for groups (51)hot spot (45)vibrant bar scene (32)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Xcllent Server-Xcellent Food !
    luncheondiva
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Wonderfully tasty and beautifully prepared Lunch. We were seated immediately at the table of our choice. Server was very pleasant, knowledgeable and most attentive. Restaurant appeared clean and well maintained. Great variety from which to choose and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was our first time at Casbah. We had a great dinner with excellent service. We hope to stop back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always solid
    PghHLT
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Menu doesn't change much but every selection I've had is pretty fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing date night
    Britt
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I have been to Casbah before, and chose it for a recent romantic date. The food and ambiance were outstanding. The short rib ravioli was delicious, and a must-try on their menu. Our waitress recommended the perfect red wine for me to go with two distinctly different dishes, the heirloom gazpacho and the ravioli. The only small drawback was a long wait time between courses, but we didn't really mind since it gave us more time together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Grwil
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Casbah's version of Bruschetta was different - just ok, would pass next time. My meal of Red Pepper Casereccia was really great. The last bite was as good as the first - flavorful and not at all rich. My wife's Heirloom Tomato Risotto was really pretty boring - both the taste and the appearance. We will come back again. Food is always good at big burrito.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A drunk guy
    Outerspaceinside
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I were enjoying a nice meal when another couple joined a four top already sitting at arms length. This drunk guy in shirts and a ratty t/shirt sits down and loudly takes over his table but ours as well. Sneering at us as I shot him a look he ruined our dinner. Whst can you do when your being held hostage by an obnoxious fool?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Drenoaz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fabulous selection of very tasty apps, salads, entrees and deserts. Had a group of six for a birthday party and all agreed it was an extraordinary dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the pork chop
    ThatGuy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Seriously, you should get the pork chop. You don't like pork chops? This pork chop will change your mind. Do yourself a favour and get the pork chop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restuarant in Pittsbugh
    Wally
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Chef Eli is SUPERB! Love the food & varying menu. Farm to table with seasonal food at it's best. Wait staff always spectacular, knowledgeable, friendly, not obtrusive. Great bar/wine choices. I am happy to see wine flights! fun to try different things. Upstairs is a little noisy but pleasant. Have been with several groups in the lower level (basement sounds so dreary and it is not) cozy, quieter, have used it for small business dinners with great success. The patio is probably my favorite but it could stand to be redecorated. Needs something, more greenery maybe? Some draping fabrics hiding all of the metal bars? Pretty oriental rugs? Something. But hey, if that is the ONLY thing I can find to complain about, no problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for Brunch
    Madabtfood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    One price menu for brunch and offers children's menu. Great for special occasion. Our kids love bacon but did not like (or eat) the black peppered bacon provided on the 12 and under children's menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    David
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The ambiance and food were perfect.... Servers were good, but food prep ( according to server ) was slow ( quite unusual for Casbah ) certain it was a "fluke"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Night!
    Wonderful
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went to Casbah without any real knowledge of what to expect. We were very happy, and well satisfied with all parts of the experience. The service was awesome! The foods were different and each one of our 4 person party ordered something different and shared. We all loved every entree choice. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This place truly is a gem. It surpassed my expectations in every way. I would say the service was a little slow. We waited an hour for food. Other than that, the food was amazing and well worth the wait. It was a relaxing evening enjoyed with great company. I'd highly recommend for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pghfood
    Pghdiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As always, our dinner at Casbah was excellent. They have returned the Red Pepper Casereccia to the menu and it was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casbah 9/5/14
    eatwithjoe
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As always, it was a wonderful time. My friend try to go whenever we can. This was for my birthday, we are the Big Burrrito Group birthday list. The service is alway efficient and inobtrusive, and we are nevr rushed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale dining
    Andy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Fantastic food and wine in a great location. Chef is able to adapt meals to dietary restrictions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid performer.
    CarolinaVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I always enjoy my experience here. Their Casbah lunch combo is a great value and you can experience 3 different items. The service is always superior. Attentive but not intrusive. The kitchen is very easy to work with for special requests. Go Enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!
    gramel
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My husband and I went to the Casbah to celebrate my birthday this week. As usual, we were delighted with out meal. I enjoyed one of my favorites, Alaskan Halibut. My husband had the short rib ravioli and has been raving about it ever since. The Casbah never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RonnieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is always a special spot, especially for birthday dinners. Many folks have their Big Burrito complimentary dinner cards in hand. Great menu, pleasant experience, high class but not pretentious. Always happy to come here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • liked
    marciaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    always good manager Michael always on top of everything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CorkyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was poor in spite of the fact that it was a holiday weekend. Kitchen was way behind! waiter apologetic, but beyond his control! Tables squeezed together. Noise volume very loud. Will not be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Offmydiet
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    There was a group of 4 and it was to celebrate my birthday. Everything was very nice, relaxaing and the food was very different, seasonal and delicious. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot and slow
    AliRU
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have liked Casbah for years but this experience was not their best. We say outside on a very muggy day and weren't asked if we would prefer indoor dining. The enclosed area was not cooled enough by the few ceiling fans. And service was ridiculously slow for both entrees and dessert. Not your best night Casbah!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch
    NedPgh
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We go to the Casbah brunch for special occasions like birthdays or Mothers Day. Always great food and service. When we mentioned that it was my wife's birthday, the maître de presented the dessert plate with Happy Birthday inscribed in chocolate. Perfect end to the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu, over done
    FrenchFoodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great menu items, but sauces and seasoning were too strong. Over powered what should have been great ingredients.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always dinner was fantastic!
    HungryWife
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Another great dinner experience at Casbah! I loved the Scottish Salmon, and the bed of beans and greens that it was perched on. My husband really enjoyed his pork chop dinner as well. Everything was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently consistent
    kataVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Amazing how every time we've dined there never disappoints us! So good.... one of the best!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casbah OK but fading?
    djnicnak
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Casbah was my first truly amazing dining experience when I moved to Pittsburgh in 09. Since then I've been back numerous times & each time has been solid. I must say though Casbah does seem to either a) be resting on its laurels or b) fading from glory ever so slightly. While the food remains dependable it seems to have lost its ability to wow the senses. Price wise it doesn't seem to be quite as on point w/ the quality of the food. The food may have always been priced the same when I first started dining at Casbah, maybe/maybe not, but now w/ the wow factor missing Casbah does seem slightly over-priced. The biggest issue I have w/ Casbah though is the service. It has gone from great to barely noticeable. What a shame.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good
    FriedaFVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food's always very good and service is friendly and efficient. A sort of go-to place in Shadyside for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Choice!
    DenaPgh
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great wines, food and service! Menu selections are varied and suitable for all diners! Casbah is a true gem!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for brunch
    Guya
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was fast and good. There was no reason to hurry. As the place filled up the noise level rose, but it never became intrusive. All in all it was a great dining episode.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!
    Foodie1989
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is our second time to Casbah. The first time was amazing as was this time. Their food is always great and never a disappointment. The service this time was slightly slower which is why I gave it 4 stars. It was not a negative thing but it felt like every time we were in need of something we had to wait a little longer. I would go back in a heart beat and recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's been MUCH better
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Upon recommendation, we asked to be seated in the cellar, and we won't do that again. The cellar is nothing special, the first floor dining area is MUCH better. I'm use to pretty good service here and our waitress SUCKED! The food was fine, but not great. I've eaten dishes here before that were fantastic, I was hoping for that experience. We'll come back again because I know what this restaurant is capable of, and I know this was just a fluke.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Fair
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It's a must every year we come to Pittsburgh.. Filet was butter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as usual!
    Laurie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Bravo to the chef. This was our third "Corn and Tomato" event. Everything was superb. The scallops and halibut were perfect choices for a summer meal. The corn and tomatoes were definitely showcased. The polenta was amazing--almost like having a second dessert! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food & service
    OutNAbout
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have been customers of Casbah for years because we know they provide quality food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, bad acoustics
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Creative dishes, attractively served in a sophisticated setting. Attentive service. The only drawback is the noise level, which becomes unbearable when the restaurant is busy. If you want a relaxing meal, try an "off" hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • casbah birthday dinner
    regina
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This restaurant is consistently good. Our server was respective and attentive to the needs of my elderly parents.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tomato/Corn Festival a Success!
    MoniqueiciVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I love the Casbah normally, but I had never been to a special event. While you could still order from the regular menu, the prix fixe with the wine pairing was perfect. The chef put the flavors together perfectly! What a wonderful evening. All four of us were thrilled!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service but so-so food
    SusieQ5
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've been to Casbah before this past Saturday and have had a relatively good experience. But this time, although the service was impeccable, the food left much to be desired at the price I paid. The appetizer was dry and the pita was burnt, yet it still made it's way to the table. They were kind enough to remake the dish, but it should've never been served that way. It was a fine dinner with a friend from out of town, but there are better Big Burrito restaurants and next time I'll venture across the street to Mad Mex.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate