Cioppino
Cioppino

Cioppino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cioppinoofpittsburgh.com/
  • Phone: 4122816593
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Greg Alauzen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Cioppino will bring their kitchen to yours! Customer menu proposals can be prepared within a day!
  • Entertainment: Featuring the Best in Live Acoustic Rock Every Thursday and Friday and Live Jazz Every Saturday in Our Bar Lounge Area! Visit our separate onsite Cigar Bar featuring (20) of the top (100) cigars sold worldwide. The rich mahogany surroundings and indulgent leather seating allows one to relax and unwind while enjoying their favorite cigar, after-dinner drink or specialty cocktail. Two large plasma televisions embrace the walls for the sports enthusiast. Full Seasonal Menu available daily.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23rd Street and Smallman
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Cioppino offers FREE validated parking in the building parking garage as well as COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING after 5pm Daily at Our Entrance Located On the Corners of 23rd Street and Railroad Street Off Smallman Street in the Historic Strip DIstrict of Pittsburgh.
A word from Cioppino
Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar features a seasonal menu with a focus on fresh seafood & chophouse fare, local produce and livestock. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free selections are available upon request. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday, 5pm to 7pm, and offers $5.00 select house wines by the glass, ½ off all draft beers and a delectable bar food menu. Live Music every Thursday - Saturday. Certified Sommelier onsite to assist with your wine selections. Private Dining Available for Groups of Up to (50) Seated Guests As Well As Large Standing Cocktail Receptions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Cioppino reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (34)fit for foodies (27)romantic (25)notable wine list (23)neighborhood gem (20)vibrant bar scene (11)good for groups (11)hot spot (8)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Really good food!
    foodsnob
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had been to Cioppino"s sister restaurant for lunch several times and really enjoyed it. We were not disappointed in Cioppino. The service was very good, the perfect combination of being attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent, everything from bread to dessert! We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Strip District Gem!
    IG83
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Living next to Cioppino I pass by every day and can see how busy it can get, finally got some company to go and explore it. The Lobster risotto for starters was "AMAZING" wish I could have that for the main meal, the white whine Sangria was also great.For main meal we had the Tuna stake and the seafood past. It was a little bit cold inside but the ambiance was perfect for a romantic night, shame that we missed one of the Jazz nights, definitely will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific birthday celebration!
    goodlifeintheburgh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a group of six to celebrate my husband's birthday. The staff was extremely accommodating and even produced a personalized menu to mark the occasion. Everyone was impressed with the food and service and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The chef stopped by the table and helped make the night even more memorable. An overall excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Terry
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I along with 2 other couples were visiting Pittsburgh for a weekend and needed a nice dinner venue for Saturday night. We chose Cioppinos from several recommendations and have no regrets. Interesting setting in an old wharehouse in the Strip. Very nice ambience. Very good service. All six of us had seafood (Cioppino, halibut , scallops, soft shell crab, and the evening special-fluke). All of the entrees were excellent. The dessert sampler plate is a must try, as is the chocolate covered bacon. I would definitely return to this restaurant on a future visit to Pittsburgh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cigar smoke!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent dinner totally ruined by cigar smoke! The food was excellent. The service was great. The smell of cigar smoke totally ruined the evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 15216
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Wonderful experience here. Have never been there and will go back often. Thinking of having my daughters rehearsal dinner the. Attentive staff, excellent chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    IzzyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Cioppino was a pleasant surprise! The food and service was outstanding.....will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT SERVICE!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The quality of the food was tremendous. What made the evening was the service. Our waitress was friendly and just a great host to our evening. We celebrated a birthday and a anniversary and our waitress made it memorable for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding evening!
    Onewhocooks
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Went here with five girlfriends to celebrate a birthday. Our waitress Briel was a gem. Very knowledgable about all menu items & so pleasant &!attentive. Service couldn't have been better! They printed personalized menus for the birthday gal that said "Happy Birthday Carol" at the top. The food was fresh & delicious. I highly recommend the carpaccio! Also really enjoyed the lamb. One on our party ordered the potato crusted halibut. It was a very generous serving of beautiful white flaky fish. Look forward to dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst pittsburgh reataurant yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    All terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • His & Hers
    Adowntownfan
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Me .. His, visit was spectacular. The lobster risotto was excellent , the pork chop was better .. nicely cooked juicy and full of flavor ( she even loved it ). The slightly dirty martinis with stuffed olives were made well. I rarely consume dessert but the raspberry, lemon, cheesecake with lemon was almost as good as the entree. Very nice place for a reasonable cost is highly recommended. Nice Job and it was the 16th anniversary of a miracle marriage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Mondough1504
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was great as well as the service it was a nice time i will be going back real soon
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing as always
    irini
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    great craft made cocktails start off the evening. from the ribeye to the arctic char and beyond...perfection. the service and attention to detail cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melba
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    What a fantastic experience. Our waitress was fantastic and the food was just wonderful. We ended the evening by having another bottle of wine and smoke a cigar in the cigar bar. I will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LMZReview
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very good to outstanding dinners each visit several times per year during past three years. Servers, kitchen and bar staff plus the owner/chef know what it takes to operate a quality restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was my first experience at Cioppino. The food was exceptional as well as the ambiance and service. The menu has a wide variety of options. It is rare to find a restaurant that takes the time to prepare fresh food with high quality ingredients. The wait staff explained in detail how the various foods were prepared. The crab cakes, cioppino, greens & goat salad and cavatelli and creamed mushrooms were delicious. The pasta is house-made and all ingredients are fresh. The deserts, lemon chiffon and sinfully chocolate, were a nice ending to the meal. Will definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent seafood!
    Lila
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We really enjoyed all of the seafood dishes and my daughter's macaroni and cheese was also delicious. The gnocchi was a little bland, but that's not really the specialty here. Cocktails were unique. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great... again
    Laris
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    For our second trip to Cioppino, we took my husband's parents who were in from Philly. We also brought along our 6-month old daughter, which I was very nervous about, but the restaurant was completely fine with it. Food was great, again! Definitely one of my favorites in the 'burgh now. I actually got the halibut again because I loved it so much the first time, but my husband switched it up & got the strip steak & said it was the best he's ever had. Also, you must get the dessert sampler!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    winston
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had a great waiter (wish I could remember his name) who was knowledgeable about the wine list and the menu. The food was prepared properly and high quality. We have nothing but positive things to say about Cioppino.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great special occasion dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My husband and I ate dinner at Cioppino on a Friday night as last hoorah before we become a family of three. Dana was our server and she was great. She checked on us often and made sure we had everything we needed. The bread and dipping oil were very good and very fresh. We ordered the lump crab meat appetizer which was very nice as well. For our entrees my husband ordered the Cioppino and I the scallops. Both were very tasty. Since I'm 9 months pregnant I decided it was okay to treat myself to the Sinfully Chocolate dessert. It was extremely rich but very good and we cleaned up every crumb. This restaurant has nice ambiance and great good. I also loved that the parking garage was right there and only cost us $2 to park.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the 'burgh
    Laris
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband & I went to Cioppino for dinner for our first date night out since having our daughter. Everything was fantastic. We arrived early so we could have a cocktail at the bar. Both were good (not great), but the ambience and energy of the bar were great with the live band playing. We then checked in & were seated immediately. Our waiter was very pleasant & very knowledgeable of the menu and of the ingredients. Our appetizer, the carbonara with the house made bacon was probably our favorite. Outstanding! Salads & entrees were great as well; however, my husband commented that he would be perfectly fine coming back to get an appetizer, salad, and dessert since those were our favorites. Get the dessert sampler! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    DinrDivaVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We picked Ciopinno kinda out of the blue and based on some reviews. We loved this place for its food, wine list ease of parking and wonderful, attentive service! We were made to feel like family and the place just had a very cool vibe. Definitely will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding evening
    happyeatingout
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Everything from the salads to the deserts were wonderful. We loved our waiter, John and the manager who stopped to visit was great. I thought the prices were reasonable for the venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Expensive for mediocre food. Would not go back. Don't need to add to this review.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time visit.. will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our first time at the restaurant. We were not sure what to expect. The antipasta platter and Dessert Sampler were AWESOME. I recommend the banana French toast with the Walnut milkshake to EVERY ONE!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have dined at Cioppino several times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the Burgh!
    foodiecentral
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Wow! We are foodies and eat out regularly. We have tried everything in the Burgh more times than I would like to admit. Cioppino is without a doubt the BEST restaurant to hit Pittsburgh in a very long time! Great location. The food is cravable, which is the best rating measure of any restaurant. The caesar salad is totally unlike any other...fantastic! The staff was very personable, comfortable and friendly. We cannot wait to go back and try more items on the menu and to spend more time in the bar listening to jazz. The performers were so talented and enjoyable. The whole set up, from start to finish was well thought out and makes for a fantastic experience!!!! It's at the top of our list! A MUST try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 718 reviews are from the Cioppino reviews archive.
  • Amazing!
    Delish250
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Food was amazing! Absolutely delicious! Service was excellent and attentive! Elegant and classy setting for a romantic birthday celebration. Also enjoyed the cigar bar for an after dinner drink and cigar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite for Dog Lovers
    noohome
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Cioppino is a sleek, sophisticated restaurant in Pittsburgh's vibrant Strip District. It overlooks commercial and residential lofts, many of whose residents parade their pooches for their nightly promenade outside the restaurant windows. The menu is interesting, the food well-prepared, the wine list extensive. The service can be grating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    FoodieGal
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I had my graduation dinner with my family!! Everything was absolutely amazing! The service was on point and the food is to die for!!! Definitely try the halibut or char! You won't be disappointed! Also our table tried a few of the new cocktails and they were great! Good way to start the meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dinner was very enjoyable with a mix of traditional and unique dishes. The chopped and mustard salads were a great start to the meal. the ramps were probably the only thing we were a bit disappointed in, not that much flavor. The filet and snapper were both cooked to perfection. And the "banana split" mousse dessert was the highlight of the meal. Thankfully the waiter talked me into it and I was extremely happy he did. Great service too. The only complaint was the temperature in the restaurant, it was a little chilly, which took away a bit from the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant
    kosuthVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Excellent Visit: Outstanding Seafood Menu, excellent preperation and attentive, but not interuptive service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    Nancyg
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very nice evening with delicious food, great waiter (Loren), and the jazz band was outstanding. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • another great evening
    KKSK
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    once again a great meal from beginning to end. Don't miss the scallop crudo ever..it is sublime and the chili-fried chocolate ice cream was the perfect ending. We keep going back for mor because it is always awesome.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good; ambience great
    kaiaVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Excellent service, fun bar. Food ok - four of us, two great, two good but not memorable. Namesake dish was not that memorable! if they are still on the menu in summer, get the brussel sprouts! Ym
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cioppino
    Dolly
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    First time we went to Cioppino, they had an electrical problem. We ended up leaving without eating. So glad that we came back! Everything was wonderful. We'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food were excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Service and food were excellent. Jazz was great! Have already recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food , service and wine were all perfect. So many choices of delicious fresh food. The ciopinno is wonderful, as well as the seafood chowder, Beet salad and lamb sausage. Dessert is a must ! Have been there several times and will continue to do so!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but elegant
    BaltimoreVisitor
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The main dining room at Cioppino is a little smaller than some of your other Pittsburgh fine dining staples, but I think that made for exceptional service. While the room is 'small', it is certainly not cramped and there is plenty of room around you. We went on a Saturday night and there was Jazz being played in the (closed-off) bar section of the restaurant so there is some pretty significant noise that seeps into the dining room, but the room itself isn't too noisy. The food was great and there are many daily chef's specials, which is a sign of an inventive chef who is attentive to the changing local food. Also, I highly recommend the dessert sampler. We had 3 people and it was more than we could eat for only 10$! Delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Have food allergies and they were on top of every last part of the meal. Was a lovely evening :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.