The best!This was my third visit to Joe Tambellini since February, and each experience was better then the last. Was there on Friday evening celebrating a friend's 50th birthday. It was her first visit, but sure won't be her last. Good food good friends and Joe's great creations and we're happy as can be.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Wonderful!The food was amazing! I had the filet (butter-knife tender even when cooked to the perfect medium I had requested), and the wife had the Chilean sea bass. Both dishes were superb. The restaurant was quiet and the atmosphere was cozy, and the aroma upon walking in was absolutely wonderful. I strongly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a great meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalI took my parents here when they were in town, and the meal we had was exceptional. The dinner is very casually paced, making it a perfect location for special occasions. Left feeling both full and satisfied. Highly recommend the homemade tiramisu for dessert as well.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointing.J Tambellini's has been consistently excellent whether it be for a group function or a private dinner. I highly recommend it.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and welcomingWe picked Joseph Tambellini to celebrate our hard work the evening before the Pittsburgh Marathon. We were incredibly pleased with our experience. Everyone was so welcoming and made us feel like regulars. Mr. Tambellini came over to make sure we had enough pasta to get ready for our race. Our meals were delicious from the tasty infused dipping oil to our chicken and pasta dinners. Our server was attentive and accommodating. We will definitely come back to Joseph Tambellini!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTradition PerfectedThe starting point for much of Joseph Tambellini's menu is a traditional Italian preparation, but the use of fresh and seasonal ingredients and the stylish presentation makes each one an exceptional dining experience. A venturesome diner would also note the more unusual items that are available off the menu, like the cockle appetizer in a savory, creamy sauce. Our server, Ralph, was quite personable, as well as knowledgeable, and the ambience of the upstairs dining room was orderly and efficient without being stuffy. In a region that includes a few other high-quality Italian restaurants, this one is not only my favorite Italian eatery, but one of my overall favorites.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian in PittsburghThis is absolutely one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The prices are in the $20-35 range, but it is worth every penny!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAll of the staff was veryAll of the staff was very nice and accommodating of our large group. The food was amazing and definitely worth the price! We cannot wait to go back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food - very friendlyExcellent food - very friendly staff/owners - great place for date or special occasion...4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe real thing - traditional,The real thing - traditional, house-made pasta with a flair, nicely done veal, terrific tiramisu
Reliably excellent. Nicely paced, excellent service, the small rooms allow for a nice ambiance and opportunity to talk without shouting.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMJoseph and Melissa ... Magnifique!Joseph and Melissa Tambellini have developed a wonderful restaurant and their personal attention to customers makes a big difference. It is definitely a must go to place every time we are in Pittsburgh.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food. The food cameExcellent food. The food came out a little slow, as advertised (the menu states that it may take some time). The server was very knowledgeable and attentive and I would definitely go back again. Try the spicy calamari, but ask for it fried, it's awesome.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss this one!This was our first time here. I've been looking for an outstanding (not "good", outstanding) Italian restaurant since moving to Pittsburgh 3 years ago. Have now found it. The seafood pasta was amazingly good and the Shrimp Scampi to die for. Service was a little slow, but not disturbing (they were full on Friday night), the ambiance just right and our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.
We'll be back for sure !4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Five Star Diamond in the RuffThe entire staff was aware that this was an anniversary dinner and congratulated us. The table setting with flowers added (using the link on the confirmation email) was perfect. Each part of the meal was just right as far as quantity, quality and timing between servings. The price may be a bit higher than your average evening out, but for those special occasions the prices are acceptable.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at Joseph Tambellini's. We enjoyed it thoroughly once again. The menu includes a nice variety of dishes. The service was top notch and the ambiance is relaxed and enjoyable. We will be going back again soon.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurant!We were visiting our daughter and decided to check out one of the restaurants in the neighborhood. it was a great decision. The food was delicious. The wait staff was friendly, attentive and made excellent recommendations. We enjoyed the quiet relaxed atmosphere. We would definitely recommend Joseph Tambellini's and will plan on returning there the next time we are in Pittsburgh.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal is served in coursesThe meal is served in courses so you don't feel like you are being rushed so someone can get your table, the pasta served between the salad and entree was to die for and the desserts were out of this world. Great experince will be back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Joseph Tambellini's, and the experience lived up to the rave reviews and rating as one of the best Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh. The noise level is low and so it was a perfect place for a business discussion.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMissy & Joe provide Pgh. theMissy & Joe provide Pgh. the best experience one can possibly have in the city of 3 rivers!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience.Great dining experience. The personal visit from the chef was a nice touch. Great service and food selection.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, excellent server.Great food, excellent server. The hostess and the table we were given left much to be desired. I felt that we were given one of the worst tables is the restaurant. Perhaps because we used open table we were not given as much deference as call in guests??3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent EveningWe have been here many times and always the experience is great. One of the best of the Burg.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is hard not to agree withIt is hard not to agree with other reviewers. Joseph Tambellini consistently offers exceptional food and outstanding service-this is truly a wonderful dining experience!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the atmosphere, thisWe loved the atmosphere, this is a place you can get dressed up for or go casual and feel out of place. Our server recommended Joe's home made meatballs as a appetizer, not wanting to over eat we split one just for a taste test. WOW it was fantastic. Our server recited the special list, everything sounded so tasty but we stayed the course and went with the menu items. My wife had Pork Chop and I had the Home made Ravioli, Both items were off the chart fantastic! The meal comes with a choice of soup or salad, We both picked one and shared, Loved them both. You can not pick wrong there. Joe the owner and chef visited the table both before dinner to offer the kitchens willingness to prepare to your taste, And once after dinner for to make sur3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDo yourself a favor...GO!We've been to Joseph Tambellini's about ten times. I have to say that not only have we not had a bad meal, we've never even had an "ok" meal. The food is excellent...every time. The appetizers, salads and dessert are also always fantastic. Their 24 oz delmonico is the best I've had. It's a relatively small place but it's quiet, they take their time and the service is also terrific. I highly recommend Tambellini's for anyone who wants a great meal. You won't be sorry.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Italian restaurantThe best Italian restaurant we've found to date in the Pittsburgh area. Food is fantastic, the service is outstanding and the ambiance is perfect. The staff really works hard to make the experience memorable. We'll will be back often.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Pre-proposal dinner in PitDelicious food. It did take us a while to get our food, but it seemed to not be a regular problem as the server was very surprised and apologetic about it and even paid for our dessert (the creme brulee, which was DELICIOUS!!)
I proposed to my gf later that night, so I would say it was a romantic dinner success (she said yes!)3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steak is good at Joe's, too!I generally eat Italian or a fish dish when I dine here; I tried the Delmonico steak for the first time and it was scrumptious and cooked perfectly. All the meals are a delight to eat at Joseph Tambellini's.1/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMissy & Joe know how to makeMissy & Joe know how to make their customers feel like family. The food is awesome and the personal touch is unreal. Best location for a dinner in Pgh!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Great ReataurantsI do not know what a "dining experience" is but what I do know is that Joseph Tambellini restaurant is one of the great restaurants in Pittsburgh. Located in an out-of-the-way neighborhood it has the rare combination of excellent menu selection, great food, superior service, and an extensive but fairly priced wine list. The Owners/Chef also pay specific attention to their guests and assures that all is good to the guests' satisfaction. This is not a chain restaurant but an outstanding restaurant that focuses on and achieves high quality in all aspects.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM