Top tierLydia's in pittsburgh is a fabulous dinning experience!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI wish I lived in the burghI'd be eating here all the time.
Service: the best
Food : awesome
Enough said.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Family StyleFour of us enjoyed the most delicious family style dining on Mother's day. The menu choices gave a wide selection from which to choose and were delicious. The quantity of the food was great - no one went home hungry. Everyone gets to their own dessert so no one shared a dessert. I believe it the best value on the menu. We eat at Lidia's at least 4 times a year on special occassions but Sunday Family Style will get us there more often.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThe food was amazing! I go there for special occasions and am always thrilled with every aspect of dining at Lidia's.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMfantasticit was our first time and from the time we walked in until we left were attended to and the food selections were great and staff was great5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening outThis was a great Saturday evening out to dinner. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and customer oriented. I got the pasta trio and could not have been happier. The pre-dinner bread and dip was delicious and flavorful. They bring out 3 pans of pasta, as well as Parmesan cheese for fresh grating, and it was all superb. The one time that our candle went out, 3 seconds later, it was replaced. This was great for a romantic night out. I had some of my girlfriend's chicken cacciatore with pesto spaetsel(pardon the spelling) and that was great too. Come on out and have a nice night.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely for lunchThis is such a nice place for lunch. Great food and good value. Beautiful lighting in restaurant.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!!!!Have been to Lydia's MANY times. The meals have always been superb. The best part is the ever changing menu items. Each item on the menu is a delicacy which makes it difficult to choose which one you want to try. I always enjoy the Pasta Trio because I get to taste and eat three different items. Now to the desserts.......Oh MY..........the honeydew sorbet was a treat. It tasted like a fresh honeydew ......only BETTER! My favorite restaurant. The best service......the servers explain the menu to you in intricate detail.
Atmosphere does not get any better!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceShowed up for our 6pm reservation right on time and were immediately seated. Wait staff was professional, attentive and polite. Both of us had the Past Trio, which was outstanding. A little pricey for pasta, but well worth it.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful brunchWe visited Lidia's to celebrate a friend's birthday. Our table tried the Pasta Trio and Salmon. Both were excellent. The staff was courteous and friendly, while remaining professional at all times. I would recommend Lidia's and definately plan to return soon.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy mama.I trusted Lydia's chefs to serve a meal for my son the day before he ran a marathon just as I would have made for him in my home. My husband and I were early, waited at the bar for the rest of our party, and watched the staff all roll up their sleeves to accommodate the masses that had descended on Pittsburgh because of the marathon and college graduation ceremonies. We were seated near the antipasto/dessert tables filled with a wonderful selection of fresh dressed spring vegetables, platters of meats, soup, olives, and dutch ovens filled with special mussels, white beans and broccoli rabe. Everyone enjoyed the pasta served hot from pans. Even the gluten free member of our party enjoyed a delicious pasta. Very delicious and festive lunch!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA complete success!The service was impeccable!! The food extraordinary! The Ambience was perfect!!! Thanks Lydia's for making my visit one special night!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPure excellenceLidia's is absolutely wonderful. Great for any occasion. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the food is purely excellent.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I took my parentsMy husband and I took my parents to Pittsburgh for their birthdays. We found Lidia's online for things to do on Smallman Street. They love Italian food and also love to cook so we thought it would be a great treat to eat at Lidia's. I have watched Lidia on television for years and was so excited to eat at her restaurant. The place was fabulous and we had a great time. My only complaint was the caesar salad. The menu said shaved Grana Padana cheese and my mother and I both ordered the salad. It was delicious, but we both only got one little sliver of the cheese. Lidia always used the Grana Padana on her cooking show and that was why I ordered the salad. It was so tasty, I wish it would have had a few more shavings. We will return.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, efficientWonderful food, efficient and friendly service and the biggest plus of all, a good downtown (the Strip is almost downtown) restaruant that is open on Sundays after a play or concert in the Cultural District!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a favorite. If youAlways a favorite. If you haven't been to Lidia's GO!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only thing better thanThe only thing better than the food, was the service.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed Lidia's so muchWe enjoyed Lidia's so much the first time that we went back later in the week while we were in Pittsburgh. They offer a pasta trio that is excellent. The chef prepares three different pastas each night and you get portions of all to try. The best part is you can get additional helpings. My favorite was the ravioli. My dining partner ordered the cabbage rolls and they were also very good. Service was excellent, the wine list was good and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We did not drive but self parking did not look like it was a problem at all. They also had valet parking. I would highly recommend Lidia's.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood Stew was excellent. Bread,Seafood Stew was excellent.
Bread, breadsticks and spreads were excellent.
Great service!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Brunch as AlwaysAmazing brunch, as always! Been here many times for brunch and the service/food never disappoint. Between the 3 courses (Italian app and dessert buffets and served main dish), complimentary mimosa/bloody mary + coffee, quality of all food/drinks, and professional/knowledgeable staff, the value of this brunch is unbelievable. It is now our go-to brunch spot and we look forward to sharing it many of our friends.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food! We love theExcellent food! We love the pasta trio. You get 3 homemade pastas of the day served table side . It is all you can eat, but classy and delicious.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dinner at Lidia's.We enjoyed our dinner at Lidia's. We were both very pleased with size of the servings. The salad was outstanding and complemented the dinner very nicely. The salmon was extremely good and done just right to maintain the taste. The table was to the right of the main dining area and it was noisy and hard to have a conversation with my wife. There were two busloads of people dining in the main area which made the overall atmosphere more noisy than we liked. I did not ask about parking before we arrived so we were not aware of valet parking being available. Now we know. The day before we visited I received a call from a young lady asking us if we were going to keep our reservations. She talked so fast that we could not understand her4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe totally enjoyed our mealWe totally enjoyed our meal at Lidia's! We were talking about it 2 days later on our way home to Chicago!
A wonderful dining experience!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress was amazing,Our waitress was amazing, unfortuantly I did not get her name, but she was amazing!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM5 ladies had a birthday dinner5 ladies had a birthday dinner at Lidia's and we were seated on time, given a very nice table as requested, and had a wonderful dinner. We all tried the 3 pasta combo dinner We very much enjoyed it.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMENJOYED MY DINNING EXPERIENCEENJOYED MY DINNING EXPERIENCE TO THE FULLEST. THE SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC AND THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING. WOULD RECOMMEND LYDIAS TO ANYONE.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love going to Lidia's.We love going to Lidia's. The staff is very attentive and courteous. The food is outstanding. We will go back many times with our friends. We highly recommend this restaurant for many reasons.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne small change - big difference!Had a great time - wonderful food and service. Would like to have had a dinner salad as part of the price - rather than have it as a separate ala carte item.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional dining experience!Our experience at Lidia's was beyond our expectation. Our server Lissa was so well versed on the menu and wine list. We felt fortunate to have had her since it made our experience that much more enjoyable.
We will definitely return!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPasta Trio!Lydia's pasta trio is not to be missed! Fantastic varieties of fresh, house-made pasta, served table-side & refilled to your hearts content. Truly a delicious option, and always a different selection with each visit. My favorite this visit was the gnocchi with peas in cream sauce, but I'm still hoping to have the ravioli with braised tender beef (spare rib?) on the trio menu again. Incredible! We had a great night with our out-of-town guests who left feeling completely impressed at our local gem of a restaurant, nestled in Pittsburgh's Strip District. What a great experience to share with friends who enjoy good wine and delicious food! Go to Lidia's Pittsburgh for a memorable night in the city, and a meal you'll not soon forget!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived to find that theWe arrived to find that the Chef prepares a taster menu on Monday nights only which includes bread and cheese sticks, goat cheese bruschetta, a sampler of Ladia's three pasta dishes (very tasty, a choice of three entrees and dessert all paired with two glasses of selected wines and limoncello. Marvellous preparation for a first time guest at one of Lidia's restaurants. There service was terrific and the atmosphere outstanding. We'd be back in a heartbeat.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff... great service...Great staff... great service... great food...great place!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten at Lidias aWe have eaten at Lidias a few times now and it has been great each time.
The food is delicious and there are great options to choose from on the menu.
The staff are all very friendly and professional. Overall it is a wonderful dining experience!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time.We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the service was great. Very nice atmosphere.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth itMy wife and I enjoyed our dinner - we were amazed at how quickly our orders were taken and our bread, salad, dinner, and wine were served. We both ordered the Pasta Trio - cooks hustle around the restaurant and serve the pasta right out of the pan table-side. They also come around later to see if seconds are desired! We were also amazed at how the whole staff seemed to really hustle and concentrate on their jobs. It did take a while for the waitress to come back to take our dessert order then to have dessert served, but the restaurant got very busy due to a show at a nearby theater. If the first part of our meal was not served so efficiently, we probably would not have noticed the delay in the dessert. Overall a good experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff was very attentive andStaff was very attentive and friendly. The brunch had delightful and varied selections to munch on; my guest and I left very full.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Lida's severalWe have been to Lida's several times. We have never been dissappointed. Great food, great people and great wine list.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and service was outstanding. The red Bordeaux was a steal. The pastry chef is incredible. My only criticisms: the French onion soup was not hot and the water may have been tap water and not filtered waters.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent Italian restaurant,An excellent Italian restaurant, great food, fine service, varied menu and always ready to adjust their many offerings to suit the customer.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster BrunchEaster brunch at Lidias was amazing. It is obvious that the staff goes through extensive training. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat in Pittsburgh.Great food experience. This is our second time visiting the Pittsburgh location while on vacation in the U.S., and we are going to try and make it an annual visit.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Food, Excellent ServiceMy husband and I went to Lidia's for Easter Brunch. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly. We explained that we were about 45 minutes early but the smiling gentleman said not a problem and seated us at a window table. Moments later our friendly waitress introduced herself, asked if we had dined with them before and explained how the brunch experience would progress. The service would be family style and tableside service with the choice of entrée and beverage.
Let the dining experience begin. I choice to start with a mimosa and my husband had a bloody mary. After our drinks were served, we were asked if we had any questions regarding our entrée selections. My husband knew what he wanted but I was torn between two. Based on the recomm3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDING FOODThe food selection is great. The food quality is outstanding. Service with much attention to detail. A really great dining experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian GemThis is my favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. The food is amazing, the people are wonderful, and the wine list is amazing. The sommelier, Franco, is our favorite. He has turned us on to some of the most amazing Italian wines. He is the best!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was done rightEverything was done right here. The server was professional and personable. The food was excellent and portioned perfectly. It was reasonable. We will definately be back for more than brunch.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely Did NOT Disappoint!I live in Prince George, VA and I was very excited to be able to finally dine @ Lidia's Pittsburgh! It did not disappoint! Our group included our small family of three and another couple. The brunch menu offered something for everyone, including our 5 year old son. My husband had the pasta trio which included mushroom ravioli that almost made me regret ordering the filet of beef... almost. The filet was sea salt rubbed and cooked to order. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Brunch also includes a complimentary drink of either a mimosa or bloody mary. I would highly recommend Lidia's Pittsburgh!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were at Lidia's for theWe were at Lidia's for the Saturday Brunch the day before Easter. Our server was fabulous and explained to us how everything worked. The appetizer/dessert table was nicely presented and kept full at all times. All of our party opted for the three pasta selection and were very pleased with the ravioli and the seafood offering.The one and only dissapointment was the selection with the peas, they appeared and tasted like they were from a can. Maybe it was the time of year that fresh peas were not available. his was the only misstep in an otherwise memorable dining experience. We will certainly retun to Lidia's onour next visit.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family and I were onlyMy family and I were only in town for a night and we had to make sure we visited Lidias. Our dinner was great. The lamb was excellent along with the chicken cacciatore. If we are in town again definitely a stopping point!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBuonissimo!As expected, we had a great time, and a wonderful meal. Wine list is nice - features Bastianich wines, as well as a selection of $25 bottles. Don't miss dessert and an Amaro after dinner!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Little of Italy with classThe food was delicious as expected. The wait staff were very knowledgeable about all the selections and what they were made with. Wait staff very attentive and met all needs and answered all questions about menu.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM