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Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chefpino.com
  • Phone: (412) 361-1336
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Mico
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jen Mico (412) 361-1336

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hastings Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Non-metered street parking.
A word from Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Welcome to Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar!
Pino's is a small neighborhood eatery tucked away in Pittsburgh's popular East End neighborhood of Point Breeze. We have 19 tables and 10 seats at the comfortable bar where you will often find regulars from the neighborhood and new guests enjoying dinner and drinks. With a warm decor of Italian mosaic tabletops, rich woods and colors, Pino's is a welcoming spot where Executive Chef & Owner Joseph "Pino" Mico proves there's more to Italian cuisine than just red sauce. Here you will find a merging of creative interpretations of the Italian classics as well as Mediterranean cuisine that is thoughtful and complex.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Pino's food selection is fun. It has standard items, like flatbreads with neat twists like sweet pea pesto, prosciutto and smoked gouda! The location is adorable. The restaurant is in this tiny little main street business district of Point Breeze. Oh, and they have a frequent diner program and the food can be ordered via WheelDeliver.com, which is perfect for a night at home!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "While the service was very good and the restaurant itself a lovely place; the food left much to be desired. After reading the reviews prior to dining there we were looking for a taste delight. The beans and greens were very flat flavorwise (needed a punch up of garlic). The diver scallops were good and the presentation was very nice. Our meals were just ok - my risotto was very disappointing in what was expected - two shrimp and a small piece of calamari on a red-sauce risotto. The steamed salmon with mousseline left much to be desired. While we wouldn't write this place off - I think next time I'll just have pizza and save some $$."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "One of my new favorites. Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Great wine list and wine deals. A quaint spot that has it all!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant with outstanding food and excellent service. Drinks are a little pricey for the area. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Loved the whole experience - wished we had not waited. Food, wine, service, and atmosphere tremendous. Enjoyed the meatball, calamari, and root veggie board apps; and multiple specials for the entrees. Will definitely be coming back. Cannot wait for the front doors/windows to open up for Spring - should be an awesome street experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went here for our anniversary. We found it through the open table app. I saw Pittsburgh and assumed heart of the city and 20 mins walk to and from a parking garage. When we arrived to the GPS location, it's a cute little street in Oakland. We parked right outside the front door and our table was already set and ready for us when we walked in. The staff was very attentive and someone was always around to clear a plate or refill a drink. The only reason the food gets four stars is because I ordered a grilled chicken baby kale salad and the chicken was dry and a little burnt and the dressing and Parmesan cheese didn't mesh well. My other half got the risotto and that was amazing! We plan to go back a lot. And the italian fries are a must!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The staff is very attentive and the menu always changing- try the specials and under $30 wine list. Perfect place for a night out, comfortable and relaxed."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We are from Philly and were visiting our son in Pittsburgh. A friend recommended Pino's as one place they thought was nice. We are so happy we dined there. All appetizers, entree's and desserts were simply well prepared and extremely tasty. The Bolognese Veal Sauce with Penne was the best I have ever tasted. The service was also prompt and very friendly and our waitress made us feel at home. I honestly cannot think of anything we were not pleased with. The noise level was loud but we didn't go there to pray. We will definitely dine again on return trips. If you like great food from a cozy, non-chain restaurant, you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Service was friendly, prompt and informative, Meals were plated nicely and served hot. My wife's Chicken Romano was the most tender she has had in ages. Tried the Italian Fries were a nice starter."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed Pino very much. Appetizer selections are outstanding and tasted wonderful. There were several items on the menu I could have selected for entree. The wine list was very good and we loved the selection of traditional Italian cocktails."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was great - food, wine, our server - everything. Love it and we'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Pino's is great place. It is a small local restaurant with just a few tables and a nice bar. It was an intimate setting but did not feel overcrowded. The food and service was great. I would definitely dine there again and would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my first trip to Pino's. I sampled the itailian fries they were very good. Also this was my first time having a warm spinach salad w/ chicken very good. Portion was just right."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We have not into this restaurant for quite some time and were pleasantly surprised by the redecorating, The great food options and the delicious taste of most of the meals that we had. I'm not a big duck eater and the duck to me was not that flavorful but my flatbread and my husband pasta dish were both flavorful, filling and delicious, we Will be coming back soon for sure Thank you for a wonderful experience"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Four of us went on a Saturday night, and everything was very very good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was surprisingly good. Interesting appetizers like a roasted veggie board. You can find good choices if you are a healthy eater. Excellent bar tender."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Server didn't seam interested. She was just an order taker. Asked for recommendations and gave us generic answers. Wasn't that impressed with food either.. We got all small plates so maybe that's where we went wrong? Tables next to us got entrees they looked really good.. Would have ordered large plates but was not hungry for a heavy meal.... But small plates where below average in my opinion.. Boyfriend ordered a drink I believe it had blue coat gin, lemon cello, sage and I simple syrup.. Tasted like wood cleaner in my opinion... Not a person that usually writes bad reviews but I think owner should know to improve!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Fabulous Italian food from a Pittsburgh native chef--Always had the best meals here!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Staff was very friendly - a true neighborhood feel. Food are very good and wine pairings went well with the meal. Had a very good time and will be going back soon"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We had a later night Monday reservation (8:30), and the restaurant was fairly empty--unexpected for restaurant week, but an enjoyable experience. All three courses were fantastic."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Food was exceptional. The menu was not the same old Italian fair.The flatbreads amazing! Duo Beef is worth a Duo visit.Service is exemplary. I would like to have a meal here in the summer. The front end of the restaurant opens up. Definitely a go to!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was well thought out. From wine to food to service. The food was wonderful and the chef made his rounds to talk to everyone. Great wine and beer list. Fantastic last dinner of 2013!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The cocktails were very short and really want seafood grilled instead of poached. . Martina's are expensive and need to be a full cocktail. Love the space but really need more quality for my money. The acoustics need to be addressed, although the service was excellent . Really love the restaurant but we need a descent cocktail for 14.00 instead of an ounce of alcohol."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Love the ambience and the neighborhood feel! service was good, food was good + - that said - it was expensive - feels like you want to be a regular - but is too pricey so better for a special occasion place."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Had an amazing Baby Kale Caesar with roasted mushrooms. Good pasta. A little neighborhood GEM."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We visit Pino's often and we have a great experience every time. The staff is friendly and the food excellent. We went early to catch the end of happy hour and with their new 6 for $6 happy hour food menu that is a can't miss!!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We had been planning to try this restaurant for awhile and were very disappointed when we finally went. This is a trendy appearing neighborhood restaurant but very overpriced for what it offers. Cost is out of proportion to quality. Service was very slow. We waited 1/2 hour for a table even with a reservation. Once seated, food service was also slow. Food quality was average and the only item that we would consider outstanding was the tiramasu for dessert. We went with friends and noise level was so high that we could not hear them talk. In summary, ordinary restaurant with pretentions to be more than it is."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "The drinks, salad and dessert were all very good. We were very dissapointed in the entree. I had the Tutti Mari which was just ok. This dish was much better when I have ordered it at other restaurants. My husband had the Rigatoni with Lamb Bolognese. Again, this dish was just ok and way over priced!! I have made this dish at home and it was far superior to the dish we were served. This is a cute place to meet for drinks, but I would not stay for dinner the next time."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We had a party of 9 on a busy Saturday night at Pino's and had a great time. The food was outstanding. We shared Italian fries and house salads for appetizers. The fried herbs on the fries were a delicious, fun twist. The salads were bright, colorful and fresh. For mains, we had the lamb chop and tagine veal features. One in our party is a chef. It has been over 20 years since I've seen him enjoy a meal in a restaurant. This was the night! Others in our party had the butternut squash ravioli and scallop/seafood pasta dish.... also very happy campers. Our server knew the menu well - both kitchen and bar. Excellent cocktails and perfect wine recommendations. Service was attentive and friendly. It was too loud for conversation. No one cared."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "we enjoyed outdoor dining on Friday, just after the rains left. the place was raucous with customers. lamb was great, fish was so-so. enjoy!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Owners greeted us at the front door and were extremely friendly and accommodating. The menu has some unique items. The homemade pasta was delicious. I highly recommend this charming neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 7/26/2013