Wonderful food! And the owner
Wonderful food! And the owner personally came around to all the tables to make sure that the food was perfect. Will definitely be back!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I returned here
My wife and I returned here after a good experience on our first visit. The food is very nice and the portions are substantial. The gouda appetizer was excellent. The service was very good as well. Furthermore, the chef/owner acknowledged and thanked us for the business. we will come again.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our dining group had a delicious
Our dining group had a delicious meal. All had different entrees, and all were simply delectable! Delicious and unique food combinations. We are grateful for Sausalido!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very nice byob. Portions
A very nice byob. Portions are large....this is a good thing, but in future I would not order an appetizer. Both of the dishes we had (duck and trout special) were good, but rich. My only criticism: the waiter raved about how delicious and terrific the trout special was, and then when he brought the dish, commented that this was not the fish he had "seen" in the kitchen earlier -- making clear that his recommendation when I ordered was not based on actually having tried the dish. At this price level, the wait staff should either have tasted everything on the menu and be able to make real assessments, or at the very least be honest (i.e., "I haven't tasted that special, but it looks great."
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My first and not the last
My first and not the last visit to Sausalido was a real pleasure. We were a party of 6 and each ordered a different entree. EVERY one of them was fantastic. The entrees included Duck, Crab Cakes, Seafood Stew, the fish special, Mahi Mahi over a mushroom ragu was very delicious (my dish) Chicken & Ravioli. The sauces were excellent also. All six of us were extremely pleased with the menu, atmosphere, service and food. The portions were very generous, and a delicious white bean hummus was waiting on the table along with fresh, delicious bread.
I have to commend Ed, our waiter who was patient, informative, helpful and had a great sense of humor!
It's a BYOB without a corkage fee that is more than a glass of wine, just $2.00 per pers
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were getting together for
We were getting together for my husband and sons birthday and the staff was nice enough to put candles on their deserts. We didn't expect them to be on the house but they were!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything our grouped needed
Everything our grouped needed to have a successful meeting. We loved the food.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Alternative for dinner and a show
We were looking for an alternative for dinner before a show in the cultural district. We usually eat downtown, but wanted something different. We were intrigued by the menu and not disappointed. The seafood stew was fresh and clean tasting, and the salmon risotto creamy and flavorful. The server was extremely attentive and amusing, as well.
We started dinner at 5:30 PM which allowed ample time to enjoy dinner and still be downtown for an 8 o'clock curtain.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was by far one of the
This was by far one of the best restaurants I have been to in Pittsburgh. The food was amazing as well as the service. It is BYOB but our server suggested that we go to the distributor across the street and had no problem with us bringing in a case of good beer. The best thing was that it was not crowded on a Friday night even though it is by far some of the best food I have eaten. An awesome place and highly recommended.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, not the best
Excellent food, not the best I've ever had. Service outstanding. Owner came to our table and ask about our meals. Ambience could be improved. Restaurant needs a makeover. Parking is on-street, which can be difficult to find on busy evenings. An off-street public parking lot, but it is a few blocks away. BYOB which is nice, but I usually like to purchase a mixed drink and not bring my own. Three meals, salad, appetizer, 3 soft drinks came to $97 (without tip). I would not frequent Bloomfield at night - especially with no restaurant parking lot. We dined at 5:30 after CLO show downtown, so it was still light. Two police incidents that morning, though. Very good food, but I don't know that I would return.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice byob with great food.
Dillion was an attentive waiter and made us smile. The food was great and not a long wait. In fact the timing was spot on. Loved the gnocchi!
The corkage fee was best I have seen at a byob. We definitely will return.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good restaurant. However,
Very good restaurant. However, we did not dine until 9 pm on a Saturaday evening. By that time, they had run out of several menu items which was unfortunate. This was my second time at the restaurant and I would go back again.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great service!
Great food and great service! There were six for dinner and everyone loved their meal!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cute place. Great food. Byob.
Cute spot. Was a small dining area, which I enjoyed. Food was great!!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, & the staff was friendly & helpful.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Handled our group of 10 with
Handled our group of 10 with ease. Everyone loved the meal and service. Wonderful!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group of friends get together at a different restaurant every other month and enjoy trying different places. Sausalido definitely was one of our favorites and we'll try to return. We enjoyed the great service as our waitress-can't recall her name but she was wonderful-was very accommodating to a group of female friends who wanted time to talk and catch up and have a fun, leisurely evening together. The food was great! We each ordered something different and shared and I would go back for any of the 4 entrees we tried. Prices were most reasonable but quality was still high. The fact that they provide you with yummy bread and a great dip before dinner, the fresh salad is included and it's BYOB were all good for 4 women on tight budgets.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was treating a friend for lunch as a "thank you" for some efforts we were collaborating on. He loved his lunch (Sausalido Sandwich) and soup, and I loved mine (Salmon). I'll definitely return for a couple more menu listings to feast on.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've eaten here a couple of times and each time the food just gets better. Great wait staff as well.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, especially
Food was great, especially the bean dip with bread.
Everyone in our party "cleaned their plate"!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stands out on Liberty Avenue
I've walked past this restaurant many times & Saturday night was the first time I ventured inside. We had reservations for 7:30 but got hungry earlier; the staff were happy to find us a table at 7:00. The service was friendly & attentive. My only complaint regarding the service is that the courses came out a little too fast; we hadn't finished with one when the next one appeared. I ordered the steak & it was delicious, cooked just the way I like it, medium rare which to me means red but not raw in the center. It was garnished with some sort of fresh vegetable relish.
My companion had the fish of the day, swordfish, served with a coconut curry sauce and said it was the best fish he ever tasted, high praise from one who eats fish every day.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was great.
Service was great.
Food was very good.
Love Love the byob
When we arrived bread and a very good white bean dip was already on the table.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great job to everyone for
Great job to everyone for an excellent birthday meal
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Bloomfield
As frequent diners to Sausalido, we have always been more than happy with our overall experience. The food is one of the best in Bloomfield.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We keep going back, everything we've had is great and the servers are so very nice! Thanks again!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, varied menu
Excellent food, varied menu and seamless service. Don't forget to BYOB.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitress Erin star of the show!
We were taken in by our waitress, Erin's, enthusiasm for the food. We asked for her advice on what to order and she wholeheartedly made suggestions for the hearty chicken/corn soup and the smoked gouda as appetizer. Then she suggested the pork chops and said the crab cakes/risotto were excellent. The Pork chop must have been 1.5 inches thick and everything was wonderful.
but Erin was the star of our experience. She was engaging, positive and loved her job...you could feel it!
We'll be back....and tell others!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is very good and
The food is very good and the wait staff is very good. The owner paid a visit to make certain all was good.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saucalido--The Perfect Bistro
Imagine the perfect bistro, nestled in the heart of Bloomfield, Pittsburgh's Little Italy. Fresh and interesting food (don't resist the specials--my rainbow trout over bacon polenta, topped with light cream sauce, was memorable--as was the marscapone cheesecake shared with a friend). Charming waitstaff (our server greeted me with, "You look like fun!"). Cozy and unpretentious ambiance (warm bread and bean dip were waiting for us on a slate table studded with glass stars). A handsome proprietor who asked sincerely how we liked our meal, and then regretted that we couldn't stay (we had theater tickets) to hear him play alto sax. Just don't forget to BYOB!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Pittsburgh!
Seriously wishing I tried this place sooner! Everything was delicious, from the bread plate with hummus, to the smoked Gouda appetizer, house side salad and risotto of the day!! It's BYoB which is always a winner in my book. Wait staff was sweet, friendly and very helpful for indecisive guests! My boyfriend and I CAnNOT wait to go back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sausalido service is exceptional
Every time i have dined at Sausalido, I have felt like they took such good care of us!
Service is attentive without being annoying - just right.
The food is always wonderful. And I love that it is BYOB. But the service - exceptional!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience!
The menu changes by the season, so there is always an assortment of great new options. The portions are healthy....no 'small plates' here. And the people are welcoming and friendly. Truly a 'neighborhood gem'.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous, inventive food!
Best dinner we had in Pitts. Server was stressed as there was a private party, plus a lot of walk ins without a reservation. That said, the chef did not disappoint. He is a CIA grad and the quality shows. Wish I lived here so I could return! Great evening for innovative and interesting dishes
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice surprise!!
After going to Italian Days in Bloomfield a few weeks ago I saw Sausalido and remembered being there for lunch years ago. I'm surprised it took me this long to go back!! It was wonderful. I had the pork chop which was THE best pork chop I have ever eaten. I substituted risotto for the potatoes which was fabulous!! The potatoes were also delicious as I snuck a few bites off of my huband's plate. Our waiter; Ed, was the best. Effecient, professional and very friendly. I would come back just to see him! If you haven't been to Sausalido...run don't walk! It's quite a nice surprise waiting for you in Bloomfield.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had lunch here before...
... but never dinner. Was very pleasantly surprised! Food was really terrific.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Max was terrific and guided us through the menu so that we all ordered something we really liked.
The crab cakes were awesome and the risotto as well.
The star of the night was the bean dip that comes with the bread... why the heck is that so good??
Made me look good in front of the stepkids.....
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is the main reason I go out to eat. The food here is always way above par. And you get so much of it. This place is great for unique dishes that are very flavorful. Everyone in our party of four were quite pleased with our dinner selections. Another plus, the handsome waiters are very attentive. You will never be disappointed at Sausalidos. I'm looking forward to my next meal there. Make your reservation and enjoy!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Service!
Three of us dined at Sausalido this week. We all really enjoyed our dinners, one had crab cakes, another swordfish and the third butternut squash ravioli. We all had the beet salad which is always a treat! Highly recommend Sausalido for business dinners, romantic dinners and groups. Nick, the owner is always a great host!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great lunch experience at Sausalido. The food was excellent (salmon with quinoa and mixed veggies). We were not rushed even though there were not many other patrons at the time. Our server was very pleasant and the other employees were friendly as well.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This neighborhood gem has become one of my favorites! I have dined at Sausilido twice in the past month and anticipate I will be going back in the near future! Our server; Erin was both entertaining and effecient! Our food was exceptional. The pork chop is the best in the city as is the risotto!! Try it you will like it!! BYOB too!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, nice atmosphere, byob
I have been here a few times, and each time the food selection and preparation have been very good. The menu has a nice variety, and the staff, from waitress to cook, have been friendly and helpful. Never too hard to find a parking spot in Bloomfield, and being a byob is always a plus. At my last visit, I had the green tea creme brule with scorched marshmallows on top. So good! One of my fave places in Pittsburgh to eat and bring visitors.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night
My wife and I made reservations for Saturday night about 5 hours before we were going to arrive. Not surprisingly a table wasn't ready when we arrived, waited about 20 minutes for a table. We started off with the Smoked Gouda and it was amazing. We had the daily risotto and the daily fish which at the time was trout. But meals were very flavorful and we are hoping to come back for the pork special. The night we were there the restaurant was crowded and the tables very close, but not loud even with the few groups present. Overall, food was great and we will be heading back soon.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little bistro that could
My wife and I have never had a bad meal here. She almost always orders the salmon, but chose the crab cakes this time. She wasn't disappointed. I ordered the day's risotto -- spinach, bacon, gorgonzola -- very tasty. They give you a lot for a reasonable price here. Our only complaint is that the cheesecake wasn't ready for serving when we dined; it's so good here that we often indulge.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good time as always!
We enjoyed a marvelous dinner once again at Sausalido. Crab cakes outstanding and risotto of the day good as usual!! Our server Ed was outstanding, very hard working and attentive and friendly. We were seated upstairs, don't particularly like it up there, would prefer to be downstairs but overall our party of 4 had a very enjoyable evening!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've eaten at this restaurant often and are always pleased with the preparation and variety of dinner options.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent from start to finish! We shared several appetizers, including the smoked Gouda, brussel sprouts and pumpkin shrimp bruschetta and all tasted great! The sprouts were not covered in oil or fried like you find at many places, and they tasted great! The complimentary white bean dip is a nice tasty touch! I had the pork chop, which was cooked to perfection and paired perfectly with the potatoes. Service is good, but they do seem to want to get you in and out quickly, this is BYOB which helps keep costs down, but entrees are a bit pricey! I definitely would recommend and plan on going back! They only split checks for parties over 6, but they did split the cost on cards so that worked fine!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food & Service
Sausalido has never disappointed me or anyone of several groups I have brought there for dinner. The food is always exceptional. We really enjoyed the smoked gouda and brussel sprouts appetizers. It's also BYOB which helps to keep the price down.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM