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Vallozzi's Pittsburgh
Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

Vallozzi's Pittsburgh Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vallozzispittsburgh.com/
  • Phone: (412) 394-3400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11AM to 5PM
    Dinner: Monday-Friday 5PM-10PM
    Dinner: Saturday 4PM-11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Josiah Henry
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call for details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McMasters Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is $7 and begins at 5PM
A word from Vallozzi's Pittsburgh
Family owned and operated for over 50 years, following in the footsteps of Vallozzi's Classic Restaurant in Greensburg, PA. We use fresh, quality ingredients, as well as Italian meats cheeses flown in from Italy every week. Our wine list is extensive, with many wines available by the glass and by the bottle. We can host your intimate date, family dinner, business meetings, or larger parties in our banquet room. Or come enjoy a specially made cocktail in our bar area and a small bite.

Vallozzi's started over 50 years ago when Helen Vallozzi was selling homemade pastas out of her home. Helen opened a take out restaurant in Latrobe, PA a few years later where her popularity exploded. In 1977, Ernie Vallozzi moved his mothers location to Greensburg where it is still open and operating today. In 2012 Ernie's son Julian expanded the tradition in to downtown Pittsburgh.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or to host a group, Vallozzis is our go-to. The food and service are always wonderful."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "High priced; good quality and portion size; wait staff very attentive; great bar for pre dinner cocktails; altogether a good experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is a wonderful food oriented restaurant, amazing flavors. They just need to find out what they want their style to be. The decor & food say high end italian restaurant. The jamming music says it is a sports bar (pink Floyd, Pear Jam). The super high prices says its wine selections are too good for you. Service was just what you would expect polite and on the ball. We were there on a Friday night at 7pm and it was almost empty."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We couldn't put our finger on why, but we were really eager to finish up and pay. Our server was nice enough and the food was really totally incredible. (We did the Parmesan and balsamic fries, a side, as an appetizer; both of us did the ricotta ravioli as an entree and split a side of meatballs.) We loved our food, but just felt uncomfortable the entire time. Was it the odd, low lighting? The muted, melancholy colors? Don't know - don't care. Eat up front or outdoors if you can. Otherwise, get it to go! We went up the street to a bakery for dessert to escape...."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My friend and I refused to order wine, because we were under 21. From then on, the waiter (Eric) was horrible to us. He started to push things on us - "iced tea or sugar water" - in a condescending manner and treated us as if we couldn't afford the meal the entire time. When I explained I didn't eat much, he made fun of me. At the end, when we had finished, he sarcastically asked if we wanted to pack up the sauce left on our plates. It, coupled with the extremely long wait time for everything, was quite literally the most uncomfortable dining experience of my life. We might have been able to pay for the meal, but we only tipped 10%. Hopefully, that's the first and last time in my life service is so poor I have to do that."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I'd love this spot, if it weren't for the prices. The food is good. Sometimes very good, and sometimes not. I always walk away feeling it's trying to be this hip, upscale spot....but it's simply good Italian food. I just wish I wasn't helping to pay for their fancy decorating by spending so much on a drink."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We had a great experience and would recomend it to anyone who really likes good food!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Visited restaurant with my husband for lunch on a beautiful Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, the food ruined the experience of the lunch. We sat inside as all seats were filled outside which isn't a problem. However, my husband had to look at a brick wall (a majority of people have to do this based on their seating arrangement). The Pizza which is top rated (according to them) had a terrible, greasy crust that did not allow you to experience the sauce and cheese. My husband had the Salmon Salad -- The Salmon itself was not a choice cut (for the cost) and it was not even seasoned. Not an experience to remember nor try again!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Vallozzi's - Pittsburgh. Both the food and the service were outstanding. We highly recommend the crab cakes."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Our waiter, Eric, was superb. The food was absolutely delicious. Our table was in the back room. Noise level was as it should be. The front room is like being in a stadium. If I knew that I was going to have to sit in the front room, I would go elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The side salad was not good (some tasteless, small crunchy stuff in it, and the dressing was non-descript). The Veal Milanese was greasy and tasted more like the oil in the fryer, than anything else."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I had the filet for lunch. It is always great! A friend tried the quail and thought it was great as well. Always friendly attentive service. They are also known for their crab cakes and pizza."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have taken clients multiple times and been pleasently impressed with the food and service. Not this time. Food was dry and portions were smaller than in the past. Server was cold and in attentive."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "great spot for food and service. nice atmosphere , enjoyed being able to order off of main menu in bar area. wish I new the name of our waitress, she was exceptional."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We loved everything about our evening except for the food. The service and ambiance were terrific, but the meal was not really anything special. Good Mediterra bread with whipped ricotta and olive oil was a great way to start. The wine list was strong, and the wait staff were professional. The cheese sampler was okay, the ravioli home made, and the heirloom tomato sauce good. The standout was roasted cauliflower, surprisingly. I wish I could say we loved the entrees, but I can't. That said, I'd rather go to a well run, hospitable restaurant and have okay food, and walk out feeling like we had a nice evening, instead of stellar food with poor service. So, we'll return to Vallozzi's, but with slightly lowered expectations of the food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We will go back for sure....food and service were top notch. I would recommend Vallozzi's for a great dining experience. The veal was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The restaurant did what it was supposed to do; but Greg took it to another level with the service!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband's steak and scallops were really good. My gnocchi was average. The waiter was friendly and attentive but a little more so than I was comfortable. Overall it was good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent, I especially enjoyed the mushroom mac 'n cheese. Sitting outside with the hustle and bustle of the City going past made us feel as though we were in New York City."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Wonderful Italian Restaurant in the heart of Downtown across from PNC Plaza."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food was great and so was the service. Had the Alaskan Halibut and was cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "From the bar to the table, Vallozzi's is a wonderful experience. Every cocktail, wine choice, and dish were supreme. I will go again and recommend Vallozzi's for anyone who wants the whole experience. You can tell the bartenders, servers, chef, manager and owner love being there which makes you want to be there longer and come again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is excellent. Service - outstanding. Space is beautiful but very noisy. Will dine there again before the theatre."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I love the atmosphere in Vallozzi's, the food is good, the servers are always friendly."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our food and our experience! The meat and cheese plates from the mozzarella bar were outstanding."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "First time at Vallozzis downtown...What a treat....Great environment; excellent choices and food; service superb....What a downtown find and treasure...Loved everything about it..."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We walked up to the hosts, after they were done flirting with there manager i said hey.. we sat down, ordered our food and drinks with app. 30 minutes maybe 31 we got our drinks, then appetizers. 10 minutes later our food came, ok then we ordered a second round of drinks and aksed for more bread..... we were all done with our meals which were great and our drinks came with the checks. The place was 70% full so they werent busy.... our waiter asked us how our food was when he put it down... for four of us our bill was 234 dollars, fair if the service was on par but we will never go back unless the place gets new staff and a new manager.oh we still tipped 40 bux to the waiter because we are nice. no one ever apologized for the horrible timing"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great meal overall. Servers did a nice job explaining the menu. I will return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "food consistently good, the last few times we've been to the restaurant the noise level seemed to be a little high. perhaps it was the excitement of the theater crowd!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was excellent; white wine came too warm; waitress set up on ice to cool down. Family style starters were good; waitress suggested a hydbrid of the heirloom tomato salad with buffalo mozzarella; came out well. Crudo was good; sea urchin portion difficult to share; better set on an edible base of some sort. Main courses were excellent; linguini with sea urchin and scallops wonderful rich flavor. Lobster risotto excellent."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I had a business lunch with a potential referral source and it was so loud that we could not talk. It was also giving me a migraine"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Everything I had was great, it's a large restaurant, but beautiful. Definitely worth a visit."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I have eaten here in the past on several occasions. I thought that on this occasion the food was a little off compared to previous experience. Nevertheless, I really like this restaurant and hope my next visit will be more like previous visits."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Vallozzi's. The décor was attractive and the food was excellent. Gnocchi was my choice and I would certainly choose it again. The 'pick four' option was very compelling and offered a very diverse selection of choices. This was a business lunch and I can speak for the others in my party in saying that we all enjoyed our experience. On a less than satisfactory note: the wine pour was on the small side."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I got the suckling pig pappardelle and it was literally the best pasta dish I've ever had! Can't wait to go back and try something else. Someone I was with got crab cakes and they were just like huge piles of crabmeat. Great place!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This needs to be on everybody's list to dine at least monthly."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was excellent, atmosphere was mediocre because tables are close together and the room is loud when filled. They need to reduce the noise level"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The noise level was just right for a business lunch. I hate going to places that are so loud that you can't hear each other. The pizza was awesome."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We were seated for 45 minutes and still had not received a scrap of bread. Water was slow in coming and drinks took another 15 minutes. We asked for a bread basket and were left with just a glass of water. We decided to leave after 45 minutes and no hope if seeing any food in the foreseeable future. Tables that were seated after us had drinks and bread."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our waiter Brett was knowledgable and attentive but not overly. Normalli I don't eat fried food but the fried zucchini for an appetiser is exceptional. The beet and arugala salad is exceptional as well and highly recommended. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014