Vallozzi's Pittsburgh
Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vallozzispittsburgh.com/
  • Phone: 4123943400x
  • 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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Vallozzi's Pittsburgh reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)fit for foodies (49)great for lunch (40)romantic (37)good for groups (34)notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (22)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (12)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • E' gustoso
    JLC55VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Mi piace la cucina Italino! Manga, Era buonissimo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rkdr
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting. The food and service were both excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great downtown restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    All high marks for food, ambiance, location, value. The main dining room tends to get loud making business or casual conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mini vacation
    showstopper
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    If you have a special occasion & want a nice atmosphere to linger over your wine & well presented food, this is it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mwallace3544VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Normally go there for dinner so this was an exception. They have a 4 course sample menu that I never saw before and it is PEREFECT for lunch. You get to choose 4 small tastings that equal 1 normal lunch. Had the lobster stuffed tomato which was excellent. There were chunks of lobster and the meet of the tomato was firm and very meaty. The salmon with cucumber was exceptional as well. Combine great food with incredibly service makes a great lunchtime treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is always excellent. I have been back to this restaurant many times since learning about it and will continue to do so. Highly recommend the arancini appetizer and carbonara pasta. Dessert options are varied and I really like the option they have now of chocolates, you can choose by the piece so if you just want something small and sweet to end your meal you have that option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    hate2dine
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The overall experience was very disappointing for the following reasons. 1. It took almost a half-hour to serve the entrees after our order even though the restaurant was not busy at all that evening. 2. When the entrees were served, two of the orders were overcooked and all were luke-warm rather than hot. 3. When I made the reservation, I asked whether a special desert could be created as we were celebrating one of my daughters 40th birthday. I never received a response to this request. Therefore, I asked the waiter again when he asked whether we wanted to see desert menus. He asked the chef on our behalf whether a special desert could be prepared and came back with a response that the chef would not do something like this.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I absolutely love the whipped ricotta and bread! My husband loves their wild-caught salmon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meals
    goodie4food
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Went with three friends and all had great meals. The bread pudding dessert was airy and fabulously tasty; it is one of our favorites. The burnt orange crème brulee was terrific and had unusual and delicate flavor. Spaghetti carbonara reminded me of Italy in the texture of the pasta; it was spicy but good, and served in an unusual, but very convenient, dish. The big ravioli with beef was the most flavorful meal of the night. The crab cakes were reported to be excellent; I don't care for them in general so my opinion doesn't count. The fourth meal was also great, but I've forgotten what it was. And the cocktails were excellent -- I had a sidecar. We visited on a Wednesday night with no special events downtown, but the place was fairly full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food - incredible service!
    PAfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful hidden gem! The food was top notch- and the service was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • djohns
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It was a 30 minute wait for our food. that's too long at lunch. The salmon was overcooked and the risotto was pasty not creamy and it was oily. I would not recomend this.
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  • Molte buono Italiano - Pittsburgh
    RLCinVAVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We loved this place. We ordered 3 appetizers (buratta, fried artichoke hearts and arancini) for two diners because we couldn't eliminate any, we also had mains. We finished practically all of it, it was so wonderful!! The wine was an unusual one, which we greatly enjoyed. Molte buono Vallozzi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Downtown Staple
    lewilhelm
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian food
    MaryH
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    High priced; good quality and portion size; wait staff very attentive; great bar for pre dinner cocktails; altogether a good experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    mmhanakVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great... odd experience though
    DavePVIP
    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....
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service ever!
    VCCS
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
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  • Too pricey. Nice atmosphere.
    Marscup2VIP
    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.
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  • foodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a great experience and would recomend it to anyone who really likes good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the price
    ExperienceFoodVIP
    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!
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  • Great Place
    Greensburgers
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Vallozzi's - Pittsburgh. Both the food and the service were outstanding. We highly recommend the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experience
    Eric
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't order Veal Milanese
    disappointed
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    pghkid
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was an unsatisfactory visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rocky
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive service, and okay food
    Pghdish
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • Food and service - excellent!
    BBAJ
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great
    Mangiare
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The restaurant did what it was supposed to do; but Greg took it to another level with the service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    Nat8990
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 9, 2014 Visit
    PennyJuly92014Review
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Wonderful Italian Restaurant in the heart of Downtown across from PNC Plaza.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    PM2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food was great and so was the service. Had the Alaskan Halibut and was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gastronomic Heaven
    Dollydiner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummmmm
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food is excellent. Service - outstanding. Space is beautiful but very noisy. Will dine there again before the theatre.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • trigger
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I love the atmosphere in Vallozzi's, the food is good, the servers are always friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    AmandaDe
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We really enjoyed our food and our experience! The meat and cheese plates from the mozzarella bar were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Find in Downtown
    Chablis33VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Manager needs Fired
    prl01
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great meal overall. Servers did a nice job explaining the menu. I will return.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.