Casbah

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3473 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Exploring & expanding upon the cuisines of the Mediterranean region, Casbah is one of Pittsburgh's premier dining destinations. The menu changes seasonally, offering imaginative new tastes & textures using the region's finest ingredients. Menu selections include a variety of meat, seafood, vegetarian entrees, & house-made desserts. The richly appointed lounge boasts a wine list recognized by Wine Spectator with an Award of Excellence, showcasing over 40 wines by the glass & a creative array of wine flights.
Casbah promises an exciting, sophisticated gourmet dining experience in an intimate, comfortable atmosphere. On the first floor, the year-round heated patio & Southern European-inspired dining room offer elegant seating in an open, warm space. For more seductive & intimate dining, the lower level, with a glass-enclosed wine room, stone-covered walls & innovative lighting provides the coziest of retreats.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casbah has an excellent atmosphere for quiet, fancy dining. The food is outstanding, and the cocktails are fantastic. We had a really great time ad will come back for more

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vipJayP
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan B was our server and she was so very kind and made us feel very welcome.

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DaveM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique dishes with great flavor. Excellent service. We enjoyed the lamb shank and the duck ravioli. A truly delightful evening.

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Chocho
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The waiter forgot to give us doggy containers, so did we. Otherwise everything was delicious.

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LaurieM
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casbah is always a great place for a special dinner. The food and service were outstanding as always.

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ThumbsUp
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, fabulous food. Great as always. Thank you!

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alison726
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Casbah delivered a delightful experience. The food was interesting and perfectly prepared. Our server was attentive without being over present. I will return and enthusiastically recommend the brunch to others.

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JayVee
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!!
Always a great experience.

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mertpa1
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent, the food was great. We especially enjoyed the scallop appetizer and the Chilean Sea Bass. The food was cooked appropriately and served hot. The wine flights were interesting and enjoyable.

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vipGLVIII
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been now for lunch and dinner recently. Very fine service and food both times.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 6 of us were promptly seated upon arrival, as we were ushered to our table, we also ushered our dear friend into her 30’s. Our server was knowledgeable and fun without overstaying her welcome. Courses were served and cleared exactly when they should have been. Highlights of the evening include the arancini, the dim lighting, and the companionship.

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JimD
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Highly recommended to have a romantic evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friend’s birthday

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ChristineA
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening at Casbah. Sat on the patio and with the heaters on it was very comfortable. The main dining room was very noisy so we were happy patio seating was an option. It was busy - but my husband and I could hear each other without shouting. Our server was helpful as were the other waitstaff. I don't often rave about a meal - but the strozzapreti with lemon and rapini had a sauce that was so good I could have licked the plate. I'm sure the other diners were happy I didn't! The red pepper muhummara was a revelation as well. We didn't feel rushed - had time to enjoy our excellent cocktails and wine with dinner. Very nice wine list I should add. I was happy we got to try some new dishes and as this was a special "Leap Year" date I feel we had a memorable time.

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vipCaitlainL
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were seated in the basement level, which after years of going to Casbah for dinner, we didn't even know existed. The service was a little slower than we are used to, but I think it's because it's almost run like a separate restaurant, and I think there was only one or two waitresses servicing the entire floor. It took a long time to get our meals (filled up on bread) and even longer to get our check. It was an unusual experience to have anything lacking, because Casbah is typically amazing & flawless. We will of course return, but we might ask for seating on the upper level to see if there's a difference in service.

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WillaN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Casbah comfortably accommodated our party of 7. We had a lovely, non-rushed meal with a very nice server. Appetizers and main dishes were yummy. Our whole party had a great meal and time together.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

First, I must say that service was excellent and I don’t regret my tip. Ambience was good. Now, I consider myself somewhat of a foodie and I have to reluctantly state that the entrees that we ordered were mediocre at best. We had the swordfish and the new lamb tagine. The swordfish was fairly bland and I’m sure that it was prepared as it usually is since it’s a staple of the menu. I was excited to try the lamb since it was a favorite when I was in Morocco. Unfortunately, it had a marinade/sauce that didn’t really enhance the flavors of the meat. I’m not a chef so I couldn’t really say what it was otherwise missing (spices? smokiness?). The octopus appetizer was decent, not the best I’ve had, although I’m comparing it to a four star spot in Madrid. For the price we paid, I would certainly not recommend and/or return. Furthermore, I could name at least 4 restaurants with better food, comparable menu, similar and/or better value not too far from the Casbah (it’s Lawrenceville).

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RichardB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was attentive and although we had to wait a little too long for our entries the nose level was quiet even though the restaurant was quite full. Bar service was excellent and generous and our server even took a nice group photo

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ChrisH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really like the food at Casbah; it's very tasty, well-balanced and presented beautifully by a well-trained staff. This price range makes it a special occasion only restaurant. We were pleased that our son, who had never eaten here before, chose Casbah for his birthday dinner.
Two small things that could make it even better: more vegetables with the meat dishes (we had duck and pork), brighter lighting. We strained to read the menu, but were really disturbed by the bright cellphone lights that a few of the neighboring tables deployed to read their menus.

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Anonymous
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Things seemed very "off" this evening. I have had dinners there before that were excellent so will probably give it another chance at another time.

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Aobhair
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the food! Service was good once they came over. Overall though, liked the ambiance and the food

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Seth
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had 8 people for a business meal. Warm friendly atmosphere. Pork chop was excellent as always. Even our California visitors complimented the food. Our waitress was quite busy but friendly.

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PattyD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, in a very nice setting. Close to shops and in an eclectic neighborhood. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and Jamaica our waitress was one of the best servers We’ve ever had

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ErinR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu is a bit confusing for a restaurant that claims to be a Mediterranean restaurant. The food, scallops and tartare, were excellent. Babaganoush was bland and flavorless. Entrees, duck and short rib were good but just a bit boring. The real low point of the night here were the desserts. Cheesecake was practically inedible, grainy texture, strange crust, accompanying fruit was too acidic. The server did remove the desserts from the check which was nice. Cocktails were good.

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JenG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was excellent. We enjoyed both the wine and food. We were seated in a patio area that was pretty chilly for this time of year and for what is labeled upscale dining really isn't a very nice area. The wait staff was very helpful and quickly moved us to a table under a heater. If you are going for a romantic dinner make sure you are seated inside!

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vipAndcardvln
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, service as well. Great atmosphere.

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gordon
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Casbah. The food and service are excellent for lunch and dinner.

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LizaS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was disappointed with where we were seated. I have read that the rest of the restaurant is quite nice. We were seated at a table in the middle of the front room, which is a sort of heated, tent-enclosed patio near the door. The food was great, but our table was a bit small to accommodate it, and I didn’t like being seated in a high traffic area. I think I will call and ask about seating rather than make an online reservation in the future, in hopes of getting a better table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Birthday Brunch items all cold! Especially omelets & toast. Calimari appetizer then only good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best executed meals I’ve ever had. Four courses and all were great. Sea bass with caviar was amazing!

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MistiJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a late Valentines dinner at Casbah. The service was impeccable and the food was wonderful. My husband's filet left him speechless. We were seated in what appeared to be their outdoor dining area for warm weather months. Overhead space heaters offered plenty of warmth. Tables are very close together, but comfortable and not uncommon for smaller restaurants. The overall experience was wonderful and we would definitely go again and recommend the restaurant to others.

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KathrynS
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Casbah, which is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants, on February 15, 2020. They had a special Valentine's day menu but (happily) we were also able to use the regular menu. We sat in the front portion, which is always louder than inside, and the heaters were on high, making it uncomfortable. We asked our waitress if they could turn it down, but that only worked temporarily. Other than those ambiance issues, dinner was great. We had a great waitress (named Jo I think and apologies if that is a mistake) and she went above and beyond with her service. The food, as always is wonderful. We are all fans of their tuna tartar, and even though it was being presented with different things for the Valentines Day menu, they were able to prepare it for me in the regular way. We did try a new dessert - a blondie brownie, and it was terrific. Another wonderful dinner at Casbah!

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dc4cut
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, good atmosphere. I did not like sitting by the front door, you could feel the rush of cold air every time it opened, which was often. It was Valentine weekend so it was packed. The service was wonderful, no complaints. We were waiting for a shuttle van to return us to our hotel and the valet guys said they would tell us when it arrived, well they never did. Overall, I would return on a less crowded day/night because I do enjoy the restaurant.

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RachelE
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and service- thank you

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vipPghdiner
Pittsburgh
95 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been enjoying Casbah for years and our Valentine's Day dinner was great. The quality of the food and the service is always impressive. The burrata and squash salad was flavorful with the hazelnuts and pomegranate seeds. My absolute favorite meal in the City of Pittsburgh is Casbah's Red Pepper Casereccia. The sautéed scallops and lump crab meat and the pasta are fantastic. My husband enjoyed the duck entree with a foie gras sauce. It doesn't get any better than that!

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vipfjmc
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch, lot's options and get a drink with your meal. Loved the eggs benedict!

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vipSabrinaG
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Usually love the brunch, and the orichiette with chicken, but was very surprised that for the first time it was not good. Overly salted and the chicken was overdone and tough.

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Charles
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine's Day and Birthday celebration..............Wonderful time.C

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vipTony15222
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Casbah and we had a great experience. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. The free valet is a great convenience since parking is close to impossible around there. We look forward to going back soon.

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Casbah offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 661-5656.

Casbah is rated 4.7 stars by 3473 OpenTable diners.

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