Casbah

4.7
2825 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Tavern Menu
Mon–Sat 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(412) 661-5656
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dustin Gardner
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Private party facilities
Casbah offers a newly renovated private dining room in the Wine Cellar for up to 50 guests.
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Private party contact
Jen Love: (412) 661-5656
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Catering
Off-site catering is available through "big Catering", a division of the big Burrito Restaurant Group. For information please call (412) 361-3272 ex 210.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alder Street
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking as well as street parking.
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Special events & promotions
Now join us for Saturday AND Sunday Brunch!!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing Casbah. On this holiday, we require a credit card to secure all reservations. We ask that all guests who need to cancel or change their reservation, please contact the restaurant. We enforce a 48-hour cancellation notice and charge a no-show fee of $65 per person.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2825 People Are Saying
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Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

I go to Casbah roughly five to six times a year. This was my first time having lunch there. I ordered Casbah burger with fries and it was horrible. Instead of mideum rare, the patty was well done, and fries were not fresh. It was very disappointing.

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SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & service were superb. My guest who is from NC wants to come back just for another meal. The parking lot attendant was great.

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OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints.

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a
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was wonderful on the heated patio on a winter's day. Server was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Food was exceptional!

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SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've lived in Pittsburgh for many years, and Casbah has been on my list for a long time. I can't believe I waited so long to try them! The food, atmosphere, and service was top notch. We sampled a little of everything off the menu, and all of it was amazing. Can't wait to go back!

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JW
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We thought we could use big burrito pass book but found out it was not good on a Friday It was very noisy and after a huge group left it made hearing a little easier. The individual patrons that came in after us were served way before we were. We kept asking when we would be served and the waitress said she would check. She seemed overworked and we had to ask again. The food was ok. The orichette was extremely sweet but tasty . You could not eat the entire plate without getting tired of it
The meat ravioli was good . We doubt the service was the waitress’ fault. Maybe they need to hire more staff

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M
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

We have enjoyed dining at Casbah for many years. We have a favorite dish (red pepper casereccia) which is usually delicious. However this time it arrived lukewarm and the flavor lacking. We sent it back to warm it up. The servers were attentive, but this was a really disappointing dining experience.

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KB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal at Casbah, good food and service. Highly recommend.

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PC
Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casbah has been a favorite of ours for along time. Never disappointed. Enjoy the unique menu and the different selection of wines. Service is also top notch.

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S
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second year enjoying a holiday get together after seeing Phipps’ Holiday Lights. We had a lovely corner table that made it easy to chat. We each enjoyed different entrees, I ordered to filet cooked medium and it was a little over cooked but still had a delicious flavor. Desserts were outstanding with special kudos to the bread pudding.

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DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is outstanding. I especially like the scallops appetizer and the veal and beef meatballs.

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G
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was, as usual, all very good. We started with a half order of the Short Rib Ravioli as an appetizer. They are amazing. The short rib is incredibly tender and the veal Demi glaze was rich and unctuous and the seasoning was perfect (sage and thyme maybe?). I had the wall eyed pike, my wife had the Haddock and my friend had the red pepper cassarechia. They were all outstanding, but I honestly don’t think I have had better pasta anywhere than Casbah. It is always amazing. I am already thinking about going back.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed in Casbah. I highly recommend the cheese plate and olive appetizer. Nice variety of both cheese and olives. Cheese plate served with a nice quince paste and other little extra's. Service, as always was outstanding.

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S
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently excellent in every way!!The food,the selection,the variety &service is unparalled

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love going to Casbah to brunch it is always a great experience. However this most recent visit the service was extremely slow, we were there for over 90 minutes which was hard when we had young children with us. A bit more faster service would have been appreciated

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R
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Staff could be friendlier. Food very good. Nice brunch with friends.

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c
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Grilled walleye

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food. The tuna tartare was a bit bland otherwise our entrees were fantastic.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our 100th day anniversary dinner. Living near the restaurant, we are curious about the good looking Casbah and the dishes there. So we picked this for celebrating our anniversary. Thanks for the wise choice! I have to say the service there was amazing! And they gave us a dish written “happy 100th day anniversary “, it’s soooo cute!
I ordered Swordfish and my boyfriend ordered Long Island duck. We both thought dishes are awesome! No matter the appetizers in the dishes or the sauces!
We didn’t try the dessert, and wanna try one the next time!
Thanks for Casbah bringing us a wonderful night!

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GP
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another great dinner at Casbah before theater. Had the walleye, which was incredible. Have to get their quickly because it's seasonal. The flavors were perfect and it was cooked to perfection. I also had the arugula salad - very nice. Always one of my favorite places, and I love the ambiance of the patio. Always ask for the seat in the front corner. Perfect for great conversation with a great friend.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of six were seated downstairs
The food was fabulous !
Temperature perfection from chilled beets salad to our delicious Alaskan halibut .
The wine was perfect!

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London
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casbah is always consistent and dependable. They never disappoint. Year after year, thanks for a great birthday dinner!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service as usual.

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n
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reliably very good every time.

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EM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional service and delicious and unique choices of food! Enjoyed every bite!

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D
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great time at Casbah. The dining area on the ground floor was a little small but nicely arranged and intimate. Decor was subtle and soothing. The food was great tasting and nice presentation as well. We are vegetarian and there were only a couple of options on the menu but the food we ordered was really good and we were not disappointed. It was our first wedding anniversary and the staff did take care of us nicely.

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F
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a regular for me. Meals are always delicious, the service and the clientele are amazing as well.

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t
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent!

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DF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch family event

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LG
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Casbah. The food is consistently good, great service and wonderful cocktails.

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OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious! The service was good too. We will definitely be headed back soon!

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VG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting our son who goes to CMU. He suggested Casbah and we loved it!

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for lunch at noon on the day after Thanksgiving, and the three of us each got the Piccola Gusto lunch option. Dad got the arugula salad, swordfish sandwich, and squash risotto; my sister got the cauliflower puree soup, seared rare tuna sandwich, and short rib ravioli; I got the beet salad, BLT club, and orecchiette (my favorite dish in the whole city). And then we passed all of our plates around so that everyone could taste everything. There was nothing we wouldn't order again (as soon as possible), but rising to the top were the cauliflower soup, the two pastas, tuna sandwich, and the beet salad. For three items in two courses, it was a good value for lunch, and included most of the best of their dinner menu. The only reason we didn't order dessert is that there were pumpkin pies waiting at home.

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EG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Parents Anniversary lunch was very nice!

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B
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was terrific. They accommodates us immediately a we requested a different tAble.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was wonderful.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamaica was a wonderful server. She is pleasant and attentive. Brunch was delicious and the other staff were also delightful. It is always a great experience.

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L
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time there, and I loved the feel of the restaurant.
At first I was upset that they sat us downstairs, but realized that the noise level was wonderful for us older folks. Also, just as great an atmosphere downstairs !
We all enjoyed the food, but the short ribs were a bit on the fatty side..
We will return for sure.

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J
Pittsburgh
93 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food. Octopus very well prepared but was a bit too sweet this time. Burrata and prosciutto were delicious. Duck was excellent. Roast chicken very good but a bit over salted. Always a sure bet at Casbah.

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M
Pittsburgh
97 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of us had the beet salad and the other had the arugula salad...both were so good to start off our meals. Then we both had the pork chop which was delicious! Will definitely be going back!! Our waiter Garvin was wonderful and very attentive.

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