Casbah

4.6
2730 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
What 2730 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal

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OP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Caesar Salad, Ravioli, Gnocci and Salmon were all excellent.

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SD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The shrimp in the crispy calamari and shrimp tasked tainted or not properly cooked in my opinion. The calamari pieces were fine. The beef short rib had no taste nor did the sweet potato hummus. It was room temp as well. I only dine in Pittsburgh once a year but this is not fine dining. That said, this is good neighborhood place and I thought the prices and service were on par. The valet parking was nice.

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j
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food at reasonable prices. Wine was lovely. Service was excellent and attentive. Will definitely be back!

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j
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came to Pittsburgh to visit my daughter at school. We truly enjoyed our meal and 2 days later I brought my husband for a late night snack of olives, Mediterranean spreads and wine. Yum!!

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AY
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Service is too slow. I know it was Friday night, but we were starving between the appetizer and the main course. Nice atmosphere though.

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

He best meal I’ve ever had! And I consider myself a foodie.. the gnocchi are amazing!!!

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TF
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always quality good food & service! Great short rib raviolis & wine selection is excellent!

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OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday fun

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OT
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Turkish white wine! Excellent food and a wonderful server. Great to see a busy restaurant doing a great job on a Sunday night

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AC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favorite brunch spots when in Pittsburgh and it never disappoints. This time I got the cheese tasting for my appetizer and campanelle - both were excellent. The apple cider mimosa was a seasonal treat. Highly recommend this place!

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food

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HS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Disappointed. Food was good, but not great, especially for the price. There were no specials offered and the ambiance was meh. We were there early, so maybe it picks up later. Our server was friendly and attentive, but basement dining room felt old. Probably won’t bother returning. Wanted to like the place.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and varied choices. Recommendations by our server were spot-on!

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r
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great meal!

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MC
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went to Casbah on Wednesday to celebrate my Birthday. We were very disappointed by the food and the service. Things started well with the octopus appetizer and the always great arugula salad. Bread would have been nice, but it was never offered. The main courses, however, were not up to Casbah standards. My husband’s swordfish was on the small side and overdone. My lamb shank was actually tough and flavorless. I’m not sure how you do that to a lamb shank! Once our food was delivered, our waiter never once came by to ask how dinner was. Even when I flagged him down for the bill, my still full plate did not prompt a query. We didn’t even get the complementary sweet with our bill. Definitely the worst meal we’ve ever had at Casbah.

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N
Pittsburgh
58 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Prices a bit high not balanced by food cost numbers. But, always enjoyable meals and service

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a
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the best duck and grilled octopus we have ever tasted.

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VR
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner! Appetizers and all entrees were amazing. The tuna tartare was fantastic! I am so glad we went back after so many years it is a consistently wonderful restaurant.

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c
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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F
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was presented beautifully by very attentive and knowledgeable server. Each course was seasoned with great detail. The evening was to celebrate a birthday and it could not have been better.

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KC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the rock shrimp and calamari and the burrata appetizers! We have had them many times and they never fail to disappoint.

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I always have a good experience at Casbah. The noise level is high though. It was difficult to have a conversation.

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A
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

落ち着いた雰囲気。前菜は4種類を頼んだが、いずれも美味しかった。同僚が食べた羊は、見たことのない大きさだった。骨も3センチくらい。

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R
Pittsburgh
130 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always love coming to Casbah and always wonder why I only tend to get there once a year. It is not that pricey for an upscale restaurant and it is sooooo good. We enjoyed drinks and a mahummara dip with flatbread. Then came their signature arugula salad, served warm with goat cheese and pancetta. For my entrée, I returned to an old favorite -- the oricchette pasta with grilled chicken, cranberries and a decadent sage cream sauce. Always wonderful. For dessert, I had a creative blueberry cheesecake topped with milk crumbles and white chocolate chips. All wonderful. Must return SOON again.

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FC
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, a bit overpriced.
For the second time, when I asked to sample 2 wines, they clearly didn’t bring what I requested (asked to sample a Rioja and a Cab, and clearly got 2 Cabs that were lower quality than either one I requested!).
Ended up ordering from my knowledge.
When it happened once before, I thought it was an accident, but when it happened again on this visit, not sure If it was intentional by the bartender?

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JT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food with an upscale farm to table concept in a charming restaurant with indoor and covered patio seating. Highly recommend!

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

Again, Casbah delivers. Great food, exceptional service and a nice environment. I had the roasted short ribs and it was fork tender with amazing sweet potato hummus. The hummus was amazing because you could easily taste the layers of flavor but it was so beautifully blended it was just phenomenal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie was outstanding!

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so pleased with our experience at Casbah. The food was fantastic, and we received such excellent service. We sat on their patio, so it was a bit loud. We have already recommended this restaurant to many of our friends!

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JC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu, beautiful preparation, delicious results. Great atmosphere & staff as well. One of our best dining experiences ever, anywhere.. we’ll be back to fight you for a table!

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J
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really one of our favorite restaurants. Love the food love the service love the bar. Oliver is a real treat!!😎

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from start to finish. Every detail. Food was outstanding and service superb.

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D
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always spend special occasions at Casbah. Excellent inventive menus. Love the valet parking too.

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AB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

If the restaurant chooses to differentiate reservations between indoor restaurant and/or terrace, they should have noted the options online when the reservation was made and not to leave it to the snotty hostess to blame the guests for not having indicated the option when they arrived. Yes, I was there with my parents who are in their late 80’s on Saturday night and the hostess tried to seat us under the covered terrace where the temperature was in the 80’s as she reprimanded me for not having requested indoor seating! And then she seated us at the table closest to the kitchen and bathrooms when 3 other tables for 4 sat vacant. I would not recommend this type of treatment to anyone. Our waitress Kim was fantastic!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every time we go it’s delicious and never a disappointment! The gnocchi with duck confit was super yummy! Great happy hour wine specials. The wine bar is awesome as well.

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p
Pittsburgh
56 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casbah is one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh. Patio seating makes you feel like you could be dining in Miami or the Mediterranean. Very casual and relaxed atmosphere with very creative food.

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S
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality and variety of food is excellent. In addition, the Chef offers seasonal pasta entrees that are second to none. Our favorite appetizer is the Tuna Tartare. For dinner our party tried the Salmon, Swordfish and various pastas, but the overall favorite was the Pork Chop....Fantastic!

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s
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Casbah has always been one of my favorite restaurants. The food, as usual, was very good. We had a server that basically couldn’t be bothered with us . She virtually ignored us the entire evening. Thankfully , the food runners and other staff were more attentive. This was my birthday dinner and honestly no matter how good the food is , a bad server can ruin the experience .

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