Casbah

4.8
3726 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3726 people are saying
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vipMort
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service with delicious meal. Highly recommend to anyone.

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Critiquefoodie
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite places. Food is outstanding, however this night we were seated by a large celebrating table who were quite loud. Unfortunately for us, it made it difficult to converse to my friend.

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RobertQ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too noisy. Good food, fine service. Table too close to the door. Next time maybe downstairs or even in the bar area. Valet parking excellent. I would recommend with these reservations.

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Connie
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. His knowledge and ability to describe the wine, appetizers and entrees was so on target. The ambience was comfortable, beautiful and inviting. The attention to detail keeps us as returning patrons. Absolutely excellent all around.
Our choices included as Appetizer-Crispy Calamari & Rock Shrimp, Salads-Kale for my daughter and Arugula for myself, Entrees- Wild Alaskan Halibut and Scottish Salmon.
PERFECTION!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setup on patio. Service and food great as usual. First time back since pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as expected. The staff was very accommodating and top notch in all aspects. Even our valet inquired if we had a great time! :)

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BarryM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Outstanding octopus appetizer and pastas.

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jmc51742
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great—all three of us enjoyed our dinners. The waiter was absolutely excellent: prompt, knowledgeable but totally unobtrusive which earned him a good tip and I sought out manager to compliment. Such a very pleasant evening. We’ll be back!!

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CincinnatiJake
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our table was wedged in by the bar. It was an awkward location and heavily trafficked.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good but it would be nice to have new choices on menu.

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pghfoodie
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious and creative food and fabulous wine list... wonderful outside patio

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Jill
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One taste sensation after another. Service was spot on, friendly and fun.

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vipJudyB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The quasi outdoor seating was very nice and the tables appropriately distanced.

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Rebe
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly greeted and seated. Out waiter was friendly and attentive (shout out to Mark for the amazing service). The food was excellent - the best calamari we've ever had, beautiful presentations of every plate, and well-priced for the quality of the food and service. We truly enjoyed our visit to Casbah and are looking forward to our next meal here when we're back in the Pittsburgh area!

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RebeccaO
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The food was delicious and the service excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch! Mixed drink was delicious and the calamari was some of the best I’ve ever had.

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vipLeila
New England
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic and knowledgeable. The food is consistently outstanding.

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MatthewT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is solid. Dig that tomato basil soup with brunch like nobody's business.

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alison726
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

This was our first venture out for a lovely meal in over a year. We chose Casbah because we've always enjoyed its food and ambiance. We were seated in a table that was in blindingly direct sunlight. When we asked to shift the angle of the table so we didn't have to hold the menus over our eyes to block the light, we were told that the sun would set soon and we should just be patient. Further, we were told they were not allowed to move any tables - despite the fact that the suggested shift would still maintain more than safe distance in the space. The complete disregard for our comfort and experience was very unlike what i had become accustomed to at Casbah and was extremely disappointing. Once they finally permitted us to change tables and we were able to begin our meal, we had a wonderful time, with excellent food and drinks. The initial table should not be sued at that time of day, as it could not allow for a comfortable experience for anyone. When you pay several hundred dollars for a dining experience, you should not have to hold a menu in front of your face to avoid being blinded. I certainly hope this was a one-time unfortunate gaffe on the part of the host.

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mkan
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. Our table was in the basement which is not my favorite, but still very nice.

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vipEAalison
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service and ambiance!

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LindseyM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful service, our waiter was lovely and attentive. The food was delicious! We had the duck, pork, lemon cake and bread pudding. Will definitely come back.

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DonaldR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of site. Humus portions are large so 1 is more than enough for two people. We chose two and have a lot left over. My only complaint is that they are so well organized that everything came out quickly. Our wine arrived in a flash followed by humus appetizer and we were not rushed to finish but meal was out as soon as we finished the humus. The whole dining experience was just an hour. Sat down at 7:20 and out at 8:20. Will definitely go back Amazon.

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TedL
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always over the top food, service, and atmosphere. Consistently!

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vipPghdiner
Pittsburgh
102 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a another wonderful evening at Casbah celebrating a family birthday. We enjoyed the calamari, tuna tartare and baba spread for appetizers. I had my all time favorite dish, red pepper casarecce with scallops & crab meat. Others really loved the coriander crusted swordfish and the chicken. Our server, Will made our dining experience so much fun. He was attentive and knew all of the wine selections. Casbah continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh!

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MLM47
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious, inventive and seasonal. Our waiter was welcoming and informative, helping me make a decision which allowed me to taste several dishes. Desserts are a special treat!

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cr0501
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food and waiter were great but had a reservation and they made us wait 20+ minutes past the reservation time and did not apologize for the wait or do anything to make up for it. I would expect more for a nice restaurant.

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ChrisPinPGH
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host stand was a bit out of order but once we were seated the severs were on point. Menu is very different, good options. Would be nice to have a smaller side salad option but what we got was delicious.
Would definitely recommend!
Valet parking is wonderful.

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FinnyB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

This was the my husbands pick for his 50th b day, we have had great experiences in the past, but not this time, very dissapointed, his portion was tiny, seemed like an appetizer, we voiced this dissapointment to the waitress and she asked how much would would have been enough, no visit from the owner or the chef to discuss, no monitary good faith effort, not even a free desert.

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RoBo
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went for the Spring Festa Di Pasta. The lumache and filet tips were both well prepared and served at a perfect temperature. Ordered a Salty Dog the grapefruit juice overpowered the gin the salted rim is a nice touch. Ordered a flourless chocolate cake for dessert. That was definitely to heavy following all of the pasta however it was delicious the next day with my mid morning coffee.

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BenC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pastas were even better than I remembered! Overall a fantastic date night. Highly recommend!

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NelsonC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we enjoyed our dinner very much, My duck meal was outstanding

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Eternalfoodie
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casbah never fails to excite our tastebuds! From the soft-shell crab to the tuna tartare, the coriander crusted swordfish to the filet mignon, every dish was prepared to perfection. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us pair the wine to our meal. We've been coming here for 21 years, and we hope to return for many more!

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DeCe
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Casbah has been one of my favorite brunch spots in Pittsburgh for over 15 years. They have consistently maintained the quality of their food. I also like the ambiance of the patio seating, especially during the many overcast days we experience here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was amazing! I can’t believe I don’t remember his name, maybe Nate? Anyway. Food was good, but small portions and overpriced. Place is small and LOUD for an upper dinning experience. Certainly a different type of food offering for Pittsburgh area and a good cocktail list.

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AmyL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Everything from the cocktails to the innovative culinary selections was top notch.

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Papa
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizers to dessert, the Casbah does not disappoint! Excellent service from Paige. Appreciated the precautions regarding masks. I watched a patron get up from the table to use the restroom, and the manager politely reminded her to put on a mask while walking through the restaurant, which she didn't hesitate to do. Thanks for a really nice evening.

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LisaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and a luxurious treat! I visit Pittsburgh twice a year for work, and always make it a priority to dine here. My favorite!!

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vipViolinguru
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Double pork chop was amazing as was the bread pudding

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CarolB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Casbah has a very nice Prix Fixe Brunch. I loved the Smoked Salmon appetizer!! The brunch includes an appetizer, entrée and cocktail for $35. This restaurant is part of the Big Burrito Restaurant Group (Mad Mex, Eleven/ my personal favorite, Soba) and the prix fixe is also offered at Eleven. I am glad that they continue this even with the pandemic. A credit card is required to secure your reservation. That is new and I am sure that this is because of the pandemic and the hit that the hospitality industry has taken. Your card is not charged if you keep your reservation. The food is great, the ambiance is great, complimentary parking (which is definitely a plus for Shadyside). The brunch is a win/win and it will continue to be one of my go to brunches in Pittsburgh.

FAQs

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

Casbah is rated 4.8 stars by 3726 OpenTable diners.

Casbah does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://secure.bigburrito.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.