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About Casbah

Exploring & expanding upon the cuisines of the Mediterranean region, Casbah is one of Pittsburgh's premier dining destinations. The menu changes daily, offering imaginative new tastes & textures using the season'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 renovated lower level, with a glass-enclosed wine room, stone-covered walls & innovative lighting provides the coziest of retreats.

229 South Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Tavern Menu (Tavern Only):
Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Alder Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 661-5656

Website:
http://www.bigburrito.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available through "Big Catering", part of the big Burrito Restaurant Group. For information please call (412) 361-3272 ex 210.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking as well as street parking.

Executive Chef:
Dustin Gardner

Private Party Facilities:
Casbah offers a newly renovated private dining room in the Wine Cellar for up to 50 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Jen Love: (412) 661-5656

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Now join us for Saturday AND Sunday Brunch!!

Casbah Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Good for a Date (75)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
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Fit for Foodies (66)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Local Ingredients (45)
Great for Brunch (44)
Romantic (43)
Great for Lunch (37)
Notable Wine List (36)
Worth the Drive (36)
Business Meals (33)
Cozy (31)
Authentic (29)
Bar Seating (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Casual (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Seasonal (20)
Hot Spot (16)
Healthy (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Fun (11)
Comfort Food (11)
People Watching (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Organic (7)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Tapas (5)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Waterfront (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Our server Fiona was friendly and attentive. The flat bread and baba ghanoush were outstanding. White table cloths reflect attention to detail yet this spot is not stuffy. Loved the neighbourhood and overall vibe.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience from the cocktail hour all the way to dessert. One of Pittsburgh’s best dining experiences.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had the scallops, pork chop, short ribs, rice pudding, and creme brulee. Everything was delicious, service was fantastic. Definitely recommend.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Casbah was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

We were here for Valentine's Day and had the tasting menu & wine pairings. Everything was fantastic! The halibut and tuna tartare ranked up with some of the best fish I've ever had. Overall wonderful experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience. Excellent food, service and valet!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Organic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Drinks just ok. Food just ok . Service just ok. Everything overpriced for the amount of satisfaction I received.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic. Appetizer of calamari and rock shrimp was wonderful as were the main courses of Scottish shrimp and lobster gnocchi. The dessert was chocolate tiramisu and did not disappoint. Our wait staff, Brent, was informative, attentive, engaging and warm—- made the visit to this restaurant extraordinary. Highly recommended.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day. I got the tasting menu, but my wife had to pass because the third course was a steak and it was Ash Wednesday. We were surprised they didn’t offer a non-meat option. She ordered off the regular menu. All our food was very tasty. The wine paring complimented my meal very nicely, and the pours were reasonably generous. Service was good. Several minor annoyances kept it from being a stellar dining experience. In no particular order: The downstairs dining room was cool to cold. I had on a light sweater and wished I had worn a heavier one. Too much time passed between courses. Since my meal had four courses and my wife’s only two, the holdup had to have been mine, the tasting menu that I would have expected the kitchen to crank out in reasonably rapid-fire order. And finally, the background music. The volume was a bit too loud and the musical styles pretty wide ranging. A nice relaxing classical guitar piece would be followed by a somewhat jarring alternative work. Rather than enhance the ambiance it felt out of place.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

This was a nice dining experience but not spectacular for a special occasion.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Casbah never disappoints. Fabulous menu, great ambiance and service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

Swordfish was overcooked, not worth the $150 total I spent on food

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·Dined 5 days ago

I love Casbah! My husband and I go here for our Birthdays every year. It is a special treat for us. The food is always delicious (best filet either of us has ever had) and the service is great! We came for our Valentine’s dinner recently and brought out 8 month old. I’m nervous to bring kids to a nice restaurant but our waitress the previous time (a couple weeks before for the birthday dinner) assured us it was acceptable. The valet man was warm and friendly and we talked about kids very briefly- he was great! However, when I got to the hostess stand I gave the hostess my name and she looked confused. She said is it just you two? Meaning me and my 8 month old. I said no, my husband is joining us. I told her that I noted on the open table reservation that I needed a high chair and she responded “we don’t necessarily see that” making me feel bad about it. I apologized to her and she said nothing in return and had another girl bring us a high chair. While this was not abruptly or obviously rude of her I still felt like I did something wrong.
Our server was awesome and pleasant and we had a great meal. Everyone around us and even across the restaurant complimented us on our son and how sweet and cute he was. That made me feel less bad about bringing him.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We're never disappointed at Casbah! The bar is "TV Free" so you can enjoy the ambiant lighting and music. We do wish they'd bring back their macaroons from years past; also, the Castrovaltrano olives. They replaced those with an Italian olive mix but I cannot eat them because I am allergic to garlic. All in all, it is one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food
Great service
Always a pleasure to dine at Casbah

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Casbah as always is the best. The brunch/lunch was amazing as usual; with super fresh expertly prepared goodies with that Casbah twist. As usual, we didn't need to eat dinner this evening after a noon lunch! We celebrated 20 years anniversary having gotten engaged at Casbah as well as my daughter's first axel. We always ask ourselves, why don't we eat here more?

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Joseph was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was amazing ! Had the pasta with scallops and crab meat . The scallops were huge and so yummy ! The cheese plate was delicious . We had dessert as well , the tiramisu cheesecake was very good ! Best food I’ve had in years !!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Lovely place - creative dishes - we didn't even make it to the entres because we got so many appetizers...they all looked so good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Casbah is a long-time favorite for celebrations. Entrees & desserts are very good. Appetizers are a trite quirky (salad greens, soft cheese & burnt toast tips?). Need to improve lighting inside the restaurant, as many diners chose to dine on the colorful tented patio--even with temps in the 'teens. More direct lighting on the inside tables would help, and still keep the intimacy of a Moroccan home.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Consistently delicious appetizers and entrees. Knowledgeable and helpful wait staff. Good dessert selections, if you save room. Cozy, lively atmosphere where its possible to have normal volume conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Consistently excellent food and service at Casbah. Eating upstairs or on the patio is our preference.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

As usual, the food was delicious; however my husband and I felt very rushed during our meal. Upon greeting us, the host sat us at a table that wasn't in the best location and we asked if it would be an inconvenience to move to a different table. He moved us, reluctantly and when I said thank you at least 3 times he didn't seem pleased. Our waitress although very good, seemed to rush us to pick our entrees very quickly after we ordered 2 appetizers. Our appetizers came at the same time with the bread, and we took our time eating them. During our appetizers, THREE different servers asked us if they could clear our plates when we were clearly still eating. The appetizers were delicious and we do not get out to eat very often with young children at home so we were taking our time. Our main courses came out while we still had our appetizers, so we had to rush to get rid of those plates and it was a bit of an awkward exchange to try and make room for new plates. Our entrees came out 8 minutes after ordering them. Would have been great if we were starving, but this is a restaurant where we like to order drinks, appetizers and take our time. This was to celebrate an anniversary, so all in all I'd give the food 5 stars, but the service wasn't great this time around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a great experience dining at The Casbah. The food was excellent as was the service. My 1st experience there and I am adding to my list of top favorite restaurants. Easily in the top 3 in Pittsburgh. I will definitely go back.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

It doesn't seem to matter when I go or what I order, Casbah always exceeds my expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Casbah is one of my favorite fine dining restaurants. They never fail to please. Excellent food, excellent service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The double cut pork chop was amazing. Nice happy hour too.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We had a lovely time. Megan out server was great. Fiona at bar is a delight. Manager Briana was wonderful as always. The food was quite good. I have never had a bad experience here.

Tags: Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Healthy, Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We came to celebrate two birthdays. The food was absolutely phenomenal and the service equally great and he pricing/portions were very reasonable. Our server Adam was great- very personable, attentive and knew the answers to all of our questions. We had an amazing time and loved the entire experience! We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Casbah is out favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We *love* it here. We got engaged here 20 years ago and try and return several times a year. The service is wonderful, food amazing and the valet parking makes it easy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great customer service with consistently delicious appetizers and entreés! We enjoy coming back to this top Pittsburgh for brunch, lunch, and dinner!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

First time at Casbah brunch - although many times for lunch & diner.
Brunch exceeded our expectations - just outstanding.

Menu and food preparation were creative and flavorful.
Service was exceptional - making us feel special.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food, cocktails, and service was quite simply excellent. Brunch is one of the best around. More than standard fare, great variety. Warm European feel. Bravo Big Burrito.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Brunch is great!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was a little slow and he kept on forgetting to bring requested items to the table. Also, the recommended app was very bad. Meals were very good

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 (London)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food is good but I was not a fan of the porch seating. Seats big for two is right in line with the door so every time the door opens you get the cold directly in you.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Although we've gone to Casbah for years, we'd never been there for Sunday brunch. The time of day worked out for us, and when I made the reservation it didn't dawn on me that it would be brunch rather than lunch (the meal I would normally eat at 1:30 in the afternoon)! The front of the restaurant is an enclosed patio through which one enters the restaurant. This area is usually open to the public, but on this day a huge baby shower was in the works so we had to enter through a side door. As soon as we entered we were hit with the noise level (loud). After a short wait we were seated and discovered that the brunch menu was prix fixe only. This included a cocktail, an appetizer and an entrée. You can check out the menu online, but suffice it to say that everything we had was superb. The service was great. Only the noise level was a problem. Go there!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Even though we were able to make a reservation on Open Table for Saturday brunch , when we arrived there was no table available and we elected to sit in the bar to be out of the way. As no table became available in a short period of time, we ended up sitting in the bar for brunch. Service in the bar was good though the bartender seemed very stressed by all the people who chose to eat there. Also, when we arrived, valet parking was full so we had to park on the street (which is not easy in that neighborhood) and walk about a block in the rain. Even though we really enjoy the food at Casbah, I don't think we will be going back for a Saturday brunch. Manager did not apologize for any inconvenience and seemed very stressed out himself. My friend and I were glad we had not invited others as it would have been embarrassing as it was not a relaxing brunch as we had hoped.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always, Casbah lived up to its reputation. The chef is so creative. The brunch was delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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