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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!!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

A credit card is required to hold all reservations.

Casbah Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (72)
Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (68)
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Good for Anniversaries (66)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Local Ingredients (50)
Notable Wine List (43)
Romantic (40)
Business Meals (38)
Worth the Drive (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Great for Brunch (29)
Authentic (28)
Casual (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Seasonal (25)
Cozy (24)
Hot Spot (24)
Fun (22)
Healthy (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
People Watching (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

I often dine out for work, and I went to Casbah numerous times in the past few years. At some it was a go-to place thanks to consistent quality. Lately I find Casbah inconsistent (it was not my choice for the night) when it comes to the taste and preparation. Halibut was bland and didn't go well with garnishing (fruit based). Appetizers were more interesting. On the positive side I like the ambiance of outside area, where you can dine on large tables fairly distant from each other. Service is also good. Finally overall value is low given the high price tags. A simple $10 bottle of white wine was charged $45 (unfortunately that is a common problem, can you explain the need to charge 4X ?) and entrees mostly in the $30-$40 range. So a dinner is about $100 before gratuity and taxes If you also want an appetizer and dessert.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were excellent. Waitstaff was very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

I always enjoy my meal at Casbah. IThe food preparation is reliable, creative and well served.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Service has been spotty this year.. it is a turn from usually great service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service was great. There were six of us and we all had different plates with a lot of tasting so there was much variety of excellently prepared food. My swordfish was perfectly done which is always a test of a good restaurant since it is easy to dry it out.

The waitress was charming and helpful. One caveat to the evening - One reason we went to Casbah was that it was my birthday and I wanted to use the birthday coupon which I, of course, managed to forgot. It would have made the evening even more special if the restaurant could look up the fact that I had received the card and honored it. That was particularly true since my daughter had called from Minnesota, unbeknown to me, and surprised us with dessert as a birthday treat which brings me to the chocolate raspberry bread pudding which has to be one of the world's best desserts. What a fabulous dessert and enough for two.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was very good although my husband's lamb shank was not as tasty or tender as in past visits

My pork chops was excellent though.

Bartender thought a manhatten was an old fashion and wanted to add sugar and an orange.
cherry.

My favorite though of all the Big Burrito restauratns.

Service is always terrific.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and great service. The only problem was the noise, both inside and out. Got a sunburn from the heater in the ceiling. Next time I'll wear a hat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. I bring anyone here I want to impress, but also come alone for lunch or with my family for dinner. Great wines, best cheese plate, each course leaves you weak in the knees. I find the service to always be outstanding with knowledgeable, friendly, professional staff. Pricey but worth every dime. Great value for lunch with the Gusto menu. Did I mention I love this place?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Organic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was ok. My duck was a bit bland but not bad. The garnish lacked attention and the cheese plate was quite generous but the waiter did not explain five different types of cheeses and spreads. A bit disappointing experience overall.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I ordered eggs Benedict which were undercooked and would have rather had ham instead of prosciutto.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I didn't like the food at ALL. I have eaten Mediterranean food before but this standard is not at all what I expected especially with the Filet Mignon which was one of the most recommended online

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food has been consistently good since the day Casbah first opened.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had an excellent dinner. The moment we arrived everyone was pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was delicious! Looking forward to the next time we can go back!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice restaurant, good service and reliably good food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

wonderful restaurant great food and drinks, lovely ambiance. Love to sit on the patio enclosed so it's open even in winter. Everything on the menu is wonderful, I just wish they would change the menu occasionally, I'd like to go more often but the choices are always the same.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

I greatly enjoyed my time at Casbah. My boyfriend and I went there for a celebratory dinner and had a lovely night. The food and wine were spectacular and our waitress was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for great cuisine and a special night out.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderful food and service as always! Entree and appetizer choices were excellent.
We always love our meal at Casbah!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Casbah Never Disappoints. The food is fresh and wonderfully and creatively (but not too much so!) prepared. Love the locally sourced ingredients. Brunch menu was great, and portions large.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The restaurant experience is fabulous. Great presentation of food, and the best chicken we have ever eaten. Our server Seth was quite outstanding and helped to complete the perfect evening.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

While I love Casbah and enjoy the variety and excellent cuisine, my wife has difficulty in choosing a meal there. She generally orders the Cheese variety plate, soup and sometimes a dessert. There isn't the variety she wants so she is limited in her choices. They have a great wine selection.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

All five of us enjoyed our meals. The pork chop, as always, was magnificent. The swordfish was
excellent and the pastas were very tasty. Our appetizers were generous. Even though their desserts are delicious, we declined dessert because we were all satisfied by the time we finished our entrees

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a great find that took a late 10:45 pm reservation. Food was outstanding and service was patient even at that late hour

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of our favorites. Bar can be a little slow. This restaurant never disappoints. Lovely to sit outside even as the weather cools. Best calamari ever. Fabulous pork chop. Have only had wonderful meals and great wine

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Casbah is always fabulous! Glad to see that this restaurant has stuck around for so long and is busy as ever. Great wine. Very tasty scallop appetizer. Amazing duck breast - perfectly cooked. Bread pudding is a must for dessert. Will remain on our regular restaurant rotation as long as it is open.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great place. Great food, but the seats in the "tent" are drafty. Further if you have a table on the entry path in the tent it has the ambiance of eating in a cafeteria. There is so much traffic past these tables. If I go to the effort to make a reservation well in advance give me a proper seat in the restaurant. Next time I will specify in advance that the only acceptable seat will be in the restaurant and not the tent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful food and service as always. Bravo Big Burrito.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were at Casbah for my niece's 21st birthday and the entire experience was fantastic. She's a vegetarian and her meal was every bit as good as the rest of ours. The duck and the swordfish were particularly good. Our server, Tess, was very attentive, and even had the chef prepare a little extra birthday treat with my niece's dessert. A great experience all around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We stopped in before the Steeler game and had the pre-fix brunch. Started off with Bloody Marys and then shared the squash soup and the beet salad - GREAT! I had the poached eggs over lamb an spinach and Kat had the mushroom omelet. MMMMMMMMMM we'll be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I went to Casbah for a date night. We hadn't had a chance to go out with just the two of us in a while and decided to go somewhere special. Our reservation was for 8pm on a Saturday night, the restaurant was packed. The service was attentive and polite, if a little slow (probably because it was so busy) and we really enjoyed our food. We would love to come back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was very disappointed with my dish. I ordered the halibut which although had a nice sear, the fish itself was overdone. The accompanying vegetables sounded delicious but the greens, brussel sprouts were raw. For the price of the entree and the quality I will not be returning.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I recommend sitting on the inside for comfort. The outside is hard uncomfortable porch furniture. For a higher end resturant with great food and service the setting is much better inside...

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant staff. Appetizer portions (calamari and meatballs) were minuscule, but not priced accordingly. Braised rib ravioli were flavorful but pasta was overlooked and again portion size fell well short of expectations given the price. Wines were overpriced and the less expensive ones in short supply!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I’ve had the same dish on a few occasions and it always tastes new. The ingredients are simple but combine for powerfully full flavors that pair effortlessly with the navigable, solid quality wine list. The staff’s easygoing friendliness and professionalism create a fun, relaxing meal you can turn off and experience fully.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always great, great selection of everything and cooked to perfection. Service was just as impressive. Little pricey but worth every penny. The bread pudding here is fantastic. Happy every time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was very good, apart from a halibut dish that was relatively low on flavor. However, the dining area is unbelievably strange. The main restaurant is nice, but the front portion is like an enclosed tented area, really unfinished. Uncomfortable chairs and tables close to the main door so much so that you can feel the outside temperature when you're dining.

Perhaps strangest of all were these florescent flood lights aimed upwards along the outside of the room to illuminate plants they have placed around the tables. They were extremely bright and distracting to the point where I couldn't see the person I was dining with without having to squint or shield my eyes. I would go back if I could sit in the main room, but otherwise there are many other options at this price point where you don't feel like you're sitting at a wedding reception under a pre-fabricated tent.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Casbah has gotten back to high standards and food is really good including Long island duck and Filet mignon. Ricotta tasca was outstanding. Highly recommend

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Casbah is a pleasure, a flavorful experience with good service. My favorite salad here is the roasted beet. The swordfish is especially nicely prepared. Our server, Alexis, was knowledgeable, pleasant, and professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great restaurant, I have been dining here for the last 20 years since I relocated from Connecticut. Never a bad meal!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food. Great wine selection and even better cocktails

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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