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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

A valid credit card is required for reservations on this day.
$50 per person fee will be applied to cancellations, non confirmed reservations and no-shows.
A minimum cancellation notice of 48 hours is needed to avoid being charged. Confirmation is required. .

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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (82)
Good for a Date (75)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
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Fit for Foodies (66)
Creative Cuisine (64)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Local Ingredients (47)
Romantic (43)
Worth the Drive (41)
Great for Brunch (37)
Notable Wine List (37)
Business Meals (35)
Great for Lunch (32)
Authentic (30)
Cozy (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Casual (23)
Seasonal (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Hot Spot (18)
Healthy (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Fun (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
People Watching (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Disabled Access (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Organic (5)
Tapas (4)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Waterfront (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Casbah never disappoints. Beautiful space, professional staff, delicious food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

The food, as always, was amazing. The service was a little slow, but during the pasta festival, its what I expected. We sat in the patio section with the heaters. It was slightly too warm for my dinner companion but I thought it was ok. Overall, another great dinner at casbah!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

A long standing restaurant..food is well prepared and service is also good.
The pork chop is a tradition, and always on the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent waitperson, ambiance and food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed the sunshine on the patio, the attentive and professional service, and , as always , the inventive and beautifully executed food. Casbah is a treasure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

casbah is always consistently great, we've eaten there dozens & dozens of times and have yet to be disappointed In addition the staff is top-notch, knowledgeable, and friendly

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Our waitress was an absolute sweetheart and made our night very special.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This was my first time there, but my husband has gone several times. Our waiter was amazing and attentive. It was a nice atmosphere that was between business casual and date night. It was a great place to catch up with our friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We go here several times a year - never disappointed

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Birthday celebration with a friend. Her duck was terrific my Pork Chop was dry but tasty. The Baba for an appetizer was delicious, smoky, garlicky and just the right texture. The service was pleasant and efficient.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our dining experiences at all of the Big Burrito restaurants are guaranteed to be wonderful.
The selections are always outstanding if we are selecting a favorite preparation or trying a new one. We have never been disappointed. The staff is professional, informed and helpful with recommendations as well as pairings. We are eager to return to one of your restaurants as soon as we depart!
Barbara Nalli

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Authentic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A reliable Brunch go-to for any occasion, or just an excuse to get together with friends!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent service. Great food, we had the swordfish which didnt have much with it but was good. Also huge scallops with crabmeat and pasta/nice portion. Appetizer olives and calamari and shrimp were very good. Nice that they offer complimentary valet parking on the side. Would recommend to friends.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Casbah has been a solid dining spot for many years. Great food and service. Also they have a really extensive wine list. One of my favorite spots in Pittsburgh!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our dinner was meant to celebrate a birthday, as well as the recent nuptials of our friends! Appetizers, salads, entrees, cocktails, wine and desserts=DELICIOUS!
Will, our waiter, was perfectly attentive and cordial, ready with recommendations and a pleasant approach to making sure our experience was wonderful. Definitely will be back again and again! Love being members of the birthday club! Great atmosphere, and friendly staff. Fabulous!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had such high hopes for a special birthday dinner as have had many, many amazing meals there. But it was a disappointment from start to finish. We were seated next to the bar so it was very loud. The server did not seem to know the menu very well and it took him a very long time between his visits to our table. The salmon, which is usually OUTSTANDING, was overcooked. The risotto was just okay and barely hot when it arrived. Plus it was not amazing as the server described. We were a large party but felt largely ignored as we had to flag down the server each time we needed a drink refill. And after an almost $200 tab, it did not sit well with our party.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Casbah for a romantic night out and it did not disappoint. We had the Calamari and Octopus for our appetizers and they were both excellent. The Long Island duck was cooked perfectly and the home made gnocchi that comes with the dish were amazing. We will definitely be going back to Casbah very soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had the New Years tasting menu. Beautiful food.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Average restaurant -more hype than value. They have very limited Mediterranean options.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved the New Year's Eve Tasting Menu! I went all seafood and my wife chose meats. Both were excellent. We ate "outside" and it was warm and quiet enough to talk easily. Great service, as usual, and great value. We love Casbah!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite restaurant. It's always a treat no matter how many times we've dined there. Food is excellent. Fresh, creative, healthy... just delicious... everything. The service in this very popular and active place is exceptional. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

When they have special dinners such as the new years eve fix priced the food is even better then usual

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was delicious but portions were small for the price.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Casbah never disappoints. Lunch with 5 colleagues celebrating year end and good byes. Sat in the tented area outside on a very cold day and it was very pleasant. Easy to have a conversation here. Food was excellent, early everyone had the pasta options. Service was excellent. I highly recommend Casbah, it's one of the top 5 in the city.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Neither of us had been to Casbah for many years.
Both of us realized that we have been missing out!
Food was creative and great tasting. Menu is far ranging,
Service was very good.
We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We sat in the front part of the restaurant which is a much less noisy room.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Will definitely be back to sample other items on the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Another great dinner consistent with previous experiences.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

All around a great spot! Food, service, ambiance, wine...we were quite satisfied.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food but a bit noisy. The wine list is very good and the service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have eaten at Casbah many times and the food and service is reliable good. Unfortunately on this day we got a bad server who pretty much ignored us after the food came and apparently didn't make note of my daughter's request for different cheese on her burger because it came covered with goat cheese, which she doesn't eat. He never came back to see how our food was and I had to flag him down to ask for jam. The food was good, the service was not, which I find inexcusable for a restaurant of this caliber.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

another fantastic meal at our favorite restaurant, this time for a Saturday brunch. great food at a very reasonable price - drink, appetizer and entree for $28; good selection on the menu. service from Jamie was 5

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It is a shame you did not offer any holiday beverages. Couldn't even offer "special coffee". That is my only complaint - please consider this in the future!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A beautiful Christmas lunch with a wonderful friend. The ambiance was perfect for the holidays and our server was attentive and friendly. Perfect

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service does not measure up to the past on my last 3 visits. Disappointing. Lackadaisical. I ordered chicken salad listed on the menu. I got a pc of grilled chicken on a salad. Ordinary.
Waiter should have offered a replacement. Obviously the standards are slipping. I have been here over 100 Times. I love the food.
Attention to detail is lacking.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a fantastic time. Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Service was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I always select a new restaurant to try in the city. This year we picked Casbah for our family Christmas dinner.
The waiter was very attentive and the food selections provided each person in the party with something they enjoyed.
We ordered a pork chop, risotto, black bass, and the gnocchi with lobster along with the beat salad.
We also had the octopus and the calamari as appetizers. All were excellent and the Drinks were delicious as well.
We ordered a dark chocolate raspberry bread pudding for dessert to share. We all enjoyed the evening and the food. We will return to Casbah again.
I would suggest trying this resturant for a special occasion or a night out with friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I have been a loyal patron of this fabulous place ever since its reinvented itself several years ago.
If you are looking for exciting, seasonal cuisine matched with equally consistent service - look no further. It will become an instant favorite! Over the years, I have tried everything on the menu and have never left dissapointed. From flavor pairings to presentation - dishes at Casbah hit the mark every time. As for desserts - their bread pudding is absolutely addictive and out of this world! I never miss to order it! -:)
Cocktails/bar deserve a special praise, especially - lovely bartender lady from Scottland. She is the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

No place does scallops as well as Casbah. The service is always superb, and I like the seasonal offerings. Each area has a different feel to it and we enjoyed the coziness of the lower level this time.

Tags: Organic, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good food and the service was excellent. The drinks were very week and expensive.

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