Casbah

4.8
3562 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.

Support Casbah during COVID-19

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
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
What 3562 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always

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Cinnamig
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. This is our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh.

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Jenn
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will was awesome, and very knowledgeable. Brunch was delicious.

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MarieH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Beaujolais dinner and every course was delicious. We were very comfortable with the spacing and care of the staff. Our server was terrific!

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Bambi
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casbah is always terrific. Had the Pork Chop and was tender & juicy. Our server, Olivia was very patient & attentive. Excellent service.0

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit was during COVID and a weeknight. Tables were spread out and we felt comfortable from a safety standpoint. Service was outstanding. Was extremely impressed with the knowledge of our server, he knew the ins/outs of every dish and the ingredients and how they were prepared. Was a very enjoyable evening.

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Simon
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food presented well, and great service. Thank you.

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KarenE
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place!,,, totally hooked on the short rib ravioli, great staff, great ambience,,,can’t say enough !

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Shak1
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre fixe brunch!!! Delicious food and great staff

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AshleyS
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typical Casbah perfection. Delicious food, impeccable service. Intelligent staff

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Mike
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Despite COVID, it was a really nice experience. Uncharacteristically, there was no vegetarian entree on the menu. As usual, a nice job by Big Burrito.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my girlfriends birthday. The meal was fantastic! One of the best spots in Pittsburgh! Highly recommend

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gregg
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate our waitress was phenomenal. Will always ask for her. Food was spectacular as usual

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vipNSDinnerClub
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great from check in to meal! Waiter was outstanding

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Delish
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday brunch!!

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patricea
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! We were celebrating a family birthday a few months late because of the Covid lockdown and the staff made sure to make our dinner special.

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viptopam777
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this restaurant! Food is great and the service is excellent. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone. They have something for everyone’s taste!

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vipDonW
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectactular as usual. have many of the old waiters and bartenders. Menu with many of its greats. Fewer wines by the glass, but still good diversity

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TerryS
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the menu and staff was fantastic. Seated in bar area was okay but not the best.

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vipHanna
Pittsburgh
61 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This has always been a favorite but haven't been there since the pandemic began. The atmosphere is very pleasant and casual. Tables are well spaced and the menu, though a bit smaller, has ample variety to meet all tastes.
I had a delicious freshly made arugula salad followed by short rib ravioli----though I found them a bit salty, they were well filled and tasty. Mark was a thoughtful and helpful waiter.
Not usually a bread eater, I found the bread unusually good and learned that they get it from Eleven(part of this restaurant group).
I'll be back!

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RossP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was kind, but was not very attentive. He forgot our wine chiller and water refill, and took quite a while to get our initial order. That being said, it was a wonderful experience for an anniversary dinner! The duck was delicious!

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ColinMichaelPgh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. I believe our server was Alexis... she was fabulous! Casbah offers great food, drink menu, service and atmosphere! (little pricey) but worth it for a special occasion or to treat yourself.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made the reservation for a friends 30th birthday. I ordered a bottle of wine ahead of time to be delivered to the table. Amanda, the wine director was absolutely fabulous and the Malbec she chose for us was fabulous. Our server granted our every need and all of our courses were delicious. For appetizers we had the octopus, tuna tartare, and butternut squash ravioli. Entrees included the duck, short rib ravioli, and the orecchiette. The duck was among the best I’ve had in Pittsburgh; perfectly cooked without losing the beautiful crust. For dessert we had the vanilla creme brûlée, flourless chocolate cake and the bread pudding. The bread pudding had crisp bottoms and light tops, this was the best one. We then finished with a night cap of limoncello shots. Altogether it was a great experience. If I had to choose anything to comment negatively about it would be the mis-representation of Mediterranean cuisine. From the menu and overall experience it pushed as more of an Italian restaurant. Can’t wait to return!

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Sallyforth
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience! The cheeses are fantastic, pastas are lovely. Duck is AMAZING. Pork chop also a standout.

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vipMIKES
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Casbah still does it right... right thru Covid

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vipSunilR
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual, so glad they are open again!!!

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donnag
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food did not taste as good as it did last year. I’m not sure if the chef is different. They also tried to Bill our brunch as ala carte and was therefore over 40 dollars more. They did correct it.

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mjflare
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary! We had the best service - she was helpful, made excellent suggestions and was very attentive without being overly intrusive. My husband listened to her suggestion and ordered the double-cut pork chop - it was amazing!! I ordered the crab cake and it was ok - not the best I've ever had. I should have listened to her and ordered the chicken as she suggested. Our cheese course appetizer was delicious and both of our salads were wonderful too. We'll definitely be back!

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Anders
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Brought my girlfriend there for her birthday and was given two caramels at the end of the dinner. Other comparable places like Eddie Vs or Capital Grille have given us much better end experiences. Our waitress could see my demeanor shift and I ultimately flagged her down to order a dessert to not be embarrassed by the two caramels that were originally presented to the table. Can recommend for a meal but definitely not a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way

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DillonH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very great good and the service was very nice and personal.

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AlbertN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casbah has been our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh for many, many years. We enjoy sharing special celebrations with you and quiet dinners when we are in the city. Thank you for your excellent attention to every detail. The wait staff is outstanding and the food preparation is second to none. And please, continue to create the amazing, delicious casserichia!! Gratefully, Albert& Barbara Nalli

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vipjeffreys
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time back since Casbah had closed for the virus and we thought they did an excellent job in distancing the tables, cleaning the tables after each use, and generally being very protective of themselves and patrons. we felt comfortable and safe, and Casbah is the only restaurant that we feel comfortable enough to eat inside.

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vipSullyO
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always everything about Casbah is terrific!!It's disappointing that they no longer have any beer on tap.We will be back again anyway.

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Eric
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Takes social distancing and masks seriously. Good place to dine during Covid times.

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vipGr8lady
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! So glad Casbah is back. Will is an excellent waiter. The food was delicious and the ambiance quiet for dinner conversation. Great drink selections, too.

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vipGlobalguys
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at Casbah. There is complimentary valet parking in the lot next to the restaurant, though there might be on-street parking available.

The restaurant has converted its courtyard into a heated area, and it is a lovely place to dine. The tables inside are a bit darker and the inside restaurant is quite small, but cozy.

The food was spectacular. We started with the chickpea flatbread with baba ganoush. There was also grilled sourdough bread with butter or labneh. For main courses we had the coriander crusted swordfish and the duck, both well prepared and delicious. For dessert, we shared their dark chocolate and raspberry bread pudding, which was enough for three people. There is a nice selections of wines by the glass....the Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon were excellent.

Dinner came to about $60 a person, with wine, taxes, and gratuity. Would definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this very unusual time when restaurants are opening with caution and with restriction, the entire staff did an incredible job of making us feel comfortable and communicating expectations. Casbah is both a celebratory and an every day restaurant for us. To be back again was a real treat. In fact, the food itself was perfect in a way that it may be hadn’t been during more crowded Saturday service nights in the past.

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vipBreadFiend
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Dinner the first weekend of reopening after the virus. Heavenly flavors (old kitchen staff back on), service variable (new waitstaff, hope they get trained soon!). Very nice atmosphere, nicely dressed diners.

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MicheleC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to get my favorite dishes before COVID; ran into a friend that I have not seen for 8 months; had a terrific waiter. All is good.

FAQs

Casbah is rated 4.8 stars by 3562 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.