Casbah

4.8
3780 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
  • 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 3780 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

White table cloth service with attentive wait staff and wonderful food at reasonable prices. Complimentary valet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

As always a great meal! Casbah never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to brunch for my best friends birthday. Everything was wonderful and our server Will was awesome. He made our experience really great and he was very friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Food was fantastic!

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vipJamesF
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Gigi
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food at Casbah was fresh and well flavored, the cocktails were outstanding and the service was outstanding. Great place to celebrate an anniversary!

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JimmyG
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and drinks were delicious. We started with the Mediterranean spreads, and then had crabcakes, seafood pasta, and filet for our entrees. Everything was fantastic.

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coffeemom
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing meal last night. My salmon was cooked perfectly—seared on the outside, medium rare on the inside. My husband loved his swordfish. Our son said his chicken was incredibly juicy and delicious and our daughter enjoyed her pasta. The appetizer, sides, and desserts were also wonderful. We were sitting on the enclosed front patio area and it was a little loud, but otherwise a perfect meal.

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ReneeI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed all of our dishes at Casbah. My husband raved about the duck and I enjoyed the halibut. Atmosphere and service were great as well and the best surprise was the FREE valet parking. We will be back. Can't go wrong with a Big Burrito restaurant!

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MicheleC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful friendly staff; very good food;especially the salads. Noise was a problem for four female voices a a large round table. It was great to see that Oliver was back in the bar!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was a great meal and excellent service

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BridgetS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual -- even with a full house!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the service is excellent.

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and presentation was impeccable as usual, though service was a little slow and we were there for 2.5 hours. The patio area isn't sufficiently cooled and it became rather uncomfortable for the last hour or so.

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RobertB
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Focused menu. Be sure to enjoy the Mediterranean spreads with chickpea bread. Smoothest, richest hummus ever. Delicious flavors , perfectly cooked Halibut .

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ChristianD
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent and unique Mediterranean-inspired dishes in a chic atmosphere. Good value.
There are two rooms, with the back one being adjacent to the bar. The font room, where we sat, is open and more lively.
We started with the goat cheese pasta appetizer, which was incredible. In fact, I might order a pasta entree in the future.
My girlfriend had a glass of Pinot Grigio and the salmon, and I had an Amstel Light and the crab cakes - both delicious.
Our service was attentive but not pushy.
I will be back.

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vipRichardS
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food rating was based on three food choices being very good (tuna tartar, a pasta dish, and the Long Island duck) and one appetizer being only fair at best. This was the charred octopus which was so chewy as to be nearly inedible. We have had that appetizer here in the past and it was very good, but not this time. The other issue I had was being seated in the basement. I was not aware they had a basement dining room, but they do with 5 or 6 tables. The room is dark and devoid of any kind of charm, in my opinion. Should we go back to the restaurant in the future, I would decline to sit in the basement room.

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DianaC
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pasta dishes were excellent. Appetizers and bread were fresh and full of flavor. Alexis was a gem of a server. Her suggestions were on point. Lily was training and Did a great job assisting with the meal. As a table of 4 we would have enjoyed being upstairs in the livelier environment. The cellar seating was too intimate and quiet for our party to fully engage. We will return.

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vipDanielleT
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

So we have been to Casbah many times a since it opened and really like it. It has been probably 2 years since we were there. A couple comments:
The Spanish octopus was really tasty but it was a huge meal type portion. My wife can’t eat it due to allergy. So you might either cut down the size, make it an entree (best octopus ever was at Casa Tomas on Cozumel island). One other thing about it- I like the tentacles to be crispy on the ends.
The halibut was very good and my wife said the pork chop was good.
The flourless cake was lackluster. It was fairly dry. The combination of cherries and figs was good but not enough to overcome the dry cake. We seldom order dessert but wanted something sweet. So we were disappointed and didn’t finish it.
Otherwise an overall good dining experience for our 32nd wedding anniversary.
Jon Landis.

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LynnB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience, friendly waitstaff, good food, and we love the atmosphere.

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vipGeorgeB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As expected, the food was excellent. Everything was delicious and so well prepared. Even the bread was wonderful. The service was outstanding. We had takeout from Casbah a few times during the pandemic, and it was great to be back in person. We were impressed with the remodeling. My only, and minor, complaint is that it was a bit noisy.

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vipMichaelP
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Had the charred octopus appetizer, the Alaskan halibut, and the filet. The octopus had fabulous flavor but was somewhat chewy. The entrees were, as has been our experience in the past, excellent but a little heavy and could use more acid for balance. We enjoyed the very rich but scrumptious desserts: the pear cheesecake and the flourless chocolate cake. Service was excellent.

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vipCharlie
Pittsburgh
103 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can never go wrong at Casbah. Outstanding crab cakes and halibut. We never pass up the cheese plate. The quince paste and fig jam add the perfect accompaniment to the cheese. With the crusty bread you have a starter that is perfect. Great cocktails too.
Our server Barry is wonderful. He is knowledgeable, non-intrusive, and knows his guests.
A real GEM.

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vipjdstar3177
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! This is my go-to spot for special occasions and I am so happy to come back.

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BillAmdas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner at Casbah and we're not disappointed. It was by far one of the best culinary experiences that we have had in Pittsburgh yet! The open-air style dining in the front of the building created a nice atmosphere, and the great service from the staff did the same. Our food was delicious, from the complimentary bread and butter to my wife's order of duck and my order of pasta and scallops. We are thoroughly impressed and can't wait to have a reason to come back and try more of the menu.

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vipThomasK
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food and the family for a celebration dinner. We enjoyed dining at Casbah

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the best scallops I've ever had by a long shot

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BrianS
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding. We had a table in the basement which is much quieter and cozier than other parts of the restaurant. I will definitely go back.

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am glad you all were able to survive Covid. I live in PHilly and I first came to Casbah in fall of 1996 when I was on a consulting project in Pittsburgh. My sister moved with her husband to Pittsburgh in 2003 and we have been going to Casbah every time I am in town. The food was as superb as it always is!

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DaveS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect date night! Delicious food, great service, nice atmosphere.

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MaxS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and first-class service. Casbah has long been one of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh.

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vipJandP
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Casbah impresses! The food, service, and ambience are just perfect.

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DavidW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter and her husband in town from AZ. Waitresses were great to engage and then allow us to visit and enjoy the dining experience

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fofo
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, we always enjoy our experience and meal here.

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Janina
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant, a great place for quiet conversations

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Harley
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was not great. After eating we waited for about 15-20 minutes for our waitress to come back so eventually we asked another server to find her so we could get the check and leave.

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SusanK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casbah contributes to offer top quality food and service!

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JesseS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well flavored, excellent service. Would go again!

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vipDean
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

FAQs

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

Casbah is rated 4.8 stars by 3780 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.