Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar

4.3
1195 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Seasonal dinner menu featuring fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks and chops house fare. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly. Happy Hour, Monday-Friday, from 5pm – 7pm, within the Bar Lounge Area offering $2 Off Draft Beers · $3 Off Specialty Cocktails · $4 Off Bar Food Selections and $5 House Wines By The Glass. Live Music - Thursday - Saturday, 7-11pm Daily. No Cover.

Our extensive wine list features over (250) domestic and international labels and was awarded the 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine. Our separate onsite luxury Cigar Bar features our collection of over (300) whiskeys with an onsite humidor housing our premium cigar collection. Personal selections welcome at no additional fee.

Complimentary Valet Parking is offered after 5pm daily.

Private Dining Available for Groups of Up to (80) Seated Guests As Well As Large Standing Cocktail Receptions.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(412) 281-6593
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Carter
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
23rd Street and Railroad Street Off Smallman Street
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Parking details
Cioppino offers FREE validated parking within the 24th Street parking garage situated above our location, as well as COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING after 5pm Daily at Our Entrance Located On The Corners of 23rd and Smallman Streets.
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Entertainment
Join Us For the best in Live Music offered within Our Bar Lounge Area Every Thursday - Saturday!

Visit our separate onsite Cigar Bar featuring our premium cigar collection, as well as our collection of over (300) whiskeys. The rich mahogany surroundings and indulgent leather seating allows one to relax and unwind while enjoying their favorite cigar, after-dinner drink or specialty cocktail. Two large plasma televisions embrace the walls for the sports enthusiast. Full Seasonal Menu available daily.
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Special events & promotions
Monday -
Half Priced Wine Night
-Over (30) Bottled Favorites Priced At 1/2 Off
Manhattan Monday
-$2 Off All Manhattan Cocktails Within The Cigar Bar All Evening

Tuesday-
Dollar Oyster Night
-$1 Oysters · $3 Choose-Your-Booze Oyster Shooters · 1/2 Off Select Bubbles By The Glass

Wednesday-
Burger Night
-6 Artisan Burgers Served With Fresh-Cut Fries - $10 Each! Including The Super Genius Burger, A Favorite Of On-Air Sports Commentator For 105.9 the X And Self Proclaimed "Super Genius", Mark Madden, As Well As The Impossible Burger, For Those Seeking A Meatless Option!
-$3 Yuengling Drafts

Live Music In Our Bar Lounge Area Every Thursday Through Saturday Evening From 7pm - 11pm Nightly! No Cover.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private Dining Room Accommodates (30) Seated Guests And Offers Complimentary Onsite A/V Capabilities. Accommodating Groups As Large As (80) Seated Guests And Large Standing Receptions. Menus Are Diverse And Vegetarian, Vegan And Gluten-Free Friendly.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very good experience.

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AH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect, the only thing I would improve is the temperature in the restaurant.. it was chilly and we could tell more than just us were chilly. Other than that - don’t change a thing. Great service by Drew in the restaurant and D in the cigar bar!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The staff was very friendly and the food was outstanding. I chose this restaurant because other reviewers commented on the high end steakhouse experience without the pretentiousness. I would agree 100%. My wife and I had a fabulous dinner and overall experience and will look forward to dining here again the next time we are in town.

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l
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went here for dinner with another couple. It was bad from the start. The service was very slow and poor. There were many open tables, so being busy was not the issue. The waiter told us how delicious a particular seasonal cocktail was, so we ordered it. He came back and said the bar can’t make it and he doesn’t know why. One of our friends then ordered a bourbon. It was not a 2oz pour. We were offered a shot glass if we want errs to measure it. Really? My husbands salmon was ordered medium well and exceptionally undercooked. We weren’t able to send it back as our waiter didn’t resurface until it was time to clear the plates. After one bite, the salmon was thrown away and my husband was still hungry. Also, my husband ordered a side of the fingerling potatoes. We never got them. My friend then asked if the bar could make us a chocolate martini but split it into 2 glasses as an after dinner drink...we had each already had 2 glasses of wine each. We were told that would be fine...one martini glass came with two straws. Once the bill came, I noticed we were charged for the martini, but there was an add on charge for Grey Goose. We didn’t request Grey Goose. This $400+ dinner for four people was a huge disappointment. We will not be back.

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tyler was amazing! Great food and drinks love this place!

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AB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I brought my parents here to celebrate their wedding anniversary. The menu looked great online, but I was slightly disappointed in the food. There were a few items that were very salty, some where surprisingly spicy, and others lacked flavor. The beet salad and the creamed spinach were by far the best dishes. However, the service was amazing, our waiter and the staff took great care of us and compensated for the hit or miss food. After dinner, we enjoyed dessert and cocktails in the cigar bar. The dessert sampler was to die for. It was delicious! It was a nice experience for a special occasion, but not sure if I will go back.

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AL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my husband's birthday this weekend, and they did a fantastic job of making him feel special... Happy Birthday on our menu, a birthday card, and Happy Birthday on his dessert. Our waitress, Carrie, was outstanding and very knowledgeable. All of our food was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. I had the scallops and lobster risotto from our waitress's recommendation, and I'm so glad I went with that! All 4 of us would highly recommend it. I can't wait to come back to try something else on their menu! Cigar bar was a little smokier than other cigar bars we've been to, but my husband and brother loved it.

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BA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Whenever I arrive from Dallas, TX it's always one of my first stops. Staff is always pleasant and service is A-1. Great job guys!

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KW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our second time to Pittsburgh and found this gem last visit. We LOVE the ambience, service, and local bands. We celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday with dinner and staff provided a complimentary dessert as well as a surprise birthday song from the saxophone player at table side! The food, cigar bar and experience is top notch! Our favorite place in Pittsburgh to visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Playing music

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S
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Service and setting were perfect, great wine selection. Food was bland.

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MS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Food and service were fantastic!

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VR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, which I noted on the reservation. The service and food were superb. However, I was surprised that they did nothing special for his birthday. Not even a "Happy Birthday". The table behind me which was a group of men, they were celebrating a birthday as well and it was certainly taken into consideration and made known. I was a little disappointed and felt bad.

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FC
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

When you tell a restaurant that you are celebrating a major anniversary (60!), you at least expect the desert you ordered and paid for to come with a minor attempt at celebration. They completely blew it, not even a “happy anniversary” to my parents.
Very disappointing.

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PD
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sadly, this restaurant has gone downhill. The food was bland and not pleasing to the eye. The music in the bar is entirely too loud. Won't be back.

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p
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Our wine glasses stuck to the table.

Our table was uneven and rocked like we were on the Titanic

The calamari was raw

The Caesar salad was soggy and drowned in dressing. The white anchovies were a nice touch, however. The waitress removed the salad from our bill as she too thought the Caesar wasn’t great.

I ordered the pork shank. The over all dish was eatable but the shank had too much smoke and was over cooked. I compare it to a piece of jerky. The mash and carrots were the highlight of the meal.

Overall, not a place to take clients, family or friends for that matter if good food is what you’re looking for. I will say the cigar bar was nice and I wouldn’t mind coming back to watch a game and grab a drink IF I were in that part of town.

Our server was nice and attentive. My only complaint there was please keep the waters filled when you can.

There is room for you to turn around my comments. Focus on cleanliness, small details (like stabilizing a table) and find a better cook.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went this past Saturday for the first time. Great live music, food and service. Perfect date night in our book! Already recommended to friends as a must.

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PF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

2 meals out of 6 people were enjoyed. The Cioppino was particularly disappointing with the shellfish so small, the fish over cooked and the broth limp and tasteless.

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MA
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent with superb service by Imani. We had a great time in a nice atmosphere.

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DR
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Food and service was wonderful.

The music in the bar was so loud that you could NOT have a conversation at the table in he dining room!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal with my girlfriend for a nicer date in town. We both enjoyed our dinners and appreciated the staff and their kindness and hard work. Also really enjoyed the quiet environment and cleanliness.

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RG
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

service was great. Was very disappointed in food. veal had no sauce and the pasta was all
stuck together as if it was sitting out for awhile and was tasteless.

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VM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The overall service and atmosphere was great! However, the food was subpar. I expected more since we ordered from the summer restaurant 2018 menu.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was very friendly and nice

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TL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was attentive to a food allergy. Appetizer was served with an item that wasn't listed on the menu. The dish was remade. The waitress the made sure to inform us of drinks that had that item in it.

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ML
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. We loved the menu! The service is always great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was professional, kind and welcoming.

Food was off the charts great

The chef prepared special items for the 2 small children in our party.

Definitely will be back.

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OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was delightful personable. Food was great. Drinks were too. We recommend trying Cioppino!

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ATMOSPHERE WAS BEAUTIFUL AND FOOD ( DINNER AND DESSERT) WAS AMAZING!!

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L
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This was our third trip to the restaurant. We went to listen to music and eat in the bar. The band was really LOUD. We almost left because of the decibel level. I think the band was called Lucarelli? They were good but they need to turn down the volume.

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JR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great music Saturday night in the bar. Wait staff is usually very attentive.

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OT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It’s sad that this restaurant has fallen so low. Our appetizer and dessert were both very good, but both of us were disappointed with our entrees. I had the lamb and it was almost inedible. The couscous was awful. My friend’s fish was over cooked and the amount of sauce of her plate was embarrassing. It was like the expected the sauce to somehow fix the fish. I ordered a glass of wine and the server brought it over for me to taste. It was terrible and I said oh that’s bad and she told me that all the servers think it’s bad, none of the customer like it, and they’ve asked to have it removed from the menu! This used to be one of the best restaurants in the city but it’s coasting on fumes now.

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service by Bobby. Great server. Nicole in the Cigar Bar was professional and very friendly. Have recommended this to friends. Cannot wait to go back.
Food was delicious.

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MW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. We'll be back. 50 characters? It doesn't take 50 characters to say it was DELICIOUS. But it was. So here, I'll type it again. Cool, Open Table seems to think I've done an acceptable review now.

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AM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant! The food is amazing, everything from the appetizers to the entrees. The dessert sampler was phenomenal. On top of it, a live jazz band plays through dinner, which adds to the mood. In a room off the bar, is a cigar bar, with many cigars to choose from.

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EN
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved every bit of the experience and the food was fantastic! We will definitely be back in the future!

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b
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We recently dined at Cioppino to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Presumably since we were there on a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was uncrowded and thus eminently quiet. Our server was pleasant and attentive, but not intrusive, and quickly introduced us to the unexpectedly extensive wine list and the dinner menu. Our pre-prandial prosecco was a sparkling introduction to our meal, which comprised an excellent crab bowl, watermelon gazpacho (simultaneously sweet and piquant), & crab cakes for me and scallops for my wife. The food was excellently prepared and presented and altogether most enjoyable. A highpoint of the evening was the surprise presentation by our gracious & thoughtful server of a small but sublime (and gratis) anniversary cake, which we consumed with élan. This was not our first visit to Cioppino, whose menu features steaks and an array of seafood dishes, to the latter of which we are invariably attracted. On the basis of our experience at Cioppino I recommend it with enthusiasm.

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NL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit! It was a delightful evening! From the first taste of wine and appetizer our taste buds were excitedly activated! We savored every bite of our entrees that was full of flavors and prepared with perfection! Tom, our waiter, was very helpful in explaining the menu and answering our questions and made our experience special! We will definitely be back and spread the word of how amazing it was!

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HD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The atmosphere was enjoyable. The service was very good. Our waitress was attentive. We went as a group of 4. My husband and his friend ordered the same steak but different temperatures. I think the staff mixed up their plates - it appeared that their steak temperatures were opposite. My husband did not like his steak - he felt there was too much oil on it. My friend & I enjoyed our meals. It was a bit pricey for what it was. With all of the options out there, I'm not sure I would be quick to return.

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AM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time dining at this restaurant and we were very pleased with everything. The Cioppino was wonderful (we had eaten at 2 other very upscale places and their Cioppino was very mediocre). The service was fantastic and the Jazz Band played music perfect for dinner. The cookie dough egg rolls were unique and delicious! Thank you for such a high quality restaurant.

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