Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar

4.3
1222 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.
Additional
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
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Pittsburgh
157 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tyler, our server, was amazing as was each person who tended to our table. He made a few suggestions that were perfect. Started the meal with an antipasto loaded with the freshest cheeses, meats, veggies that were delightful. Our server brought homemade bread with pesto dipping oil making that dinner opening magnificent. Things just got better from there. The lamb was cooked to perfection. My friend ordered the crab cakes also delicious loaded with crab. Portions were enough for take home to enjoy the next day. Cioppino is one of my favorite places to dine in the city.

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N
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice wine list, live entertainment in bar area, good food. The place isn't cheap, but they do offer free valet parking. Bar area is a good place for louder more casual dining off of same menu. Nice selection of bourbons as well.

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I ate here for New Year's Eve, and it was an unforgettable experience! I wish I could recall our servers name because he was so energetic, knowledgable, and provided for a great experience for the entirety of our dining time. The food was incredible, and the environment allowed for personal conversation with a slight murmur amongst guests which made the dining experience enjoyable. Would definitely recommend and definitely go back!

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GE
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big fan. Would go back again. Good service. Good food. Nice wine. The desert is AMAZING. Try the Smoked Chocolate Mousse. Tremendous

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PJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Been here many times my husband smokes cigar and we have had dinner, apps and drinks many times. This was not a good experience with our dinners, my steak salad which I’ve had several times was half the normal size and my husband’s salmon dinner was barely a 4oz portion three bites and it was gone, no bread or rolls were brought no manager checking on guest. ☹️

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t
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

server was awesome (Drew) and very accomodating! Breads are tasty and unique. Fish dishes are quite good and desserts are a must!

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DR
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Year’s Eve dinner with husband, brother and sister-in-law. Delicious food, very pleasant staff; our specific waitstaff (Imani, I believe)was wonderful, very engaging without being intrusive. Did not feel rushed to vacate our seats.

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed starting with a drink in the bar and listening to a jazz trio. The dinner was wonderful; both the service and the meal was great. We ended our evening in the separate cigar bar with after dinner drinks and an excellent cigar! My husband and I enjoyed our experience from beginning to end!

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MB
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Cioppino is a great restaurant with great food and a great ambience. However, our server screwed up just about everything. Pretty certain he was stoned. If not for that it would have been an “A” experience.

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place, smoked pork belly was outstanding!

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

it was very chilly by the windows and the Halibut was not great. Cioppino, short ribs and sea bass were wonderful. The scallop special had 3 scallops - somewhat short on scallops

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K
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was pretty good, oddly my steak lacked flavor, but everything else was great. Service was better than excellent. The restaurant itself was so cold the food was chilled almost as soon as it came to the table.

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c
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed it, but it was just a notch under really good. Ambiance was off (in dining room), food was good not great, and the servers tried to pick up our plates a few times before we were done. It felt like we were being rushed.

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MT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The appetizer was supposed to be warm it was cold The lobster bisque was very salty Was out of the entrie that I ordered Service was outstanding the waiter was very attentive apologized and took the lobster bisque off the bill

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VS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Scallops with lobster risotto was rich, creamy, and decadent. Cioppino broth was rich, with well developed deep flavors. Recommend a “Polar Express” drink...one of a kind and oh so yummy. The only negative, our waiter was distracted and not very attentive. We saw other waiters at other tables who were providing excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was cold and service was slow despite restaurant not being very crowded

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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SA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing waiter. Couldn't ask for better service from all!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

The food literally was not edible.

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m
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Tyler was excellent. Very attentive and knew the menu and what to suggest when we had questions.
Food was outstanding. Everything was cooked perfectly.
Only complaint is their wine list. Yes it is massive but if you want just a glass there’s only one option per kind of red or white.

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KG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my husband's birthday and forgot how wonderful it was. The drinks and wine are fabulous. The ambiance is like being transported back in time. The decor is classic but comfortable with leather and dark tones that make you feel warm and cozy on a cold winter night. There was live christmas music with a jazz theme that really topped the night off. Our food was incredible and then we headed to the Cigar bar where we enjoyed a fine cigar and a classy environment to finish our celebration. Highly recommended and we will be back soon!

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AA
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

this is our first return trip back to this restaurant in quite some time. In the past, we have had amazing food and service and a very wonderful experience. This time was a different experience. the food was average at best, my steak was overcooked, my child's sliders were undercooked ( we sent those back and nobody offered to even take those off the bill, which was well over $300. I thought was classless), and my wife's crab cakes were so average that she only ate one. The service was pretty good until a large party took the attention of our waiter. He did his best after but overall was disappointed with the experience, which is sad because they have beautiful decor, nice atmosphere, and good location. Hope they get it back together

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NB
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lucarelli jazz plays the first Saturday of every month and are amazing! I highly Recommend booking a table in the bar area to see them play. Great food/drinks in the bar area, nice ambiance, lively, also nice that full restaurant menu is available as well.

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JV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being from New York I have dined in a lot of the best restaurants in Manhattan. Cioppino is on par with most of them for the menu with appetizers such as Oysters, Smoked Pork Belly, Octopus, and a nice selection of Entrees (we both had T-bone steaks which were seasoned and cooked to perfection (I am ridiculously picky about meat quality) and but what really sets this above and beyond is the cigar/whiskey bar.
The scotch selection is fabulous. The cigar selection, if you do not bring your own is limited, but you will find something to enjoy no matter how refined your taste. You can find anything from everyday bourbon to very nice top end single malt scotch (I really enjoy MacCallan Rare Cask with a Leaf by Oscar). The cigar bar also has a terrific ventilation system so you do not get overwhelmed in a cloud as you walk in the door.

I don't know where to put this for price point comparison as everything in New York is expensive compared to Pittsburgh, but i will say that the entire meal (cigars and scotches also) was probably less than half of a Manhattan Steakhouse.

If you are in Pittsburgh and want an awesome experience to remember, this needs to be on your "To Do" list.

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JD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our second time to Cioppino's restaurant in the last 6 weeks. Took friends this time. Food, atmosphere and service was great! Will definitely request Tom as a waiter going forward!

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S
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I really enjoy the atmosphere, food, live music and professionalism of the staff.

We enjoy the music of the Roger Barbour Group.

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

We had a very good experience.

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AH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
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 on November 17, 2018
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
3 reviews
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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