Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar

4.5
1178 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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JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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MA
Pittsburgh
14 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
5 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
38 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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OT
Detroit
2 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
1 review
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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J
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We had been eager to try Cioppinos for a long time..back when I called and had a two week wait. Finally got our chance last night and after reading great reviews, for the most part, was very disappointed. A Saturday night at 7pm and it was empty..kind of cold atmosphere and with all the empty tables, we were seated at a table awkwardly in the middle of the room. Our server was very kind, attentive and informative..so I held my breath on the food..going by the empty dining room, it didn’t look good. I got the special of the day, the lemon sole..so-so and a little mushy. My husband got the rib eye and, when I saw 1/3 of his steak sent away, not a good sign from a guy that s connoisseur of steaks. We finished and moved to the bar area to hear the jazz band, which were good..but when given the option to eat in the bar area when booking, I’m glad I didn’t because the menu is different. Would I go back? Maybe and give it one more chance.

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z
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the live music!

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a
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around. Been here several times and always impressed.

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MW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good... did take a while to get our main course but overall our waiter was excellent and all staff was very friendly.

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

Everything about this meal was fantastic. Bobby our server took great care of us, even when we had a small incident with a glass of water. The service was fantastic, and every dish and drink served was exactly as described and enjoyed by all from the Cioppino and scallops to the oysters and charcuterie/cheese boards. Only suggestion I would have is the martinis were poured a little short to allow the server to carry them, similar restaurants I have been to have sent the shaker along to the table to be topped off once delivered but that hardly took away from the meal.

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F
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was okay, nothing great. My spouse had a bland pasta dish and I had an okay piece of fish. Nothing to complain about but for the prices, nothing to rave about either. Same with the service - perfectly unobjectionable but hardly a stand out since the server did not return to the table while we were having our entrees to see if there was anything else we needed. The hostess had an attitude of being inconvenienced to greet her guests even though the restaurant wasn't busy at the time. And for the price point, it would be nice if people actually dressed for dinner. The dining room was full of men in baseball caps and tank tops - way more chest hair and armpit hair than I wanted to be looking at while I'm eating a $33 dollar entree. The jazz in the bar is a nice touch, though, so we'll return to listen to jazz and have a cocktail or perhaps limit food selections to the less expensive bar menu.

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LP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What more can I say about Cioppino other than it is outstanding. We come here every year for my boyfriend's birthday, and it never disappoints. The food is spectacular, the service is amazing... and the cigar bar INCREDIBLE!

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. A little over priced.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We wanted to take a friend out for a classy, upscale guys’ night out while his fiancée was in Vegas for her bachelorette party. Cioppino was the perfect place. Met for drinks in the bar and listened to the live music while we waited for our table. The food was excellent, with plenty of great steak and seafood options. Then we adjourned to the cigar bar where we sampled some selections from the very respectable bourbon menu, enjoyed a smoke, and watched a little of the game. I definitely recommend Cioppino if you’re planning a nice night out with the boys and want to step your game up a notch or two.

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MB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was an older gentleman and he was phenomenal. Great evening and highly recommend it.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked the atmosphere of the location. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. Both the food and the entertainment were excellent.

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Chilean Bass should be a delicacy, mine was way overcooked. Ambience, service all excellent, A pity marred my occasion. My partners meal was excellent.

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S
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the guests had dietary restrictions that the wait staff and kitchen handled superbly! The meat was prepared as requested and the vegetables were excellent.

I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about our visit, I would absolutely dine here again.

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KF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and loved it! We got there early to watch the Kentucky Derby and had delicious drinks from the bar before we moved to our table in the bar. I booked a table in the bar so we could hear the live music - which was great! Our appetizer, salads, and seafood were delicious. When we go back, we will likely sit in the main dining area which seemed to be more cozy and romantic. We sat right next to the music which was nice since we wanted to enjoy the live music. It may have been a bit loud for some people as we had a difficult time conversing but not an issue for us.

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ES
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were six in our party and we were seated at a round table which added to the comfortable, cozy setting. Our server was great and very attentive. The food was spectacular. We will be back.

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W
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat at the Bar, we were impressed by the Selection of Whiskey and Scotch available to us, particularly the Scotch. I would however, had more than one station to mix drinks as sometimes they were a little behind. Overall would go back again.

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