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About Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar

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. Visit our separate onsite Cigar Bar. Wind down after a long day by enjoying a selection from our collection of over (300) whiskeys. Onsite humidor houses 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 (60) Seated Guests As Well As Large Standing Cocktail Receptions.

2350 Railroad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

Cross Street:
23rd Street and Railroad Street Off Smallman Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 281-6593

Website:
http://www.cioppinoofpittsburgh.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Robert Carter

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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/$4 Prosecco By The Glass Within The Bar Lounge And Cigar Bar All Evening

Wednesday-
UnCorked Wednesday
-Corkage Fee Waived When Dining In Our Dining Room

Live Music In Our Bar Lounge Area Every Thursday Through Saturday Evening From 7pm - 11pm Nightly! No Cover.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We Will Be Open For New Years Eve! Offering Dinner Service From 5pm - 11pm. Reservations Highly Recommended!

Private Dining

Private Dining Available For Presentations, Corporate Gatherings Or Personal Celebrations! Private Dining Room Accommodates (30) Seated Guests And Offers Complimentary Onsite A/V Capabilities. Accommodating Groups As Large As (60) Seated Guests Within Our Neighboring Sister Location, Osteria 2350. Adjacent Kitchens Permit Cioppino Fare For These Events If Preferred. Private Dining Menus Are Diverse Offering Vegetarian, Vegan And Gluten-Free Options Upon Request.

Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
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Good for Birthdays (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
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Worth the Drive (8)
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Fun (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
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·Dined 2 days ago

we had one good experience here and one horrid. The waiter Tyler I believe was about the worst server we ever had. He was disinterested in doing his job that night, maybe something was on his mind that was more important than serving the restaurants customers, but then I realized that the tables that came in before us, and after us all got their food before us. Also, we had a table that was positioned so that you could see into the kitchen when the waiters went through the swinging door. Every time that door opened there was Tyler... standing there talking away to whoever would listen, the only fact is that he was back there talking, more then serving his customers. I even had to go to the front desk reservation concierge to get salt and pepper for our table. Then we waited over an hour and 1/2 for our steaks (just steaks ), and all 4 steaks at the table were cooked incorrectly. I sent mine back and asked for them to just remove my meal from the check b/c I was not hungry anymore from the stress of watching him just stand there not serving us and waiting so long to eat. My hunger just left me. I was so embarrassed too b/c we took our friends there for their birthdays and we raved about this place before we came, Their staff made themselves and us look bad that night. I was fully planning on never coming back partly due to my embarrassment for them and additionally b/c I was so disappointed by the service and food, I felt insulted. Nobody goes out and spends 500 on a meal for 4 people and gets service like this and accepts it. Just b/c you have the $, doesn't mean anything, it the principal of the matter. The manager ended up comping our entire meal and was a real class act b/c he knew and saw how upset this experience made our group, however be prepared to potentially be out 300-500 dollars and not be happy. its 50/50 on the type of experience you will have. Like I said, if he didn't comp the meal I would have NEVER went back and told everyone to NEVER go there.

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·Dined 2 days ago

lobster risotto - loster way way overcooked,
risotto fishy tasting —-not edible
steak overcooked
wedge salad edible at best, have had better at a 2 star restaurant
best thing about restaurant was server... she was excellent
will not be back

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined 2 days ago

Traveled into last minute to Pittsburgh for big game and looked for steak restaurant to celebrate a birthday dinner. Because we were late in booking, all the traditional steakhouses were full. Cioppino had good reviews so figured it was worth a try. Plus it was in the Strip District, which I wanted to see rather than just staying downtown.

Food quality was excellent for what we received (more on that later) but service led to a subpar experience, which is why I cannot recommend. The steaks were terrific - had the filet and the dry aged rib eye (most expensive steak) - cooked just right. The sides were very nice. The raw oysters were decent - not amazing - but good flavor.

Here's what went wrong.
- one appetizer never arrived (for birthday person)
- no bread offered/served but we saw other tables receive
- one side never arrived
- drink order was incorrect and/or refills took very long time to arrive

By the end of the meal, we thought about dessert but then reconsidered and just decided to call it a night rather than be disappointed. Maybe it was just an off night. I really wanted to like Cioppino and the food quality that we received was excellent.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing, service was great, comfortable atmosphere. Recommend the cheese plate to start and creme brulee for dessert! We will go back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Visited Cioppino's after a symphony matinee show. The valet parking was appreciated as I am not very familiar with the strip district. The restaurant has a very comfortable feel and the service is very welcoming. We enjoyed the scallops and the white fish entrée and both were delicious. The wine list is extensive-we look forward to going back soon!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Cioppino is fancy without being pretentious. Food was perfectly cooked and seasoned just right. They did a good job keeping it simple and doing it well. Cocktails and whiskey selection were top notch. Our server was someone I'd hire as a personal assistant; she was that attentive.

There was also live music playing in the bar area. It was loud, but the dining area was incredibly quiet. Keep this in mind if you plan to meet for drinks there.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

What a find! The food was incredible - the brussels sprouts that came with my NY Strip were some of the best I've had. The steak was amazing and perfectly seasoned. The best part was our bartender, Andy. We ate dinner at the bar and he was incredible! We tried some unique mixed drinks based on his recommendations - they were outstanding, and I never would have dreamed I would have liked them! What a gem of a restaurant and staff!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Carrie was phenomenal

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was great. We were there on a Monday and were able to take advantage of the half off bottle wine deal.

Our server was Trevor he was excellent, attentive but not over bearing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great and the service was excellent by our server Tommy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Calamari was great, steaks cooked perfect, nice selection of specialty drinks A+

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic meal! Every aspect of my dinner was superb. The live scallops were very good with little shuttle ingredients that made the dish, my chopped salad was amazing and the Cioppino was second to none. Every sauce or dressing was perfectly matched with each dish. I dine out a lot in Pittsburgh, you guys are ranked very high in my eyes. Thank you

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The management and wait staff are exceptional. The food was terrific. It's been awhile since I last dined at Cioppino. I will definitely be back again soon. And, I'll be sure to tell my friends and colleagues about our excellent experience on Friday night.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server was great, food was delicious, but the window walls around the perimeter made the place feel like a meat locker when the heat wasn't blowing. Also, the ambiance in general was a bit questionable. The concrete floors would've make so much more sense if there were at least some nice linens draped over the tables. Without them, this place feels cavernous - and lacks the comfortable, romantic warmth you're expecting from a high end dining establishment. Bar was nice, though - the jazz band they had playing the night we were there was incredible.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dads bday. But we would go back as date night or friends night out. My husband has been there a few times and I thought it was just a cigar place but it's a great restaurant

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant itself was really nice. Neat looking bar area with live music, dining area was gorgeous and had some interesting decor on the walls.

The food itself was a little underwhelming. The cheeseboard was good and offered three different types of cheese, a nice creamy cheese, some manchego cheese, and bleu cheese. For entrees, we both got the Chilean sea bass which was cooked well. The accompaniments were a little off though. The saffron potatoes were tasty, however the eggplant puree was bland and not seasoned.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had an excellent time as usual! This restaurant is a true gem! We have been dining here since it opened and are never disappointed - food, wine, and service are always spot on!

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Organic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great service, fantastic jazz music!! A great place to be on the weekend, especially the first Saturday of the month!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

As usual everything was great. The blues band that we stopped to listen to in the bar after dinner, Midnight Express, was extraordinary!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Thanks for a great evening, it was a wonderful meal and service was fantastic.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went for our anniversary & had never been there before. The food was excellent . The service was awesome. We drove an hour to get there & will definitely go again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a superb experience at what might be the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. We start at the bar where we were introduced to some very interesting house created adaptations of different alcohols. The bartender was very interactive and is a bit of a mad scientist as a mixologist. The offering is creative and brilliant.

Dinner was beautifully prepared and our waitress Carrie was very professional, formal, and friendly. Steak tartare and salads were very fresh and followed by sea scallops and crab cakes that were outstanding. Save room for dessert because they are beautifully plated and quite creative.

We concluded our evening at Cioppino by going to the cigar bar. They have an outstanding selection of scotches and ports as well as a very robust cigar selection. Room never got overly smoky and provided a nice mix of sports on television’s in music.

All told we had a wonderful evening and look forward to returning to Pittsburgh so we may dine Cioppino again.
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was wonderful and Our server Carrie was outstanding. She was able to make suggestions and was very attentive. We will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The music in the lounge was great. Food was very good. Service a little slow but friendly.

Tags: Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent food, portions were a little small but not bad. Service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

I had the NY Strip and it melted in my mouth, it is definitely worth the $40. My girlfriend came here for our 2 year anniversary and it was such a good dining experience and environment. We also got the cheese platter which was a perfect combinations of flavors.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The menu has a wide array of (delicious) foods that would be pleasing for almost anyone. The atmosphere is nice if a bit loud, and service was exceptional all-around.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I recently relocated back from Florida and couldn't wait to get back to Cioppino. I have treated both friends and clients to dinner and everytime it's been a great experience. Easy free valet parking and outstanding service. All at a great price. You will not be dissapointed. Try them today!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 3, 2017

It had been several years since I had dinner at Cioppino’s, but the food was even better than I had remembered. Excellent presentation, fine flavors, and locally sourced ingredients. Our server, Robert, was congenial and well-informed. The service was nicely timed, so that all of our entrées arrived simultaneously. The only odd element of our evening was the lack of other patrons in the dining room. On a Tuesday evening, our party of six had the place to ourselves, which made for easy conversation — no shouting over the music or other patrons in order to be heard.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and great service, will definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Had fun but you booked us at 9pm and the dining room was empty....cal the restaurant directly for accurate reservations

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Staff was top notch. Food however, was sub par.

We started off with the calimari for an appetizer, which unfortunately was extremely over salted. I had the Cioppino and my wife had the halibut for our entrees.

The mussels in my Cioppino were not well cleaned. The first one I ate had a decent amount of sand that left an unpleasant feeling in my mouth. Had to drink an entire glass of water and swish around to get the sand out. My wife's Halibut came with a very rich cream sauce that overpowered and fish flavor.

What was odd, was that the people sitting next to us had the exact same entrees, and raved about each of them.

For the sake of the restaurant, I hope we were the only people that had a less than favorable food experience.

I must say again, the staff was top notch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service was very slow and haphazard! The drinks came out after the appetizers were served. The bread and butter way after the appetizers were eaten. However the waitress was very apologetic and sweet. The food was excellent .

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food, service and cigars. Great bourbon selection. Some of the best food in the city!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Arrived 15 minutes early for an 8pm reservation and were promptly seated. Waited several minutes for a server and another several minutes for her to bring a cocktail list and wine menu but after that the service was excellent. Our server was Imani and she was genuinely interested in our experience at Cioppiono. VERY knowledgeable, great personality and very friendly. Food was very well prepared and quick to arrive at the table...2 salads (feature salad and Caesar), Filet and New York Strip. Steaks were cooked to perfection and incredibly tender. We finished off the night in the cigar lounge with a bourbon. The service in the lounge, while prompt, was not nearly as engaging as the service we received in the dining room. However, we will definitely return the next time we are in Pittsburgh.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Server was very attentive. Timing of our courses was perfect. Steak and duck were both very good. We stopped into the bar for a drink after dinner and we enjoyed the jazz trio. The bar area happy hour specials look good, so we may be back for that.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The scallops with lobster risotto was excellent. The scallops were perfectly prepared, as well as the lobster treatment in the risotto. We also had Alaskan halibut ,which was presented with a delicious potato - kind of a hash brown with an extremely crispy finish.
Our server was helpful and very efficient . It's pricey, but worth it .
We ate before a theater date, but would have stayed for the jazz, which was just beginning as we left, had we not already purchased tickets. Great musicians!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Everything about it was AMAZING! Food was amazing! Our waitress Imani was wonderful as well!

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Our second time dining there, and it was just as good as the first.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The Peking Duck was not crispy, but the flavor was smooth, not strong. The rice Melange that it was served with was very tasty. The Gumbo was rich and filling, but not too spicy, just a little tang. Dessert was the perfect ending to a great meal. My husband had the ceviche, which was a real winner, the duck, and dessert. We were both pleased with the food and more than happy with the service provided by Carrie.
When Cioppino first opened, we were there often, but sort of "fell out of the habit." This experience reminded us of how great the place is. We will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Happy Hour
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