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.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
23rd Street and Railroad Street Off Smallman Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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:
Half Priced Wine Night
-Over (30) Bottled Favorites Priced At 1/2 Off
-$2 Off All Manhattan Cocktails Within The Cigar Bar All Evening
Dollar Oyster Night
-$1 Oysters/$4 Prosecco By The Glass Within The Bar Lounge And Cigar Bar All Evening
-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.
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
Imani was a fantastic, attentive, and kind server. Courses were delicious, served timely, and we cannot wait to return with friends. We recommend the goat cheese greens salad, cheese board, dry aged ribeye, scallops with risotto, and meghanns dessert sampler.
New Years Eve Dinner. We had a 930 reservation and all was enjoyable until at about 11 while we were still eating our entrees, we were told it was last call for the bar. From that point on, they began to close the restaurant around us and we were rushed to leave.
I can understand that from a business perspective they did not pull in the crowd they expected but even if we were the last table there, we should have been allowed to enjoy our meal in a relaxing manner. Note also that no where in the reservation process or even as we were seated was it mentioned that they would close at 11/1130. Had we been aware of that, we would have gone elsewhere as we anticipated a drink at midnight w a cigar.
New Year's Eve dinner. Huge disappointment; from seating ( freezing by windows), service (slooooowwww) to food (bland)! Will not return. Had reservation for 8 & arrived 7:50. Despite empty tables, waited until 7:59 to be seated. Come on now!?! Waste of $150.
Went for NYE dinner, but have been there on other occasions. Great food, very pleasant and engaged staff. We were seated in the bar this visit, and though I generally prefer the dinning room, the fact that there were tv's available and we caught the end of the Bengals/Ravens game was a great thing!
When I made the reservation they asked if it was a special occasion and I said yes, my husbands birthday. Not only did they not do anything, I asked about it and they said next time he comes he could maybe get a dessert, huh?!? The steaks we ordered were delicious but a slice of bread or a salad would be nice. The waiter was disinterested and rushing us out. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant for a celebration!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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