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Best Italian Restaurants in Highland Park


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A photo of Joseph Tambellini restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Highland Park
Booked 10 times today
Joseph Tambellini has been acclaimed as one of the best, if not the best, Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh, renowned for its traditional and delicious Italian fare. Visitors have consistently praised the excellent and personalized service provided by owners Joe and Melissa, who create a warm, inviting atmosphere. From appetizers to desserts, the culinary experience is described as "consistently outstanding," with specific shout-outs to favorites like their veal dishes, cheese ravioli, and homemade desserts. Besides great food, the ambiance and hospitality provided by the staff add to the overall wonderful dining experience. As one patron succinctly put it, "Joseph Tambellini is one those restaurants that you need to go to if you love Italian food."
A photo of Fish nor Fowl restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • East Liberty
Booked 24 times today
Fish Nor Fowl is a celebrated Italian restaurant based in East Liberty and Garfield, renowned for its remarkable service and exceptional food. The rave reviews underscore the restaurant's remarkable transformation into an Italian cuisine hub. Reviewers celebrate the restaurant for its enticing dishes, including the veal, pasta, and focaccia bread that come highly recommended. The restaurant’s consistency in delivering excellent service and high-quality dishes is often highlighted, with many customers eager to return. They extol the pleasant atmosphere, which is perfect for a quiet, intimate dining experience. It also features an antipasto bar, another lauded concept. Overall, Fish Nor Fowl provides a truly authentic and sensational Italian dining experience.
A photo of Alta Via - Fox Chapel restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Fox Chapel
Booked 27 times today
Alta Via is celebrated for its authentic Italian cuisine, providing diners with an exceptional dining experience in Pittsburgh. The restaurant skillfully blends traditional Italian flavours with modern twists, showcasing an innovative menu that features locally sourced ingredients. Reviewers consistently highlight the excellent service, with many noting the friendly and attentive waitstaff. Many diners also appreciate the "upscale feel" and the option to choose between small and large portions. As one reviewer aptly captures, "Want to go to Italy without getting on a flight? This is the place—superb!!!" The repeated return visits and high recommendations suggest that Alta Via has successfully curated a memorable, high-quality Italian dining experience.
A photo of Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Point Breeze
Booked 10 times today
Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, located in Pittsburgh, is renowned for its outstanding Italian cuisine. The chef, who is praised by many for his culinary artistry and charming personality, uses fresh ingredients to prepare everything from scratch. As a result, the quality of the food is palpable in every bite. Guests commend the wide selection of vegan dishes and wines, as well as the warm, inviting atmosphere. The restaurant's Italian menu stands out for its authenticity, with everything meticulously crafted in-house. The establishment is lauded for its superb service, with the owner and chef personally taking time to converse with diners, providing a truly personalized dining experience. Whether it's their first visit or they're returning patrons, guests consistently express eagerness to revisit Pino's, a testament to the consistently high standards it upholds.
A photo of Senti Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Lawrenceville
Booked 10 times today
Senti Restaurant, lauded as one of the best purveyors of Italian cuisine in Pittsburgh, is celebrated for its authentic and inventive menu. Its range of dishes, from Arancini Cacio & Pepe to Saltimbocca alla Romana and Tiramisu, demonstrates the restaurant's commitment to quality and tradition. Reviewers have consistently praised the food's top-notch quality, particularly the lasagna and gnocchi, describing them as uniquely delicious. They also commend the great ambience and the exemplary service, including the personal attention from owner Franco. Additionally, Senti Restaurant's cleanliness and the convenience of a dedicated parking lot have been noted as added bonuses. Overall, the highly recommended Senti Restaurant offers a modern take on Italian dining at its finest.
A photo of The Vandal restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Lawrenceville
Booked 12 times today
The Vandal, located in the vibrant neighborhood of Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh, is hailed for its outstanding Contemporary European cuisine. This intimate restaurant boasts a constantly changing main menu, creating a truly unique dining experience each night. The restaurant is praised for its exceptional food, ambiance, and service, with reviewers lauding it as one of the most consistently excellent in Pittsburgh. The chef's innovative use of ingredients has been likened to a trip to Europe. Its dishes are described as unique, fresh, delicious, and beautifully executed, with dishes like the Green Gnochetti with maitake mushrooms and Sherry cream garnering special mentions. Despite its high-end dining experience, The Vandal is lauded for its reasonable cost and welcoming staff.
A photo of Lucca Ristorante restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Oakland
Booked 8 times today
Situated between the University of Pittsburgh and the vibrant neighborhood of Carnegie Mellon University, Lucca Ristorante is highly praised for its authentic and carefully-crafted Italian cuisine. It is beloved by many for its homemade pasta, tantalizing meatballs, and irresistible arancini, with one patron pointing out "Everything on the menu is worth the try." Not only does the restaurant offer an excellent wine selection and gluten-free options, but it also provides superb service with a warm and cozy atmosphere. It is described as their "favorite Italian spot" and "a charming neighborhood gem". Renowned for their food, customers also adore Lucca's convivial ambiance and their inviting outdoor dining spot on the front porch. The establishment's dedication to creating a memorable dining experience is evident in their reviews, where one patron notes, "The staff was also very friendly and welcoming... I had a really lovely time," and another suggests that "Lucca is an example of the perfect Italian restaurant."
A photo of Pizzaiolo Primo - Market Square restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 26 times today
Pizzaiolo Primo, located in Pittsburgh, delights guests with its authentic Italian cuisine, according to numerous glowing reviews. Patrons consistently praise the quality of dishes, highlighting favorites such as the spaghetti pomodoro, pizza, and chicken Parmesan. Many reviewers also note that the pasta and sauces are cooked to perfection, underlining the authenticity of the Italian dining experience. Overall, the superb food, excellent service, and appealing ambiance make Pizzaiolo Primo a must-visit locale for those seeking a true taste of Italy. Visitors from out of state even commented on their intention to return, labeling it as the best Italian restaurant they've visited in a long time.
A photo of The PA Market restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 8 times today
**NO OUTDOOR RESERVATIONS** Outdoor dining is first come first serve. For groups larger than 10, please call us directly at 412-904-1332. The PA Market is a two story European style market located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. Enjoy a full selection of cocktails and beers at our two cocktail bars, over 150 boutique wines from our Wine Library and five different cuisines to choose from! Whether you are on our cozy second floor, or enjoying the summer days outside in our courtyard or patio overlooking Penn Ave and Smallman, you are sure to have a great time surrounded by even better company!
A photo of Vallozzi's Pittsburgh restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 13 times today
Vallozzi's Pittsburgh comes highly recommended as a venue delivering exceptional Italian cuisine nestled in a beautiful downtown setting. With its roots firmly planted in Italian tradition, customers consistently praise the quality and authenticity of its dishes which range from classic pasta and veal entrées to innovative, delectable appetizers such as the fried Cecelia and frito calamari. Customers keenly highlight the excellent service, knowledgeable staff, serene atmosphere, and great value served at this establishment. Critics state, "Vallozzi is simply wonderful", and emphasize, "The food is fantastic!" Significantly, they also laud the "excellent Italian red wine list" as well as the "outstanding" food and service. This, along with top-notch dishes like the gnocchi, steak with Gorgonzola cream sauce, and Bolognese, makes Vallozzi's a foremost choice for Italian dining in the city.
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