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Joseph Tambellini, Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph Tambellini

4.8
4.8
2375 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in Highland Park, Joseph Tambellini Restaurant offers the very best Italian inspired cuisine.


Owned and Operated by Joseph and his wife Melissa, the entire staff is dedicated to bringing you an overall exceptional dining experience.


Expertly crafted market fresh fish and steaks, fresh pasta, traditional chicken and veal dishes.


Also featuring beautiful hand made signature desserts, and an extensive Italian and Californian wine list.


Warm romantic fine dining in the true Tambellini family tradition.


If you have a First Floor Specific request, Please contact the restaurant by phone to make your reservation. We cannot guarantee First Floor for on-line reservations.
Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip): $40 to $75

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 665-9000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Joseph Tambellini
  • Private party facilities
    We have many options for private parties. We have a semi-private space available for up to 16.Our private 3rd floor offers space for parties up to 20. If a larger space is needed, our 2nd floor is also available for up to 35 people. (no Friday & Saturday on 2nd Floor) Please call us to discuss your individual needs.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa or Joe Tambelini: (412) 665-9000
  • Neighborhood
    Highland Park
  • Cross street
    Mellon Street
  • Parking details
    Plenty of on street parking available.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop directly in front, for routes: 71A Highland Park
  • Entertainment
    The owners frequent the dining room to talk with the guests to ensure a unique and comfortable dining experience!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 2,375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Italian

  • Pittsburgh

    Italian

2,375 Reviews
  1. PatriciaT

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is good! Service excellent! Atmosphere comfortable.

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  2. colindean

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our birthday meal was excellent. The porkchop was exquisite. Our waitress was attentive and impeccable. The price is high, but the quality is worth it. We'll definitely be back for more special occasions.

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  3. CharlieM

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding. Service and food never disappoint.

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  4. JoanL

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great meal at Joseph Tambellini’s. First start to finish everything we ate was delicious. It’s one of our favorite restaurants.

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  5. DianeS

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!

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  6. JonBender

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We had high expectations for our Valentine's celebration, but we were very disappointed. We were told that they were "out of their typical pork chop" and it was substituted with a pork chop that was the same price as the filet- we were the first customers at 4pm.. so, really? The waitress rushed us through dinner service and even took my bread plate away - while I was dipping the bread- I wasn't even done. She brought us the dessert menu while I was still eating my dinner and my wife was done eating. The pork chop was WAAAYYY over salted - we even heard another diner comment on it as well. I scrapped of the gross topping just so that I could eat. The meal was only average and definitely not worth the $250 bill for two people. The best part of the meal was the appetizer. The dessert tasted store bought. We won't be back. You should definitely avoid.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Our favorite Italian restaurant! Looking forward to our next experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding on every level. Every bit of the experience was top notch. My Wife and I decided Joseph Tambellini is our new go to place. Thanks Joseph Tambellini. You are a true artist.

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  9. Floridian

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and exceptional service. One of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh.

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  10. Frank

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a restaurant meant for a special occasion. In terms of food, I would say it’s very good Italian fine dining.

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  11. JeffreyFBeckyB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went a Valentine’s Day evening. Jeff had the Lobster & Shrimp Thermidor, which was a special that evening. I had the Seafood Melissa which is on their regular menu. Meals were served with a salad with special dressing that evening…bread and herbed dipping oil was very good. The meals were delicious and the portions generous. Our waiter was very attentive, friendly and not overly pushing us to eat so a table could be turned over. We took our time eating and enjoying the evening.

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  12. JeffreyD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AWESOME SERVICE AND THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS. Would recommend!

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  13. DavidM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special in every way. Our experience was great from being greeted to coffee and dessert. Our food was delicious and service was excellent.

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  14. DRM184

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place all around, can’t wait to go back again

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience will be back! Very enjoyable amazing service highly recommend

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  16. RonaldY

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding, food was one of the best meals I had in years.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Italian restaurants!! Great service and food.

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  18. MichaelL

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Melissa and Joe run a phenomenal establishment!! Not only is the food impeccable but the wait staff is incredible too!! If you haven’t been to this treasure, you don’t know what you are missing!!!

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  19. JenniferR

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took our 3 daughters there for the 1st time and they absolutely loved it. Wonderful service and outstanding food as always.

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  20. HBC2019

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding Italian food! Do NOT skip the meatball appetizer! A favorite spot for my wife and I

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  21. KimberlyC

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of 6 for a work celebration. Everything was fabulous from the building, decor, setting, ambiance, food, service, drinks. Enjoyed meeting the owners too.

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  22. MIZCHAR

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a pleasure to dine at Tambellini. Their food is prepared so carefully and looks beautiful on the plate. The cocktails are made with the same precision and they have a wonderful wine list as well as a terrific wine advisor (Melissa), who has introduced us to some wines that paired perfectly with our meal. I only wish we lived a little closer to Pittsburgh to dine there more frequently!

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  23. MichaelL

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joseph delivered as usual. Special thanks to David, our server. This Tambellini's delivers time and again. It's the perfect spot for special occasions. The old school family feel is wonderful. We'll be back!

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  24. JediPE

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best Italian restaurants in all of Pittsburgh hands down. At one level, It feels like a small neighborhood family Italian joint. But it is much more upscale in food and ambience. I would recommend Tambellini’s be at the top of your dining choices. You won’t be disappointed.

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  25. pitpatusa

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The four of us enjoyed our time in this restaurant. The chicken dish I had was excellent. The fired zucchini was rather lame and unappealing. T

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  26. Kristie

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for quality food this is the place. With every bite you can taste the best ingredients in the dishes along with being cooked with perfection. If you like Italian you are in for a treat! Fish-you will taste it done perfectly. Steak- chops etc. will melt in your mouth. If you never have been give it a try. Also a dessert menu to knock your socks off- recommend the simple pecan ball. WOW! In addition a plethora of wines and spirits and well as signature yummy cocktails. Also had the pleasure to meet the owners and they were nothing less than super pleasant, and great conversation.

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  27. TomF

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service & ambience was good . A little disappointed with veal marsella

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  28. PatG

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was excellent, great service and atmosphere

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute favorite place to go for dinner in the Pittsburgh area.

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  30. tomz

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and professional service. Owners on premises during open hours keep things moving at a comfortable pace. Full bar providing generous pours. Truly enjoyable evening. Highly recommend.

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  31. jewelrylady

    Pittsburgh

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a Lovely evening with friends . This is truly a special Place and should not be overlooked!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always welcoming and comfortable- food never disappoints!

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  33. JeffR

    Pittsburgh

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious as always and Melissa and Joe are terrific people! The wait staff are top notch, Cora was an absolute joy!

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  34. JoeA

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Consistently great experience.

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  35. walterB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious, but the chicken piccata was a little too chewy.

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  36. PhilB

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, all home made and you can tell. Makes a special place for special occasions.

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  37. RebeccaL

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks & service were excellent. Highly recommend!

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  38. Kay12

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been to Tambellini’s twice this year and both visits were wonderful. Staff are personable and they had well timed check ins to be sure we had everything we needed. Both times one of the owners came by at the end of our visit to be sure we had a good experience. The food was delicious. We had the fried zucchini appetizer, which is definitely the best I’ve had in Pittsburgh. My burrata, beet and tomato salad was fresh and luscious. The cesar salad was well dressed and the croutons were perfect. The main reason I came back for my birthday dinner though was the Alfredo pasta with grilled chicken. It’s the best I’ve ever had before, and I come from an Italian family that eats a lot of Alfredo. The grill charring on the chicken balanced the creaminess of the sauce. It’s a perfect balance of salty, creamy and sweet. That’s a tough balance to achieve so I will be back again when my craving returns. Portions were huge—prepare to be full before your entree even arrives. The prices are high, but it feels worth it because you get so much. Highly recommended this family-owned local restaurant that cared for us like their own family.

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  39. Luv2eat

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with an excellent staff. Be sure to have the pecan ball with hot fudge and whipped cream.

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  40. TomS

    Pittsburgh

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always outstanding always. We love dining here. They make us feel like we’re family.

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FAQs

Joseph Tambellini offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 665-9000.

Joseph Tambellini is rated 4.8 stars by 2375 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Joseph Tambellini

5701 Bryant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mellon Street
  • Neighborhood
    Highland Park
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Plenty of on street parking available.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop directly in front, for routes: 71A Highland Park
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Joseph Tambellini
  • Entertainment
    The owners frequent the dining room to talk with the guests to ensure a unique and comfortable dining experience!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 665-9000
  • Private party facilities
    We have many options for private parties. We have a semi-private space available for up to 16.Our private 3rd floor offers space for parties up to 20. If a larger space is needed, our 2nd floor is also available for up to 35 people. (no Friday & Saturday on 2nd Floor) Please call us to discuss your individual needs.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa or Joe Tambelini: (412) 665-9000
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