Joseph Tambellini

4.8
1448 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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): $31 to $50
What 1448 People Are Saying
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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service. Everything was great from the salad to the entree to dessert.
I have never had a bad experience at Tambellini ‘s. Consistently great!!!

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J
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. The food and atmosphere was great great. We where there for Valentines Day and it was one of the best meals we have had.

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DD
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I go to Joseph Tambellini's for special occasions; anniversaries, Valentines Day, etc. We have never been disappointed. We love everything about Tambellini's.

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SC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here often and have never been disappointed! Joe is the ultimate chef whose food just melts in your mouth! His creations are simply decadent and delicious, time after time! It is always wonderful to see Melissa when we are there, too! We will continue to celebrate milestones and and ‘just because’ meals here as long as Joe decides to keep plating impeccable food!

Tony and Sharon Ciummo

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I went to Joseph Tambellini for Valentine’s Day and it was a great experience. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The menu for the holiday was delicious. I can’t wait to come back again on a regular evening.

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CZ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I were there to celebrate his Birthday, first time there, excited to try! The ambiance and food were great! On the other hand management did not measure up to our expectations! We were seated next to the door where people were checking their coats and had someone in front of our table either taking off or putting on their coat at least 40% of our meal! When we requested another table we were told that there were none available and that our table was requested often! I understand on a Saturday night that they may not have a table, but the attitude and dismissal of our request was very unprofessional for an establishment of this caliber. I also would like to mention that there was a table for 2 next to us empty for the majority of the time we were there!
Very disappointed that we were not offered a complimentary drink or even dessert for his Birthday! The owners need to take a course in customer service!!! Will not recommend or return any time soon.

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JM
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Tambellini' fried zucchini used to be long thin strips. This zucchini was pieces not the long strips. Still good but not what I was expecting. Chicken Picatta was OK. Seemed to lack flavor. Also, pecan ball was good, but the candied pecans made it too sweet.

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CV
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. The food is fabulous, and my daughter and I love their Tam-Bellinis - simply delicious. The folks are so nice here. They treat you like family!!

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DB
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal! Everything was delicious! Arguably the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. Certainly in top two or three.

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food came out hot and prepared as we ordered. Appetizer was crabmeat joseph and it came out marinated and was delicious. Chicken pastini soup was also very flavorful.

Our waitress was Charlotte and she was very attentive.

Cant wait to come back.

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JP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Great. Great

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was greeted as soon as I walked in the door and was seated as soon as my other guest arrived. The service was exceptional and the waiter was attentive, friendly and non intrusive. The food arrived to the table in a timely manner. The appetizer, sautéed octopus with a tomato sauce was absolutely delicious. I had the king salmon special and my guest had a steak, both were fantastic. The salmon portion was large and my guest was unable to finish the steak because it was so big. He said his steak was cooked as requested, lucky for him he had steak for lunch the following day. We were extremely pleased with the food, the service and the ambiance. It's obvious the owners know what the customers want, they deliver excellence !

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e
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best veal chop ever! Outstanding meal and service. Thank you!

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DC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites, combines old fashion supper club with 21st century food and service. Have loved it since the day it opened.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional meal, fantastic wine selection and we even saved room to enjoy amazing desserts (the best tiramisu I've ever had!). Best restaurant in Pittsburgh... and that's saying something!

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MM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous. I hadn't been here in years and it was even better than I remembered. Will definitely go back soon.

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p
Pittsburgh
67 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite 'go to' restaurant! Enjoyed another great meal at Joseph Tambellini- the extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere is the perfect antidote for the frigid weather.

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My daughter and I celebrated my birthday here. The service was absolutely perfect- timing was great as was the overall knowledge of the food and general Interaction. We had eggplant parm and the raviolis. Two classic Italian dishes that did not disappoint. Will def be back. Great dining experience. Thx Tambellini.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent birthday celebration dinner. Food and Service was superb!

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CJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service were both excellent! Everything came in a timely manner, not too slow or too rushed. The only downside was the restaurant was unbearably cold.

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p
Pittsburgh
66 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and delicious food- an unbeatable combination at Joseph Tambellini

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R
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The radish-encrusted pork chop with sweet potatoes was perfectly done, delicious, and an excellent flavor/texture combination. Generous portions, fresh ingredients. The filet mignonette entree was also a hit.

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EB
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. I had some of the best fish that I have ever had. The pasta side dish was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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NL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service, delicious food and a perfect spot for date night!!

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J
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

I believe the prices are about 20 percent too high, but my major complaint is what appears to be the unbelievable pretentious client base which you have to tolerate when dining in close quarters with.

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s
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here two times now. It has been delicious both times. We will for sure go back for a future special event.

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JL
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Following Hamilton - dinner was good though weather played a role in dinner staff availability at restaurant. Service slightly slower than usual. Cost expensive for quality of food and service.

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p
Pittsburgh
67 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal enjoyed at Joseph Tambellini- an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere with awesome food especially on a cold winter evening !

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak AND pasta I’ve ever had and I’ve tried almost every restaurant in the city.

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B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was super over priced for what you got. My pasta was a strange texture and the sauce was bland. My son ordered the chicken parmesan and was also very disappointed. The ambiance is nice and the salad was good but the italian meals were not good and way too pricey

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D
Pittsburgh
157 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh. The chef and owners are present and welcoming. The food is magnificent. I recommend a higher quality selection of wine by the glass.

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DC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed here.Staff is very helpful , professional and a pleasure to deal with.Food always excellent with great special menu additions.
Highly recommended!

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p
Pittsburgh
67 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe Tambellini never disappoints! We enjoyed another exceptional meal at Tambellini’s- great food, great service

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! Only complaint is for the up charges - they were excessive.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food with excellent service.

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p
Pittsburgh
67 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal enjoyed at Joseph Tambellini's- great food, great service and lovely warm and welcoming ambiance! Our favorite go-to restaurant!

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DK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the third time we have visited Joseph Tambellini's restaurant in the past year and each time time was exceptional. The prices are a little steep, but the quality of the food and service makes up for it. A great place to visit for a special occasion or to take out-of-town guests. They will surely be impressed!

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EG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This amazing restaurant is hidden gem. The owners Melissa and Joe treat you like you are family from the time you walk in and are greeted to every little detail in the foods. We enjoy this restaurant no matter if it a special occasion or just a simple date night.

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JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! We always enjoy dinner at Tambellinis! Highly recommend!

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