Joseph Tambellini

4.9
1818 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): $31 to $50
What 1818 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOffmydiet
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 2 Birthdays

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vipSteve
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Italian food in Pittburgh!

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vippghgal
Pittsburgh
90 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening enjoying delicious well-prepared and attractively presented meal. Our server Charlotte was awesome both professional and personable ! All Covid19 guidelines and protocols followed by all staff and guests and we felt safe and secure.
This is a true neighborhood gem!

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vipGrumpy
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best resteraunt in Pittsburgh

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RozW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first time going to Tambellini’s and won’t be my last! The food was absolutely amazing! The staff was incredible as well. I’m very impressed with this establishment!

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SandraG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and visit this amazing restaurant. The service is wonderful the staff truly cares about your experience. And the food...starting with the appetizers to the dessert every dish was better than the last. Highly recommend the Parmesan crust pork chop and one of their specialty salads. Worth every penny...and you know they appreciate you when the owner comes to your table to chat a bit.

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vipMarlou
Pittsburgh
82 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Food great ...service great. Owner made a special point of assuring all went well.

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JuliaG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful server. Better food than a high priced restaurant in downtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Pgh, PA

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vipAZ33
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant outstanding food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food snd service as always. Our server, Veronica, was incredible!

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vipPatMV
Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch. Food. Service. Ambiance. Never fails to impress. Joe and Melissa are wonderful people and great hosts.
Highly highly recommended ‼️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

Was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Joe and Melissa are terrific hosts and Joe the waiter always terrific!

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vipFoodE
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner. Excellent service. High quality food. Great presentation. We will back.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, will definitely return!!!!

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vipKenS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have reviewed Tambellinis before, nothing new to say, just a great place to eat.

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vippghgal
Pittsburgh
91 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxing evening enjoyed with delicious and well-prepared food. All COVID19 guidelines were being followed by staff and guests. We felt very safe!

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MarshaB
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was amazing!!

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vipPeterK
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Our favorite (best) restaurant in Pittsburgh. Despite our highest expectations, they always exceed them. Melissa, Joe and their staff, Charlotte in particular, are so welcoming, that you feel the warmth on arrival.
The sesame soy calamari and eggplant Parmesan appetizers are delicious, as is the creamy red sauce on the side. The sea bass special had a wonderful lemony, cream sauce.
A very special evening. Five BIG stars!!!

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SusanK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food was very good except the fried zucchini appetizer, which was very salty. Our main issue was that our table was close to the bar and area where prepared salads were placed on a tray. Too close and busy for us. And music not good. Why play pop tunes instead of something like Andrea Boccelli?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joey T’s is by far the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. Great food from great people!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very cozy and food was outstanding

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nina
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, cozy atmosphere, excellent service and wonderful food.

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DonnaG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never has let us down!!

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Tambellinis! We used to go the one on Rt 51 many years ago and this place has the same level of elegance and service. Highy recommend the filet, zucchini, greens and beans and the cocktails were also very well done.

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Firstx
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice and attentive. I went there to celebrate my anniversary and they made sure to wish us a happy anniversary. It was such a nice and cozy place. Very elegant.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from drinks to dessert was absolutely delicious.
Charlotte our server was wonderful !
Tambellini s never lets us down and our friends loved it too!

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LinnS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and atmosphere!

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GreggN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Would never hesitate to recommend the restaurant.

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vipPino
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I would definitely go back.

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JayK
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The service was excellent. Only once did I need to ask for my water glass to be topped off. The timing of everything else was fine. The food was delicious. The entrees served to everyone were big enough that we all chose to take home food. Leftovers were removed by staff and returned to us boxed and bagged. I'd prefer smaller portions and lower prices; but that's a personal preference, not a failing of this restaurant. One thing: We felt that there should have been more distance between tables. The recommended 6' was definitely not met between us and the diners seated behind me. This is why I gave a lower star grade to ambience. Otherwise the ambiance was lovely. All staff wore masks and wore them properly. Recommended.

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steelernation
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting this beautiful establishment. The food was as delicious as my first visit. The wait staff was very friendly and professional. I will return in the future. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and service was impeccable. They never disappoint.

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vipBigal
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Pittsburgh. Consistently excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife to dinner here

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AllisonC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience for our first wedding anniversary dinner! Our waitress, Allie, was absolutely fantastic. The food was also incredible and came out quickly.

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randomreviewer
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delightful meal. Rachel was very knowledgeable about the various entrees and very personable. A wonderful experience all around!

FAQs

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

Joseph Tambellini is rated 4.9 stars by 1818 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.