Joseph Tambellini

4.8
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1752 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 1752 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipLouP
Pittsburgh
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic evening from beginning to end. The service is always first class, the food amazing and Missy and Joe are the most gracious hosts.

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KatieK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening celebrating our wedding anniversary.

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HGH10
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with friends, wonderful atmosphere, amazing food, attentive service. look forward to our next visit to Joseph Tambellini.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks, Charlotte and Melissa. Great as always.

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BRIANK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. The Veal Parmesan and the salad were perfect. I also had a couple of Mules with Fig Vodka - outstanding Excellent choice and no regrets. If I had one minor suggestion to them, it would be to upgrade their bread; but, I am being picky as the meal was delicious and worth coming back.

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Dompicc
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time, we’ve been wanting to try it for dinner. Well it was a pleasant experience. The ambiance was pleasant, the server was pleasant, knowledgeable and friendly. Our meal was perfectly prepared and delicious. Unfortunately the restaurant is a hour and a half from our home, but we will definitely come back to this nice restaurant. I Highly recommend Joseph Tambellini’s

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Luanne
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Always

Everything is house made

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Edesem
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly reception upon arrival. Our server, Veronica, was exceptionally efficient and attentive to our party of 4. Food was outstanding as always, and courses were well-paced. We didn't feel rushed. Our small table barely accommodated all the plates and bowls of food. Maybe remove the salt & pepper shakers, as they were not needed at all since the food was seasoned to perfection at the stove.

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adrieneh
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at tambellinis, its our go to place for birthdays and anniversaries

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vipDonnaP
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter moved in nearby and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner here.

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vipMarkA
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meL

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KimberlyL
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was incredibly good. I wish I had ordered the Veal Romano, I think it is called, because it is basically my favorite food in the entire world, Viener Schnitzel. Best caesar salad I've had in a long time. You get a lot of food with every entree, so it was a challenge to stop eating the amazingly great calamari, which comes in a spicy/sweet (not too spicy) sauce and is fresh and delicious. Great fish, too...lovely ambiance. The owners are doing a great job keeping the tables far apart and not over-booking. Be sure to call in your reservation early, as they fill up fast.

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AdrienneD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Waiter kept rushing us, food was good as always.

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vippghgal
Pittsburgh
88 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Pittsburgh restaurant! Great food and attentive service all while facing significant challenges from guidelines in place due to Covid19
Another lovely evening !

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RonG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service at Joseph Tambellini's was excellent.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab Balls to die for. Steak and Pork Chop was cooked perfectly. Awesome service. Can't wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always exceptional. Great meal!

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vipJaime
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance was great! The owners really care about the customers and make them feel at home. Love this place!

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TamiM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!!

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vipBigal
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Everything is excellent here. Cannot go wrong.

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Winefollower
Pittsburgh
38 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal. Eggplant parmesan is the best I've ever had. Virginia spots were great.

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RockB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As visitors from out-of -town, we dine at Joseph Tambellini with our college age daughter each time we visit her. The food, atmosphere, and service are excellent and consistent, and the staff make us feel like valued regulars even though we only visit Pittsburgh once or twice yearly.

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SusanL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a wonderful meal! Celebrated our wedding anniversary with good wine and excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went above and beyond. What a great restaurant. Our server, Charlotte was amazing. And the owners made sure everything was just right. The food was some of the best Italian I’ve had in a long time. I cannot wait to come back!

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CaroleM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Special anniversary for 2 couples. Outdoor seating as requested. Waiter very polite and accommodating. Food exceptional,as usual!

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JeffreyR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and restaurant!! Pittsburgh classic from a family that grew up on the west coast and Texas.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service with Ronnie was fantastic. The food, ambiance, and overall experience was so great for a night out celebrating with friends. The portions were also wonderful for the prices. So glad we came here!!

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vipgreat3ats
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and evening. Highly recommend.

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vipALSANDRA
Pittsburgh
204 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great - prices a little high

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DebbieB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dinner was amazing and the service was excellent. We had a truly relaxing dinner and had fun talking to Missy and Joe. We wish them the best during this trying time. Hang in there. You have the best restaurant in Pittsburgh !!

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HollyD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious but overpriced

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RonR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Our waiter Joe from Lawrenceville was outstanding.... Ron Reid

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vipAZ33
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best authentic Italian restaurant in Western Pennsylvania.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved my experience at Joseph Tambellini. I cannot wait to return here again.

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LukeM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience- wonderful server

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

good afternoon,
I had the walleye special. however I think it would have been excellent without the many salty capers and the sauce. it took away from the flavor of walleye. less toppings.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant with exceptional food at affordable value, unique wine and libations and gracious professional service; and a definite return supper destination.

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MarkP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious from appetizers to coffee at the end. Best spot in Pittsburgh to eat

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 1752 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.