Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
9:30 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 20 times today

Joseph Tambellini

4.7
1279 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(412) 665-9000
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Joseph Tambellini
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
We have many options for private parties. We have a semi-private space available for up to 14.
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 40 people. We can also accommodate larger parties using multiple floors. We have held small wedding ceremonies and receptions here as well. Please call us to discuss your individual needs.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Melissa or Joe Tambelini: (412) 665-9000
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Mellon Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Plenty of on street parking available.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Bus stop directly in front, for routes: 71A Highland Park
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
The owners frequent the dining room to talk with the guests to ensure a unique and comfortable dining experience!
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 1279 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Joseph’s is the best restaurant in Pittsburgh!!! Every time, Joseph exceeds our expectations.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding service and excellent food!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Always a lovely dinner in elegant surroundings. A neighborhood restaurant.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The meal was great. I have eaten here several times and have not been disappointed. One of my favorite restaurants !

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time here. Had eaten Chef Joseph’s food for years at his previous places. His touch makes the difference. Outstanding !

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good service. Food was prepared and presented well. Wish server would have included prices with descriptions of specials.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

In town visiting a friend for the weekend and Joseph Tambellini’s is a must! The Greens and beans- AMAZING! And the seafood Melissa was delicious. Unfortunately, we didn’t save any room for dessert even though there were about 5 desserts we wanted! Can’t wait to go back again the next time I’m in town!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My wife and I received a gift-certificate as a Christmas gift to the Joseph Tambellini Restaurant and got a chance to use it last Friday. We arrived early for our reservation time but were seated immediately in the first-floor dining room. We started out with two cocktails and an appetizer of zucchini slices, which were followed by our salads. Our server, Stephen, was pleasant and attentive but not intrusive. He had been trained quite well to match the quality of the restaurant. The courses of food were served at a leisurely pace, like we had experience while in Italy a few years ago. After giving us sufficient time to enjoy our salads and have a quiet conversation, the main course was presented. I had selected Veal Romano, while my wife chose the Parmesan-crusted Pork Chop. We both laughed at the size of her meal, which was cooked to perfection. There was plenty to eat now and to also enjoy later at home. We left that evening happy that we had finally gotten to this enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant and were planning what we might try the next time we dined there. A bit pricey, but very much worth it!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As always, Tambellini's comes through with excellent food and excellent service. A lovely Highland Park neighborhood gem.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I would not recommend this restaurant anymore. The 3 small bottles of Mum champagne were excellent. We used to like the restaurant but on Easter we had mixed results. The sautéed calamari was partly chewy which means it was partly overcooked. The salads were delicious. They charged $2.50 each for the optional cheese on the salad. My chicken picatta had a delicious sauce but the chicken fillets were hard and overcooked, almost shoe leather. The part I objected to most was that the waitress said the pasta, and a soup or salad, was included with the entrée price. However, they charged me $5.50 for a serving of very ordinary gluten free pasta with ordinary red sauce which I can easily make at home just because I needed it to be gluten free. She did not tell me there was an extra charge. I would have skipped it if I had known. This is not a choice for me but a dietary necessity. We did not eat dessert as I am tired of only being offered ice cream or crème brulee for gluten free options. There are many, many options out there and people would not even know the desserts were gluten free if the chefs were not so lazy. I make wonderful, delicious gluten free desserts at home. Why can't they? For $160 plus tip we deserved better.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was amazing our service was outta this world young guy so perky and personable he worked so hard lvvv it lvvvv it what fantastic dinner Bon appetite

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always love it!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Met an out-of-town friend for dinner. Perfect choice! Great food and service. Atmosphere was perfect for conversation.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and the service was very on point! I will be back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Best Italian Food in the city, period. Start with the both the Crab Balls and the Zucchini. This is our new special occasion place.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Outstanding!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Excellent food and service.highly recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience .

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great food and equally great service
Always an enjoyable experience

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Joseph Tambellini's became our favorite Pittsburgh restaurant years ago. Quite simply, people go to a restaurant for the food and Tambellini's has been top notch every time we are there - from their everyday menu to their daily specials...excellent fresh ingredients, homemade dishes with that extra special touch. We have probably tried almost every dish on the menu and they never disappoint. We are partial to having Adam as our server, but know that all the employees are friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this Highland Park gem.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was delicious, with such appealing daily specials that it was difficult to decide between our regular favorites and something new. The service was beyond outstanding! As always, most of us took leftovers home because the portions are generous it was all too good to leave behind! This is one place that never disappoints!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

enjoyed the Tuscan wine that was on special The flounder special was also fantastic

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Wonderful food, extraordinary waiter named Adam, cleanliness outstanding!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always enjoy it, it’s our favorite place! The owners are very nice people, food is always delicious and the best servers especially Adam!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Not bad , not great.... service was pretty good but food was mediocre and overpriced for what you get

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Service was exceptional. The food outstanding. Having lived in Chicago, Allen Brothers meats are always the best.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

From the Time we walk in to the time we left everything was amazing.. the server was very helpful and the dinners she recommended we’re very good. Thank you for everything.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Best Italian Restaurant in the city! Fantastic service! The waitress was friendly yet professional. The food is to die for. Exquisitely deliciousness. I lived in Highland Park for approximately 60 years and Joseph Tambellini ‘s is by far the best restaurant to grace the park. Even though it is not near us now, we travel the distance to indulge ourselves with such a delectable feast!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. One of Pittsburgh's treasures.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was excellent; the service superb! Adam is impeccably professional and makes the experience worth it all. You can tell that Adam loves his job and because of this, the dinner is even more fantastic!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Off the chain good!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

First visit this past weekend. Excellent food, excellent service!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Friendly and attentive staff. Victoria salad was delicious. Glad I saved room for the Lava Cake dessert.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food and the service is just great every time we go just love it

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing time this Valentine's day at Joseph Tambellini. All the food was cooked to perfection and our waitress was very sweet. Will deffinatley be back in the future!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was perfect. The atmosphere warm and welcoming.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and establishment was excellent, but the special menu for Valentine's Day had prices above he normal based on the online menu and was more limited. Had sign on door that limited time at table due to Valentine's Day. This was a turn off. Also, was called in advance to confirm, and told if I had not returned the call, they would have cancelled by reservation. A bit unusual. Did reservation online on Open Table and had a reminder from Open Table of the reservation. Thought that was all I needed to so.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My all time favorite. It's like going to your brothers house for dinner. Joe & Melissa are great down to earth people who will do anything within reason to make your dinner night enjoyable

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This place was incredible! I booked a reservation for Valentines Day after reading reviews of different restaurants in Pittsburgh. They had a special menu for Valentines Day, which I was unaware of ahead of time. We ordered the Twin Crab Balls and they were absolutely incredible! Our entrees came with a side of tomato basil pasta and either a salad or soup. Everything we had was fabulous. We will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
32