Morcilla

4.8
804 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Award-winning chef Justin Severino brings contemporary Spanish influenced cuisine to the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Severino’s signature charcuterie program takes on a Spanish accent, enjoy pintxos from the bar and and large plates from a family-style menu to round out your experience. Refer to www.morcillapittsburgh.com for our current menu. Contact Morcilla for reservations larger than 4 guests.
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Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal. The crispy pork is outstanding.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved Morcilla. The food, service and ambiance were awesome!

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JU
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Pittsburgh. You can easily design your own experience and leave feeling completely satisfied but not "overly" full. Also fun and inventive cocktail menu

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TY
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were there early (5:15 reservation) on a Saturday, so it wasn't packed. Food was great. Really love the uniqueness of the dishes. Service was perfect.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We specifically went for the roast pig dish and they were out. It was disappointing.

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Morcilla, but won't be our last! With such an array of choices on the menus from snacks through entrees, we chose the fixed menu (Family Feast), which is also a fabulous value and changes seasonally. The charcuterie, featuring a sampling of sausages cured in-house, and the fresh bread, started us off. Each new dish was a delight, and we never could choose a favorite. Our main server, Stephanie, and the other servers who delivered dishes, fresh plates, silverware and drinks, were knowledgeable and helpful. The entire experience was a delight.

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DM
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just outstanding in every way

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SL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Some hits and some misses. The northern African influence, while interesting, left me missing a more traditional take on Spanish food. I will say the Pulpo was excellent.

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KK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent gin selection!

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CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

loved the salad with little gem lettuce, goat cheese, fresh dill and garlic croutons. Also had a very nice cocktail

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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Wonderful meal! Excellent Gin and tonic.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot!!

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Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Nate and his team are always surprising us with new dishes. Our favorites are the SETAS A LA PLANCHA (mushrooms with an egg yolk) and COSTILLAS DE LA MATANZA (baby back ribs). Morcilla raised the bar for fantastic food in Pittsburgh!

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Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal/experience. Thank you!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic! She provided great food and drink recommendations. Everything was delicious.

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TW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had been to Morcilla and tried various tapas from the menu. This time we decided to try the Family Feast selected by the chef. It was a perfect sampling of apps, a generous charcuterie board, a large seafood entree for two, and desert. Thoroughly enjoyable. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food preparation, as we had many questions about the delicious combination of ingredients. Highly recommended.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious Spanish tapas, portions are small for the price charged.

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CR
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best restaurant in Pittsburgh.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute must in Pittsburgh! Everything reminded me of our visit to San Sebastián. Went with a small group and ordered the tasting menu. It was fantastic. The cocktails were equally creative and fun to drink. Would come back to Pittsburgh just for La Morcilla!

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JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Morcilla often and it is always wonderful! It’s our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh and would highly recommend it. Can’t wait until our next visit. Don’t miss the olives and bread appetizers... yum.

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m
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A bit expensive for the quantity but the quality was worth the experience!

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FL
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Waitress was okay but because all the servers seem to work together overall service was good. A little loud for conversation.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This. Was. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
The Oxtail Montadito was literally life changing.

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S
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was outstanding but wait person lessened the experience. As a customer I am there for a pleasant meal and to enjoy myself. I don't know why some young wait staff feel they have license to talk down to and otherwise degrade customers, but I don't return when I am treated this way. There are many choices, and I am not restricted. Owners should put their employees on notice.

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Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible but made even better by our service! We did the food tasting & experienced wonderful flavors. Don’t miss this restaurant!

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SS
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We ate family style. The presentation was interesting. Everyone enjoyed the food - except for the steak - that was so tough it was difficult to cut. Disappointing for a $55 NY strip steak. Dessert was the frozen Crema Catalana, the best part of the meal.

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BR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The variety of offerings was a welcome aspect of the menu.
The food was excellent & our server Samantha was knowledgeable,
witty & helpful.
We'll be back ....soon!

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K
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Morcilla’s twice now. It has been amazing both times and we will continue to come back! Food is amazing, service was perfect. Very intimate feeling, couldn’t have asked for a better date night!

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Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary. The $115 wine was worth it and the food... we ordered so so so much. It was all fabulous

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JL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We tried to pick our favorite dishes but it is really hard. The food is so good, so well prepared and presented. We thought it might be easier to try to pick our "least favorite" out of the array of 4 snacks, 3 small plates and one large plate that we tried. But least favorite doesn't mean didn't like it, or it didn't taste great. This is just a great restaurant -- one that we plan to keep coming back to, to keep trying new things and being awed by the creativity. But let me just say -- the trout large plate -- OMG.

The only cons for our group: It is a little too dimly lit for our older eyes, and the noise level can get "energetic."

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CL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Staff and kitchen are phenomenal.

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C
Columbus
50 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Exceptional wait staff. Well versed in everything on the menu. She watched to make sure we had everything we needed but did not ask us every few minutes if we were okay. Love this! We ordered the beet/goat cheese small plate. Really good. We also ordered beef for 2. Also really good. For dessert we ordered what we thought was going to be a type of flan. It was creme brulee dressed up to be something else. Somewhat disappointing. Overall, a great place for dinner.

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SF
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. There were five of us and we tried just about every small plate on the menu. I’ll go back for sure!

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DJ
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Loved the olives, setas a la plancha, beet salad, salt cod fritters, and dessert of churros with chocolate sauce and grapefruit sorbet. Service and recommendations were stellar.

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CA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was stunning and redeemed my thoughts on octopus. The ribs were too spicy for us, but still delicious. We had the olives, cheese, charcuteria, mackerel, asparagus, and ribs. All amazing. We shared our friends snacks of beets and octopus, as well as the trout. Quite delicious! Churros to end <3

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RP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Morcilla had some of the most fantastic food! Very unique dishes which I have not had before such as ox tail and marinated cheese. Knowledgeable staff and great atmosphere made the experience even more enjoyable. I can't wait to go back.

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T
Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another wonderful dining experience this afternoon. We were greeted with a smile, Nick (our waiter) was very attentive and knowledgeable about the entire menu, the drinks were great, the atmosphere was vibrant and the food....amazingly sublime. We’ve never been disappointed. Muchísimas gracias por todo.

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j
Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh! Food is always amazing! Service is very good in general! Always a wonderful culinary experience!

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