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About Nancetta's

NANCETTAS offers a unique dining experience guided by the true tastes of Italy. Step through our door and begin your journey to Italy. Delectable aromas wafting from our kitchen anoint your senses.
The menu is designed to let you experience the taste of Italy from the various regions influenced by the rocky coastline, winding roads, rolling countryside, and gentle sea breeze.
Appetizers join the old world with the new. Hand-cut veal , home made pastas join with the day's freshest available meats, seafood and fish specials to create a menu based on quality at a reasonable price.
Our staff is dedicated to providing you with a combination of exquisite food and great service to create the perfect dining experience.
We invite you to join us for a taste of Italy today.

Nancettas is now hosting a full bar, wine included.

1200 Old Freeport Road
Fox Chapel, PA 15238
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30AM -2:00PM Dinner MONDAY THRU THURS. 4:30pm - 9:30pm FRI. & SAT. 4:30PM - 11:00PM. OPEN EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH
10:00AM - 2:30PM AND DINNER 4:30PM-8:00PM. CLOSED ALL SUNDAYS AFTER MOTHER'S DAY

Patio /Outside Seating (weather permitting.)

Cross Street:
FREEPORT RD

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(412) 781-2220

Website:
http://www.nancettasitalian.com/

Nancetta's Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

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Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (62)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Special Occasion (36)
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Romantic (35)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for a Date (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

There was one waitress in the whole place and someone who just poured water and occasionally removed dirty dishes. There were only three other tables when we arrived, yet, it took forever for the waitress to take our order, to get our salads and then to get our food. I wonder if they were short on staff that particular night or if it's like that all the time. Food was very good but probably wouldn't go back because of the service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was absolutely terrible. We waited almost 2 hours for our entrees. We were told our food would be out momentarily after waiting an hour and then 20 minutes later were told it was being plated. Finally it arrived 15 minutes after that. We were given a $20 gift certificate. However, I doubt I will ever go back!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fantastic food. Pasta homemade, quiet. Not the perfect location but way offsetted by food and Wine quality.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 23, 2017

On my birthday, I requested to dine at Nancetta's. You sense the warm and inviting atmosphere once you step inside. The decor of stonework, including a rough cut stone bar, and copper table tops are impressive. My boyfriend and I would have preferred to dine on the outdoor patio, but the weather was unpredictable that evening. While enjoying a glass of wine to the relaxing music and soft glowing light, the Owner, Paul, brought to our table a beautiful presentation of sashimi tuna and fresh figs on a footed marble plate. It was very good. We ordered two appetizers equally delicious: seared scallops with light basil cream sauce and grilled Spanish octopus. The menu lists creative Italian fare and the wine list includes interesting selections at reasonable prices. We asked Paul for recommendations and both dishes were outstanding! The first dish was light and satisfying. Fresh eggplant, mushrooms, and vegetables were tossed with homemade pasta, cooked al dente, in a perfectly spiced roasted tomato sauce and topped with tender grilled chicken. The second dish featured an unexpected spinalis ribeye. Mouth watering tender flavorful beef over creamy risotto and a side of baby Bok Choy blew us away! My birthday finale of Nancy's homemade chocolate lava cake was beyond compare. The service was attentive but we felt a little rushed to order at first. We asked to slow the pace and our server graciously complied. The premium beef dish came with a premium price but the chicken pasta dish was priced appropriately. I had a wonderful birthday and we will definitely return.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Amazing restaurant! Food, atmosphere and service were superb. Authentic Italian cuisine. Really a hidden treasure. Can't believe we only now discovered it. Will definitely be dining at Nancetta's again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Delicious fresh authentic.. take time to enjoy. Spices and tastes were awesome

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

There is nothing good I could say about the lunch my group had this past Tuesday . The food portions were very small and not so very good two of our party ordered fish and both had bones in the serving
Interesting we go to multiple restaurants and believe what we received in size and quality we were overcharged & decided we will never Ever go back to the restaurant.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Nanchetta's has become our 'Friday night date' restaurant. Within walking distance we always find the dinners to b fresh, light and prepared to perfection.
The owners always make a point to stop by the tables and chat with customers creating a relaxed homey atmosphere. I've read other reviews claiming the wait for meals is too long. Perhaps those guests are used to FAST food establishments. We both cook so we appreciate the time it takes to prepare fresh food it's worth the wait-have another glass of wine 🍷

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had a small issue over the menu choice. Staff and owner were confrontational about it. I dine out often and was shocked at their handling of a minor situation. Will not go back

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We came to Nancetta's for Mother's Day brunch. It took over an hour for our food to be served and then our meals were not served at the same time. The waitress seemed confused about our order. My mother's food was not served as described on the menu. This was corrected by the owner. Two groups of people sitting close to us chose to leave since it was taking so long for their meals to arrive. The food was very good once it did arrive. When our check was presented, it had to be sent back for correction. I really could not understand the delay or the confusion on the part of the waitress since they were not busy at all. Although the food was good, we won't be returning. It's not worth the frustration.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The restaurant is not easy to find unless you know old Freeport Rd. It was a pleasant surprise. Food was good to very good and the pasta is homemade. I would try it again.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 16, 2017

My family and I came here for Easter dinner, and it was nothing short of amazing! Being from a large Italian family, we tend to be on the pickier side when it comes to Italian cuisine, and many places fall short. However, Nancetta's exceeded all expectations. It is truly a hidden gem. Dawn was such an incredibly attentive and knowledgeable server, and the owner was so friendly and accommodating. With their recommendations, we tasted our way through nearly half of the menu, and nothing disappointed. Nancetta's quickly became a favorite, and my family and I are already looking forward to the next visit.

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 (Naples)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Nancetta's is a very good neighborhood restaurant in Fox Chapel . We had dinner with another couple; all four of us enjoyed our meals . The beet salad , eggplant parmigiana and the salsiccia pasta dish were all great. There was a nice selection of fish dishes too , which two of our party enjoyed .
Nancy and Paul , the owners , have worked hard to make their restaurant a success . Nancy is very good with the customers . Paul manages the kitchen well ; he whipped up a great traditional antipasto for us . The dining room is nicely done . Waitresses are ok . We brought our own wine , and the bill was very reasonable .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 6, 2017

We all enjoyed our meals very much...the service was fantastic and the food delicious. The owner came out to tell us the specials and to explain what fresh fish he had. All in all a wonderful time.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Nancetta's was very very good. I almost hate to write a superlative review like this as it will become too crowded and I might have trouble getting a table in the future. If you truly like wonderful food, good service and charming hosts go see Paul and Nancy at Nancetta's.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We dined at Nancetta's for the first time on Saturday evening. After reading mixed reviews online, we decided to give this restaurant a try. We were not disappointed!

Everything was wonderful. Our waitress, Dawn, was very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Throughout the evening the owners stopped by our table to check on how we were enjoying our evening. The food was extremely delicious. Our evening started with prosciutto stuffed dates and mozzarella and sun-dried tomato stuffed risotto balls as our appetizer, followed by delicious homemade bread and dipping oil (which needed to be refilled because we couldn't keep our hands out of the bread basket!). For dinner, my mother-in-law and I had the "ravioli of the day," which was pear and asiago cheese made with homemade pasta dough. I opted to add jumbo lump crab meat to my entree and was not disappointed! My husband ordered chicken parm with homemade pasta and my father-in-law ordered gnocchi with smoked salmon and spinach, both of which were equally delicious. The tiramisu (dessert) was one of the best that I've had in a LONG time! Everyone ordered something different for dessert (chocolate lava cake, caramel gelato , and apple tort) and we spent the end of our evening passing our dishes around and fighting over the final bites.

All-in-all, we had a truly wonderful experience and look forward to dining here again (possibly taking advantage of their outdoor dining space). Our only (very minor) "complaint" would have been that the table we were seated at was a BIT of a tight squeeze and was quickly crowded with wine glasses, plates, dishes, etc. A smidge more elbow room would have been nice, but didn't affect our experience much.

We look forward to trying more new things at Nancetta's!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Back again for our weekly dinner. Great as usual. Big treat were the fresh figs drizzled with balsamic reduction.
Can't say enough good things-b back next week

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 9, 2017

The food was very, very good. However, the crowd noise was a little much. The mixed drinks were not done properly. A Moscow mule is supposed to be made with ginger beer, not ginger ale. Stick to the food and wine and you'll be fine.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 8, 2017

We had a great experience. Nanci the owner was very welcoming & we are vegetarian & they cooked with vegetables broth!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We went there on a first date and they gave us time and space. We were there over 3 hours and never felt we were rushed or a that they wanted us to leave so they could turn over the table.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 14, 2017

While the wait staff tried, there were several issues. There were mistakes with every part of our dinner. Further, almost every food item was an issue. We sensed that the issue may have been that we ordered food that may have been too ambitious for this restaurant. Our suggestion - if one decides to go to this restaurant - probably a good idea to stick to simple Italian food - that being simple pasta or pizza.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2017

I was looking for a new to us restaurant and one day just kept scrolling down the OpenTable list and Nancetta's caught my eye. We went and had two great meals. The owner stopped to talk to us and explained that their pastas are made their with imported Italian flour. Our's tasted great being topped with the bolognese sauce. We brought our favorite wine and for a charge, they opened and served it. It was a great evening and we just went back again.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The new year menu was disappointing. Would have liked to have tried the regular menu. Overpriced for sure!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Nancettas was excellent as usual. Wonderful, attentive staff. Keep up the good work!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2016

The restaurant has a very good atmosphere and look. The staff was very helpful answering all our questions and giving great recommendations. Which was useful since it was the first time there for our whole party. Recommend it greatly and can't wait to go back!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Great authentic Italian food with just the right amount sauce and seasoning.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The staff was wonderful and very attentive as well as knowledgeable. The food was tasty and fresh and made to order as well as authentic.... Will be back for sure.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Waiter was very friendly and his customer service was great. The food is authentic and although it took a bit longer than usual, it was worth it since it was fresh. We will definitely go back with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2016

My evening at this lovely restaurant was great from the start to the finish. All dishes are homemade and very tasty. Everyone at the restaurant was very attentive and made for a perfect night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 18, 2016

I had an excellent meal that I would not make at home.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Food and service was excellent. Great quiet little place. Great find! Highly recommend. Ribeye steak was excellent.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Wonderful, quaint ambiance with good food and attentive service!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 8, 2016

My family always enjoys dining at Nanette's. This time we invited two friends. Unfortunately , the experience was not good. It took almost two hours to get our main courses after ordering. We were told by the waiter that our dishes were being plated but they did not appear. We were almost the last people to leave even though we arrived at 7. By the time dinner arrived, we no longer cared or had an appetite. No apologies were given. We may return but our friends will not go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 1, 2016

This is our second visit to Nancetta's the homemade pasta was excellent, the Gnocchi were light and made for a good appetizer. We did not have any cocktails or wine but they seem to have a good selection. The food was good and obviously made to order. It took a while to get our food, but it was worth the wait for the quality. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We were there for an early dinner before the Saturday evening dinner crowd so it was relatively quiet. The service was great. The waiter was attentive but not annoying and very knowledgeable about the menu items. The chef/owner was very gracious and made us feel like we were a guest in his home. This was our second visit to Nancetta's and the food selections on both occasions were wonderful. Nancetta's is certainly on our list of favorites.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2016

This is not a restaurant...it is a true "dining experience". It will transport you to Tuscany, to a small local restaurant there....the food made with love. The service was attentive, but not intrusive, allowing you to savor every bite! Nancetta's should be on everyone's "must go" list.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 9, 2016

We had an amazing first time experience at Nancetta's!! Can't wait to go back! The food and service was amazing. They even took the time to give us extra details about the menu since it was our first visit. We did not feel rushed to make a quick decision. The tiramisu was nothing short of spectacular and we even talked about how good it was part of the way home!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 27, 2016

We had an excellent dinner. My husband said it was the best Caesar Salad he ever ate. Everyone in our group of four had a different entree (pasta, ravioli, gnocchi, and fish) and we loved them all. We cannot wait to return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Excellent food and service you will not be disappointed and will.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Our second time at Nancettas. Wonderful quality food..they warn you in advance that everything is made to order and will take time...well worth the wait. Caesar salad is unique and delicious. Fabulous pasta. These owners do a great job and the wait staff is excellent. If you only want to spend an hour on dinner...go to a chain, not Nancettas!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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