Permanently Closed - Pastitsio

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$31 to $50
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This restaurant is permanently closed. A Casual Greek Restaurant Nestled in upper Lawrenceville serving locally grown produce and meats.
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.5
ambience
3.9
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were 1 of 2 customers in the restaurant. The waitress was very friendly. Food was fair at best. Service was very slow. Very disappointing.

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JillianS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We ended up getting very sick after eating here. Server was did not communicate substitutions made to our order until we received them at the table. It was clear the food was reheated instead of cooked fresh. We will not be returning here.

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BobM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A small but very good Greek restaurant in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Not much to look at with a handful or so of tables but the food was healthy and excellent. Service was very good. We had never been here before and were pleasantly surprised. It’s at 37th and Butler. Great area for an evening of good food and drink. It’s BYOB but there’s no corkage fee.

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Jack
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this restaurant while reviewing options on the Internet. Delightful evening on the quiet, cozy patio. Among the best gyros, salad, grape leaves and generous baklava we’ve had. Hostess and server made the evening special. We shall return and highly recommend Pastitsio.

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Kareni
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Absolutely zero good to say about this place. Ambience was non existent. Quiet, yes, because we were the only 2 diners there and there wasn’t any music. The eggplant purée was inedible, the hummus was dry and pasty. The dolmadas we’re inedible as well.

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vipPrefersNotToCook
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t believe this was our first time dining here. The food was fantastic! From hummus, spanikopta, pastitsio, and baklava! Everything was fresh and tasted very traditional. We sat on the patio and had great service. Looking forward to going back soon!

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NancyB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Friendly, food was great and it is BYOB no corkage fee

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great greek food! The gyros were delicious. This place is BYOB. Also recommend making reservations it's a small restaurant and very popular

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vipfishfan
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic Greek food - very flavorful and fresh. Small, intimate restaurant in a great location. Only issue we had was they were out of deserts when we visited - hopefully we'll get that next time as we will go back.

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LarryC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We stopped in for an early dinner and started with Dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) and Eggplant Puree appetizers. Both were very good and the pita bread was nicely warmed when served. Our dinners were served with Greek style side salads, which were perfectly prepared... not too much dressing and a flavorful combination of veggies, cheese and herbs. Each of us ordered a lamb entree: marinated "Lamb Pita," "Lamb Souvlakia Dinner," and a "Roasted Lamb Special."

The roasted (well-done) lamb was tender and nicely flavored, sliced thin, but certainly not very moist. It tasted and looked braised, but it was not served with any discernable pan drippings. Unfortunately, the lamb souvlakia entrees were extremely tough and even hard to slice with the dull steak knives we were given. I ordered my lamb, which came skewered in large cubes, medium rare. It was served medium and had a nice open flame grill and marinade basting aroma, but the leg cut was extremely tough to slice and chew. Part of the problem was that the lamb had not been marinated long enough to tenderize it, but it also could have used some mechanical tenderizing to make it chewable. Those factors and the tendency of Greek restaurants to over-cook lamb in general made the experience less than satisfying. (Young lamb is very lean and is often tough when prepared beyond the point of medium rare. You have to marinate it at least 24 to 48 hours if it is not to be slow-roasted.) There are several other items on the menu that I would like to try, but sadly lamb dishes will not be on my list.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was extremely underwhelmed. The service was extremely lackluster took a long time to get our food and I thought it was expensive for the portions and quality. To be more specific, the spanakopita I was try and serve cold, and we were not even asked about dessert
My husbands dinner of grilled lamb and rice was $25 and truly not worth it at that price point we wont go back

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bruceh
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, no better Greek food in Pittsburgh. The couple who own the restaurant are amazing

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CaraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun byob dinner with friends. Cosy and inviting space. Tasty food but not all menu items were available. Will definitely return!

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vipBobBernstein
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was disappointed. Saturday at 11:45 a.m., no coffee. No roasted lamb and the "regular" lamb in pita was grisly. Other dishes were okay, though they were out of at least one other thing that we tried to order. I can understand not having items at various times of the day, but that should be announced, rather than waiting for us to choose them on the menu.

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2womenonthetown
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Thai food and friendly service. They pack a lot into a tiny space! BYO

Pastitsio - Permanently Closed
Responded on November 8, 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. We really appreciate the review. Hope to see you again 😀

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RebeccaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although this place is small and seems more like a deli than a full restaurant on first glance, the food was amazing. We were waited on by the owner who was very friendly and knowledgeable about his greek food. I also had the absolute best baklava ever! I was with fiercer who has recently travelled to Greece who also thought the baklava could not be better! Overall, It was a most enjoyable experience. I plan to try everything on the menu!

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Permanently Closed - Pastitsio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 586-7656.

Permanently Closed - Pastitsio is rated 3.9 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.