Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.8
655 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar!
Pino's is a small neighborhood eatery tucked away in Pittsburgh's popular East End neighborhood of Point Breeze. You will often find regulars from the neighborhood and new guests enjoying dinner and drinks. With a warm decor of Italian mosaic tabletops, rich woods and colors, Pino's is a welcoming spot where Executive Chef & Owner Joseph "Pino" Mico proves there's more to Italian cuisine than just red sauce. Here you will find a merging of creative interpretations of the Italian classics as well as Mediterranean cuisine that is thoughtful and complex. Please be sure to view our most current menu offering on our website at : www.chefpino.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 655 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaniceI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our 1st time at Pino's. The service was wonderful. Everybody was welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious. Just the way we like our pasta. The bartender was the best. Shared some special recipes with us. Thanks for a great night and we will be back.

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vipOffmydiet
Pittsburgh
38 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love dining here. Everything is top notch and scratch made. Delicious food in a comfortable friendly atmosphere!

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KathyP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super quaint, warm atmosphere on a really cute street.

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olliepop
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner outside. The food was great as the server. Inside was completely filled and the noise level was medium. The Veal was my choice. Muscles, calamari, beet salad were very good. The French fries were not crispy and the server brought new fries immediately. We will be back there in the future even though the restaurant is 45 minutes away from our home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent swordfish dinner! Always a treat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary

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vipGregB
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again great food and drinks with great service.

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vipDavidZ
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of wonderful. Great new find.

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Bobby
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent. We had frites with roasted garlic, steamed mussels and broiled salmon. The wine and beer offerings were very satisfying. Plan on returning next week.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, Joe and Jen are consummate hosts. Food is outstanding. Can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food so fresh, service a little slow but amazing at atmosphere very welcoming chef 10/10 would go again

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vipRobertF
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of best Italian in City.

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VeryLocalDiner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been here about 25 times in past several years. During pandemic, we just did take out so this was our first time dining in. They've expanded outdoor seating into the street, but it's blocked of nicely. The sidewalk gets a fair amount of foot traffic and dogs (vet) from next door but it's not disruptive. The inside doors/walls fully open giving the wine cafe an airy feeling even indoors! This is perfect for cautious dining. I think you couldn't go wrong eating in or outside (specify what you want in reservation). The pasta dishes are a tiny bit pricey BUT we hear the pasta is homemade in-house so can't complain. We found it tasty and my child was happy. There are a fair amount of families with kids early but everyone was quiet and well-behaved. Adult-only diners came in after 7PM. The wine specials (not in price, but profiled) were very good. Value is my only ding but its small, neighborhoody and service has improved from many years ago. I think they are doing it all very well here and would definitely return again. Hint: You can order take out pizza that is different then what you would get in house. I think the place is worth a try and now that I find Point Brugge next door typically too crowded and the menu staid, I'd recommend coming here almost equally as well now.

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BrendaG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome everything!!! Our first time and will definitely return.

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BridgetS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ordered pasta with jumbo shrimp and scallops in lobster sauce. Got exactly one scallop and 2 shrimp! Not very filling.

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RBXS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy, comfortable spot with upscale food...delicious food! I live on the North Side but will trek over the East Side anytime for the experience. Great wine list as well. Excellent ambiance.

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Artemisia
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pino's has a good basic menu of Italian staples [pastas, pizzas] and daily specials depending on what the chef liked when he shopped. We enjoyed a hearty Moroccan soup, the lemon chicken and a nice fish preparation. Their wine list is has lots of good wine by the glass and more famous Italian wines for special occasions. I've never had a bad meal there - so I warmly recommend a visit soon!

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StephanieL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pino's! We unfortunately hadn't been since pre-COVID, but when our best friend mentioned he wanted a new-to-him Italian place for dinner, we knew exactly where to go. As always, the food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We've spent all morning talking about how great everything was and we can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was attentive and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed dinner with my husband, daughter, and mother on Friday night at Pinos. We haven’t been here for years and a friend reminded me how delicious it is. She was correct, there is nothing better than truly homemade pasta! Our server and bartender were so friendly, helpful and patient. We wanted to spend some time visiting and enjoying cocktails, we were given privacy and time to relax and talk. Both servers were very helpful, they explained the menu and helped us to make decisions. Although the portions were large, they were not overwhelmingly large. A good portion with a small leftover. Although the sauces were amazing, the fresh handmade pasta stole the show.

My daughter is a tiramisu critique. It’s her absolute favorite dessert and Pinos did not disappoint. Although no one else got a taste.

I Can’t wait to return, Pinos is a fabulous, small neighborhood gem.

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Cindy
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef’s new roasted San Marzano sauce is incredible!The wines are outstanding, and Mary can always help you to make the best choice to go with your dinner.

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Frenchie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great! We enjoyed walking around the beautiful neighborhood before dinner.

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vipColetteSA
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service/food in a cute neighborhood restaurant!

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ClaudiaA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd visit. I plan to return soon. Great place, good food and great service

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VivianS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Good music, nice ambience, calm.

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vipGregB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a great atmosphere. Well spaced out tables and very cozy ambience. We will be back for dinner soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to eat outside so that was a plus. Food,drink and service was excellent!

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vipMaxx
Pittsburgh
56 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience at Pino's! Food is fresh and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d give Pino’s 6/5 stars if I could, the pasta is that good

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vipSabrinaG
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night out at Pinos! Everything was delicious, I highly recommend the artichoke appetizer!

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viprocky
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, amazing food, and wonderful owners! !

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food wine and service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing !

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Meli
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last-minute decision to eat at Pino's instead of somewhere downtown was well- rewarded. The chef accommodated my need for GF pasta so I had the special cuttlefish sauce on GF penne. It was rich and tasty and fresh. Dining partner ordered the salmon done well so it was seared nicely to seal in the juices. Looked great. The owner and servers were all delightful and as happy to be there as we were. I certainly will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was exceptional. The chef takes pride in all his food.

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vipMarkW
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe makes the best sauces no matter what you order.

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GrandmaZ
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The fried calamari was good but the breadind was too salty

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Frank
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Pino's and will definitely return.

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Foodie89
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade pasta and pizza are amazing. Pino’s is our go to restaurant. We love the food and atmosphere. We have introduced many friends to the restaurant.

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vipCher
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite

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Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 361-1336.

Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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