Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.6
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$30 and under
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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. We have 19 tables and 10 seats at the comfortable bar where 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 curent menu offering on our website at : www.chefpino.com
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M
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pasta bolognese was outstanding!

PP
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem in any neighborhood, exceptional food and service in an accessible part of town that's calm and quiet. Care with all the dishes, including homemade pastas, made for superb meals with friends. Mary was manager for my 2 recent visits and her professionalism and grace brings an ease and joy to the whole evening. The decor is unassuming and space ample around tables, my only comment about the ambience is the bass notes sometimes add a small challenge to conversation, but management is responsive. I expect to be a frequent drop-in.

LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11/26/19

We had a lovely dinner w family. Service excellent! Food really good—all of us ordered different things and the flavors were great.

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent experience for our 30th wedding anniversary. The food and service were excellent.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal, we went for my moms birthday and everything was perfect! From the first course the mussels were the real stand out and we all had a different fresh made pasta for the main course. All the pasta was perfectly cooked and we enjoyed every last bite. We also had two small children and they were very accommodating to us! Do yourself a favor and eat here.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef and wife came to our table to speak introduce themselves. Great ambience. Chef’s wife is amazing.

MD
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to dining spot. Always consistent--Always delicious

g
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. Can’t go wrong with any of the pasta dishes

D
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, Quaint Italian Restaurant. Had great meal with an outstanding wine list. Mary was a very informed wine advocate. I'd go back anytime

HJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, drinks, and service! The attention and detail that Joe puts into his food, Jen puts into the restaurant, and their combined energy and talents is what sets Pino’s aside from other restaurants. If you want a top notch dining experience, this is the place to go!

B
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and pleasant environment. We are never disappointed!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

GC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Pasta dishes were good, but too expensive especially if you add meatballs, sausage or chicken. $18 for just the spaghetti is just too high for just flour and water and no great talent. Greens and beans were excellent. A nice place, just not worth a long trip of the money.

M
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was top notch. A great little neighborhood spot. Be sure to make reservations as tables are limited.

GM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food in a neighborhood type restaurant! Pino himself came to make sure our dinners were as we expected. Nice touch!

b
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were very pleased by our meal. We had baked olives, which were different and great. The pasta bellagio was special, and the choice of Italian wines was very interesting and good. Living in the neighborhood, we have watched the restaurant morph from a local eating place to a true food destination. The proprieters Joe and Jen are to be commended for a wonderful upscale Italian dining experience.

g
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. Can’t go wrong with any of the homemade pasta dishes

I
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

If you enjoy abysmal service and overly priced food, you will enjoy Pino’s

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute neighborhood place run by nice people

NC
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & Service!

MM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was very attentive but not intrusive. Mary was welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was great. The food was very good. The chairs/seating wasn’t the most comfortable!

PS
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. We'll be back. Service and food were exceptional.

k
Pittsburgh
97 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant, ate outdoors. Yummy harvest salad and pumpkin squash.

IJ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned here after a long absence and now we are wondering why it took so long. This is that rarest of things, a genuine family restaurant with excellent food. We arrived early and had an outside table which can be a mixed blessing if it is on a busy street like some are but this is very quiet. Attentive service and great food. What more can you ask for a lovely summer evening

OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was fabulous as usual. Tried the white Blanco flatbread. It was delicious. We usually get pasta, but were not disappointed. Love the wine sppecials.

D
Pittsburgh
246 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Pino’s. Food, service, and drinks were excellent.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All the food was good except the white clam pasta. Had a strange taste. 3 people agreed. Will not order again.

ND
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is our go to restaurant, especially for Italian food. Love the food and the staff. The wine list is great and sometimes there is pairing recommendations. Always recommend this spot to friends and those new to the area.

NC
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal!

Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you Norman! Glad you & your friends enjoyed your dinners!

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JO
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a recent trip to the Old Country, Chef Joe developed some new dishes that accurately reflect and compliment the Calabrian region. Haven't been here for awhile? Now's the time to go back and be reminded what a fantastic dining experience should feel like. The hospitality, service, quality and value you get are second to none. It seems that the number of restaurants that you would literally never tire of going to is getting to be fewer and fewer. In their place are one and done, cookie cutter, overpriced chains. Chef Pino's is the real deal. Try it and see.

Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you Joe--it's always great having you both here! With so many dining options out there, we strive to do "what we do best!"

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MH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner experience. Staff were friendly, food was incredible, overall just great! Can’t wait to come back again!

Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you Madeline! We look forward to having you back!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bartender was fabulous. The food was just ok. My pasta was gooey for fresh noodles. The monkfish was good. Not what I expected for a long standing restaurant in the area.

O
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Not a typical experience for one of our regular places. Food was excellent, but the first drink took way too long and we were completely done with our appetizer and cocktail and sat a while waiting to order our entree. Also , we had a reservation for two but we’re seated at an awkward table for five.

MW
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Joe really knows what he’s doing. Jen makes sure everything is flowing smoothly and Mary, Liz and the rest provide efficient and friendly service.

CS
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good menu selection--capable server--we enjoyed our experience

JH
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Welcoming staff - good food - excellent service

O
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always outstanding! It is my go to restaurant for Italian food!

D
Pittsburgh
246 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always delicious. The cocktails, however, vary from excellent to poor. Need consistency in cocktails.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant was super cute and located in a neighborhood location but parking was a little rough. I went there to check it out because of restaurant week. We received our appetizer rather quick which was great.... then it took our food (no exaggeration) one hour after we sat down to come out. I started noticing people receiving their food who had been there longer than us just receiving their food maybe 5 minutes before ours. I understand it was restaurant week so things are a bit more hectic but it was somewhat unprofessional to not even receive a simple apology or acknowledgment that our food arrived so late and it was luke warm, not even hot.

M
Pittsburgh
47 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious as always.

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