Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.8
617 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
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 617 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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vipMarkW
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe makes the best sauces no matter what you order.

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GrandmaZ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The fried calamari was good but the breadind was too salty

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Foodie89
Hawaii
7 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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WendeB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Pino's for a birthday dinner. The food and service was excellent and they went above and beyond to make it a great experience for all. Would absolutely recommend. And definitely try the mushroom cacio e Pepe!!

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Jared
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food, service, and atmosphere! The bartender (who is a sommelier) was particularly helpful with wine selection.

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anne
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent. The staff was very pleasant and made sure the COVID protocols were in place. I highly recommend!! If do not live close by, it is worth the trip to Point Breeze.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Mary was very professional and we had an amazing experience. Will be backend will ask for her.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

One of the better Italian venues in the city.

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vipKnootly
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, a fine dining evening with great food

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francine
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

catered to my special request thanks food was very good polenta and meatballs

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LizG
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

GREAT FOOD. GREAT SERVICE. I would come as often as I could. It was hard to decide what to get bc everything looked AMAZING and when I was walking to the restaurant...the smell was so inviting!
I wish the price point was a bit lower but honestly...the restaurant is worth the $5 upgrade from chain restaurants!!

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Xman
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine and chat. Place has music but it is not loud. Food is awesome and service is great.

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Valerie
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The waitress was very friendly. The restaurant was extremely cold my entire family said it was cold. The seafood risotto was not very good. The rice was very dry. The greens and beans were average. Overall not a great experience.

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burghfood
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice Italian restaurant, with good food, in a cozy atmosphere, tucked away on a quiet street, but very near bustling East Liberty.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUM! - always a treat! Can't wait to go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alessandra is the best waitress and everyone there is very sweet and friendly. The food is always incredible!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so pleasant and accommodating- from the greeter, to the server and the chef/owner! The food was absolutely delicious. We each had one of the house made pastas and shared the Brussel sprout appetizer! It was hands down the best vegetable preparation that I had ever eaten at a restaurant! So unique, tasty, delicious, and abundant! I am from out of town and definitely will come back here the next time that I come to Pittsburg! Pittsburg is lucky to have such a gem!
I have been all over the world and have eaten at so many great places. Pino’s is on par with some of the best!!

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vipJenniferR
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of five all had incredible meals. We started with Brussels sprouts, calamari, and crispy artichokes for appetizers- amazing! Highly recommend the scallop/shrimp pasta, eggplant parmigiana, and bolognese. Jessica was a wonderful server, along with Pino's entire staff. Pino's is truly a neighborhood gem.

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vipMarkW
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our favorite place for years. It’s something we look forward to all week.

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PhilipK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants but it was just average on this visit. The calamari appetizer was bland. The Brussel sprouts were very good. Main courses were average. Veal special was just ok and the bolognese dish was not as hearty as usual. Lemon cake for desert was dry with virtually no lemon flavor. The ambiance is great and the service very good. We’ll be back and hope for a better dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing experience at Pino's!! The entire meal was incredible. Best Bolognese I've ever had. We went for my sisters birthday and she was not disappointed 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, fantastic food!

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JohnV
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food! One of Pittsburgh's best! Very friendly staff. Service was as we expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the wait staff friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day dinner, both of us had pasta and it was delicious! I will definitely be going back.

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Goguzzi
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian meals l’ve had in Pittsburgh which has a lot of Italians who know their stuff. Perfectly timed service with relaxed, but appropriate space between courses for conversation and libations. Wine is good, but a bit on the high side by the glass, but not out-of-bounds.

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APip
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting and perfect pick for Valentine's dinner! Warm, welcoming and charming place! Amazing menu...absolutely delicious food...truly enjoyed everything!!

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vipNikkiB
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Absolutely love this neighborhood spot but unfortunately can be hit or miss. Salmon was over cooked and last time NY Strip steak was very undercooked (nearly raw). Service is always excellent. Love the burrata appetizer. Short rib pasta is amazing.

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vipSirBC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.

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Nin64
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mary was exemplary. Friendly ,attentive , professional and prompt. She enhanced the dining experience. The food is always flavorful and delicious . This restaurant is a gem . Cozy , inviting and always a great meal .

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SRGTLG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to try something new to us and were extremely pleased. Service was on target and the food was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pinos never disappoints! One of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh. A true neighborhood gem.

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

We went for Restaurant Week. Everything we ordered was amazing and so good! We will definitely be back!

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vipKimberlyD
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great, loved the restaurant. The service was very slow, but I will still be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great, with a good wine selection as well. In particular, the fried artichokes were crispy, well-seasoned and flavorful. Would recommend this place for anyone wanting a nice evening with a varied and well conceived menu.

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vipOffmydiet
Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service outstanding. All homemade pastas breads and desserts.

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PittFoodie21
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is awesome! The food is amazing and staff are upbeat and friendly! If you’re looking for a good experience and atmosphere this is a place to go.

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vipTaraB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate, attractive little bistro restaurant that focuses on flavorful dishes accented by such things as fresh basil, homemade pastas and attractive presentation. Healthy portions. Nice variety of menu choices. Appetizers of Brussel sprouts was tasty, but fried artichokes were a tad too lemony and had too much breading. Eggplant parmigiana was mostly eggplant without too much breading and was layered with sweet-tasting marinara sauce. Wild mushroom pasta was loaded with mushrooms in a savory cream sauce. Salad dressed with lemon vinaigrette was enough for two people. Best tiramisu I’ve ever tasted.

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vipMarkW
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. Our favorite place.

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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 617 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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