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About Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
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
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Non-metered street parking.
71D, 67, 69
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
We had a dinner reservation during restaurant week. My bourbon cocktail was really delicious. They were overbooked so we sat at bar but that was no problem. The bar stools were comfy and the bartender was outstanding. Very skilled and friendly and hard working.
I had eggplant rollatini with Cassaeete. The sauce was so delicious I ate the whole huge plate, as was the eggplant and pasta. The Cree brûlée was so good I had no trouble finishing it. The watercress salad with apples was good - it could have used more apples though as it was 90% watercress. My husband enjoyed his as well.
The restaurant is cozy and I really liked the ambiance. Home run with great food, setting service
My husband and I decided to try Pino's for restaurant week. We ordered two items specifically not on their main menu - the eggplant rollatini and the rustic cod (both came with a salad and dessert due to restaurant week). Both meals were really good! My rollatini could have had a little more seasoning with the sauce, but I would definitely get it again (I cleared my plate) - and my husband really liked the rustic cod option.
We will be back soon!
I thought the food and service was great! We were greeted by Alexa and she was very warm and very good in serving.
One minor point was from the appetizer to the main course it seemed to take a little longer than expected but the food was GREAT.
The pate bruschetta was good
Olives - very good
Beans and greens - excellent.
All the entrees were excellent as well
My wife and I went to Pino’s for New Year’s Eve dinner. Open Table reservation worked great and we were seated promptly. Food was good, not great. We had the endive salad (very tasty ), lobester ravioli soup (a bit bland), filet (prepared in slices with very creamy scalloped potatoes), pan seared duck (outstanding) and the ice cream bowl (who can beat vanilla ice cream with bourbon caramel sauce). Service was amateur. Our waitress was not very attentive and we needed to remind her to follow up on things such as our cocktail order. Atmosphere is uninspired; a neighborhood gathering spot with no music but a TV at the bar. This restaurant is a step away from being really memorable. The waitress told us that they are known for their pastas and pizzas. We would make a return visit to try those specialties.
Enjoyed a wonderful meal for New Year's Eve. The food was excellent, the service was very, very good (especially for a major holiday and special event (it was a full house) and atmosphere was comfortable and inviting, even with a full house. Looking forward to our next meal at Pino's.
My family ate there as a last minute option for New Years eve. Service was attentive and polite. there was a chef's menu that wasn't going to work for my son, and I had to ask if we could order off of the regular menu - which we could, but I was surprised it wasn't presented as an option. None the less, the food was really good and different from what you see at the chain restaurants. A little bit pricey ($20 for a Personal Pizza), but I think the ingredients are better than many other places and I like to support the local business anyway. We would definitely go back.
This place is awesome. The atmosphere is great, the staff was great and the food I was excellent. We had a great time celebrating my wife’s birthday here. All of the staff was extremely attentive to our every needs. Alexa is a great waitress and took exceptionally good care of everyone at our table. We will definitely be returning for another great experience and meal. P.S. Mary is the one to ask if you have ANY questions about wine!!
I love the warmth of this restaurant. I am always cold, and this restaurant serves up cozy fare in a cozy atmosphere. My only beef is the expense of the wine. I am not a connoisseur, and always ask for a house wine. The waitress seemed confused and said she would ask the bartender. She brought my daughter and me a (very small) glass of wine. I ordered a second glass -- it was also happy hour. When the bill arrived, it turned out the wine was $11/glass. Not my idea of an affordable house wine. Lesson learned.
The food was awesome and we rated the value very good for homemade pasta and quality of food. Gave 4 stars for overall merely because the food, rather than the interior decor is the clear focus of the restaurant. But we would rather eat great food at a casual neighborhood restaurant than mediocre food at an impeccably designed restaurant. We will definitely go back.
After attending a public event our group [4 people] made a quick reservation at Pino's, were we ever glad we diid! The food and service were first rate and the comfortable semi casual atmosphere was just right. Everyone in our group ordered something different and everyone was pleased with their order. In fact we asked for small tasting plates so we could share our goodies with each other. We had heard that Pino's was a BYOB establishment however that has apparently changed, no big deal though, the "25$ a bottle wine list" actually served up very nice bottle [or two] of Cab. Will be sure to return and would gladly recommend Pino's to anyone visiting the east end.
This is our go to spot. But even our favorite place can have an off night. Service, as always, was outstanding; wine was good, but it was a very busy night. Glad we had reservations. Food was good but not the standard of what my husband and I were use to getting. We will be back, but maybe not on a Saturday night.
we took our 90 year old friend and his wife for a birthday dinner - I made a reservation for 6:45 -
and indicated it was for a birthday and requested a birthday dessert - we ordered and waited an 1.5 hours for our entrees as people around us ate and left, even though we asked several times what was going on? I and my husband then both spoke to our server about a candle and 2 desserts we wanted, after ANOTHER 0.5 hour one dessert and no candle- asked for coffee and got cup with massive liptstick marks - so gross - everyone there blamed someone else on the excessive wait, mistakes etc, no attempt to make things better, our bill came out and we were charged for everything -
owner made a rude remark as we left - WILL NEVER EVER GO BACK- WORST PLACE EVER
Pinos is always reliable for a nice drink and meal. From my house it's a nice walk through the park to get there, so I appreciate the casual atmosphere yet delicious fare. And I really enjoy the art from Haiti that adorns the walls. Art and deliciousness all in one.
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