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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

6738 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Hastings Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 361-1336

Website:
http://www.chefpino.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for more information.

Parking Details:
Non-metered street parking.

Public Transit:
71D, 67, 69

Executive Chef:
Joseph Mico

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us for more information.

Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (15)
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Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food could’ve been better. Service was amazing, just wasn’t getting a big flavorful explosion from the food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Never a bad experience at Pino’s. The food, the service, the atmosphere, the wine selection- everything is excellent.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

As always the food is excellent. Owners do a great job and always greet the people and the chef always checks on how people are enjoying the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Staff is very welcoming and friendly. Made my birthday celebration quite nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

special attention / service from the owner / chef was appreciated...

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great New Year's Eve dinner! It was our first time to Pino's. We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Awesome pasta.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

overpriced and mediocre food. Kind of noisy. Compared to other places, a little too expensive for the food.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

One of my favorites in the Pittsburgh area with a unique list of specials and awesome wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We are frequent customers and are never disappointed at Pino’s! Great food, great staff, definitely a neighborhood gem :)

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was our first time at Pino's, it was a great experience. Food and service were both excellent

Tags: Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food. Nice neighborhood atmosphere. Chef visited table and was very friendly. Service was quite attentive and friendly. Overall a really nice visit to a restaurant I plan to visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food and service were top notch as always!! I highly recommend the lobster scallops and shrimp pasta entree!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!!

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a treat!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We've come to Pino's about a half-dozen times this year...it has become one of our favorites. Great food and great service - always!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and great service, as always. We love Pino’s!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Another excellent dinner as usual.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great atmosphere and wonderful food. I love the meatballs!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

What a good neighborhood gem
We went twice in one week
Everything cooked to order and the chef very involved

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Have enjoyed meals at Pino's after ball games, before theatre & date nights with my wife. Always consistent quality with very good service. Creative fare & nice wine list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Seasonal, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

If you know anything about Italian food, this is the place to eat. We have been here several times and will continue coming back. Joe the owner/chef makes an appearance in the evening to make sure every meal was enjoyed by all. Thanks Joe!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

What a neighborhood guy. Dined here on Warm October evening and were able to sit outside where they have a few outdoor tables. Service was excellent and food excellent as well. Nice wine with dinner. Would definitely return again

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I enjoy the ambiance of PINO - the wait staff is great - the atmosphere cozy and warm and never too noisy. Great food and reasonable. I especially like sitting outside in good weather - or at the bar. Thanks!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent meal--it was my second thought me there. I got the Bolognese pasta dinner and it was the best I'd ever had! I will definitely order that again! I also love the selection of $25 bottles of wine--great place! 🍷🍝

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Cute little restaurant with excellent food, especially the pasta

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Outstanding. Both traditional and innovative choices -from Sunday sauce with homemade pasta to pear, pork, and beef ravioli. Authentic Italian. Perfect beans & greens. Awesome desserts made on site.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful meal: The service was outstanding, my pizza resembled one from Milan, and the price was more than reasonable. We stayed till closing time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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