Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.8
639 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 639 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Artemisia
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was attentive and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 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
24 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
9 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
55 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
8 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
3 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
Columbus
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
2 reviews
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
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, a fine dining evening with great food

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francine
Pittsburgh
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
Philadelphia
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
10 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
9 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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 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
New York Area
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
33 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
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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 639 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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