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Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.5
253 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(412) 361-1336
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Mico
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Catering
Please contact us for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hastings Street
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Parking details
Non-metered street parking.
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Public transit
71D, 67, 69
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us for more information.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 253 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LarryJP (Dallas)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our server was very nice and welcoming. The restaurant is cozy. Appetizers of calamari and Italian fries were both delicious. The bread and dipping oil were fantastic. Our pizza Bianca was average and my husband said he liked his bolognese. I guess our main issue were the desserts. The chocolate mousse was watery, probably because of the berries on top. The homemade ice cream with caramel sauce had great flavor, but the texture made it taste like it may have been pre-scooped into the serving bowls. We were most dissatisfied with the red velvet ice cream cake. It was served right out of the freezer and was hard as a rock. The chef even came by and asked if it was too hard to eat, as half of it was still a solid frozen mass on my husbands plate. It wouldn't have been that big of a deal, but it was a $12 dessert. I incorrectly assumed they would take it off the bill - alas, they did not. So the night ended on a sour note. Oh well. Overall, very nice staff (bartender included) - but we probably won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food that is clearly prepared with love and precision. The chef came out after to ensure everything was to our liking. Will return and will recommend to all my friends. Hands down the best Italian food I’ve had in Pittsburgh.

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vipJoseph (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Awesome as usual. Linguine w/ white clam sauce is tops!
Nice that they have East End Brewing on tap

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

food not good. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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Moey (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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Pittsburghbambi (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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vipLizHope (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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luvs2eatout (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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!

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vipBart (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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vipAbouttown (Pittsburgh)
4.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Awesome pasta.

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EdwardL (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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Gusty (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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vipLizHope (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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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vipmisspgh (Pittsburgh)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Always a treat!

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  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!

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vipLizHope (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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vipJenna (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Another excellent dinner as usual.

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vipPghlisa (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 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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