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Alta Via - Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA

Alta Via - Market Square

4.6
4.6
295 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fresh handmade pastas and grilled meats and vegetables are the heart of Alta Via. Seasonal, modern Italian cooking with passionately-sourced ingredients celebrates the way we like to live and like to eat; fresh, clean, active.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern Tuscan, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 981-5155
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Catering options are available in pickup, delivery, and onsite formats. For more information, please visit us at www.altaviapgh.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Alta Via Market Square offers several private dining options to accommodate parties of 16-320. For more information, please contact us directly at marketsquare@altaviapgh.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Forbes Ave and Market St
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 295 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

295 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a delicious meal and wonderful date here. Corrinne is an incredible and attentive server.

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  2. Denise

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking forward to brunch before the theater. Our waiter encouraged us to get the price fix brunch after we ordered our drinks. When he brought our checks - he charged us all for a la carte rather than price fix. When we pointed it out - he said that one of our drinks was not part of that deal and was unable to make adjustment on that check. Frustrated considering he encouraged us to get the price fix menu after ordering drinks. Table next to us asked for manager because of a similar situation too. Service took longer than expected - unfortunately didn’t have time to talk to manager. For a restaurant of this caliber - we expected better service. Food was amazing though - portions are generous.

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  3. Magpie

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Party of four had a great evening of excellent food and service. Trent was personable and patient, and got all our orders (one of which was special request) correct. A very good experience and would recommend for special occasions, as it’s a bit pricey.

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  4. ShelleyZ

    Pittsburgh

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Post theater dinner- what a wonderful experience. Corrinne was wonderful as our server. She was very friendly and walked us through our first visit. Strongly recommend!!!

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  5. Ed4Food

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. Appetizer portion of Frito Misto was small. I ordered the chop salad which was very good…but not at all chopped. My wife had the beet salad that had more beets in it than either of us had ever seen on a salad. Main courses were both very good. The service was off. No one came to even acknowledge us for over 10 minutes until we flagged someone down..and our waiter lacked the polish we expect from a place like Alta Via. Asking, for example, if we wanted our leftovers in separate boxes.. The food at Alta Via is always good…service, at least from what we experienced, need some fine-tuning.

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  6. Pghdiner

    Pittsburgh

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wrong drink order. Wrong salad order. 20 minutes for an order of gelato? Have had better service in the past.

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  7. DowntownDrew

    Pittsburgh

    245 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    245 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Alta Via has become one of Pittsburgh's premier Italian restaurants so be sure to make a reservation before you go. Please see my photographs to for the delicious courses we selected.

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  8. Mimi

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The wine selection was great! The burrata appetizer was delicious!

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  9. Apricot

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Great location, same great menu options as original, service and atmosphere great too.

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  10. SteveW

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. Our server was very helpful and recommended that we get 1/2 orders of the pasta. That was excellent advice since the 1/2 order was totally enough. Over all, a very nice dining experience.

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  11. AnitaM

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal but would have enjoyed a few more breakfast items.

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  12. RobinG

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time and everything was amazing. Zach was our waiter. He did a great job and was so much fun. The food was incredible!

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  13. JoeS

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the food, the service, and the experience. We would recommend it to our friends for an enjoyable night out. Our only suggestion was that the staff be educated as to what a vegan is and to be able to suggest appropriate menu items to accommodate them.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Opted to sit at the bar instead of a table, the drinks were very good (I had the grapefruit basil margarita), shared several appetizers, the location is nice as was the ambience.

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  15. StevenH

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Better than anticipated. Noise level was a little louder inside than expected. Maybe should have gone for outside. Mixed drinks selection wasn’t that great and drinks weren’t that good. Wine was fabulous though. lol Waitress was good. Had the lunch portion for dinner and it was more than enough. Would definitely try it out again.

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  16. jenjen

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sam our server was extremely pleasant and accommodating since we were in a little rush to get to a theater performance. Disappointed they change the cocktail menu. The Cicero cosmo is the best. Orrecheitte was so flavorful. The bolognese delightful.

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  17. MacyJ

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad we picked this place on our last night in Pittsburgh. The food was amazing wish we had gotten the bigger portions to take home w/ us to eat on our flight.

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  18. ANGELAK

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, though the Bloody Mary was probably the worst that I ever had.

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  19. Dine25

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Expectations were not met. It was a birthday dinner and when we made the reservation we expressed that, but it was not acknowledged. We have dined at other Big Burrito Group Restaurants and had a better positive experiences. Alta Via in Market Square did not meet expectations given the price point and other prior experiences.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious. Service was slow, especially for a Tuesday night but the waitresses were helpful with the menu and ordering

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Home made pasta was fabulous. Appetizers, drinks, desserts; so we chose the smaller size entrees. Warm, inviting staff made a great evening.

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  22. FCP2013

    Pittsburgh

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Loved the cacio de pepe, rigatoni, and the gelato!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food took forever and wasn’t good. When they tried to comp a meal they messed up the check more than once. Very disappointing.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at this restaurant is vastly different from the Fox Chapel branch. Granted we were there on Easter Sunday and it is busy. However , from the time we sat to the time, we received our first course it was 45 minutes and by the time we received our entree , it was almost 2 hours. When we said our food was taking a while.. the manager just said " yeah I know". Not even apologetic at all. The server was not attentive at all , barely checked on us and only refilled our water after we asked. The food was sub par. The beets tasted like it was canned or from a package. The flank steak is not seasoned well. I would not recommend this branch again. Just consider driving to Fox chapel for better service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our food was delicious and we had great service :)

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  26. LaurenH

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at the new Market Square location. We went for brunch. There were five of us and everyone had something different. Each person raved about the meal. $35 for a brunch cocktail, app, and main was a deal for the high quality food we received. The decor is beautiful! This is such a great addition to Market Square and to the downtown restaurant scene!

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  27. BethV

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alti vita Market square is a great space close to all the fun things downtown. Food and service are always great. Love the 1/2 portions of pasta to share and enjoy.

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  28. KathyK

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    3rd time eating at this establishment. Raved about this place to my daughter. I was disappointed. The mussels were fantastic, Romaine Salad was so, so and my main meal, Branzino ,was a disappointment. Dessert, which I had last time was delicious, this time not. It tasted stale. My daughter had the same salad added chicken to it; she said it was ok. One of her drinks were too strong, she didn’t finish it. But she enjoyed the espresso martini. Side note, one of the server’s accidentally spilled my drink on my daughter’s pants. I wasn’t there when this occurred, they made a new one, and management didn’t charge me for it. Very nice of them. Not sure if we will return again. Maybe it was an off night for the chef or they now have a new one. I don’t know. I still have fond memories of the previous 2 times I dined there. Maybe I give it one more try. I doubt my daughter will return.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit to this location, having visited the Fox Chapel location several times. We were greeted and seated promptly and the server was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. The only issue we had was the noisy and obnoxious group at the next table that had no regard for other diners around them. The restaurant staff did speak to them after another diner complained, and it did improve somewhat. We would definitely visit this location again. We have always had excellent experiences at the Big Burrito restaurants and this one is no exception.

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  30. DoriA

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is very nice, service is very good and the food is wonderful. Our nice evening was marred by an extremely loud, rude young woman. Beyond that, the five people she was with couldn’t seem to find it in themselves to ask her to control herself and quiet down. Thankfully our server notified the manager who handled the situation. We, and others near us received an apology & we also received a dessert at no cost. Unfortunately, the woman was beginning to become loud once more as we were leaving. I definitely will return to Alta Via at Market Square— and hopefully we will be in the company of well-behaved adults.

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  31. Susan

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Server was pleasant, friendly and very knowledgeable.

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  32. JamieD

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful space, amazing service and great food! Thank you for coming to Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh!

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  33. MelissaE

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped before a show. Traffic was horrible and we were very delayed. We called and they were great. Held our table for us and got us out in time for the show. The food was wonderful and half portions made it so we could try lots of different dishes.

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  34. Clayton

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and awesome bartenders. Will be back. Valet needs to be trained how to be a valet.

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  35. KatherineK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Nice upscale ambiance without being pretentious.

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  36. RondaL

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Valet was great, easy, we had a reservation however there was no host/hostess at the front. We waited a while before a gentleman showed up. We were seated in the bar area which we agreed was okay we didn’t want to wait any longer, but it seemed they overbooked. A lot of people were waiting I’m not certain they had reservations so I suggest making one. The bar seating was a booth which was comfortable, our waiter was outstanding! It was loud though, hard to have a comfortable conversation and hear everyone. Food was delicious! We ordered almost one of every pasta dish and shared small orders. It was perfect. This was our first time and we will return. Hopefully it will be much smoother being seated and the dining area is not as loud. Overall it was a nice evening out and a delicious dinner.

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  37. BobABooey

    Pittsburgh

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, creative Italian menu. Beet salad, artichokes great starters! We had 3 different pasta entrees, and all enjoyed. Great that they offer 2 sizes of pasta dishes also with smaller portions under $20! Excellent location downtown in Market Square with a lot of light and windows but dining space not over-lit.

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  38. RaulR

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints. Food is delicious. Service is always superb. This is my fourth time going and it never disappoints. First time at a table. Love the bar area also.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful first time experience at Alta Via. Our server, Madison was excellent and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it- great menu with lots of yummy options. Nice atmosphere

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FAQs

Alta Via - Market Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 981-5155.

Alta Via - Market Square is rated 4.6 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alta Via - Market Square

PPG Place, Suite 150, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-0001

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Forbes Ave and Market St
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Modern Tuscan, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 981-5155
  • Catering
    Catering options are available in pickup, delivery, and onsite formats. For more information, please visit us at www.altaviapgh.com.
  • Private party facilities
    Alta Via Market Square offers several private dining options to accommodate parties of 16-320. For more information, please contact us directly at marketsquare@altaviapgh.com.
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