Alta Via

4.7
904 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Modern Italian cooking that celebrates the way we like to live and like to eat; fresh, clean, active. We open up more reservation times as we approach the week-of, so please check back for more availability.

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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
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 904 people are saying
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Laura
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a wonderful dining experience. The only thing I would change would be the music, I think it should be some understated instrumental or jazz. It was loud and distracting from the overall elegant ambience.

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KarC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, Service, atmosphere! We will return!

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vipEllenR
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Via never disappoints. On a midweek dinner the restaurant was more than half full but, as always, noise levels were low conducive to relaxation and conversation. Also, the food did not disappoint. Outstanding home made focaccia bread, superb tuna tartare, lovely crisp gem romaine salad topped with generous Parmesan shavings, exquisite fettuccine mushroom pasta and luscious gelato. Quality house wine is reasonably priced. Great value for utmost quality food and calm pleasant atmosphere with cordial service!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a later reservation and walked in an hour early- hostess was so kind and sat us in the bar. Food was excellent! Waitress great!

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BSquare
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary was greeted with smiles by the hostess and our waitress and entire staff was delightful. great recommendations on the menu and the food was hot and delicious

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LauraW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner experience at Alta Via. The food was delicious, inviting atmosphere, and our server was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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Mootman
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We loved the menu. Lots of healthy and different choices which the 3 of us all enjoyed.

It was surprisingly busy for a Wednesday evening. Perhaps that is why the main course took longer than we expected to be served.

We definitely would come back again!

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GayeC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the pasta dishes were delicious and just the right size.
The service was very good addressed questions, available but over bearing.
Looking forward to going again and taking family.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pasta was delicious, service was impeccable. Although the meau was small and their online meau was different, still our experience was great .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service

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vipBarbD
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Love Alta Via!

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MimiH
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were delicious as always. The flavors of the fresh ingredients with each dish are perfectly combined and beautifully presented. I highly recommend the artichokes and mushrooms for starters. The roast chicken and branzino were fantastic entree choices. This restaurant never disappoints!

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MargaretM
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a first rate experience. Outstanding food. Lovely server. The ambiance was warm and comfortable. Lovely night out.

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LocalDiner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Menu is limited. Portions are small. Food was highly seasoned. Desserts were bland. Cocktail was small. Overall, it was a disappointing experience although the decor is attractive. Most troubling was that hostess taking reservations said we could not reserve a table during prime-time hours and yet we sat at our table overtime after dining early and more than half the tables remained empty! Staff service was average.

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Susan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The service was attentive but not "in your face". We liked the fact that you could order 1/2 portions and share. We had drinks, an appetizer, split a salad, had the 1/2 portion of pasta (each), and shared dessert. Everyone made us feel welcome! Very nice vibe. Everything we ate and drank was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and we had the best service. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipcharleb
Pittsburgh
105 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love the arancini for a starter, the gemelli pasta w/ shrimp, and the beans and greens. All their pastas dishes are delicious.

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Briana
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a special occasion! Love that you can order half portions to try different meals

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vipEllyW
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and extremely fast, as well as friendly, service!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall the dining experience was great. The mushroom appetizer, pappardelle, and agnolotti were amazing. The arancini was tasty but just not the traditional kind we are use to as it was very cheesy and not much rice. The strip steak was very good but very overpriced…also the presentation of the steak covered with an arugula salad was not very appealing…present steak with salad off to side. The gelato and tiramisu were amazing. Will definitely go back for appetizers and pasta dishes…and try another main entree dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The artichoke and mushroom vegetable starters were delicious. The branzino was cooked perfectly. The gnocchi were tender and the pesto sauce was great. The waitstaff was friendly and efficient. A perfect evening!

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fantastic. a rare dining experience these days in that it hit all things desired..quality, service, wine...great experience.

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Brad
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

I’ve been wanting to try Alta Via for ages, and finally did last night. Our server was fantastic and right on top of everything!

The space was warm and inviting, in the generic style that I’m sure appeals to suburbanites from that area.

The highlights were for sure the chocolate cake, and the bucatini.

The food was not bad, but most things were lukewarm. The pasta was tasty, but the portions were a bit small. The steak was okay, but not worth $58.

Overall, this was…. Fine. However, I would much rather go to DiAnoia’s, for a similar price point. .

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VInny
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hands down 5 stars for food and care. The only concern was I booked the place and had to sneak in my credit to the person at the entrance so I can pay for my friends. It seems one of my friends sneaked the card to the person who waited us. When I asked her to use mine or split it She said as per policy she would have to use the card. I was disappointed as I have been planning the whole thing for my friends birthday and I felt bad that she had to pay. I ended up planning and ordering whatever I wanted😞

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GSBS
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always excellent! Love the choice of small plate portions for pasta dishes. The baby artichokes are swoon-worthy, and can't pass up the olive oil cake for dessert! Worth eating dessert first......

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vipPamelaB
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was absolutely delicious

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stomps
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alta Via has continued to improve since it's opening and offers great service from knowledgeable staff while providing excellent Italian cuisine. The menu is creative, well executed, attractively presented and flavorful. Dinner portions are available in two sizes and changes seasonally. I recommend this establishment highly.

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MimiH
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was delicious from start to finish. Our table ordered several appetizers to share....the olives, corn arancini & fried calamari. All were excellent. My branzino was so flavorful and cooked to perfection. Others had the salmon and strip steak florentine and were raving about their meals. We had excellent service and sat at a round booth table. Great wine all night and shared the hazelnut-chocolate torte with some vanilla gelato for dessert. Highly recommend!

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vipSouthie
Pittsburgh
62 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love your restaurant. I will continue to come back.
R u still giving birthday discounts?

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vipDarrenS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the music selection.

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DianeN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Upscale pleasant setting. Had salad and 2 appetizers. The artichokes were great, the calamari too chewy and beet salad average. Requested Lemoncello martinis and they were superb! Very good service.

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vipFoodie
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all time favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh. Our #1 choice for special occasions as well. We also frequently get takeouts.

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DanK
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing, service excellent. We LOVE that they serve half portions of pasta so you can load up on the many absurdly good apps.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
514 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and highly recommended and it was spot on. Mary was our Server who explained it all and we enjoyed the cocktails and the Corn Arancini and tuna tartare were outstanding! Pasta is homemade and you can tell! Perfectly prepared. Half chicken was the other and so well prepared. Mary was Outstanding and service and food will bring us back!!

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Denisef
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience but heads up they have recently changed their menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were all very nice. The food was phenomenal. A little pricey, but definitely will be back.

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anne
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were excellent. The table was ready when we arrived.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have made this suggestion before, but since none of the items have changed I am wringing it again … please change the dessert options. The food is always outstanding until you get to the desserts.

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with adult daughter. They sat us at a nice quiet table and took great care of us. The food was excellent. Pasta was cooked perfectly, sauces flavorful and the meats were incredibly tender and delicious. Drinks and wine were both excellent as well. Overall a definite winner. We would highly recommend.

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CuffyS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stylish restaurant, interesting and diverse menu, nice wine list, great presentation and beautifully prepared and delicious food delivered by informed and unobtrusive staff.

FAQs

Alta Via offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 408-3816.

Alta Via is rated 4.7 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

Alta Via does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://secure.bigburrito.com/.

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.