Carmella's Plates and Pints

4.6
402 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Carmella’s Plates & Pints is the first restaurant for co-owners, Carmella Salem and Michael Alberter. Our kitchen creates upscale comfort cuisine.
Our dining room has a warm and cozy feel due to the wood- beamed cathedral ceiling, open fireplace, taxidermy and stained glass windows that adorn the dining room. Our guests feel as though they are tucked away at some destination lodge that exists in the heart of the Historic Southside. Local meats are delivered daily with Wild Game plates on the menu such as our staple plates like the Bison Burger and Smoked Wild Boar Meatballs. We do have an intimate 60 seat dining room and ask that guests please call us for parties of 6 or more to make a reservation. Our expansive Whiskey Bar boasts over 500 Selections. Enjoy 11 Wines on Tap / 27 Craft beers on Tap / 11 Cocktails on Tap.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 402 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Brunch - breakfast food was a bit bland. Food was not hot when it was brought out. Coffee was great! (French press) They seemed extremely busy and were working very hard. (They seemed short staffed and were very upbeat in spite of the situation.) Our waitress was GREAT!
Service - A+…. Food … C
Maybe the regular menu is better??

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IrishSteel
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good meal with brand new server who struggled with a few items but was nice. Great appetizers and entrees very good.

KT
vipKelseyT
Naples
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING SERVICE AMAZING FOOD

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DougS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We especially liked Carmella! She is a gem. We had one suggestion about our dinners and she really appreciated our input.

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BillE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling thru and found this little gem in downtown Pittsburgh. Service and food were first class.

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Colpi
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delightful. From the server to the food it was top notch. The red snapper was a fantastic plate and I can't wait to go back.

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TammyH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!
Great food, great service great ambiance. Would highly recommend.

JB
vipJulieB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Carmella’s is always amazing. Great service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our food was delicious. We had great service and loved the environment. We will definitely be coming back

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DominicP
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice bar, great food and drinks, one of my favorite South Side restaurants.

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NickD
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpectedly delicious asparagus salad and olive appetizer. The bison burger is amazing. The pasta appetizer was the beth thing my husband has ever ate. Love that you can make a reservation. That makes dining out so much easier.

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MelissaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was friendly and accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious!!! Great way to celebrate my son’s graduation. Thank you!!!

LM
vipLindaM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner. Had the red snapper and it was very good. Only criticism was portions were on the small size especially the appetizers. We wanted to share and the portions were just too small-was more of tasting than sharing.

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CaitlinR
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love visiting Carmella’s!! Wonderful brunch and amazing service for our birthday celebrations!!

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vipResplendent
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside on a beautiful evening and had some good cocktails and food. Considering our server had only been there a few days he did a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and services were great!

LC
LyssaC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner at Carmella's as our first night out since the beginning of COVID. They did a great job making sure everyone was safe and provided a cute outdoor area for us to eat at comfortably while enjoying the bustle of the south side. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, especially our dessert and drinks: Cast-Iron Skillet cookie and Irish coffee :)

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Bison burgers and lobster risotto are great. Lemonade too sweet, octopus too salty.

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BarbaraF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here !! Our favorite place to go. Carmella treats everyone like family.

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FredCDobbs
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First time there on Mother's Day 2021. Generally not a fan of the special limited menus offered on holidays and Carmella's reminded me why. No appetizers or desserts other a brownie were available.

Most of the dishes were fine—but my bean pole daughter who is a light eater was taken aback by how small her $35 scallop entree was. 4 Scallops with about 1 cup of a pasta mix in the center of the plate looked like an appetizer for one. She came home and made a second dinner—something I don't recall her doing for years.

I was pleased with my Moroccan inspired Lamb shank which was a generous portion. The Waygu meatloat and seafood risotto were are also well received. Restaurant was reasonably food allergy friendly and I liked the extensive on-tap selection.

Chocolate croissants were served as the bread and while quite tasty they were not a match for rest of the menu. One had the feeling that these were leftover from brunch.

The noise level was acceptable–not great, but you could carry a conversation. We liked the ambiance and the service was fine.

We plan to revisit and sample the regular menu before making a final determination of Carmella's.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Went for a Mother’s Day dinner and was highly disappointed in price and food.

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Steve
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful experience. The food was amazing. Atmosphere was perfect. Service was top of line. Management/Owners were wonderful. All around great time. Would highly recommend.

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SarahM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Disappointing cheese plate, especially for $18, the main entrees were delicious but cold. Server was wonderful, great drinks! Would try again eventually.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drink selection, and the food was unique. It was a great change from our local haunts.

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lauriev
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Carmella's. Highly recommend the lamb shank and lobster risotto. Our server was great and we were impressed with the adherence to COVID precautions. This was our first trip to a nice, upscale restaurant in more than a year. We were both very impressed.

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vipPghlisa
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food wasn't great for any of us (3 people). Even unsweetened iced tea was stale.

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meghan
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to go and eat! Food is always consistent and delicious. Highly recommend.

LB
LaurenB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and atmosphere! I’d recommend their brunch to anyone anytime.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful! Good food, great service, and good price point.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Killer service! Great space!

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AngieM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is so warm and cozy. Menu choices outstanding and food excellent. Gourmet flare and everything homemade.

Wait staff all very friendly and accommodating.

Can't wait to go back. Soooooo good.

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NP123
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! I will definitely be going back to Carmella's.

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JohnV
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was spotty at best. We had to continually ask our server for items. Food was very disappointing.Cheeseburger was like a hockey puck and an order of fries consisted of 4 frys. Choice of alcohol is awesome. This is a drinking establishment. Eat somewhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ,from appetizer to dinner to dessert.
The beer menu was phenomenal. Drinks were great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service !!! The server was amazing !!! She made the experience great !

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KeithL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing; had soft shell crab which was so fresh and delicious; drinks and service was amazing; so happy to be out again in a great restaurant with my wife and friends!!!

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vipKat21
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!! Drinks were incredible! We did a friends birthday and got the Waugu burger and scallops, everything was amazing!!! Top it off with the skillet cookie❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Easter bunch. Food was is incredible. Server was nice and helpful. atmosphere is was comfortable and cool.

FAQs

Carmella's Plates and Pints is rated 4.6 stars by 402 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.