Carmella's Plates and Pints

4.6
381 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 381 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarbaraF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FredCDobbs
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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

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Steve
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipPghlisa
Columbus
7 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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LaurenB
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.

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

We love this restaurant!

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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
37 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.

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vipErgonomist
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We dined during reduced capacity Covid restrictions, but. The food was very good, the service was prompt and friendly, the precautions taken were obvious and very reassuring.
There are several week-night specials that make this a significant value. Also, the whiskey list was enormous and loaded with gems.

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BrittanyN
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Have been multiple times and every single time the food is on point as well as the drinks.

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Tina1golfer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed this restaurant. We had a high top table and a curtain between us and the next table. The service was great, the drinks were incredible! We would definitely go back!

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vipAmyR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an unexpected gem. The food was delicious and sophisticated, and the drinks were creative and tasty. We ate outside on East Carson St. which I would not do again given how crowded and loud the sidewalk is at that time. We will definitely be back.

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vipRobB
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food. Enjoyable on a weekend afternoon.

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Taylor
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best, have been going here for years and their brunch is to die for and have an amazing dinner menu as well.

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BobP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmella is a great place to go. The food is great and the atmosphere is very inviting. Go see Carmela you will not regret it.

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JoyceG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the Crab Benedict for brunch and they were delicious. The side of potato’s fell short. They were cold and didn’t have much taste. The Manmosas were a hit with the entire crew and the waiter was great. Good experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Pittsburgh. My first time dining here and I had a lovely evening. I cannot rave enough. Great food. COVID safe. A great atmosphere.

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DavidR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

While the server was pretty good he did forget some drinks. The food came out very fast

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NicoleH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the chicken sandwich and it was absolutely delicious. Cocktails were outstanding. I would definitely recommend.

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

We had a great experience. Great food and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Enjoyed our breakfast, but won’t be craving it or raving about it. Potatoes came out cool, not heated enough and toast was burnt to a crisp. Bananas foster had great flavor but the waffle was very small like the size of an eggo waffle. Spicy fried chicken sandwich had good flavor and was a big Chicken piece

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vipOliver
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Glad i found this establishment. The greeter wasn't particularly accomodating (at all) when we asked if we could sit someplace other than right next to the door on a very cold night. Otherwise, food was delish and quaint, cool atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing! The fettuccine was insane and the lobster risotto was so delicious. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We showed up at our reserved time, got sat promptly, got waters, and then never had any other staff come to our table. Waited 15 minutes, made a reservation at another restaurant, got up and left. As we were leaving the hostess stoped us and knew right away what happened. She apologized. End of story. Place seemed nice. Can’t comment on the food as we never ordered. Service....0 Stars. Haha. Oh well. We didn’t let it ruin our night.

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chrisB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food and drinks all combined for a wonderful evening.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in Pittsburgh, great food and an awesome staff!

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Franki
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for Valentine's day, couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more! The staff were all very friendly and the food was amazing. If you're debating on coming here, just do it!

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Rachel
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Probably the best espresso martini I’ve had.

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PatienceM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I regularly go to Carmellas as it always such an enjoyable experience! You feel so comfortable and the drinks and food are absolutely amazing. Our favorite place to go!

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Carmella's Plates and Pints is rated 4.6 stars by 381 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.