Carmella's Plates and Pints

4.5
458 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 458 people are saying
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vipMelFin
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything is great here - service, drinks, food, atmosphere. HIGHLY recommend - such a nice place to kick back after work with great food and drinks. Staff is so nice and very attentive.

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15217
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

So, the food was what I would call "perfectly edible," which means I don't think it was terrible, but it was a bit lackluster for what it was billed as. The real draw of this place is their incredible and extensive selection of Bourbons, Whiskeys, and Tequillas. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for the food, though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Menu is always exceptional.

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AngieM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Carmella's. Our server was excellent. Can't remember her name, but she had blue hair!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The drinks were phenomenal and so was the food. Ben made our experience even better!

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vipfofo
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Large portion.

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vipStickybeans
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Perfect for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love Carmella’s for dinner, and their drinks are great all day. However, the brunch food was somewhat disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I ordered the brunch burger and it came without two ingredients, bacon and cheese. Thank goodness it still had the egg or it would’ve been very dry. Service was slow but is expected during these times.

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vipcathy
Pittsburgh
35 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first time at Carmella's and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the organic wine...only disappointment was the Cucumber Mint Patio Pleaser drink which was supposed to have mint in it but did not....not very good at all. Otherwise, we were happy with our food experience and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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TeunT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food, nice set up and ambience. Definitely recommend.

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Jodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience4

This is a difficult review. We were seated promptly and our server greeted us right away and took drink and appetizer orders. Dinner orders were also taken early. Our main issue is it took forever for the food to come out. Our dinner was served about 90 minutes after we ordered. Our server kept us updated and drinks came out quickly but the kitchen was beyond slow. I think Open Table said our table was reserved for 1.5 hours. At 1.5 hours we barely had appetizers and the meal was far behind. This definitely clouded my ability to rate the food. They did give us complimentary desserts (delicious) and took one round of drinks off our bill but we almost walked out to find a slice of pizza or something to eat we were that hungry!

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leighgme
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was our second time at this restaurant. I felt the food and quality of the service had declined since our first visit over a year ago. The menu seemed more limited than what I remembered. It was good to see that the restaurant was full. Really enjoyed the Islay Scotch tasting. I had a Peach Old Fashion which was excellent. Based on my recent experience I would come back for a drink and bite to eat rather than dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
112 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we will return. Happy Hour promotion is great special.
Started with the Castellano olives, followed by the Beef Rib (succulent), baked beans (tasty), and my wife enjoyed the Branzino. (Both entrees are photo ops in of themselves.) All were delicious!

Ben was our host and provided insights to the menu, and worthwhile suggestions. He added considerably to our experience.

Extensive selection of bourbon, scotch and tequila, which encourage exploration. The decorations and stained glass are a treat to the senses. A fun place to dine

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Manjuice
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Maybe it was an off night for them but most of the menu was not available. Atmosphere was very cool. Improvements definitely needed but I will give them another chance.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmella's was a treat. Starting with the warm marinated olives with house-made chorizo, every dish was delicious and plates licked clean. Service was attentive and genuinely friendly, drinks poured and delivered promptly. Such a welcoming and fun environment.

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mrswave
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food was mostly excellent. Appetizer we wanted was not available and substitution waitress wasn't either. Appetizer gnocchi was aweful but entree gnocchi was fabulous. Desserts half and half as well - carrot cake beignets amazing, lemon-blueberry buckle was stale. Waitress had our table and all outdoor tables, so she was terribly in the weeds

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had drinks and dinner with friends.
Overall good experience! Slightly pricey but still enjoyed ourselves!

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bluberie
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tried this place for restaurant week. Food was good overall. Not the best. Not the worst. I’d go back and try something else. I recommend giving it a try

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DavidL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere and they want the extra mile for a food allergy. Highly recommended

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JessD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I went for restaurant week and the food was very underwhelming. The arancini appetizer was easily the best dish of the night. The entrees were not flavorful and the desserts were awful- cold and very dry. The descriptions online made the food sound way better than it tasted. It was my first time here and I'll likely only be back for drinks as the draft list was good and my cocktail was very tasty. Overall just disappointed and considered it a waste of $100+

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Meh portions are small, food is meh

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SeanS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. The three course meal was amazing! My wife and I each got different appetizers, entrees, and desserts and all of them were delicious. We have been coming to Carmellas for years and the food, ambiance, and service are always top notch.

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Kmac
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I had never been to Carmellas and decided to give it a try using the Restaurant week menu. It was delicious!! The food was great, the service was great, and the cocktails were great! The only minor issue was it's really, really dark inside. Other than that, loved it and will go back!
Restaurant week is a great opportunity to find a new place and give it a try!

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SolarCon
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic with the combination of flavors.

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JoeP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very fun place with fun food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fabulous experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great server Tabitha. Food was all excellent as was the dragonfruit mojito

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Chris
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service. The cocktails were really delicious and creative.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place was packed - great to see! We had to wait for our reserved table but Carmella was very accommodating! The serving staff was attentive and the food was great!

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AngelR
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening. Ashley was very attentive. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food to match.

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HankS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drink list were excellent. The fish and meat dinners were cooked to perfection and had a nice mix of sauces and vegetable base.

This place is a hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone provided excellent service to make our experience outstanding!

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vipClaireM
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Gnocchi and duck dishes were quite disappointing.

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BarbaraG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fun atmosphere outside. Charming interior. Family-run with excellent service. Can't wait to go back!

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vipBrennaL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmella’s is always awesome. I would recommend it to anyone!

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CAM427
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon brunch was fabulous! I had carmellas breakfast and my sister had salmon Benedict. Absolutely outstanding! Both of us were very satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. Honestly, I feel there could’ve been a little bit more food for the money. The peach salad especially.I chose outside and it was a bit noisy, but that was my decision. Given the wait staff is hard to get these days, our server was wonderful and efficient.

FAQs

Carmella's Plates and Pints is rated 4.5 stars by 458 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.