Carmella's Plates and Pints

4.6
320 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 320 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RoseannC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were awed by the decor and the food was excellent
Very memorable and oh the drinks! Great Irish Coffee too!

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Jared
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Great food. Quick service. Great drinks (although a little pricey but still worth it). Cool atmosphere. 9/10 easily.

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ALfoodie
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to dinner there and sitting in the back near the fireplace. Great deals on wine on Tuesdays. Also the new fall/winter food menu is delicious!!

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GraceW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our brunch was honestly disappointing. We had reservations for more than a week. We arrived on what was very likely the last beautiful weekend in 2020. A good manager would have anticipated a lot of customers and planned accordingly. By the time we ordered our food, they were out of everything I wanted, and I had to order my 3rd choice, which was honestly mediocre at best. We had a celiac in our party as well — many items on the menu were proudly labeled “GF,” but there was no dedicated fryer? And a splash of house merlot was $12? A moderately-edible brunch was $170-ish with tip (sorry, but Bob Evans is just as tasty without the booze and high price). I am disappointed and underwhelmed, but I will try one more time with the dinner menu. The service was cheerful and attentive, though, which was nice.

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vipRossF
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

No stuffy steakhouse feel here, this place has neighborhood flair with unique dining cuisine.
Carmella’s has a diverse selection of bar cocktails, with an ever changing menu of local, seasonal and wild game dishes. Ravioli, pork chops, bison burgers, chicken sandwiches and a great spot for Sunday Brunch.

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Danika
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

While we only sat outside , the food was amazing. The service was a little slow. Our server was a tad forgetful but it was brunch so I will chalk it up to being busy.

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vipMainegirl
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The server was attentive and friendly and that was probably the high point. We were seated at a wonky, round fireplace table that was too low for my husband to fit his knees under the table. I understand Covid separation, but there was a normal table right next to us that was vacant the entire time. Our meals were mediocre, lacking even basic seasoning. Maybe we picked the wrong selections from the menu, but 2 out of three meals, one being a basic burger, were really a disappointment. If nothing else, a pub should be able to hit a burger out of the park. It was barely edible and so dry, I couldn’t finish. Maybe we hit it on a bad night, but not sure we’d give it another try.

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CaitlinR
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch and the most delicious food! The special of pumpkin pie doughnuts was absolutely amazing, and so was the chicken and biscuits!! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic!!!

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DanielM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, food and service. will absolutely come again

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CORYW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for brunch. The inside was nice and clean. Food came out quickly and looked/tasted great. We made reservations on a Saturday at 1, but it would be easy to walk in and get a table.

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vipRoseN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were sadly underwhelmed given such a lovely menu. The staff greeted us and were lovely. However, the food was literally 50/50. We ordered the rabbit ragu and gnocchi. The idea was perfect but, the execution was not. When you order something braised, think you have the perfect bite, and then get basically raw carrot it’s ruins the dish. The beet salad had nothing to it and should have been listed as a frisée salad with beets very lightly dressed in vinaigrette. Because there was literally nothing else. The Brussel sprouts were perfect and so was the octopus. Cooked to perfection. The Apple beignets were amazing and the pickled apples where cut beautifully, all while the sabayon was perfection. Even though I was not asked if I would’ve like another drink by the wait staff, the cocktail Greyhound was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience for dinner. It was clean and the staff was very welcoming. They took great care of us and we would definitely recommend. We will go back for sure on the next visit to Pittsburgh!

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CodyM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing service. And great bourbon selection.

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VickiR
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great waiter, we tipped him a little extra. Noise was a bit louder and is to be expected for outdoor dining. Awesome food. Peach punch was just average. It might taste better with white wine as opposed to proscesco.

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vipanonymous
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere, great service, great food and great cocktails. What else could you ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Burger overcooked

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Absolutely the worst brisket I have ever had. I’m not sure how they would even call it BBQ. I’m sure real pit masters are crying over the fact that it came out of a “smoker”.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much appreciated the curtains between tables - lessened risks of Covid, lessened noise, aesthetically pleasing. We liked the food, service and general ambiance. Would definitely recommend and will go back there next time I'm in Pittsburgh.

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vipPaulS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Service is excellent.

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JeremyS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back for sure. excellent food and service with a great vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmella herself is fabulous! Food was delish

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was DIVINE! I would go every day for dinner if I could. The drinks and dessert are fantastic too. And Carmella always treats her customers like family. The service was quick and super friendly.
I love this place!

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KeriP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best brunch cocktails around! The banana old fashion is fantastic.

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tba123
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the food and the waiter Ben was very nice and attentive but I felt the portions were small compared to the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique ambiance. Food was interesting. Jerked fried chicken with matcha waffles. Sounds crazy but it worked. The infused spirits were quite good too. I would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best in the Southside of Pittsburgh!!

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vipYumYum
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service was excellent and the place has a nice atmosphere. The food, however, was bland (had five different dishes between the four of us, and only one had true flavor).

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AshleyB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great one year anniversary dinner spot! Delicious food and drinks!

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Alexa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Carmella's Brunch is, in my opinion, one of the best on the South Side. Their dinner menu is delicious as well. This is a great spot for a date night or dinner with family and friends. The outdoor area is nice but it's not always the most relaxing thing to be sitting along Carson Street as the traffic can get a bit loud, so consider that when making your reservation. The staff is delightful and friendly.

My favorite things from the menu were the Shishito Peppers and The Cast Iron Cookie Cake.

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DeannaS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I had a reservation on open table but they said they didn’t see it. Thankfully they still had a table for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had THE BEST waitress ever. The food was amazing and the coffee was the best black coffee!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Slow service. Mediocre food at high prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was happy to sit outside and eat good food but I was to close to the table behind me.

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KevinR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Carmella's. Great food. Great service and great atmosphere. One of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. Wagyu burgers wwre supposed to come out medium rare we were told. 5 of us got them and 4/5 they were all closer to medium well unfortunately. We didn’t want to send 4 of them back. Just wish they were actually med rare. Still good though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great brunch! The chicken for the waffles is so tender and flavorful! Plus, they are always great for a perfectly made mimosa or 3!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the meal was bomb. Great experience will definitely be back!

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BirthdayGirl
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We chose to eat outside which was kind of a mistake since you’re right in the street and passing cars/motorcycles make it loud at times. Other than that it was delightful. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!! Will definitely be going back!!

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ProphFit
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. We will be back!

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Carmella's Plates and Pints is rated 4.6 stars by 320 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.