Carmella's Plates and Pints

4.7
359 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Carmella's has created a Special Menu for Mother's Day. We will be doing seating from 11am- 7pm. Outdoor Seating available - weather permitting. Bring the family and give Mom the day off from cooking. Let us do the rest! Sit back and relax on this Lovely Holiday with us........

What 359 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KeithL
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
36 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
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
22 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
3 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
6 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
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
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
1 review
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
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
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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LisaK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! Will definitely go back!!

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SandyW
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food served in a very unique venue. We will be back here often!

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our overall experience at Carmella’s from start to finish. We have already recommended it to friends.

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AshleyF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Carmella's. The food and drinks are great and I always have excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, waiter was friendly and attentive, quick service. Only complaint was noise. Hard to hear across the table. So good though!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hightop near bar, very attentive servers, and delicious food!

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DanielG
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Carmella's. I'd be there once a week if I lived closer. The food, atmosphere and cocktails are top notch everytime I eat there.

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Noleftoverscleanplate
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmella's is one of our favorite restaurants! It is reliable and consistent in service and food, which makes it an easy choice for date night/special occasions! I love the atmosphere and how they have adapted to COVID-19 regulations.

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great selection of alcohol, great ambience. Couldn't ask for a better night out. We were sending pictures to send our friends the next weekend. Would come back in a heart beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was incredibly friendly and prompt and we received our food quickly. Overall the food was good. We shared a couple small plates. Would highly recommend the fried Brussels sprouts.

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vipSRPGH
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmellas is always one of my favorite spots to hit in the Southside. The bartenders know what they’re doing and their service is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great atmosphere, food and drinks

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StephanieG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great restaurant with a number of comfort food itens on the menu and an extensive book of spirits

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Robert
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Charming atmosphere, especially for a cold winter night -- we sat by the center fireplace. Service was really excellent and the hostess (Carmella?) was very accommodating. The beer selection was just okay, and the food was only mediocre. My chicken pot pie was somewhat flavorful, but had no chicken in it. My partner had the chestnut gnocchi, which she reported to be very good. The Buffalo Sprouts were a new and flavorful take on brussels sprouts. I'll give the place another try, but was not blown away by quality

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Carmella's Plates and Pints is rated 4.7 stars by 359 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.