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About Casellula Pittsburgh

Our philosophy is simple: to share our passion for hand-made cheeses with as many people as possible. To that end, we will have about 20 cheeses from all over the world on our menu every day.

The choices range from the familiar to the obscure; from mild to strong (and on to super, duper, crazy, stinky); from fresh to washed to blue. And because not every cheese goes with quince paste, we take pains to pair each cheese with its perfect house-made condiment.

It doesn't stop with cheese, though. Our menu of shareable dishes will satisfy any palate, and with a plethora of wines, cocktails and local beers on our list, your geeking out doesn't need to be limited to the cheese.

40 W North Ave
Ste 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

Cross Street:
Reddour St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 226-9740

Website:
http://www.casellula.com/

Entertainment:
Alphabet City houses both Casellula and City of Asylum, an organization that provides sanctuary to endangered literary writers and creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. City of Asylum hosts a myriad of events, including jazz nights, film screenings, and poetry readings. To view a schedule of their events, please follow: http://www.alphabetcity.org .

Parking Details:
While there are plenty of street parking options in the neighborhood, there is also a public parking lot located behind Alphabet City, between Reddour and Federal Sts., that is available as well.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Hill

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Casellula at Alphabet City is the perfect space for your next intimate gathering, be it a wedding or rehearsal dinner, an office holiday party or a casual networking event.

Casellula Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (46)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Good for a Date (38)
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Neighborhood Gem (35)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Hot Spot (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Tapas (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Live Music (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Fun (19)
Casual (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Romantic (15)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (13)
Healthy (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Business Meals (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Disabled Access (8)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, but a bit pricey, they changed their tipping policy but they did not lower their prices, so overall the prices have gone up, and the portions are the same small size as before.

Great service, great food, a bit pricey :) they should go back to their old tipping policy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place! Food is great, service impeccable, and the programming is fantastic! Cheese to die for, rock shrimp with spaghettini made with squid ink filling but doesn't weigh you down, and the octopus is always spot on, regardless of preparation. Interesting wines I've never had, and well-balanced cocktails with a creative bent. When there are programs it can get a bit noisy and you feel as though you must pay attention, so it might be wise to find out what's going on any given night before you set your heart on it in case you're not interested in the topic. Having said that, their programming is really interesting and you should give that a try, too!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing selection of cheeses! Very knowledgeable staff that guided us on our cheese selections. Great service, great food, I will return...a lot!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful restaurant and staff, and the food is good but the choices for food are very limited.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Enjoyed the excellent food, guidance through the extensive cheese list, friendliness of all staff including non-pretentious owner. Overall wonderful dining experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Loved the food and atmosphere!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Can’t wait to go back!!!! Went with out of town era and they absolutely loved it.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My husband, daughter and I went for dinner the day after Thanksgiving. We shared a couple of appetizers and a cheeseboard. The polpette (eggplant meatballs) were so good we ordered another order for dessert! The place is cute and cozy. Has a nice bar area and a section with comfy chairs and sofas to snuggle up for drinks with friends. The cheese selection was interesting and all were very good. The wine list was also very good. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our group meets once a month for brunch. We try to select a new place every month this time it was here. The menu is limited, but the food was very good. No desserts or sweets. Wait staff very attentive. Located adjacent to a trendy book store. You can use your receipt for a discount at the store. No parking on site, but you can park on the street FREE on Sundays.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Interesting concept menu. Good for sharing plates. Fun cocktails and nice wine by the glass selection and reasonably priced. Friendly and attentive staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Neat place. We dined for the first time here with friends on Saturday night. The atmosphere and energy are great, the food is unique and excellent. Our server was personable and tried hard, but was sownehat unrefined for this type of place. Specifically, he had no idea how open and pour the wine that we brought. I should also mention the cork fee was $30. Although I have mixed feelings, overall I liked it.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great experience in every way!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 13, 2017

There was a documentary presentation while we were eating. I did not know that the venue has this. Made conversation at our table a little difficult but food was fantastic and good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were a group of 6 friends brunching on a Sunday. Knowledgeable staff. Amazing cheese as starter and delicious brunch entrees.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Met friends here for brunch. Generous portions - no room for the tantalizing desserts.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very nice ambience. Skilled service. Wish that there were more menu options for brunch.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Unique, creative, and delicious. Great for a special occasion or entertaining out of town guests!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This was a girl's night out with old friends, and Casellula was perfect. We loved the atmosphere. The wait staff was outstanding and fun. The food was exquisite! We will definitely go there again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

A breath of fresh air. Interesting items in a cool atmosphere. Loved the plate sharing Their baba was spectacular, and all cheeses quite good.

A nice prosecco surprise for our anniversary!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent little find in the Burgh! Loved the cheese selection and the cocktail menu. The veal ravioli were scrumptious! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The best thing about this restaurant is that it is QUIET. It was wonderful to be somewhere where we could actually hear one another. However, it's quite pricey, particularly for the cheese plate ($5.50 for an ounce of cheese and a teensy dollop of accompaniment) and the wines (let's just say it's not a very generous pour, considering that the price for a glass is what you'd pay for a whole bottle). The menu is also fairly limited. I wouldn't NOT recommend this restaurant, but I don't know if I'll return - for the same amount of $ there are many places in the 'burgh with better cuisine and better value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Casellula is a treasure! Good, reasonably priced wines, wonderful selection of cheeses and charcuterie, and delicious entrees. The pastas are amazing. To top it all off, a beautiful jazz concert! We will be back...

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Casellula is one of our favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh. Definitely opt for a cheese plate. To share. We always let the fromagier choose the cheeses which come with unusual and delicious pairings. Pick an evening when City of Asylum is having a reading or jazz concert, and you can make a night of it without leaving your table!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Dinner was really nice. Our server was lovely and very knowledgeable. Definitely going back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fabulous waiter, great octopus and loved the cheese, the wine and the dessert!

Very fun vibe and we will definitely come back.

I saw some reviews about the prices on the menu but as of October 15th they reduced their prices and now want you to tip the wait staff which is fine with me.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I were so happy with this place! Our waiter Micheal was beyond awesome and just an all around cool guy. The cocktails were top notch and the food was beyond our expectations! We absolutely love cheese and the pairings were SPOT on. Very laid back and cozy. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Fun, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food and service were amazing. This restaurant has a vibe you cannot just create. We will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

When I come to hear jazz, hear petty readings, I also eat st Casuella

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

go in a party of at least 3 so you can get a table that's not in a row at the wall. With 2, 1 gets to sit with her back to the whole restaurant and stage. Many evenings there is a program that you can see/hear from a bit of a distance which can be nice. The acoustics are not bad, but again at the row tables for 2 they're worse, bec. you have conversations going on either side, and the tables are somehow long across and you cannot hear your partner very well

the cheeses were very good. The eggplant "meatballs" were not though highly recommended by waitstaff. They're huge but undistinguished! covered in a plain red sauce and otherwise tasteless. The beets were pretty nice but the vinaigrette could have been better. The white wine I had was really good (I believe Albano?) and they didn't charge me for the rose that I didn't like.

good atmosphere, very nice waitstaff.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great restaurant with excellent wait staff. Though I’ll miss no tipping system. Their cheese selection with sweet/savory pairing is amazing. They will let you taste your wine before you make a decision. Very nice touch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very innovative menu. Loved the atmosphere, fun and lively. The food was small plates...cheeses, small appetizers and entrees. Tip included, a little pricey.

The cheese portions were too small for $6 price. Need to serve bread. Food was very good and I would return.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A very cool restaurant. The menu is small but everything we had was delicious. Cheese pairings were fantastic. Prices were a little high but when we went, this restaurant was a no-tipping restaurant. That has since changed. Will wait to see if prices reflect the change.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent cheese selection! The wine selection is good but not extensive, interesting place and not your ordinary restaurant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Audrey was our waitress and she was knowledgeable, attentive and engaging. She gave a thorough tour of the various cheeses, gave us recommendations that were informed based on our preferences and she helped pair a nice, reasonably priced bottle of wine to accompany our meal. The food itself was presented well, flavorful and paired very nicely. The grilled octopus was by far my favorite dish - tapas style and cooked to perfection. The vibe of the location is very eclectic and pleasing to the senses.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely dinner! We shared two cheeses, the baccala, and the monkfish. The sauces that were with the fish dishes were so rich in flavor!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Really enjoyed dinner at Caselulla. Everything was tasty, esp the cheese, of course. Put yourself in the hands of their experts and go with it! Nice, low key vibe too. Will be back.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always love visiting this place! The service was impeccable and our meal was fantastic. We started with cocktails which are always nicely done - definitely try one of their specialty drinks! With our drinks we had a cheese plate, asking the fromager to make selections for us. The choices were delicious and a perfect size to not overindulge before dinner.
For dinner, we shared a crisp bottle of white wine (very tasty and reasonably priced) - the staff will make great recommendations based on your pairings and price point if you like. My husband tried the monkfish (served in a tomato broth) and I had the octopus for my entree(both dishes were amazing). I have had the octopus before but keep coming back because the dish is so delicious! Comes with little potato cubes (not sure how else to describe these) that pair perfectly with the octopus and sauce.
Since I can never resist dessert, we chose to end dinner with cheesecake and Moscato for me and coffee for my husband. I would also recommend the pistachio tart.
As always, the staff made us feel welcome and made our evening feel special.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

This was our first night out after having our 7 week old son, and it was one of the best meals we have had in a long time! Cocltails were creative and quite delicious. We had Sue choose the cheeses for our plate, and everything was to die for! The pairings that went with the cheeses were genius! I have never enjoyed cheese so much! We took the staffs recommendation for every course, and I am so glad we did. The service in this "no-tip" environment was second to none. It was all around a very enjoyable and memorable night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Choosing the cheese was almost as exciting as eating it and its gem-like chutney accompaniments.Two shared plates, wine,conversation and thoughtful service added up to a unique and delicious evening

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

My friends and I had dinner before a city of asylum author reading. It was a great evening, with excellent food and service. We’re going again on 10/24 for dinner and live music. Lots of reasons to dine frequently to try everything on the menu. Nice that’s it not the typical restaurant experience. Much better!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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