Cenacolo

4.8
205 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About



You’ve dedicated yourself to work and family.

Your days are long and busy.

We think you deserve an escape.

That’s why we created Cenacolo.

It’s also why we’ve spent all day prepping, mixing and stirring up our sauce (and sampling it ourselves throughout the day to make sure it tastes just right). Making the pasta by hand right here on site. And selecting the finest local ingredients and presenting them in ways that delight the eye, nourish the body and bring tranquility to the soul.

In fact, when you sit at one of our tables, it’s not a lot different than if you joined us at home. We make everything fresh there, too.

With Cenacolo, we’ve created a place that we feel is pretty special. A place that feels familiar and welcoming. And if it were any closer to home, we’d ask you to help with the dishes.


We look forward to meeting you.
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4.8
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ConnieD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cenacolo never disappoints. Food is fabulous. I hope they never stop giving the limoncello at the end of the meal...just a special touch.

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AndyK
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cenacolo is in my top 2 favorite restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. Fantastic food and top notch service every time we go!

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vipEatoutoften
Pittsburgh
59 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent out of the way pasta restaurant in "south" Irwin. Fried artichoke appetizer is dusted with parmesan and basil and large enough for two. Lobster tortelloni and rustic linguini were both delicious and full of seafood. A great Friday in Lent choice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was great. Food excellent and abundant.

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vipDebbieD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta ever! Great service too. One of my faves.

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MaryA
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service

JS
vipJohnS
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great place for pasta. It’s made on-site and really fresh. Nice selection of sauces. The charcuterie board was excellent. Portions are huge!

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vipBarryC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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SweetsteaksWinner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Been here several times and always great. The fresh, house made mozzarella is as good as you can get anywhere! All the pastas and dishes are terrific!

MB
MistyB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find! The food was amazing and the staff was incredible. I look forward to going again soon.

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AlexW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food ever. I love the burrino, the salad, and the crab ravioli.

MB
vipMeganB
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Christopher was outstanding. He knew the menu inside and out and had fantastic recommendations. The charcuterie board was fresh and crisp. The lobster tortelloni had almost an entire lobster in it. The gnocchi ragu is so rich and the pasta is so tender. The portions are plentiful for 2 meals. You will no be disappointed.

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Rose
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While it may seem "pricey", it is worth every penny. They use quality ingredients and do not skimp on anything, including the portion size. The food is served piping hot, too! We have enough leftover food to last a few days! You definitely get your money's worth while enjoying a gourmet Italian meal. The atmosphere was a bit "busy" to me (but it may be because of where we were seated, in the middle of a small dining area, right by the kitchen door). Go. Try it out. You won't be disappointed.

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vipAnthonyD
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The entrees are limited to pastas- all house made and delicious. However, they are pricey and portions are huge! We split the pappardelle with osso bucco and still brought home a portion. The service was attentive. The wine selection was good and pours are generous. An arugula salad simply dressed with balsamic vinaigrette is included. I would recommend cutting both portion size and entree price in half so customers could try two different entrees without requiring a personal loan from the bank! Overall an excellent restaurant in a hard-to-find location.

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GeorgeW
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is outstanding every time we have been here. Great place for that special meal.

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VincentC
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite!!!

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tanyab
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything from sangria, the burrata appetizer to the pasta course was so delicious. Very generously portioned, also!

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Rnm3
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and accommodating. Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience here...ever. Steve and Jen are amazing people and that shows through in their food and also their staff.

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TjScan
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Never disappoints, everything is top notch from the appetizers down to the homemade lemonchillo and biscotti to finish the meal!

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Geri
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a smile at the front door and seated quickly, even though they were quite busy (Valentine's Weekend). Our waitress was amazing, with just the right amount of attention. The specials were explained and our questions were answered about preparation of a few of the items on the menu. She was very knowledgeable about the preparation and ingredients in each of the items we asked about. Our food...AMAZING & DELICIOUS! What I like about Cenacolo is the dishes are different than anything you get at other restaurants. They put their own spin on each item from appetizers to desserts. I also like that your salad, bread, and a special treat of Limoncello with an almond cookie are included with your meal, not a la carte. I had Fagioli E Verdure for an appetizer (Sweet Sausage, Cannellini Beans, Garlic, Pancetta & Broccolini in a cream sauce) and Bruco for my meal ("Wavy Pasta", Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes, Mascarpone Cream, Truffle). I had enough leftovers for 2 full meals at home! EXCELLENT experience.

JB
JonathanB
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch! Everything we ordered at our table we would order again. Probably the best dish was the short rib with eggs and hollandaise sauce not that any of the dishes fell short of what was expected. Great drinks as well. We look to go back soon for another Sunday Brunch!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful time thanks to Chris; he was conscientious that we needed to go to a show and gave wonderful recommendations and service. Can’t wait to go back again!

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chuckb
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will definitely eat here again...................

MT
vipMarkT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best pasta places you will ever dine at. Wonderful dishes, amazing service. Just simply fantastic.

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DebbieG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is always so fresh.. Had the home made mozzarella and i have never tasted anything like that in my life. this place is a jewel

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DavidPMicklock
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice step up form the usual offerings in the area. Great food in a relaxing atmosphere. Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! My new favorite Italian restaurant.

MW
MW51
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time, in any restaurant, the waitress offered a wine tasting before a member of our party ordered a glass of wine. Service was very good and the food is exceptional.

JF
JosephF
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place very friendly staff . from the minute we walked in until we left the staff was outstanding.

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vipDave
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian food in Pittsburgh. I wish we lived closer!

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, we had reservations and were seated promptly after having a cocktail at the bar with a delightful and very knowledgeable bartender. Our server was very helpful since it was our first time. Wish I would have gotten her name, I would definitely want her again. Food was delicious and very generous portions. Thank you for the complimentary lemoncello after dinner drink. It was an enjoyable evening!!

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GaryF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious and the waiter was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. We will return many times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So savory! Great service and food. Homemade pastas so good.

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FRANKT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

outstanding, food is amazing. best pasta dishes around

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SharonS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I came for restaurant week and ended ordering off the regular menu. I have gone to many restaurant during this event and you had the poorest offer. There was no buy here and that is why I ordered off of the regular menu. The problem I have that a 25 dollar pasta dish with sausage etc. should have had more than one layer on the bottom of the bowl.The same pasta dish was on the restaurant week menu and I feel that I was given the sampler instead of the regular size. When looking around other pasta dishes looked like they could feed a family and I barely had enough to eat.

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vipRioZ
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic Italian. I prefer more simple Italian dishes when cooking at home, but this is creative without being too stuffy or manic. Pasta is cooked to perfection. Any dish you get will be incredible. Staff all are darling and make you feel like part of the family.

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You can order delivery directly from Cenacolo using the Order Online button. Cenacolo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (724) 515-5983.

Cenacolo is rated 4.8 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.