Della Terra Italian Bistro

4.6
153 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
In an attempt to honor the history of our beautiful building, the third Melon Bank ever built, we pay homage to its past! We chose period correct lighting and finishes from 1940 to bring it all together!

Della Terra which translates to “of the earth” transforms the essence of a small town eatery. Centrally located in historic downtown Zelienople, our goal is to capture the warmth and comfort of an Italian trattoria.  Chefs reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that pulls inspiration from the Italian cooking tradition to create meaningful food, celebrating the restaurant’s ongoing relationship with its local family of farmers and suppliers.

Della Terra is open continuously throughout the day, serving an ever changing roster of lunch paninis, pasta, pizza, entrees, snacks and daily dishes. With a beautiful bar, we welcome a late night atmosphere, offer a daily happy hour, and also serve the finest locally roasted c

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 153 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slow in terms of checking on us, filling our water glasses. We had to ask for silverware when it was taken away during the salad course. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good👍

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CourtBNICE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , cocktails, and service were all fantastic!

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Pghmom1984
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beans and greens were so good I will get as my entree next time! Meatballs- delicious. Pizza-delicious! Will definitely be back. Cocktails were refreshing and unique.

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vipCarole
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and fun cocktails!! Only criticism is that mask wearing was not enforced for guests walking through the restaurant.

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vipFoodLovwr
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance!

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Kristin
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic evening when we go to Della Terra! The food is just fantastic. The people are wonderful. The setting is lovely and so well done.

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JessicaT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Della Terra is perfection. Food, ambience, and service is top notch. It is fancy without being stuffy. And the wait staff is always so friendly.

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vipTraceyF
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Could use a bit more variety in pasta dishes at lunch.

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A PHENOMENAL RESTAURANT INDEED.
EXCELLENT FOOD, DRINKS & SERVICE.
HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMENDED

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Authentic and so tasty! Service was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable but never overbearing. Can’t beat the atmosphere either.

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vipOffmydiet
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food made from scratch and very unique preparations. Creative
Cocktails. I would recommend. Dinner served at a leisurely pace.

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DRMDAD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner. Excellent service (Thanks Chris) and food was superb. Highly recommend the House red wine. We will definitely be back.

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Kathy
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved everything, so delicious. Was disappointed that we were there at 7:15 and they were out of the special and the appetizer we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting this restaurant. And all I can say is I cannot wait to come back! The atmosphere was relaxed but lively, with music playing in the background. Our waitress was so polite and sweet, and the food was incredible!! We had appetizers, pizza and pasta. I cannot wait to come back for another date night or special occasion!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 40th Anniversary here and we were delighted with our waitress Julia. Our starters were the antipasto plate and fried mushroom salad. I could dream about the salad alone. My husband enjoyed his plate. The rigatoni with onions that my husband had and the pistachio pasta that I was served were beyond expectations. We had tarimisu and zappoli for desert- perfect ending!

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service! Make sure you make a reservation as they fill up quickly.

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JeanM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We didn’t feel hurried and got to try a couple different menu items. Our waiter was great and explained the menu items to us. The antipasto platter was wonderful and the bread was outstanding. Favorite item was the homemade ricotta with honey.

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AmyB
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a pretty place.... meat and cheese tray was so delicious. Meatballs were great but sauce was a little salty. Cant wait to go back!!

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JacquieK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed Della Terra very much. It was my first time dining there. We had a fun girl's night out. Food, drink, service and ambience were all excellent!

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vipTerriD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Supported this restaurant big time during the pandemic-both takeout and dine in. Excited to spend our anniversary night there with a specific bottle of wine that we bring and drink every anniversary for sentimental reasons. 3 weeks prior, we brought a bottle and happily paid corkage fee. Tonight, our server denied us claiming a 'new CDC' rule forbidding opening a bottle not bought from the restaurant?? First of all, CDC is federal and doesn't make restaurant / alcohol rules--the state does. 2nd, after knowing this was disappointing to us, no manager visited to apologize or explain this faux rule. Not how a regular guest should be treated. In the end, restaurant loses corkage fee as we sipped free water for our meal. Side note, we were disappointed that two items we order every visit were no longer offered. After praising Della to friends for months, even saying it surpassed Cenacola as top Italian, we are taking an indefinite break from Della.

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KathyN
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice dinner and evening. This is our second time
Here and the food and atmosphere was great!

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Rachael
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This was our first time at Della Terra and I had high expectations. The BBB cocktail was good. The meatballs and polenta fries were absolutely delicious and I was excited for my meal. I got the goat cheese ravioli (beet pasta) with raisins. The meal did not look appealing, just a soupy mess of brownish purple on my plate. It was missing brightness and crunch.
Those I dined with were extremely disappointed there was no pasta and red sauce option on the menu (such as homemade gnocchi). I understand menus are small due to covid and costs but an Italian restaurant should have at least one option to showcase their homemade sauce and pasta.
I ordered a second cocktail to go with dinner and it didn’t arrive until long after I was done eating. That’s disappointing, especially when everyone else at my table was finished so I was essentially drinking alone at that point.
I would definitely try to visit again given the opportunity (especially for the meatballs) but I do hope a few things are different next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and EXCELLENT servicr

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vipBrandee
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner at our favorite friends restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

They were very nice and drinks are excellent ! But they ran out of greens and pizza dough .. the pasta was ok .. no classic Italian pasta dishes and wasn’t homemade .. hard to do a fair comparison since I compare everything to Italy or Coppa in Boston where pasta is homemade but the service made it worthwhile .. hopefully when we return pizza will be available

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Geedawg
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food! Would definitely dine here again.

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vipKate
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted excellent from the appetizers to salads to dinners! Dinners took a little time but our server was very quick to keep us posted and refill drinks.

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Limited but frequently changing menus. Not your typical Italian food menu as makes good use of seasonal foods. Pistachio cream on pasta was delicious.

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JamesDaniello
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstandingly unique Italian “farm to table” experience. Incredibly knowledgeable and professional staff. Our waiter was thorough in his explanation of each dish, the history of the building, and the underlying focus of the restaurant’s goals to bring local foods to an elegant and inviting dining adventure. Best date night ever with my wife of 23 years. Simply exceptional and unexpectedly surprising in the small Western Pennsylvania town of Zelienople. With a menu that changes monthly, we have committed to a monthly date night and culinary adventure for the foreseeable future. Bravo!!

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ktcm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was bustling when we arrived. The atmosphere was fun, energetic, and romantic at - a great place for a date night. Our appetizer and entrees were outstanding, and dessert was good, but left a little to be desired. We had the meatballs, goat cheese raviolis, and the cavatelli pasta with sausage. For dessert we had tiramisu.

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KarleeT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Looking for a new resto to try? Give Della Terra a go! Their pastas, pizzas and cocktails are delish and the ingredients are locally sourced! Chris was our server and he took care of us very well for the evening. Definitely going back again. Plus, the building has a long history in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Food was good. Menu is limited not much variety. Pricey

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend’s 81st birthday. Food and service was outstanding as always.

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vipRobertF
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had been told by several people about this out of the way restaurant, so we tried it. Food was very good, but menu is very limited. Pasta and Pizza basically. Greens and beans were excellent. Pizza was very good.

Problem was, service was extremely slow. As frequent diners-out, that does not normally bother us if the server keeps us informed on progress and if the food is great. On our visit, we arrived at 7:05, did not get waited on for 10 minutes. We ordered wine and when it came we ordered our food around 7:20. Salad and greens and beans took 30 minutes to arrive. Pizza another 30 minutes. Took almost 90 minutes for a salad, greens and beans and pizza and our server showed up at our table a total of 2 times. That was our issue. No communication whatsoever.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

There is no children’s menu and the menu was very limited. Selection for food was poor!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The interior of the restaurant was a marvel. The wait staff great at explaining the various dishes. Every one at Della Terra so welcoming.
I had the Lemon pasta -fab. and my husband had Campanella which he liked very much.

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John
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was good but not great. Limited menu is very underwhelming. Cocktail service very slow. Otherwise service was good but not great. Appetizers were excellent, entrées were just okay.

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vipKimB
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable evening! Everything was wonderful

FAQs

Della Terra Italian Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (724) 473-0630.

Della Terra Italian Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 153 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.