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Fish nor Fowl, Pittsburgh, PA

Fish nor Fowl

4.5
4.5
415 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Fish Nor Fowls chic, Italian influenced menu centers on beautiful ingredients, simply executed to deliver an experience like none other in Pittsburgh. The natural, clean design of the space combines functionality with comfort and beauty. Visionary Chef, Richard DeShantz, creates a rustic menu with modern takes on classic Italian inspired dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Farm-to-table, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 460-4644
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Richard DeShantz
  • Neighborhood
    East Liberty
  • Cross street
    Negley Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 415 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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415 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious & our service was spectacular. Staff was very knowledgable and helpful about dishes & drinks. We would absolutely go back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mom and I enjoyed a lovely dinner out the evening before Mother’s Day. First, the ambience of Fish nor Fowl is so relaxing immediately upon entry. The living plant wall was a beautiful central piece and the dried flowers/herbs hanging above the antipasto bar along with the slightly dim lighting and lo-fi music was the perfect setting. When I booked our reservation, the only seating option left was the antipasto bar and we were so pleasantly surprised! We talked intermittently to the chefs at the bar and they were fun and great about answering our questions. In fact, from the hostess, to our waiter, to the chefs at the antipasto bar and everyone in between, we were treated so kindly. Upon sitting down, we ordered drinks - I had an espresso martini and my mom (an amaretto lover) got the Godfather sour; both were excellent. Food-wise everything was fantastic - my mom and I started with the olives and the focaccia with whipped tomato butter, which was to die for. We then decided to get a pasta (mushroom pappardelle) and a few small plates to try multiple things (shrimp, spiced meatballs, asparagus Parmesan risotto). Everything was delicious. We were too stuffed for dessert but the dessert menu looked fantastic as well. Wonderful experience overall :)

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool space. Our server, Sarah, was awesome! She was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the perfect recommendations! The whipped ricotta was delicious!

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  4. BrianH

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sarah was fantastic. Ambience fantastic. Food fabulous! Thank you for making our daughter’s Birthday dinner and pre-PGH Marathon run wonderful 🥰

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  5. hartmann44

    Pittsburgh

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit. Very pleased. Nicely made cocktails. The loaf of fresh buckwheat focaccia with herbed olive oil was addicting. I had a tasty seafood linguine loaded with shellfish, calamari, shrimp, and fish in a mild white wine sauce. My wife enjoyed several small plates; the finocchiona and duck prosciutto followed by the shrimp. She liked all of them. Kate, our server, was friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable about the menu options. It's definitely a good choice for a really good meal.

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  6. WilliamS

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit to FnF, and it was as awesome as our first. Our wait staff, Kate, was excellent and the mushroom pappardelle (mine) and seafood linguine (my wife’s) were out of this world! We sat at the antipasti bar, which was comfortable and fun. FnF is now a regular option in our favorite dining out spots rotation.

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  7. EshitaS

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sarah was an amazing server, and the mussels and bone marrow risotto were our favorites! Do not miss out on their antipasti menu, as our cured salmon and duck prosciutto were tasty and paired with great accompaniments. The seafood linguine was a healthy portion with a mix of seafood. Hearty food at a luxury price and location!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The fiance is lovely. The food was.pretty subpar and the the service was also not great. The server didn't seem to know the menu or the wine list or anything about the desserts. That's fine. Everyone was a new server sometime but communications were a little awkward and the food honestly was pretty sub par. We were hungry so we ate everything, but A. It's absurd to pay $75 for a meat and cheese board and then to pay extra for the bread. Number two, my mushroom papardelle was woefully under salted, and under seasoned with way tooucb rosemary. Some of our pastas were way too al dente. My friend ordered the beef tartar and it was actually very bad. It was weirdly creamy and served on a slice of over-salted bread. No single thing was awful, but all together it was pretty mediocre and pretty expensive for mediocre isn't great. Probably won't go back.

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  9. Irene

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and gorgeously plated. Every staff member was warm, hospitable, efficient, and helpful. The wonderful new chef greeted us from the open kitchen. A wonderful experience!

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  10. Cheeseman

    Pittsburgh

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious, from the appetizers, bread, main course to dessert Great service too

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the focaccia and baba ghanoush. Both were delicious, and the olive oil for dipping that came with the focaccia was lovely. We all had the seafood linguine, which had clams, squid, crab, salmon, and shrimp. The seafood was perfectly cooked. The only downside was out of about seven clams two of mine were closed and three of my dining companion’s were closed. I mentioned it to someone. Had the tiramisu and chocolate gateau for dessert, both were fantastic and much larger than I expected. The dining room is really pretty and the staff was all friendly and nice. Definitely would go back.

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  12. MariaP

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really disappointing here, especially considering the price. A $48 (market price) fish ended up being a quarter cup of ground up fish mix that was topped with an inedible fish spine and fried.. The "mashed potato" was almost unrecognizable as mashed potato because it was a teaspoon size smeared across the plate. The pasta was undercooked. Whipped ricotta and bread was over $20. The service and wine was excellent but the food has a lot of catching up to do to be priced where it is.

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  13. Frank

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We went there on our anniversary, the staff was very attentive.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. We tried small plates so we could taste more dishes and the manager was very attentive to his patrons.. making sure everyone was enjoying their meals.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Off night… everything was very pepper forward, service was not responsive, did not enjoy our experience. Will not be returning

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  16. CharityP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food was good but not worth the price. selection limited for apps and not anything unique

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  17. gerg

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I loved it here, looking forward to next visit!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was spectacular. Service was a bit informal. Sitting at the table next to the door was very cold.

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  19. DavidB

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprisingly accommodating to both our idiosyncratic seating needs and to a gluten allergy. Even has gluten free pasta.

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  20. JohnS

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice spot. This owner has done a great job with his restaurants.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The salads were over dressed. The chicken parm was bland. There were pieces of my halibut that were under cooked. The drinks were FANTASTIC. Service was not attentive for how empty the restaurant was. We were here in the fall and it was much better.

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  22. Goldie

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately I would not recommend this place. The service was terrible and the food was not good. If you are looking for atmosphere then this could be your place, that’s basically all it had going for it.

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  23. AmieL

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderfully delicious experience here with my husband. They were extremely accommodating to my food allergies (went above and beyond) which really made such a diffference. The food was excellent and our server was extremely attentive and helpful. We’ll be back.

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  24. WilliamS

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening. The focaccia and whipped ricotta starters were fantastic. The wild mushroom pappardelle was so good, I’m not sure I could be tempted to order something different next visit. Our waitperson, Sarah, was excellent.

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  25. JimB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining. Drinks were very good, only had some small plates and a pasta, all was great.

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  26. MarieM

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktail list, beautiful restaurant. All the food was fine, nothing really stood out.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This was to be a birthday dinner, which the restaurant supposedly knew about, however nothing special happened. The food was good,but the service was extremely slow.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate here last year the night it re-opened and the food was excellent. Tonight the appetizers were good but the entrees were just average. Good pasta and ingredients but the dishes were a bit bland compared to our first visit.

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  29. PabloO

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff/nice atmosphere however the food was extremely disappointing. Everything was cold. Spiced meatballs were bland as was the wild mushroom pappardelle. The pancetta was bone dry with skin like rubber. Not worth the money.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food. Server forgot our charcuterie. 6 plates came at once and then a hour plus to get our last course.

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  31. SarahM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service! Loved the whole experience.

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  32. NathanE

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and experience as always - Always get a pasta or two to share!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a rubber band in one of our entrees. The staff was very nice about resolving the issue.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delish! Service was great and the meals came out perfectly timed which is something I love about a good meal!

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  35. SaltyCommissioner24

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I dined at Fish not Fowl to celebrate her on Valentine’s Day. Excellent service, delicious food, a warm atmosphere, and good company made the dining experience magical. Focaccia bread, orange butter, several mini plates, and a shared ribeye steak paired nicely with and old fashioned for me and dirty martini for her. If you want to feel pampered with food and excellent service, go to Fish nor Fowl.

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  36. ReneeK

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had sat upstairs- in a cozy private area- and the noise level was ok. Food was awesome- whipped ricott, and chicken parmigiana were favorites!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was exceptional! We sat at the antipasto bar and it did not disappoint. We were able to speak with the chefs, ask questions and truly enjoy an intimate experience. Mind you, it was not too busy yet, as we had a 5pm reservation. The pace of our meal was perfect, and our waiter (whose name escapes me) did a fabulous job with recommendations and making our experience special - including a surprise of complimentary champagne before our dessert. We will surely be making a trip back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there multiple times and we love it! Service is excellent(Sara in particular is outstanding!),food is amazing, and ambiance is awesome, cannot recommend highly enough!

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  39. Britney

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing chicken parm & side of pasta. Loved the espresso martini & rosa calla!

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  40. MaryE

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was unique and comfortable. The drinks and food were different and delicious. Our server was Austin and he was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will definitely return!

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Fish nor Fowl is rated 4.5 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

Fish nor Fowl does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Fish nor Fowl

5523 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3512

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Negley Ave
  • Neighborhood
    East Liberty
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Farm-to-table, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard DeShantz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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