Garbarino's

4.3
349 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Garbarino's is a 4th generation family restaurant that was brought back to life! originally opened 1945 in Long Island and closed in 1996, Chef Andrew Garbarino decided to bring his families 51 year history back. While most of the menu is influenced from southern Italy you can still find some Northern touches. All pastas are made fresh in house and all wines by the glass will be Italian. Gluten free pasta available at no extra charge.
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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Clyde
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. I would recommend eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. They were super accommodating for meals and had suggestions for folks with dietary restrictions! Pasta was delicious and chewy and felt homemade and the caprese burrata starter was amazing. Huge portions so we had plenty of leftovers.

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carriek
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

If I wanted to have “authentic” Italian food I would have went to Della Tera or Dish.
I’ve had better Italian food at the Olive Garden

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vipThomasK
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service , food was fantastic and we enjoyed the meal overall

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vipGene
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink.

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BeverlyM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there on a Monday so only 4 tables were occupied. It was enjoyable, close to where our party lives. We would go back. The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Food quality was outstanding! Portions were great! We will definitely be back!

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JacquelineS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, a nice place , good food, just took a little bit longer for our entrees than we would have expected on a later week night

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OliviaD
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was fantastic. The chef came out a few times to even chat with us and thank us for coming. Will definitely be back.

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LindaP
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good but not great. Beans and greens were salty and mushy, calamari was pretty standard, eggplant parm was considered excellent and fish was very good. White wine choice of the server was excellent. Tiramisu was okay. So, a mixed bag.

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BC2009
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is slightly upscale Italian dining. The food was very good and the portions are fairly large, which somewhat outweighs the slightly higher cost than some other standard fare restaurants. The drinks were great too. Some drinks come with pasta noodle straws which is cute, for lack of a better word. Sunday night was a fairly quiet evening for the restaurant. Making a reservation was no problem either.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Will be coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. A party of 9 can be difficult to satisfy and Eric did a great job of keeping us all very happy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Service has been abysmal the last 3 times we’ve eaten here. During the most recent time, apparently a server called off and the bartender was serving. A table next to us was served appetizers and their meals prior to us receiving our entrees. For a 6:30 reservation (with 2 kids no less), we had to beg for our order to be taken at 7:00, pleased for a bread basket by 7:30, and threatened to leave at 8 if the meals weren’t served by then. Food was incredible, but unfortunately that didn’t make up for the experience, especially at a restaurant where the noise level is such that you can barely hear the person across from you. Birthday dinner was kind of a bust.

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Zamm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere! The restaurant could use a little updating, but overall had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service. We will definitely be back

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AnthonyP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good not great . Huge portions though. We waited almost an hour for our food and it wasnt a very busy night at all. Overall good but I wouldnt rush to go back.

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DianeB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and the service was very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. The staff are always attentive and professional, and this evening was no exception. First rate. The wedding soup was exceptional.

I would have preferred the usual music selections (Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc.) to the new format (classic rock).
For my family (ages 16-53), this was detrimental to what is usually a 5-star ambience.

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MaryB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here, and once again did not disappoint! Great food and excellent service.

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ChrisF
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food, and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good!

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lexc
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the cocktails, to the appetizer, to the main course was nothing short of amazing!

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Shawn
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and friendly staff! A nice looking bar!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stingy pour on cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit- enjoyed it again. Service is very good, food is amazing and the portions are a great value. Legit Italian food.

It’s a noisy place due to the high ceilings and hard wood.

Super cool. Super good. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Went for an early Valentine’s dinner. This was the probably the worst service I have ever had at a restaurant. We were seated 15 mins after our reservation (not a big deal), and then never had a server. The (wonderful) bartenders took turns coming to take our orders. But it’s not their responsibility. We should have had a server for our table. We waited so long between courses ... we were there 2+ hours. Not sure if they were short staffed because other tables seemed to have servers but we were completely neglected. Had to ask for bread after our salads came, which wasn’t delivered until after we were halfway through our entrees. Also, their menu was different than the one on their website — was looking forward to trying a specific dish that was no longer in the menu. Would not recommend at all — what a disappointment.

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vipCorbs1251
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meh- nothing special here. My dish ( cavatelli) was supposed to be spicy (as indicated on the menu) but it was not. Don’t get me wrong - the food was fine, but not “outstanding “. Service was sketchy and out waiter was spending a lot of time behind the bar for some reason.

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RaineeK
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, drinks were strong and tasty, vibe was good. On the pricey side, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Waitress forgot about us halfway through the meal. Wouldn’t even give us a water bottle for the table. Food was good. Would like to go back, if there was better service. When we arrived, the restaurant was not busy at all, so very disappointed with service.

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vipThomasK
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice staff and great food

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steveo
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start with bread with hot olive oil, butter & garlic, pasta bolognese, tiramisu and cannoli was outstanding. Chef Drew stopped by and answered questions and made it feel like dinner at a friend's house. Top or our list, we'll be back!

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viplebeuk
Pittsburgh
103 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We tried the spaghetti bolognese and the rigatoni ragu and both were delicious. My husband also had wedding soup, and liked it very much. The restaurant was very busy, and the server apologized for making us wait at the beginning, but she was very attentive and kept the food and wine coming on a timely basis. We like having this restaurant in the neighborhood, and will be back.

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Madelyn
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommended this restaurant on my way home! The pasta was delicious, as were the meatballs and arancini. Our wait person, Jeffrey, was wonderful.

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HMM1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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CathyC
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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vipvava
Cleveland
55 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had dinner during Restaurant Week. $35 per person. Appetizer, pasta and a dessert. A little much for a bowl of pasta, a cup of soup and a dessert. However, you could order some items from the regular menu, The service was very good and friendly. Our server Julia knew everything about the menu and was very accommodating and very informed. She made the experience very nice. The food was average. The dishes were more American Italian than traditional Italian style. The bread was just average, the hot oil was a great addition. The chicken Milanese was dry and topped with powdered parmesan cheese. The bolognese was not the delicate mix of celery, carrots and ground meat that it should be. Again, the service was great. They have a well trained and friendly team. Just need to work on the kitchen.

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Foodie
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional.. all pasta is homemade and the red sauce was very light not a heavy tomato taste.. also the bread was so good homemade as well
Nice selections of wines and the bottles were not overly priced
We’ll be back

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vipMaryAnnR
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I am not sure if it was because of restaurant week but the food was just okay. not worth the 35.00 restaurant week price.

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MichelleD
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Garbarino's was a cute spot for a date night. They have a great bar selection and the service was great. Some of the food lacked seasoning, but overall was pretty good. The meatballs were fantastic! We would return in the future because it was a great ambiance.

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Garbarino's is rated 4.3 stars by 349 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.