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Lidia's Pittsburgh

4.3
4312 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Lidia’s Pittsburgh opened in March of 2001, only two years after Lidia Bastianich and her son Joseph Bastianich opened the popular Lidia’s Kansas City, their first venture outside of Manhattan.

Lidia’s Pittsburgh menu concept is a combination of the New York restaurants, Felidia and Becco.

Lidia's is located downtown in the strip district near the Heinz History Center, Benedum Center, Heinz Hall, Byham Theater, PNC Park, and PPG Paints Arena so it's the perfect place to enjoy a great meal before your event.

The menu features a daily pasta tasting, with homemade pastas that incorporate the season's freshest ingredients in addition to hearty Italian favorites such as the osso bucco, a braised heritage pork shank with barley risotto, the scallopine of chicken breast with roasted lemon, capers, and olives, and grilled salmon filet with seasonal contorni.

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm
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Phone number
(412) 552-0150
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daniel Walker
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th Street
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Parking details
We offer on valet and public parking. Street parking is also available near the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Please join us for our Spring Garden Dinner on June 12th hosted by Lidia Bastianich. We will be offering a delectable 4 course dinner designed by Lidia for $55/person. To see the full menu being offered please go to our website We will be taking reservations throughout the evening starting at 5pm and ending at 8:30pm. Space is limited for the event so please either call 412-552-0150 to make you reservation or mark that you would like to attend the Spring Garden Dinner in the special requests section when making it through OpenTable.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The seasonal private dining menus capture the warmth of Lidia’s cuisine, evoking an authentic Italian meal in a lovely environment. Italian favorites are highlights of our three to four course dinner options along with our antipasti rustic buffet settings.

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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

Outstanding service and exceptional meals and Sangiovese wine!!!!

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

This is a awful resturant. Food inedible. The salad was all oil and no vinegar, greens not all that fresh, tasteless; the pastas where you try an assortment and then choose was equally bad and inedible. Ziti with meat totally over salted, corn ravioli like glue and mushy and stuck together, and the pasta with shrimp bad. We didn’t eat our dishes - inedible. Pathetic, nothing redeeming, a total farce of a Resturant. Go McDonald’s instead.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

First, love Lidia. We’ve dined for brunch or dinner many times. Mostly been a good experience. It’s been a few years. Overall, the experience today at Lidia’s seemed “commercial” (cookbooks propped up everywhere, same w Bastianich wines, etc), and the food seemed tired / poor. The pasta trio which never seemed to disappoint lacked flavor this time. The antipasti display seems a poor concept. Felt like we were in line at a wedding reception- 15 people deep in line that moved slowly. Food / bread at antipasti station a big disappointment. Just give me a first course option, nicely prepared. Further, for $30 brunch price point, give me a choice of cocktail up front (as competition does..Eleven, Casbah, etc) - vs charging extra $11-$12 for a mediocre glass of prosecco. Again, whole thing seemed commercially focused. Ambiance great, food went begging. Expected better from Lidia.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I have dined here twice -- once for a wedding reception, and more recently for a bachelorette party. Both experiences were pleasant. The restaurant is very accommodating of large groups, the staff is very friendly, the food is excellent. My only major complaint is that during my most recent visit, dinner took over 2 hours from beginning to end, which affected our plans for the rest of our evening. I will definitely be back and would recommend!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Expected to be blown away by this place for its service and food and left feeling let down on both.

We were greeted by a hostess that wasn’t frowning, but definitely wasn’t smiling and wasn’t welcoming at all. She just stared at us until we said hello to her. My wife and I looked at each other like “here we go.” Got to our table to be greeted by more unhappy people... server was light nice and mumbled their special to us. He came around by the end, but where’s the professionalism here?

Re: the food... Appetizers were great. Salads were great.

I got the bistecca ordered medium rare and it was still mooing when I cut into it. Wife’s lasagna was absolutely mediocre.

The feeling of not being welcomed, plus the weak entrees adds up to us definitely passing on this place in the future. We will definitely not be back.

Pretty obvious management isn’t doing a great job when employees are that overtly disgruntled. I know it’s Pittsburgh and not NYC, but when I am paying $$ for great service and food - that’s what I expect.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Son’s birthday. We met up in Pittsburgh, went to a couple baseball games and celebrated at Lidia’s. Loved everything about it.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We felt the restaurant was not as impressive as we were lead to believe. Service was just okay.
We ordered the pasta trio, and had to request our waitress track down the servers who were supposed to be refilling the dishes. It still took 10 minutes. It seemed larger parties got more service than a simple party of 2. Then we got the wrong check. Really??

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I was very impressed with the quality of the food. True homemade cooking. And on my reservation I said we are celebrating my wife’s birthday. Just before dessert the waitress brought a trio of gelato’s and a candle for my wife. Very classy and unexpected. I will be back soon. The trio pasta served table side was excellent.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Good experience. Definitely would attend when in the Burgh

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Lidia's never disappoints! Outstanding food, excellent service and enjoyable environment make this one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. Menu has many varied selections, but you can never go wrong with the pasta trio.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food as always was awesome. Only one concern the room temperature was a little too cool

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our first time in Pittsburgh. Lidia’s is right next to the hotel we stayed at. It was the very best food we had on our trip to Pittsburgh. The food, service, and ambience were excellent.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

All was great. Great food and service!

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

They emphasize their Pasta Trio.
Usually excellent. This time not so much.
Had a chocolate lobster ravioli...lobster piece was over cooked/ fishy. Pasta had little flavor.
The pork ragout pasta nothing special.
The linguini option had Lima beans, peas...very different.
Not their Best trio.

One of the guests had the lasagna...
Very cheesy, large portion, heavy.
The Caesar salad was excellent as was tiramisu.
Waiter very nice and helpful.
Will return.
A very good restaurant , just not this time.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a fabulous time. This is the second time we’ve been there with friends and we can’t wait to go back. Our friends plan to go with another couple next week end . Excellent service and delicious food -we loved the pasta trio and desserts! Our waitstaff made the evening a special occasion !

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I was NOT wowed by the food. I started with the Roman artichokes. The chef was heavy handed with the spice. It was so overpowering I never tasted lemon. And it was poorly trimmed--I had to spit out too many tough leaves.

My boyfriend had the polpette appetizer---PHENOMENAL.

Salads were delicious, no problem.

We ordered a pasta dish to split, explaining we wanted a pasta course and then a main course. They all arrived together. There are worse things than bad timing. My salmon was delicious. My boyfriend's heirloom porkchop was very tough and too salty to eat. Our waitress graciously took it back to the kitchen and my boyfriend gleefully ate more meatballs with bucatini.

Our waitress was delightful. Unfortunately, the food was not as good as she was.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I was really looking forward to an authentic Italian meal that was high quality. This food was completely Americanized Italian without any creativity in the recipe or the presentation. Frankly, it was perhaps as good as what I make at home, but not superior. Sadly, we were disappointed and will not return. On a positive note, the highlight of the meal was the dessert. We shared the traditional and the lemoncello tiramisu. The lemon was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Delicious good and great service. We were celebrating a birthday and they included a special dessert.

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This restaurant was not worth the time or the money. Won’t be returning

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food at Lida's is always excellent. The service is normally spot on, however, our wait staff seemed to rush us through our meal and the venue was not crowded at all. I am a very slow eater. The waiter took my dinner when I had half my pasta left (did not offer a take home bag) and then took my desert plate while I was still working on it. We normally go to Lida's for my son's birthday each year but will be re-thinking our choice next year.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Sunday brunch was wonderful. The salads, meats and salmon were delicious. All 5of us had the pasta trio and enjoyed it immensely. Such a friendly atmosphere too! Loved it and can’t wait to go back. My family are all in Pittsburgh but unfortunately I live in Texas now!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Absolutely wonderful restaurant with even better food. Extremely high quality.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Our server Danielle was amazing

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Went to Lidia’s for a business dinner. We were staying near the airport so made the drive downtown. As recommended to us, it was well worth it. Great ambience, friendly service, and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Good food, excellent service, wonderful experience

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We will not go to Lidia's for lunch again until there is some kind of parking plan in place, valet or even nearby pay to park. We found a construction site six blocks away where someone charged us $6 to "go back there a long way; should be something." No sidewalks, really bad. Thank goodness it did not rain like the last time we drove up from western MD for a special lunch at Lidia's. If I were Lidia I would close for lunch. The parking chaos absolutely destroys the ambiance around an otherwise terrific meal at fair value.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Having never previously visited Pittsburgh, I feel fortunate that two family members and myself selected Lidia's for dinner on a recent visit. The food and service at Lidia's as well as the ambiance were superb! It is a truly charming restaurant in so many respects. It is most definitely one of my all time favorite restaurants and I certainly plan to return on my next visit to Pittsburgh.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Had a wonderful lunch! Food was excellent, waiter Matthew was very attentive. It was a little bit warm inside but it was 83 degrees outside so understandable it takes awhile to cool down the dining room. That was the only negative. Will be back with more family.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Server was very rushed and pasta was overheated

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Fantastic. Noisier than I'd like, but overall wonderful. Rigatoni w/ sausage from the trio was just amazing. Don't miss the Limoncello Tiramisu

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My wife and I met a friend for Brunch last Sunday. The service was Great and the food was delicious. Can't beat the price either. We love it at Lidia's and will be back.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We enjoyed our time at the bar (Zayna was delightful) waiting for our 3rd party. However, we were not comfortable with the buffet being set up directly behind us in the bar; our "rear ends" were facing the food.
Once at our tables, we sent back the first bottle of wine that we ordered-but, we enjoyed the replacement. Because we did not purchase the Sunday Brunch/buffet, we felt that we were a bit neglected. We had to ask for bread. The servers dropped of the butter variety plate with no explanation. The food was good. But, we were a bit disappointed in the service.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

sunday brunch at lidia's is exceptional. ante pasta was wonderful; huge selection and delicious

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Usually this is one of our favorite places, but tonight was very disappointing. Everything started off fine with drinks and an appetizer for the seven of us to celebrate my wife's 50th, but then my daughter didn't get her salad, then all the tables near by that came in after us was served dinner and cleared before we were given any attention. We sat down promptly at our 6:30 reservation, but wasn't served until 8:07. My 78 year old parents were toast by then and nearly lost their appetites. Even after several apologies, we didn't even get a complimentary dessert for the excessive wait and poor service. There are many great Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh....i think we'll adventure.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

we were there for brunch, and all of the salads were fresh and light. there was a nice variety to choose from. the main was cooked perfectly (I had salmon). as usual, i t was hard to pick from the menu since everything is always so good. the deserts at the brunch bar were equally as good and a nice end to the meal, also a great variety.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We have been to other Bastianich restaurants and they are all top notch in every way. We travel to Italy to see family every other year and Lidia’s does a great job of presenting the numerous regional cuisines.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The service was very attentive. We arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. Lidia’s is one of our favorite restaurants so we were familiar with the menu and were not disappointed. The pasta trio was delicious and of course unending. It was our anniversary and the waitress made us feel special.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Pasta trio was wonderful. Guests from out of town loved it.

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2.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Mushy, over cooked pasta and tasteless spinach/ricotta stuffing in the cannelloni. Chefs need to be trained on flavor and seasoning and to know you cap over cook fresh pasta. Salad too oily.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The food was good, but it wasn't fantastic. It was a bit pricey - would have liked if the meal came with a salad/soup and it wasn't another $8 - $10. The mixed greens salad was a bit different than what I'm use to and I wasn't impressed with it. Disappointed I paid what I did for it. The lamb chops meal was good (different flavoring), the only issue was the small potatoes as most of them were over done (hard and crunchy). I did enjoy the bread basket and the olive oil and dips. I would recommend if someone wants something different to try, but I highly doubt I would ever go there again. One other thing, the mirrors by the tables were fingerprinted and either needed to be cleaned OR remove the mirrors and put the other divider panels in there. Thanks!

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