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.
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm
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.View Private Dining Details
The food was delicious. The service was very slow. It was not a busy time, it was lunch. We drove 21/2 hours to have a special lunch for our Anniversary. How very disappointing. We love Lidia on PBS, and will buy her cookbooks, but probably not go back to Pittsburgh. So sad.
I was really looking forward to having dinner at Lidia’s. Maybe I built myself up too much but I was expecting a high end restaurant. Instead it was a glorified Olive Garden.
We were to be in NYC tonight with plans to have dinner at Becco. Unfortunately/Fortunately our plans were changed and decided to come to Lidia’s. Our meals were wonderful and left us with a want to come back.
Parking is a problem. Charge $10 for valet not counting a tip. This was the only negative.
We met for brunch. The food was wonderful as it has always been. Our waiter, Corey, was attentive and helpful even after we changed an order. We’ll be back.
The ambience is great. The food was excellent. Service was excellent. Will definitely be going back
Great location. We stayed at The Hampton Inn and walked to restaurant.
I was expecting to get a good tomato sauce with some pasta.
I chose the ziti, but was disappointed with the sauce.
Overall, I did not feel the restaurant met my expectations. Sorry!
So disappointed! I've been to Lidia's restaurant Becco's in NYC and it doesn't even compare. Food was par at best.Service poor, my martini was half of a glass full! Ladies bathroom was very low on toilet paper-and this was 6pm on a Saturday night.
Food was excellent and service was on point!
A great experience. Much better than BECCO in NYC. Preparation was excellent food arrived hot from the kitchen. A definite plus for the city. Very reasonable and a comprehensive ( but not extensive) menu.
Excellent, fresh, homemade. Service was very attentive.
The only thing that was a disappointment was the gelato. The server told us three favors and the three portions on our dessert weren’t any of the flavors he told us.
Everything was so fresh and delicious! Just like Lidia was back in the kitchen! 😊
Food was good, but service could have been better. Had to flag down our waiter for a take home box, dessert and the check.
The food not as expected
We were coming from D.C to Pittsburg for vacation
We’ve seen Lídia on TV shows and we thought that coming to restaurant was going to be a great meal experience, however everything has more oil than desired.
And the pasta was not al dente it was overcooked, and very flat in taste. The tomato sauce tasted like any other sauce from super market.
We were 4 of us so we had at least 5 different pastas, all of them were overcooked. I ordered octopus and also was overcooked.
I’ve read one of the reviews saying he was from Italy and food was delicious. I have been in Italy more than once and cooking is very different.
Does not live up to Lidia's name. The food can't be any better than a half dozen other Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh. The all-you can eat pasta trio is straight out of the Olive Garden's playbook.
I took my children to Lidia's during a visit to see my daughter in Pittsburgh. LIdia's was a good fit for the occasion especially with 3 college students with me who wanted a good hearty meal. The quality of our meals was very good, fresh ingredients and very tasty. AUthentic Italian food with a creative flare. The environment was fun, relaxing and friendly. Service was very good. I got the chicken with lemon dish and it had capers which I am not a fan of capers, but the rest was great. EVeryone seemed happy. Would definitely go back again!
Service was excellent. Our food was absolutely stunning. Great quality. Menu options were so good it was hard to pick one favorite.
This was our first time visiting. Great food. Was very quiet located at strip district with a nice view. They have flavored butters which were awesome and a in house baked bread that was spectacular. We will be back.
We were expecting better quality. The bread was just okay. The Caesar salads were drenched in dressing. And we thought he pasta was over cooked in all of our entrees. Service was very attentive and professional.
Never received my open table points for this reservation however we enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere.
It was not what it used to be! No flavor for the egg parm or the pasta 3 special deal. Not recommended... and I am from Pittsburgh.
We have been to Lydia’s on several occasions when visiting Pittsburgh and the food has generally been very good. This time the food was sub-par at best. The chicken was under-cooked and the Caesar salad was brown and soggy. We will not be returning.
Our dining experience was incredible the Aviance was great our waiter I believe his name was Marty, was very attentive. He offered information on menu items as inquired.
The food was delicious!!
A great experience!!
As always, great, interesting spin on Italian dishes
We had a great time! The service was outstanding. Many of us tried the sampler and were not disappointed! One diner enjoyed eggplant parmesan and the other had Sunday sauce. Both diners were happy with their meals. We even received free copies of Lidia's new magazine. The whole experience was most excellent. Buon Appetito!
We really enjoyed our dining experience at Lidia’s. The food was fantastic and Lori our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Thank her for us.
Saturday night was frenetic. The server was visible frazzled and keep apologizing for the late delivery of our food.
We arrived at on time for a 7:15 reservation and the food was finally delivered at 8:30. That includes the slices of bread and spreads
The management deducted $30 from our bill.
The other issue is that it was terribly loud.
The food was very good. I suggest week nights for better service and a quieter atmosphere.
This was our second trip to Pittsburgh and Lidia's. We will always go back. Food and service both times were exceptional!!!! Laurie our waitress was an absolute gem!!!
In my opinion Lidia's is the # 1 restaurant in Pittsburgh. I have been a great fan ever since it opened. I have suggested it many times for almost any occasion. I have come to the events when Lidia appears. The food is sensational. The menu is limited with a purpose for perfection and high quality. Lidia's never disappoints in any way. I can't say enough about it. When I came this time to celebrate my 80th birthday with my 3 grown children, my coffee was not hot. The wait/person took it back immediately and brought me a fresh cup. The service is cheerful, professional and caring. I love the place, and so did the others in my group.
Photo taken Saturday July 28, 2018
Excellent service and Laurie our server is to recognized for providing excellent service as well. Will be returning soon.
Excellent food and wine selection. Now we all know wine at restaurants can get expensive but they even had an affordable wine selection with bottles in the 30$ range. Excellent will return!
We have been wanting to try Lidia’s Pittsburgh for quite sometime. The food did not disappoint!! From the appetizers to dessert, outstanding ! The service was good, but as the restaurant got busier, our server was stretched to thin, and thing like keeping water filled, and a second cup of coffee at the end of the meal never came. We had to flag him down more than once. In spite of this, I would highly recommend it. The quality of the food and value (this meal in NYC would have been 30% higher) make it a must try!
Saturday brunch - salads/antipasti were great, pasta tasting trio really good. Desserts were okay.
There was a big event the evening we went to Lidia's. It took up the first level, so we were seated on the second level. The food was good. Having been there several times, the Trio wasn't as good as it was in the past. But that may be due to the large party downstairs. I do wish there was a restroom on the upper level. But I always have a good meal here.
My husband and I enjoyed a meal here for our 24th anniversary. The pasta trio was amazing! I recommend just about anything on the menu. The entire staff is very attentive and friendly. It was a very enjoyable evening. I need to mention the bartender made me the best Sangria that I ever had!
Our first visit to Lydia's while back home visiting family in Pittsburgh & having watched Lydia's TV shows for years. Very, very nice place, delicious food, great service, beautiful building!
I had high expectations for this restaurant. Unfortunately, it was sadly mediocre. The appetizer of calamari was okay. My husband had the Zuppa de Pesce and was disappointed since I make a better tasting version at home without the price tag of Lidia's. I had the pasta tasting menu which is unlimited. The pastas were fresh, I'll give you that, but uninspired - I declined seconds of any of them despite the unlimited portions.
Disappointing across the board, from decor/ambiance to service to food. Not terrible, but I certainly expected more given the restaurant's reputation and other reviews. I was embarrassed to have booked it for my group. Maybe just an off night.