Lidia's Pittsburgh

4.3
4481 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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Private dining
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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daniel Walker
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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.
Additional
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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What 4481 People Are Saying
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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service. The birthday gift dessert was very enjoyable.

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were in Pittsburgh and love going to Lidia's. The trio pasta was disappointing from previous visits, but the lasagna and tiramisu were delicious. Our service from Lori was superb.

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. Tasting menu was three very interesting pasta, a sample of three different tastes. The eggplant was very good and the butternut squash ravioli was to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Salad and dessert were also very good.

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MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Way too pricey for lunch... and we didn’t have any cocktails.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, excellent food and beautiful environment

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MF
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta trio did not disappoint. We always fit in a dinner on our visits to Pittsburgh.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a good meal although below the standard I am used to at Felidia in NYC. It is remarkable it has managed to stay open for 17 years in Pittsburgh My wife and I shared the burrata and the pasta tasting which were delicious. My wife had the lamb chops for the main course which was delicious and cooked perfectly. I ordered the pork chop parmigiana which was way undercooked at first and a bit overdone afterwards. The manager came over and apologized and offer to replace it with any other entree. Very graceful and our server was great. I would definitely go back in a future visit to Pittsburgh

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were at Lidia's for a family girls get together and to celebrate my birthday. I had the chef's sampler of pasta and only enjoyed one of the pastas. The pork ragout was the only one two of us enjoyed. The bowtie with shrimp and butternut squash had no flavor. I was given only 1 tiny shrimp also. expected to also see small chinches of squash in the sauce also.
The gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce was also very bland. Hate to say that I make better gorgonzola sauce.
My sister and niece shared the chicken special and said it was dry. Thankfully it had a sauce to go over it that they said helped and was flavorful.

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OT
Pittsburgh
53 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately our dinners was not as wonderful as our previous visit

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Italian food! Home made pasta is wonderful. Desserts were delicious. Service a bit slow but we enjoyed the ambience.

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GG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall we were disappointed. My food came out 2-3 min before my hub’s pasta trio. My squash was unrecognizable and lamb chops were unseasoned and overcooked. It took a few minutes to flag down the waitress to send my meal back. Hub was almost finished eating by the time I got round #2. Lamb was cooked unevenly and still with no seasonings (not even salt and pepper), but at least the squash was recognizable and tasty. Hub couldn’t get anyone’s attention to ask for cheese for his pasta. Waitress never circled back to see if round 2 was better than the first.
The highlights were the Caesar salad and the apple crostata. The pasta trio and the lamb chops were meh.

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N
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

45$ for a bland chicken with 4 mushrooms and 3 bite size potatoes plus it was a 2hour wait at the table . The kitchen was uninspiring for the price they ask. But the staff was extremely nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is fabulous! Plenty of choices and everything was delicious! Our waitress Lorie made it extra fun, she was amazing! Ask for her

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, fabulous atmosphere, good pricing. Highly recommended!

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was good overall but was overpriced.

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Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been to Lydia’s several times for business lunches and occasionally for dinner. My wife and I went a few months ago and while the food was good it seemed to have lost its luster. I always give a restaurant the benefit of the doubt and a second chance. So my wife and our sons family had an early dinner there Saturday night before we headed to a Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer match. The service was terribly. We waited 40 minutes for our meals. We just ordered entrees. There we 6 of us and it was not crowded when we arrived at 4:30 pm. Everyone revived there entrees after 40 minutes but me. I ordered the pasta special which provides 3 different pasta dishes. They arrived about 5 minutes later and when I asked for parmigiana cheese it took another 5 minutes. Now the food. The kids enjoyed their grill cheese sandwiches but my sons strip steak was tough, my pasta was only average at best. The waiter was very nice but the service and the food were not worth my money. It will be my last visit to Lydia’s

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Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. Our food was delicious. Congratulations on your award winning appetizer, lobster cappuccino!!

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ME
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I am in Pittsburgh for business, I treat myself and my clients to dinner at Lidia's, and every time it is a memorable experience. Love the food! Love the place!

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RS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to everyone of Lidia’s Restaurants across the countryHave enjoyed them all.

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MH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff is wonderful. We had Corey on September 30, 2018 at 1pm. It was my mother's 84th birthday and the staff brought her a dessert with Happy 84th Birthday written in chocolate. She was brought to tears.
Thank you.
We will be back.
Marilee Hufnagel

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

My cousin, daughter and son-in-law and I don't see each other that often and planned a special dinner at Lidia's. We arrived a few minutes early and decided to have a drink while waiting. The bartender was very friendly, knowledgable and was very prompt to serve us. However, things went downhill after that. It took FOREVER to get anything to eat. We ordered two appetizers and a bottle of wine and the food was fairly good. At the same time we placed our orders for appetizers we gave the server our dinner choices. We asked if we could have some bread from one of the waiters who walked by and he us a brought a couple of slices with bread sticks. The wait time for our main meal was over an hour and the total time from when we were seated until we left was 2-1/2 hours. We will not return any time soon and will not recommend your restaurant to anyone. What started out as an enjoyable evening was very frustrating for the length of time it took to wait on us. I had made the reservation well in advance and someone from Lidia's called to confirm we would be dining there of which I said yes. I think you were overly busy Saturday night and took in more people than you had servers and cooks to handle. When we did receive our main course the food was nothing to be excited about. My daughter's steak was not even warm and the pasta was overcooked. I really wish we had saved the $250.00 and cooked at home or found another restaurant. What we will always have is a bad memory of eating at Lidia's. Awful, awful, awful!

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DD
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We came here to celebrate my husband’s birthday. It is in an old warehouse but it was nicely decorated. The only drawback was the noise level. Because of the high ceiling and the room is very large so it holds a lot of people, the noise level was terrible. It was very hard to carry on a conversation with all the noise. I had the lasagna which was very good. My husband had the Osso Bucco which was just ok. I probably would not return because of the noise and the food was good but outstanding.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Serving the Trio at the table was slow. Took too long to wait for someone to put cheese on the pasta and for water. Just have cheese and water on table.

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have been a fan of Lidia for years.
GF decided we had to go for my birthday
Great food. She had seafood soup I had short ribs.

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LD
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had an excellent wait person She was very friendly and so helpful.

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GB
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and wine at Lidia's were very good. Our server Sam gave us excellent service. We had a seat by the window which was a nice touch. We look forward to returning to Lidia's in the near future for another fine dining experience!

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MF
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drive 3 hours to eat at Lidia’s and it’s always worth it. The service is amazing and the food is fantastic.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service. Good portions. Good value.

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MG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother to Lida’s for her 90th Birthday. From the moment we walked in we felt well cared for. The hostess gave us a few minutes to freshen up before we went to the table, the waitress was patient and explained the Bruch quite well. The buffet was exquisite in presentation, variety and taste. The surprise ice cream Birthday Trio was delicious! I highly recommend Lida’s

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NN
Pittsburgh
97 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Lovely interior. Servers very attentive and accommodating. Could highly recommend.

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San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We saw good reviews but we were very disappointed. The service was disjointed and we were compensated for big delays but the misses kept coming. We fell through the cracks and no server came to our table until we tracked someone down. No one filled the water. The gap between courses was very unacceptably long.
The one dish was very much enjoyed but the other (breaded pork chop) was not a good choice. The breading (adding both sides), was almost as thick as the meat and the meat had no flavor. The vegetable (chard with mushrooms) filled the entire plate.
All in all not a quality meal under any stretch of the imagination.
Very sad.

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W
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lidia's Pittsburgh is AMAZING authentic Italian cuisine. The homemade pasta is luscious, and for appetizers, try the Felida scampi appetizer for a gluten free alternative. Staff are extremely attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu

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HS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner there! Pasta was wonderful; wait staff very attentive.

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RC
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Beautiful restaurant!

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L
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with friends! Loved the pasta trio served tableside!!

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F
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

So disappointed after having better experiences at this location in the past. First of all I love Lidia and watch her on tv faithfully.
To begin with server was very brash. We ordered the frito misto platter to begin with and it was protege worst calimari we’ve ever had. It tastes like the oil it was fried in and very tough and greasy. (I’ve had better at people’s homes before). We told our waiter because no body ate any more after tasting it and she didn’t do anything about it. A waste of $14. All of our guest were also disappointed in their food as well. The ceasar salad had way to much dressing and was soggy. Pene wth meatballs tastes good however the meatballs fell flat.
In a town full of authentic Italian restaurants I would not recommend this one any longer. Very over priced for mediocre food.

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LP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service is excellent. Brunch was okay. Some dishes were excellent. Some just average. We would have preferred to order from menu as that may have made a difference.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately the waiter spill a glass while removing dishes...made no effort to assist with clean up on my husband's slacks...the incident left a damper on the table's company....because it was our gift to our guests we let the incident go...spot on pant was cleaned by cleaners.

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LC
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food, as always, was wonderful. The pasta is delicate and full of flavor. The beet salad was tart and was perfect for fall. The staff was friendly and helpful. We went for my boyfriend's birthday and even though we didn't order dessert, they gave us something for the celebration.

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CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

We were looking forward to having dinner at Lidia’s Pittsburgh but were very disappointed. Wine was not what was expected, appetizer was not good and three pasta dish was tasteless. Our taxi driver told us it is a hit or miss and that was definitely the case. Not at all Ike Lidia’s nyc locations.

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