Lidia's Pittsburgh

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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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SF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, amazing menu, and great atmosphere. I absolutely loved it!

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food always exceptional. Food comes out quickly so good for families with small children.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were visiting Pittsburgh for the Cubs and Pirates games. The bellhop at Hotel Monaco recommended Lidia’s for the best Italian food. He was right!

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food. If that is what you are looking for you will find it at Lidia’s.

The menu provided provided a nice variety of choices but was not overwhelming. Something for everyone!

My choice was the Pasta Tasting Trio, an unlimited sampling of three pasta dishes chosen daily by the chef. My first impression was that the portion of pasta serving was scant, but I was wrong. It was quite filling and each of the pastas was tasty. And, if your first serving isn’t enough a server will come by and offer more. One nice thing about trio is that each of the samples offer a different, but complementary, flavor and texture.

My wife’s choice was the Eggplant Parmigiana; she enjoyed it. The serving was more than ample, the presentation was quite nice. She enjoyed her meal!

The atmosphere was as pleasing as the food. The decor was appropriate for Pittsburgh’s Strip District; contemporary in some ways, yet industrial in others. It was both comfortable and quiet.

Service was the only shortcoming. It was good, but not excellent. Our server was pleasant, professional, and reasonably attentive. It was easy to tell that he was hard at work trying to meet the needs of multiple tables. At the same time, he seemed to be rushed. For example, after taking our desert orders he started to walk away before we had a chance to order coffee. And, it seemed like it took forever for our deserts to be served.

Nonetheless, this was a nice evening out. Good food, good choices, ample portions, and reasonably priced. Would I try Lidia’s again? Yes I would!

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L
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the staff is amazing. Looking forward to returning to Lidia’s in the near future.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals that I have had in a long time. Service excellent, also food. Comfortable atmosphere.

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Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never a bad dining experience at Lidia’s. From the convenient valet parking, to the uber creative mixologist to the amazing appetizers and entrees, all details are on point. Never rushed, attentive servers and a soectular menu.

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C
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Mixed salad was rather soggy.
Sunday special arrived lukewarm; we sent it back and it took a very long time to get it back.
Tri-pasta tasting was very good, as was bolognese.
Waiter disappeared for long periods of time.

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j
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends and family got together for Father’s Day. The food was very good and service was as well. We had a toddler with us and felt very welcome.

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EP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been to Lidia’s for over three years, but our experience was quite satisfactory. The menu choices were excellent and the general setup for your buffet was efficient after the server took our order. Our server was friendly, efficient , and professional which made our visit even more pleasant. My wife and I were very pleased with our menu choices, and we were asked at intervals whether we wanted more coffee or another drink. At no time did we feel rushed to make a decision which made our visit relaxing. We will definitely revisit.

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DB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - Our server, Lori, was EXCEPTIONAL!!

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our server was over burdened with a party of 14 and a number of other tables. Everyone’s experience suffered because of this.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The eggplant parmesan came out cold, it was sent back and then return to us slightly warmer but never sufficiently hot., the Osso Buco is average. The Frico appetizer was wonderful.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

We both ordered the Pasta Sampler. The farfalli was supposed to be in an olive oil and garlic sauce - it had neither but appeared to have been simply drained of water and placed on the dish. The tagliatelle arrived with the wrong ingredients - it was supposed to be a sauce with short ribs, but rather had mushrooms with no short ribs! We were told by staff that the cook forgot to put on his/her glasses when preparing the dish!!??!! The wait staff was excellent and the sommelier was very informative.

We have been to two of Lidia’s restaurants in New York. Those were excellent. This experience was very, very far from that.

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CM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Unfortunately we were very disappointed. The pasta

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d
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Was disappointed. Service wasn’t great and food was tasteless.

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J
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having long been a fan of Lidia Bastianich, I was thrilled to find her restaurant when visiting Pittsburgh! We enjoyed drinks at the bar before our dinner reservation and were seated in a quiet corner of this lovely space. Our server was very professional and knowledgeable, very attentive and offered menu suggestions. We enjoyed the Bastianich red wine with dinner, shared the spinach salad with strawberries and white wine vinegarette, the pasta trio served table side were delicious and baked ziti with meatballs was amazing! With just enough room for their nutella dessert, we left feeling pleasantly fed and the cost was surprisingly affordable for such a high end styled restaurant. This is a DO NOT MISS place for an outstanding, homemade Italian dinner!

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KT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible. From the service to the appetizers and main dishes. The baked ziti was incredible, but I would have no problem skipping a meal just to eat the Nutella dessert. It did not disappoint!

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was fine but bland. Service and attentiveness by staff was poor.

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DR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I both enjoyed the Pasta Trio for dinner. We will definitely be going back sometime soon to enjoy another fantastic meal.

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NM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor menu choices. Pasta over cooked, chicken liver dish had dew livers. Never again!

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Terrible experience. The restaurant was beautiful, but the food was bland. My dinner was cold and the manager seemed uninterested in having my food reheated.

Save your money and go somewhere else.

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OM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My niece wanted to have dinner there Christmas 2017. Was totally booked, so this time I made reservations early. It was great, service was great our servers were amazing. Food was great. Absolutely would go back.

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p
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our second visit was disappointing. Service was not the best, the waiter that filled our water glasses was the most attentive. Food was lacking flavor. The endless pasta trio was difficult to get additional servings.

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KS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I’ve been to Lidia’s and truly enjoyed my meal with my husband!
We watch Lidia every Saturday on pbs in Cleveland and we’re truly thrilled to be able to go to one of her restaurants!
Delicioso

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Calamari appetizer had zero calamari in it. Entrees took over 2 hours to be served. Waiter tried to make up for it; he was friendly and courteous. Empty table next to us sat uncleared for the almost the entire meal, which was close to 3 hours due to the wait on our food.

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MS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a 7 Pm reservation. When I asked at 7:05 if we would be seated soon ( there were many open tables). The hostess told me that they were trying to seat the large groups first even though they were walk ins. We waited an additional 15 min and were seated after all of the walk in groups came in.

Our server took 10 min before we even got our drink orders in. We finally got our order in and waited an additional 30 min before our incomplete order arrived. When our server returned, we were almost done eating. I mentioned our vegetable that didn’t arrive and she apologized and ran back to the kitchen before I could ask her to cancel it.

My Zupa de pesce was mediocre with a piece of fish that was 2”. X 2” and maybe 1/2” thick. Next time I’ll go to Ciopinos for seafood when in Pittsburgh. Food and service is much better there.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I ordered the Rucola Salad, which was tasteless and wasn't dressed.
The waitress that delivered the food just threw all
the plates of food on the table. The Pollo al Limone had 15 to 16 cloves of garlic on my plate, it was outrageous. We are huge fans of Lidias show and we were underwhelmed with the entire experience.

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PH
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful and service is nicely attentive. My second visit. I love Lidia’s

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LP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

the food was mediocre; my entree came to the table cold, needed to send back; pasta did not have much flavor; service was fair - not high on my list to return

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Family style for apps and dessert does not allow you to get your money’s worth

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AJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Lidia’s in Pittsburgh. The food, ambiance, and service was wonderful. Fined on a Friday evening with 3 other ladies who loved the experience. We all sampled the pasta trio and calamari. Sheer perfection. So glad we came.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but the portion sizes for anything but the pasta was small for the price.

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S
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Parking in this area has become horrible. I hope the dining locations can adjust. The section needs a 20 floor parking garage.

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Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I believe our waitress did everything she could to satisfy Us but she received no support from the kitchen. I made the reservation for 11 of us and the service was so slow I was embarrassed. I had several of our company executives in attendance and they weren’t pleased . She mentioned that she would have the managers stop over but that did not happen.
I have used LYDIA‘s each time I have a group coming into town and have always been satisfied. That’s why this was such a surprise. The only reason we got was that you were not that busy typically on a Monday night. As I said we did have a reservation. I would like some assurance that this will not happen again if I continue to use LYDIA says might go to restaurant for the first night of an event.

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MW
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the Sunday brunch and it was amazing. Had the grilled octopus and it tasted like shrimp out was so good. Server suggested abs so glad he did. It was sweet yet slightly salty and the texture was not gummy it was perfect not overly firm. Like perfectly done shrimp. I was floored about how good or was. Other 2 in my party had the pasta trio. The goat chesse and chive was light and delicious. The pesto was good and the "ragu" was really tasty. They had about 4 servings since it's all you can eat on the pasta. The buffet had so many choices between salads dinner foods and of course desserts. The bread is out of this world and the provide 3 different flavored butters on the table.

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MC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Our waitress was good but the rest of the staff came across very unfriendly. The food was just okay.

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HK
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I loved the special pasta dish with a sampling of 3 of the chef's daily pasta specials. It was a great way to try different dishes. The atmosphere is nice for a date night.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lidia’s is a real treat. Our server was fun and friendly. The pasta trio is delicious! We are foodies and this was a fun way to spark food conversations.

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