Lidia's Pittsburgh

4.2
4569 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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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.
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 4569 People Are Saying
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LK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Work Christmas lunch food was amazing. Our server was fantastic awesome experience. Thanks

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KD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was incredibly friendly and the food was excellent.

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j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Hostess was extremely rude. We had reservation at 8 Pm but was not seated until 8:25 PM. Ample tables open but they were not being turned. I asked when we would be seated and she was aggravated I asked.

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NR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

For something carrying Lidia's name, it is definitely sub-par.

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l
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Worst experience ever

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BV
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very tasty, however my Osso Bucco was served over barley and that's not what it said on the menu. My Italian Pear Martini really only tasted of Prosecco. That was a little disappointing. Our server was excellent, and recommended a good glass of wine to compliment each of our meals.

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KD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveled from Niagara Falls Canada for a special occasion. We had a fabulous dinner lemon chicken and the service was terrible

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful brunch. The pasta trio is always spectacular

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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always an enjoyable meal at Lidia’s!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son’s Graduation from Pitt

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CS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience at Lidias! The manager and service were both extremely accommodating and made our experience memorable. The food was delicious and the recommendations from our server were on point! Highly recommend this for any date night or special gathering!

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PR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Felt my meal had been prepared by my great grandmother!

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VT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience to celebrate the Christmas season. Staff was very cordial and accommodating. Food outstanding.

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TG
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought out of towners who love Lidia to her restaurant this evening. Was hesitant due to a few negative reviews. Let me just say we had an excellent meal and service there this evening. Total hit!!!

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BV
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 4th time we've gone to Lidia's for dinner when we are in town for a Steelers game. It is great. We will be back again. The pasta trio is always good. The desserts are great too.

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EB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I loved the pasta. Got to try 3 different types.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Cindy was outstanding. Food was exceptional!

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P
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were very good. I would recommend this local downtown restaurant

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AN
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed. The restaurant has a nicely decorated interior which is totally ruined by an unpleasant sour smell, like the carpet or linens are not clean.
Our server was very polite and did a good job of explaining the Pasta Trio special (which is a good deal if you're hungry).
I ordered the gnocchi with braised duck, my colleague had the lasagne. I didn't try his food, so I can't speak to it.
The glass of wine I ordered (aglianico) had gone off. They did replace it but that smell is so characteristic that I'm always shocked when I get it - it makes me think the bartender is not properly trained.
The gnocchi had a great texture but lacked flavor. Same with the duck. The dish was totally unappealing to look at and was about twice as much food as it needed to be.
I wouldn't order the gnocchi again unless it was served another way, bc the duck was lackluster. I would not go back to this restaurant again.
I'm sad mainly bc I love watching Lidia on PBS and this didn't capture her cooking spirit at all.

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NE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere - nice food - charming staff. Would definitely return.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I really enjoyed the brunch buffet; there was quite a bit more food on the antipasti table than I imagined there would be. The Chicken Scallopini was excellent.

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b
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Lidias had been our go to destination a few times a year for the last 8 or 9 years. We travel to Pittsburgh at least 3 or 4 times a year. The last few years the decline in service and quality of food has been steady. We decided this past weekend to give it one more shot. No improvement at all. Cold entree, overall quality of food was nowhere near what it used to be. Olive Garden level for much higher prices. We won't be back.

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AF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bit of my food was like a taste of heaven. This place let me savor the flavor. Thanks for a really meal and i liked the coffee too.

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L
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were disappointed. We have enjoyed the Lidia’s in Kansas City for years, but the food in the Pittsburgh Lidia’s didn’t come close, including the pastas and buffet.

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PT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very dissappointed for an engagement dinner. There was no wow factor. The food was just ok and when my seafood soup came out with no couscous, barely a trace of broth, i was brought a separate bowl with more broth and the couscous to pour in myself. Gave back and unopened clam that made it into the bowl and they brought me a plate back with 1 open clam. Also the bread was noticibly burnt. That was only my plate. The potatoes on the chicken and steak entrees seemed days old, and bland. There was no salt and pepper on the table so there should have been flavor in the food but there wasn't. Really didn't plan to complain online but open table sent me an email and asked how it was.... i would honestly never spend $300 on a meal here ever again but it was a special occassion and we wouldn't let the poor quality ruin our celebration. Highlight was the Caesar salad that had to be made with kale due to romaine recall... we all ordered it and all 4 ate every bite.

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PV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous meal and excellent service. Our go-to place when visiting from out-of-town. The pasta trio is a favorite for both quality and quantity. Adult beverages are top-notch too.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was delicious! Three of us had the pasta sampler--mmm! One had the salmon, which was cooked perfectly. Our server Cindy was great-attentive, knowledgeable, friendly. However, the overall service was not good, I believe due to a slow kitchen. We waited 45 minutes for our entrees to be served. Then the pasta sampler was "all you can eat", but we had to wait and wait, and wait, after asking several times, for seconds. One server with the specific pasta we wanted passed by our table 3 or 4 times! The manager did come by to ask how our evening was going, and I know he spoke to someone, but it did not improve the service. Bottom line: the food is wonderful. Go to Lydia's if you're NOT in a hurry and willing to have a leisurely dinner!

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RS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Lydia' is one of my favorites and a go to place when entertaining out of town guests. The day after thanksgiving we took a nephew and his girlfriend. The restaurant was pretty empty, maybe 7 or 8 tables. It still took an hour for food to arrive, not mentioning the several trays of food and drinks dropped on the floor; you cannot make this stuff up. Pasta trio special, my favorite, came cold.

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c
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

We go here every year for thanksgiving and it is normally great. This year issues. First sat our group at a table entirely too small. Asked to be moved. All good. Then appetizers which consisted of mostly salads took 30 min. Then to top off wife never got her last wine pairing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Dinner was delicious!

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FW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Almost perfect. Lamb chops were tougher than most.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and presentation! Worth the time and money for a special date, holiday or special occasion. Fine dining with impeccably prepared food that is original and delicious! Easily paired with fine wine or even sparkling water, which is not frequently available in other establishments. Definitely will return at a future visit to Pittsburgh!

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D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice evening, very few people there.

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been meaning to visit Lidia's when my wife & I were in Pittsburgh, which we visit a couple times a year. This time, we fit it into our schedule, and we are sure glad we did! We enjoyed their Sunday Brunch, which was a great value for the quality and quantity of the food you receive (especially if you opt for the all you can eat pasta trio that they were offering on this particular Sunday. The antipasto and desert bar was a treat as well, with plenty to choose from. The Mrs. had the pasta trio, and I chose the Osso Busso. Neither one of us were disappointed. Our server was great, and the ambiance was wonderful. I would definitely recommend Lidia's Pittsburgh to anyone interested in a great dining experience.

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b
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating we loved it. Will be back if ever in the Pittsburgh area! Our server was great! Marty mark or matt was his name or something with an m! Thank you guys!!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Other than the Caesar salad, the carpaccio with tartar, and the wine, everything else was poor in flavor and texture. The pasta and gnocchi were overcooked with flavorless shrimp and raviolis and duck ragu. The ziti was apparently good. Overall a very disappointing meal.

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SW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Everything was mediocre definitely wouldn't reccomend was expecting more for the price mash potatoes were good stuff cabbage and pasta were ok but lacking one simple element SALT

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PL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and outstanding service. Great evening.

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RH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was my wife’s birthday and I had asked that they do something special for her birthday for dessert- and they didn’t. This is the second time I have been there for a special occasion and my request has been ignored- it appears they are just not able to get it together!!! I will not be back.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The service at the restaurant was not great. Our server was very nice but we ordered the pasta trio which is served at the table. We waited to get each of the varieties and then waited even longer to get seconds any of the pastas. The cost of this type of pasta meal was too expensive for what we received.

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