Lidia's Pittsburgh

4.3
4440 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 4440 People Are Saying
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LC
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was amazing. Not badly priced. Great establishment

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j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous! The wait staff was attentive; the food exceptional; the wine list phenomenal and the atmosphere could not have been better!

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The waitress forgot our drinks. The pasta trio wasn't great, pasta was over cooked.

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GT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Sunday brunch was so disappointing. The ravioli was inedible, the red sauce had no flavor , and no broccoli rabe present in the shells and sausage. The deserts tasted old and the soup was oily and tasteless. So disappointed.

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TP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group of 8 guys, most of us ordered the never ending pasta. We were not disappointed. The ones that went with entrees instead of the pasta (myself included) all agreed it was worth the extra $ for some truly delicious dishes.

Staff was very friendly and accommodating, would highly recommend for groups or a date alike.

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was phenomenal! My boyfriend ordered the unlimited pasta tasting and the waiters were encouraging me to eat some of his pasta too! They seemed very proud of the food that they put out. They also gave us a free dessert for our anniversary! Will definetly be eating there again.

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RH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We went to Lidia’s Pittsburgh after hearing great reviews since we were visiting the area. On Saturdays, they do a brunch at a fixed price of $29 per person, which was a bit confusing, as I’ve been to other restaurants that do brunch this way, but the entire dining experience is set up as a buffet, whereas at Lidia’s the appetizers and desserts were a small buffet station next to the bar and your entree was served. There were about a dozen choices to choose from in addition to a three pasta sampler served tableside. While we didn’t get the sampler of pasta (unlimited) we saw others get this. It did not seem to be served tableside as I’ve always understood the concept, instead cooks would bring out hot pans with already finished pasta and simply scoop some on the guest’s plate - so not really an interactive dining experience that I envisioned. The appetizers were excellent, especially the Caesar salad. However, neither of us were impressed with our entrees and the desserts were ok, but not great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I heard from a friend that the food was good and that l should try it. Yes the food was great and service was good. If I get back to Pittsburgh, I will eat there again. The only complaint would be the parking prices in the area. I’m from an area where you don’t have to pay to park so this might not be an issue for those who are used to paying for parking.

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RW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptional Italian dining at moderate prices. Inviting atmosphere with a friendly wait staff. One negative - The size of vodka martinis served to 3 in our party: They bordered on being "tiny".

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RH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was great. The food was great. Lorie was a very attentive waitress.

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MG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Having eaten at other Lidia Bastianich restaurants in New York, I wasn't sure how this remote outpost would be. We were not disappointed. The pasta tasting trio was the best way to sample a few delicious meals and the caesar salad was one of the best I ever had.

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d
Pittsburgh
52 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to Lidia’s. Again the meals were delicious!

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WV
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Being Italians from NYC we were excited to visit one of Lidia’s restaurants. I am sorry to report our expectations were left short. Our visit seemed like a “standard” restaurant that attempted to be of higher quality. There was nothing we ordered that was expectional. The space is cavernous and felt like a cafeteria. I should have listened to the Negative Yelp reviews. Pass this one by, not worth a try.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Charged us for things we didn’t even order and told us we were getting it on the house. It was our anniversary and they said they were giving us a dessert to celebrate, but when we got our bill they charged us for it. Just do not think you should be charged for something you never even asked for.

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DH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian Pasta was superb service was great

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PW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Love that you don't feel rushed . . . very nice relaxing dinner.

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SL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Cindy was phenomenal!!!! All of the service was great and the food is amazing!!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lidia's has very delicious food! The staff is so accommodating and attentive. Our waitress was very concerned that our dietary concerns and taste preferences were being fulfilled. I highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back!

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BL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing but the service was less than stellar. There were three different wait staff working all of the tables and two of them seemed truly annoyed by the diners even though there were very few if us. The third guy was amazing though and the food was incredible.

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m
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was very good. Service was attentive but the servers seemed disinterested in the patrons and were not friendly.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Pasta was very good- very fresh. Service was poor and waited a long time for our appetizers and meal. Portions were small. Bathroom was very dirty!

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LG
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our server Lori was excellent. Very upbeat and attentive. They got a bit busy and could have used some extra staff towards the end of our meal but other than that, no complaints. The food was very good...Sunday sauce, the 3 course pastas, eggplant and lamb chops were all tried at our table.

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RF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our vacation would not have been worth-while had we not stopped here for a romantic dinner with the most”freshest” ingredients I’ve ever tasted in a restaurant. Our waiter Everett was a little bit hard to understand and talked quite quickly, but he was so polite and did his job so well, that it was really not a bother. He was obviously doing what he was trained to do. Everett is a seriously gifted waitor who keeps tabs on his customers. And example of this was when I ordered a side dish of pasta after having a meatball anti-pasta. I didn’t want the unlimited option as I had already ordered a Secondi dish that would pair nicely with the pasta. He asked me if I’d like it to come out with my Zuppa de Pesce or separately.

The tiramisu was good, but I’m not a fan of marscapone. I enjoyed the lemon-infused flavor along with the berries; but hey, let’s be honest, this is not a desert restaurant, it’s a Fine Dining Italian Restaurant*.

I told my wife we need to come down to the Hampton Inn and walk here for dinner just for a weekend because the food is just that great. I can never eat frozen again! Well done Lidia’s!

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PL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very attentive service. Great value. A most satisfying meal.

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OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience here. Food is great! Get the Risotto balls, Greek salad, pasta trio

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SA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

When we entered restraint there was a strong odor as if someone used dirty cleaning mop/clothes etc. it filled the entire restraint. Turn off. Food and service great.

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MM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful, menu choices were good, service was impeccable. Enjoyed eating there very much.

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RW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lidia's is our favorite restaurant in Pittsburgh. The atmosphere is comfortable, quiet, enjoyable. The food changes from season to season and is creative. 5 stars from us.

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CM
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We attended The Tomato Dinner on 8/29/18. Everything was good, but not excellent or exceptional.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get Tomato Celebration meal

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JP
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Monday service??? is that what this is? Per server - pasta is not al dente because it is fresh pasta AND if it had been al dente in the past, it is because fresh pasta was frozen and it was from the night before. Sorry, this is not our first meal at Lidia's. Server was attentive but very arrogant. He did not check on our drinks --- coffee, water, wine or milk. Empty glasses. This is my first bad meal at Lidia's. Although the rest of our group had good meal. Eggplant parmesan was delicious. Bistecca was tender and flavorful.

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TT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with 92 y/o mother in law to celebrate our grandson starting Duquesne. It was lovely and the bass was cooked to perfection. Everyone enjoyed their food. Service was excellent.

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

With the quality of culinary Delights in the area it's hard to want to recommend this restaurant. Great service, nice people but the food and the price just simply isn't worth it. My wife is Italian and grew up with her Nonna's cooking so we do know the difference when we taste a great Italian meal. I've heard this restaurant used to be very good not sure what's happening.

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JM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service was outstanding and the staff was very polite.

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GS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was overpriced. Did not offer enough of a variety on the menu. Just one chicken dish. Disappointed in selection.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Had been to Lidia's 4 years ago and had the experience of our lives; impeccable service, fabulous food and a most wonderful surprise evening in a city and restaurant we were visiting. Returned to Pittsburgh on Sunday for another impromptu visit and decided we HAD to return to Lidia's. We were so looking forward to it. Unfortunately, it was nothing like the first time. Server seemed distracted and rushed, food was mediocre at best and feeling in restaurant was like they were just going through the motions to get through the night. I mentioned my dissatisfaction with the food and the only thing the server said was, "oh sorry". Then he quickly left the table. It was disappointing as we had such wonderful memories before. Thought you should know.

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GM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to baseball game and have been to Lidia's before and had to come back!! Great food!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had heard alot about Lidias, was disappointed both in the food and overall service. Will not recommend and will not go back :-(

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