Lidia's Pittsburgh

4.3
4341 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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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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4,341 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
59%
Very Good
21%
Good
13%
Fair
6%
Poor
1%
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DD
Pittsburgh
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Lidia’s is one of our favorite restaurants. We’ve been going since it first opened in Pittsburgh. Disappointed when it increased ‘to $20 bottle of wine list to $30. Now there is no such list. As with all restaurants, wine is overpriced but enjoyable with a good meal.

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TK
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

This was our first time at Lidia's however it will not be our last time. We live two hours away, but this will be our place for special occasions. The food was absolutely delicious! The atmosphere was wonderful! Our server was fantastic! I really like tiramisu and order it often. Yours was THE BEST I have ever tasted! We will be back when we are in Pittsburgh again.

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Chicago
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food, excellent service, beautiful ambiance!

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CS
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Other than my salmon being undercooked (even though I asked for it to be “done, done”), we really enjoyed our time spent there.

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Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

The food and the service - our server was Lori- was very good. However, I had a 7:15 reservation. There were 4 in my party. When we got there I was told that our table had to be set up. After another 15 minutes, I went up to the desk and asked when we would be seated. I was told that there were a lot of people there that night and the table wasn't ready. We waited for 1/2 hour before being seated. If I have a reservation, I don't mind waiting 5 minutes. 30 minutes is another story. The staff should have been better prepared for the crowd.

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SK
Columbus
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

We have eaten here numerous times and it never disappoints.

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CV
Pittsburgh
1.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Our family has dined at Lidia’s many times and are always thrilled. Saturday night our experience was really horrible. We were seated for over 45 minutes before anything arrived at our table. We all ordered starters which came 50 minutes after being seated. We didn’t not receive any bread with our appetizers. After asking three different people we finally received bread. We were 5 and there was very little bread in the basket. I order the crude di manzo and like to have bread when eating tartare. Again we asked multiple staff and it never arrived. We then asked a manager who was incredibly rude to us. After another 25 minutes our entrees arrived. The gnocchi with duck is always delicious. But not tonight. It was very flat. The Osso bucco fell off the bone however it was covered in herbs for presentation and the herbs took over the flavor. The pasta trio was delicious but no one came back to see if the guest was interested in more. We were never asked if we wanted another drink until the very end of dinner. In the past we have had wonderful experiences this was not one of them. Very very disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Great food and service!

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Pittsburgh
4.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Since my husband needs Gluten Free options we don’t dine here as often. It is VERY disappointing that there aren’t GF pasta option(s), nor any type of bread or roll offered.
Even non-Italian themed restaurants are regularly offering these items. And, if the prep area isn’t separate the term used is Celiac friendly — even Eat-n-Park advertises in this way and it is a low cost family restaurant.

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CC
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Lidia's is our favorite special occasion restaurant.

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M
Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

I always enjoy Lidia’s. I love that her menu always includes old favorites along with fresh, seasonal offerings. This time the salads were especially impressive: there was a roasted beet and peach with goat cheese salad and an amazing pea pesto and French green bean salad offered with ricotta and nuts!! Soooo goood!

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K
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Food was outstanding! We will definitely be back.
Beautiful looking restaurant. The service was perfect!

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PB
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Food was great, service even better. Sat at the bar before dinner, bartender was awesome and friendly. Our server at dinner was spectacular.

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OT
New York Area
2.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

The food was bland and not good

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AE
Toronto
4.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

The food was fresh, delicious, and used quality ingredients. Some of the best Italian food I have ever had in my life. I rated the ambience 3 stars due to an apparent lack of dress code. A nice restaurant with an expensive menu should not allow patrons wearing shorts, t-shirts, and baseball hats to dine. Other than that, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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AS
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

The food and service were top notch. Maybe the $10 parking was a bit high. We will definitely be back.

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RR
New York Area
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

First time at Lidia’s Pittsburgh. We have been to two of her Restaurants in NYC. Food was excellent and the service was great. We were there for Brunch. Brunch items on the buffet were great. All in our party enjoyed their entries. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend.

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Portland
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Lidia’s is one my favorite spots in Pittsburgh. The pasta tasting trio is the best!

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JA
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Excellent service! The food was great. Enjoyed the chef’s house made, fresh pastas and the tiramisu was the I’ve ever had! The service was truly exceptional. We’ll be back!

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G
Pittsburgh
4.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

I am a fan of Lidia's cooking program and was eager to try one of her restaurants. I was disappointed with my selections. The ceasar salad was small and bland with no anchovies. My osso bucco was not made with beef but a pork shank and the sauce was watery and bland. Others ordered differently. Overall we expected better food.

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GB
Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

We had a great dining experience at Lidia's last Saturday evening. The food and wine were delicious and our entrees were served piping hot just the way I like it! The service was outstanding. The pace of our dinner was relaxed and the atmosphere is very nice. We will definitely recommend Lidia's to our friends and look forward to dining there again in the near future.

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DH
5.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Very nice. Laid back & delicious.
Would definitely return if in city.

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SS
Columbus
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

My wife finished her first 4 chemo treatments + Lidia was at the restaurant so we made it a big celebration dinner. We drove in from Columbus, OH. Amazing restaurant, staff, food, everything was great!!

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JB
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

We went to the recent dinner for Lidia's latest book--her memoir. She was there to greet guests and was gracious as always. Our dinner was delicious and the service was impeccable. My favorite dishes were the grilled octopus potato salad appetizer, the Caesar salad, the frico entree and the berry tiramisu. I also enjoyed the Bastianich Sauvignon Blanc as a perfect accompaniment to the meal.

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HC
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Great restaurant! Definitely worth the drive into the city! We highly recommend Lidia’s and will be returning guests!

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MM
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

It was very nice and tasty. The room was busy but we got a good service. It is a large space so perhaps not best for an intimate dinner but for a family dining or a business meal it was really great. Nice area close to waterfront.

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San Francisco
3.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

When we arrived I asked the hostess to please give my credit card to my waiter as I was with family that often insists on paying the bill and I wanted to be assured that I paid. Our waiter was attentive but at times it felt we were awaiting for an extended period of time for attention. We were all served our salads at the same time except for one in our party. After waiting several minutes we asked about that missing salad and then the wrong salad was delivered to us. Then we had to wait several more minutes until the correct salad was served.

Towards the end of the meal a member of our party was walking back from the restroom and noticed a credit card laying on the floor. She picked it up and asked the people at the closest table if it was theirs. They said it was not but they would give it to the waiter. So when this member of our party returned to our table and shared the story I asked what the name was on the card. She did not know but she did notice it was an American Airlines Advantage card. I said that could be mine. She went back to the table and asked if she could see the card and read the name. It was my card. The waiter had run the charge and dropped the card. I made the hostess aware and asked her to tell the waiter to be more careful.

Then when leaving I asked the valet to retrieve my vehicle. Two members of my party had already walked to their vehicle which was parked on the street adjacent to the valet lot. They saw the valet drive my vehicle at a high rate of speed (revving the engine) hitting two water filled potholes so fast and hard that the water sprayed four to five feet high.

Never let the valets drive your vehicle when you visit this restaurant.

The food was good but overpriced.

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BD
Pittsburgh
4.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

My friends and I were there Saturday, 6/23/18. It was one of the girl's birthdays. Our server was AWESOME! Delicious food and very good service and they were so kind to recognize my friend's birthday!!

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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Outstanding service and exceptional meals and Sangiovese wine!!!!

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JV
Philadelphia
1.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

This is a awful resturant. Food inedible. The salad was all oil and no vinegar, greens not all that fresh, tasteless; the pastas where you try an assortment and then choose was equally bad and inedible. Ziti with meat totally over salted, corn ravioli like glue and mushy and stuck together, and the pasta with shrimp bad. We didn’t eat our dishes - inedible. Pathetic, nothing redeeming, a total farce of a Resturant. Go McDonald’s instead.

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Cleveland
2.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

First, love Lidia. We’ve dined for brunch or dinner many times. Mostly been a good experience. It’s been a few years. Overall, the experience today at Lidia’s seemed “commercial” (cookbooks propped up everywhere, same w Bastianich wines, etc), and the food seemed tired / poor. The pasta trio which never seemed to disappoint lacked flavor this time. The antipasti display seems a poor concept. Felt like we were in line at a wedding reception- 15 people deep in line that moved slowly. Food / bread at antipasti station a big disappointment. Just give me a first course option, nicely prepared. Further, for $30 brunch price point, give me a choice of cocktail up front (as competition does..Eleven, Casbah, etc) - vs charging extra $11-$12 for a mediocre glass of prosecco. Again, whole thing seemed commercially focused. Ambiance great, food went begging. Expected better from Lidia.

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CM
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

I have dined here twice -- once for a wedding reception, and more recently for a bachelorette party. Both experiences were pleasant. The restaurant is very accommodating of large groups, the staff is very friendly, the food is excellent. My only major complaint is that during my most recent visit, dinner took over 2 hours from beginning to end, which affected our plans for the rest of our evening. I will definitely be back and would recommend!

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Baltimore
3.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Expected to be blown away by this place for its service and food and left feeling let down on both.

We were greeted by a hostess that wasn’t frowning, but definitely wasn’t smiling and wasn’t welcoming at all. She just stared at us until we said hello to her. My wife and I looked at each other like “here we go.” Got to our table to be greeted by more unhappy people... server was light nice and mumbled their special to us. He came around by the end, but where’s the professionalism here?

Re: the food... Appetizers were great. Salads were great.

I got the bistecca ordered medium rare and it was still mooing when I cut into it. Wife’s lasagna was absolutely mediocre.

The feeling of not being welcomed, plus the weak entrees adds up to us definitely passing on this place in the future. We will definitely not be back.

Pretty obvious management isn’t doing a great job when employees are that overtly disgruntled. I know it’s Pittsburgh and not NYC, but when I am paying $$ for great service and food - that’s what I expect.

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Palm Springs
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Son’s birthday. We met up in Pittsburgh, went to a couple baseball games and celebrated at Lidia’s. Loved everything about it.

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MD
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

We felt the restaurant was not as impressive as we were lead to believe. Service was just okay.
We ordered the pasta trio, and had to request our waitress track down the servers who were supposed to be refilling the dishes. It still took 10 minutes. It seemed larger parties got more service than a simple party of 2. Then we got the wrong check. Really??

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P
Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

I was very impressed with the quality of the food. True homemade cooking. And on my reservation I said we are celebrating my wife’s birthday. Just before dessert the waitress brought a trio of gelato’s and a candle for my wife. Very classy and unexpected. I will be back soon. The trio pasta served table side was excellent.

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CJ
New Orleans
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Good experience. Definitely would attend when in the Burgh

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MG
Pittsburgh
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Lidia's never disappoints! Outstanding food, excellent service and enjoyable environment make this one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. Menu has many varied selections, but you can never go wrong with the pasta trio.

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M
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

The food as always was awesome. Only one concern the room temperature was a little too cool

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J
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Our first time in Pittsburgh. Lidia’s is right next to the hotel we stayed at. It was the very best food we had on our trip to Pittsburgh. The food, service, and ambience were excellent.

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