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About Lidia's Pittsburgh
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.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - 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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer on valet and public parking. Street parking is also available near the restaurant.
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
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.
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.
Lidia's Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews
We came for a pre theater dinner on a Monday, traditionally not a busy night for restaurants. We were hoping to enjoy the pasta trio, which is a favorite of ours. The trio selections did not appeal to me but my daughter enjoyed hers. I enjoyed my entree, but was disappointed in the service. I hope it was a new waiter. He was really trying, but missed the mark several times. It ended with an error on the bill, which he readily fixed. None of the "misses" were major. It's just not the quality of service we are accustomed to at Lidia's.
Came for a Business dinner to experience the tableside service . We ordered then3 course with salad and dessert. We also added calamari . The calamari is tasteless there were more fried vegetables the calamari and shrimp . Are salads all different sizes some people had gigantic portions what others had small ones some had cheese some did not . We could not rectify the situation because the server never asked if anyone would like crushed black pepper or how the salads were . Ordering the tableside service is like playing Russian roulette there’s a great chance of getting knocked in the head by a pan or burn by it as they come over your shoulder and never indicator there . Desserts were extremely small. Do not know if there was a manager on duty that night because his or her presence was not known throughout the restaurant because no one came to check on ourtable or as we observed anyone else’s . Possibly myself or standpoint after spending close to $600 on dinner I expected the service level to be a tad bit higher . If you go definitely avoid the calamari and the tableside service meal and forgo dessert because you will be extremely disappointed
Visited Becco in New York the week before, and the food was fabulous. Was very disappointed in Lidia's in Pittsburgh. After a 25-minute wait past our 7:30 reservation, we were finally seated. The hostess quickly apologized and offered one appetizer on the house (there were 4 of us in our party). The appetizer was burrata, which we found to be dry. Our entrees were not appealing, as the 3 course pasta presentation left something to be desired. Two others in our party ordered the Saturday night special, which was a braised pork chop. They came out together, but one was hot and the other was barely room temperature. The best things were the bread sticks and spreads and the tiramisu. The wait staff could not have been nice, but the food definitely fell short. This was my first time in Pittsburgh, and if and when I ever return, I am sad to say I would not return here.
My wife and I were quite disappointed. We had looked forward to an enjoyable evening at a top Pittsburgh restaurant. However, both the service and the food was sub-par. We ordered an appetizer of beef carpaccio with black truffles - $34 special that was highly recommended by the server. However, even though half a truffle was shaved on to the dish table-side, there was very little if any truffle smell! We don't mind paying premium prices for fine food but this was outrageous. The entrees, osso bucco and fish soup were OK but undistinguished. As for service, the server was much to busy and rushed to really take care of us, as one expects at fine restaurants. Really too bad!!
My family and I celebrated my birthday. We had a wonderful time - had a very attentive server, despite how crowded the restaurant was and how many servers had called off. They topped off the night with a birthday dessert for me. Made my birthday something very special and memorable. Thank you!
Brought my college daughter and 3 friends out for a nice meal. The service was extremely slow. Had to ask for bread. Had to ask twice for water refill and all 5 glasses were refilled with cloudy, smelly water. Had to tell 2 people that my lasagna was cold before anything was done about it. Food was mediocre. Will not return.
Lidia’s is simply a great dining experience. Our bartender, Annon (sp?) was wonderful. When our friends arrived, we were promptly seated, and our server, Danielle, was awesome. If you like fresh pasta with an amazing selection of sauce options, this is your kind of place. My wife has to have a gluten-free diet, and they always have a great selection for her.
I thought overall the food was mediocre. The "roasted tomatoes" in the under-dressed salad tasted like pulverized raw tomato. I tasted a slice of shaved truffle from my friend's risotto and literally tasted nothing...how does a truffle taste like nothing? My son's steak was overcooked as was the broccoli. I'd say something is off at Lidia's; never been there before, but not what I expected.
The food was very good. It was a busy Saturday night. We ordered cocktails after being seated. Our dinner order was taken before our cocktails arrived. We were halfway through our salads before the cocktails were served! Otherwise, it was a delightful evening with delicious food.
We returned to Lidia for our second Pitt family weekend. The host and wait staff, especially our server Lori, were welcoming, gracious, and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was warm, upbeat and fun. The food was not as wonderful as last year. The bread was not served warm and one type was stale. The beef carpaccio appetizer was a standout, but my partner’s vegan pasta was bland, and the pasta tasting selections were less varied and exciting as before. Lori’s warmth and great wine recommendations were welcome and overall, we enjoyed our evening very much.
We had high hopes for our visit to Lidia's based on the owners reputation. We were visiting Pittsburgh and on our last night (thinking we were saving the best for last) went to the restaurant. We were there early and the restaurant was about 1/3 full yet the staff acted as they were being rushed and frenzied. The restaurant is promoting that it is pasta month so we ordered the pasta special. We ordered salads that were very good and so was the bottle of wine. Since we were off to a good start we had high hopes. But - then came the pasta. It was a pasta trio sampling that was completely uninspiring. The sauces were watery and bland. There was absolutely no flavor to any of the pastas. I am used to eating in Italian restaurants and have come to expect that when the dish is served they immediately offer granted cheese and fresh pepper. Neither happened here and we had to flag down our disappearing waitress to ask for the cheese. The meal was not cheap and we felt a waste of our money. Maybe we are just used to and spoiled by NY/NJ restaurants. We will never go back to Lidia's since we only received Olive Garden (although I never ate at one) type food. With there being so many new and interesting restaurants in Pittsburgh there is no reason to go to Lidia's. The food down the street from her place in the Smallman Street Gallery is much better (and creative) and is from new chefs that deserve the support.
Had a great evening with good friends. We were in town for a conference, and were so happy to find and experience Lydia's. Food was delicious and our waitress Angie, was a bonus! Knowledable and fun, she made us feel welcome and turned our evening into a truly memorable one!
Overall experience was poor. Staff was very lame. Bartender didn’t know how to make drinks or pour a full glass of wine. I made a note about it being an anniversary and nothing was said or done for it.
Food was mediocre and wine was over priced. The place was 80-90% empty.
The restaurant was very nice, more formal/upscale than we had anticipated, but it was nice. We had Ziti and Cabbage rolls, both were very good. Service was good, the tables were close, the place was packed, so it was loud, but a good kind of loud. I recommend this to anyone in the area. Walking distance from the Hampton Inn
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