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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
The service was outstanding without being overbearing. The appetizers were very good. The tiramasu was so-so but the plate of cookies was excellent and enough to share 4 ways. 3 of our party got the triple pasta dishes. Although good they were nothing special and none of them would order it again. The other entree, a mushroom ragu canneloni was delicious. The atmosphere was lovely but the bathrooms were so-so. Some nice soaps and a better quality counter would help. Overall a nice experience.
We came to Pittsburgh from Canada to see the football game,and since I always watch Lidia's shows and have several cookbooks of which I use, I looked forward to dining at her restaurant. Our displeasure started early when we had to yell to hear each other, our Caesar salad although a good salad, in no way tasted like it's namesake, I had the trio of pastas, the bolognese was extremely salty,and the gnocchi was a starchy mess of which I could not taste any sage or butter and was terribly under salted, the third was passable, my husband was served 5 minutes before me so of course his dinner was cold. He had the salmon, dry and underwhelming. we were seated on time and the service was just adequate. I expected a more intimate dining experience, and not the cafeteria atmosphere we had, I could have spent a lot less than the $100.00 plus bill we received , at our neighborhood family run restaurant, and had a much more pleasant dining experience . No I will never eat at this restaurant again, and yes, I will tell people of our bad experience. Wendy and Brian
Lidia's was amazing! Made reservations with my husband and brother in law on our way to the airport. The waitstaff was very attentive and super nice. We all ordered the Pasta sampler and they were all incredible: Garlic and butter Gnocchi, Farfalle Pasta with Bolognese, and Taglietelle with veggies and shrimp. Great prices for wine, we also had a delicious Italian Coffee for after dinner drinks. Would highly recommend!
Enjoyed our visit to Lidia's with our son and daughter -in-law. We are from out of town and were very pleased how easy it was to access.
The menu was great, but my wife and I both enjoyed the pasta tasting special, which had three excellent pasta's. I wish I could have tried a few things, but next time. Wine list had great Italian options.
Our waiter, Chenda, was outstanding. Great service
We go to Lidia’s every Thanksgiving when my husband and I are celebrating alone. The food is unbelievably good, and the service is EXCELLENT—friendly, professional, attentive but not hovering. The cocktails are also outstanding. Lidia’s is a great place to celebrate a holiday!
Our 30th anniversary celebration was made memorable by the food, service and ambience of Lidia's. We especially enjoyed the tartare appetizer and knew that the meal would be equally as good. To our delight, it was!
Thanks to the chef and staff for making this an evening to remember. We will be back.
We were so disappointed with our return to Lidia's. After relocating and returning for a family visit, we were excited to return to one of our favorite restaurants. Wait staff was marginal, food was not at all what it used to be, and overall atmosphere was suspect. Even the valet was not on duty, and I had to tell the hostess that the ladies' room needed attention. Both of us shared a concern regarding the future of this restaurant. Definitely not what we expected.
Had dinner at Lidia’s last Thursday night, and it was possibly the worst fine dining experience we’ve had. We’ve never had issues with Lidia’s and have always thought it to be a good and classy restaurant – not any more. It appeared that the “A team” of employees were at the Steeler’s game, as the staff was nowhere near the classy and competent crew that we would expect at a restaurant of this caliber.
The experience started out when my wife ordered a Sparkling Rose’. The first glass was flat, and there was not another chilled bottle in the cooler. Then, we were seated in the dining room at a very wobbly table that had to be fixed. I noticed that my water glass had a speck of food on it.
We ordered a bottle of wine and an appetizer. The bread basket and dips were literally dropped on our table with no explanation. Wine glasses were delivered, and mine was dirty. We are now going on about 20 minutes with no wine. Our waitress had to go check and came back with the old “we are out of that one”, and said that the manager/sommelier would come out to help us select a replacement. More time, no wine. Finally, the “sommelier” arrived with 2 options. I did mention that we were a bit frustrated after sitting at our table for over 30 minutes with not wine. He did choose a suitable replacement. We saw him one more time to refill my glass, not my wife’s, and that was it!
I had the baked ziti and meatballs, and it was terribly underwhelming. The meatballs had huge, pieces of gristle in 2 of the 3 meatballs I ate. My wife had the lasagna with Bolognese, and it was by far the better dish although the sauce was bland . The waitress was very apologetic and offered a free dessert . We accepted, and it was not great either. Needless to say, this experience did not sit well, and we will not be returning. This may have been an isolated incident, but it doesn’t matter in today’s Pittsburgh dinner scene as there are so many other, and apparently better options for my $125!
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
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