Nancetta's Ristorante

4.5
181 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
NANCETTAS offers a unique dining experience guided by the true tastes of Italy. Step through our door and begin your journey to Italy. Delectable aromas wafting from our kitchen anoint your senses.
The menu is designed to let you experience the taste of Italy from the various regions influenced by the rocky coastline, winding roads, rolling countryside, and gentle sea breeze.
Appetizers join the old world with the new. Hand-cut veal , home made pastas join with the day's freshest available meats, seafood and fish specials to create a menu based on quality at a reasonable price.
Our staff is dedicated to providing you with a combination of exquisite food and great service to create the perfect dining experience.
We invite you to join us for a taste of Italy today.

Nancettas is now hosting a full bar, wine included.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 181 people are saying
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love2eatout
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Let me start with the PROS of Nancetta’s..the food was extremely good. I had the special Pork Chop Milanese; very large portion; my husband had Veal Romano. Both dishes were very tasty, however I substituted Risotto for vegetables(for an up charge)once again very tasty. My husband asked for a side of pasta with his veal dinner and was brought a side of Risotto instead. Really no big deal. Be forewarned - everything is ala carte; $7.00 for an upgrade. To be honest; $107 for veal and pork chop was little steep.
BUT now the CONS - the bad or worst part of evening; it took forever to get our food. We had reservations for 6:45 and were seated immediately; great but was downhill after that. First the place is small, there were about 15 people at 7 tables. We did get the water and menus right away. We ordered an appetizer and salad along with our meal. Our appetizer took 1:10 minutes to come; then it took another 20 minutes to get 1 salad. Our meals took another 35 minutes after the salad. I will say again, the food was very good; but waiting so long was very frustrating. We really wanted dessert, but we’re not willing to wait.
I was very disappointed with the evening; I really wanted to do a great review. There was only one waitress, but honestly I can’t blame her for the bad service. If there isn’t something to serve it isn’t her fault. I will tell my friends that the food is good - but the wait and pricing may not be worth it.

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SusanH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The bread brought to the table was not baked the whole way through. We mentioned it to server, but nothing was done to rectify. The appetizers came in an appropriate amount of time, but the entrées were extremely slow to arrive. We were the first table seated at 5:15. The restaurant started filling up after 6 and our food just wasn't coming. I think the server/bartender was overwhelmed. Only 2 wait staff for a full restaurant.

Nancetta's Ristorante
Responded 2 days ago

Our bread is scratch-made from Imported Italian flour at the restaurant every day, It is dense in the middle not uncooked. There were 2 servers plus a server trainee attending to 7 tables. Do you go to an Authentic Italian Restaurant for the Quality of the food or to see how fast you can get your food? Please come back and we will endeavor to please you. Nancettas

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FraydaC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family restaurant with excellent food and warm, helpful service

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viptimewonderer13
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Emphasis is on excellent ingredients instead of low cost.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food outstanding.

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rtjr
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time, it will not be the last! Everyone was amazing! It was quiet, dim, comfortable, relaxed. The server Maddie was knowledgeable, accommodating, friendly and attentive. She explained things very well, and if she did not have an answer she said as much - and promptly went and got one. The owners Paul and his wife were so friendly and charming. They each made a point to go to every table and ask how things were. Paul as the head chef made sure to come to our table prior to our ordering main courses to let us know some of the things that makes what they do there special - like bolognese sauce like they do in the old country and that they only use imported Italian flour in all of their homemade pastas and breads. It DOES make such a difference! The menu was very diverse, so many options! Menu items we have not seen in other restaurants. Appetizers, salads, soups, main course and desserts...and a wonderful selection of wines and a full bar! This is a must visit! It was well worth our one-way 40 minute drive!

Nancetta's Ristorante
Responded on April 14, 2021

rtjr Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed everything and we were able to make your evening special. Nancettas strives to make everyone enjoy the experience with everything being homemade and a personal touch! Thank you again for visiting Nancettas.

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vipGlennS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This really is one of my favorite places in the city for a great Italian meal. It's located in a great area with parking on site and no congestion around it. The owner and his wife are there all the time and do most of the cooking. The food is exceptionally good and the selection is diverse. It get's one of my highest ratings !

Nancetta's Ristorante
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank You Glenn for you kind remarks and for coming to Nancettas we greatly appreciate your business and are happy you enjoyed your evening. Nancy/Paul

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. The chef came right to our table explained every meal option. The server was fantastic and at the end of night brought us chocolate cake for our anniversary.

Nancetta's Ristorante
Responded on March 23, 2021

We are sorry for your negative experience. We would of corrected any issue immediately if you had given us notice starting with the Calamari. Your reservation was for 6:30pm and your order went in at 6:55. Your Calamari came out at 7:20pm and your Entree at 7:35pm. You left the restaurant at 8:06pm. Please come back and ask for Paul or Nancy and we will make sure there are no issues.

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vipjays
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, great service, wonderful wine selection

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FrankZ
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I made an Open Table reservation and the table was ready, and that was the best part of the evening. Although the tables were separated and capacity was limited for Covid, service was exceptionally poor and the waitress was not at all attentative. I ordered the boar, and it was particularly tough. It was a little better after I sent it back for more cooking. The seafood pasta ($55) was dry and appeared to have sat for a while, but I was actually told that I ordered it, and I am paying for it, so I simply took it home for later. I thought that was little rude.
I have no desire to return.
Frank

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try this place for Valentine's Day dinner and it was amazing! The hostesses we very attentive and answered all our questions. The food was great and look forward to going back to try their outside patio.

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EDWARDS24
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

For only the second time during the Pandemic my wife and I headed out for what we hoped would be a wonderful Valentine's dinner away from our kiddos. Unfortunately Nancetta's failed on every level. First, we were seated and then waited 20 solid minutes before a waiter appeared to greet us and provide water for the table, and then inquire about a cocktail. I order a Vodka/soda my wife asked what tequila they had, the response was "we ran out, we don't have any" really? We then waited another 25 minutes to order food, only to be told at that point, the seafood pasta dish, my wife wanted to order was no longer available. Our reservation was at 7:15. The Caesar Salad my wife ordered then appeared with red-wine vinaigrette dressing. My NY strip (ordered medium) came Pgh Black and blue - charcoal exterior and red inside. And when the bill arrived it was on par with the type of Italian bistro you would find in Greenwich Village. As much I want to support small local restaurants, and realize the Pandemic has been horrible for these businesses, our dinner was an absolute disaster.

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SharonC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! Authentic Italian that even impressed my full-blooded, Italian born husband. We will absolutely 100% be back for another meal and hopefully soon!

Nancetta's Ristorante
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thank you Sharon we appreciate your business and happy you enjoyed your dinner. Look forward to your return.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and extremely friendly and attentive staff. We loved that the chef, Paul, came out to speak with us.

Nancetta's Ristorante
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for your review we appreciate your kind comments and your business. Nancettas's strives to make everyone's visit enjoyable. We look forward to serving you in the future. Nancy/Nancettas

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul and Nancy are awesome. I have been there a few times and they offered personalized service that was outstanding. The food was delicious, well presented and hot. I have taken a few business folks there and every time I have a visitor they ask “can we go to Nanchetta?” Thanks for staying consistent and open for all of us. Very appreciative to have a place to go for a great meal and forget about the insanity of the world!

Nancetta's Ristorante
Responded on January 9, 2021

Thank you Anonymous for your thoughtful review. We try to make everyone's visit special and enjoyable. Please let me know the next time you are in if there is anything we can do for you. Nancy/ Nancettas

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to many places and I have eaten at some of the finest restaurants. I will say the food here was even and surpassed many more expensive and exclusive restaurants. The food abs the service was outstanding in every way. I will entertain and host many people here. Thanks for a great experience!

M. W. Ogden

Nancetta's Ristorante
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for visiting Nancettas. We greatly appreciate your review and hope to see you soon. Please let us know what we can do better!! Nancettas .

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Joseph
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food and wine are great, and the owners are really nice and helpful, but it took 45 minutes to get our main course, and we were only one of two tables in the restaurant. The amount of time it took this time was a little better than the last. When it took an hour and 15 minutes to get our main course

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vipMichaelV
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never come back. They overbooked tables with 1 waitress for entire restaurant. 30 minutes to get drink or even make an order. And waitress had an attitude? That’s funny, waiting 30 minutes for a drink or to make an order? And after making order it was 60 minutes and no food. So we left and they could not care less. Nice.

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PatrickO
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My choice of veal picata with a side of pasta bolognese was wonderful. Homemade pasta! My wife and I also had very nice salads, and she enjoyed essentially 2 appetizers with gnocchi and pear ravioli. We selected a superb but affordable Italian Red that was a great compliment. Our waitress was very engaged and hospitable, and we will be going back soon with friends. A lovely dinner that was well paced and worthy of trying more menu items on our return.

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vipLuanne
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Bill
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice place. Delicious food. Outside dining is set up very well. Unfortunately, their was an odor about the place that was meandering from somewhere beyond the restaurant that created a less than enjoyable experience. Staff was nice and responsive. Try the beet salad. It was incredibly good.

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MarilynC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Outdoor seating area was wonderful. Service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

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viptimewonderer13
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and accommodating hosts. Outside seating is nice, but the road can be loud.

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vipEd4Food
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

My wife had a sole special that was small but very good- as were the two salads we had. The calamari while good- was the smallest portion we had ever seen as an appetizer. My veal parmigiana was almost absent of veal. It seemed to fall apart at the approach of my fork...not because it was tender but because there was no veal there! Even my Makers Mark Manhattan was below average.. The veal did not come with a pasta, so I ordered a side dish of pasta Bolognese which was an odd $12 adder I never want to experience again. Ads to that from the time we ordered until the time we received our main course was near 3 hours...we were in no rush but the wait was absurd. We had a similar experience there several years ago but decided, since they had outside dining, we would give them another shot. In this case, 2 strikes and they are out..we will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best Italian restaurant we’ve been to. Authentic food and the best service ever!

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vipluvinit
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem! I'm so glad we found this restaurant! The food was freshly made and delicious... the gnocchi melts in your mouth! We had the duck with rizzuto, cherry sauce and asparagus as well as the lamb chops, beet salad, gnocchi and lava cake for dessert... it was outstanding! Our host and server was attentive and friendly. We sat on the patio, which was nice although a bit sunny until the sun went down. Overall a great and special evening to celebrate the opening of restaurants during the green phase!!

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MarleneS
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Thank you open table as got this location from a search for a business dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was a cute restaurant with good homemade Italian food. Portions were large and you got a good amount of food for the price. Wine list was good and had a nice range of both wines and price points. We would definitely go back.

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janicek
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just discovered Nancetta's and plan to return again. The menu is very interesting and all the pasta's are made fresh with many to choose from. They have interesting appetizers and great salads. I loved the ambiance, twinkle lights outside, linen napkins, and small cozy rooms. The owner came to our table to welcome us and offer suggestions of house favorites. All the meals freshly made so be prepared to have a leisurely meal. Nancetta's is a dining experience that is elegant and simple at the same time.

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vipLisaS
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian meal, thoughtfully prepared. Relaxed experience, if you want to truly savor your food and not be rushed, this is your spot. Fabulous food, fresh and artfully prepped ingredients. As close to being in Italy as we’ve found in Pgh. We will be back... with friends
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vipNancyC
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nancetta's has consistently great food. It's a gem.

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MaryC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoy going to restaurants that prepare a meal for me!!! I am willing to wait for a fresh cooked meal; I don't go to chain restaurants!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, terrific specials. Reasonable portions. They don't over do anything, but provide a " just right" portion. A great find on our part.

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vipPolly
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem suitable for special occasions, business dinners or just a casual night out. The food is spectacular - all homemade with special touches. Highly recommend that you book it for a special occasion soon!

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RonB
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An early quiet dinner so we had the attention of our waiter and the owner.

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vipadrienneF
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to Nancetta and will definitely come back. Food was excellent as was the presentation and the service.

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best Italian food in Pittsburgh. Cozy atmosphere for cold winter night dining. Definitely try the squash blossoms.

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vipPolly
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant for food, service and enjoying discussions with the owners. Highly recommend Nancetta's.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food and atmosphere. The gnocchi, ravioli and spaghetti Bolognese was some of the best we’ve ever had.

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vipBill
Pittsburgh
138 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time there. Great find. Great menus. We’ll be back.

FAQs

Nancetta's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 781-2220.

Nancetta's Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.