Nancetta's Ristorante

4.6
168 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 168 people are saying
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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
30 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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Luanne
Pittsburgh
1 review
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
1 review
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
28 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
23 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
8 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
132 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great! We had greens/beans, beet salad, eggplant Parmesan, and pork Milanese. The pork was better than my preparation! Only negative ( which I hope they correct) is we asked for our leftover greens/ beans and eggplant for doggie bag. Well you pick it up when you leave . And when we got home, it was not our dishes we had!! It was ravioli, and greens/beans. Hope they correct this because everything else was wonderful . Very personable owners came out a few times to ask us about our meal. Will go back!!

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Fireweed
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations to dine with our dear friends this evening. When we arrived, they were enjoying the delicious house Chardonnay. Fresh baked bread and olive oil dipping sauce started us off as we poured our own wine and placed our orders. We recommended the amazing gnocchi as an appetizer, one plate with marinara sauce and one with basil pesto. Superb!! Three of us ordered the chicken fruitto special and the beef eater of the group, Bill, raved about his prime ribeye steak. I watched as the knife cut through the steak like it was butter. I regret not tasting it myself. I had a side of house made pasta with Bolognese sauce which is hard to resist. I make sure I have Nancetta's pasta no matter what! Homemade desserts of Tiramisu and white chocolate lemon tart were shared at the table. Attentive service, perfectly timed courses and pleasant conversation with the owners, Paul and Nancy, enhanced a wonderful evening with our friends.

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vipDebP
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time diners at Nancetta's...enjoyed our meal very much! The gnocchi was melt-in-your-mouth delicious and my husband's spaghetti bolognese was also very good. Some of the reviews complain about service/wait time but our meal courses were timed just right. We did not feel rushed or that we waited too long between courses. We ordered appetizers which were both wonderful, and the chocolate explosion for dessert - fantastic! Our only complaint is since the restaurant is small the tables are close, and the party next to us was less than gracious:( which spoiled the mood slightly. We will definitely return though!

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vipBurghFoodie
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Made reservations for dinner based on raving reviews. The service was extremely slow. When we were seated, there were only 2 other tables filled, yet we did not get our appetizers for almost an hour! Entire meal consumed 2.5 hours. We are not talking Michelin rated type of experience here to justify the time spent waiting for our food to arrive. My companion had homemade linguine with clams and rib eye steak, I had chicken dish with roasted grapes and peaches (it was the special), and my daughter ordered pesto gnocchi. Everything was fresh and delicious, but nothing extraordinary. They do have nice selection of Italian reds. All in all, we will probably not return (unless in the area). We did not feel the restaurant was worth traveling for from the city.

Nancetta's Ristorante
Responded on October 30, 2019

Response to BurghFoodie Order in 6:32 Check Signout 8:43 We appreciate your input. I personally spoke with you about the wine and recommended a specific bottle. After researching there was a disconnect in the kitchen,the Sous Chef made the full Artichoke instead of the Artichoke Parcels & corrected the problem. This is why it took so long for your appetizers. I apologize & understand your dismay. Please contact us to give you a reason to make the trip to dine sooner than later

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vipSbmw
Pittsburgh
67 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Italian restaurant with homemade pastas and made to order courses. We’ll definitely be back!

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PattyF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Homemade pasta to die for! One of our favorites!

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vipBobM
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting this restaurant. Had a lovely dinner that included Dates with prosciutto appetizer, greens and beans, and 2 pasta dishes ( spaghetti bolognese and spaghetti Alfredo with spinach along with 2 glasses of wine for a reasonable $90. Everything is made from scratch. Owners are lovely and attentive. Service was very prompt. Will definitely return.

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vipMarsha
Pittsburgh
140 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time at Nancetta’s! One of us had the duck, another the Maryland crabs, another the chicken piccata and finally the veal piccata. The pieces of bread and sauce were delicious as we kept asking for more. All our meals were fantastic!!! Definitely going back. Both the owner and his wife came to our table to ask how everything was which was so classy.

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Fireweed
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a beautiful evening to dine on the patio. We sipped wine and sampled the house made bread with olive oil dipping sauce while deciding on an appetizer. We ordered the best gnocchi we've ever tasted as an appetizer. The pesto sauce is delicious on the tender gnocchi. The grilled Spanish octopus is also a favorite. One of the main dishes we ordered for the first time is the fennel and hot peppers with fresh house made pasta. The second dish is a new favorite called "chicken fruitti " made with tender chicken breast, fresh peaches, white grapes and toasted pistachios in Galliano cream sauce. We found ourselves nodding in approval and saying "Mmmm" as we tasted each other's food. We dine at Nancetta's often and love their food. The owners are passionate about creating authentic Italian food and it is evident when they greet each table. We enjoy the friendly interaction with Paul and Nancy as they describe what they want to accomplish with their Italian dishes. It is made to order and takes extra time to prepare, so we relax and make an evening out of the experience just like in Italy. The house made desserts are equally delicious and made with quality ingredients. Our favorite is the fresh berry custard tart. Can't wait go back!

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MarkE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food!
Great overall experience!!
Will be back!!

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vipDisappointed
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always wonderful. Love the ambiance, as well!

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Fireweed
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening to dine on the outdoor patio at Nancetta's. The giant umbrella shaded the table from the bright setting sun. After sundown, the pretty blue and green tree lights complemented the string lights around the patio.
Grilled octopus and Caesar salad for appetizers. The octopus was tender with a smoky flavor from the grill. Beautiful white anchovies accompanied the salad of crisp lettuce with a light lemony Parmesan dressing. We both ordered the must-have gnocchi with pesto sauce as a second app. Best gnocchi ever! Light and delicate pillows of goodness! For main course we ordered the always delicious chicken Romano and a new chicken dish with peach, white grapes, toasted pistachios in a Galliano cream sauce. The boneless chicken breast is tender and moist in both dishes. The chicken Romano has a light cheesy egg batter with a lemon cream sauce. The chicken with fruit has a complex sweetness with vanilla, anise and spices from the creamy Galliano sauce that melds with the fruit and nuts. This dish is a good choice to try something different. For dessert, we had the delicious tiramisu. It is made in-house. It is light in texture but tastes rich and creamy. The pistachio gelato was a perfect finale to the chicken frutti . The service was friendly, attentive and well timed. It was a very enjoyable experience.

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jjp076
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Our meals were high quality and the owners went out of their way to verify our complete satisfaction. The service was attentive and helpful. The pasta is made on premise with imported wheat and the chef completed a special request perfectly. We will return the next time we desire true Italian cuisine with a friendly atmosphere.

FAQs

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

Nancetta's Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 168 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.