Talia Cucina Rosticceria
It is unusual for a very high quality kitchen has the dining experience diluted by a decibel level sports bar on Super Bowl Sunday
Very good menu. Simple but good optionss. Noisy but not crowded the night we went so it was enjoyable.
Great food and great service!
Lovely place for a classy bachelorette dinner. Unique, delicious dishes.
We were pleasantly surprised. The decor is simple, and it looks like it might be more of a lunch spot. But excellent service, good wines by the bottle and glass and stellar cooking really took it into five star territory. Roast chicken sounds simple, but it hard to do well. Roast porchetta was awesome, but the biggest surprise was grilled artichokes with white bean hummus.
Great atmosphere and knowledgeable waitstaff. Best music I’ve heard in a restaurant in a long time.
Great food, drinks, and service!
Terrific food. The limited menu still has something for everyone. House-made soups, pastas and breads are the standouts. The risotto was perfection. The service was top-notch. Our server, Jennifer, was attentive and unpretentious, making for a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience.
We always enjoy dining here. Excellent food & service! Highly recommended!
Situated directly across from our hotel, Talia was a delight. From the hostess who managed the indescribably rude people in front of us with ease and a smile, to our gem of a waiter, and the regulars next to us who shared their tip for the olive oil cake, we enjoyed every minute.
We visited prior to the theater and were served with ample time to get there before curtain. I had porchetta and my family had canneloni and grilled octopus. We also tried roasted olives and some sort of creamy appetizer with crostini and arugula. I was curious about porchetta ever since seeing it being made on an episode of the new "Queer Eye" show. The portion was ample but made of thin slices of pork loin over carmelized onion and broccolini that managed to be charred yet still pretty tough to chew. The whole was doused with gravy. Many of the pork slices were dry. If we go back, I won't get the porchetta. My son enjoyed the octopus and my husband pronounced the canneloni "OK." The restaurant was loud but we could still converse without shouting.
Menu was limited but food was excellent. I’d check the menu in advance. Service was super.
The wait staff was friendly and extremely helpful, the food was unique and delicious! I am looking forward to a return trip.
WE we're very happy with our dinners at Talia this past Mat 11th, 2019. Excellent food and great service we will let people know and try to return their as we get into downtown Pittsburgh. Great date night or going to the Heinz Hall or the Benadium for a show.
Not bad but not great. The famed Porchetta was a huge pile of thinly sliced pork served on a bed of broccolini- tasty but some of the pork was too dry. Crab pasta likewise was okay but there was no discernible chunks of crab, just little threads with a barely discernible crab taste. Service was great. Wine list is totally Italian but no Pinot Grigio and happy hour prices do not apply to the dining room.
Enjoying Talia's current lunch menu (April 2019). It has a little bit of everything, offering a nice variety for lunch without being to heavy or crazy-unique that you have to Google ingredients or totally customize your order to remove 101 things. Plus, very reasonably priced for sit-down lunch. Sandwich big enough to talk half back for later, filling sides, all for a buck or two more than what you'd pay at popular quick service restaurants for soup and salad, or half-sandwich and s/s.
Not from Pittsburgh - visited Talia as part of an overnight stay. I - and the rest of my party - was so impressed! We had a wonderful experience - amazing food, great service, and pleasant ambiance. Feel free to open a location in Downtown Columbus, Ohio!
My Wife and I enjoyed dinner here before attending a Theater production. Food was great. Homemade pasta is incredible . Jaime, Our host, made it a wonderful experience!
Will come back again!
Maybe it's because I'm a native New Yorker, but overall I was disappointed in Talia Cucina. I was in town for a few days and was staying right across the street, so I decided to give it a try. The staff there is fantastic, very friendly and attentive. It's a nice looking place, although I felt the table height didn't work well with the chair height, the table felt a few inches too high to be completely comfortable.
I'm an octopus lover, so started with the grilled octopus. It was just okay, could definitely have used additional seasoning in the form of salt and acid, but more importantly the texture was off. I never understood it when people told me they hate octopus, but now I get it! If they've only ever had it with a texture like I had from Talia, I wouldn't like it either. It was a bit slimy and made it hard to stomach after a few bites.
The ricotta gnocchi entree was really good texturally- the gnocchi were nice and light and the brisket in the sauce fell apart it was so tender! What was really lacking, again, was seasoning. The sauce was very bland and on the sweet side. It really would have benefitted from something as simple as a bit more salt.
Seeing as they have a small menu, I would have thought each item would have been perfected, but the seasoning overall was lacking (P.S.- I'm not a salt-a-holic, I rarely add salt to my foods, just fyi).
The rotisserie pork that they are “know for” was all fat and only a very very small portion was edible
Great bar.. Nice menu, ample choices. Great location downtown.
Everything about our experience was very good. The only minus, and it was a minor one, was our server was a bit TOO enthusiastic at at every opportunity.
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Talia Cucina Rosticceria. The ambience of the restaurant was perfect. The food was prepared with fresh herbs and the seasoning was perfectly balanced. The service was outstanding ! Thank you.
my wife got scallops . very good. I had a strip steak . very average. was supposed to come with mashed sweet potatoes and spinach but it came with asparagus and no potatoes but they finally brought me fingerling potatoes half way through the dinner. bread costs $3. i'd like to try the bar some time for happy hour.
The food was good, different. Would v recommend the spaghetti with cream sauce. Drinks on the small side for the price. Server was attentive.
First time dining at Talia. Food and service was good but the value factor was missing. We found the restaurant was a little pricey! Probably will not return fo dinner...maybe a lunch spot in the future?
great food and even better service. But noisy!
Good food and service. Enjoyed dinner before a show. We will be back.
Great pizza. So, so pasta. Service not so great.
Excellent meal - the fettuccine with broccoli rabe was exquisite! The waiter provided great service and my Italian Combover (cocktail) was wonderful. The *only* issue was the temperature - it was quite chilly and I had to keep my wool scarf wrapped around me. I will definitely be coming back - but perhaps on a day when the outside temps are more mild.
I had only ever stopped in for happy hour, but was pleasantly surprised and delighted with the food. The dining room is a bit claustrophobic, but the excellent food and service more than make up for it.
It was delicious. Absolutely delicious. The dining room doesn’t match the food. The service was excellent. I’m not a person who writes reviews or easily impressed with food, but holy cow this was yummy. The white beans, the porchetta were the best.
We always LOVE our experience with Talia!! The food is fantastic - I personally recommend the steak, gnocchi, and the prosciutto pizza! Melissa, Eric, Scott, & Chef Steve consistently provide above and beyond service. Already looking forward to our next visit!
The food was great, the atmosphere was awesome and the staff was excellent! Couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience!
The best pasta I had in US so far. Finally, “al dente” means something here!
What a wonderful restaurant. My fiancée and I love eating here. Food and staff are top notch.
My husband and I loved our dining experience at Tavia! We really enjoyed the delicious 4 course Valentine's Day Dinner. Each course was paired with a glass of wine. The atmosphere was very romantic. The staff was very friendly and each course was timed perfectly. We will definitely be returning for another date night!
Great food - tons of gluten free options! Get a pizza to share with the table and order a few sides and starters. Get one of the house roasted meats added to a pasta dish and you can try everything on the menu.
It is a little pricy, all ala carte but the dinners were very good.