Talia Cucina Rosticceria

4.3
224 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Talia features rustic and original takes on Italian classics, locally sourced ingredients, and Pittsburgh's only Amari Bar.
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TJ
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It is unusual for a very high quality kitchen has the dining experience diluted by a decibel level sports bar on Super Bowl Sunday

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b
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good menu. Simple but good optionss. Noisy but not crowded the night we went so it was enjoyable.

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C
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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AG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for a classy bachelorette dinner. Unique, delicious dishes.

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DS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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J
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and knowledgeable waitstaff. Best music I’ve heard in a restaurant in a long time.

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DS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, drinks, and service!

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DL
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining here. Excellent food & service! Highly recommended!

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KW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu was limited but food was excellent. I’d check the menu in advance. Service was super.

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EC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was friendly and extremely helpful, the food was unique and delicious! I am looking forward to a return trip.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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S
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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HU
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will come back again!

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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).

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The rotisserie pork that they are “know for” was all fat and only a very very small portion was edible

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D
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar.. Nice menu, ample choices. Great location downtown.

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S
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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K
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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w
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

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j
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good, different. Would v recommend the spaghetti with cream sauce. Drinks on the small side for the price. Server was attentive.

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JL
Pittsburgh
59 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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?

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s
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and even better service. But noisy!

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Enjoyed dinner before a show. We will be back.

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DH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great pizza. So, so pasta. Service not so great.

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PG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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l
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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KS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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BJ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the atmosphere was awesome and the staff was excellent! Couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience!

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OG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pasta I had in US so far. Finally, “al dente” means something here!

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant. My fiancée and I love eating here. Food and staff are top notch.

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D
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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AS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is a little pricy, all ala carte but the dinners were very good.

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