The Forge

4.8
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The Forge is a craft-cocktail and Mediterranean small-plates lounge. We invite our guests to spend their time with us imbibing custom-forged cocktails or locally sourced spirits, beer, and wine while enjoying our expertise in Mediterranean cuisine that we are committed to deriving from regional producers.

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
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 40 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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LaurenS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brisket and delightful drinks. Glad we got to spend a cold night feeling warm and welcome here!

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Jessica
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fantastic place for romantic date night. Service was knowledgeable and very attentive. 2/3 of the food was good-maybe just an off night. We will return for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! The chef is great! Will definitely be back soon! LOVED the brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I get the required 2 hour time limit but it felt really short. We would have liked to have stayed to order more food and have more drinks but had to leave bc of the 2 hour limit. But I get it. Just sharing that it affected our experience.

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Samantha412
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The unity drink was DELICIOUS! (Yes- egg white cocktail with garnished with an edible flower

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the time we got inside until it was over. Our server Sarah was truly outstanding and Zor the Chef came out and sat with us making the whole experience over the top. This is an AWESOME place with a great vibe, an excellent bartender, super friendly hostess and love the pizza/flat bread chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent craft drinks and great pizza with the wood burning oven.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New York restaurant ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The forge was an awesome experience. The chef visited our table several time to talk about his food, you felt a part of his family. The ambiance is very luxe and cozy and our server was very personable and friendly. The food was unreal. It was so flavorful and delicious! Drinks were knockout and the wine list was very comprehensive. GO VISIT THIS RESTAURANT!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved coming to the Forge for late night drinks and cheese. Sarah was awesome and we will be back

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SanjaSmalls
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish, I am a vegan and they’re menu is super vegan friendly. I ordered a pizza which they made with vegan cheese and it was so good! I enjoyed the atmosphere and the ambiance as well. The staff was beyond great and their drinks were so great too! Overall this place was great and I would recommend checking out and supporting!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was amazing!! Great atmosphere! Would highly recommend!

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MicheleE
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the mood to relax in a comfortable space, enjoy a bottle of wine and eat delicious food. Once again, The Forge did not disappoint! The lighting is always perfect, the music was great and at a level where you can enjoy it but still have a conversation and hear each other.

The service was fantastic, as always. It truly makes a big difference walking into a place where everyone is friendly and attentive, especially after having a very long and stressful work week.

The food is incredibly tasty. I love ordering the small plates and decided to go with my favorites, the blooming cauliflower and the grilled chicken shishlik. My husband ordered the Keith’s Pie pizza and loved it.

We will most definitely be back...it’s one of our favorites!

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BillD
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! Will definitely return soon.

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vipAlexisB
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience. Menu was succinct and on point. Our pizzas and flatbreads tasted great! Service was very good and Sarah did a great job.

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SMmmmmmn
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stand out small plates. Cocktail menu looked delicious (next time). Ambiance was excellent...owner stopped by the table and chatted a bit and shared some music/song selection.

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vipAvig
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, the pizza was delicious.I really liked the atmosphere! Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, vegan options, excellent cocktails and service. Love the chairs and setup

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was perfect.The relaxed ambience for a cocktail bar. Enjoyed the Rainbow platter.

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rebeccac
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Parking can be a little tricky in the area though.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was awesome and very tasty. The cocktails were okay. One of them was really good, but the other lacked flavor. However, the service was dreadful. I don’t know if the particular server/bartender was new, but she seemed really overwhelmed even though there was maybe one other table. My food came out about 15+ minutes after my friend’s. I was charged too much for my meal and they chalked it up to it being a “larger size”, but there were no size differences on the menu. The server just brushed off all of the things clearly wrong with our time there and it was very strange to encounter. There was a complete lack of service, but the food would definitely bring me back.

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Stacy
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A cool space and awesome falafel! I would definitely go back to try a few more menu items.

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AlysonC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot get enough of this place. I bring everyone I know here! Amazing food, perfectly crafted drinks, and everyone is always so nice <3

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vipPghEater
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday here on a Saturday night and it was FANTASTIC. The attention to detail with the food, the ambiance, the drinks, the PEOPLE and the service. All top notch. It was a pleasure spending time here with family and friends. Highly recommend!!

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Johnnyhads
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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DianeW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive bartender and wait staff. Chef was personable. Food was delicious and unique selections. Would recommend and go again!

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KarenP
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and ambiance here! Great food and especially great cocktails.

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vipMike
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambience and cocktails

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JimT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Drinks were also very good. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool small plates and cocktails with live music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

It was amazing

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GinaM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the small plates and cocktails. The seating arrangements are interesting and different. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and especially the friendly service. The place is beautiful and the cocktails were amazing. We loved the food. The meat and cheese board was so fresh and had a wonderful array of cheese and meats. The blooming cauliflower and pizza were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Food was not good at all but I don’t think that’s this place’s strong suit. The drinks and atmosphere were awesome and that’s what you come here for!

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vipDMSPgh
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had the pizza it was excellent. Friendly staff as well

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SKro
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed it! The pizza is great - loved the crust - and the cauliflower was outstanding. The cocktails were good too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try the Forge for a night of cocktails and tapas. Was pleasantly surprised by the vibe and the cheeriness of the staff. Made our experience all the more enjoyable. We ordered the rainbow (Mediterranean salads and fresh pita imported from Israel) and chicken shishlik. The flavor was amazing in every dish! Will definitely be back to try more on the menu. The craft cocktails were delicious- it was obvious that they took the time to master their drinks here. Pittsburgh lacks places like this and it was a fun and unique night out for us. I had such an awesome time and will be back soon.

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Henry
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was nervous about going out to eat go out with all this madness going on but my wife convinced me to. Could not be happier I did. The service was really friendly and went out of their way to keep everything clean. The food was really good. My wife and I split a Davey's and some apps. ( The watermelon salad and cheese plate) Holy smokes was it good. It reminded us of our honeymoon in Greece. The drinks were top notch as well. I am not usually a drinker but actually had two! Despite my hesitation to go back out I would recommend stopping by. I am not usually one to write reviews but with these tough times I wanted to make sure everyone knows how great this place is. We will be back no doubt.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at the Forge Pgh! The food was fantastic (you have to try the tofu and the Davey pizza!) and everything tasted fresh and delicious! We each ordered one of the house cocktails, and honestly I don't think you could go wrong picking any of them! The ambiance was so relaxing and the service was wonderful! I also had to mention that the bathrooms were incredibly neat and tiddy. The woman's bathroom even had a nice assortment of products in case you forgot anything you needed! Overall it was such a treat coming down! We will definitely be back soon!

(ps. there is even free parking in the lot right next to the Clemente Museum!!)

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was delightful, we loved the comfy couches and chairs and intimate dining area, spacing for social distancing wasn’t perfect but still didn’t feel awkwardly separated, my boyfriend loved the pizza sauce, my favorite dish was the blooming cauliflower, I had a delicious mocktail and our server was very attentive!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Forge using the Order Online button. The Forge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 408-3322.

The Forge is rated 4.8 stars by 40 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.