The Forge

4.8
97 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The Forge is a 21+ 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 97 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GiaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going and it was fantastic! The food and the service were amazing! We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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Veganfoodie1
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an excellent meal at The Forge. I have been there before and it is one of my favorite places to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! The food, service and atmosphere was amazing!

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Dash
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom for Mother's Day. The food and drinks were outstanding, and the decor was stunning. Definitely will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place to have a few drinks and some delicious tapas dishes. Atmosphere is low key and the place has a very cool vibe. Great new place!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is definitely a tapas and drinks place. The style was definitely different than most restaurants in Lawrenceville. The drinks were amazing, service was on point and food was very good. We had the rainbow, definitely recommend! We had tapas next and then a pizza to finish it off. It was a great dinner!

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SabrinaV
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, cool ambiance and delicious food & cocktails! Absolutely loved it.

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viptark1952
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

like being a living room food was not good I will not return no tables to eat off of have to bend over to eat I'm sorry but bad

JB
vipJoeB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas lounge. Great food and atmosphere for a casual night out. Don't miss the veggie board.

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Theforge
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I specifically booked a table for outside and the host told me I wrote a comment that said “outside” and insisted he couldn’t seat me outside. I pulled up the reservation and showed him I selected the outside option, I didn’t just leave a comment. My party was then moved to a crammed high top outside and our the staff was very unfriendly. He even began walking away when only half of the group put in food orders. Our drinks then came out after we had already had our food for 10 minutes. The food and cocktails were both exceptional, which made up for our poor service. However, I would be willing to try The Forge again as everyone had bad nights

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JulieS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal and experience at The Forge. The place is so warm and comfortable. I love the decor! The service was excellent and the food was delicious! The seared tuna was especially tasty! We will definitely be back sooner than later.

JA
JonA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cocktails great, appetizers great, pizzas edible - all three. Except for the noise, great atmosphere.

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vipPurell
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The service was good. The pizza and roasted vegetables were excellent. Outdoor seating is the sidewalk in front of the business, facing a busy intersection. Drinks are priced a little high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place! Great drinks!

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AnthonyA
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place with great & personable service! Loved every minute!

SH
vipSHP13
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Drinks were excellent, we had appetizers that were great.

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CarlyT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went to the Forge with a group of girlfriends (7 of us total) this past weekend. It was extremely easy to make the reservation for a large group and was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. The food was tasty (I really enjoyed The Brunch Board), my friends raved about their cocktails, and I even received a free glass of champagne for my birthday.

The seating was perfect for a group. We sat in a circle either in comfy armchairs or bench seating so it was really easy to chat. Also, our server was friendly and attentive. I will say that the ambiance was very dark and cozy, which we absolutely loved, but just a heads up that it is dark in there!

I would highly recommend The Forge for a group outing. We were there at 2pm, but I plan to go back during the evening with my boyfriend because I can imagine it would be perfect for a cozy date night too!

KC
vipKrisC
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great evening with our son! Loved the pizzas and the labneh and pitas were amazing. Robert couldn’t have been a better server. Super kind , patient and knowledgeable. Will absolutely return!

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Veganfoodie1
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at The Forge was excellent. I had a wonderful meal and the service was impeccable. I will be back soon.

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Aaron
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. The food is always amazing and the beverages are really good

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EmilyF
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The drinks were fantastic and the pizza was delicious! Will def be going back.

RJ
RJC1
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant was definitely something new and refreshing.

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AliciaA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks served in a unique setting with intimate "sitting areas" with tables. A great place to go for craft cocktails. The menu is not large, but everything is tasty.

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vipAllie
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great cocktail lounge vibe. Love that they partner and promote PA/local businesses. Perfect spot for date night or night out with friends.

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Heath
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were wonderful, the bartender came to our table and made personalized drinks based on what we liked and disliked.. the pizza was incredible and made in a stone fire.. the lounge was dim lit and cozy and the music was great.. will for sure be returning for another date night!

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PeterM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went here to meet up with some friends for a cocktail after not having seen each for awhile (yay covid). It’s a cute place with a moody and private atmosphere. It was perfect and we loved it! The lounge chairs were comfortable and the service was great. It’s a little pricey but well worth it for a drink or two.

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katek
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous vibe, cocktail lounge with good small bites. Drinks were delicious and not overpriced. Loved the roasted cauliflower and the pizzas. This would be a great place to go especially after a show.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best cocktail bar in town, no contest.

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Jason
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Relaxed environment with great cocktails and high quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a wonderful experience. The service, food and drinks where amazing. It was a great place celebrating my birthday. I highly recommend it and will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks and ambiance. The food is good but not great for the price, the ingredients used could be of better quality.

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MackenzieS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for my birthday and had a party of 12 people. The restaurant was very accommodating, and the atmosphere was amazing! The decor is great and so was the music- the service was even better. We will definitely be coming back in the near future!

JZ
JZZZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. We went on a quiet Tuesday night and very much enjoyed our dinner. I recommend their hummus and falafel.

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vipAmanda
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10! amazing food and service

MG
MatthewG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for brunch. Good vibe in the restaurant and cocktails were excellent. Would definitely go again.

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to lounge for drinks and small plates. Staff was excellent. Great ambience.

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was my/our first time at The Forge. We both LOVED it! It was a Valentine's Day dinner celebration for us, and The Forge couldn't have been a better choice! The food, drinks, and service was excellent, prices were also very good, but the thing that I loved most was the ambiance, casual/intimate seating (especially for 2 people), the cool/contemporary interior design, decor, and lighting all made the experience excellent and very memorable. We would highly recommend The Forge, and we are definitely coming back for more of this very pleasurable dining experience!

John Robinson

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 97 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.