The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh

4.8
528 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fondue
Pittsburgh's favorite celebration restaurant. "The Melting Pot is pure entertainment," declares the NY Times. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two, a gathering of friends for a bridal or baby shower, girl's night out, happy hour, or a birthday, The Melting Pot has the recipe to make all your occasions special. Relax in our inviting, open, elegant atmosphere and let our attentive servers guide you through our selection of fondues, sauces, and fine wines. Winner of an "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine. The Melting Pot specializes in fondue and offers a wide variety of menu options for all dietary needs. In addition to our regular menus, we also serve gluten free and vegan offerings.


To-go options are now available! Place an order online or by calling the restaurant!

Experiences

  • Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

    $45.21 per person

    Jan 11 - Jan 24, 2021

    Pittsburgh Restaurant Week is back January 11--24. Join the Melting Pot as we offer the Big Night Out 4-Course Experience for $45.21 per person. Reservations strongly recommend in order to take advantage of this great offer!
  • Valentine's Day

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2021

    Show the special person in your life how much they mean to you by booking a table for Valentine's Day at the Melting Pot! This Valentine's Day weekend, the Melting Pot is offering a prix fixe 5-Course menu for $85 per person. Looking to add some extra romance to the day? Call us at the restaurant to add rose packages or one of our ultimate platinum experiences to your reservation! (**Valentine's Menu will be the only menu offered on February 13 and 14. All regular menu items will not be available.)

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 528 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.7
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Krys
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly, informative, and great energy. The food was great. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun making our own food! Everything was delicious.

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BrianP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome night with even better food and outstanding service!

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TSICURN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was Amazing and we had a fabulous dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Melting Pot to celebrate a birthday. The service was outstanding. The server we had was very attentive.

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TanishaA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food for a great price thanks to restaurant week the wait staff was pleasant and the food was top notch

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded 6 hours ago

We are happy you were able to join us for Restaurant Week this year. Thank you for the review and positive feedback on our service staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun for a night out with teenaged children!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded 6 hours ago

This is great to hear! Fondue is always a fun way to connect with your family and friends. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A date with my daughter

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you for joining us and we hope that the date with your daughter was a memorable one.

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vipAlexandra
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic servicing experience

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you for joining us and we are vey happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience!! Hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great waiter!

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vipAdam
Pittsburgh
66 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Slim pickings to choose from these days, however the Melting Pot offers a nice 'outside' solution. Always enjoy the unique nature of our meals at MP, however their prices are really extraordinary for what is offered. The food is tasty and fresh and service is good, but they charge about double what they should.

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vipCindyPS
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a family holiday get together and met all of our expectations! From the cheese course straight through to the chocolate fondue everything was fantastic! My father is hard to please and when I heard him making pleasure noises I knew we had a hit :-) Patrick was our server and was just fantastic. He was so pleasant and aimed to please. We will be back soon!!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that your entire family enjoyed the holiday together and we were able to host. Our service team will be happy to read your review and we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve your family this year. Thank you for your support of our business. Chris M - Owner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for an engagement dinner. The table was beautiful and the food was amazing. Special thanks to Nick the manager for all the help!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded 7 hours ago

We are so happy to hear that your big night was a success! Congratulations! Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and we will pass this along to our management team and commend them on providing you with the Perfect Night Out.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 11/10

Didn’t think I would be charged for roses and candle🥺😭

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mysharona
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating here. The food and service are always great. We've had Eddie as our server a few times. He is always polite, helpful and efficient. They have a new wine flight to pair with each course. The Classis flight had some really good wines. It cost $$20 for 4 glasses of wine and all of them were over $20 a bottle and a few over $30 so well worth the price to try different wines.
The restaurant did a great job with the new COVID rules. We felt very safe with all the precautions the restaurant has taken.

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and for writing such a wonderful review of your experience. We agree with you that the wine flights are an excellent way to enjoy a variety of our wines. We are also happy to hear that you felt comfortable and safe in our restaurant. We are doing our absolute best to keep all of our guest and staff safe in these times. We hope to see you again soon.

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ChristopherR
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always; however the service provided by Megan was absolutely phenomenal and made our evening in Pittsburgh perfect!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you for such a positive review and we are delighted to hear that your night in Pittsburgh was so special. We will be sure to share your comments with Megan and commend her for going above and beyond. Please visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and service was very good and helpful.

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service. We hope to serve you again in the future.

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vipnonicknameneeded
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

food was good. service was OK - our waiter was hard to track down but other staff were helpful. overall good experience. new space looks nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11/10 😋😋
Great dinning experience

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on December 14, 2020

Wow, Thank you for the high praises, 11/10 is hard to beat! We are excited to hear that your experience with us was outstanding. Please join us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was very bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a dining experience. Our server Aaron was really attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone

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Elmer
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great the dinner date for two was great value

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vipMichaelJ
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Sean L was amazing. The food at the Melting Pot is always consistently delicious. I visited Saturday, 10/31/202 for a date night I've been to the Melting Pot many times but this time I had exceptional service. Sean L was attentive and went above and beyond. A big THANK YOU for Sean L. My date night was a success. As a side note the host did a great job educating me on the St. Jude promotion which is what I ended up ordering. so YUM!!!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on November 2, 2020

This is great news and we will be sure to commend Sean on a job well done. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review and we hope to see you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most incredible experience!!!!! Loved it & planning on going back soon!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us and we are vey happy to hear that your experience was Incredible!! See you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It has been almost two years since we have been to the Melting Pot here in Pittsburgh. It used to be a unique experience and an intimate date night. You used to feel all alone with their large booths and dark lighting. Then they moved to their new location, it’s modern, bright and speedy. Fondue is no longer made table side (not just because of Covid), it’s no longer an intimate experience. It’s just another restaurant, the food was okay, nothing wonderful, nothing bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1st time I ever went, I think it was nice, for a 1 time experience. It's very exspensive.

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vipChristopherB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and food was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The ambiance is not as good as it use to be at the old location. It use to have a very romantic vibe but now it reminds me of a high end tgifridays. Portions aren’t what they use to be either.

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Ryan1
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience, definitely worth trying. Definitely will be back again!

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DiannS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The melting pot is always outstanding! The food is awesome, although a little higher priced than necessary.

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vipJoshuaS
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was a fantastic server. She was very friendly and courteous and she was also very prompt with refills and requests. The food was top notch as always and we appreciate the great food and service we receive at The Melting Pot! Thanks to the whole staff for another great experience!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on October 9, 2020

This is fantastic to read. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again in the future.

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vipCatherinec
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a huge chain person. My daughter wanted to try it out, and I agreed. It’s a fun trip, but really, the quality of the food is sub par for what you pay. This isn’t a pittsburgh specific experience - had the same experience in Charlottesville (this time it was my son who was dying to try it). So, overall, it’s fun. A good place to get your kids off of their devices because they have to actively pay attention to their food - that should get it an extra star, actually. But if you want excellent food or good value, try a local chef!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for dining with us recently and your honest feedback. We do understand that the fondue experience is not for everyone and certainly appreciate your opinion. We would like to hear more about your experience regarding the food if you have the time to elaborate, please send your feedback or contact details to pittsburghmeltingpot@yahoo and I will contact you to discuss. Regards, Chris M. - Owner

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Not sure why they ask for occasion when no one recognized our sons birthday. It wasn’t a busy night and as server’s walked by table they kept trying to take our food not eaten yet. Server adjusted fondue and it burnt at bottom some. He had temperature so high my son reached across pot and steam burned his wrist due to temperature so high. It by far wasn’t a busy night and with social distancing us being out helping restaurant the experience could have been far better for my son’s favorite place to eat on his birthday. Maybe they just had a bad night. Last visit someone fired a waitress and all she did was curse on way out door.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a great experience overall. Our waiter was great, everything was clean and following CDC guidelines which made me feel very safe eating here during a pandemic. The only downside was the table we were seated at which was in a very odd location (like between two walk ways) and the table was much taller than the chairs which made it a bit awkward and less enjoyable.

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for dining with us recently and your review. We appreciate you noticing that we are committed to providing a safe & sanitary experience for our guest and do agree that some our our tables locations are not the best. Your perspective is valuable and we will look at ways we can correct this going forward. We hope to see you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great !! Celebrated my daughters birthday

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 28, 2020

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your recent occasion. We are happy to hear that you had a good time and hope it was a memorable birthday for your daughter.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just got home from my best friend’s birthday at the Melting Pot, and everything was perfect! Aaron S. was our server and we had two other (Aaron/Erin)s with us and had a great time with that!! Food was amazing!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 28, 2020

This is awesome and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed everything. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review and will be sure to pass it along to Aaron and the entire staff. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect day for my friend. Both her and I loved each and every moment of it!

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 28, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for the warm review and we hope that you will return again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Have not been to the Melting Pot P

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TomG
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok
table out in the open and upstairs
Celebrating Anniversary

FAQs

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 261-3477.

The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh is rated 4.8 stars by 528 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.