Vilka bistro

4.1
145 reviews
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$30 and under
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Welcome to Vilka Bistro, one of the Pittsburgh area's favorite new restaurants!
​Upscale, yet casual; blending a little bit of South Beach, NYC & LA, right in the heart of Bethel Park, at the Millennium Shops.
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Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early dinner reservation at 6p. The place was empty which was worrisome.
Sat outside very nice area.
Server was very attentive menu selections were great with VERY reasonable prices.
I had scallops and my husband had the fisherman pasta.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very loud and had the look of a remodeled car garage. Dirty concrete flooring and no interior separation made it feel like a banquet hall. The place was not busy but the service was not good. The food was really bad. Stale chips in the nachos that were truly awful. Both our entrees tasted like a burger king cook prepared them. Really no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Save your money and your stomach and go somewhere else.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Mother’s Day dinner

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LC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Upon arrival, we waited at least 10 minutes before someone greeted us and got us a table. I find it slightly baffling that they don’t have a hostess covering the podium at all times. First impressions are everything. The food is always excellent though. The turkey club is to die for. Our server was average, not very attentive. Never got a water refill. I’ll go back for the food, but the service is sub-par.

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L
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average menu, service food, atmosphere. There is nothing special calling me back except proximity to home and likelihood of getting a last minute table. Below average wine selection is certainly not a draw. It’s OK for a local bistro.

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SZ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my best friend out to dinner for her 10th Anniversary because her husband was out of town. We sat out on the patio and relaxed with wonderful food and drink. Dylan was our fabulous server who made sure we had everything we needed. We had a wonderful evening and will definitely be back.

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SR
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My wife ordered the flank steak and I ordered the scallops. Both were overcooked. My wife ordered her steak medium and it was well done as were my scallops. The food has to improve if this place is going to survive.

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

Absolutely loved my experience at vilka bistro, it far exceeded my expectations. Great service too!

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OT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Exceptional food, service. Cement floors.

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SC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone in our group was pleased with our lunch. The food was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs and very knowledgeable. Great place for lunch. We were not hurried as in many places today. Will definitely come back there.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful variety of delicious food on the Sunday buffet! The unlimited mimosas took over the top!

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j
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good brunch food. Omelette maker was great. A bit high priced though for the array of brunch food. Made reservations on open table and price listed on line was $26.50 but when we sat at our table the server told us the price was $32.50???? Noise level a bit high.

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LG
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to go for Happy Hour! Love the appetizers and wine!

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OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I had higher expectations for this establishment. It wasn’t bad, but for the price, it wasn’t good. I ordered a wedge salad. It was served to me with a brown, wilted center. Not very appealing! The risotto had no flavor. My crabcakes appeared similar to ones I get from a box at Sams Club. My husbands steak was made to his liking, and I also thought it tasted excellent. The mashed potatoes were sticky. This is a kid friendly establishment which Was a plus for us. However, paying 6 dollars for a grilled cheese my son wouldn’t eat because it was burnt on one side and I cooked on the other was a bit annoying. All of our food was served warm, but as if it sat a while before served to us.

To spend as much as we did for this meal, I would anticipate I higher standard of food quality. We will check this place off the bucket list!

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LG
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I typically like Vilka for happy hours (drink and food specials). This time I went for lunch on a Sunday. Food was good and service was excellent, but I still prefer the Happy Hour Menu.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was great. However, overpriced and poor quality food made the experience disappointing.

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t
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The servers and management could not have been more gracious -- however, nothing could compensate for food that was overpriced and arrived overcooked and tough after a long wait.

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SS
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portions small. For price they should include at least bread.

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RH
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. A little bit loud hit worthy it for sure. The only thing they should do is to serve bread or rolls. That is a definite Thing for
Most of us PITTSBURGH people !!!!!!

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OT
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average food with above average prices

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BV
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Christie was a fabulous server. Our group will be back and we will bring more friends next time. I have already told relatives about our experience.

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch lots of different options at the buffet and you can never go wrong with bottomless mimosas!

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

I loved my meal. The Food was delicious and fairly priced but drinks were wayyyyy overpriced.

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurant experiences I’ve had in my life. We came here for our anniversary dinner and it was absolutely perfect from the atmosphere to the drinks. Every detail that they put into their entrees and their service did not go unnoticed. I cannot wait to return and will recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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SC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was average. Not bad but nothing to get excited about. Would not recommend

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BC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Generally okay. Food and service were good. I find the dining area a bit too well lit it had a cafeteria feel.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Fun birthday dinner!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall pleased the house salad dressing excellent
The ribeye excellent cajun style
spicy pasta good and spicy but sauce temp was lukewarm
otherwise overall very good and will go back

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TR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Awesome service. Would definitely recommend and definitely a repeat customer. Our waitress was excellent and very knowledgeable in the menu and drink recommendations.

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B
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was average and lacked interesting flavors. I also thought it was very expensive for the quality of the food. Our group will not return, sadly.

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N
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was good. Pecan salad great.salmon was good but couscous was gummy. My husbands "New York Strip" was thin chewy and seemed to be more a "Flat Iron Steak". His Brussels sprouts were ice cold and his mash potatoes only lukewarm.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food ! Great service - will definitely come back!

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a surprise! We drive past this restaurant but never see any cars so we didn’t try it. Our friends love it and invited us to meet them. It was very, very good. Loved the quiet atmosphere and good menu selections. Food was great. Will definitely go back!!!

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

Went for the very first time and plan on returning! I usually do not write reviews but finally something in the South Hills worth going back too! We started off with tuna and mussels in pesto sauce for an appetizer, it was delicious. There were 4 of us and everyone loved their meal.
For dessert we had a double brownie dish, peanut butter pie and crepe brûlée ....all delicious!!!

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JP
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dylan is the backbone of this restaurant! We have had him as our server several times and each time he has made our dinner so special! The food is consistently delicious and the price is right on all menu items.

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TT
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Valentine’s Day. It was our first time here. Beautiful, big restaurant. Plenty of room between tables. Nice wine, comfortably priced. We had salmon and spicy pasta. Both tasty. Service was attentive and friendly.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My family went there for Valentine’s Day and it was our first visit. The staff was excellent; however, the food was just okay. As expensive as it was, we wish the food tasted better. Though, my 18 month old really enjoyed the buttered noodles.

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AT
Pittsburgh
42 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was very impressed. Very good service and great food. Nice variety on the menu and top-rate cocktails. Will be back... soon.

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s
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've passed this restaurant many times but this was my first visit. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. She knew the menu well. The food was delicious and prepared quickly. The rest of the staff was also friendly. We will definitely go back!

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FH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third time there, and the experience was just as enjoyable as the first time. Staff is friendly and the food was very enjoyable. Our friends said that they had wanted to try it out and will be back.

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