Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Pittsburgh / Western PA
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Shadyside
Garbarino's, Pittsburgh, PA

Garbarino's

4.3
4.3
350 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Garbarino's is a 4th generation family restaurant that was brought back to life! originally opened 1945 in Long Island and closed in 1996, Chef Andrew Garbarino decided to bring his families 51 year history back. While most of the menu is influenced from southern Italy you can still find some Northern touches. All pastas are made fresh in house and all wines by the glass will be Italian. Gluten free pasta available at no extra charge.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 665-2880
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Garbarino
  • Private party facilities
    Please call or email info@thetwistedfrenchman.com to inquire for any private events
  • Neighborhood
    Shadyside
  • Cross street
    S. Beatty Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking is free after 6pm Monday - Saturday and free all day on Sunday. There is a Pittsburgh Parking Authority parking lot located behind the restaurant on S. Beatty Street which is $1/hour Monday - Saturday and free all day on Sunday. Please be advised this parking lot is head in parking only.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 350 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

350 Reviews
  1. Clyde

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were great. I would recommend eating here.

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. They were super accommodating for meals and had suggestions for folks with dietary restrictions! Pasta was delicious and chewy and felt homemade and the caprese burrata starter was amazing. Huge portions so we had plenty of leftovers.

    Is this helpful?

  3. carriek

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    If I wanted to have “authentic” Italian food I would have went to Della Tera or Dish. I’ve had better Italian food at the Olive Garden

    Is this helpful?

  4. ThomasK

    Pittsburgh

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service , food was fantastic and we enjoyed the meal overall

    Is this helpful?

  5. Gene

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drink.

    Is this helpful?

  6. BeverlyM

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there on a Monday so only 4 tables were occupied. It was enjoyable, close to where our party lives. We would go back. The food was delicious!

    Is this helpful?

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere and it is hands down the best Italian food! Love the Greens and Beans best I’ve ever had! Second best The Sicilian pasta dinner with eggplant and sausage huge potions. I miss the bread and garlic dipping oil!!

    Is this helpful?

  8. MichaelW

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent! Food quality was outstanding! Portions were great! We will definitely be back!

    Is this helpful?

  9. JacquelineS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, a nice place , good food, just took a little bit longer for our entrees than we would have expected on a later week night

    Is this helpful?

  10. OliviaD

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from start to finish was fantastic. The chef came out a few times to even chat with us and thank us for coming. Will definitely be back.

    Is this helpful?

  11. LindaP

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good but not great. Beans and greens were salty and mushy, calamari was pretty standard, eggplant parm was considered excellent and fish was very good. White wine choice of the server was excellent. Tiramisu was okay. So, a mixed bag.

    Is this helpful?

  12. BC2009

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is slightly upscale Italian dining. The food was very good and the portions are fairly large, which somewhat outweighs the slightly higher cost than some other standard fare restaurants. The drinks were great too. Some drinks come with pasta noodle straws which is cute, for lack of a better word. Sunday night was a fairly quiet evening for the restaurant. Making a reservation was no problem either.

    Is this helpful?

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Will be coming back soon.

    Is this helpful?

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. A party of 9 can be difficult to satisfy and Eric did a great job of keeping us all very happy

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service has been abysmal the last 3 times we’ve eaten here. During the most recent time, apparently a server called off and the bartender was serving. A table next to us was served appetizers and their meals prior to us receiving our entrees. For a 6:30 reservation (with 2 kids no less), we had to beg for our order to be taken at 7:00, pleased for a bread basket by 7:30, and threatened to leave at 8 if the meals weren’t served by then. Food was incredible, but unfortunately that didn’t make up for the experience, especially at a restaurant where the noise level is such that you can barely hear the person across from you. Birthday dinner was kind of a bust.

    Is this helpful?

  16. Zamm

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and atmosphere! The restaurant could use a little updating, but overall had a great experience.

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and amazing service. We will definitely be back

    Is this helpful?

  18. AnthonyP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good not great . Huge portions though. We waited almost an hour for our food and it wasnt a very busy night at all. Overall good but I wouldnt rush to go back.

    Is this helpful?

  19. DianeB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful and the service was very friendly

    Is this helpful?

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. The staff are always attentive and professional, and this evening was no exception. First rate. The wedding soup was exceptional. I would have preferred the usual music selections (Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc.) to the new format (classic rock). For my family (ages 16-53), this was detrimental to what is usually a 5-star ambience.

    Is this helpful?

  21. MaryB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here, and once again did not disappoint! Great food and excellent service.

    Is this helpful?

  22. ChrisF

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, food, and service!

    Is this helpful?

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good!

    Is this helpful?

  24. lexc

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the cocktails, to the appetizer, to the main course was nothing short of amazing!

    Is this helpful?

  25. Shawn

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and friendly staff! A nice looking bar!

    Is this helpful?

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Stingy pour on cocktails

    Is this helpful?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit- enjoyed it again. Service is very good, food is amazing and the portions are a great value. Legit Italian food. It’s a noisy place due to the high ceilings and hard wood. Super cool. Super good. Highly recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for an early Valentine’s dinner. This was the probably the worst service I have ever had at a restaurant. We were seated 15 mins after our reservation (not a big deal), and then never had a server. The (wonderful) bartenders took turns coming to take our orders. But it’s not their responsibility. We should have had a server for our table. We waited so long between courses ... we were there 2+ hours. Not sure if they were short staffed because other tables seemed to have servers but we were completely neglected. Had to ask for bread after our salads came, which wasn’t delivered until after we were halfway through our entrees. Also, their menu was different than the one on their website — was looking forward to trying a specific dish that was no longer in the menu. Would not recommend at all — what a disappointment.

    Is this helpful?

  29. Corbs1251

    Philadelphia

    130 reviews

    3.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Meh- nothing special here. My dish ( cavatelli) was supposed to be spicy (as indicated on the menu) but it was not. Don’t get me wrong - the food was fine, but not “outstanding “. Service was sketchy and out waiter was spending a lot of time behind the bar for some reason.

    Is this helpful?

  30. RaineeK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious, drinks were strong and tasty, vibe was good. On the pricey side, but worth it.

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress forgot about us halfway through the meal. Wouldn’t even give us a water bottle for the table. Food was good. Would like to go back, if there was better service. When we arrived, the restaurant was not busy at all, so very disappointed with service.

    Is this helpful?

  32. ThomasK

    Pittsburgh

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice staff and great food

    Is this helpful?

  33. steveo

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the start with bread with hot olive oil, butter & garlic, pasta bolognese, tiramisu and cannoli was outstanding. Chef Drew stopped by and answered questions and made it feel like dinner at a friend's house. Top or our list, we'll be back!

    Is this helpful?

  34. charleb

    Pittsburgh

    115 reviews

    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We tried the spaghetti bolognese and the rigatoni ragu and both were delicious. My husband also had wedding soup, and liked it very much. The restaurant was very busy, and the server apologized for making us wait at the beginning, but she was very attentive and kept the food and wine coming on a timely basis. We like having this restaurant in the neighborhood, and will be back.

    Is this helpful?

  35. Madelyn

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recommended this restaurant on my way home! The pasta was delicious, as were the meatballs and arancini. Our wait person, Jeffrey, was wonderful.

    Is this helpful?

  36. HMM1

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful!

    Is this helpful?

  37. CathyC

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience

    Is this helpful?

  38. vava

    Cleveland

    77 reviews

    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had dinner during Restaurant Week. $35 per person. Appetizer, pasta and a dessert. A little much for a bowl of pasta, a cup of soup and a dessert. However, you could order some items from the regular menu, The service was very good and friendly. Our server Julia knew everything about the menu and was very accommodating and very informed. She made the experience very nice. The food was average. The dishes were more American Italian than traditional Italian style. The bread was just average, the hot oil was a great addition. The chicken Milanese was dry and topped with powdered parmesan cheese. The bolognese was not the delicate mix of celery, carrots and ground meat that it should be. Again, the service was great. They have a well trained and friendly team. Just need to work on the kitchen.

    Is this helpful?

  39. Foodie

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was exceptional.. all pasta is homemade and the red sauce was very light not a heavy tomato taste.. also the bread was so good homemade as well Nice selections of wines and the bottles were not overly priced We’ll be back

    Is this helpful?

  40. MaryAnn

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I am not sure if it was because of restaurant week but the food was just okay. not worth the 35.00 restaurant week price.

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Garbarino's is rated 4.3 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing
Google Map for Garbarino's

5925 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S. Beatty Street
  • Neighborhood
    Shadyside
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is free after 6pm Monday - Saturday and free all day on Sunday. There is a Pittsburgh Parking Authority parking lot located behind the restaurant on S. Beatty Street which is $1/hour Monday - Saturday and free all day on Sunday. Please be advised this parking lot is head in parking only.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Garbarino
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 665-2880
  • Private party facilities
    Please call or email info@thetwistedfrenchman.com to inquire for any private events
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo