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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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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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

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  1. C

    Clyde

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great. I would recommend eating here.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  3. c

    carriek

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    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
  4. TK

    ThomasK

    Pittsburgh

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service , food was fantastic and we enjoyed the meal overall
  5. G

    Gene

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drink.
  6. BM

    BeverlyM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!
  8. MW

    MichaelW

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent! Food quality was outstanding! Portions were great! We will definitely be back!
  9. JS

    JacquelineS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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
  10. OD

    OliviaD

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  11. LP

    LindaP

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    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.
  12. BC

    BC2009

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Will be coming back soon.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    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.
  16. Z

    Zamm

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere! The restaurant could use a little updating, but overall had a great experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and amazing service. We will definitely be back
  18. AP

    AnthonyP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    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.
  19. DB

    DianeB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and the service was very friendly
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    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.
  21. MB

    MaryB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time here, and once again did not disappoint! Great food and excellent service.
  22. CF

    ChrisF

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, food, and service!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good!
  24. l

    lexc

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the cocktails, to the appetizer, to the main course was nothing short of amazing!
  25. S

    Shawn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food and friendly staff! A nice looking bar!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Stingy pour on cocktails
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    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.
  29. C

    Corbs1251

    Philadelphia

    122 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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.
  30. RK

    RaineeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, drinks were strong and tasty, vibe was good. On the pricey side, but worth it.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    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.
  32. TK

    ThomasK

    Pittsburgh

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice staff and great food
  33. s

    steveo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  34. c

    charleb

    Pittsburgh

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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.
  35. M

    Madelyn

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommended this restaurant on my way home! The pasta was delicious, as were the meatballs and arancini. Our wait person, Jeffrey, was wonderful.
  36. HM

    HMM1

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!
  37. CC

    CathyC

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience
  38. v

    vava

    Cleveland

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    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.
  39. F

    Foodie

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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
  40. MA

    MaryAnn

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    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.

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

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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

  • 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

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