About Sausalido - Pittsburgh

Sausalido, "The Local Bistro and Full Service Catering Company,” was opened in 2008 by Nicholas Mineo. Mineo presents fresh and delicious gourmet dishes by executing authentic New American & European cuisine. The name Sausalido was inspired by the small, intimate community of Sausalito outside of San Francisco in Northern California and by Mineo's grandfather, Lido. By focusing on fresh ingredients, local produce, value, knowledge, and service, Sausalido embodies its namesakes.

Sausalido's "Full Service Catering Company" prides itself on the core principles of the catering business. Service, quality, time, flexibility & value are essential to ensure complete client satisfaction. Sausalido's culinary team is passionate about gourmet cuisine and this is made evident by both their attention to detail and their emphasis on fresh flavors that intrigue the pallet.

4621 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Modern European, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Catering & Private Events Daily
Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Pearl

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 683-4575

Website:
http://www.sausalido.net/

Catering:
Whether you are hosting a business dinner or planning an elegant wedding, Sausalido's "Full Service Catering Company" is committed to providing you with an exceptional culinary experience! Available DAILY from 7am - 9pm, Sausalido serves Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner for everything from small family gatherings and cocktail parties to large corporate functions and multiple venue partnerships. Our passion for gourmet cuisine that supports & reflects local, sustainable ingredients ensures a combination of flavors to intrigue your palate.

Parking Details:
Public lots within a block of restaurant as well as on street parking.

Public Transit:
Throughout the neighborhood

Executive Chef:
Michael Simpson

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sausalido - Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.2

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4.3

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Cozy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Casual (6)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was very poor even though it didn't appear to be busy. My fiancee order a pasta dish which was dry and the pasta was clumped together. Probably the lowest quality pasta I have ever seen in a restaurant. My meal came with a side of broccoli, which was a single piece of broccoli. And it took over an hour after ordering for our entrees to arrive. Although there was nearly an hour gap between serving appetizers and entrees, during which our server rarely took notice of us, the staff acted as of this as normal. No apology or even acknowledgememt of an unusually long wait. This was a first, last, and only experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

See the Review I posted on TripAdvisor under the name "On the Bike Trail"

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My girlfriend and I had a great time here. The Brussel sprouts were awesome and the kitchen went out of their way to make a menu item gluten free for us and it turned out great! The pork chop and the NY Strip was great. Service was awesome and it’s BYOB!

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Spent our third New Years Eve here and they never disappoint. Food was fantastic along with their friendly service.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed a fabulous meal and delightful service on New Year's Eve.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved it - definitely will be returning! Cioppino was phenomenal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nick and his staff are very warm and friendly. Food is excellent! Never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Highly recommend! Great food and outstanding service. BYOB is great deal. Very willing to accommodate picky child food choice. Family really enjoyed our selections and the service person was friendly, attentive and spot on.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My friend and I started with the gouda cheese appetizer which was outstanding. The salads that came with dinner were not your run-of-the-mill side salad, good with a nice selection of vegetables. The artichoke bean dip that was served with the bread had a Pleasant taste although we could not decide what it was without the waitress telling us. The entrees were excellent my friend had the crab cakes and I had the hanger steak. Would definitely recommend based on this experience. It was my first time there

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely loved this place! Crabcake risotto was delightful and not too expensive. My husband loved his porkchop too. Plus it's BYOB---we will definitely be going back!!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Every part of our meal delicious. We almost filled up on the pesto bean dip!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Enjoyable food and good service. We got in and out quickly- that’s what we needed to continue out tour. Thanks!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Comfortable, friendly, BYOB restaurant. Food is freshly prepared and tasty. Try it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

in response to a question about whether there were nuts in a pesto that came with the smoked gouda( one of us has a nut allergy) our waiter checked with the kitchen and came back and said " we are a nut friendly ." We took that as no nuts. NOT. The cheese cake granola topping definitely had nut! Good thing we caught it.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

While this was a cute restaurant—service great—and food good we really had an ok experience for a few reasons. First I didn’t see any notation on OpenTable that this was BYOB, secondly, the menu on OpenTable was completely outdated—as the restaurants menu was completely different. Lastly we didn’t receive the bread and rosemary oil dip/white beans at all. And with no bar there was really no options for beverages beyond a few sodas and water. More like a locals place I guess as everyone else came prepared with wine and seemed to know the staff. Just not worth traveling for...

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful service and fantastic meal! I'm always cautious eating out because I have a dairy allergy. The waitress and chef worked with me to alter a main dish just a little, so I could enjoy it dairy-free, but without losing any of it's grandeur. Always a great time and BYOB!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have enjoyed Sausalido for years. One of our favorite "go to" places close to home.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Sausalido is consistently one of our favorite places to eat in Pittsburgh. Chef Michael's recipes are always as intriguing as they are delicious.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Neighborhood gem -- it was my first visit -- BYOB and no corkage fee.

Different food types -- so be prepared.
Appetizer -- smoked gouda was outstanding.

Polenta and sausage was tasty and not overwhelming.

Service is friendly and professional.

Will return for sure.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The meals are generally very good. The room is often cramped if it is a Friday or Saturday. We really like the option to bring your own wine for a nominal corkage fee of $2pp.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We selected this restaurant based on the reviews and four stars. Unfortunately, we left wondering why the reviews were so favorable. When we arrived, they seemed bothered, unprepared and surprised by our arrival despite being on their reservation list. A table was not ready in the main downstairs dining so we were shuttled upstairs to the dark and windowless restaurant area on the second floor. The appetizers were the best part of the meal. We should have stopped there. Our main dishes were disappointing, very tough pork tenderloin and under-cooked Swedish meatballs which seemed to be missing something (nutmeg?). The pumpkin ravioli was also under-cooked. The waiter was very friendly and accommodating which we appreciated, however, he stated he was called in last minute and usually only does catering. I hope this was just a bad night, however, we will not return.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for many years. The food is always delicious! We have never had a bad meal. Nick the owner is hard working and very gracious. Mike is an innovative and excellent chef. The hostess and waitstaff are warm and friendly. They all stopped and conversed with us. Very pleasant dining experience!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Unfortunately, my latest experience at Sausalido's was tainted due to the poor service. A 7:00 pm reservation was made via OpenTable a couple of days in advance. I choose Sausalido's as they accept reservations, and I was on a time crunch to make a 9:00 pm event. Unfortunately, Sausalido's did not value my reservation. I arrived 15 minutes early to make sure I was not late for the reservation. I did not expect our table to be ready as I was early, but at least the hostess knew I was ready and waiting. Shortly after 7:00 pm, I asked the hostess if our table was ready, and she noted that it would be ready shortly. After not being escorted to our table, I checked with the hostess yet again at 7:15 pm. With little luck, I then informed on of the wait staff at 7:25 pm, where we were then seated upstairs at 7:30 pm. I waited 45 minutes for a table that I had already reserved for 7:00 pm. Not only that, the table was upstairs, which they could have easily sat us at earlier in the evening. We then had to rush through dinner, so not to be late for our show. Not only that, but one of friends received a cold dish, but we did not want to complain as it would take us even longer. All of this resulted in us then having to spend money to take an uber to our location as we no longer had time to relocate our vehicles and find parking. We did not make it to our show until after 9:00 pm; therefore, we could not find seats together. I was very disappointed in Sausalido's and their service. Now I have been there before, but for a 5:00 pm reservation, so we were seated right away (as there was no one else there yet). If you decide to go to Sausalido's please make sure you either make a 5:00 pm reservation, or give yourself plenty of time to be seated.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The bread and bean dip were really good!!

Polenta was like a brick (I had a Nona and Sunday dinner of polenta that was made in a copper pot, served on wooden board and cut with string) yours basically sucked

Sauasage was grainy - sauce under seasoned.


Tables are unevenly spaced and bolted to the wall.

Server was really nice. I felt like the manager was sent to move us along. Not in a subtle way.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The experience was great. The staff was so friendly and helpful couldn't be better. The food was creative and very tasty. The portions were so much larger than expected that we over ordered and were carrying some home, which will be very welcome for dinner tonight. Can't think of anything that needed improvement.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Every time I have eaten at Sausalido they do not disappoint. The service is always great, and on this particular outing with friends we all commented on how we didn't feel rushed by staff to get moving. It's also a major bonus that it is BYOB with a minimal cork fee. We had the Brussels sprouts and Brie and apple crostini appetizers, both were great. Among the three of us we split the mushroom risotto and butternut squash ravioli and we had leftovers to take home. Both dishes were great but if you're between the two Id encourage you to try the ravioli. Overall a great experience and genuinely have no complaints, we love this restaurant and will definitely be back.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were seated almost an hour after our reservation time. Even though they were apologetic and tried to hurry it along , it was still annoying. When we finally ordered they had run out of something that 2 of us had ordered. The menu is small with limited choices, so that made it a hard decision as to what they would eat.
On a brighter note, our waitress was wonderful and she tried in any way that she could to make our evening nicer. She brought the food out quickly and was very pleasant. The presentation of the food was very nice and all entrees were quite tasty.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very disappointed in the quality of service - the food is delicious, but the slowness of our waitress deterred from the overall experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was my first time dining at Sausalido. The food was delicious and serving size was VERY generous! Our waitress was so sweet and attentive. I had dinner with 2 friends who I don't see often enough and we had a lot of "catching up to do" . The chef even came out and introduced himself and asked how we enjoyed our meals. We did not feel rushed or pressured to order,finish or leave. I will definitely be back! Thank you!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Sausalido continues to be my favorite Pittsburgh restaurant. Exceptional food, fine service, nice ambiance. The prices are surprisingly low considering the outstanding quality of the food served. Everything is freshly and uniquely prepared. Generous portions. You can't find a better meal at a better price in this city, in my opinion.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful food, cute restaurant, friendly staff, and lovely experience

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 9, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh. They have a great, seasonal menu with a variety of offerings. Our group had the blackened ahi tuna, which was done to perfection. the seasoning was full of flavor, but not over powering and the wasabi aioli added a nice finish. The southern-style pork chop with grits was tender and juicy, and the roasted duck was perfectly done, thinly-sliced, and served with potatoes w/prosciutto along with spiced apples and pears. The only thing that I can even offer as a critique is that the potatoes were a bit too salty for my taste buds and the dish really didn't need the extra prosciutto because the duck was so delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was very flat with very little taste. Service was slow

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Have eaten there several times and the food is excellent. High quality and not insanely expensive. Good ambiance and service too. Really great place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Menu is very diverse. My Ahi Tuna was to die for. Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We decided to try a new restaurant and this came up as a BYOB. The food was excellent. Corkage fee of $2.00 per person. We will definitely dine there again.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 28, 2017

I did not write anything above as something I like another person may not. The waiter was very good, nice and polite. But will give a middle vote as I can not summit it with out

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great job to everyone and we look forward to returning!!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Seasonal menu with great new options and excellent standby option such as crab cakes, pork chops,etc. Salad was fresh and crisp with marinated beets. I had a fettuccine carbonara which was delightful with bacon and smoked ham

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The food was excellent and the dessert was best ever toasted almond torte. It is a comfortable place to dine for special occasions or just everyday.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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