Great and delicious food at reasonable prices. The chef is very consistent and presents the food beautifully. Kate our server is always smiling, efficient and makes the evening fun. This place is a gem.
It was a great restaurant! Every course was outstanding and it had a cool date night vibe.
Found this restaurant trough the entertainment book. We were headed to Heinz Hall for a show. When we arrived, the restaurant was not very full so the service was great. As the restaurant filled, the service went down hill. There seemed to be only 1 waitress for the entire restaurant and she seemed to spend more time with her "regulars". She probably had 8-10 tables working at once..way too many to provide good service. We ordered the Yukon Potatoes as an appetizer and they were excellent. I ordered the crab cakes over cheddar and broccoli risotto. The 2 crab cakes were small, but were definitely more crab than filling. They were excellent. The risotto, however, was very bland..not much flavor. I added some salt, but didn't seem to help. My boyfriend ordered the butternut squash ravioli with a cinnamon, brown sugar sauce. The sauce was so think that it was actually gummy, almost the consistency of a paste . It was too heavy for the ravioli and there wasn't much flavor. When we were ready for our check, it seemed to take quite a long time and once we received it, there was quite a wait for her to come over to pick up the card and return it to us. We had to ask the owner for it. We did tell the owner about the ravioli and seemed appreciative of the feedback and gave us a $10 gift card to return. I don't think we will. We also have friends looking for a spot for a rehearsal dinner and initially thought I'd recommend this restaurant, but I won't based on this experience.
Have used Sausalido catering many times and LOVE it, so I went to have a meal in the restaurant for the first time. The food was good, but not exceptionally good like their catering. The brussel sprouts are usually my favorite when we order catering, but when dining in, they were very bitter and drowning in sauce. The seasonal salad was very good but also drenched in dressing, which made it hard to finish. However, the squash ravioli, pork, and blood orange cheesecake were all really good. We were the first ones in the restaurant at 5:30, but as the restaurant filled up, service slowed down significantly. We finally left at 8:00 after staring down the waitress until she brought us our check. Was a little disappointed with the dine-in experience so will stick to the catering.
Some of the best crab cakes I’ve ever eaten. Everyone enjoyed their meal. BYOB so don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine or some beer. You can buy at the bar across the street but it’s more expensive than a store.
Food was good but disappointed in the service. The server never cleared our appetizer or salad plates prior to serving us dinner, made for a crowded table.
We had a large group of 11 for dinner and we couldn't have picked a better place. They were very accommodating and we were all served our meals at the same time. The fact it is BYOB was also a huge plus and it was fun to share all the wine we brought. Great and friendly service!
I've been to Sausalido multiple times and the food is consistently very good. The fact that it is BYOB is another plus. The menu changes seasonally and therefore, there are opportunities to try different entrees.
I haven't been at there for about a year ad was delighted that the quality is still so high. I definitely recommend it as a great dining place.
Sausalido was packed to the rafters on Saturday yet they still managed with some small waits here and there to be very very good. It was nice to see owner Nick Mineo, who is so involved with their great catering business that we hardly see him in the restaurant, chatting and visiting with patrons. The food was really good and the wait staff pulled off the herculean task of waiting on all those tables, particularly Kate our server. Kudos to all, if you have not visited Sausalido yet you need to soon.
A group of 8 friends dined at Sausalido on Saturday evening. Our reservation was at 7:15, but the table wasn’t ready, so we happily grabbed a drink at the bar next door and were seated around 7:45. The waitress took care of our waters and opening wine bottles, but after that the service went downhill very quickly. It took ages for her to take appetizer orders and then even longer (more than an hour!) to take our entree orders. We sat at 7:45 and our entrees were delivered at 9:45. On a trip to the ladies’ room, I noted that the kitchen was a disaster. The floor was slippery, there was food everywhere. Based on other reviews, I have to believe something went terribly wrong the night of 2/24/18. Sadly, while the food could have been worse, it wasn’t nearly good enough to ever return. Our appetites were gone by that time, but the food looked like it had been sitting around, under a warmer, for way too long. Tasteless and just incredibly disappointing.
Would return for the food and the service. Very unique in its menu.
Sausalido continues to be among our favorites. The food is great and love that it's BYOB--always enjoy our time there!
Excellent food, and it was terrific that we were able to bring in our own wine!
Another great meal at this amazing restaurant. Servers are friendly and accommodating and the owner, Nick, is awesome. Can’t wait to go back!
Very quaint and authentic Italian restaurant. The owner interacted with us and gave us some meatballs on the House (delicious). The fried Gouda is one of the best appetizers I’ve ever had!! Excellent restaurant
Place was good but not great. It was Saturday night and 3 items off of a very limited menu were out. Appetizers were much better than entrees. Best part was that it was BYOB.
My family and I had a wonderful time. We were celebrating my wife's birthday, and the ambiance was perfect for that type of event. The food was fantastic, and so was the service. You can't go wrong at Sausalido.
Good variety on the menu. Love BYOB. Service was great. Food portions are generous.
Love the food especially love the waitress always a good time thank you so much
We went to Salsalido with friends. We all really enjoyed our meal. All of the food tasted fresh and delish. It was a nice small room. Cozy and not all all loud with really bothers me about so many places these days. Our waitress was friendly and food all came quickly. She never made us feel rushed. It was a very nice night out.
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.
See the Review I posted on TripAdvisor under the name "On the Bike Trail"
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!
Spent our third New Years Eve here and they never disappoint. Food was fantastic along with their friendly service.
We enjoyed a fabulous meal and delightful service on New Year's Eve.
Loved it - definitely will be returning! Cioppino was phenomenal!
Nick and his staff are very warm and friendly. Food is excellent! Never disappoints.
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.
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
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!!
Every part of our meal delicious. We almost filled up on the pesto bean dip!
Enjoyable food and good service. We got in and out quickly- that’s what we needed to continue out tour. Thanks!
Comfortable, friendly, BYOB restaurant. Food is freshly prepared and tasty. Try it!
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.
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...
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!
We have enjoyed Sausalido for years. One of our favorite "go to" places close to home.
Sausalido is consistently one of our favorite places to eat in Pittsburgh. Chef Michael's recipes are always as intriguing as they are delicious.
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.