Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

4.5
1354 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Family owned and operated for over 50 years, following in the footsteps of Vallozzi's Classic Restaurant in Greensburg, PA. We use fresh, quality ingredients, as well as Italian meats cheeses flown in from Italy every week. Our extensive wine list is a recipient of The Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence featuring an extensive collection of Italian and Domestic wines. We can host your intimate date, family dinner, business meetings, or larger parties in our banquet room. Or come enjoy a specially made cocktail in our bar area and a small bite.

Vallozzi's started over 50 years ago when Helen Vallozzi was selling homemade pastas out of her home. Helen opened a take out restaurant in Latrobe, PA a few years later where her popularity exploded. In 1977, Ernie Vallozzi moved his mothers location to Greensburg where it is still open and operating today. In 2012 Ernie's son Julian expanded the tradition in to downtown Pittsburgh.
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BG
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Restaurant week with six people - many of the table ordered the pick three menu and LOVED the choices and the smaller portions this is on the menu all the time. Very nice selection on the regular menu for lunch. Highly recommend!

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AC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience at Vallozzi's

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DM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitstaff Melissa was fantastic. She recommended an appetizer and the crab cakes both were delicious. We were on our way to see Hamilton, we got out in plenty of time and the front staff took a great picture of my hubby and I in front of the plates, thank you Dallas.

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s
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Meals were mediocre at best. Noise level was horrible, even with my hearing aids turned off. This was a second chance visit, we won't be back.

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KM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall it was good. I may go back to try a different dish. I don't know yet. My dessert was delicious! Our server was very friendly, but the service seemed a little slower than I thought it would be. The biggest downfall is that it's way overpriced. I had the salmon (no app or salad), 2 drinks, and dessert. By the time I left I had spent $80 on just myself. I get that it's a higher end restaurant, but, for me, it's a little too much.

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B
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Another great meal at Vallozzi's! We can't seem to allow ourselves to order anything but the grilled octopus as an appetizer, because it is sooooo good. My dining partner got the wild boar lasagna and I had the gnudi--both were delicious--lots of flavor and the gnudi had enough spice to make it zippy without overpowering the other ingredients. Portion sizes are generous. Coffee was much better than Starbucks. Wine is pretty pricey--they could come down on those prices or offer some decent options in the 30-40 dollar price range (I know they're out there!) Service was friendly, refreshingly unpretentious and timely. Fantastic family-owned restaurant that out does the other trendy "Blank & Blank" options downtown.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The ambiance is the best aspect.. We found the food to be a bit on the bland side which is odd given the price of the entree. Only three parts to the service: Order, food delivery, and check...the service was a bit underwhelming

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F
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Good service but need more moderately priced wines.

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s
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to the theater after dinner. Nice “theater menu”. Efficient service. The salmon was prepared correct...the cauliflower soup was great....and the bread pudding (suggested by our server) was the best! Get the bread pudding. Got out in plenty of time to walk to the performance. Thanks for a nice meal!

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SW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was even better. What more can you ask for?

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Delicious food!

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D
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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P
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Sadly, we did not have a good experience. We were the first to be seated but waited more than an hour for our entrees. No explanation provided by our waiter. Food was bland and the vegetables were inedible. Very disappointing for an “Italian” restaurant.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding antipastas and great food. Service and value rated lower because I think paying $30 for a corkage fee is ridiculous. $15-$20 is fair for two clean glasses. I'm already buying antipasta, dinner, and dessert...then tack on another $30 for stemware!! Any bottle service over $20 is just wrong.

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F
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress ruined our New Years. And there is no way that you guys don’t see that in her. She was like that with every table. Terrible. Literally ruined the evening but oh well.

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A
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ricotta cheese tasting was delicious and different. Crab cakes were excellent. Likely the best o have ever had. Papperdelle was very good, not the best, but good.

Bar area is very nice.

Will go again.

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PT
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Surprisingly disappointing. Extremely slow and Inattentive service. Very salty short rib and no seasoning at all on apps. Not at all what we expected or what we’ve experienced in the past.

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A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and delicious cuisine served by extremely personable and efficient staff

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was not good and was very expensive which we wouldn’t have minded for good food. Service was good and waitress was pleasant but will not be returning.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday get together.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Average at best. Service is not very good at all.

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PS
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Over rated and well over priced. Service was not what I would expect for a restaurant like this. Much better food and value available.

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent entrees. Refined dining room. Accommodating and efficient staff (party of 6 in and out in one hour due to a theater engagement, with drinks, one appetizer, three salads and entrees). Would have loved to linger for desserts and coffee (which, I should say, would have pushed the tab well above $400).

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RZ
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Tons of space to enjoy dinner for our Christmas gift exchange. Our waiter Anthony was awesome and made the experience THAT much greater! When we go back, we certainly will ask for him specifically!

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ML
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing.. I had the carbonara
It was the best I’ve ever had

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D
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

They appeared to be short-staffed for the lunch hour and the wait staff and kitchen were a bit slower than usual. The food was excellent, however. The "quad" of the parma salad, mini crab cake, gnocchi and daily dessert were very tasty and nicely plated. As a side note, chairs appear to be quite worn and should be re-upholstered.

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OT
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was almost as bad as the food.
That is the best I can say without saying things that make me appear to be an old grouch.

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C
Pittsburgh
41 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server, Jen, was friendly and helpful Alan, the manager is attentive and runs a great restaurant !

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m
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Gnocci was back on the menu.

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JD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julian and family will take care of you like you are family. Consistent quality of food and service, always a great experience.

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EL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We were seated right away in a wonderful location of the restaurant

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VG
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent! The chef was very accommodating with special requests! The only suggestion to the restaurant would be to block off the entrance some how to the rest of the restaurant. Every time the door opened, an extremely cool breeze came right through to our table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waiter was very attentive and offered great menu suggestions. Pork chop was delicious as well as the risotto di mare!

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N
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took some of my staff to Vallozzi’s for a holiday lunch. We all enjoyed the food very much. The server was attentive, but not intrusive. Our meal came timely. The atmosphere of the restaurant was conducive to talking and visiting.

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c
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is excellent, from the appetizer ( fried risotto balls), to the salad, (Parma, with crumbled crisp prosciutto), to the veal parm.

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DG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great entree's, wine and appetizers! Out of town birthday celebration, recommended by locals-great find.

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RF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have gone to Vallozzi's in Greensburg many times, but never to this much newer downtown Pittsburgh location. I have been eager to try it for years, and I was not disappointed!!

I thought the menu was a good mix of traditional Italian fare and more modern renditions. The service was excellent, the wine selection good and the dishes well prepared. The calamari was light, well seasoned and the sauce was a refreshing departure from typical Italian marinara. The beat salad was innovative, tasty and well presented. The seafood risotto was light, well balanced and the seafood cooked perfectly. My wife thought her scallops were a bit rubbery, but I had one and thought they were fine.

I wish we could have stayed for an Amaro and some dessert, but we were going to a concert. We will definitely go again.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and severvice was excellent. They where very busy with party's and but was still able to make a nice evening for us

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LA
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner before a show and it was wonderful. Louie our server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine, made great recommendations and was mindful of our time constraints. The food was very good from start to finish.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food... it’s difficult to find quality AND tasty Italian food out of the New York City area. But they’ve done a more than reasonable job here! Love it!

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