Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

4.5
1479 reviews
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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. Vallozzi's Pittsburgh has recently joined a mere 1,200 restaurants worldwide as a recipient of the Wine Spectator Magazine's Best of Award of Excellence and is the only Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh to receive such an honor. 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.

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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

First I had pink lipstick on my waterglass. Bad start to begin with. Food was tasteless, pizza was really disgusting, and to call this a pizza......I think the cook never ate anreal pizza.... best thing was that we didn’t had to pay for two dishes and they were kind to split the two salads we ordered as starters to share, directly on 4 plates, which was nice.

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SG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely space, excellent service, and good Italian food within an easy walk to the cultural distrcit.

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After our dinner I brought my granddaughter and her friend for lunch before a shoe and was extremely disappointed that they do not have child’s menu!

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G
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is good but a little over priced. Wine is very over priced.

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PM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We eat there all the time and have corp events there too with great success; not sure if they were unstaffed due to holiday weekend but no one really liked their meals. My meal was cold and sent back once; another meal was the wrong meal. A few dollars were taken off of each bill. Very upsetting since I recommended and made the reservations.

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TN
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was awesome. Had appetizers that were great. For diner we had the veal Marsala and scallops. Awesome. Only thing that cast a shadow on our experience was the waitress. She left us sitting quite a few times. After diner we planned on coffee and desert, however, we sat with empty dishes and drinks for a long time. The other waitress and waiter were taking care of their quests while we sat. When she did show up we were no longer in the mood.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter,willing to give opinion and let us order things that weren’t on the menus such as shrimp and sausage with a Diablo sauce

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CR
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the four-course menu! Small enough portions for lunch, but with a nice opportunity to sample around the menu. And it all comes out at once, which is great when you only have an hour.

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m
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

The food was very disappointing.

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JV
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the food we ordered was delicious, I wish there were more vegan and vegetarian options

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C
Pittsburgh
47 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was great; Alan, the manager, helped with the wine selection (he knows a LOT about Italian wines) and checked on us to be sure our food and everything was good Very attentive and a nice group of people

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a
New England
30 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is adorable. The food was homemade and so good.

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JB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a group of 6 meet for an early dinner prior to a show on a Tuesday night. We made reservations well in advance. We were pleased to be seated in a side room all to ourselves because the noise level in the main dining room was quite loud. However, the furniture in the side room looked very dated, and was in rough shape. Not what we would expect for the price level of the restaurant. The chairs were peeling and etc.
At first our server was attentive and friendly. But after he took our orders he barely came back to refill beverages, or check on us. He was made aware of our time constraints needing to leave by 7:15 to go to the show (we had 5pm reservations). At 7:15 we were literally walking around the restaurant looking for him to request our check. We had asked for separate checks and did not receive them. So we wrote on the receipt how much to charge each card. He made a smart remark about how he would have to do math and add to get the amounts to work out.
The food was just okay. The menu items were unique and interesting. We each tried something different. The food wasn't bad, but not the greatest. The bread was the best part of the meal. Can't speak to dessert because the waiter never offered us any.
Overall, not impressed and too many other places to go.

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JR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food & good service! I will go back there agsin!

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c
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We found it very challenging to have a conversation with our friends as the restaurant was very loud...have not experienced this in past visits. Other than that, food and service were great!!! Valozzis is very dependable, something we like.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

All three of us were disappointed with our meals. Flavors were indistinct. Presentation ambiance and service were ok, but the food was not what we had come to expect from previous experience.

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g
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at this restaurant and we found the food to be very good. The service from our waiter (Sam) was the best service that we have received in a restaurant for quite some time and we eat frequently at restaurants. There are some different entrees on the menu so we plan on returning to try them. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice meal in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was amazing. Our waitress was great. The food was some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had!

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SJ
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and will definitely return. Food was fabulous. Can’t wait to try another dish. Grandmas sauce was wonderful.

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NB
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress did not interfere with meal conversation, but made sure we had what we needed. I ordered individual pizza (white), which was delightful and quite filling. My guest ordered the a lunch salad, which she apparently was very pleased with. All was good.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We liked our food very much.

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B
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch, great service and excellent food. Will definitely return.

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c
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming place to dine. Each of us ordered something different. The salmon entrée was very good. Linguine Primavera was delicious and the pasta Bolognese was superb. We shared a side of risotto Parmesan that was hot a tasty. Each entree was served piping hot and the portions were large.
We will return

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were at Vallozzi's for lunch with a toddler and infant in tow. The waitress was very gracious and helpful with them. It was not busy in the restaurant at the time we were there, so it was quiet and quite enjoyable. Each of us tried the quad lunch special and enjoyed each of the choices.

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IO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful space, good food, and very helpful service. Our group of five was able to converse easily and enjoyed our time there.

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JB
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the best Caesar salad ever followed by a perfectly grilled filet of salmon over zucchini. Vallozzi's serves fresh perfectly prepared dishes. Our waiter was great. Friendly and helpful.

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DH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reasonable value for a business lunch. Convenient location.

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C
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great meal. We'll definitely go back. Fromaggia app, Veal park, seafood risotto, tiramisu, host made Apple-cello. Seated promptly excellent server.

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B
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food served in a timely, cordial manner. Wonderful night of dining.

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C
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I wasn’t overly impressed. Food was ok but not outstanding

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JT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was outstanding...always enjoy going there...parking is the worst part...far to walk to the parking area

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RW
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Happy Hour is one of the BEST!!! There’s a wide variety of drinks for $5.00 or less. Also, there’s a great food menu.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Great. Very tasty

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have dined at Vallozzi's many times for dinner and lunch but found Mothers day to be quite a disappointment. Food quality was very average, service was just OK at best. we will go back given many previous positive experiences hoping it was a one time lapse.

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LC
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Good Food. Was a little loud and the waiter was not very friendly.

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DL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vallozzis does hit home runs ... but their meals are grand slams

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JB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious homemade authentic Italian food, drinks were wonderful, great service, pleasant atmosphere...would definitely recommend!

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j
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Overall, a disappointment. The Sicilian pizza was tasteless with a dry pastry-like crust. The pasta primavera was also tasteless. The arugula salad was fresh and presented well but the combination of flavors didn’t work. The Caesar was overdressed. The server was very friendly and efficient. Unfortunately the food fell short.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Tables were too close, the food wasn’t very good. Ordered a bread and oil tasting for an app and the bread was cold and hard and there were only 5 small bite size pieces for it being 15$. Seafood risotto seemed promising but tasted like the white wine wasn’t cooked out of it and just dumped into the plate, the lobster and shrimp were delicious but the risotto was hard and left an extremely bitter taste in the mouth I couldn’t finish. Very disappointed

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