Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

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$31 to $50
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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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Naples
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I really want to like this place as it is well located and i love Italian, but it just fails to deliver. We had the Tuna Carpaccio as an appetizer and it came upon a salt block. Three small pieces of tuna covered in shredded vegetables. Horrible value and not good. Honestly it shouldnt even be on the menu. Next we had the Insalata Mista salad and it was just very bland. Lastly we shared the PAPPARDELLE BOSCAIOLA and it was good but not great. All in all a very average dinner.

D
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will be back!

a
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the unique buffalo mozzarella tasting and shared a superb risotto di mare with an abundance of shrimp, perfectly seared scallops and lobster.

BL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vallozzi's has excellent service. The food is divine and the decor is soothing, Can't wait to go again.

LD
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Pittsburgh for the weekend and I found Vallozzi’s on Open Table, it had good reviews so decided to give it a shot. It did NOT disappoint!!! Best meal I’ve had in a couple years, I’d say, from start to finish. I had the Risotto di Mare which was incredible, and my husband had the (apparently award-winning) pork raviolis, which were also phenomenal. My son who is 9 loved the risotto ball and prosciutto sampler appetizers, as well as his pizza. His high praise was :”I think I like this even better than Wendy’s!”!!! Our server was top-notch as well, even though it was a busy Saturday night. We will definitely be back next time we’re in town!

M
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience! Valet parked across the street ($10.) Seated promptly for a 6 p.m. reservation on a Saturday evening. Service was very good (perfect blend of meeting our needs; but, not overbearing or intrusive in any way. Thank you, Stephanie.) Starters were arancini, shrimp cocktail, and prosciutto sampler, (enjoyed in that order.) Entrees were 10 oz. filet, crab cakes, and Risotto Di Mare (seafood Risotto,) (enjoyed in that order.) Please note, the filet was excellent... one of the best our table had tasted in years! Cooked to perfection and glazed beautifully. (An absolute steal at $37.) Dessert was tiramisu and spice cake. Both were good; but, I was unable to locate something chocolate..., or more appropriate, something "death by chocolate-esque!" (Especially on Valentine's Day Weekend!) Seems like a definite missed opportunity. Aside from the glaring oversight, the meal was wonderful. Great atmosphere, attentive staff, delicious food and wine! Will definitely visit again in the very near future.

OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in Edinboro (1.5 hours away) and have season tickets to the Pittsburgh Symphony so we come down about 12 times a year. Valozzi’s is our favorite restaurant - the food is sensational!

I
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious and unusual variations of Italian cooking, excellent wine list, and so convenient to the Cultural District.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went here for Valentine’s Day. I got the pappardelle and my boyfriend got the lamb chops. Both were very good! We will be back

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner - I figured this place would be nice but it really exceeded expectations. Our waitress was awesome (gave great recommendations too), the food was outstanding and the drinks were great too. Ambiance was really nice with some good music playing lightly too. Overall an awesome place - we’ll be back soon!

S
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The venue and location were perfect for our night out for a show at the Benedum. We had a 5:30 reservation ( to give us plenty of time for an 8:00 show). That was good planning as it was a busy Saturday night. The wine selection for bottles was very good, but by the glass was very small. Our server was very nice and the speed of taking our orders and bringing drinks and then meals was pretty good for a busy Saturday night. I thought the menu was a 3.5 on a 5 point scale. My wife had a filet that was outstanding. I had the Bronzino and it wasn't that great. I'd definitely recommend not getting that dish. We had a sorbet for dessert that was simply awful. The server kindly didn't charge us for that tasteless crap. So overall, I'd give the place a 3.5 on a 5 point scale.

CP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I ordered a ribeye steak done medium. The steak was barely rare, in fact raw. Sent it back and they re-cooked it and it came out well done and the texture of a boot. My wife had chicken parm. The chicken was good, but the spaghetti was awful. The service was really good, but the food is way overpriced and not good.

B
Pittsburgh
121 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner. We will book again soon.

S
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Hello,
We had a lovely time before the Benedum show. Our food ranged from excellent to good bc the Chicken Parm was delicious but nothing special about it. Our other two meals were excellent ( Lobster Ravioli and Carbonera). The bread was divine and the olive oil was a good one. The fresh ricotta was delish and the only problem that we saw was that there just wasn't enough of the olive oil and cheese. It was so good! Our server was fine, I only gave the rating that I did because she did not explain the Daily Cheese Board when we ordered it or when it was dropped off, so we had no idea what we were eating and didn't care for most of it. We asked after the board was gone and after our dinner was over (the is when we had the chance) what the cheeses were and she had to go ask. It didn't matter bc it was gone anyway but had we known that they were all sheep' milk, we would have ordered the mozzerella as only two of the four of us like sheep cheese. Thank You

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My compliments to the chef! He personally suggested the black cod and terrine; both were PHENOMENAL! My date had some dietary restrictions that they accommodated very well. Service was also excellent! We will be returning. ;)

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Arancini was the best I’ve ever had.

Veal parm was among the worst I’ve ever had. No way that’s a $32 cut of Veal.

Service was fine but a little strange. It seemed like they were ignoring me and only speaking to my wife. Could be off here but it was a little uncomfortable.

NF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We all thought our meals were just ok. For the price, we expected amazing. There were 5 of us in our party and none of us were excited about our meals.

TF
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although we had a reservation, and received a call to confirm the day before, I was surprised to see how light the dinner crowd was. Excellent food, service and reasonable prices at an upscale restaurant. I enjoyed seeing the signed dinner plates in the lobby area outside a nice bar; one of the plates was signed by John Tortorella, coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets!

CD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The food is to die for, staff is very pleasant, atmosphere is great

LF
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is very cozy. Would certainly go back. The homemade pasta was fantastic. Waitress never told us about the specials… I only overheard there were specials based on somebody else at a table on the other side of the room.

TC
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here numerous times, the service and food are excellent.

PM
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were a party of six and most of us felt that the good was good, but not great. The exception was the salmon, which someone in our party rated as excellent. One of their signature dishes (according to the server), the black linguine was not very good. The sauce was non descript and the linguini had a somewhat sour flavor. The waitress came over too often when we initially arrived and didn't give us much of a chance to even review the menu. And the person who filled the water glasses kept filling them each time they were half full, even though most of us said no thank you. We shared a dessert and it was fabulous, so kudos to the pastry chef.

D
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and environment. Very enjoyable dining experience. Service was on the slower side but we were not in a hurry, so we didn’t mind.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Nice wait staff and environment

T
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Very accommodating for our large group. Outstanding service by the entire staff. Nice variety of choices.

AM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time here. Great atmosphere at Vallozi’s. Liked this location much better than greensberg. Food was good however the amount of food you get was disappointing for the amount of money you pay for. (Depending on what you order)

TG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu excellent service...truly a memorable evening

H
West Virginia
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place had to wait a little beyond reservation time but nice bar to wait in

C
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at Vallozzi's during Restaurant Week. We both had the fixed price menu with wine pairings. We both had the Caesar salad. For the entree, I had the ravioli and my husband had the chicken. The ravioli and wine pairing were impeccable! The portion size was just enough, and the ravioli was simultaneously light and hearty. The chicken was a larger portion and my husband had a hard time finishing it, but the flavors were great. For dessert, I had the tiramisu and my husband had the petit fours. The tiramisu had a nice coffee flavor, but the cream was a bit thick. The petit fours was delicious and had a nice consistency. We preferred the wine pairing for the petit fours over the tiramisu, but they were still good. The staff was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant. We would definitely come back!

p
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh pasta dish was delicious as well as branzino. Great wine list.

f
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous service staff, and Resturant week menu, terrifice pairing of wine choices.

K
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lunch was very good, but we ordered the bread pudding at the beginning as we had limited time. We were done with our lunch and the waitress asked if we still wanted it.....nope...would have to wait to have it made, which is why we ordered it at the beginning. Otherwise, lovely meal.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The waiter was fabulous and over the top with customer service. He made our evening. Would highly recommend.

CF
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service. Buzz kill of the evening: our espresso machine is not working

NH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There were 4 of us dining the night we went, and we all ordered something different. Every dish was delicious! They also have nice cocktails! We were going to a show at the arena, so it was good that the restaurant was able to accommodate our time schedule. This is a regular stop for us anytime we are in Pittsburgh! We will be back for sure!

C
Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Waiter was very good. Food was excellent! Great wine selection!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Celebrating a college graduation and Christmas with the family. We were put in a room by the street and I was hoping a car wouldn’t accidentally come into us as my daughter was right by the window, a table of 8 or 10 was seated next to us and was very loud, at times we could not hear each other. It wasn’t busy. Not sure if there was a call off or what but we did wait for our waiting longer than we should have been given menus, given water, taken our orders. So he may have been the only waiter. He wasn’t real outgoing. Probably didn’t want to be there. The bread was lousy!!! I throw bread like this away yesterday. Omg dry stale. I was hoping it wasn’t moldy, but hard to see in dim light. Food was just ok. We all decided we wouldn’t come back. The piece of salmon was tiny.

c
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A little disappointed with food this time...my friend's branzino had way too many capers and my walnut chicken was like a conglomeration of really starchy, sticky risotto and a few veggies, pancetta....not one of my favorite dishes at Vallozzi....no longer offered the bucatini which was a fave....

GB
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy our dinners at Vallozzi’s. The food and wine were very good. Service was outstanding and the atmosphere is relaxing and conducive to quiet conversation. We will definitely be back.

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about dinner was super this evening. Jennifer did a great job and even took the time to engage our 2year old. It made her feel part of the dining experience. All of our entree’s were wonderful. The veal strip was amazing! We will definitely return and recommend. Thank you for a great meal as end our Christmas RV trip.

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