Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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JC
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed a very nice meal on a cold evening!

NM
Naples
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointed. First time back in 2 years. Appetizers overly coated and over-cooked. Linguine sauce was much too thick and drowned the flavor of the pasta and vegetables. Wine list is robust but badly overpriced. Service was only adequate. The lone bright light was a friendly and professional hostess. Sad to see and overpay for a restaurant that’s lost it’s way. I won’t be back.

DM
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience5

shocked an Italian restaurant with the worst red sauce ever. Tasted like pure tomato paste. Over priced as well. The food does not warrant the price. Not high end at all Doesn't even compare to places like Ala Famiglia...that is high quality food worth every penny.

BM
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre show dinner

K
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice place with good food and wine list. Relaxing atmosphere, but a little noisy. Will definitely try it again

y
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was pretty quiet and we enjoyed our conversation on our date night. The food was fabulous. The pizza tasted really good, and the scallops were just amazing. The waitress was very nice and helpful, and recommended delicious desserts to us. It took a while for the food to come, and that is the only thing that prevented me from giving it a five star. I will definitely recommend the restaurant to my friends.

2
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent
Stephanie our server was excellent
She knew the menu very well and made great recommendations

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for large parties.

r
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was wonderful. we went here as a prelude to a show at the benedum. anthony as a server did a very nice job, explaining and accommodating. a wide variety menu at reasonable prices for the larger portions that were received. certainly recommend and will visit there again.

GP
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine served in an ambient setting close to Market Square. Highly recommended!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice and the food was great

LL
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for a business lunch or friend get together! Classier than most. Food is great!

D
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Crab Cakes in town...no contest. I've had crab cakes at pretty much all of the restaurants Pittsburgh that claim to have the best, but by my measure....lump crab, no/little filler, presentation, etc...these are the best. Am so happy that they started serving them again with roasted corn...a perfect texture and sweetness to balance the crab cakes. You get two in an entree, so if you're a light eater, you'll have a whole one to take home!!

OT
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is great, the staff is cordial and helpful, the Happy Hour selections are wonderfully priced, and the food presentation is fantastic!

D
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pretty space, very good service, very average food. Underseasoned, over-cooked.

OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great food. A bit loud in the front dining area facing Fifth Avenue. Suspect other areas are more quiet. Will definitely come again.

JK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was nothing short of kind. I was the first of my party to arrive, they stated that and provided options where I could wait. The waiter, Alex, very kind and attentive as well. Would definitely recommend.

P
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Never felt rushed and the waiter was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Seafood risotto was exceptional. Veal parmigiana was ok, nothing special. Great environment but our waiter was not very good. Took a long time to get drinks and even check on our party.

JM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant for us. Last two visits were when we were in town to attend the Pittsburgh Opera. From the burrata cheese appetizer to the the French Press. coffee and everything in between made for a perfect meal. Service is also great. This last visit our server was Louis. Noise level is very acceptable.

c
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food. Very good service. Friendly and unpretentious. Nice wine list.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was exceptional. Thank you Melissa W.!! The buffalo and pesto appetizer, parm salad and bolonegese pasta were excellent.

f
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the staff so kind, and the vibe was nice but not stuffy. Overall incredible evening and loved supporting the Savor Pittsburgh Award winners!

MM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. What more can I say.

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having not eaten here since it initially opened in the Spring of 2012, I was impressed at how much the restaurant has evolved and improved. The decor and ambience were a delight, and the service was top notch. The waitress was an excellent server, and she seemed to know the wine list better than anyone there. The selection of food was fantastic; I had trouble choosing between a few of the entrees. I ended up choosing the ziti with Italian sausage and shrimp (an excellent combo if you ask me). The food was tremendous, and I was thoroughly impressed with my time at Vallozzi's.

JL
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome food. Service was great. Very friendly and attentive.

DW
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu and food. Loved the options on mozzarella bar. Burrata tasting excellent. Had an excellent wine picked by our server. Old fashioned top notch.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Our service was horrible - we were one of the first tables seated for lunch and by far the last served- after maybe 20 other tables were served. Our server never acknowledged it, never apologized and blamed it on “a new menu.”

m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were greeted warmly and our table was ready right away. The waitress was attentive and offered her opinions regarding the menu. The pasta meals were very good and the Chicken Parmesean was a large protion and tender.

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Congrats on Best Bite!

GB
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vallozzi’s is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and wine are always exceptional. The service is outstanding and the ambience is very nice. We will definitely return for another fine dining experience.

CW
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time dining here and I’ve loved the food each time! Delicious, well seasoned, and sizable portions every time. The staff is great and very knowledgeable about the menu. Definitely a staple restaurant for me.

LS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was fabulous aside from not recognizing it was my birthday (which was in reservation notes). Server seemed a bit weeded with a big top in the other room. Will definitely be back next time we're in town from Virginia Beach.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food; waiter picked up another table; our service diminished. He did apologize, however, getting dessert and our check made us leave the dessert untouched and almost late for the play.

PV
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All very good, and we had an enjoyable meal.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary !

s
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have great homemade pasta. The wine list is a bit pricey but you can find a decent bottle for under $100.

A
Atlanta
202 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just the same as when we were here months ago. Great service, excellent wine and delicious food. Top spot in Pittsburgh!

MP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Food for delicious and service was outstanding!

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