Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

4.5
1447 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 and features 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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RW
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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Orlando
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
3 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
4 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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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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DS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening to celebrate Pitt graduation!

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food!! Definitely want to go here again. Definitely a fancier restaurant.

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EP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great glasses of red wine by the glass. Also, the pizza crust is outstanding along with the sauce.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family celebration for graduation. Service was excellent and everyone loved their entrees, appetizers and dessert. Excellent wine menu. Perfect way to complete our day.

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B
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

7 of 8 meals came out cold. Spoke to asst manager and she said she would send over manager soon. 10 minutes later asked our server and he said he would get manager. Server came back 15 minutes later asking about dessert and manger hadn’t been there yet. Told him that we needed to see manager. Took a total of 25 minutes to get manager to come and see us even though you could see him walking all around restaurant doing nothing. When he did come over and explained how the chicken parm was not cooked all the way through for example he did not show any remorse. He actually acted insulted. Said would have to speak to owner. When he came back and explained what owner decided he still did not apologize. When he finally brought the bill over just just threw it on the table like a frisbee and said here it is. Never showed any remorse for the bad food, nor lack of response by the entire staff. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow at lunch, took almost 2 hours for lunch, service was very poor never acknowledged the time it took for us to get our food. Once we ordered, we did not receive our food until almost one hour afterwards. Once the food arrived, my food was cold and the portion was VERY SMALL. I ordered the IL QUADRIFOGLIO! I received 3 small and cold shrimp, 3 small and cold raviloi and a tiny ceasar salad. I was still hungry when we finally left! Not sure if I will be returning.

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o
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food, good service and quiet atmosphere.

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KA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

they offered a new combo menu choice which was a big hit

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was simply not very good. The fish was nicely cooked on both dishes, but the rest of the dish was just poorly executed. It looked like they were trying too hard. Simplicity would have been a better approach. The dessert had to be sent back. It was to frozen to eat even after being in the table for 10 minutes. Sorry- it is a lovely restaurant in a fabulous location. Disappointed.

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T
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall good place to before a show. We stopped after the bar afterwards since we had time before the show. Bartenders are friendly and attentive

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RJ
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food. The server, Sam, is knowledgable and very attentive. The hostess accommodating. The wine list extensive and inspiring. A beautiful experience.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a downtown Pittsburgh favorite! This restaurant never disappoints. Food, service and ambiance are always top notch.

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SM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The waiter did not ask me how I wanted my salmon cooked. As a result, it was raw on the inside. I kept it and ate almost all of it, but I wasn't happy. I di not send it back because we were with a group and on our way to a performance.

Very sad that waiter did not take the time to walk on my side of the table and get my order. It was loud in restaurant so waiter should have been careful and pay more attention to me by walking to other side of table to get my oder. He was just focused on the other members of my party who all ordered the same thing.

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DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A family and friends favorite! Food and dining experience were excellent as was the service. We will be returning soon. Keep up the attention to detail - it is appreciated.

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RW
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding time. Everything was well done.

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A
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I like the place and the food, but it does get loud in there around lunch/dinner time.

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SM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

During our first weekend visit to Pittsburgh, we enjoyed our dinner at Vallozzi with a family friend for an early Saturday dinner. The menu was comprehensive enough for everyone in a party of five to have at least a couple of options to consider. The server was knowledgeable to help us decide on final choices and everyone ended up enjoying their dish. If you are not a chain restaurant kinda person and want to experience a little bit upscale dining option in downtown Pittsburgh, with your family or friends, I suggest you give Vallozzi a try.

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Vallozzis was good, but overpriced for the quality of the food.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night, fast service on our way to game

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DR
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food selection was outstanding and service excellent. The place was busy even for a Wednesday night with many work groups in. Second time there and will definitely go back.

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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet when you want to be able to carry on a conversation over great wine and food. Ambience is amazing. Service is excellent.

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NS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Have been here numerous times and really like it. This time, the restaurant was pretty empty so our food came quickly. They closed the bar at 10pm (on a Saturday) so it wasn't like we could even stick around with our friends for another drink after dinner. That was a bit disappointing but an overall good experience. The meat and mozzarella bar items are always great, love the burrata. My hubby thought the carbonara was a bit bland.

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DD
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I have been to Vallozzi's several times since it opened its Pittsburgh location---for both personal and work functions, and this was the most disappointing meal I've had at any restaurant. The gnudi were tasteless, and the octopus in the dish had the consistency of a rubber band. Octopus is often chewy, but this was inedible---and there was a lot of it in this dish. This was a pre-show dinner with a friend who had never been to Vallozzi's, and fortunately, she liked her ravioli. We both ordered Tiramisu, and it was OK, but not the best I've had.

Another issue with Vallozzi's is the seating. We were very close to the couple next to us, and felt like we were in on their conversation. I am attending another show this summer, and my pre-show dinner will not be Vallozzi's. Fortunately, Pittsburgh has many great restaurants, and they offer better tasting food.

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RM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good wine and spirit list. I had Veal Marsala that was perfect. I will definitely be back

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E
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an exceptional dinner at Valozzi's. The food was innovative and delicious. I particularly enjoyed the swordfish with polenta and caponata. And we were able to converse with our friends with ease since the tables are well spaced and the noise doesn't carry. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was awful. Clam chowder? More like clam soup? Sauce tastes like chef Boyardee

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was on point and the environment is very relaxing. Love this place. Will definitely go again, soon.

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vallozzi's never lets you down. Always excellent.
From the warm greeting to the cheerful goodbye and everything in between.
A well-rounded menu. Something for everyone.

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BM
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian cuisine.

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C
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

love the food prefer the bar ambiance but the dining room is acceptable

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T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Great service!

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