Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

4.5
1768 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1768 people are saying
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vipShannonG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for our reservation on a very busy evening and they were nice enough to accommodate 2 extra guests at the last minute. Our waiter was wonderful- and the food was delicious. Thank you to Vallozzi’s for helping to make our family night a special night.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eva was a wonderful waitress! Beet salad delicious!!

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RunawayRenee
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate by myself and they treated me like a Queen. Really great experience and amazing value. This is one of the nicest restaurants downtown… both in atmosphere and quality, but the prices are really fair, especially on the wine (which was excellent btw). A new favorite!

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Chuck
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

The night was negatively impacted by a gentleman who coughed continuously during the entire dinner. It was a hard cough and we had serious concerns that he may have had COVID.

We considered leaving but decided to stay because we were on the opposite side of the room from him. I know that the wait staff and other customers were concerned with his non-stop coughing.

For the safety of all, he should have been either asked to leave or his party relocated to a private room away from other customers. We felt sorry for his waitress.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. Pricey, but worth it in general. Would go again. Pork chop was especially delicious

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vipTraceyF
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great first visit. Food very good as well as service. We will return.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Hello,
The beet salad was pefect...so delicious. I ordered veal parmesan ...it looked appealing but the veal was very "tough" and hard to cut and chew although the sauce was tasty. The desserts we chose were cheesecake...tiramisu and variety of gelato. Cheesecake was mediocre the tiramisu was "drenched' in alcohol and the gelato was not necessarily freezer burnt but had ice crystals on them...and the flavors were not outstanding.
I must say the waitress was very attentive and kind.
Would with caution recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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LanorRay
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The food and service was amazing. Good size portions too!

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vipChinquapin
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was some of the best Italian in the Pittsburgh area. Portions were generous which is nice to see at a high end restaurant. We will definitely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Recently has a nice quiet dinner at Vallozzi’s. The service was really good. Most of the food was really good as well. My only issue was the linguine. It’s a cacio e pepe based dish, so I expected there to be lots of pepper in it. There definitely was. Almost overpowering, but not quite. The issue was the pepper was so course, every bite had multiple half peppercorns in it. If they had been ground smaller, it wouldn’t have been an issue.

Overall, I recommend the Arancini, the Parma salad, and the Pappardelle Bolognese.

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GregM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy earthy atmosphere with beautiful wooden tables. Eva efficiency worked the room with perky professionalism. Best Caesar salad I ever had. Great location for the theater district.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Anthony was our waiter. He was super friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely go back.

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Never disappoints. Such good food, waitstaff is awesome, and wine is really good.

TG
TheaterGoer
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Going to the Benedum. Wait staff was great! Delicious Caesar salad! Ordered the ravioli, too much food.

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lauriev
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal here. The bucatini with shrimp and octopus and the gnocchi in lamb ragu were outstanding. Our server was friendly and efficient without being intrusive. Just wish we were able to try the bread pudding. We had to get to the Benedum, or we most definitely would have. We will absolutely be making a return trip.

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Chris
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although menu seemed limited… no soup… the meal was great. Service was excellent! I believe our waiters name was Carl? Very attentive and accommodating.

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JimfromScottTwp
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Trust your waitress's recommendations on their food.

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vipRonnie
Pittsburgh
167 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy dining here before symphony concerts. We enjoyed salads and entrees. Other appetizers did not appeal to us and they unfortunately do not offer soup. I had a wonderful pasta bolognese and my companion had an incredibly huge and tasty pork chop with crispy Gorgonzola polenta. Both dishes were excellent. The dessert list was tempting. We settled for a sampling the sorbet trio. Great spot with strong service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great atmosphere, awesome food, would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice night out for some good Italian food!!

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MarlisS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was polite and efficient. We enjoyed the experience because of his attention to our meal.

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JimK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and staff. We had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food. Really enjoyed the ambiance as well. Convenient location

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very disappointed with the entire experience.

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VALERIEJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and well staffed - very good waiter! Enjoyed our dinner and made it to the hockey game without a rush.

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BenjaminK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food with large portions. Waiter was very service oriented.

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vipJenniferG
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Christian, was outstanding. Very friendly and took excellent care of us. We had theater tickets and he ensured we were on time yet did not rush us at all. He offered menu suggestions and was just a perfect server, thank you! Food is always excellent here so not much else to say.

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vipRayH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Great Service. Nice wine list at reasonable prices

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Menu choices for everyone.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive. Knew how to do the job and wants to. E there.

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vipRWATL
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wasn’t sure about this restaurant but based on both OpenTable and yelp it was rated well. Boy, were we impressed! It started with having a fantastic server who made great recommendations for dinner as well as wine. Everyone in our group loved their meals. I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant when you are in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Foodie37069
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food in the heart of the city. Simply fabulous our service was impeccable. We were seated with consideration of social distance. The charcuterie board was artisanal with specialty meats pate and crostini! Authentic Italian food with only the freshest farm to table ingredients. A definite foodie stop in Pittsburgh! Dined here due to their support of Leaving Legacies Foundation. Businesses that give back are the most important businesses to support!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I’ve been to Vallozzi’s this year. Whenever we come to Pittsburgh and want a great Italian meal we come here. The wine selection is excellent. The service is great and they don’t pressure you to rush. They let you take your time. The lemon cello reminds me of Rome. I think Vallozzi’s is the best restaurant in Pittsburgh I’ve been to in all my years of visiting for work and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service started unengaged and tepid, but perked up enormously once we showed interest in the food and especially the wine list. They really do care. My guess
Is they are worn out by customers who do not.

The gnocchi was very good. The veal was mediocre. Portions were huge.

The wine list is really impressive, especially for Pittsburgh, especially if you’re interested in trying Italian fine wines that NO ONE else in PA will have.

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and very helpful on making a decision on several pics for food and apps.

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vipMeanwife
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent! Loved the burrata appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was great and food was DELICIOUS!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience with fantastic food. One of Pittsburgh’s best

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vipLindaS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience and very quiet so conversation could be had.

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vipGodComplex
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

There's plenty that's good about Vallozzi's, and some areas that need improvement. This review will be about the things that need improvement.

a. The "environment" in general. When you walk in the front door, you can smell the age of the place, and not in a good way. I don't know if they need better air filters, or to clean the ones they have, or to have the carpeting replaced... but it's almost a musty odor that just lingers in the air until your nose gets accustomed to it.
b. Speaking of environment, bring a flashlight with you. The place is so dark that it's borderline dangerous. What worries me more than safety, though, is what the dim lighting is trying to hide. Again, I'm guessing the place hasn't had a good deep-cleaning since they opened in 2012.
c. The placement of the bathroom (with no door) right/next/to the kitchen just seems like a bad interior design choice from a hygiene and safety perspective.

I'll write another review with the positive aspects.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was great!

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You can order delivery directly from Vallozzi's Pittsburgh using the Order Online button. Vallozzi's Pittsburgh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 394-3400.

Vallozzi's Pittsburgh is rated 4.5 stars by 1768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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