Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

4.5
1744 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 1744 people are saying
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vipRWATL
San Francisco
73 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in town. Wanted good Italian. I said I know the place. They took a large reservation and the service was great. The pappardelle bolognese is out of this world and the meatballs are terrific. Highly recommend dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting from beginning to end, food cooked perfectly with a ton of flavor. Cant wait to come back!

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vipvito
Pittsburgh
164 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great dinner for both of us. We had as entree's the veal parmesan and the seafood special (moonfish?). Both entree's were ample in portion and very well presented. We had a lot of veal to take home. We shared a Caesar salad and a cheesecake dessert. Both portions were ample and delicious.

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JulieL
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 8 had a great experience at a high top in the bar area. Food was excellent. Service attentive and friendly. Everyone loved their meal. Good wines. Not so good Manhattan (too sugary).

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vipMika
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was good, sat at the bar and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Server got meals wrong , one meal was not good, was just an ok dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed in the veal parmigiana. They changed it from their previous traditional recipe. We won’t be going back until they change back to their original recipe.

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Lisa
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience dining at Valozzi’s.
Excellent food , service and value. We’ll come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Room we were seated in was very dark. Pasta was way too salty.

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vipDavidR
Pittsburgh
45 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very good, but it appears the menu has less diversity than previous visits. Staff was nice and attentive. Wines very expensive and were drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were confused as open table would not let us make a reservation until later but the restaurant seemed empty when we got there. I was then disappointed there was no carbonara as every menu online shows it, this was why I chose this restaurant specifically. I got the tuna and farro risotto instead which was very good. The chicken parm w/ spaghetti was under seasoned but was disappointing but Overall it was a very nice dinner.

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Lauren
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our second time dining at Vallizzis and we chose it for a special occasion. It was everything we thought it would be. Great martinis, appetizer snd dinner! We would highly recommend!

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vipPittdiner
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was prepared well and the seafood special, Tuna, was excellent both flavor and presentation. Had our grandchildren with us, and the staff and chef prepared a dish for each just as they requested.

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RussellB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place, hadn't been in a few years as a result of the pandemic but still the same. They always switch up the menu with a nice selection so there's always something new.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

apps & desserts were so so good.

PJ
vipPeterJudge
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was one of the best Italian meals we have ever had...seriously! Our server was delightful. The noise level and ambiance were wonderful. The lower lighting made for a very romantic setting. If we are ever back in Pittsburgh we will definitely have another dinner at Vallozzi"s!

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BillM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a great selection. Will go back again!

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AlanB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always really enjoyed the whole experience here. First time back since Covid. They are as good as we remembered. Hoping to see you again before the end of summer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, environment was great, service could of been better for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here. I got the bucatini and it was awesome. Great time, will stop by next time in town.

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vipDanO
London
28 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect and always exactly what I was hoping for...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food.

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MonteDiningOut
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, friendly atmosphere. A little noisy. Server attentive and helpful. The Pappardelle Bolognese was excellent!

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vipmspdiners
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!

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Karen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Beautiful restaurant, great service. Highly recommend the brick chicken, raviolis and stuffed chicken parmigiana with homemade spaghetti!

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AndyS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was terrible. Fake smiles and they literally just dropped our drinks and then the food and never checked back. Basically it was just about getting our money and nothing else. Been there many times before but will not go again

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vipDanielleT
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The salmon was overcooked. The tiramisu was dry.. yes dry. The Manhattan drinks were good. Bricked chicken was good. Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service.
Wonderful dining experience.

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HarryS
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Stuff chicken parmigiana was good. Veal parmigiana dry and tough. Lot of spinach on both. Didn’t see or taste “red sauce” on veal unless that was the small pieces of tomato. Lot of dry risotto.

Beer was cold and didn’t taste like cooked spinach.

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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 1744 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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