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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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening! Congrats on Best Bite!

GB
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All very good, and we had an enjoyable meal.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary !

s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were dining with our friends, party of 4. The service was top notch, the cocktails and wine were very good. The food (we all different pasta dishes) was very average. Three of us noted that the pasta was very chewy. This included the gnocchi, the duck ravioli and spaghetti dishes. I've eaten at Vallozzi's once before and had an excellent meal, so I'm hoping this was an off night.

LL
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Vallozzi's for the first time on a first date. The service was amazing, and the food was delicious. Definitely would recommend.

S
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time at downtown location. Service a little slow. Food was excellent.

NS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, atmosphere, and service were amazing! Our new favorite place downtown!

SV
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time that I've been to the Pittsburgh location. I made a reservation and met a friend for lunch on a Friday. The restaurant has nice décor, is clean and very inviting. The service and food were excellent, and it was great place to relax and chat. We both had the radicchio salad with salmon and agreed that it was delicious -- very fresh and the salmon was cooked perfectly. Our waitress was attentive without being overbearing, and had no issues when we asked for separate checks. I will definitely be back!

G
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service by our waiter, David, were excellent. We will be back.

CB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing. Service was very good. Food bland. There are better choices.

J
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall, very good. Service was a little slow, but looked a little short staffed. Waiter did the best he could.

EG
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was very good,as usual, but noise level made speaking and listening to others in party difficult.

SL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Wait staff was okay, I had to ask a lot of questions about the menu and she was very quick to answer, quick as in short and she wasn’t busy. Took long to get the check.

S
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team was very accommodating to my food allergies and preferences. They were flexible and that was great.
Very nice staff.

DR
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food selection along with a great Italian wine list.

OT
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch. Food was excellent and the service very good.

l
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and time. There were 7 of us visiting Pittsburgh for the body building competition at the Sheraton. The food was quite tasty, the service was a delight and the experience overall was very pleasant. We would return if in the area.

PG
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent all around!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating an engagement

KC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful and our service was great. We ordered the calamari appetizer and received the bread with Ricotta and oil, as well, which was delicious. My husbands filet was cooked to medium rare perfection, however, his broccolini was slightly overdone and charred. My biggest disappointment was the Pappardelle Bolognese. The meat was dry and quite crumbly, and the sauce/overall dish was very bland. I have eaten at Vallozzi’s before and it has always been great. Not sure if it was an off night, but it wasn’t the best for celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. Bread pudding was excellent as always though.

MR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal from drinks to main course (no room for dessert) excellent customer service.

LS
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service, smiling faces on team.
We loved the burrata appetizer. My salmon, requested medium, was over cooked and tasted odd.
Because I had a business guest at dinner, I did not complain, but I will not order salmon there again.

L
Pittsburgh
54 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We went to restaurant week for the special menu. It was our 4th visit and we have had good experiences in the past. I think they were overwhelmed with the restaurant week crowd.

My wife ordered the salad with prosciutto and there was no prosciutto. That was bad. Also, we ordered the wine pairings with our 3 courses. The manager didn’t bring our 2nd wine pairing until after we finished the main course. We had the feeling that the special menu was a pain for the staff.

On a positive point, the gnocchis were fantastic. The mussels and clams were excellent too. I would go to Valozzi again but not during restaurant week.

TA
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We tried Vallozzi's during restaurant week and ordered from the special limited menu. There was very limited Italian dishes available so we ordered something we would like instead which was the steak. It was full of fat and gristle and came with lettuce and chopped green tomatoes on top! What is this? The meal did not give a good introduction to dining at what I thought would be one of Pittsburgh's finest Italian restaurants.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was very poor. My friends food was inedible and nothing was done when he complained. Do yourself a favor and pass on this one.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week but ended up ordering off the regular menu! Appetizers are big enough to share (mozarella and fritto misto). Pasta was amazing and the bread pudding is a must try! They have an excellent wine list too.

Anthony was an excellent server! Offered wonderful recommendations, fun conversation, wasn't too busy to check on us yet wasn't pushy or around too much. Wonderful dinner and experience

SG
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being there on Restaurant Week, I ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. It was delicious (Chicken Picatta and Parma Salad.) My friend ordered off the regular menu (a four course plate of which I cannot remember the name.) She said it was delicious and perfect for her smaller appetite. There is something for everyone here.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for restaurant week. The food was fine, but nothing special. We did like the wine pairings and that was a good addition.

m
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant week menu

MC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This experience was pleasant from start to finish!

SB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

During Restaurant Week er were very impressed with the options and the quality of food. Plates were very colorful with lots of variety and thoughtful presentation. We have gad numerous great experiences and would highly recommend!

a
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Would definitely return.

PI
Pittsburgh
67 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We held our coworkers going away lunch at Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh, and it was great! The food was delicious, the service was great, and the experience was tremendous!!

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