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About Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

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 wine list is extensive, with many wines available by the glass and by the bottle. 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.

220 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Comfort Food, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM-10PM
Friday/Saturday: 11:30AM-11PM
Closed Sunday

Cross Street:
McMasters Way

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(412) 394-3400

Website:
http://www.vallozzispittsburgh.com/

Catering:
Call for details

Parking Details:
Valet parking is $7 and begins at 5PM on Fri and Sat.

Executive Chef:
Gary Osiol

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Vallozzi's Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Business Meals (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Authentic (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Romantic (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Disappointing evening at Vallozzi. I was really looking forward to checking this place out, but the two person tables were practically on top of each other and the Osso Bucco was sub-par - super fatty and had very little flavor. For a $200 meal, I expected a higher quality meal.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and had lunch with one of my insurance brokers. The crab cake was superb. So was the soup. Service was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food is tasty and portions are generous. For the ambiance and service quality, the place is a bit pricey. The bartender makes the best negrone’s in town.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was DELICIOUS! Perfect place for pre-theater dinner!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We’ve had -a terrible experience there today. The hostess was rude, we wait for our table at the bar but no one told us when the table was ready & my pasta was VERY spicy. I asked to change it, but not much was done. My husband and I do not recommend this place.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our third visit. The food and service are a cut above their peer restaurants. The prices are pretty high but I am guessing their rent is high too. Great restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My husband and I were visiting Pittsburgh and were thrilled with our meal at Vallozzis. The branzino was wonderfully moist and delicious. My husband had the raviolo and was equally happy. The restaurant entrance was decorated for the holidays and very inviting. Wine selection was extensive. A very special place to dine in Pittsburgh !!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have been to Vallozzi's on 2-3 other occasions and the food was outstanding,. This visit was disappointing. Hubby had the bolognaise pasta and he said it was very ordinary. My fish however was good. When hubby asked for salt and pepper waitress brought 2 pepper shakers.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was amazing! The largest crab cakes I have ever seen with all crab no filler, Delish!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is always good here, the service was off this particular night. Although the waiter was very friendly and attentive, the level of service and presentation was off. Awkward getting seated, fresh parmesan was sprayed all over the table when served and felt a bit rushed. There was one table where a woman was loud and using obscenities (not the restaurants fault). But from the last time where everything was first class (and the pricing suggests everything should be), this time left me wanting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great but way too expensive. I had to limit my selection of food based on the high price of some of the main entrées

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! Delicious Italian food. Great service. One of our favorites!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a stop when in Pittsburgh. Great Food and wine plus excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Outstanding. Great location for light up night.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great service and food. Very accommodating to any request

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We were going to see The Color Purple and had a group of 5. Everything about our dining experience was exceptional. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the cultural district.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food, great service. Crab cakes are the best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Busy night ended up sitting at mozzarella bar and very happy we did. Food was fabulous. Cheeses were great. Beef carpaccio was outstanding. Wines by the glass were varied. Loved that scotch on the rocks has the option of one large cube of ice or regular cubes Service with Lauren was spot on! Usualally dining in NYC and Philly, Vallozzi would rival any restaurant in either city.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We were there on a night when there appeared to be several office gatherings -- so it was quite loud. We were a little disappointed with our meal and would select something different next time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Hands down the best restaurant not only in downtown but in the MSA. Visit often, and enjoy every time, all the time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We have dined at Vallozzis several times and this was our least favorite experience. Food was merely average and service was not great. It will be a while before we return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had two of the three in our party with lots of allergies and they were very accommodating and the food was very good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was varied and delicious. The setting is beautiful. Service was a bit slow (had to ask for bread and no refill of the bread basket was offered). The one big downside to the restaurant was a very overpriced wine list, with very limited by the glass options - and those turned out to be mediocre. We’ve been to excellent top restaurants in many large cities and have always been able to get much better wine for less ($15, even $18, for a glass of wine is crazy, especially when the wine quality turned out to be mediocre at best).

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious food, beautifully presented. Service was very good, just a drop below excellent. That would not really be a drawback. However, the acoustics were not so good, other diners were pretty loud and the tables are wide - it was difficult to hear my dining companion. We overcame it by speaking loudly, but that did not make it easy to have a business conversation! This is a great place for a meal, but don't plan to have a quiet/secret/romantic conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wonderful, attentive service for lunch to accompany a great meal. The gnocchi with salmon sausage in a bourbon cream sauce was a standout.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was great, portion size was appropriate for the price!! We left feeling full and satisfied!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went here for the fist time and was very impressed. It's well decorated with several seating areas, including a cool bar area. We had the Mozzarella buffalo for an appetizer and it was delicious. For my entrée I had the Raviolo and my date had the Bolognese. Both were simply fantastic. I can't wait to go back and explore more of the menu!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great dining experience. Wonderful service. They understood that we had theatre tickets and were very prompt with everything. I loved the food and so did my husband. I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends. My one friend calls it her "fav"!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Vallozi’s never disappoints. Best Osso Buco anywhere. Creamy Risotto diMare also excellent. Large lobster tail, scallops, and shrimp fresh and tasty. Bread pudding was also amazing.

Great wine selection. This is our go to restaurant when in Pittsburgh.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

All people in the party said the food was amazing. The quantity was just the right amount for lunch. The service was outstanding. The atmosphere of the restaurant was pleasant and allowed for private group conversations.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first visit to Vallozzi's. To say the least, I was extremely disappointed in the overall experience and especially the service. We had reservations for 7:30 PM on a Saturday night and checked in. By 7:55 PM, we still were not seated. When I approached the hostess, the previous hostess had checked the wrong party in. The hostess immediately apologized and proceeded to seat us. At first, they attempted to "wedge" us into a small table up against the wall. When I asked if there was something else, she kindly obliged and found us seating in the bar area. We sat down and the waitress came over. She took our drink order and brought water. She also stated, "You guys need to be ready with your food order when I get back; that's when it proceeded to go down hill. After 23 minutes, she finally brought our cocktails over. Since it was our first visit, we asked questions about our options. After not being too enthusiastic with our questions, she finally said, "You guys should just get what you want." Nice, eh? Anyway, we placed our order and then began to wait again. She did bring our appetizers and salad at the same time. We ordered a second cocktail and asked if she could refill our water. Our salad and appetizers were good; however, no water refill. Our dinner was brought to the table and it was very good. At this point, we still hadn't received refills on our water, as well as our cocktails were empty. At no point did the waitress even offer to get refills on ANY of our beverages. We were not even asked if we wanted dessert. Very sad that a nice restaurant has terrible service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We went to Valozzi's for our second anniversary. The service was out of this world. They did a great job and also made some excellent recommendations when we ordered a bottle of wine that they were out of. The restaurant was busier than expected but they kept things moving with about average wait times. Our only gripe was that the ginger-carrot soup with shrimp ceviche was not really something that appealed to either of our palettes and the server didn't seem inclined to attempt to remedy it. We sent it back with must a few bites taken of each. The soup had an overwhelmingly ginger flavor - to the point that it was off-putting.

Save for the soup. Valozzi's was a really excellent experience. The pasta and the sauce was amazing and we will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Vallozzi's is a nice restaurant close to the theater district. Our meals were good, but nothing special. My salmon could have been cooked a little more, since I really do not like my fish rare. The crunchy risotto ball which accompanied my salmon was bland. My husband had the short ribs which was a much better choice. My drink, an amaretto sour, was not to my liking and the tiramisu was just okay. I was expecting more from an upscale restaurant like Vallozzi's.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I brought my partner to this restaurant as he enjoys a good Italian meal and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience! The food was fantastic and the service was excellent! Jennifer was very knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Their food is always delicious, seafood risotto is my favorite! Good wine selection. We needed to practically tackle our waiter for the check, and we had told him we had theater tickets.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Spend an hour or so at the bar area for their happy hour. Great cocktails! Wonderful house wine deals! Moved to the dining area for dinner. Crab cake entree was absolutely incredible - the best I've ever had! The paparadelle bolognese was great as well. Very hearty sauce and the homemade pasta was great as well. Fairly pricy, but great for a special occasion or a night out! Will absolutely be back!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Homemade pasta is wonderful- great service and ambiance-

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The restaurant didn't provide enough for the cost. Three of the four entrees were not very hot. The drinks were good as well as the wine with dinner. Just didn't knock my socks off!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a very late reservation but we were greeted very kindly and professionally by both the hostesses and server. Our service was prompt, professional, and friendly. The food as usual was delicious and the menu was seasonal with many wonderful selections. We both had the caprese salad that had grilled peppers instead of tomatoes. It was a delightful and delicious change and one I will be trying to replicate at home!!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The staff goes out of their way to make your dining experience memorable. From special dining request to suggesting great wines, your satisfaction is a priority. Always a favorite stop when in town for business or fun.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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