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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Business Meals (26)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Romantic (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Authentic (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Casual (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
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Fun (3)
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Great Beer (3)
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Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined a day ago

Service was ridiculously slow. Tables on both sides were seated after us and meals were completed and received their checks before we got our entrees which were all barely warm....more room temperature.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Waitstaff was very friendly not overbearing. Love you seafood risotto!!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day. Was a real nice evening. Great service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day dinner

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Crab cakes are the best in town! The root vegetable salad was fabulous, and even better eaten warmed in a skillet for breakfast the next day! Waitress Ashley was wonderful ...as always. And don't miss their signature break pudding with rum sauce. Get just one to share! Fabulous!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything from the service to the drinks to the food was outstanding. We look forward to returning to try more of the menu. Come hungry.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife, daughter, and I wanted to find a nice Italian restaurant for a night out while we were visiting my daughter at college. We found the menu to have something for everyone's tastes and the food was really well prepared and tasted amazing. My wife had the swordfish and said it may have been the best swordfish she had ever eaten. The service was also excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner at Vallozzi's Pittsburgh very much. The server was attentive and the atmosphere was comfortable, but the food was the star of the evening. I had Pappardelle Bolognese and would recommend it to anyone who desires richly flavored comfort food. The portion was ample and the taste memorable. My wife had Veal Parmesan. Unfortunately, it was over cooked. The breading was very dark and tasted scorched and the veal was tough. However, the pasta and marinara sauce that accompanied the veal was wonderful. I liked Vallozzi's red sauce. We really didn't have room in our stomachs for desert, but we had it anyhow. The cheese cake of the day was Key Lime. Key Lime anything is a favorite and it was very tasty. However, the bread pudding is to die for.

This was our first visit to Vallozi's Pittsburgh. We'll be back and we highly recommend that you visit too. Avoid the veal. Go for the Bolognese and top it off with the bread pudding.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Atmosphere is very pretty and relaxing however there was a large table that was very loud at times which made it difficult to hear conversation at my table. Otherwise everything was very good!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was spectacular, service was phenomenal, atmosphere was peaceful. This is my new favorite!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and staff, love this place!!

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Everyone (6 people) visiting from out of town all of whom totally enjoyed all aspects of dining experience. Will return again.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It’s always a wonderful experience dining at Vallozzi’s! The food is consistently delicious and the service is always on point. A beautiful atmosphere, seasonally decorated gives your lunch, dinner, meeting or party a lovely setting. I would highly recommended a visit! The passion for quality cuisine and customer service is seen throughout this family owned and operated establishment, located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, it is a true asset to our city!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Saturday night reservations for 7:30pm. We were ‘helped’ by 3 different employees at the hostess booth and were finally seated 25 minutes after our reservation time. Every time
We inquired about our table, they told us it was being cleared. They were apparently finishing with a theater crowd when we arrived, thus the delay. We ordered the calamari and shoshito peppers. Calamari was tender, but a little salty. Two of us ordered the cheese ravioli topped with short rib. The short rib topping the ravioli was ok, tasted a bit like it had been prepared in advance and maybe frozen. Veal Parmesan & a papperadelle dish were the two other entrees. Our friends enjoyed them. The green side salad was fresh and lightly dressed. The bacon (?) crumbles were plentiful but extra crispy. Dessert was tiramisu and flourless chocolate cake. Both were ok. The food was...ok, maybe my review is skewed by the poor service we experienced upon arrival. If you’re busy, communicate that to me. Don’t keep telling me the table is being cleared and then walk away only to come back and seat folks who have just walked in. Service is such an important part of dining out.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant was more crowded than I have ever seen it so it was a little noisy. However, we still got great service . The food was really good as usual. My only complaint is that my ravioli wasn't quite hot enough for me. Valozzi's is still one of my favorite restaurants and I look forward to dining there again soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good, but not outstanding...service was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was delicious but the service was kind of slow. It was the lunch hour but not too crowded.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The best restaurant in town. The staff is friendly and flexible . I have never ordered an entree from the menu they are always happy to take requests and I have always been pleased with the result. We just returned from a trip to the bahamas and our seafood her was much better . Will return !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Very good wine list.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The homemade pasta (ravioli) was excellent, as was the seafood risotto we had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was just not up to par on this visit. Not the best recipes on appetizer, soup and one of the entrees. Then two of the three dessert sorbets were inedible because they were rock hard!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This restaurant had good food and good service. It was not overly loud despite there being a good crowd of people there. My wife and I had a nice, quiet dinner and enjoyed our entrees and the relaxed atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

the food was excellent! the service just as good as the food. The wine superb. I love this place! The crab cakes are the best there is!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was very good, from the pastas to the steak and fish. Service was very slow considering the restaurant was not packed. We felt as though we were always keeping a lookout for our waitress to get a drink, as she wasn’t that attentive to our table of six. Not crazy about their sliced bread and dollop of ricotta, very bland.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I have Celiacs, and our waiter was very knowledgeable about what was GF on the menu. They also have a GF pasta available (it was little ziti) every night. I had the bolognese, it was great!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week menu was great and the wine pairings were perfect. Our favorites were the meatballs, salmon and bread pudding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went here for another couple for restaurant week and loved the menu and the experience! I recommend the wine pairings with the meal. We had such a great time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Valozzi's is a downtown gem. We always suggest Valozzi's when meeting friends, attending a concert or a show and after attending a sporting event in the City. The food is thoughtfully prepared and presented. The beverage and wine list is top notch and the service is ALWAYS exceptional. We recommend Valozzi's!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Organic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food and service are good, but the prices are extraordinarily high. Be prepared to spend around $200 per couple if you get a three-course meal and a glass of wine.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 15, 2018

So glad that I choose Vallozzi's as my 1st stop on my Restaurant Week 2018 journey 💙💙Spectacular Flavors with added attention to the details of their courses.
#restaurantweek

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Came for a birthday. Food was pretty good, tasted more homemade than gourmet (which I wasn’t expecting based on the ambiance). Server was nice but could have been more attentive. We also sat in a corner, which was strange considering it was late and there was barely anyone there (this also bothered us about the service not being more attentive). You also couldn’t see who was coming around the corner when, which tended to be a bit unsettling.

My favorite part about the restaurant was how it looked more than anything. No other area (service, food, value) might be enough to bring me back considering there are plenty other Opentable restaurants various places downtown.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

On of my new favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh!!! Fantastic food and servic!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This place has really gone down hill, my tutor was disgusting.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The mozzarella bar dish was delicious. Our dinners were really delicious as well. I usually get the crab cakes and decided to go with the Risotto this time. Dessert was super hot!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had dinner on Jan 2, 2018. The restaurant and bar were very quiet. We sat in the bar. It has the same food menu as the restaurant. Very few patrons that night. Service was very good.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place for a romantic dinner or special occasion. Service was quick and food was pretty good. Great choice!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Vallozzi's is one of our favorite places to dine in downtown Pittsburgh. We were pleasantly surprised to receive the same exceptional quality and service on NYE. A special thank you to our server, Louis, who graciously moved us to a more intimate table, after two large parties were seated nearby. The Shrimp Diavolo was amazing. But as Louis warned, very spicy. Looking forward to returning!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I had an early New Years Eve dinner at Vallozzi's. You had to order off a special NYE menu which apparently contained offerings from their regular menu. It was busy but service was good and our server took good care of us. We split an order of arancini as an appetizer and were surprised that we got 5 huge rice balls for $11. They were absolutely delicious, as were our salads. I had the parma with crispy bits of prosciutto, oh my goodness. My husband had the shrimp diavolo which he loved but was very spicy, and I had the branzino with yummy crispy skin. We shared a piece of caramel bread pudding for dessert which was seriously the best we ever had. Usually bread pudding has liquor or something weird added but every bite of this was perfect, caramelly heaven. It was the perfect dinner to end 2017!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Bolognese sauce and Arancini are a must :)

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Food was delicious. We especially liked the Burrata and olive appetizer. Shrimp Diavolo is excellent-very spicy. My husband also really liked the seafood over risotto. We’ll definitely go back!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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