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Pittsburgh italian Restaurant Reviews

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Welcome to our Pittsburgh italian restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the Pittsburgh just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in Pittsburgh, you've come to the right place.

Our Pittsburgh restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

Also check out our Best Restaurants in Pittsburgh 2013 Guide


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Alla Famiglia

 5 star(s)  (05/29/2011)
“We dined at Alla Famiglia last evening for my husbands birthday. This was our first time to be there. It was a very pleasant experience and the food and service were wonderful. I would highly reccomend it to anyone. We sat on the deck upstairs and I was able to see the church and grade school that I... ”

Alla Famiglia

 5 star(s)  (05/19/2011)
“Excellent food, attentive service. Pricey but worth it.”

Gran Canal Cafe

 4 star(s)  (11/25/2009)
“Had an excellent dinner. The seafood was well prepared and the veal marsala was spectacular. The ambiance was not up to the level of the food. Eating off of formica tables is not the greatest for an anniversary dinner. Value is very good with all entrees under $20 with appetizers under $10. Inv... ”

Gran Canal Cafe

 1 star(s)  (05/03/2009)
“Visited the Gran Canal Caffe last evening. After waiting for 5-10 minutes for the hostess, she advised us that she would clean off a table for us. While she was cleaning the table, she became involved in a conversation with a seated customer. We waited another 5-10 minutes for the conversation to... ”

Giovanni's Pizza & Pasta

 1 star(s)  (03/08/2009)
“Giovanni's Pizza & Pasta located in Downtown Pittsburgh... They do not honor their gift certificates. They will happily sell them to you but if you try to redeem one they WILL NOT HONOR them when you try to use them. The will actually try to sell you another gift certificate that is worth less for... ”

Gran Canal Cafe

 5 star(s)  (02/20/2009)
“The food is consistently wonderful. Michael and Antoinette never falter in personalized hospitality. Since I live nearby, we have been fortunate to frequent Gran Canal. Michael has taken the time and interest to learn how I enjoy some of my favorite dishes prepared, and has never been offended if I ... ”

Antonini's Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (12/17/2008)
“This restaurant had the best food that I have ever tasted and the sevice was great.”

Gran Canal Cafe

 5 star(s)  (11/29/2008)
“I love coming here, seems like we took the Concord right straight to Italy, love the pasta pescatore, veal scappopine and Michael (looks like Robin Williams) and Anntonette are just like family, we love ending our meal with a Lemocella made by Michael himself, Gracious, Bon Appetite”

Gran Canal Cafe

 5 star(s)  (11/11/2008)
“The food is SOOO good that once having dined there, anticipation for a next visit is everything. The friendly staff and great service is priceless.”

Minutello's Restaurant and Lounge

 3 star(s)  (09/18/2008)
“The hot wings are good just a little salty, they have a good crispy consistency. There pizza is a lot better than what the other reviewer said. Their prices are ok. The owner is a nice guy.”

Minutello's Restaurant and Lounge

 2 star(s)  (08/14/2008)
“The pizza is bland, but edible. However, this restaurant is in the basement of an apartment building. I lived for one year in an apartment on the 4th floor. There were incessant cockroach problems.”

Minutello's Restaurant and Lounge

 1 star(s)  (12/28/2007)
“save your self the misery and sore disappointment, stay away from this place. i was hoping to find a local neighborhood gem but instead got an ammonia smelling fried fish sandwich, fogettable pizza and paid way too much money for it. the place has a nice old school italian american feel to it but th... ”

Antonini's Ristorante

 3 star(s)  (08/14/2007)
“The owner didn't pay attention to us or ask how things were. He was drinking at the bar, and didn't offer any help to the staff even though they were busy and needed help. The place could use a good cleaning too. I would not recommend this place to anyone.”

La Scala Ristorante

 3 star(s)  (05/05/2004)
“This review may not be entirely fair because I attended a banquet dinner in the back of the restaurant and did not enjoy a standard evening in the main dining room. This banquet service must be a new effort by La Scala because the evening was as badly handled as can be imagined for a restaurant at ... ”

La Scala Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (12/10/2000)
“The food was just great!!The owner/cheif came to our table to check on our meal. Thank you David,see you when we come back to Pittsgurgh.”

La Scala Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (12/02/2000)
“This is the best Italian food in all of Pittsburgh,I make it a point to eat there as often as I can while I'm in town. N.Y.C. got nothin on this place, Thanks ”

La Scala Ristorante

 5 star(s)  (12/01/2000)
“One of Pittsburgh best kept secert places to eat,this place is a must if you want homemade likea Mama's. Youngest Chef/Owner in Pittsburgh Chef David N.SGRO CEC”

Portobello Italian Restaurant

 4 star(s)  (11/04/1999)
“This touch of Italy is refreshing dining experience. The quality of food is fantastic. The most unique quality of the restaurant is the personalized attention from Franco the owner, he treated us like guests in his home. ”