About Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar
Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar features a seasonal menu with a focus on fresh seafood & chophouse fare, local produce and livestock. Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free selections are available. Happy Hour is available within the Bar Lounge Area Monday through Friday, 5pm to 7pm, offering 1/2 off select bar food items, $5.00 select house wines by the glass, ½ off all draft beers and a $5 daily featured cocktail. Full Dinner Menu and Bar Food Menu available within the Bar Lounge and Cigar Bar Areas in addition to our contemporary dining room. Live Music every Thursday - Saturday. Certified Sommelier onsite to assist with your wine selections. Private Dining Available for Groups of Up to (30) Seated Guests As Well As Large Standing Cocktail Receptions.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
Bar Lounge And Cigar Bar Open At 4pm Daily, Monday - Saturday
23rd Street and Railroad Street Off Smallman Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join Us For the best in Live Music offered within Our Bar Lounge Area Every Thursday - Saturday!
Visit our separate onsite Cigar Bar featuring our premium cigar collection, as well as our collection of over (300) whiskeys. The rich mahogany surroundings and indulgent leather seating allows one to relax and unwind while enjoying their favorite cigar, after-dinner drink or specialty cocktail. Two large plasma televisions embrace the walls for the sports enthusiast. Full Seasonal Menu available daily.
Cioppino offers FREE validated parking within the 24th Street parking garage situated above our location, as well as COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING after 5pm Daily at Our Entrance Located On The Corners of 23rd and Smallman Streets.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Half Priced Wine Night
-Over (30) Bottled Favorites Priced At 1/2 Off
-$2 Off All Manhattan Cocktails Within The Cigar Bar All Evening
Dollar Oyster Night
-$1 Oysters/$4 Prosecco By The Glass Within The Bar Lounge And Cigar Bar All Evening
-Corkage Fee Waived When Dining In Our Dining Room
Live Music In Our Bar Lounge Area Every Thursday Through Saturday Evening From 7pm - 11pm Nightly! No Cover.
Private Dining Available For Presentations, Corporate Gatherings Or Personal Celebrations! Private Dining Room Accommodates (30) Seated Guests And Offers Complimentary Onsite A/V Capabilities. Private Dining Menus Are Diverse Offering Vegetarian, Vegan And Gluten-Free Options Upon Request.
Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar Ratings and Reviews
We went with friends that had never been before. They were interested in the Cigar Bar and how it looked. We had four excellent meals. Preparation was great and presentation was very well done. We were there on a "snow day" so there were only a few other people in the restaurant that evening. We had very attentive service. Only detractor was that they had only one bottle of the wine we ordered, so we had to make do with a second choice for the second bottle - not as good.
We had not been in over a year, but it was just as good as we remembered. We had a great evening.
Food and service was excellent. The dessert menu was fantastic. My 2 criticisms would be that it was freezing cold sitting by an exterior window and the band at the bar was a little too loud. They were good but the noisr traveled too much into the dining room for my taste. Overall I'd definitely recommend though.
First time for me and my husband. It was his birthday. A nice touch personalizing the menu with Happy Birthday. Staff very friendly and helpful . We shared octopus app. , it was yummy, he had a wedge salad, I had the bisque, abut too salty for my liking, he had the sea bass and I had shrimp cocktails, a very generous portion. We will definitely come back. Would like to sit in the lounge next time.
Dinner with my children. Waiter(Josh I believe) was amazing, very patient and attentive with the children. My son had sliders from the bar menu. Daughter had seafood risotto and loved it. I had the scallops and crab bisque. We came in at 5 and had a great time.
Our dinner was actually very good; the food was well prepared. However, our service was a little off and the place seemed somewhat empty. At one point, I asked a waiter to refill my water glass but he failed to refill anyone else. Kind of weird. Music was good.
Although I enjoyed the cheese plate, I would recommend adding olives or more fruit. The cheeses were good. I had the Chilean Sea Bass Oscar. I enjoyed the Sea Bass (high quality), but was expecting more crab. The dish was also on the cold side. I never send food back, so I ate it anyway. My boyfriend had the strip steak and enjoyed it. There also was a band in the front bar area, which was pretty loud. I probably should have paid attention to that when I made the reservation, so next time I will be checking to make sure it won't be as loud. Overall, I was happy with the meal, but not completely impressed.
Could have been great but had horrible service. We were seated in the bar with bad 90s music and loud people at a table that was wobbly and rented for the weekend. They delivered our appetizer to the wrong table them tried to give it to us off of the other table. We asked for a new one. The waiter mentioned they were going to bring bread. Didn't get the bread until we were almost done with our meals. Would have been better if I got seated in the dining room. Wanted that ambiance. After dinner went to the cigar bar. My partner enjoyed the whiskey menu. Won't go back to the restaurant but probably will go to the bar.
Made reservations to celebrate my husbands & best friends birthday as this is one of our favorite restaurants. Had a great dinner & the restaurant made it special by making a "happy" birthday message on the menu as well as a birthday treat after our meal. Great service & great food. Service is top-notch
My husband and I had our first date night in months and chose Cioppino. We could not have been happier with our choice! Our server Carrie was amazing. She helped us make our dinner choices; I had the filet and added a crab cake because I couldn't choose and my husband had the sea scallops. The filet melted like butter in your mouth and the crab cake was ALL jumbo lump crab! Our drinks were perfection and our service was excellent. We will def be back for our next date night!!
We normally eat in the lounge because we live the jazz music. Perhaps, not fair to rate the service because it is more lounge than restaurant. We order from the main menu normally, the food is very good. The wine selection is more than adequate. The best is the music and the cigar bar. We are there most Friday nights.
Nothing special for what you pay. Had a drink in the lounge beforehand. Could be a cool place but the concrete floors and worn out furniture, along with the 80s music playing before the jazz band started was disappointing. The sea bass was great but the signature cioppino was a huge disappointment. Let me just say, it left me looking for scraps from others plates as there wasn't much there. A couple clams, a couple mussels, a crab claw with little meat, one shrimp and one scallop. Lots of competition out there so I don't see this place making it at this rate. Server was exceptional.
Six of us (2 with gluten free needs) met for a wedding anniversary gathering. Six different meals, and all raved about the food quality, as well as our server Ron's great service. They even had menus personalized for the occasion for all of the participants. I have eaten at dozens of Pittsburgh restaurants, and would recommend to all to drive the extra 12 blocks from town to enjoy this place.
My girlfriend ordered the lamb and it was virtually uncooked. She had me take a bite and I struggled to keep it down. At one point I joked about feeling like a wolf eating a fresh kill because of the absolute raw nature of the food. I ordered the cioppino which I thought would be a standard bouillabaisse which ended up having a very dull flavor. On top of the lack of flavor the clams and mussels did not seem fresh. The meal was sub par for the price that they were charging and maybe that's the reason there were only two other tables filled. The service and drinks were great and so was our waitress other than that, well below average. They did provide a free cake at the end because it was a special occasion. Good gesture bad taste and consistency. I have never written a review for a restaurant before and the only reason I did was because I recieved 5 emails telling me to do so. Be careful what you ask for.
Had high expectations but walked away disappointed.
Problems started when we walked into a not crowded bar and stood for several minutes while the bartenders washed glasses and talked to each other. Feeling ignored we hunted down the hostess station and were able to get our table a little earlier than our reservation time.
Things seemed fine as our waitress came straight over, our wine came promptly, and we ordered in a very timely fashion. From that point on things went south. The Caesar salads were pre-made with soggy croutons. The bread came only after the salads were cleared. Entrees were well past due when the waitress finally came to explain that the delay was due to them running out of asparagus and haricot vert would be substituted. This was acceptable and a second round of wine was ordered. By the time said second round was gone we had not only not received our sea bass, our waitress hadn't come anywhere near our table.
Last straw being broken we went to the hostess station to pay for our wine and leave. Our apologetic waitress was produced and informed us that our orders were being plated as we spoke. But when I informed that we preferred to leave she immediately let us know that everything was taken care of and we were sent on our way free of charge.
Cioppino was highly recommended, and in the end they did the right thing by us. Hopefully they just had a bad night. Even so I'm not sure that we'll be back.
Just a great value. Cocktail was excellent, as was the pairing with the entree. Kale salad (which I unintentionally ordered) was great. Duck was excellent, though the accompanying grains had a bit much butter. The apple crunch was good, but least inspiring. Maybe add some apricot to liven up the dish.
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