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.
Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
23rd Street and Railroad Street Off Smallman Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Featuring the Best in Live Music in Our Bar Lounge Area Every Thursday - Saturday! Visit our separate onsite Cigar Bar featuring (20) of the top (100) cigars sold worldwide. 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 in the building parking garage as well as COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING after 5pm Daily at Our Entrance Located On the Corners of 23rd Street and Railroad Street Off Smallman Street in the Historic Strip DIstrict of Pittsburgh.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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 Ratings and Reviews
My girlfriend ordered the lamb and it wa ...
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.
Exquisite service by friendly knowledgea ...
Exquisite service by friendly knowledgeable waitress. Excellent wine and cocktail list, good daily/ seasonal offerings. Food was terrific. Dessert was off the charts excellent for all 3 of us having different ones. A great place for a special occasion.
Had high expectations but walked away di ...
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 excelle ...
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.
It was my very first time but a friend r ...
It was my very first time but a friend referred Cioppino for my boyfriends 40th as he is a cigar bar buff. The food was excellent as well as the service and the cigar bar was the perfect atmosphere for both women and men.
Jeremy provided excellent service, very ...
Jeremy provided excellent service, very attentive! . His wine selection was spot on! A litle too much noise(concrete floors and a wall with large glass and metal windows not very accoustic) however the delicious food overrides the noise. We will be back!!!
The restaurant was accommodating with ch ...
The restaurant was accommodating with changing our reservation to a little later then what available on the app. The staff was welcoming and pleasant! We ordered grilled octopus which was well prepared and tasted great! Wine list was reasonable. I had a NY Strip for dinner and didn't leave a bite. It was fantastic! My father had the Chilean Seabass and he was very pleased as well!
We went next door for a cigar and after dinner drink with some dessert. Very cool atmosphere.
I recently dined at Cioppino and it was ...
I recently dined at Cioppino and it was great. It wasn't that busy yet but it was earlier in the evening. The service is outstanding. Everyone is very attentive (without being annoying) and apps as well as food were great. I had the scallops with lobster risotto and everything was seasoned very well and tasted great. My sister had the Chilean sea bass and she said her dinner was great too. I will definitely be back!
Having been her many times we noticed th ...
Having been her many times we noticed the food was different and realized the chef we liked is no longer here . We have followed Chef Greg Alauzen throughout his career . Still a nice meal , but his touch is missed and portions are smaller . Nice atmosphere and good , but slow service was our experience .
We dine at high end restaurants frequent ...
We dine at high end restaurants frequently, so we were disappointed with Cioppino. Food mediocre. House special, Pork Chop was undercooked and served with only mashed potatoes. Any other side dish was extra. The one bright spot was the impeccable service received from Dominic. He didn't rush us but seemed to always appear when we needed him.
My husband was looking forward to enjoying an after dinner cigar, but the room was smelled like stale cigars (yes, I know it's a cigar room). Definatly need to upgrade their ventilation system.
Overpriced for the caliber of food. Will not be back.
We've frequent Cioppino often. It's a gr ...
We've frequent Cioppino often. It's a great place. They always have very good specials. Saturday nights can get loud because of the live band but I won't complain. Staff is always helpful and fun. I highly suggest trying this restaurant.
One of my favorite dishes ever is Cioppi ...
One of my favorite dishes ever is Cioppino so while on a trip to Pittsburgh, we went to Cioppino where I assumed there would be outstanding seafood and ciappino. The green salad was mediocre- dressed with cheap red wine vinegar- unappetizing. The lobster risotto was mediocre- tough pieces of lobster in a small bowl of watery risotto. The halibut special was excellent. Unfortunately, the cioppino was incredibly salty and any flavors from the fish and shellfish was obscured. I am sure that it would be much better if the chef would cut way back on the salt. The setting is quite unattractive- dark, poorly furnished- no charm whatsoever. Looks like an old steakhouse not like a modern higher-end restaurant. No millenials in site. Do not recommend this restaurant.
My wife and I went to Ciopinno for our a ...
My wife and I went to Ciopinno for our anniversary. The food was great but the service was outstanding. Our server was named Carrie Campbell, hands down, she was the best server we have had at any restaurant. We could not put it in words how remarkable her personality and service was. We will definitely be back and will be requesting Carrie as our server
My wife and I always enjoy our meals at ...
My wife and I always enjoy our meals at Cioppino. Ron, our usual and requested server is always excellent and bring a wealth of knowledge to his robust and delicious descriptions of the food and drink. The live music was also excellent.
Absolutely fantastic dinner to celebrate ...
Absolutely fantastic dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Our server was outstanding and mentioned he was in training as the new sommelier. I gave him a price point and our likely entrees and he returned with a perfect wine that paired very well with our tastes and meals. The food was, in a word, exceptional. The restaurant even took the time to surprise us with personalized menus to take home to remember the night and a sumptuous ice cream cake for dessert. Cap it all off with a cigar in the amazing attached lounge and it was a perfect evening. We will definitely return!
The food was good, but the trademark Cio ...
The food was good, but the trademark Ciopinno was not quite the portion I remembered.
It would be nice if the happy hour special were honored in the dining area. The crowd was so light, I don't see why it would be an issue.
The ribeye was overdone, the bass was un ...
The ribeye was overdone, the bass was under done and the fried zucchini was bar food. Very disappointed. Did hear the chef was recently fired and they are going through transition. Hopefully they figure it out soon as Ben, the somm, is fantastic, and Dana in the cigar bar does a great job with recommendations. The cigar bar and wine list are reason alone to come.
Pretty much everything about Cioppino wa ...
Pretty much everything about Cioppino was excellent. Our server was extremely attentive and informed, yet not annoying in the least. The food was good, but not great. Some dishes were very tasty and others fell a little short. The only complaint is that the bathrooms and portions of the restaurant area smelled very strongly of the cigar smoke from the adjacent cigar bar.
Was in town for the US Open golf and tri ...
Was in town for the US Open golf and tried this based on Open Table reviews. We were looking for an above average place for a nice family meal. Perhaps it was an off night, but the service was pretty poor and the wait staff seemed undermanned. Food quality was average at best, and for the menu pricing not worth it. Oysters were just ok, and halibut main entree was served lukewarm. Wine prices were very expensive as well. A good, standard NZ Sauvignon Blanc was $45 and that was the cheapest on the menu.
WE were visiting Pittsburgh and chose Ci ...
WE were visiting Pittsburgh and chose Cioppino for its single malt scotch selection. The place was lovely and the service was outstanding right from the start with its complimentary valet parking. Our waiter was great. The only complaint I have is that once a table of 5 sat next to us we could barely hear. Then in the next room a live jazz band started to play. At that point I could barely hear my husband. The music was fantastic though - it was all just too loud in combination. When we left the restaurant the valet attendant actually ran to get our car. Wonderful service!
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