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 upon request. 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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
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!
Always love dining at Cioppino. The men ...
Always love dining at Cioppino. The menu changes frequently yet the quality of the food and service is consistently excellent. The pastry chef Meghann is a creative genius. I usually make my appetizer and entree selections after I read the dessert menu. Definitely save room for dessert!! Cioppino is the total package in a wonderful dining experience. It is a must try for local Pittsburghers and visitors alike. Free valet parking is a bonus.
We'd had several good experiences at Cio ...
We'd had several good experiences at Cioppino before but hadn't been there for while. We found the menu quite altered and not as appealing. The waiter was friendly, but only 3 of the 4 of us actually received their entrees; this, despite the fact that only a few tables were occupied. Suffice it to say, we would not recommend Cioppino to anyone and will never return.
Ok folks, I'm ready to gush!! It was o ...
Ok folks, I'm ready to gush!!
It was our first time at your restaurant and we WILL be back! The service was outstanding and our server was polite and she exhibited the perfect timing in her effort which makes a great establishment even greater! The food was superb and the menu was perfect because it's not too large and easy to make a selection . The mushroom & kale soup was possibly the best I've ever had. The price range, though some would say is rather high is easy to overlook when backed up by superb service and delicious preparation.
See you soon,
Bob & Debbie Watt
Always a delightful dining experience wi ...
Always a delightful dining experience with great food, service, and drinks. The menu changes frequently... offering many fresh vegetables of the season. Saving room for dessert is a must each time I visit cioppino. We shared several of them. Love cioppino .
I went very early, so it was hard to get ...
I went very early, so it was hard to get a feel for the typical atmosphere. Our service was very good and the food was well done. I liked it very much, but will need to go again at a peak time in order to give a more accurate review.
Nothing really to complain about just wasn't anything wonderful . We sat by the window and it was cold not that they can control that. The waiter was fine had nice personality The Sommelier was Great, Boy does he know his stuff. but for almost 200.00 dollars for two and that was before tip wished for more. The valet guy was really a nice guy also Just didn't leave feeling that wow factor
Cioppino and Live Jazz!
The food is very good but what I like the most about Cioppino's is the live music on the weekends. I have only heard the jazz musicians on Saturday night and all I can say is "Wow". I enjoy dining in the Lounge and listening to top notch artists. I recommend the cioppino and dipping bread in the flavorful sauce. IMHO, this could become an addiction!
Great ambience so so food
Have been to this restaurant several times before and really enjoyed the food.
This time ,I had the crab cakes, but they were very bland.Came with sautéed Brussels sprouts that were also lacking flavor.
Ceasar salad was fabulous!
Will probably go back but was disappointed.
Been here several times. This was our fi ...
Been here several times. This was our first since the exit of Chef Greg. Will not be back for dinner. No clear direction in the menu. No appetizers. Small plates should be referred to as bar menu. Honey lets have some sliders before our $50 steaks, no. My veal chop came out Luke warm. Cooked properly but not off the grill. Clearly sat for awhile. Visited most recently on 2/13/16. They added multiple tables to the bar area and private dining room to maximize holiday profits. I'm all for making money but consider your guests may not return with that type of treatment. Made a reservation for a nice valentines day dinner with my wife, our first as a married couple, ate at a folding table with tablecloth.... PS your glass of pinot noir is listed at $10 please do not charge me $12. I'll gladly pay $12 but take the time to update your menu.
Another Valentine's Day Success!!
Well, this was the third year that we decided to go here for our Valentine's dinner, after deciding last year that we would make this our traditional Valentine's Day activity. Once again, they did not disappoint. It was busier than I've seen it ever before, but considering how busy it was, our service was still right on point. The food was amazing, and the whole experience was very enjoyable. We will continue to hold on to our tradition next year, and I'm already looking forward to it!
This is a very pleasurable dining experi ...
This is a very pleasurable dining experience especially for a special occasion. On a very cold evening it was nice to park above in the deck and then zip right inside where the staff greeted us, took our coats and seated us immediately. Although full, there was no sense of being crowded as the tables were nicely spaced. One's conversation stayed at the table. Lighting was creative and elegant. Service was exemplary. Dinner was perfect. Another nice touch I'm getting used to using this app: they confirm by phone a day in advance. Plus, on this Valentine's eve they discreetly mentioned that dinner service would be 1.5 hrs. In other words, we would not be rushed! How nice!
First time visiting this place and I was pleased.
The waiter was excellent, knew the menu well, and made good recommendations. They were smart to ask about evening plans to keep us on track for leaving in time for a show. The dining was neither too slow nor rushed...just a good pace. The food was good but could use a little more seasoning or some great sauces to make it outstanding. I noticed that salt and pepper are absent from the tables, so I expected that everything would come well seasoned. Appetizers are generous and great for sharing. Portions are also nicely sized which doesn't leave much room for dessert...unfortunately.
1st experience was great, 2nd was disappointing
My first experience at Cioppino last fall was fantastic, leading to a return trip. This one just didn't match the first. The changes and reduction to the menu left me wanting in the appetizer section (prior salad options helped with a great 2-3 course meal, now 2 very standard salad options). Our meals were very well cooked and tasted great, the downside was in the timing of the meal. We had a long delay between our drinks and being served bread. Before we could butter the bread, our meal arrived. One of the plates had an issue (a portion was asked to be left off and was not) but this was quickly fixed (great work in that regard). Compared to my first visit though, the staff attentiveness and appropriate timing of food coming out was lacking on this visit. Still a very good meal.
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