About Joseph Tambellini
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Located in Highland Park, Joseph Tambellini Restaurant offers the very best Italian inspired cuisine.
Owned and Operated by Joseph and his wife Melissa, the entire staff is dedicated to bringing you an overall exceptional dining experience.
Expertly crafted market fresh fish and steaks, fresh pasta, traditional chicken and veal dishes.
Also featuring beautiful hand made signature desserts, and an extensive Italian and Californian wine list.
Warm romantic fine dining in the true Tambellini family tradition.
If you have a First Floor Specific request, Please contact the restaurant by phone to make your reservation. We cannot guarantee First Floor for on-line reservations.
Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip): $31 to $50
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The owners frequent the dining room to talk with the guests to ensure a unique and comfortable dining experience!
Plenty of on street parking available.
Bus stop directly in front, for routes: 71A Highland Park
Private Party Facilities:
We have many options for private parties. We have a semi-private space available for up to 14.
Our private 3rd floor offers space for parties up to 20.
If a larger space is needed, our 2nd floor is also available for up to 40 people. We can also accommodate larger parties using multiple floors. We have held small wedding ceremonies and receptions here as well. Please call us to discuss your individual needs.
Private Party Contact:
Melissa or Joe Tambelini: (412) 665-9000
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Joseph Tambellini Ratings and Reviews
Nothing I could possibly say would be en ...
Nothing I could possibly say would be enough to describe the entire experience we had. From the moment we stepped inside until we left, this was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had! From the wonderful service to every bite of every mouth watering course, my wife and I couldn't have been more satisfied. In addition, Chef Joe and his wife treated us like family, stopping by to chat, the. enthusiastically explaining what he'd prepared for us and share a few stories of his many years as a Chef, it's easy to see why this is such a wonderful place - he LOVES what he's doing and it shows in EVERY WAY! Tambellini's instantly shot up to our favorite restaurant!
Been to Jos. Tambelinni's several times ...
Been to Jos. Tambelinni's several times before, but not for a few years. Always enjoyed the food and the service/ambience. This time reaffirmed all those feelings. The menu continues to evolve. I had a vegetarian pasta preparation that was well-prepared, presented, and delicious. Reliable favorites, like the fried zucchini and tiramisu, were even better than I recalled. I'm planning to return sooner rather than later.
Most of the food was excellent - zucchin ...
Most of the food was excellent - zucchini appetizer, house salads (they offered Gorgonzola as an option!), shrimp scampi, dessert. Chicken parm was a bit overcooked. Bread should have been warm. Service was A+++ - our young server was attentive, and his timing was impeccable.
Been here almost a dozen times in the la ...
Been here almost a dozen times in the last year. Keep going back to find something not to like Haven't been able to do so. On the upper $$ but incredibly delicious and worth the money. Cocktails are great, a tad high but delicious. They work to accommodate everything you want including moving your bar tab to your table ( love that!)
So many choices of great flavors.
Food was excellent. Great atmosphere and ...
Food was excellent. Great atmosphere and a warm, friendly staff. The Chef/Owner spoke with us and was very hospitable, saying that if we had any special requests we should let him know. We did feel that our server could have been warmer. On previous visits our servers were quite warm and friendly.
It was my birthday and I wanted to try s ...
It was my birthday and I wanted to try something more romantic. The food and service was amazing. At one point I heard the hotess asking a waiter how long until they finish and to hurry the patron. However, we were never rushed and again it was a perfect evening.
Parking was easy (on street) and the ven ...
Parking was easy (on street) and the venue is quite charming. The entrance becomes a bit chaotic as soon as you step in the door though. Coat check. Reservation desk. Patrons leaving but not yet out the door. Other patrons entering with us. People seated at the bar right inside the door. Meanwhile, the door keeps opening and closing. It was a frigid January night when we went. I was very glad we were not seated on the first floor, inside the front door. Too cold! Instead, we were seated at a lovely table upstairs and quite out-of-the-way where it was wonderfully quiet. Our waiter was incredibly attentive and recommended some winning daily specials. The food was all very delicious and beautifully presented. The entryway needs to be re-designed but, overall, it was a lovely experience for this party of 2.
Joseph Tambellini never disappoints and ...
Joseph Tambellini never disappoints and the experience dining here is consistently enjoyable! We enjoyed another outstanding meal attractively plated presented by an attentive, knowledgeable, personable and professional server. From the appetizers to the entrees each selection was delicious and so well prepared- that is why we make frequent return visits to this restaurant- one of Pittsburgh's best and not to be missed!
Joseph and Melissa Tambellini have creat ...
Joseph and Melissa Tambellini have created a warm, welcoming environment with gracious but relaxed service, and touches of elegance. The carefully crafted wine list demonstrates knowledge of Italian reds in particular, as well as good values. It pairs with the excellent food--Italian favorites (including the pasta course accompanying each entrée), perfectly prepared seafood (the scallops and stuffed shrimp were divine), and on this New Year's Eve, wonderful beef options. This has become our New Year's Eve tradition because we want the feel of an excellent neighborhood restaurant that knows this is a special occasion, and we want superb food coupled with fine wine. Regulars were welcomed with hugs. The dining room sparkled. Specially crafted cocktails were delicious, and we ended our meal with chocomartinis, saving the tiramisu for our next visit. Something to look forward to in the new year.
Crabcakes were the best my 82 yr old Aun ...
Crabcakes were the best my 82 yr old Aunt and I have ever eaten! My husband had the pork chop and it was delicious and I wanted to trade him and I'm a vegan!!!!
Thank you for a decadent meal we will never forget and our server Adam was perfect!!!
The food is excellent! Have been there ...
The food is excellent! Have been there 1/2 dozen times, and the overall experience consistently exceeds expectations. Owners say hello and mingle with guests. We will continue to go and recommend to friends. Worth a 1 hour drive.
Other than it being an attractive restau ...
Other than it being an attractive restaurant, a converted Victorian home, there is not much to say. Obviously, known customers get preferential treatment. Even though we made our reservation well ahead of time, four of us were crowded into a small table, while two men that, obviously knew the owner, were seated at a much larger round table that could have easily sat four or more. It was hard not to notice that known customers received much faster service. My son ordered a $48 steak, medium rare, that came medium to well, and not particularly tender. The waitress seemed to have a replacement problem, but did bring another, eventually. Still, a poor steak. The rest of our party felt that the food was okay, but, by no means, exceptional. Drinks were good. Will not be returning anytime soon.
My 2 daughters and family went there to ...
My 2 daughters and family went there to celebrate my 70th birthday and we all enjoyed it. The food was excellent, our service staff was very attentive, and the 2nd floor was fairly quiet. My husband and I are thinking of going back with friends.
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