About Joseph Tambellini
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: 412-665-9000x
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Joseph Tambellini Ratings and Reviews
Always great food and service. The meat ...
Always great food and service. The meatballs are a MUST!!! My husband loves the steak special and the Arrabiata pasta sauce. Pasta dishes are delicious as well. We have never had any complaints after dining at "Joey's"!!!!
My husband and I visited this restaurant ...
My husband and I visited this restaurant last night for our 1st wedding anniversary (pretty special event). The food was definitely a 5 star review- the portions were generous, they give you a house salad, bread, and a side of pasta before you even get your huge entree. My husband had the veal chop (so great and huge), and I had the special of New York Strip (also delicious and HUGE). We ended our night with the lava cake which was to die for- highly recommend! You can't leave without getting their desert!!
But why give the restaurant a 4 star review? The only reason we are rating this experience as a 4 and not a 5 star review is due to the service. When attending a restaurant with such good reviews, and paying a pretty penny for the food, you expect top of the line service. I would like to note that our waitress could have been new, but if that was the case someone should have been assisting her. The hostess recognized our 1st wedding anniversary, but the server did not mention anything at all. She was very concerned with a table of 6 behind us- it took at least 10 minutes to get water and another 5 after that to get our wine. We had to ask about the specials not on the menu, and she spilled Parmesan cheese all over my dress when putting it on my salad (I didn't care just wanted a small apology). It would have been nice (since we reserved the table through open table and noted our anniversary), if the waitress could have acknowledged or even asked if we were celebrating since this was our first time at the restaurant and the hostess acknowledged it before we said anything. I have been to many nice places, so this is why I feel that I can be critical of the service. My husband and I would try this experience again though, and hope for better service or that our waitress has gotten more experience there!
Joseph Tambellini is always very good. J ...
Joseph Tambellini is always very good. Joseph is the chef and he comes out and visits a few tables every time we are there. It makes you feel good when the chef comes out and greets the patrons. His wife also works at the restaurant and she also makes you feel welcomed. Great place, fantastic food and not over priced for what you get.
A true gem of a restaurant conveniently ...
A true gem of a restaurant conveniently located near Highland Park. Melissa and Joe are wonderful, customer oriented owners. You will find her mixing with the guests with the intention of getting their honest and sincere feedback and to ensure everything about their visit to this wonderful spot met or exceeded their highest expectation. If you haven't been here don't wait a second longer make a reservation now.
It was my first visit to Joseph Tambelli ...
It was my first visit to Joseph Tambellini's and I can say without a doubt it is the finest Italian cuisine in the greater Pittsburgh area. Some might say it is a bit pricey but for the soup or salad course, pasta course and the entree course, it is well worth every dollar. The attentive staff, owners mingling throughout the restaurant, it certainly makes you feel at home.
Cocktails can be a bit pricey but it depends on what is your pleasure! Having family coming from out of town. It will definitely be our dinner destination with them.
Overall our experience was positive. Ev ...
Overall our experience was positive. Everyone but me enjoyed the meal that they ordered.
I ordered the Mafalda Caprese which I did not care for. Compared to the dishes that were served to the other people in our party I thought that this had an off-putting presentation. The dish was not at all what I had expected. Not to embarrass my family I did not complain. I just wouldn't recommend the Mafalda Caprese nor would I order it again.
I was trying to find a place for a speci ...
I was trying to find a place for a special dinner with my adult son. I was very pleased with our choice. From the moment we walked in, I knew we were going to have a great dining experience. The food, atmosphere, and service was exceptional.
Amazing as always. One of the few restau ...
Amazing as always. One of the few restaurants in Pittsburgh where I am always guaranteed an amazing meal! Joe and Missy are gracious hosts and treat every guest like they are having them over to their house for a meal. If you haven't tried it, do yourself a favor and go. And save room for the butterscotch pound cake!
Food was very good.Things that upset me. ...
Food was very good.Things that upset me.
1 The waiter gave us descrriptions of salad choices with the house being included.He described a salad that I really wanted and told me there was an upcharge.I said fine.I got the bill and the upcharge was 14.00.
2 A shot of V O was 13.00.
I won't return
The food was exceptional and made fresh! ...
The food was exceptional and made fresh!! The service was good, and the restaurant itself was clean, inviting, and pleasant. The food was a little high priced, but the quality and freshness made the price more bearable.
The food was outstanding and served so g ...
The food was outstanding and served so graciously. The fried zucchini was the best we've had in ages. Seafood was lovely and fresh and the pork chop was delicious, juicy... This was a fine dinner and we hope to repeat very soon.
The restaurant was fine but not exceptio ...
The restaurant was fine but not exceptional. Wine list was decent and there were good selections of food but I thought it was expensive for what you got. My pasta was fine but just average. The service was okay but again nothing special. For the money spent I just did not think it was a good value.
We had a great meal. Every thing about ...
We had a great meal. Every thing about the meal was prepared correctly. This may be the best place in Pgh to frequent if you want 1st class service and an unbelievable meal. The owners (Joe & Missy) are wonderful. They go out of their way to try and make everyone's experience at their place outstanding. I highly recommend going to Jospeh Tambellini's for a dinner - special occasion or not. You will not be disappointed.
I LOVE THE FOOD AT JOSEPH TAMBELLINI I ...
I LOVE THE FOOD AT JOSEPH TAMBELLINI IT'S A LITTLE PRICEY, BUT I LOVE THE WHITE TABLECLOTH SERVICE THE FOOD IS VERY WELL PREPARED I DO HAVE A SLIGHT COMMENT I ORDERED THE LEMON SOLE WITH CRABMEAT THE SOLD WAS NOT QUITE FRESH I DID NOT SEND IT BACK, BUT I DO THINK MOST PEOPLE CAN TELL WHEN FISH IS NOT PERFECTLY FRESH. OTHERWISE IT WAS VERY GOOD
Everything about Joseph Tambellini's is ...
Everything about Joseph Tambellini's is fabulous from the moment you arrive. You are greeted at the door by, Rick, the Maitre'D who is very knowledgeable about the food and wines served there. You arrive at your table and your server is there to take your drink order within seconds. The appetizers are delicious especially the meatball. There are daily specials and some homemade pasta on the menu along with seafood, steaks and various other items. Every time I go there the entire experience is top notch. I would highly recommend this fine restaurant to all my friends and family. Thank you.
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