About Lidia's Pittsburgh
Lidia's Italy is owned by the author, television personality and world renown Chef Lidia Bastianich. Located in The Strip, Lidia's offers an inviting menu made fresh daily from all natural ingredients. We offer food and menus to match every palate. A complete wine selection is available by the bottle or glass.
We offer one of the finest brunches in Pittsburgh on Saturday and Sunday.
For your social or business meeting, we offer Lidia's loft. Designed to ensure privacy, yet offering a view of the main dining room to allow you to enjoy the ambience of the restaurant.
The private loft may seat up to 80 guests, or may be divided for smaller groups. A variety of private dining menus are available, for lunch, dinner, brunch, and receptions.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer on valet and public parking. Street parking is also available near the restaurant.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrating the Release of her
New Book, Lidia’s Egg-Citing Farm Adventure.”
March 18, 2015
$50 per person
$30 optional wine pairing
Fritatta with Sausage and Peppers
Rice and Zucchini Crostata
Asparagus, Scallion and Egg Salad
Celery and Mozzarella Salad
Pork Tenderloin in Tonnato Sauce
Bastianich “Flor” Prosecco NV
Ravioli Gnudi with Sage Butter
La Mozza “I Perazzi” Morellino di Scansano 2013
Chicken and Mushroom Gratinate with Braised Swiss-chard and Cannellini Beans
Bastianich Vespa Rosso 2011
Zabaglione with Roasted Fruit
Lidia’s House Infused Fig Grappa
Lidia's loft can accommodate groups of up to 80 guests. Whether you are looking for a social function or a business meeting, the loft overlooks the main dining room has been designed to privacy while still enjoying the ambience of the entire restaurant. Restaurant also available for buyouts.
Lidia's Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews
I have never had such a dichotomy in one ...
I have never had such a dichotomy in one restaurant. The food was excellent. The bus boy and host were fabulous. Liz, our waitress, however, was the worst service worker I have ever suffered through. She was inattentive to the point that we had to ask other waitstaff to do her job. The restaurant was only a quarter filled and all of the other waiter/waitresses appeared to be engaging and attentive. This was my wife's birthday and a special night was ruined by Liz.
Went for Sunday Brunch. Service was very ...
Went for Sunday Brunch. Service was very good. Made very nice accommodations for two of our guests with gluten allergies. Food was a little over cooked, especially the eggs which were to be soft cooked but were hard in the centers. Salad table had a nice selection. Dessert table had fruit flies swarming around.
Authentic Italian! We stopped in for bru ...
Authentic Italian! We stopped in for brunch, our server was Kody and she was a doll! Friendly and knew that menu like the back of her hand. One of the best servers we have had at any dining establishment. Now to the brunch, the food was simply amazing. Homemade noodles, the manicotti is rich and the portions are huge. We can't wait to go back!
Loved going there for brunch. Food was g ...
Loved going there for brunch. Food was great, as was the service.
The only thing that bothered me was at the table they sat us at - the wall had
food stains on it. ( right by the door you come ). Needs some cleaning.
Wait staff was very prompt and responsiv ...
Wait staff was very prompt and responsive to our requests. Salmon has been wonderful in the past and did not disappoint this night. Risotto with shrimp was good but not very impressive. Manicotti and meatballs were very good; portions were quite large. We loved the bread and spreads served prior to the meal.
Went as part of a large party. Service w ...
Went as part of a large party. Service was a little slow to start...waited a while for water and the wine list. Picked up during the meal, but slowed down at the end and took forever to get the check.
Food was excellent. Most in our party ordered the pasta trio and no one was disappointed. Chicken and seafood dishes were also delicious.
It was just OKAY. I did not leave there ...
It was just OKAY. I did not leave there feeling like I would definitely need to return. Food was good not great. ( We ordered seared duck, salmone and osso bucco.) My son loved his lasagna. Our waiter was mildly pretentious (or perhaps insecure in the best ways to order at Lidia's.) He had his memorized list of descriptive words and rattled them off in record time. So many words and adjectives but not good information that could be processed as he spoke. When we asked questions to describe things, he (mildly annoyed) said the same memorized list. Not very helpful. But on the positive note, his service was very good. We ordered Lemon cello tiramisu and it was delightful. Nothing was bad, it was good, just not very good or great. So I guess that I would say "it was just OKAY." In a competitive market, there are better restaurants available in Pittsburgh.
I have food allergies and both the maitr ...
I have food allergies and both the maitre d' and my waitress checked and rechecked my orders for any food allergies. I have been watching Lidia on TV for years and couldn't visit Pittsburgh without dining at the restaurant. Everyone was so nice. Loved the décor and privacy.
My family and I visited Lidia's on our v ...
My family and I visited Lidia's on our vacation. We watch her on PBS daily and fell in love with her and her simple pasta dishes. I now experiment making simple pasta dishes and my family loves them. We love grandma coming to the table at the end of each episode to taste test. She is a spitting image of my Italian grandma. We would recommend Lidia's kitchen to everyone. Thank you for the great dining experience
Wonderful food! My parents were visiting ...
Wonderful food! My parents were visiting from New York, we ordered the pasta trio it was excellent and it is as much is you can eat. We are not big eaters so the price 22.00 a person for one plate of pasta was a bit high but definitely worth it.
Variety in the appetizer and the dessert ...
Variety in the appetizer and the dessert buffet has markedly diminished since our last visit several years ago while the price of the buffet has increased. The sangria was watered down didn't taste like sangria. Bellini would have been better but that is not offered anymore. The Sunday buffet that we went to did not have too many people eating there. Does that say something.
We were very disappointed with our dinin ...
We were very disappointed with our dining experience at Lidia's. Inattentive service, and lackluster food. The two hallmarks of a great dining experience were missing! I think they were understaffed and did not have enough help to handle the big Saturday night crowd. I found the trio of signature pastas to be very underwhelming. The manicotti was good.
I had been looking forward to the dining experience, but it did not deliver. Lidia's is of our Pittsburgh list!
We have been to Lidia's many times in th ...
We have been to Lidia's many times in the past. The past couple of times we were disappointed in the quality of the food and service. Lidia's Pittsburgh, you turned it around! The food was fabulous, the service was excellent!!!! The antipasto bar was to die for! Good job!
My friend and I recently had dinner at L ...
My friend and I recently had dinner at Lidia's. We loved the bread plate that was served with our wine, and we both ended up ordering the lemon chicken. The portions were very generous, and the chicken was done just right, not at all dried out. Capers added a little pop of tartness, and overall the dish was nicely done. We did feel like our server was a bit over solicitous, kind of rushing us through. We ordered dessert - a biscotti plate with ice cream and the trio of sorbet/ice cream - and received the check before we even ordered coffee, which added to the rushed feeling. However, despite that, we enjoyed our dinner and would recommend Lidia's.
Foodie-recommended for a three-generatio ...
Foodie-recommended for a three-generations short stay vacation in Pittsburgh, Lidia's served up great food, hospitality and a memorable meeting with Lidia, herself - the perfect moment for my fan-mom. Authentic taste and friendly service made our one planned meal perfectly gratifying. Thank you Lidia and Lidia's!
Food we thought lacked seasoning. No S&P ...
Food we thought lacked seasoning. No S&P on the table. The Octopus was the best dish of the evening. Odd wine glass. The service was top notch !! The menu description of the dishes has your mouth watering. The disappointment was the lack of "punch" at the taste.
Nice choice for our mixed group of local ...
Nice choice for our mixed group of locals and out-of-towners. Staff was very accommodating dealing with requests to change items to meet dietary needs. Entrées were very good, salads very lackluster would really recommend skipping them.
Food on the floor near my chair; told an ...
Food on the floor near my chair; told an appetizer had 8-9 pieces but appetizer had 3 pieces; waiter did not speak clearly, could barely understand or hear him; waiter told me salmon was fresh caught and farm raised; food was mediocre, but potatoes and green beans passed as did fresh cold filtered water which I was told was not from the tap. I was afraid to order dessert. Did not.
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