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, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, 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
Three of the five in our party were ther ...
Three of the five in our party were there for the first time and we knew it would be a favorite of theirs as it is for the two repeat diners. We were right. Can't wait to go back.
Quality is outstanding and service friendly and knowledgeable. Will always recommend Lidia's.
We booked a late reservation and were no ...
We booked a late reservation and were not as hungry as we would have liked to be. The food, from bread to dessert, was excellent. The decor is accented by amazing blown-glass chandeliers, but we found the restaurant to be rather loud. The senior wait staff was not as friendly as the junior wait staff, so we complimented the junior staff to the manager, who could have cared less. The only disappointment was a caramel topped custard - tasted fine, but grainy in texture. Overall experience - nice, just pricey.
Our server, Liz was not in a very good m ...
Our server, Liz was not in a very good mood and she treated us as if we were inconveniencing her by being at Lidia's!
We asked for coffee. She served us our first cup. When we asked for a refill she brought us cold coffee. Then she disappeared , which she did for most of our meal.
Lidia's was always an upscale restaurant in our minds. That is no longer the case.
Pasta trio and our salads were very good.
Our experience at Lydia Pittsburg was wo ...
Our experience at Lydia Pittsburg was wonderful. We were visiting Pittsburg from Buffalo,ny. We were held up in traffic jam and called Lydia's because we were going to be late due to the traffic. The hostess calmed our nerves about being late and because we were so disappointed that we would have to miss our reservation she said that they would accommodate us whenever we got there. We were delighted! The server,Ashley, was knowledable about the menu and wines,all of which were great. The valet even was helpful taking our picture so we could remember our wonderful experience. We recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Pittsburg,PA.
This was a get away weekend for us Wife ...
This was a get away weekend for us Wife watches Lidia's cooking show all the time and I thought it would be nice to take her to Lidia's resturant. She was not disappointed and enjoyed the experience very much. I would definitely bring her here again. Would reccomend the resturant to friends and family.
We were in Pittsburgh on vacation with f ...
We were in Pittsburgh on vacation with friends. It was our first time in Pittsburgh and did not know the city or where to have dinner. Looked in the Internet for a restaurant not too far from our hotel. Coming from NY we knew of Lydia and her food. The food and service were excellent and the restaurant was decorated well. Would recommend it to anyone going to Pittsburgh.
Lido as is just average. Food was ok. Se ...
Lido as is just average. Food was ok. Service was not good. We waited very long for our food to arrive. The waitress never checked on us offered us more coffee. The was am mediocre dinner and with so many excellent restaurant s to choose why would you go to Lidias
Food & service was great. Our only compl ...
Food & service was great. Our only complaint was it was so cold in there it was hard to enjoy the food. We mentioned it to out server, but it never got any warmer.
Our desert took a long time, so we got it free, that was VERY nice of the managers.
Overall, our expectations on the food we ...
Overall, our expectations on the food were higher than the restaurant delivered. We chose the chef's pasta trio dinner and would say only one of the trio was above average. The other two were average, somewhat bland.
We choose to return to Lidia's after bei ...
We choose to return to Lidia's after being away from Pittsburgh for 9 years since it was one of our favorites when we lived there. Best pasta ever and we love the pasta tasting menu. Service in the bar was excellent. Not so great once at our table. After 15 minutes at our table and the place was close to empty since it was early, we finally asked the bus boy if we had a waiter or not. Not what we remembered.
Lydia's was a great experience! They wi ...
Lydia's was a great experience! They wished us Happy anniversary multiple times during the night. They also provided us with a cookie tray as an anniversary wish. Service was exceptional and the manager checked in with us during dinner to ensure our experience met our expectations. The meal was excellent. We had The Pasta Trio and The pork shoulder. I would recommend Lydia's to anyone!
Honestly we had high expectations and it ...
Honestly we had high expectations and it was just good/ok. The meatballs were very good, that was the highlight of our meal. Expensive, we here there are better choices before you go to Lidia's. the Ceasar salad was below par, Just my honest opinon, even the locals are not impressed with it.
Amazing food! The butter selections were ...
Amazing food! The butter selections were great. The unlimited trio pasta was the way to go. The desserts were incredible. The brunch buffet part was alright, with the trio and dessert being so amazing, the other food appeared to not be as good.
We had a very nice time but there a coup ...
We had a very nice time but there a couple of surprises. My friend's lasagna was tepid and had to be returned to the kitchen to heat through; it was returned piping hot but after a fifteen minute wait. The menu was also not as seasonally-based I would have expected. Most of the entrees seemed more suitable for fall or winter. Having said that, the Potato Gnocchi with Duck Ragu was delicious and the Butterscotch Budino was pure heaven.
The six of us travelled from Canada to d ...
The six of us travelled from Canada to dine at Lydia's. We were very disappointed with the trio pasta. The linguine was over cooked, the ravioli was tasteless and the ziti was o.k. The appetizers were the best part of the meal. The waiter was very attentive and even gave us some touring tips for the city. Overall we were all disappointed.
Good food. I had the trio pasta tasting ...
Good food. I had the trio pasta tasting with salad and dessert. I definitely left stuffed. I was a bit disappointed with the service of the food though. The pasta dish I ordered was supposed to be refilled by staff coming around with the pans but only one staff came by and our plates were cleared immediately after.
There were fruit flies buzzing around ou ...
There were fruit flies buzzing around our table and the tables beside us. Everyone was swatting at them. Our table was rocking. I hate a rocking table, that's the worst. The server said they had just moved tables around that day. They should check that they do not rock when they move tables. She fixed it. We ordered coffee after dinner and it was barely warm. Our dessert never came. Appetizers were great. The other people seemed to enjoy their entre but mine was just okay. I've had it before and it was much better. There was too much time between appetizer and dinner and one of the dinner orders was wrong. Not sure who was at fault for that one. Overall it was not the best experience I had at this restaurant. Server apologized for everything each time something new happened. Sent us home with a box of cookies. I have eaten there every time I come to Pgh and I always recommend it to other travelers. Hope this is not the beginning of the end of a good thing. My ratings are based on this experience and past experiences. If it was just this one, it wouldn't be so good.
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.
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