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About Pizzaiolo Primo
Welcome to Pizzaiolo Primo, home of truly authentic Neapolitan Cuisine. Pizzaiolo Primo roots trace back to Pittsburgh circa 1996, with an original credo: create Neapolitan pizza using old-world techniques and using the highest-quality ingredients available. Today, we hand-make nearly everything on the menu - from sweet fennel sausage, meatballs and pasta, to mozzarella and antipasto vegetables. If we don't hand-make it, it's imported from the best artisans, cheese makers and salumeria in the world. Our Mozzarella di bufala comes direct from Naples and we cook only the best dried pasta in the world, always to order, always al dente. We bake our pizzas at 1000 degrees in a handcrafted, wood-fired brick oven for less than 90 seconds using perfectly leavened dough, San Marzano tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil. The result is an authentic Neapolitan culinary experience with integrity. Buon Appetito!
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Market Square and Forbes Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is offered at Kiosk in Market Square
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pizzaiolo Primo Ratings and Reviews
We arrived earlier then anticipated and they were very cordial and accommodating by seating us before our reserved time. Our waiter was personable, informative and simpatico! Food was delicious as usual and my friends who had never been there before, were pleased and impressed! Thanks for another wonderful eating experience!
The menu was varied and very interesting. They specialize in Italian cuisine. Everyone was quite happy with their choices; the flavors were enjoyable without being over-powering. The waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great meal and we would gladly return.
Great food and great service. However the atmosphere changed to a loud disco beat alternated with New Age music. This totally ruined an otherwise great dining experience. Very much miss traditional ITALIAN music which you would expect in an ITALIAN restaurant.
The food and service was good. Quaint restaurant. 4 people, ravioli which was very good, vodka penne which was in my opinion fantastic, and 2 pasta dishes which were also fantastic. We ordered an appetizer of meatballs too that we had come with our meal. Got talked into a $11 beer that was horrid if you just like a regular beer, wanted a yuengling , and a special wine (wanted a chardonnay). Stick with what you know, don't let waiter talk you into it, wine tasted like vinegar. He pushed it too much and I should have known better. Food was great, waiter attentive. $120 plus tip. 2 adults, 2 seventeen yr olds. For a downtown restaurant, very good experience.
I enjoyed my Margherita pizza. My husband did not like his sausage one as he said he doesn't like soggy crusts. So, it depends on your tastes whether you like this style pizza or not.
We sat upstairs, and the music was some monotonous and loud tunes that we did not enjoy.
Food was average. Ran out of burrata which was disappointing and it was only 6pm. We ordered the calzone pizza and the entire thing seemed to be ricotta. Now I like ricotta but this was a bit much. Food wasn't terrible but not amazing. Recommend trying something else while in Pittsburgh.
The food was fabulous...starting with the antipasto appetizer and all the way to the veal and salmon entrees! Our server, Michael, was vibrant, knowledgeable and attentive. I would give restaurant 5 stars but noise level was very high. Another suggestion would be to offer a chianti Classico by the glass. Will definitely go back though.
We happened to pick this restaurant randomly from the Open Table list. We are from out of town and really wish we had Pizzaiolo Primo at home. The food was excellent! Pizzas are super thin with fresh ingredients. The pizza dough is great. We also had the chicken with sausage, peppers and potatoes. So delicious!
We eat at Pizzaiolo Primo every time we are in Pittsburgh, and it never disappoints. The food is always fresh, authentic, and delicious. We have never had a dish we did not enjoy, from pizzas and appetizers to entrees. Some personal favorites: arancini, polpette, pollo scarpariello, and pizza (we have tried several, and they have all been good). They also have a nice wine selection, that pairs well with the dishes.
The outdoor seating is great - if indoors it is always really cold. Service is always good here, as well. Definitely recommend!
I have dined at this restaurant many times, and I must say each time exceeds my expectations! I love how authentic and fresh the food is, and how accomodating and friendly the staff, bartenders and waitstaff. This is my favorite Pittsburgh restaurant and one that I always reccommend to friends.
We were visiting the Burg from out of state and made the reservation a month in advance requesting upstairs. We were not disappointed, as we were seated by the window overlooking the square. Very nice! The mussels in white wine and garlic appetizer was outstanding! But, although they did me a favor preparing a chicken piccata instead of veal for my entree, it was very disappointing...little to no butter lemon sauce with one or two capers, just pan fried chicken breast. My husband's linguine and clams dish was good. All in all we had a lovely time, great bottle of wine with okay food, a bit overpriced.
I had some family visiting from New Jersey and this restaurant was recommended as one of our better - if not best - Italian restaurants here in Pittsburgh. That recommendation was justified. Everything was delicious and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, we had a great experience. I plan to return, and to recommend Pizzaiolo Primo to others.
Food was very good and portion sizes were large. Even the half size Caesar was plenty. Cocktails were very well prepared and reasonable.
Would recommend downstairs dining unless you are having a business meal. Upstairs is dark and less lively.
I had the pizza with sausage and broccoli I and it was very good. I would recommend it. A few friends had the soup another had the Caesar salad. The complimentary bread with olive oil was good but we had to keep asking our waitress for black pepper. Really, black pepper. She only said there were only theee containers in the entire restaurant so we were continually waiting to eat the bread, for the pepper, waiting to eat the pizza, for the pepper.
We were a bit disappointed. Our meatball appetizer came out cold. We sent it back and they heated it. Then our entrees came out lukewarm and the penne in the one dish was all sticking together. We usually have a good food there so we were disappointed. Not sure if things have changed since the name changed. The waitress was very nice and service was good
My waiter got my order wrong but I didn't say anything since it was a business lunch. I specifically asked for the mistacanza salad and just to add shrimp. The salad came out as the shrimp salad that's on the menu with a totally different dressing.
Went out to eat during a weekend trip to Pittsburgh, and had a fantastic experience. They were able to seat us before our reservation time, service was prompt, and Jeremy, our server, was incredibly helpful about giving opinions about menu options. Will absolutely be dining here again!
I love the food here and the service is attentive without being stuffy. I just hate sitting in the downstairs of the restaurant. Upstairs is nice, outside is nice, inside lower floor is OK for lunch but for dinner feels worse than the kids table.
Our server, Gina, was extremely friendly and informative with the menu, daily specials, wine and beer selection. Our meal started with a deliciously fresh caprese salad that we shared. For our entrees we ordered the gnocchi and a pizza with arugula and prosciutto, both were fantastic. We enjoyed a great meal with a fun and friendly staff, highly recommended.
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