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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
Everything is consistently good, been here a few times. Last time for lunch, service was a bit sleepy, low energy, going through the motions ( we had to ask if there were any specials , some drink rounds were a bit delayed. Not bad service, just not what we're used to, and not a positive reflection on what is otherwise a nice place to dine.
Pizzaiolo is great for a date night. Better than average Italian food and better than average service in Market Square. The atmosphere is intimate and our server knew his stuff. That being that, the prices are a little steep and the food doesn't "wow."
We tried the rice ball appetizer first, which was pretty good. Very filling. I had the gnocchi, which was incredibly fresh but not very flavorful. My husband had the wild boar ragu which was actually delicious. We might come back again for the pizza, but nothing has me dying for a second visit to Pizzaiolo Primo.
This is one of my favorite downtown spots. I eat out for lunch or dinner 5-6 times a week and this place has never disappointed. The Bolognese is my favorite dish and this place kills it! My client followed my lead and ordered one to go for he and his wife.
Fantastic service and cool patio seating in Market Square. You can't go wrong with this spot.
The food was fabulous as always and the service was fine. Our table for 5 was never ready, so after assembling in the bar (where the service was great), we eventually sat in an awkward configuration at two adjoining tables. That would have been OK, really, except that the large party also seated upstairs in the bar was very noisy, at times disruptively so. We still like the place, though, and hope to be back again.
Great food & service. My only comment would be the bathroom. On the 1st floor there is only a single person bathroom across from the kitchen with a toilet and urinal, it was pitch dark to where I couldn't even see in the mirror. The button that I thought must be the light button was the fan button and then I realized there was no actual light fixture.
We really enjoyed a family dinner here. We had the rice ball and meatball appetizers and they were delicious. I had the parpadelle with sausage. The waiter very kindly warned me that it was very spicy. He had them tone down the peppers and I have to say it was just the right amount of spice. Everyone else loved their meals as well. Highly recommend lunch or dinner here!
Food was very good. Wine (red)on the other hand was a problem. 1st bottle was not drinkable but to their credit they agreed and took it back. The second bottle different from the first and recommended by the server was not much better but we kept it although it to should have been sent back. Both wines were very old...2007 and 2008. Perhaps too old and past their prime. We still enjoy the restaurant and will return but will be more careful with the wine selection and look for something younger.
This was my favorite restaurant but was disappointed this time. Service was a little slow and the prices have gone up. It is a bit on higher end. So although I may still visit, but not as often as I would. Food pretty okay.
The ambiance is great but noise level is high
My friends and I came here for a going away dinner and it was perfect! Private with a romantic vibe but enough people coming in and out that you can tell it's a hot little spot downtown. Food (quality and presentation) as well as service was amazing. Would definitely recommend!
We had a great business lunch at Pizzaiolo Primo in Market Square, Pittsburgh. There was plenty of available seating at 11:30 am and we were permitted to select whichever table we wanted. Each of us ordered a different style brick oven pizza and we all thought our meals were fantastically prepared. There is no doubt I would return for a future meal. Job well-done!
We have eaten at the Mt Lebanon location many times but after moving to Mt Washington, we decided to try the Market Square location. It was a beautiful night and we ate outside, enjoying the sights and sounds of Market Square. We shared a small Caeser salad (big enough for 2), a sausage pizza and the chicken special of the night. The pizza was fabulous, cooked to perfection with housemade fennel sausage that had the right amount of seasonings and not greasy at all. The chicken dish was sauteed chicken over arrancini, a small amount of red sauce and banana peppers, it was amazing. Although we were full, we shared some gelatto for dessert that was also amazing. Last but not least was our waiter Michael. He was extremely pleasant and helpful and went out of his way to make it a truly remarkable dining experience. I also have to say the food and service was definitely a notch above the Mt. Lebanon location.
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