About Pizzaiolo Primo
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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!
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pizzaiolo Primo Ratings and Reviews
It was an excellent meal - we were a few ...
It was an excellent meal - we were a few hours ahead of our reservation, but got right in - had two different kinds of pizza, mozzarella and mushroom appetizers - all tasted excellent! I'm defInitely
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Pizzaiolo Primo is a hidden gem in Downt ...
Pizzaiolo Primo is a hidden gem in Downtown Pittsburgh! Conveniently located in Market Square, step directly off the streets of Pittsburgh into this truly Italian oasis. From the meatballs to the wood-fired pizzas to the fresh pasta dishes, let this restaurant take you into an Italian kitchen for a meal that you won't soon forget! Come for the great food and spirits, but stay and come back again for the exceptional service and great atmosphere! Thank you Pizzaiolo Primo - we can't wait to see you again soon!
Every time we have been there the hostes ...
Every time we have been there the hostess greats us like we are interrupting her. Never a "welcome" always something else. Always multiple people at the door. The host/hostess is the first impression of a restaurant and can set the mood whether positive or negative. While the mgr or owner stopped at the table twice he never told the employees (3-4)gathered right behind our table to move along. While the food and service were good, small things take a restaurant from OK to a good place for repeat dinning.
Good menu selection, good wine and beer selection. Bartender made very good drinks. We will continue to go there occasionally but management needs to address the small issues.
Perfect place to catch up with friend! C ...
Perfect place to catch up with friend! Coffee was soo good! The fried calamari was perfectly breaded! they give you plenty to share! I also enjoyed the fresh & refreshing caprese salad! I will definitely be back!
The four of us had a wonderful time. Th ...
The four of us had a wonderful time. The food was first class. We all can't wait to go back and try something else on the menu. Have been telling everyone I know to go and experience it for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
Love the menu and food. Although I most ...
Love the menu and food. Although I most often visit for lunch with colleagues, it typically requires a longer lunch, I typically forget this and then I'm frustrated when lunch takes longer than anticipated. Plan accordingly. Service and food delivery are slow; on this trip I was halfway finished with my pizza before the waiter returned and I could ask him for crushed red pepper, which was available but not offered. Starbucks is next door if you aren't offered coffee.
The wedding soup was wonderful and the p ...
The wedding soup was wonderful and the pizzas were great. My only complaint is that we were by the window on the first floor and it was Freezing Cold! I'd rather be able to dine without leaving my parka on. Ask to be away from door or upstairs.
If you are looking for authentic Italian ...
If you are looking for authentic Italian food, Pizzaiolo Primo is outstanding. However, the restaurant is very small inside, and even with a reservation, I was stuck at a tiny table right in the middle of the floor, next to the bar. We had people talking over us, and running into us through our entire meal. The food is on the more expensive side, so I expected a more pleasant experience than what I received.
The food here is always prepared to perf ...
The food here is always prepared to perfection. Fresh imported ingredients prepared knowingly and lovingly for their customers. The staff and servers are extremely knowledgeable about the regions of Italy the food and the wines come from, plus they are incredibly friendly each and every time we visit. Fabulous wine list too! My favorite restaurant by far!
We were lucky to have used Open Table to ...
We were lucky to have used Open Table to make a reservation earlier in the day - it was packed at 230 pm sunday, just days after the local Light Up Night and European Market opened (and the skating rink!). The service was friendly but with such a crowd, it was a bit of a wait and appetizer plates took awhile, couldn't find server for awhile but noticed, I think, manager stepping in to help smooth out things. We sat on the second floor; first is classic bistro looking with several iron table and black and white floor. Upstairs is different, cozier maybe and a bit more elbow room. We enjoyed very much and will go back again.
I arrived 10 minutes before my 12:30 res ...
I arrived 10 minutes before my 12:30 ressrvation and was told my table was being prepared. My friend arrived at 12:30 and we were taken upstairs to our table, only to learn that the previous diners at that table were still there. WHAT? So we were seated temporarily at the bar. ??!! After 5 minutes or so, we were led back downstairs to a table that truly was vacant and ready. How did that mixup happen?
Great experience. The staff were very fr ...
Great experience. The staff were very friendly. We had all dressed up in 1920s clothes for our friends bday and the first thing they did was change the music in the restaurant to 1920s style. The food was amazing and the waiter even tried out our 20s slang. For college students the place was a bit expensive but well worth it. We will definitely be going back.
The pasta was delicious and cooked al de ...
The pasta was delicious and cooked al dente. The veal Parmesan was disappointing. It was overcooked and the sauce was slightly burned. I believe that it was made too far in advance and kept warm at too high a heat.
I called ahead to place our order since ...
I called ahead to place our order since were pressed for time. The server had our table waiting and our appetizers ready almost immediately after receiving our drinks. The only disappointment was that when I had made the reservation I noted that we were celebrating a birthday and it was never recognized.
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