We were pretty letdown with our experience.
When making our reservation, I made a note that it was my wife’s birthday. It was not acknowledged when we arrived or at any point. Our hostess seemed brusque, and our meal, which was Ok, came almost immediately after our first course arrived, while the wine I ordered did not come until well after the entree. Even then, plates were just left on the table until our bill was dropped. I do not believe dessert was mentioned, so we just paid and left.
I do not think we will be going back.
Great food and service, but expensive for pasta and pizza.
Great food. Excellent service. Meals fresh and delivered promptly. As delicious as described.
Absolutely enjoyed the meal. Service was excellent and timely. Very friendly atmosphere and not overbearing.
The service was wonderful! It was a nice spring evening so the doors were open and it was great indoor/outdoor dining. The food was amazing! Every recommendation the waitress made was delicious!
Veal Sorrento was excellent. The pizza was also GREAT! A very enjoyable evening. We will be back!!
Great Food, excellent service, easy to make reservations, which I highly recommend. Pasta dishes are excellent!
Love the food, service and selection. The bar is amazing and the food is homemade
We typically go to Il Pizzaiolo in Mt. Lebanon (since that is closer to where my family lives), but we were staying downtown this time. We decided to give Pizzaiolo Primo a shot, and it did not disappoint. We had a nice table outside. My husband and I both had wonderful Italian wine. The burrata was delicious. We both got pizzas and my husband kept saying that it was the best pizza crust he had ever had. I had to agree with him there. We will definitely be back when we visit Pittsburgh again.
If you enjoy authentic Italian food and wine, you won't be disappointed. Excellent and friendly service.
Wonderful place for our daughter's graduation celebration. Authentic Italian dishes. Menu was similar to our restaurants in Tuscany. Staff is outstanding, as are the deserts. I know some people said it was noisy. We did not find that to be the case.
Excellent Italian food. Calamari appetizer, arrabiata style, with rings of spicy peppers was excellent (dipping sauce wasn't arrabiata sauce - it was marinara with pepper flakes, but it was tasty). Linguine pescatore was the star of the meal - abundant mixed shellfish that was cooked perfectly, as was the pasta. Vitello Valdostana was excellent as well - cooked well, wonderful sauce and plentiful mix of wild mushrooms.
A taste of Italy you will not want to miss. I would definitely return to this restaurant.
Nice Italian style bistro with brick oven pizza. Good spot for lunch and for conversation. Its lively enough to meet for a business meal of for a first date, but intimate enough for quiet conversation. Pizza is just ok for me, but seafood salad is a winner. Lunch is a little pricey, but good.
Very friendly staff , food was good
Always consistently perfect!
Excellent food and dining experience!
Food was exceptional. Service was spot on. Good wine list. Highly recommend this place.
The service was good, and the food was great. Love the pasta bolognese.
I have been going to this restaurant for years with my mother. I decided to take my boyfriend, of one year, here for our anniversary. It was so romantic and the food was super good. I forget our servers name, but he was so friendly and polite. It was such a special day and I enjoyed every moment of the meal and service.
We really enjoyed our dinner. The food and wine were exceptionally good. It took a little longer than usual to get our dinner. Our waiter brought us complimentary meatballs while we waited. We will definitely eat here again soon!
Amazing meal! Sarah was a wonderful waitress! We really enjoyed our night.
It was my husbands birthday. We wanted to go to a New restaurant! Matt our server was great & gave us excellent suggestions. We shared a Margherita DOC pizza which was delicious. I had the the papperdelle funghi and my husband had a special. It was lasagna bolognese. We had intentions of taking leftovers home with us but the lasagna was so light and delicious that it was devoured that night.
Great food and service. I always have a good meal and time when I go.
Really good food. Ambiance was great. We had an appetizer and two entrees. Would go back again...Just not in st Patrick's day.
We are always happy when we dine here. Food and service are excellent. We love to sit outdoors in warmer weather or get cozy indoors. Good selection of wines.
This was my first visit but my daughter had been there once before. We loved it! We stopped for dinner before going to the theater. The waitress was very nice and helpful in making our selections. She was attentive without hovering The food was excellent and the portion was just right. It didn't take very long at all for the food to be served after ordering. All in all, the entire meal was just what we were looking for. We will definitely be going back.
Went to Pizzaiolo Primo before the hockey game for a Family outing. Great meal had by all, waiter was on top of it. Have been here before also and have never had a bad meal or bad experience.
Spent a weekend in Pittsburgh to see shows and celebrate a birthday. Had a Saturday lunch of salad, pizza, wine and it was delicious! Love their pizza and salads very fresh. Decided to return on Sunday evening for actual birthday meal. Restaurant full and looked to be a favorite of locals. We had a reservation (which I would recommend) and were seated within about 10 minutes, and again, food great and service top notch. Management seems to be doing a great job; Michael stopped by our table several times, as he made the rounds of other tables, making sure everyone was pleased. All servers were happy and smiling, and our server was knowledgeable about the food prep (we are vegetarian) and the wines, including those not on the menu. We will definitely be back when we return to Pittsburgh. Would highly recommend.
Food and service was excellent. Great first experience dining here.
Service at upstairs bar - Excellent!
Service at table downstairs - Outstanding! Waitress was extremely responsive, knowledgeable and fun. Waiters and waitresses should try to imitate service delivered at this restaurant.
Seldom is a salad at an Italian restaurant as good as the fresh pasta and other entrees; however, here the salad is excellent, well-balanced, and served with superb cheese or anchovies (depending on the salad selected). The fresh pasta is outstanding. Anyone who prefers a softer rigatoni might want to specify a preference for cooking beyond al dente. The pappardelle with mushrooms is spectacular. Wine--and the selection of them, particularly strong in Italian offerings--are outstanding. It is rare to have such excellent white Italian offerings.
Great spot inside and out. A convenient location right on Market Square is good start but the cozy bar interior and authentic Italian menu with good wine selection make this a perfect stop
either before or after a show, or as a destination dinner or date. Our meals were all great -- and the portions are "Pittsburgh" large.
Our waiter was fantastic. Knew the menu well and very attentive. The Caesar salad was good but way too big, we also had the mussels in the white wine sauce. They were just okay. We ordered 2 pastas and a pizza to share. The pizza was amazing, very delicious. We had the penne vodka - it was just okay. We didn’t like that there was no pancetta in the dish, there was just a pile of prosciutto on top and it didn’t really go with the dish. The noodles were also meant to be al dente but they were quite underdone. We also had the mushroom pasta expecting more of a cream sauce, also just okay and again, the noodles were underdone. Overall the experience was good because of the service, good wine, and pizza. I’d go back for pizza, not pasta.
The food is always good. Mark our server was outstanding! attentive but not pushy. The steak pizzaola was the special unfortunately it was Ash Wednesday. So I made reservations for Saturday to have it then!!
Our waiter was great! Made some good recommendations, particularly from the wine list. The meal was even more filling than I expected, and we ended up leaving with leftovers. This is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh.
Had a very nice time. Staff was super friendly. Food was excellent.
Yummy and delicious as always!
Best vodka sauce ever! Such great food, definitely worth the money.
Great Italian food. Great service at lunchtime. Ambience needs to be a bit softer.