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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
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.
After reading the many reviews raving about this place, we decided to try it for dinner on Sunday the 25th of June at 6:30pm. There were a few people sitting outside, but we preferred to eat indoors. We ordered a Caesar Salad to be split & discussed with the waitress that the anchovies be put on the side. We didn't have to worry about that
because the salad never showed up & the waitress was unapologetic about it. Instead, the entrees came (rigatoni & spaghetti each with meatballs) . Both pastas were grossly undercooked. My wife sent hers back to be nuked, but I was so
hungry, I ate my rubberized rigatoni. If this is what the people of Pittsburgh consider a 4.6 restaurant, I'd hate to see what below 4 gives you. We were completely unsatisfied.
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!
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