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.
Great food and can always accommodate menu changes. Highly recommend.
Outstanding service!! Staff recommendations of food were amazing!! I suggest you ask for a seat by or near the windows !! Our seat was in a booth that faced the door going to the basement and looking straight into the side of the bar! 😢
Matt was our waiter and he was very attentive, and was focused on helping us make it to our show after dinner. He was polite, friendly to the young girls in our party, and accommodating to all of our needs. The food was good, the only minor disappointment was that the pizza seemed kind of "soupy" which we were surprised at with the brick oven. This was a family dinner, but the couple involved intends to go back for a date night.
Food and service were fantastic! Server offered opinions of dishes that were spot on! Drink specials were very good.
THe freshly made pizza was wonderful, and the service was friendly and efficient. The pollo limone however was overcooked and dry.
A Pittsburgh favorite! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Delicious salads, pizza, and pasta!
love the burrata, wine selection is reasonable and pasta and pizza are very tasty
We went here for new year's eve and, although not crowded, the service was terrible. This place is too expensive to have such bad service (appetizer and first course served at the same time, entrée was wrong, etc.) The food was not great. We have eaten there before and been satisfied, but after our recent visit my family agreed that we will not return.
Pizzaiolo Primo is ALWAYS amazing - the food here is so authentic, fresh, and delicious! Originally from the Pittsburgh area, now living in Indy, this is our absolute favorite Pittsburgh restaurant - we wish we could move it to Indy! We have never ordered anything that we were not happy with - everything is great. A must try when you are in Pittsburgh!
This restaurant never disappoints and this time was no exception. Had a marguerita pizza as an appetizers and it was delicious.
I had fresco pasta with boar and it was as good and authentic as it is in Italy.
Excellent Italian food and wines. Don’t miss their mussels. Chic place - over 100 for two with wine. Don’t miss it
Worked very hard to accommodate my special requests and service was excellent!
Loved, loved, loved food and service!!! Unfortunately we had a 7:30 reservation but were not seated until 750-755 otherwise wonderful!!!
Awesome experience. Went after a show. The service was great. The food and value were outstanding. Definitely would recommend
This is one of my favorite downtown spots. The bolognese sauce is fantastic. It’s my go to every time I go their. The flat breads are awesome. Just a place worth going and you won’t be disappointed.
Wonderful waitress pretty atmosphere amazing food. Thank you!
Love this place!
Perfect Christmas time get together!
Our favorite downtown restaurant! Great food, service, and our downtown happy place!
Authentic Italian food tasted and looked wonderful! Much better than the typical food market Square!
I was in town for business and wanted a great Italian casual meal. I looked all through OpenTable and the places were too stuffy and PP's menu looked inviting without being over the top.
I was pleasantly surprised -- the location is in Market Square the best place for Pittsburgh for Christmas. The menu was great - the service was great - we had the fresh Buffalo Mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes - and yes I asked where they get heirloom tomatoes in winter. It was by far the creamiest and best I have ever had - the outside was firm while the inside was delightfully soft and flowing.
We also had the bolognese and I had the salisicca. The pasta was all freshly made and both were delicious. I would recommend PP to all my friends. I will return for sure when I am in Pittsburgh.
Food has always been good. Had one last of the worst services we’ve ever had here though unfortunately. Incredibly rude and never came back to check on us. Our meal took over an hour to come out. Total check was $150 for 3 people with a bottle of wine.
Great place for friends to meet, reasonable great food.