About Sienna On the Square
Sienna On The Square, located in vibrant Market Square, is part of the Sienna Restaurant Group which includes the Sienna Mercato restaurants - Emporio: A Meatball Joint, Mezzo and Il Tetto located in the Cultural District. Sienna on the Square was voted "Best New Restaurant 2013" and listed as "Best Restaurant 2014 & 2015" by Pittsburgh Magazine. We invite you to experience simple, creative Italian dishes, such as our house-made pasta, from our award winning, Matthew Porco, most recently named "Best in Class: 2014 Chef of the Year" by Pittsburgh Magazine.
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday - 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday - 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our facade opens directly onto Market Square so you can enjoy outdoor dining on our patio, weather permitting.
Valet parking after 6pm for all of Market Square! Convenient Parking Garages located at Three PPG Plaza Garage, Fifth Avenue Place Parking Garage, Sixth Street and Penn Avenue Garage
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call 412-281-6363 for information on special events.
Sienna On the Square Ratings and Reviews
First day new chef and he hit it out of ...
First day new chef and he hit it out of the park. Brushetta w/ cauliflower, arugla & peach salad with perfect goat's milk cheese, pasta w/ Bolognese & stuffed meatballs, and finally a panko breaded pork chop over seared greens. Add a nice Barolo and a lemoncello. Wow.
Enjoyed the dinner with my family. Was f ...
Enjoyed the dinner with my family. Was first occasion I've had to eat outside in Market Square, which with the exception of the crazy guy yelling (but quickly chased away), was pleasant. the menu did seem to be variations on the theme (most dishes had mushrooms or fennel). The polenta corn cake was exceptional.
I took my cousin who was visiting from P ...
I took my cousin who was visiting from Philadelphia to Sienna for a wonderful dining experience. Once again Sienna did not disappoint. Food, service, wine list, and cocktail options were amazing. Homemade pasta made a hit with both of us. Thank you Sienna for your consistency in excellence. Love the valet service!!
Smallish Menu with mostly pasta choices ...
Smallish Menu with mostly pasta choices and a few entrees. Famous for their meatballs, we have been to their Emporio meatball restaurant as well. Started with the flatbread with arugula & prosciutto - great choice for 4 people to share, excellent cheeses used. The specials on the Friday night we dined were all appetizers (no Entrée specials?) - sounded good, so I ordered 2 of them as my meal. One was a rabbit terrine (Fabulous and generous appetizer portion) and a softshell crab (Tiny, covered with a salad). My dinner companions all had homemade pasta - The classic with meatballs and marinara; the duck with gnocchi (was really a sliced duck breast with a few huge gnocchi on the side - cooked perfectly and delicious); and their Bolognese. The pastas were all delicious, agree with other reviews that the spices were quite heavy in the Bolognese so beware. Had several glasses of good wines, and everyone was very happy and all 4 of us agreed we would return. Best for casual good Italian meal for carnivores.
I ordered a sausage escarole onion type ...
I ordered a sausage escarole onion type soup and an appetizer of 2 meatballs . It was a perfect dinner for me. Not too much food and lower carbs. Very good flavor ,mild and not too garlicky
The other diners ordered :chicken livers appetizer and the portion was large. I did not try it
The evening special was skirt steak with farrow and I was told it was delicious.
The pasta and meat balls were very tasty and a nice size portion.
The tomato mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing got A plus from the diner. She also ordered the meatball appetizer and was very pleased. I ate a lot of the Italian bread and even took some leftovers home . The bean spread for the bread was a good texture
The waitress was great , attentive and gratious . She laughed with us and no request was put her off.
Oh,…the Bolognese sauce is the best in t ...
Oh,…the Bolognese sauce is the best in the city!! Can't be beat, and the portion size allowed for a take-home bag. The only thing that I think continues to be a "miss" is that they serve great Italian bread…but with a white bean dip that has very little flavor. If you ask for butter, they have none, but will offer olive oil…which also has no seasoning or flavor. I'd suggest they either offer a whipped seasoned butter, or a seasoned olive oil. This would make a significant difference in the whole dining experience. But the Bolognese?? Yum!!
In Pittsburgh for visit and so glad we f ...
In Pittsburgh for visit and so glad we found this place. Great service and selections. Nice space and atmosphere. The only negative that prevented a 5-star food rating was the Chicken Liver Mousse appetizer. It was so salty that it was almost inedible. We had to ask for more bread and other ways to dilute the salt.
Came for a before-show dinner. Attentiv ...
Came for a before-show dinner. Attentive and congenial service, delicious food, interesting cocktail and wine list. The chopped salad was very tasty with complex flavors. Both of our entrees were excellent and hearty. The house-made Limoncello was an exquisite dessert choice.
Our table near the entrance which was open to the street and outdoor seating was a bit noisy and lacking in ambience; in future I would ask to be seated further back into the restaurant. Outdoor seating would be enjoyable but on this occasion it was too hot. Restaurant is only a few minutes' walk from the Cultural District.
Met some friends for dinner here. We wer ...
Met some friends for dinner here. We were actually looking for a different restaurant, but were very please to have landed here. My Bolognese was delicious, and I had a taste of a meatball from a friend's plate, which was also good. My wife's prosciutto flatbread was also very tasty. Nice wine list and the bartender did well with cocktails. Server needed more coaching on the wine list, but she was still very helpful. There was an unpleasant event on the street outside of the restaurant, which was completely beyond the control of the house. Staff handled the event with professionalism and care for their patrons. It's east to get it right when things go your way, but the evening was pleasant even in spite of less-than-optimal circumstances. Far from perfect service, but it was a great value for the money, and we left the restaurant happy and sated.
I ordered a Caesar salad before dinner, ...
I ordered a Caesar salad before dinner, and it was good. My husband had the tomato bisque soup, and he said it was good. We each ordered a different pasta, and we both said our pasta was just okay. Neither of us would order the pasta again.
I find the menu to be a little light and ...
I find the menu to be a little light and missing some basics. For example, could have a build your own flatbread choice and more basic pasta offerings such as Fettuccine Alfredo, linguine with clam sauce,etc..
But what they do is very good and I just happened upon an excellent and creative risotto dish.
I think the bar menu could also have a few more offerings.
We sat in an area that is open to the ou ...
We sat in an area that is open to the outside; the weather was great, so that was nice! The service was very good and the waitress friendly. The food was outstanding! Linguini Carbonaro - WOW!!! Would definitely return.
We both had the prezzo frizzo, which inc ...
We both had the prezzo frizzo, which included salad and pasta. I had the malfalda bolognese and my wife had the gemelli pomodoro, both were very tasty. We started our meal with the ricotta and meat ball flat bread. Topped off with a sangria and we had a wonderful meal.
Timely service, but painfully loud music ...
Timely service, but painfully loud music (do people call this "vibrant"?) made conversation difficult. Food was generously portioned but unbelievably salty. Might return for drinks & apps, but I couldn't do another meal.
The fresh made pasta was good but the bo ...
The fresh made pasta was good but the bolognese was not - too much nutmeg and cinnamon. The chicken liver pate had a bad aftertaste but the fresh made gnocchi was terrific. The service was very good and we liked the atmosphere. Good for drinks and appetizers but the entrees didn't hit the mark.
Read reviews and sounded like a good pla ...
Read reviews and sounded like a good place for Italian food. Atmosphere was nice, casual & comfortable, wine selection good. Food however was a real disappointment.
The stuffed meatballs reviewers rave about are good. I had the carbonara that was so much over seasoned with black pepper that it overpowered all other tastes. My wife had the bolognese sauce that also was over seasoned with nutmeg. The server asked how everything was and we explained our thoughts on the seasoning. She apologized and said she would relay our feedback. Either she did not or the manager chose not to talk to us. We were not looking to be comp'd, would have appreciated management explanation of the food prep. Will not go back
My sister and I ate here during a weekend trip to Pittsburgh. Great salads, good entrees. Our waiter told us everything was made in house and said to be sure we tried the meatballs. My sister ordered one on the side, I had a main dish with 2 meatballs. Very tasty! Our waiter wasn't overly attentive and seemed to lose interest in us toward the end, but we weren't in any hurry.
Nice little spot
The food was pretty good, I thought the pasta dish we got as a little expensive for how much we got, but the flat bread was amazing. The service was very good, and it wasn't over crowded, it is a lovely resturant and one of our favorites whenever we are in town.
Definitetly worth trying
My husband and I stayed in the city for our anniversary, and had dinner at Sienna. Our waiter was prompt and friendly. He readily answered any questions we had about menu items and ingredients. My husband had the chopped salad, the pasta with bolognese, and the stuffed meatball. I had the Ceasar salad with white anchovies, and duck breast with gnocchi. The bolognese was a little heavy on the allspice, but was flavorful, and the pasta was cooked perfectly. My husband says that other than being with his lovely wife, the meatball was the second best part of the evening. It was tender and full of flavor, with a stuffing of soft, hot, mozzarella. His chopped salad was fresh and delicious. The duck breast was cooked perfectly medium, and the fried gnocchi were heaven. My Ceasar salad with white anchovies was tasty, but a little overdressed. It's a fun and energetic atmosphere, albeit a little loud, but still had a romantic feel. All in all a beautiful evening. Pricing is about what we would expect to pay.
Dinner before the theater
The Tomato Bisque was flavorful and just the right amount, loved the flat bread that accompanied it. I had the appetizer stuffed meatballs as well. I'm picky about sauce and wasn't sure to get it. The sauce met my expectations along with the meatballs. It was more than enough food, felt like I ate a whole meal. Of course the sangria made me appreciate the food all the better.
Bring back the Stracciatella!
My wife and I loved the Stracciatella over arugula. The salty taste combined with the toast was a combination that would make your mouth water before your first bite. Then sometime last year it was changed and they added Pistachio's so OK that is not so bad, we can ask them to not put them on. We went last Sunday and and found out that now it is off the menu completely! I hate when this happens. So we ordred the pork belly appitizer and it was good. So is the chopped salad and the Bucatini. My wife had the Gemalli pasta and she liked it. Overall Sienna is a nice restaurant and rarely disappoints. I don't think we will frequent as often without the Stracciatella though.
If you want Italian food in market squar ...
If you want Italian food in market square go to Pizzaiolo Primo (formerly il Pizzaiolo) because this restaurant will not impress you. My family and I went to dinner here on a Saturday night. First sign of a bad restaurant is that it has many vacant tables. The next sign is when they're out of everything you actually like on the menu. If those two signs aren't enough, a haughty waitstaff and a chef who is unable to accommodate a vegan should really send you packing. The already underwhelming and limited menu was not friendly to anyone with allergies or dietary restrictions and the fact that a "chef" couldn't come up with anything vegan was beyond us. Even though the chef had vegetables and pasta, he refused to put the two together to make a dish. In my opinion he wasn't actually a chef but perhaps a cook told only to make menu items. The waitress was rude, the manager never came to speak with us, so we paid for our overpriced drinks and left.
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