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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call 412-281-6363 for information on special events.
Sienna On the Square Ratings and Reviews
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.
Perfect ambiance with relaxed noise levels.
Excellent food options for both lunch and dinner. The gemelli Pomodoro and Pork special were great choices. Wine selections were great. Thank you for the great service and atmosphere!
Great Place before a Show
We were headed to the Public for a show - which we neglected to tell our server. The pace of service was a little slow but not for lack of attention - water was filled regularly, checked on drinks. Once we told our waitress we were going to a show, she picked things up. Both appetizers were great. Salads were wonderful - good size and great greens. The flatbreads were terrific. Portion sizes were fairly significant. For 4 of us, after appetizers and salads, we could have been happy sharing one flatbread. The only bad part of the experience was that we were outside - it was a perfect evening - and there was a very boisterous and very happy group behind us that raised the noise level quite high. At least they were entertaining!
Good but service could have been better
We are here almost weekly and most of the time we have a great experience. Food has been consistently good and this past visit was the same. Our compliant on this dining experience is with the service. Our waiter was pre-occupied and was slow with drinks (bottles of wine, water, beer) and with out check.
Food, drinks and service were great. He ...
Food, drinks and service were great. Here's my only gripe- I had made a reservation, and upon sitting down at a table in front of the bar, I was told that you can only get happy hour specials if you are sitting right at the bar. I decided to sit at the bar instead of the table and the waiter got an attitude with me and gave me the stank eye from behind the bar for a solid 20 minutes. It was super uncomfortable.
just off he market square in Pittsburgh we had a table outside listening to live music from the square. Menu was not large but had a nice variety of Italian appetizers, soup & salads, and entrees. Our choices were Bruschetta with goat cheese & pickled beets, heirloom tomato salad, sausage soup, Gnocchi, and cannelloni with short ribs and veggies. Good portions and all were excellent tasting. They have a good choice of wines, beer, and cocktails. Prices were a little high for dinners but the value turnout to be worth it. In Pittsburgh, EAT HERE!!
As always, a good meal. My mother ordere ...
As always, a good meal. My mother ordered the Sienna salad. The only minor negative was that the waitress didn't point out the fact that she could add shrimp or chicken etc. It's a good opportunity to sell up and for those who didn't read the menu carefully, it gives them an opportunity to get a more substantial lunch. Also, for those who don't like bean spread, it would be nice to offer oil and parm with the bread...
Other than that, Sienna is always a solid Italian meal! I often recommend it to visitors.
While in town, I wanted to pick a restaurant I had not been yet. This ended up being a great choice! My aunt and I both really enjoyed our meals. I only got soup and salad because I wasn't very hungry, but my aunt got the pasta with asparagus and peas. I don't recall what it was called, but she enjoyed it. She will be introducing it to my uncle now that she knows about it. I will be stopping in again when I am in the city again!
I have eaten at 2 other Sienna restaurants in Pittsburgh and we were anxious to eat at this one. It did not live up to the anticipation. Food was ok, not terrible, not great. The bar band from the place next door was really irritating. Frankly, I would have preferred their meatball bar on Penn Ave.
Disappointed in the limited choices on the menu.
The dining area was dark. This restaurant had the appearance of an open garage. Menu items were just not familiar. What we chose was good--not great, but good. They seem to promote their Mozzarella stuffed meatballs. There wasn't much mozzarella in mine and overall the meatballs were just so-so. Waitress and service were great. Few choices for dessert. We won't return.
Great Italian restaurant in Market Square
I suggested four restaurants to my parents when they came to visit, and was not surprised when they chose this one. We all had different pasta dishes, all of which were quite good. The beans and greens appetizer was amazing! And my aunt had a salad, which she said was very good.
Always leave happy..
I have been coming to Sienna on the Square for years and never leave unhappy. The food is always delicious and they have one of the best Bolognese sauces that I have ever had. The atmosphere is warm and inviting as is the service. Great cocktails and wine list.
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