About Vallozzi's Pittsburgh
Family owned and operated for over 50 years, following in the footsteps of Vallozzi's Classic Restaurant in Greensburg, PA. We use fresh, quality ingredients, as well as Italian meats cheeses flown in from Italy every week. Our wine list is extensive, with many wines available by the glass and by the bottle. We can host your intimate date, family dinner, business meetings, or larger parties in our banquet room. Or come enjoy a specially made cocktail in our bar area and a small bite.
Vallozzi's started over 50 years ago when Helen Vallozzi was selling homemade pastas out of her home. Helen opened a take out restaurant in Latrobe, PA a few years later where her popularity exploded. In 1977, Ernie Vallozzi moved his mothers location to Greensburg where it is still open and operating today. In 2012 Ernie's son Julian expanded the tradition in to downtown Pittsburgh.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11AM to 5PM
Dinner: Monday-Friday 5PM-10PM
Dinner: Saturday 4PM-11PM
$31 to $50
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Valet parking is $7 and begins at 5PM
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Vallozzi's Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews
The experience at Vallozzi's was quite disappointing. I've had much better Italian food in small towns of Pittsburgh for less cost. This was my first visit to this restaurant and it was way below my expectations. The salad that I ordered cost $8 and was supposed to contain prosciutto but there was none. The lettuce was chopped very small and the dressing was bland. I ordered the veal parmigiana for $32 that was to include pasta. I expected a larger portion than what was delivered considering the high price. They topped the veal parmigiana with a tablespoon of pasta instead of serving it on the side. I will never dine in this restaurant again.
Working dinner for 5 business colleagues. Knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, and timely service. Exceptional food and beverage. Portion size just right; filled but not stuffed. Well worth the price.
Vallozzi's on 5th never disappoints. Sal ...
Vallozzi's on 5th never disappoints. Salumi plate at bar had nice selection. Shared appetizers from Mozzarella bar for dinner were exquisite. Mains were excellent; Ossobuco and Lobster Risotto. Righetti Amarone to accompany the meal was silky, rich and a perfect match. We lingered well beyond closing with business discussions and no-one disturbed us. We managed to close the place. Thank you.
Everything was excellent. Crab cakes fan ...
Everything was excellent. Crab cakes fantastic
Interesting dinner. Food was good excep ...
Interesting dinner. Food was good except for the following. Soft shell crab appetizer was so heavily breaded that the crab taste was lost. Veal marsala was very tasty and hot in the center of the plate but just warm away from the center (how do they do that?). We had to ask for bread and as soon as the salad course was done, she took away the bread and plates, even though there was half eaten bread on the plate. Seems to be the new trend that servers are trained to take away the bread (to make room on the table?), as soon as the salads are done.
Our first time here...it was excellent. We'll be back
We had a lovely dinner to celebrate my d ...
We had a lovely dinner to celebrate my daughter's graduation. The food was great, and our server, Joyce was able to make excellent recommendations for wine choices. A very enjoyable experience.
One of Our Favorite Downtown Restaurants
As usual, the food was fantastic, service impeccable and friendly, just two of the many reasons we choose this restaurant before our theater performances.
An Extraordinary Culinary Delight
This was our first time visit to this well established restaurant. Our server was prompt, personable and extremely helpful. My wife ordered the crab cakes...and she is still raving about them. We have traveled extensively on both coasts, and she insists that Vallozzi's crab cakes were the finest she has ever eaten. We have a new favorite eatery when we are in town. A wonderful experience.
We held my Mother's 95th birthday dinner at Vallozzi's on April 29, 2016. We were a party of seven and everything from the location of our table (At our request, we were seated in an alcove that provided a quieter, more intimate setting.) to the service and the absolutely delicious meals was perfect. Everyone was so polite and helpful...even the valet parking service! We will be a regular customer at Vallozzi's. What a great experience.
We have eaten here before and loved it. But our experience last week was nothing special. The server seemed bored with us and never asked if we were timing our dining to be out for the theatre. The food was very good but nothing over the top. They have taken the lobster lasagna off the menu. Overall, just a nice evening but nothing special.
I am in town for about two weeks, and I love trying places I haven't eaten yet that may be new since I moved away. I chose this restaurant for my aunt and I to have dinner. She had eaten here before and said it was very good! We both got the same meal which was the short rib ravioli and parma salad. Both of these items were quite tasty! I will for sure be back to dine here when in town again!
One of our favorite restaurants to eat at in Pittsburgh. Love it.
Wonderful end to a great day. Great food, great service, and a wonderful experience.
Excellent service & food
We recently dined at Valozzi's before a show at Heinz Hall. The restaurant was quiet, clean, and simply pretty. My daughter is a vegetarian, so we asked the waitress, Jackie, for advice on what was good on the menu for vegetarians. She was extremely helpful, not only with pointing out the obvious pasta dish, but also making suggestions of things we could swap out and request. My daughter had the risotto, but substituted MANY vegetables, including brussel sprouts which she loves. We both had the cauliflower bisque-like soup which was very tasty. My halibut was well cooked also. We were already thinking of the bread pudding, and Jackie said it was one of her favorites, so we had that and it was excellent as well. I would definitely recommend visiting Valozzi's.
My Italian Food Snob Husband Loved It!
My husband and I had a date night and wanted to try some place new. I received a 412 email saying how wonderful this restaurant was and so I made reservations. It was wonderful! It had a very extensive wine list and my husband ordered a Barolo which you usually don't find by the glass anywhere. The waitress was very helpful in suggesting meals. My husband reluctantly ordered the Osso Bucco, because no restaurant has ever come close to as good as his Mother's. It was the best he has ever had in a restaurant! The service was truly wonderful and we will definitely go back again!
We shared 3 great appetizers - meatballs ...
We shared 3 great appetizers - meatballs, brussel sprouts and small fried cheese balls. What a great way to start our dinner.
Great lunch and dinner spot.
The owner is actively involved to make sure the service and food is top notch.
Very attentive server, average to good f ...
Very attentive server, average to good food, high prices, unlikely to return.
It was really loud during lunch, but eve ...
It was really loud during lunch, but everything was delicious as usual. Love the pick 4 lunch special!
Didn't have the Turtle Bisque that I really love. Otherwise the mozzarella bar choices were excellent, the Risotto was good, and the service was very good.
This is one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurant s. Big treat for us to drive from out of state to come favorite city and this is restaurant we keep returning to. Never have been disappointed. Such a great staff and we love the food. So we will keep coming back!
If Only The Service......
We love Valozzi's decor & menu. Our only negative is the service which can often be spotty. This time we sat for longer than we should before being recognized, offered water & having our drink order taken by the servers who were bustling around us.
Scallops were overly salty, I sent them back. Ambiance was nice until the private room doors behind our table slid open. The private room hadn't been heated like the restaurant thus there was a nasty cold breeze chilling us at our cozy table. Disappointing dining experience, and although the waitress offered replacements I was already 'turned off'.
more attention in the details
I have been here a couple times and had the bucatini with an egg on top twice. It is delicious. The burrata is very creamy. The arancini are excellent as is the grilled calamari. I thought the brussel sprouts could have been more roasted and charred. They were under seasoned and dull. The peppers were served in bowl with too much oil. I prefer them roasted dry with sea salt. Cocktail (Negroni) was ok...too diluted and not enough Campari. But I would return and try some other things. Authentic Italian in a lively setting downtown.
We had a delicious dinner. Our server was helpful. I have a food sensitivity and he recommended a few dishes which would work for me. The food was spectacular. The menu is plentiful, with many options to choose from.
Food was good - service was very good - ...
Food was good - service was very good - price was a bit high - for the type of restaurant.
Thanks for the help!
I scheduled this reservation for my mom's birthday. The staff was so helpful in getting everything setup for her so that we could surprise her and pay for it in advance. We have always heard great things and the cheese/meats are the BEST!!! We look forward to coming back and want to thank the staff again for their assistance.
My wife wanted to go to an Italian restaurant and this one came up via a quick google search. It had a lot of good reviews and it was downtown where we wanted to go so we checked it out. Everything about the place was spot on: the staff were very nice and welcoming and on hand when you needed them and unobtrusive when you didn't. The food was great and the price was affordable. We were celebrating my wife's promotion so they gave us a quieter table and complimentary champagne. Great experience all around.
Nice Dinner Before a Show!
Great food! Waiter was very helpful. There were 5 of us & we made the show in plenty of time!
Great place for 'first time' visitors to the burgh
I made this reservation based on the stars from the website AND the fact that it was close to the cultural district. The food was great, but since the menu changed from what was on the website, I didn't get my anticpated entree, but the filet was fantastic. I recommend it. Be prepared to pay top dollar, but certainly worth it.
ALways a pleasure
its always a pleasure to have dinner at Vallozzi's. Rarely is there an unsuccessful item on the menu and some of the dishes are outstanding. Service is generally professional and not cloying and the restaurant is reasonably priced.
Very good. Would try again.
This was our first time at this restaurant. The ambiance was a little lost. It felt more commercial instead of romantic, which is what I expected. The food was pretty good. The appetizers were great and my husband loved his veal. However, my sea bass left a lot to be desired. It was pretty bland. But over all, not a bad choice. I would go back and try a pasta dish or another item off the menu.
Visited while seeing daughter at Pitt. Great spot. Great food and service Eric was great.
What great atmosphere, scrumptios menu and a wonderful wait staff from the bartenders to the servers to the Vallet. I would definitely reccommend for a date night, out w/ friends or any old time really.
Busy lunch spot
Vallozzi's is always very busy for lunch. The food was excellent but go early for lunch because when it is at lunch peak, it is a little slow coming out of the kitchen.
The Veal Osso Buco melted in my mouth; i ...
The Veal Osso Buco melted in my mouth; it was spectacular, as we as the Seafood Risotto. Definitely a special occasion place for us as it was quite expensive, but we never mind paying for top shelf food.
The food was brutal. Some meals cold, so ...
The food was brutal. Some meals cold, some overcooked, some undercooked. Extremely disappointing. Given the price for the food, it needs to be perfect. I won't be coming back.
Great place to go if you don't care about diet
So this place is overall good. The ambiance was great. the service was a bit much but it was still really good. They were prompt but our waiter was a bit much. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the food is pretty fatty. It was definitely not healthy but it was delicious. My BF and I ended up just wanting to take a nap. But a satisfying one.
Lobster Bisque very good. Lobster Lasag ...
Lobster Bisque very good. Lobster Lasagna was delicious. Crab cakes were good.
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