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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.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM-10PM
$31 to $50
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Valet parking is $7 and begins at 5PM
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vallozzi's Pittsburgh Ratings and Reviews
Service was a little slow at first, we sat with nothing for quite a while before someone finally came over.
The meat and cheese were amazing! And the food was excellent.
We would sit in the bar area next time for a more lively ambiance...plus we enjoy people watching and there is a nice view of the city streets.
This is another one of those good restaurants hidden in plain sight downtown and I'd never really noticed it before since it isn't on one of the bustling streets like Market, Penn or Liberty. The atmosphere is great for a date night but if going for pre-theater just think carefully about your meal so you don't go too heavy and risk a food coma for the show :)
The cocktails were excellent and the wine list also had a great selection. The marinated olives were delicious but a HUGE serving and too much for 2 people. The pre-meal bread was OK but not anything special. The main courses we chose, Raviolo and Pork pappardelle were fairly good and on par with what I would expect from higher level Italian restaurants. The only real disappointment was the Tiramisu as it was sort of meh and lacking a bit of flavor.
Service was good but a bit on the slow side so be sure to give yourself a good ~90 minutes if you want to do apps & dessert with your meal.
I was looking forward to a nice Italian meal. This was not it. The quality of the food, I would liken to a jarred Pasta dinner. The bread-horrible, the ricotta spread-flavorless, and the spice cake dessert-dry, dry, dry! The wine-good. Our server was very nice. Prices are fair-if the food was good. IT WAS NOT!
My boyfriend and I came here for dinner before a show at the Benedum Center. It was a special night for us, so we decided to splurge at Vallozzi's. It was a bit on the pricier side (we are two college kids, after all), so we probably won't make Vallozzi's a habit, but it was a wonderful treat. The food was very good, and the staff was very attentive and very kind. I would definitely recommend this for a special occasion date night!!
Late Valentine's Day celebration; was contacted by the resuruqrnt to confirm that in fact my party was coming twice. I both occasion reintegrated a quiet booth and was early for my scheduled reservation. Instead was placed at a noise table side of the main dining room not a booth and had to wait to be seated though early and had a reservation. Waitress at the beginning and middle of the mean made us feel that we were just another number. Dissapointed as a year earlier meal, service and overall value was outstanding .
Our server was pleasant and helpful. We were a bit disappointed in the food. The overall reviews were great (the reason why I made reservations), but it just didn't meet our expectations. I ordered the Veal Marsala, the dish definitely needed more seasoning. My husband ordered the Raviolo, which was recommended by the server. It was made with short rib meat. The fatty meat just didn't appeal to him. Maybe different selections from the menu would have been better.
Ate dinner here for Valentine's day. Maybe I missed it somewhere on the website, but I also checked with someone else who was possibly eating here for Valentine's Day, and neither of us saw anything about a special limited menu. All of the dishes that I thought I wanted to try were not on the special menu. Also, they up charged the dishes that were on the standard menu. Honestly, the bread and the wine were the best parts of this dinner. My boyfriend liked his veal, but said it was the fattiest piece of veal he's ever eaten. The lobster risotto was decent, but the lobster was the toughest lobster I've ever had. I know it was a "holiday," so I'm sure they were just trying to turn and burn as many reservations as possible, but then again it was a special occasion so I should not have felt like I was having a speed date dinner. Overall, seriously not impressed with any aspect of my experience.
The food was good except that one of our entrees arrived luke warm at best. Service was horrible. We had reservations and were seated promptly; however it was at least 10 minutes before someone actually came to our table. Then it was probably another 15 minutes before we actually received any beverages. We were seated in the worst possible location at a very wobbly table despite the fact that we were amongt the only early customers there. We couldn't touch the table throughout our dining experience for fear of toppling it over. Our server simply apologized and walked away without fixing situation. We generally feel that we were forgotten about for the majority of our time there. The only thing that was prompt was the check.
As a side note, our server was paying so little attention to us that, when she finally brought the fresh parmesan to our table (a full 5 minutes after delivering our cold food), she then proceeded to look in the opposite direction while grating not the cheese, but the RIND, onto our food. Really, if I could offer zero stars on the service, I would.
The food was delicious and the crab cakes are out of this world. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. The atmosphere however was very disappointing, especially since we were celebrating our 10th Anniversary. The tables were very close together and the noise level was high. It was difficult to have a conversation without raising our voices. This created a very non-intimate atmosphere. The worst part for me though was that every time a waiter, waitress, or busboy walked past us, they bumped into my chair. At one point the bus boy actually bumped into my chair with not one, but two chairs he was moving to the other side of the room. He never even acknowledged it or apologized. I'm not a picky or critical person, but I was definitely expecting a nicer and more intimate experience from this restaurant, but ended up feeling extremely claustrophobic and in serious need of my glass of wine. I have eaten at the Greensburg location and had a much more pleasant experience. If you don't mind the noise and congestion, the food is truly amazing! I would return for the food.
Dinner was wonderful. Service was great and the food was awesome! The salmon was perfect! I'll definitely be back and bring others. That being said, at 11:00 pm on a Friday night all the lights were turned on and the music turned off in an effort to get everyone to leave. Now, I realize our table was one of only two left in the restaurant but that's an absurd way to handle that situation. First of all, you stop seating just before 11. Would the staff have done that if someone had just come in to dine? Secondly, had we greatly overstayed our welcome, the manager could have kindly approached and said something nice to end the evening. We spent good money on that dinner and the experience is part of that cost. People who come in at 9:30 should get the same exact experience (only a little quieter) than those that come in at 7. I'm appalled by the handling of this situation. It's greatly disrespectful to the guests that keep a business running and give the servers good tips. You're not a bar that has to kick everyone out at 2, you're a fine dining restaurant. I'm sorry the wonderful evening was ended this way.
Our waiter was not good, she was not enthusiastic in giving suggestions and seemed like she hated her job! Food was of average taste but prices are above average which doesnt give much value. I usually restrain from putting negative comments but our experience was very disappointing so i had to warn others!
Have eaten here a number of times. Tonight was disappointing, especially considering we had out of town guests join us. 1) it was 14 degrees outside and they couldn't keep the front door closed and there was no vestibule so the cold air was blowing in straight back to our table. 2) one of my guests got the same exact entree as me but you would have guessed I had ordered from the children's menu because my portion was literally half the size. I finished mine still hungry while my guest had to get a doggie bag for his leftovers. Our server did a very nice job but between our party and the others seated nearby, with all the complaining about the cold air, you would have thought a manager would have come over to apologize or they would have given us dessert or free coffee after dinner.
Unfortunately, exterior door malfunctioned on a 5 degree evening. Artic air blasted through much of the meal. The hosts were too busy with coat check, etc to adequately deal with it. I personally got up 3 times and shut the door, from a table across the room! Unfortunate waitress apologized (two large unhappy tables in our area), but mgt ineffectual, acted like if he didn't acknowledge we wouldn't notice!
The restaurant was recommended by family and we gave it a try,
The service was great. It was friendly, helpful and professional.
The food we ate were of top quality and served beautifully and at the correct temperature.
Beverages were great.
Great location and great ambiance
We will return soon.
Beet and squash salad was horrible and we LOVE salad.
Reservation time and special request was dismissed. We were told our table was given away "because we were late". Fortunately, we had the name of the person we spoke with and time we made the adjustments. Hostess was then accommodating. Meal was marginal for the cost. We'd been there 4 other times and with all the great places to dine in Pittsburgh we were disappointed. We will not return.
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