About Vallozzi's Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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:
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
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.
Slow service, took an hour to get served even tho restaurant was half full, with no apology or acknowledgement. . Arancini was tasty. Everything else was mediocre. Papparelle dish unddrseasoned. Spaghetti with marinara over cooked (!!!) and sauce was watery, ragu underwhelming. Overall disappointing for a restaurant at this price level. Decor very nice.
Always a favorite. It feels like home. The staff is very accommodating and attentive. I would come here every day if I wanted to weigh 800 lbs... The food is always very good and the options allow for a variety of tastes. I would, and do, recommend Vallozzi's to anyone.
Food was out of this world! Ate so much of the antipasta and mozzarella bar, we didn't have room for the delicious entrees! Service was impeccable, from the moment we walked in to the time we stepped out the door. Would recommend this to anybody. Not cheap, but definitely worth it!
We felt welcome by the staff at Vallozzi's. After a couple relaxing per-dinner drinks at the bar we were seated in the main dinning room. Our server was prompt and offered great menu explanations and recommendations. Following the recommendations of other dinner's we started with the ARANCINI, oh my wonderfully different and so delicious. also enjoyed the soup of the day a beef strew, very delicious and tasteful. I enjoyed the PAPPARDELLE BOLOGNESE and I would have never imagined having a pork dish that would just melt with every bite. For the Mrs, the shrimp and scallop risotto, cooked perfectly and full of flavor. We both were impressed with our portion sizes. We will definitely be headed back to Vallozzi's, their menu is full of wonder.
I am a repeat customer to Vallozzi's having gone there prior to attending shows in Pittsburgh. They never disappoint: the service, atmosphere, and quality of the food make it a wonderful experience no matter what the occasion. The prices were reasonable and the menu had a nice variety of items. I definitely recommend it!
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