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:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM-10PM
$31 to $50
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Valet parking is $7 and begins at 5PM
Banquet, 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
Food was awesome. Everyone had delicious ...
Food was awesome. Everyone had delicious, eclectic entrees and the appetizer was fabulous also. Service was the worst I've had in quite some time. Waitress was not friendly, seemed like she would rather be doing anything else than waiting our table. Actually took plates away and I had to flag her down to ask for another drink. Never once said is there anything I can get you guys? Had to ask hostess who was setting up table next to us to get her so we could have water refilled. Service can make or break a dining experience and in this case it broke our experience.
We had an excellent server - she was ver ...
We had an excellent server - she was very knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients in any preparations we asked about. She was also very personable and efficient. Food was very good. I ordered a house Daiquiri - it was the old-fashioned kind, shaken and served in an "up" glass, not a goofy "frozen" daiquiri. Caesar's Salad very good: dressing was creamy and garlicky, and I loved the soft fried egg served on top. Orichetti Pasta with Chicken Sausage was very flavorful.
We were seated early for our reservation ...
We were seated early for our reservation. Our server was very attentive, and made a specially requested appetizer exactly as we wanted. We had a perfect wine pairing for our meal. And coffee and dessert was spectacular!! We will return!!
Horrible experience. Unfriendly service ...
Horrible experience. Unfriendly service - our server kept saying that the restaurant will be closing soon and made us feel very unwelcome (we arrived at the exact time for when the reservations were made - 8:30pm). Horrible tasting water, wine served in water glasses, asked for bread and the server said she will have to check if they had any left (!)... They did. All servers looked unhappy to be there. Food was bland and overpriced. The staff kept moving chairs and rearranging the tables while the guests were dining. They also seemed to be arguing about shifts and breaks. Who runs a restaurant like this?? I would have replaced half of the staff to start with! The only good things I found: excellent wine selection and a fresh Caprese salad. But all negated by bad service and blandness of all the other dishes.
beautiful as soon as you walk in the pl ...
beautiful as soon as you walk in the place
service was very good and friendly great place
enjoy dinner would be back in a minute menu was great
I had the crab mannacutte my friend had the pork chop both dishes were great
love this place
My new favorite Italian spot!!!! The moz ...
My new favorite Italian spot!!!! The mozzarella bar was awesome. Loved the bar area with the instrumental music. Great happy hour. The best calamari ever! Def will be back.....already booked a freind's work baby shower there in a couple months !
The food was very well prepared and deli ...
The food was very well prepared and delicious. We enjoyed the prix fixe with the wine pairing. My two preteen boys enjoyed their pasta dishes from the menu. I noticed some reviewers had issues with service but the night we visited no issues. Our sever was attentive and nice she even made it work for us to be able to order an appetizer We had seen go by to a private event thAt was not on
menu. However it is super annoying how loud this restaurant is. They care about good wine and fresh food so it's crazy to me they don't put in noise reduction padding or what have you. Had to strain for conversation with person right next to you and to hear waitress. So while I would go back bc I liked the food don't plan on enjoying much dinner conversation with your party.
The restaurant was convenient to our hot ...
The restaurant was convenient to our hotel, and also to PNC Park, as we attended a Pittsburgh Pirate baseball game that evening. Our waitress was wonderful: polite, gracious, and very pleasant. Food was average, and our table was against a wall, which cut down on the ambiance of the restaurant.
We went here for our anniversary dinner ...
We went here for our anniversary dinner to try somewhere we've never been. The food was great, no doubt the best veal I've ever had and my husband enjoyed the crab cakes. The issue was that we sat at a small two seater table next to two other couples. It was hard to hear each other speak and being so close to the other couples made the atmosphere lose the romantic aspect- we were pretty much in their conversation and vice versa. While our waitress was very nice it seemed like she had a lot of tables since it took so long to get drinks each time. Nice place, just not sure if we d return.
This place has been on my "lifetime ban" ...
This place has been on my "lifetime ban" list due to poor service. I violated the ban specifically in order to try an appetizer that I was interested in, but when I went there, I was (incorrectly) told that it was unavailable.
I will never go back, not even for free food.
At first our waiter seemed perturbed whe ...
At first our waiter seemed perturbed when we asked him questions about the menu, and he left us without anything to drink for a long time. He was ok by the end of the dinner. The food was great. Would probably try another downtown restaurant before we go back again. Given enough time we might try it again.
Vallozzi's has a great menu and the qual ...
Vallozzi's has a great menu and the quality of food to back it up ! We have never been disappointed and always find a new dish to try. The staff is energetic and friendly and
always helpful. We look forward to returning for another enjoyable meal.
Our service was TERRIBLE. Our waitress ...
Our service was TERRIBLE. Our waitress seemed to also be working a private party. But no one helped her out. We not only had to wait to order but didn't even have bread on our table for over 30 minutes after being seated. She took forever to come back to see if we wanted another round of cocktails, we did. Then it took a long time to get them. The table next to us had a different server, they came over 30 minutes after us, had apps, main and dessert like us, but left before we did. Also, the peach dessert was terrible. The first bite had a peach that was not only uncooked but unripe. The server did take this off the bill.
I have had great experiences at Vallozzi ...
I have had great experiences at Vallozzi's before, but this time was a disappointment. The noise level was so high that I could not carry on a conversation with my wife. The service was poor. We were ignored for long periods of time. At no time were we made to feel welcome. At least the food was good. Overall, I regret that I chose this restaurant to celebrate my anniversary.
I've been to the bar numerous times for ...
I've been to the bar numerous times for cocktails and small plates and really enjoyed it. I thought it would be a good place to have dinner prior to a show. As it was a Friday evening I allotted plenty of time knowing that it would be busy. It took us about 15 minutes for a waiter to approach our table for just drinks. It took another 15 minutes to get a wine menu and it just went downhill from there. I was truly disappointed in the food. The portions were fine but it was just sub-par. There are too many places in Pittsburgh to choose from to just settle for ok. Vallozzi's will not be on my list.
The food is very good, but portions are ...
The food is very good, but portions are very small. Also, the dining room is very noisy and you're literally sitting on top of each other. You can hear the conversations going on next to you, because you are seated so close to other tables.
Went for an early dinner, day before Fat ...
Went for an early dinner, day before Father's Day. I had been there several times before, always with a business group, the other diners had not. First glance at the menu said to me that the restaurant was overpriced; essentially, everything is a la carte. Salads and starters are at the upper end of range in terms of price, salads were pretty tasty. Veal parmigian was ok, the amount of pasta with it only filled a small hand. Orichette with chicken was decent, portion adequate. Lobster ravioli was terrible; was ordered minus the spicy arrabiata sauce, and even then, you couldn't taste any lobster - it was returned to the kitchen. Ironically, a diner at the next table ordered the same thing, didn't eat one quarter of it. Deserts were OK. Just didn't catch a vibe of "good" dining here. $80 per person, all in, with only one drink per person and a 20% gratuity. With all the good Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh, I would not recommend; if in town, try Lidias, if in the suburbs, choices are many.
Delicious Italian food in a beautiful se ...
Delicious Italian food in a beautiful setting. The location is a short walk from the major theatres and we felt safe on our way. Upon entering you are in a lovey space greeted by a friendly face. We were taken to our seats immediately and the dining area is decorated beautifully. The drink and wine menu are interesting and everything on the food menu sounded delicious! The mozzarella was top notch as was the lobster bisque. The seafood in my risotto was delicious but I am not sure I would reorder. The filet was large and the sauce incredible. Best bread pudding I've ever had for dessert but the tiramisu was average. Overall a great dining experience.
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