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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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