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 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
First of all, I LOVE Vallozzi's...the fo ...
First of all, I LOVE Vallozzi's...the food is excellent. It's one of my favorite Pgh restaurants. Having said that, I was disappointed that the crab cakes (I think the BEST in the city, no matter what anyone claims!), which used to be served on a fabulous asiago cheese corn (which gave it just the right texture and sweetness) was now served on a squash puree, with a squash and kale salad. I was so disappointed it I didn't order it. And then the beet salad I liked, had also changed....and again served with squash...and I just couldn't imagine the textures of beets and squash...so didn't order that either. I IMPLORE Vallozzi's to change that crab cake back! OK..so I (begrudgingly and unhappily) had to order something else. I ordered the Parma salad, although I didn't seem to find any crispy prosciutto in it, and the Orecchietti which was really fabulous.
Cool place and decent food. My wife ord ...
Cool place and decent food. My wife ordered the Veal Parmesan, which was a very nice portion size. I ordered the carbanara, which was very tasty but only about 4 bites. It was definitely an appetizer portion and you will be hungry after eating it.
Came for an event in the newly opened wi ...
Came for an event in the newly opened wine cellar. It's a really great space and would make a perfect spot for holiday party. I'd love to think of it as a nice date place, but the larger tables wouldn't allow for as much privacy. Could still be fun though. Only complaint is how cold it was down there. I was pretty much freezing the whole time.
Service was good. Meals came very fast. ...
Service was good. Meals came very fast. Good experience overall. One note was that the noise level was pretty high for a lunch. We were in the back area (no windows) and that appears to amplify the sound. Normal conversation was drowned out.
Dinner started out strong; great appts, ...
Dinner started out strong; great appts, wine and service. Went down hill from there. Staff appeared more concerned with making the first dinner turn vs. servicing tables. All four entrees were cold. Manager was told and appeared non-interested in the feedback. Would not go back nor recommend any of my hotel guest to go there.
Vallozzi's was a fair Italian restaurant ...
Vallozzi's was a fair Italian restaurant with a decent menu. We both enjoyed the entrees we ordered, however the arancini appetizer was the best of the lot. As vegetarians, it would be nice to see a few dedicated, meat-less items with more thought than simple cheese ravioli.
The ambiance of the restaurant was great; the bar area actually looked more inviting than the main dining room. Our server was nice, but not personable; she didn't make our experience a memorable one.
All in all, we're satisfied with our meals as they were quality, however the menu and service it were lacking.
The restaurant is vastly over-rated. The ...
The restaurant is vastly over-rated. The bar area is interesting and probably a better place to eat than the main dining room. We arrived 20 minutes early and were asked to take a seat at the bar until our table was ready. It was our anniversary and I noted this on our reservation, asking for a nice table if available.
I used the men's room, which required me to pass through the dining area. I noted several open tables in a room where tables are spaced apart barely enough for a person to pass through to take a seat.
Much to my dismay, when we were finally seated, we were taken to one of the tables that was open when we first arrived. The acoustics in the dining area are absolutely horrible, made worse by the fact that tables are so close to one another.
Our server seemed to not have a clue and was average at best. The menu is interesting, but the entrees do not live up to expectations. I ordered the braised beef ravioli and my wife the veal parm. Her veal was far too thick and the sauce average. My entree was just OK as well. It was fairly bland.
We asked the couple seated next to us what they thought of their meal and they had the same opinion.
Considering the many dining options available in the city, I can not recommend this restaurant.
Food was excellant. Large menu selectio ...
Food was excellant. Large menu selection. Staff, friendly and courteous. Did not rush us, enjoyable experience all around. Only negative was the noise level. A little noisier than I would have like, but not terribly bad.
Nice atmosphere, very nice menu. The me ...
Nice atmosphere, very nice menu. The menu includes Italian favorites and standards, but also a significant number of modern, interesting dishes, so a nice combination of classic Italian and contemporary cuisine.
Wine list is very heavy on Italians, which is great, and waitstaff is knowledgeable. Staff is also very attentive and pleasant.
On a Friday night, the restaurant was about 3.4 full, so busy but still comfortable.
Went to Vallozzi's due to their menu opt ...
Went to Vallozzi's due to their menu options and convenient location to our hotel. Upon arrival, we went to the bar for a specialty cocktail and were not disappointed! Julia, our bartender helped us choose and then proceeded to mix perfect drinks! Our server experience was perhaps one of the best I've ever had. Her name was Jackie and she helped us choose the perfect wine and did a great job explaining the menu. She was attentive at all of the right moments. The timing between each serving was perfect. We started with a meat and cheese platter from the mozzarella bar, followed by a caprese salad. My wife had ravioli and I had the filet mignon. All of the food was perfectly prepared with fresh ingredients and delicious! I don't usually stay for dessert but the night was going so well, we decided to stick around. Again, not disappointed....The bread pudding was to die for! I would recommend this place to anyone and I'm looking forward to coming back next time I'm in Pittsburgh.
Vallozzi's is a beautiful restaurant and ...
Vallozzi's is a beautiful restaurant and has an appealing menu/variety of dishes. The food quality is good; however, the responsiveness and service of the wait staff is below average. Food preparation in the kitchen is extremely slow- both for lunch and dinner- mid week and weekends. I am a frequent diner at Vallozzi's; however, after this past experience- waiting over 40 minutes for my entree and mediocre service at best, I will not return.
Food and service were excellent. Several ...
Food and service were excellent. Several kinds of bread and ricotta free with your meal which were delicious. I got the ravioli and absolutely loved them. In general I felt the entrees were a bit overpriced. Decor was beautiful but it was extremely loud and hard to carry on a conversation without yelling.
Reading others reviews here, I must just ...
Reading others reviews here, I must just have a different opinion of most. Both myself and my date found the food to be lacking.
The service provided was good, and the dining room provides a nice atmosphere, but the food quality and taste was nowhere up to par.
There are some great Italian restaurants around Pittsburgh, but unfortunately I would not count Vallozzi's among them.
When you take into account that Vallozzi's is charging fairly premium prices for their entrees as well this is doubly disappointing. Maybe we just got there on a bad night, but I would have left disappointed even if the bill was half of what I was charged.
My husband and I had reservations for a ...
My husband and I had reservations for a Friday night. We were seated quickly, but then waited more than 5 minutes for the server to greet us and ask for our drink order. There was also private party going on so they had a curtain separating the party from the rest of the dining room. This would have been fine, however, our table was right next to the opening of the curtain. Every time a guest or server had to enter or exit they had to scoot past our table to open the curtain. It was a huge nuisance. The guests would apologize every time they had to squeeze past our table. Needless to say our entire meal was spent pushing in our chairs and ducking for incoming trays. I would think there would be a better process than the one used. It was a very disappointing evening.
LOVE Vallozzi's. I'm not sure why "Great ...
LOVE Vallozzi's. I'm not sure why "Great food" isn't on the list of what you'd recommend a restaurant for??? Vallozzi's has the BEST crab cakes in the city, even though Monterey Bay and Atria's will claim that title. Theirs are also good, but I don't think they're as good as Vallozzi's….or as authentic. And diets be damned, go for the bread pudding for dessert and ask for extra rum/butter/caramel sauce…and a spoon, because you will want ever last bit of that great sauce!!
I would call this restaurant extremely u ...
I would call this restaurant extremely under-rated for Italian cuisine in Pittsburgh. One of my dad's favorites has become one of mine. More traditional Italian décor in the dining room, yet the bar is more hip and casual, great fit for happy hour or some "wine" down time. Recommend the more Italian dish of veal parmesan or delicious scallops (if you're more in the mood for less traditional)- never disappointed by anything on the menu!
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