Best Pittsburgh Italian Restaurants

Pasta with red wine at Alla Famiglia

 Courtesy of Alla Famiglia

Do you love Italian? These Pittsburgh Italian restaurants are often celebrated by local reviewers and residents as the best in the area. Enjoy fresh, homemade ingredients, elegant presentations, and daily-changing, seasonal menus at these Pittsburgh area Italian restaurants.

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2104 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1904, USA
Phone +1 412-586-4738

Local, seasonal and sustainable with an Italian flare describes this casually elegant restaurant in South Side. Chef Stephen Felder even makes his own sausage, pickles, and preserves, but the house made pastas are the true stars. The menu changes daily and is posted online each afternoon.

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Vivo Kitchen

432 Beaver St, Sewickley, PA 15143, USA
Phone +1 412-259-8945

This neighborhood favorite in downtown Sewickley is also a popular destination restaurant for people from all over Pittsburgh. The food is Italian-influenced American, featuring fresh ingredients, unique flavors, and a frequently changing seasonal menu. Don't miss the house made desserts!

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Joseph Tambellini Restaurant

5701 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1601, USA
Phone +1 412-665-9000

Joseph Tambellini Restaurant feels just like a homey, Italian kitchen, filled with delicious homemade smells and food. Especially noteworthy are the meatballs, house made pasta, seafood and desserts. A great choice for anyone looking for traditional, upscale Italian dining.

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Piccolo Forno

3801 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1821, USA
Phone +1 412-622-0111

Pastas and pizza dough at this Tuscan-inspired eatery are made fresh daily, and topped with a wide variety of creative offerings. The salads are fresh and inviting as well. Be prepared to wait for a table during the height of the dinner period, as reservations are only available for parties of five to eight.

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5996 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
Phone +1 412-362-0202

Sustainability is key at Dinette, which specializes in thin-crust pizza and appetizers featuring fresh vegetables, herbs and cheeses. The short menu changes daily, featuring the freshest, local ingredients to be found in the area. In the summer, the restaurant's green rooftop garden supplements local produce stock.

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733 Copeland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-4227, USA
Phone +1 412-682-2130

This family-run Italian restaurant in Shadyside often has lines of people waiting to be seated. Great service, moderate prices and generous portions of traditional Italian food with a funky twist, are just part of what makes Girasole a favorite with the locals.

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Alla Famiglia

804 E Warrington Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15210, USA
Phone +1 412-488-1440

Arlecchino, which serves the same kind of high-quality Italian cuisine as Alla Famiglia, in a former one-room schoolhouse in Peters Township.

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1400 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Phone +1 412-552-0150

Located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District, Lidia's Pittsburgh serves authentic northern Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. They also have a great Sunday brunch. One of several restaurants owned by acclaimed PBS cooking show host Lidia Bastianich.

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Best Pittsburgh Italian Restaurants