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Cellar on Penn, Pittsburgh, PA

Cellar on Penn

4.5
4.5
202 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery
The Cellar on Penn is a satellite location of R Wine Cellar - Winery. All wines are made in the heart of the Strip District from grapes sourced from all over the world- Chile, California, and local Pennsylvania grapes. The Cellar serves wines by the glass, bottle, and flight, while also rotating handcrafted cocktails and locally sourced beers. Stop by for a glass, bottle sales to go, or a private wine tasting event! Enjoy cheeses and charcuterie, light bites, as well as a full dinner menu!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Winery, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 258-3369
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black, LGBTQ, Women
  • Catering
    Please call us at (412)562-9463 to inquire about our catering menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Please Call us at (412)562-9463 to inquire about our Private Events.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Corner of Penn and 21st Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • PERSONALIZED WINE TASTING

    US$42.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Private Wine Tastings are $42 plus tax per attendee, for a selection of eight R Wine Cellar wines accompanied by bread and cheeses. We can accommodate groups of 2 or more. These events are held at the Cellar on Penn, 2031 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA, 15222. Plan on Private Tastings lasting for 90-120 minutes. After booking online, please call us at (412)562-9463 to confirm any details. Tastings can be booked for Tuesday through Sunday, during any regular business hours. Gratuity is included, but let our servers know if they have gone above and beyond!
    PERSONALIZED WINE TASTING photo

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for fine wines

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for fine wines

202 Reviews
  1. UKRONIN

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was lackluster and food was average. I would not recommend.

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  2. footballmom

    Pittsburgh

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a hidden gem. We stopped on our way to the Benedum and they have a little of everything appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches and main dishes. Food was great and so was the wine!!

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  3. SusanO

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time. Friendly staff. Enjoyed our fish fry dinner.

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  4. Violet

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alivia is a wonderful server! Even for a busy valentines night our service was super fast and the food was great!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were sat in the back by the bathroom so private but also kinda weird. The waitress often didn’t bring things to the table without reminder, example: got wrong drink, sauces, and the main dish took about an hour to get to the table. The main dishes were bland and not very good. The mocktail list was nice.

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  6. KarlS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and wine were good. Coming from someone very picky, the charcuterie board was good and I ate everything on it. Service was okay. It didn't seem like they had many people working in the kitchen so food was a little slow. I recommend going there for a date night.

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  7. DennisF

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there had a great dinner, and the wine was fantastic. Friendly knowledge staff.

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  8. kimberlym

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is super cozy and very romantic. The wine is delicious and the food is good. The service is out of this world. We dined there on Valentine’s Day they had a prefixed menu. I would like to try the daily menu for a fair review on the food!

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  9. ShannonT

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wine tasting experience was excellent. Our server was wonderful and so knowledgeable about the wines. They were able to accommodate us with a gluten allergy with the cheese board. Highly recommended the tasting experience for a special occasion or something fun to do. The wines were delicious!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and even better wine! Small staff but everyone was so friendly and it was an enjoyable evening all around. Will definitely come back!

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  11. DominicP

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow, food was an average, took 2.5 hours to get all courses. They seems to be short staffed, kitchen service was poor!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Olivia, was fantastic for our group of eight old college friends! She was friendly, allowed us time to gab while we had drinks before ordering, and did not rush us out after we were done eating. The ambience of the Wine Cellar on Penn could not be any better! And the food and wine were delicious!

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  13. WillK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent! He was friendly and extremely helpful. We had a few dietary restrictions and the attention to detail he provided and care given to ensure our meal was correct and enjoyable was refreshing and appreciated. The kitchen was accommodating and the food was excellent.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our food was fantastic! However, the service was terrible. The waiter forgot to put over $40 worth of apps and when asked where they were got annoyed with us and said “I forgot to put them in” he didn’t care at all. We were never asked if we wanted more drinks, never asked how our food was, never asked if we wanted dessert so we paid and went to Papa J’s which had fabulous service and dessert’s!
    Cellar on PennResponded on December 21, 2023
    Sadly, a mistake was made getting your extra appetizer order to the kitchen. And we are deeply sorry that you had the impression that the server did not care. He cared enough to brief owners and other staff on the issue, he apologized at your table, he told the truth of his error, and the server did adjust your bill. As a small family business we try our best and in the event of a mistake, we hope for kindness and forgiveness. Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday. Kathy Russell Owner

    1 person found this helpful

  15. TLRJ

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Night out with friends and had an awesome table in a back room but near the bathrooms. Our server Wendy was excellent. Food was just ok. Nothing terribly wrong but nothing really great. Probably better for drinks and appetizers than dinner.

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  16. user2023

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good service great atmosphere!! staff was very kind and helpful

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my birthday, and absolutely loved it - they even gave me a free glass of bubbly to celebrate! The food was incredible and I really appreciated that they included wine suggestions with your meal. They seem to have a very small but mighty staff, so I get the feeling maybe some of the bad reviews are from folks who never worked in service, because these kids HUSTLED. 10/10 service, and it’s clear this is a super small family business. We love supporting local, so we’ll definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Pittsburgh Strip District has an amazing variety of old style markets, street vendors and restaurants. I visit that area when I am in Pittsburgh and have made the Cellar on Penn my go to spot for a glass of wine and escape from the hectic streets. Because it is not on the steeet level, I do not think most people can imagine this hidden gem only a few steps down. While I have visited several times, I still feel the surprise of an European wine cellar at the bottom of the steps. The food seems to change with the season - and I like that. Jay my server was so much fun and informative. I was served a few free samples before I decided on the Sangiovese. I will come back before the holidays for the hot spiced wine before the holidays.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most romantic and enjoyable nights we’ve had in Pittsburgh. The salmon and steak frites were filling and fantastic. Kudos to the chef. Our server was fun and knowledgeable about the wines. Had the flight and probably some of the best wine we’ve tasted at a reasonable price. Highly recommend this place!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ran out of food, had 1/3rd of the restaurant full yet ran out of food and spent 4+ hours waiting for the food.

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  21. ACDC

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I never leave reviews, but this meal was close to a disaster. Initial drinks were fine (although one of the white wines was terrible) and the appetizers were all very good. But as it got a little busier things fell apart. Two entrees never came and one had to go back multiple times. Waited for drinks as the night went on. Most of the entrees that did come were just OK. I would stick to drinks and appetizers.

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  22. Sundae

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They have a custom flight option which we had. The selections include all the wines they offer which was cool. Bubbly was the BEST!! Took some to go. The service was also wonderful outside. We tried several samples. The woman was very friendly and fun. Restaurant was clean with nice and relaxing ambience.

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  23. PatrickL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and ambience. Food is incredible maybe even better than the wine!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the atmosphere of the Cellar. But get to and from takes away from the experience. The strip is great for cheap Pittsburgh swap but not so much for a night out with the wife. Pricing of wine great. There was no one there during our dinner. Which was good and bad. Feel like the business needs more ‘business’

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiting staff was very friendly. Service was also very quick. I do like how you pay for your food as you order it, it makes the checkout process smoother, and more efficient.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. kelly

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful brunch here! Great mimosa flights, food and very nice staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. 1stTmr

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The tasting experience was fine. I will say the cheese tray didn’t have what seemed to be fresh fruit on it, but the cheeses were good. They are very heavy on the tasting pours, which is fine when trying 4-5 wines, but when it’s 7 wines… that’s A LOT in one sitting. I’d rather a cheaper price and lighter pours, or less wines to test, or same price and a free bottle to-go with lighter pours… giving that much wine in one sitting is irresponsible. Otherwise, we enjoyed.

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  28. MegT

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and delicious wines. Mike and Cathy took fantastic care of our large group and made sure that everything was just right every step of the way. The varied menu (both wine and food) meant there was something for everyone.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Service was excellent - not rushed but not slow either. The price of food, appetizers, and drinks was extremely reasonable. The ambience is wonderful. Their homemade wines were great. Best kept secret in the Strip!

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Chris

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wine tasting was a fun experience. 2/8 wines tasted were good while the others were not worth repeating. Overall, service was good- food was good, charcuterie had moist crostini bread with a couple nice items but lacked any meats. The wine was a disappointment but we had a good time. Perhaps a flight of wines paired with food would have improved the experience.

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  31. Zach

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot at a reasonable price! Very underrated in Pittsburgh!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a nice brunch & our waitress was wonderful! The mimosa flight was delicious & my husband loved the sausage hash!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor was really cool like a rustic Italian wine cellar. The service was great and we enjoyed our meals. The food was small appetizer like portions and rather expensive. The restaurant is small and a large party was the only other guests there but the way the sound carried we couldn’t hear each other across the table.

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  34. MellyC

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a girl's day brunch. The flight of Mimosas was a hit!

    1 person found this helpful

  35. BiankaF

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I would say my experiences have been hit or miss. I’ve gone a few times and there have been items I’ve enjoyed but there are also some that haven’t been the best.

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  36. Kelly

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good ambience and very quiet (very few people there dining and the place was almost empty). The appetizers were good but the main courses were mediocre.

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  37. NurseLB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Music was great, wine was great! Food was definitely a little slow but worth the wait!

    1 person found this helpful

  38. ChristianD

    Pittsburgh

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool place. Perfect for an afternoon drink and lighter meal.

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  39. Samirah

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The wine tasting experience started off great! Our server Wendy was amazing but her shift was ending and she was being replaced by another employee. My prarty of six were enjoying ourselves when one of the servers addressed one of my attendees at my table telling them that we needed to quiet down because there were complaints, I'm assuming it was our laughter because we were enjoying the experience, and were not aware of any policies when it came to having a good time when drinking wine. That person then proceeded to gather which I believe to have been the owner and another person and proceeded to talk about us in our faces. We did not appreciate that and immediately asked for our checks to leave. Sadly the wines were amazing and we wanted to purchase but to be treated as such was not ok and offensive. The experience started out great and ended horribly.

    2 people found this helpful

  40. Dominic

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time with my parents for Mother's Day Brunch! Great food, great Sangria, wine, and Mimosas; all around great service! We sat outside in the patio area so it was as lively as you would expect from being basically on the sidewalk, but the cellar area seemed very quiet and relaxed from the brief time that I spent down there.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Cellar on Penn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 258-3369.

Cellar on Penn is rated 4.5 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cellar on Penn

2031 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4454

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Corner of Penn and 21st Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Winery, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black, LGBTQ, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 258-3369
  • Catering
    Please call us at (412)562-9463 to inquire about our catering menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Please Call us at (412)562-9463 to inquire about our Private Events.
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