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Vallozzi's Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

4.5
4.5
2197 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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. Vallozzi's Pittsburgh has recently joined a mere 1,200 restaurants worldwide as a recipient of the Wine Spectator Magazine's Best of Award of Excellence and is the only Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh to receive such an honor. 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.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 394-3400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Wedge
  • Catering
    Call 412.438.4092 for details on Vallozzi's catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    Vallozzi's offers several options to host your next private event. The lounge, with an elegant walnut bar and street-level picture windows, is a perfect location for cocktail-style events. Three private dining rooms, including a wine cellar, offer elegant options for sit-down dinners and luncheons. Call 412.438.4092 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (412) 438-4092
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    McMasters Way
  • Parking Details
    Multiple downtown parking garages are available within walking distance to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,197 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,197 Reviews
  1. ScottC

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an extremely great place to eat and Matt was an extraordinary great server. The outfit they have the hostess needs to be changed.

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    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent food. Open during Mothers Day.

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  3. NicoleM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My brother and I brought our mom here for Mother’s Day. She is unable to get out much so we wanted to take her somewhere special. Especially because we are Italian and I knew from my previous experience at Valozzi’s that the food is authentically Italian, fresh, and delicious. I ordered the filet and it was perfect. My mom and brother ordered the Chicken Parmesan and it was awful. The chicken was great. The pasta was overcooked and tasted like “yesterday’s pasta”. The sauce was terrible. My mom said, with her Italian attitude, “whoever cooked this should be arrested”. While this is a dramatic statement, her opinion is not. I tasted a bit and it was definitely not what I would expect from Valozzi’s. The sauce especially was terrible. It was truly disgraceful for an Italian restaurant the caliber of Valozzi’s. I was surprised but mostly disappointed because I expected this to be a really wonderful and worthwhile experience for my mom on Mother’s Day. I went here for an event with a group of people in January. Everyone’s meal looked fresh and delicious. Nothing like what we experienced on Mother’s Day. As dramatic as my mom is, she will never trust me again to take her somewhere new, especially when it’s a project for her to get out. I’d also like to add that the service from the hostess and our server was great. They were lovely ladies.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very beautiful and clean atmosphere we also had great Waite staff our food was absolutely amazingly good I forget what our waitress was but I would highly recommend her very kind!

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  5. Shell

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit noisy in bar area but overall very fun and good food.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lance was great, food was amazing, vibes were great

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Every course took far too long but the waiter did his best to keep things on track. Wont be back anytime soon.

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  8. JustAnotherFoodie

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a wonderful dining experience at Vallozzi's. We love the atmosphere, food, wine, and exceptional service. Last night before Heinz Hall, we shared the Buffalo Mozzarella Caprese and ordered the Lobster Risotto and Salmon as our entrees. Everything was excellent, as usual. The fava bean, pea, and asparagus that accompanied my salmon was out of this world! We enjoyed a lovely bottle of Falanghina with our meal. We reluctantly decided to opt out of dessert so we could stay awake for the show. Our server Stephanie is a real gem and was exceptional, as always. Vallozzi's definitely is a go-to spot downtown.

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  9. KathyD

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy the excellent service and foods. We were a table of 5. I chose the Buffalo caprese salad to table share. Delicious. Ordered the crab cakes entree. Excellent !!! Made the way crab cakes should be. Others enjoyed carbonara pasta , the meatball appetizer & other dishes. . And dinner is not complete without the bread pudding. We have been here multiple times, never disappointed

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian restaurant. Food was delicious and our waiter, Matt, was top notch! He helped guide us through healthy options to support our marathon race for the next day and was very personable. Will definitely go back when in the area!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place for a delicious celebration dinner!

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  12. SusanO

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service, every time. One of the best restaurants in the city. Thank you to Steph who made our experience extra special.

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  13. PGH365

    Pittsburgh

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible Mother’s Day meal. We ordered several appetizers and entrees. All were amazing as was the service! They hit it out of the park every time!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here before going to a show at the Benedum which was a short walk away. The food was delicious and ample portions. Home made pasta and my lemon chicken was so good!Service was exceptional!

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  15. NancyE

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have come here multiple times and always enjoyed the experience. This time we were a party of 5 celebrating my son’s graduation. Service could have been better- it stopped for a while a few times during the middle of the meal. We wish the server had checked back more. We would have ordered bread with the salad, but by the time they returned we had eaten the salads. Also waited to be checked on after food arrived.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Took 20 minutes to be seated even though our party arrived all together and on time for our reservation. The food was very mid. The chicken parmesan was under cooked and all the breading fell right off of the chicken. Other dishes were okay but had very small portions. Not worth the price on the menu.

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  17. Aqua830

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got reservations to sit in the bar area on a high top. Server was very attentive and helpful. Food was good and had variety of options. We finished our meal off with in house made flavored limoncello, great end to an enjoyable meal. Nice ambience, chic and friendly staff.

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  18. Mango

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit for lunch. I will definitely be back!

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  19. KathyD

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service this evening. Our reservations were at 5:30. Seated immediately. Matt, our server, was attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable about menu items. Relaxing evening with very good food, drinks & dessert. Try the bread pudding, you will love it.

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  20. ELESC

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice menu! We missed the zucchini appetizer that is no longer on the menu. The bread and tasty whipped butter is a nice touch. Service was slow taking orders, but meals came out of the kitchen timely and hot. We told our server we were going to a concert. Scallops were a little over salted, but awesome tenderness and sear. We also enjoyed the bottle of wine that we ordered. Over all a good meal:)

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  21. George

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations for the dining room, but came early because the play didn't last as long as we had anticipated. So, we sat at the bar having a drink and watching the ball game and Masters Tournament. The bartender/waitress was so nice and accommodating, we decided to have our dinner at the bar. Everyone on staff was superb and friendly. Cannot say enough about the service, etc. Thank you.

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  22. Dino38

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    30 minutes late to be seated, then had to ask for a waiter. Meal was basically mall food court quality. Lemon chicken was tasteless. Chicken parmigiana was salty and dry.

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  23. kate

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious, our server was attentive, the dining area was busy, but not cramped and not noisy. Perfect experience!

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  24. Jay2821

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came in for dinner before a concert. The octopus was perfectly cooked and the meatballs were delicious. Carbonara and ravioli entrees were also terrific. Service from Stephanie was excellent. The restaurant was busy. We were happy to see downtown alive again

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  25. DanO

    London

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a memorable experience with great food and an excellent wine list! The food quality is matched only by the friendly and professional staff! Very pleased to see Vallozzi's will continue delivering this level of quality well into the future with the recent 10-year lease extension!

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  26. Jjones

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place for pizza and pasta! The cocktails were tasty and our server, Jessalyn, was wonderful. I will absolutely be going back.

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  27. MaryE

    Columbus

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waiter was TERRIBLE. Entrees were served lukewarm (Yuck). Pizza we ordered as an appetizer was bland. Was really excited to try this place but left extremely disappointed.

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  28. EshitaS

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful birthday celebration by a kind staff! Have to try the aranchini and tiramisu

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were outstanding! David was very attentive, knowledgeable, and funny. My salmon and risotto were cooked perfectly, the pizza and pasta were delicious, and my dad says he’s not had a better chicken entree in recent history. The ‘cellos were fun and tasty— I’d recommend the flight to anybody. One downfall is definitely the noise level, which made communication with each other and with the wait staff pretty difficult. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for an upscale dining experience in the City, Vallozzi is the spot!

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  30. SharonW

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Greensburg location has amazing food and service. At the city location, the food was mediocre and everything including ordering took quite a bit of time. It was a Friday night and not very busy at all. Again, the Greensburg location is phenomenal and this was an overall disappointment in comparison.

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  31. DebbiDoo

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was great. Food was not good and value awful. Maybe my mistake for ordering a steak at an Italian restaurant. My guest ordered the crab cakes, which were actually good. Fair amount of visible lump crab in each. I ordered the NY Strip steak. Pre-broil, I would guess the steak was 10 a 10-ish ounce cut. Maybe. The problem was that the globby fat left on the steak was 1/3 of that. The tail fat was not trimmed. The top cap fat was not trimmed. It was awful. At $60, a real disappoinmet. Fortunately the Cacio e Pepe whipped potatoes were very good. Best part of the meal. Plus my bill price for vodka rocks was higher than the price reflected on the menu. Just a bad experience

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  32. Pattie

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner! We had the Chicken Saltimbocca and it was excellent! Service was great! Will definitely go back!

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  33. FrankA

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Great appetizers. Had the meatballs and rice balls. Both were excellent. Main dishes we had vodka pasta and linguine with clams. Very good. Small table for two was a pain. Especially when you have drinks, apps, bread and main courses. But a good experience. Will go back.

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  34. georgefoodie

    Pittsburgh

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A pricey but not terribly upscale restaurant. Although the name is Italian, this is not your typical red sauce and pasta venue. The selections are broad and finding something to interest you is not hard. Parking is troublesome and there is only Valet parking. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced.

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  35. DianeM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vallozzi’s seems to me like a good Italian restaurant that used to be great. I took my daughter and granddaughter to Vallozzi’s after a hockey game. We had a lovely meal. The restaurant was a little over 1/2 full at 7:00 on a Saturday, and we were seated promptly. Service was attentive and prompt. The food was all good, but not great. The bread service is a nice touch - soft, doughy, bread with ricotta and olive oil to dip/spread. I prefer a bread with some crust and “chew” but the rest of the table loved it. We had the tricolor salad to start. The lettuces/herbs were fresh and crisp, and the dressing tart with an interesting flavor. A hit for the table. My granddaughter ordered spaghetti with red sauce. The pasta was al dente, with loads of sauce. She loved it, but the sauce was too sweet for my liking. I had the pappardelle bolognese. The dish was tasty, but had way too much sauce for the amount of noodles. The bolognese sauce had a good mix of meat and mirepoix, but needed to cook down a lot more to be truly authentic. The pappardelle was perfectly cooked. My daughter had a filet with Gorgonzola sauce, asparagus, and cacio et pepe mashed potatoes. The steak was wonderful - large and perfectly medium rare. Delicious! My daughter ordered the sauce on the side since she was unsure about it. The steak was delicious without it. I tasted the sauce and it seemed like a basic cream sauce with just a hint of gorgonzola. Meh. The potatoes were tasty but very runny. The asparagus were the size of cigars … no restaurant should serve anything but thin asparagus. This reminded me of the mushy stalks I had growing up. The wine list is large and well curated, and I enjoyed a lovely Chianti.

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  36. RonaldS

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server Anthony, was spectacular. Food was great, especially the whipped ricotta and bread. Only complaint was that the portions were much too large.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our pork chop and chicken parm dishes were real hits. Our server, Laura, provided excellent service. She helped with suggestions and was friendly and responsive. A great experience.

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  38. JeffreyS

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lance our waiter was very knowledgeable and had very good suggestions

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  39. julz

    West Virginia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On the whole our experience was great. One of us got the special the other the lobster risotto. The risotto was very salty and lobster only because there were the tiniest bits of leg meat although there were three large shrimp and two scallops on top that were good. The tiramisu was very good and a generous portion even for sharing. Our cocktails were well prepared and tasty. We would return, but not order the lobster risotto!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Vodka sauce I have found in Pgh yet! Great service, delicious food & drinks. The key lime pie daiquiri did not disappoint!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Vallozzi's Pittsburgh using the Order Online button. Vallozzi's Pittsburgh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 394-3400.

Vallozzi's Pittsburgh is rated 4.5 stars by 2197 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Vallozzi's Pittsburgh

220 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    McMasters Way
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Multiple downtown parking garages are available within walking distance to the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Wedge
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 394-3400
  • Catering
    Call 412.438.4092 for details on Vallozzi's catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    Vallozzi's offers several options to host your next private event. The lounge, with an elegant walnut bar and street-level picture windows, is a perfect location for cocktail-style events. Three private dining rooms, including a wine cellar, offer elegant options for sit-down dinners and luncheons. Call 412.438.4092 for more information.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (412) 438-4092
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