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Piccolo Forno

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Pittsburgh N'at
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3801 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1869
+1 412-622-0111
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Piccolo Forno is one of those restaurants where you'd like to order everything on the menu at least once. The food is as good or better than any Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh. If you're looking for spaghetti and meatballs drenched in red sauce, look elsewhere. If you'd like an authentic wood-fired pizza or a fresh pasta dish with ingredients like... More 

Thank pittscott66
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Always a great place for a business lunch. Food is very good. Place is small but comfortable. Also a good place to take the family. I have eaten here with my family, too. Very generous portions. Service is good and friendly. Highly recommend this resturant. We had one of their signature pizzas and a pasta meal. All very very good

Thank johnnie79
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The crust was nice and thin. The cheese was barely melted and very good. Service was slow. The best thing was the atmosphere.

Thank chicagofran2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I honestly don't understand these reviews. The pizza tasted okay, but I needed a saw to cut through it. Seriously, it was like microwaved cardboard. I hope people don't think that this is what Neapolitan thin crust pizza is - bone fide thin Neapolitan pizza is light and chewy, moist,and has texture and air bubbles. My husband's wild boar pasta... More 

Thank iCiao
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A friend and I went out for a girls night and we chose this resturant because of previous experiences. We actually were seated within 15 min after arrival though we had been told it would be an hour wait. We were pleased. The resturant seemed packed as usual and the noise level was high. The salad we shared was amazing,... More 

1 Thank HappyinEngland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Wow, very good. Picked up the wine and did the corkage. Wife had the Salmon ravioli and I had the tortelli. Both amazing. Fast, friendly, service and great tiramazu.

Thank Randy A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Food was good but I couldn't get passed the crammed feeling. Plus, it was hot and the kitchen steam didn't help my experience.

Thank tennisne12016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Another couple invited us to go spur-of-the-moment on a Saturday evening. We arrived around 5 pm so the wait wasn't terrible- maybe 30 minutes. They took one of our cell numbers and we had drinks across the street until they called to say our table was ready. We loved our food - especially the lasagna. It looked like an enormous... More 

Thank ml1031
Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

four of us, late lunch, we shared a salad and the each our own panini....and split to taste. loved the caprese. the siciliano was a bit spicy...but regardless, the bread was fresh and the overall experience was lovely. no rush, the staff was great.

Thank cindy c
Vista, California
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Trendy Italian restaurant in Lawrencville! Food was very good, with plenty of choices We had the Lasagna & pizza (thin crust) excellent! Parking can be a problem and although we got there early and got right in, I understand there is normally a 1 hour wait.

Thank rrosol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3801 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1869
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-622-0111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?