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Joseph Tambellini

5701 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1601
+1 412-665-9000
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab balls” (7 reviews)
“meatballs” (19 reviews)
“flounder” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5701 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1601
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first visit was wonderful! We highly praised the food, service, and ambiance. However this second visit (also an anniversary dinner) was so very disappointing. Our server was fine and very attentive. BUT reservation was at 6:15, we were right on time and seated. Believe...More

Thank Janet N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I received a gift-certificate as a Christmas gift to the Joseph Tambellini Restaurant and got a chance to use it last Friday. We arrived early for our reservation time but were seated immediately in the first-floor dining room. We started out with...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

As always our favorite spot to eat in Pittsburgh. Our current visit to Pittsburgh we decided to try one of the trendy places in downtown Pittsburgh and we was so disappointed. Never again!

Thank Budzie
Reviewed 27 December 2017

We have eaten at Joseph Tambellini's several times and always had a pretty good meal. We went with two other couple for a nice night out, and bear in mind that this place holds itself out as a top-notch restaurant, and the prices are set...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is my second attempt to like this restaurant. I agree with the "overrated" comment. Aspects were nice. The wine list is pretty good and not too expensive. Our waiter was attentive. The prices are pretty reasonable for white table cloth. But the bread is...More

2  Thank RobLaw47
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Spent an evening here with friends during the Christmas holiday and was disappointed. Reservations were flawless with a verification call. And parking was not a problem either. The ambiance was lovely and the table comfortable but the room was very noisy and conversation difficult. Vast...More

1  Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I had an excellent sole veronique, a bit pricey at $42, but sole usually commands a premium, and it was worth it. High praise was offered for the shrimp scampi and an order of crab balls. The salads were also better than most. We shared...More

Thank lhs76
Reviewed 20 November 2017

In a city with a plethora of excellent Italian restaurants in every price range. this was a disappointment. The food was good, with both traditional favorites and new takes on old stand bys but did meet the high standards I expected based on posted reviews...More

Thank BocaOpa
Reviewed 17 November 2017

My hubby and I had dinner for the first time last week at Joseph and left feeling very satisfied and happy, not just due to the dinner itself, but the friendly and warm hostess and waiter we had. Its a nice restaurant inside, just as...More

1  Thank Presidentsteff
Reviewed 9 November 2017

You need a booking here - very crowded. For good reason: the food was delicious. Seemed like an "old school" type restaurant. Nothing trendy, just good food, tasteful ambiance and the chef comes out to your table to ask you how everything is. Um, VERY,...More

Thank MaryLeeStenson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5701 Bryant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1601
    (Mellon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop directly in front, for routes: 71A Highland Park
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-665-9000
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