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Mia Madre Trattoria

649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
+1 412-766-6662
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“veal” (15 reviews)
“ziti” (2 reviews)
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649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This may well be the perfect little Italian restaurant. Both my wife and I LOVE their veal dishes...all of them. The side pastas served with the veal are so good I always plan to order a full pasta meal the next time I go but...More

Thank TheOriginalLuckyDom
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words and it is OUR Pleasure to serve you and yours. God Bless.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Food was EXCELLENT! Fried Zucchini appetizer, Salads were fresh! Our two boys ordered Veal Parm and Lasagna. Hubby ordered Chicken Piccata, I had Eggplant. Authentic Italian, delicious and generous sized portions. From experience, I knew to make reservations. Owner was present and very attentive to...More

Thank LindaLou39
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We had a friend visiting from out of town who wanted Italian and another local friend who was also joining us, recommended this place. Since we have never been here or heard of it, we were a bit leary. When we arrived we realized that...More

Thank JacquelineRenee
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words. We enjoy serving our Friends / Family. We too are Foodies and appreciate Good Food and Service. As for my Son Alex he is a Hoot! God Bless!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

First - it's BYOB. Don't want to forget that! Second - make a reservation. This restaurant is a neighborhood treasure whose reputation has spread by many a happy mouth! The food is out-of-this-world. It is inexpensive. The servings and smiles are bountiful. Go.

Thank ChrissyKSewickley
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for the Kind Words. We enjoy serving all of our Friends / Customers. God Bless!

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

From salad to dinner to dessert, excellent! A 15-20 minute ride to this enjoyable Italian restaurant from the South Hills. Very reasonable and top of the line food! Thank you.

Thank Shout9666
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such nice words about our place. We are honored to have served you and again Thank you. Shari and Al

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Have tried several different appetizers and entrees and enjoyed them all. Four of us recently went for dinner and everyone was pleased with their meal. The beans and greens appetizer was very tasty and the provolone wheels (you get two) with marinara sauce were fried...More

Thank Tripping9900
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for the kind words. We truly appreciate your continued support.It was very nice to see you all. Regards, Alex

Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is three visits in one review as I wanted to make sure everything was wonderful since they moved back. Had a great time at a table for two in the bar area, another time for two in the main section and table for three...More

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Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Geoffrey, Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful note. As you have experienced we as a family enjoy serving nice people like you and yours. We appreciate all of our customers (most become Friends and Family ) God Bless. Alex, Shari...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

We dined with another couple who could be described as discriminating diners. THis was our 3rd meal at Mia Madre. The food was outstanding. Both my wife and I had the Cod Romano while the other couple had the Veal Romano and Ziti. We shared...More

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Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. If ever there is a problem please let us know that also. We appreciate everyone. Shari

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Tried for the first time on Nov 5. Started with stuffed banana peppers. They were stuffed with a large amount of hot sausage. The homemade sauce was awesome. I had the cod Romano. Two large cod loins, perfectly prepared. My wife had the chicken and...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

They have closed the Kennedy Twp location and, according to their website, will re-open in mid-October at the former Avalon site. Although I visited the Kennedy location I look forward to going back to Avalon as it is a more intimate place and it had...More

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Kelly P
24 September 2016|
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Response from Shari N |
Hello and thank you for your question. We will be a unique BYOB. For those that wish to bring their favorite spirits we will have complete mixers and Bar fruits available. And Please ignore Kat who continues to write her... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-766-6662
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