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Piccolo Forno

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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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Darien, Connecticut
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

his is a very popular restaurant with Pittsburgh natives. The quality of the food is excellent from the Crostini appetizers to the pasta dishes such as a house tortellini with crab and ricotta or the lasagna. Daily specials are worth trying. Bring your own wine as the restaurant does not have a license. It’s also closed on Sundays and Mondays.... More 

Thank Charles S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food! Great place! The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and the service is very good! It really tastes as italian food! The bolognese lasagna is from another world! Just spectacular!

Thank Bianca S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for a "date night" dinner, and the food was fantastic. I ordered the Lasagna and my boyfriend ordered the Braised Boar Pasta. We also ordered the meatball appetizer, and they were unlike anything we had ever had before - so good! Our only complaint was the two hour wait...we spent more money down at the Grapperia waiting than... More 

Thank wendychev
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This popular location offers rustic Italian food with unique flavor. There is a great variety of pastas and pizzas - it'll take several trips to try them all! The staff is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is enjoyable - a little noisy. And be prepared - they don't offer reservations.

Thank kimstamps
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food, Great Prices, Most of staff fantastic. You won't go wrong. Remember it's BYOB which is also great!

Thank Mike W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 27 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 16 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 

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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
US$10 - US$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?