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Mia Madre Trattoria

) #419 of 1,748 Restaurants in Pittsburgh €€ - €€€ Italian
649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
+1 412-766-6662
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank Geoffrey K
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

Thank bapeljagr
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 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 27 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

1  Thank Tripping9900
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We just happened to be driving by one day this summer when we saw Mia Madre Trattoria. We have been there 6 times since! The food is AMAZING. The restaurant is clean, safe and has great service. There used to be a great restaurant called...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Tried for the first time, had a few hits and misses. "Rules for Eating" seems to be their moto and reminded me of a classic Greek diner ala Southern New Jersey.

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

These were my wife's words when she had the veal... I think this says it all. By the way she is Italian and an excellent cook in the traditional Italian school so I rate her as an excellent critic who knows what she is talking...More

1  Thank Popajim
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Great local place to visit in the area instead of the regular pizza shop you find all over the place. Classic Italian dishes, served up fresh, with an attentive and friendly staff in a clean setting. I would recommend to others

1  Thank jlarue44
Reviewed 5 June 2016

A little piece of Italy. My husband I discover this little gem several years back. They have the perfect Italian vibe. We are greeted by the owner with a hug and welcome back. You can here thechef/owner singing Italian in the back and the food...More

1  Thank sallieoconor
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Kelly P
Will Mia Madre serve alcoholic beverages when they return to Avalon or is it only BYOB?
23 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
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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