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Piccolo Forno

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$$ - $$$
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3801 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1869
+1 412-622-0111
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 26 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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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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
Darien, Connecticut
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

No reservations, and there is always a queue at this very popular, excellent Italian restaurant. But you can leave your name and cell phone number and repair to a coffee and tea shop a block away, to be called when your table is ready. (The wait was an hour on a weeknight.) The food is VERY good and well worth... More 

Thank Charles S
Chicago, Illinois
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644 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We went a few minutes before last order and they were gracious. We split a pizza with the pistachio pesto. A little sweet. Even better heated the next day. The waiter had made the Reccos. We had a good pasta. We just don't remember what it was. Baby shrimp with it. I would try something else next time. You can... More 

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
Makati, Philippines
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Last night we sat at a table near the front, and it was still so noisy I often had a difficult time hearing my friends (5 of us at a table for 4). This is one of the loudest restaurants I've ever been in.... more like a bar than a restaurant. My food wasn't good. The starchy pasta stuck together,... 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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
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?