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Cafe Zinho

238 Spahr St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1722
+1 412-363-1500
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sardines” (4 reviews)
“tomato bisque” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
238 Spahr St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1722
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the reviews, we were looking forward to eating at Cafe Zinho. I wanted to like the place. It was cozy and neighborhoodly and the chef’s wife gave a warm welcome. The sardines were good but the duck was really dry. Though we had three...More

Thank Theresa I
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This was my second time at Cafe Zinho and the food was as delicious this time as the first. We both chose the scallops wrapped in smoked salmon - three huge scallops served with fresh vegetables - I took half home in order to have...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

With all the new restaurants in Pittsburgh, and amidst all the fanfare for the new and edgy, it is easy to overlook this little bistro on a quiet side street at the edge of Shadyside. Bring your own bottle and cash or check, and sit...More

1  Thank 281robertz
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

1. BYOB. Bring a great red. 2. Start. With the Beet Salad. It makes your taste buds dance! 3. Scallops. Large, succulent and prepared perfectly. 4. Creme Brûlée. It's deep, perfectly sweet and mesmerizing. Eat a 5 star dinner and skip the wine markups. You...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice quaint little restaurant in a quiet part of town. Food was excellent and the menu had some very interesting options. My wife loved the salmon and I loved the lamb chops. BYOB and cash only.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a date night at the lovely cafe. We started with the goat cheese appetizer. Warm and yummy. I had the salmon and my husband the veal. Neither of us were disappointed. Also a byob which is perfect for us. Great...More

Thank Pheonix1234
Reviewed 6 January 2017

BYOB CASH Only restaurant with a legendary chef (Tony Pais) and a friendly staff. We came here especially for the tomato bisque and Dover sole .Other dishes are very good too ( crab cake , Portuguese sausage , duck breast ). This is a place...More

1  Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Tony is the chef and cooks incredible meals. We see so many of the same guests returning each week, much like us and our friends. This is a hidden treasure in Shadyside. Don't miss it. BYOB. And eat outside in the summer. Cozy fun neighborhood...More

Thank LeslieJ143
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Visited last night after several months away and it was just as good as ever. The owner/chef Tony Pais is one of Pittsburgh original great chefs and the food doesn't disappoint. The menu has a Portuguese flair. One of the specials was a pork osso...More

Thank Dona C
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food, great ambiance! Try the sardines, there are delicious! Service was nice as well. It's a BYOB place.

Thank DulcePacheco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Spahr St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighbourhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: +1 412-363-1500
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