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Ali Baba Restaurant

$$ - $$$
North Oakland
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404 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3709
+1 412-682-2829
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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478 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is right next to the museum. It looks family run. The waiter was very nice and helpful. It pulls a lot of college crowd as well. We had hummus a Babaganoush with meat pie. The pie was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. It could have used a little more seasoning. The Syrian chicken wrap was nicely cooked and... More 

Thank Arch L
Livermore, Colorado
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1,116 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating here 50 years. Same. Family ownership same great good food. They have apps to die for wish I had a larger stomach to eat more

1 Thank M Richard M
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It used to be our favorite place to eat as students and it hasn't changed since. Interior has been refreshed and modernized but the feeling is the same. Great service and friendly advice if you need help.

1 Thank Christian P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I dine at Ali Baba for business lunches and dinners with my wife & friends. The lunch and dinner menus offer a nice selection, the food and service is great, and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Tom G
Bowdoinham, Maine
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124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I ate here regularly as a grad student at Pitt in the 80s and revisited recently. The decor has been updated but place is still bustling with good service and an extensive, low-cost lunch menu. Great testament to the quality of the place that it's still going strong after almost 40 years and still busy with several more competing restaurants... More 

Thank RCE0910
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I frequent this restaurant because of its plentiful, fresh dishes for a relatively good price. The service is always pretty good, and the place is simple and clean. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for good overall value. I'm a huge fan of the Fattoush.

Thank Rollercoasting
Farmville, United States
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Have been going here for nearly 30 years. However, have not been here for the last 6 years. Had a chance to go back. The food was still quite good and the prices reasonable.

Thank Scott M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had a 100% vegetarian meal and loved it. Everything was delicious. The service was good. This is not a fancy place, but it was a busy place. No wait to get seated on a Friday evening, but it was bustling.

Thank Laura S
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

First time eating here. Nice, clean restaurant. Food was delicious, service was very good, would definitely go back again. The cheese pie was remininscent of Croatian gibanicia for me , the Moussaka, the Cous Cous, and the Fish platter were all great. RIght in the heart of Oakland.

Thank LinnRynae
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a good choice if someone really craves for a middle eastern food. The dishes are fine, but not of the authentic standard. However, the price is cheap, and the service is good. So, you'll not be disappointed.

Thank Swaprava N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland
  • Neighbourhood: North Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-682-2829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?