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Bites and Brews

5750 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1741
+1 412-361-4425
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good64%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
25 Feb 2017
“College Grad Students ”
29 Nov 2016
“New menu, and an improvement”
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Bar, Pizza
5750 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1741
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

U Pitt grad students small inexpensive celebratory night out with parents. Great choice for both wings and various selection of local craft beers. Happy hour was the main attraction and filled quickly with other students and locals.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank SoulSearcher2828
Reviewed November 29, 2016

This add-on to the Elbow Room recently changed its name and menu and picked up some of the more popular items from the old Buffalo Blues, which in turn had been taken from the old Hotlicks on Walnut Street. Technically it is now B&B Good...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank bbwex
Reviewed April 5, 2016

We hit up this joint after being away from Pittsburgh for years. This had always been a favorite. And it didn't disappoint! Pizza is excellent and the beer is great (and not badly priced). We ate, drink and played games in the corner. It is...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank TheDarkAngelofLove
ldjdhd, Manager at Bites and Brews, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you!!! We appreciate your patronage and your positive review. Please stop back and see us again. Lisa

Reviewed March 26, 2016

My receipt said Bites and Brews, but the sign out front and drink menus said 1947, so I don't know if they moved, or if they're both owned by the same owner, etc. Either way, I met an old colleague there and we had a...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Harry R
ldjdhd, Manager at Bites and Brews, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2016

Harry, Bites & Brews has not moved. In the same spot since the beginning. 1947 Tavern is The Elbow Room. The Elbow Room has been on Ellsworth since 1947. There fore the references to 1947 Tavern. Glad you had a good time. Thanks, Lisa

Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Have ordered from here a couple of times recently and the pizzas are exactly what you'd expect. The reason I have only given them a 3 star rating is because the doesn't seem to be consistency with what goes on the pizza. We ordered the...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Brendan S
ldjdhd, Manager at Bites and Brews, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2015

I appreciate the positive feedback and will talk with our pizza cooks about the inconsistent toppings. Thank you for your thoughts, Lisa

Reviewed September 7, 2015

This used to be my favorite pizza in Shadyside. That was then. This is now: the crust is regularly soggy, the pepperoni can be hard to find, and the angry cook throwing things around in the kitchen is annoying. I don't know how it can...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank dianablot
ldjdhd, Manager at Bites and Brews, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2015

I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience at Bites. We are trying hard to improve and appreciate all comments. If you care to please let me know more of your thoughts and I will try to address the problem. Thanks, Lisa

Reviewed July 26, 2014

Bites and Brews it not fine dining. There is no authentic, Italian-style pizza; the restaurant is dark, small and sometimes a little loud. It's a dive. But the pizza is amazing. If you are into American-style, greasy, thin-crust pizza, you'll love Bites and Brews. The...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank Nelsones
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great place if you're trying to avoid crazy crowds, but the real draw is the pizza. The place is a little dirty looking, the staff isn't all that friendly. But the pizza is to die for!

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank 1234sss
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pizza
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5750 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1741
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-361-4425
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