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Joseph Tambellini, Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph Tambellini

4.9
4.9
2198 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in Highland Park, Joseph Tambellini Restaurant offers the very best Italian inspired cuisine.


Owned and Operated by Joseph and his wife Melissa, the entire staff is dedicated to bringing you an overall exceptional dining experience.


Expertly crafted market fresh fish and steaks, fresh pasta, traditional chicken and veal dishes.


Also featuring beautiful hand made signature desserts, and an extensive Italian and Californian wine list.


Warm romantic fine dining in the true Tambellini family tradition.


If you have a First Floor Specific request, Please contact the restaurant by phone to make your reservation. We cannot guarantee First Floor for on-line reservations.
Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip): $40 to $75

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 665-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Tambellini

  • Private party facilities

    We have many options for private parties. We have a semi-private space available for up to 16.Our private 3rd floor offers space for parties up to 20. If a larger space is needed, our 2nd floor is also available for up to 35 people. (no Friday & Saturday on 2nd Floor) Please call us to discuss your individual needs.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa or Joe Tambelini: (412) 665-9000

  • Neighborhood

    Highland Park

  • Cross street

    Mellon Street

  • Parking details

    Plenty of on street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop directly in front, for routes: 71A Highland Park

  • Entertainment

    The owners frequent the dining room to talk with the guests to ensure a unique and comfortable dining experience!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,198 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Good for special occasions

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Italian

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Overall

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Food

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Service

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh

    Good for special occasions

  • Pittsburgh

    Italian

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  1. l

    lawc

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We like to go to Joseph’s for special occasions. Last night we were celebrating a birthday. We both had the specials- flash fried Romano breaded flounder topped with crab and asparagus and my husband had a filet special. Both entrees were outstanding. Charlotte, our server, was knowledgeable, friendly, and just attentive enough. It was definitely a “fine dining” experience
  2. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and an even greater staff! And, a fantastic way to finish a Pittsburgh outing or special celebration!
  3. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a very nice time. Food is excellent, and the staff and atmosphere never disappoint. Would always highly recommend.
  4. O

    Offmydiet

    Pittsburgh

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food excellent
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a treasure! The food is incredible. The service is impeccable. The owners are attentive and personable!
  6. TS

    TomS

    Pittsburgh

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The good was excellent and the service was superior. Love coming to Tambellini’s Everyone is so friendly.
  7. a

    alr1

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service. save some of the bread to sop up the remaining sauce and dressings.
  8. DO

    DanO

    London

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience and I am not sure why I don't go more often!
  9. l

    loiej

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Our pasta with shrimp was very expensive and came to us a little burned. $55 each for a red so dark, it was scorched and tasted it. The server was forgetful and we had to remind her of what we had ordered. Not as good as it used to be and more expensive.
  10. MT

    MichaelT

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. They always do a great job in every respect.
  11. Q

    Qnuvhrts

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration at Joseph Tambellini's which has become a family tradition. Joe and Missy never disappoint! The food and service is always outstanding and it is nice that you can actually have a conversation during dinner without having to shout to be heard. If you haven't been to Joseph Tambellini's lately, I would strongly encourage you to dine with them!
  12. AR

    AmyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. Had the veal piccata-so tender and flavorful-phenomenal! Also, the Seafood Melissa-heavenly!! The side pasta was delicious. The dessert superb-Butterscotch pound cake.
  13. B

    Bradley

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I grew up around the restaurant business and can confidently say Joseph Tambellini’s is a consistently outstanding restaurant: delicious, high quality food; excellent service; and comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The owners and staff always show us and their customers value and appreciation. Joseph Tambellini’s is as good as, if not better, than any Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh. Definitely.
  14. KD

    KateD

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were outstanding as usual. Tambellini's NEVER disappoints.
  15. WD

    WineandDineMe

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience- Joe and Melissa both add a special touch to make it a very memorable dining experience.
  16. B

    Bambi

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tambellini’s never fails to provide to outstanding service, food & beverage. Had the pork chop which was tender and melted in your mouth. Our server, Charlotte was so attentive and exceeded our expectations. Not our first time visit and will not be our last. 👍😊
  17. B

    Bobby1960

    Pittsburgh

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best Jessica was our server and was wonderful. The flounder special was amazing.
  18. CG

    ClintG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An elegant meal in an elegant place. Very satisfying. Tambellinis is my go-to restaurant for special occasions.
  19. JL

    JamesL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ladies Restroom is needed on the First Floor!! Or an easy way for little Old Ladies to get to the second floor. GREAT Restaurant!!!!
  20. PG

    PaulaG

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  21. m

    michaelw

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere. Seated promptly. Wait service was knowledgeable and prompt. Food came out timely and hot.
  22. JJ

    JJ24

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from beginning to end was perfect. There is a reason I keep returning!
  23. FF

    FoodieFamily

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mackenzie our server was awesome. Food was delicious. We look forward to returning soon for another great experience!
  24. SF

    SuburbanFoodie

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very friendly and efficient. The food was outstanding. I had the seafood Melissa. Each fish cooked separately and then placed on a buttery lemon sauce. Highly recommend.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are having any special occasions go here. Food was delicious, service was impeccable. Thank you Charlotte for you service to us. Beautiful place.
  26. T

    Taylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! We will definitely be back soon.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary dinner and we are regulars and like always food, service (Charlotte) was outstanding! Melissa and Joe never disappoint!
  28. JM

    JamesM

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Tambellini’s is outstanding The food, the service and warm atmosphere
  29. J

    Jimmie

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting this restaurant is kind of like going to family dinner. The food is incredible. The service is top notch.
  30. LP

    LisaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. I will definitely give back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is the best in the city!
  32. P

    Paulp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It always reminds us of the other Tambellini's we have gone to for so many years in Pittsburgh.
  33. TP

    TasteofPittsburgh

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service! Food was served Hot and Fresh! Love the Zucchini Appetizer. The Pecan Ball was excellent. Thank you! Our Dinners were wonderful. Ravioli with wonderful meatballs and hot sausage and Chicken Parm. Thanks again!
  34. JA

    JosephA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic experience. Our server (Judy), and all the wait staff, were phenomenal! A great, relaxed, family atmosphere.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE Tambellini’s! ALWAYS a delicious dinner in their cozy and beautiful restaurant with wonderful servers!
  36. AC

    AdamC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was ok. Very old school Pittsburgh. We are mid fifty’s and felt like we were the “young crowd.” Veal piccata had canned artichokes that looked and tasted like they went straight from the can to the plate and drowned in butter. Waitress drizzled the plate full of butter on my dress when clearing the plates. (without noticing, or noticed but failed to acknowledge) The highlight of the mean was the geens and beans and the butterscotch pound cake. Overall it wasn’t awful but not great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tabke ready on time. Fantastic care from our knowledgeable server. Food was spectacular and exceeded expectations. Highly recommend the gem located in Highland Park.
  38. W

    Winelover

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely amazing. Food and owners are incredible.
  39. JS

    JulieS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Great service. Food is over the the top.
  40. p

    pghdoc

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as usual.

FAQs

Joseph Tambellini offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 665-9000.

Joseph Tambellini is rated 4.9 stars by 2198 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Joseph Tambellini

5701 Bryant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mellon Street

  • Neighborhood

    Highland Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of on street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop directly in front, for routes: 71A Highland Park

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Tambellini

  • Entertainment

    The owners frequent the dining room to talk with the guests to ensure a unique and comfortable dining experience!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 665-9000

  • Private party facilities

    We have many options for private parties. We have a semi-private space available for up to 16.Our private 3rd floor offers space for parties up to 20. If a larger space is needed, our 2nd floor is also available for up to 35 people. (no Friday & Saturday on 2nd Floor) Please call us to discuss your individual needs.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa or Joe Tambelini: (412) 665-9000

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