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The Forge, Pittsburgh, PA

The Forge

4.7
4.7
382 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
The Forge is a 21+ craft-cocktail and Mediterranean small-plates lounge. We invite our guests to spend their time with us imbibing custom-forged cocktails or locally sourced spirits, beer, and wine while enjoying our expertise in Mediterranean cuisine that we are committed to deriving from regional producers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Pizza Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 408-3322

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private events! Please contact info@theforgepgh.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Lawrenceville

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the Clemente Museum parking lot. Street Parking available as well.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 382 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Healthy

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh

    Healthy

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  1. GT

    GourmetTraveller

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delightful! Charming seating, comfortable and conversational! Fun drinks! Food delicious and creative. One wee heads up - too much tahini in the babaganoush.
  2. ML

    MeiravL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and amazing food and drinks! Staff is always welcoming and pleasant,
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly disappointed I haven’t tried this place sooner! The vibes are perfect for a first date or, like me, getting together with your best friend for drinks and small plates. The wine selection is great and the food options were beyond what I expected. They have Mediterranean options: however, we shared the feta feta bang bang pizza and it was outstanding! The service was friendly and prompt. We didn’t wait long for our food. Will definitely be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience is #1 there. Food selections are perfect for a ladies night out.
  6. E

    Ekim76

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were very good. I enjoyed the atmosphere quite a bit. The menu could use a few more selections but it was decent. Good for dating. I would go back for sure.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried a couple seasonal cocktails: the Naughty Toddy and Forge Loko bother were delicious! The food was fantastic, especially the PIta and Hummus. Great music playing, comfortable seating, perfect for chatting with friends. Our servers were very responsive and kind. Loved that the owner came out to ask how everything was. Great experience!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Drinks were excellent, food was good. Main attraction is a place for drinks.
  10. LR

    LynnR

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Forge is always a favorite go to. Owner, wait staff and bartenders are the nicest and the best! We like to share so four of us had falafel ( so good, we ordered a second serving), drunken mushrooms, ahi tuna and a pizza. Everything was delicious and three of us ordered cocktails and one, wine. The cocktails are always creative
  11. TM

    TerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very nice time here meeting with family friends. I had the ahi tuna and everybody else had a pizza. Nothing left on any plates and we finished off with Teremisu that was also very good. Service was well above average and we even got a visit from the owner to ensure we were happy. What more could you ask for. Highly recommend
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    We were totally rushed with our food. 30 minutes and they had the check on the table. Not one person was friendly to say the least. Good food. Over priced. Stuffy atmosphere. Miserable staff. Won’t be back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the overall ambiance of the place. The seating was comfortable, the drinks were uniquely crafted and the tapas were delicious! I didn’t like that I was under a time-limit (2 hours) because of the next reservation but I do understand the reasoning behind it and respect it.
  14. G

    Ginger

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Delicious well crafted cocktails served with tasty apps and a pleasant surprise of vegan options.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Rainbow Platter is a must!
  16. KR

    KateR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and cocktails were great. Very cozy! Loved it
  17. SS

    SSmalls

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints! It’s amazing and would recommend to anyone - especially to all the vegans!
  18. JF

    JosephF

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We shared the four seasons pizza and the drunken mushrooms....both VERY good!
  19. KF

    KahmeelaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal we've had in Pittsburgh in ages. Never leave!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibes at this restaurant! The food was delicious and the speciality cocktails were great! We can’t wait to go back again!
  21. C

    Chazz

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food and service. Small plates, pizza and flatbreads also varied and delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday party with colleagues
  23. MA

    MeravA

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bar in Pittsburgh! Good, drinks, service, design. We always enjoy it !
  24. A

    Annon

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing and so was the atmosphere. Only complaint is when I booked the res I didn’t realize that the high top meant that it was one of only 3 and the one we were sat at was legit on top of the entrance/exit door. So it was chilly and awkward. But food great ambiance fabulous but will book better next time.
  25. FG

    FrankG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There on a Tue night so very quiet but food was excellent, drinks were pricey but well made.
  26. S

    Shelby

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal as always! Never a bad experience. The menu is the best it's ever been. Will come back again and again. :)
  27. IB

    IanB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Forge is a awesome experience for any occasion. The food is outstanding and the vibe of the place is super chill and great service. Whatever drink you’re thinking about, it can be created here from one of their great mixologist.
  28. CC

    CarolC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant, we will definitely be back!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the menu. Original cocktails. Excellent servers
  30. CG

    CarrieG

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great loungy feeling. Relaxed place for good food and drinks. Fun menu. Love sitting in the big cozy chairs.
  31. JN

    JimN

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service, and unique setting. Will definitely go back and had a great meal. Cocktails were excellent as well.
  32. L

    Levoyagevogue

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Loved the vibe. Would come back again and sit in the lounge chairs.
  33. JM

    JojoM

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place with a nice vibe. Not a big menu, but very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was an intimate and cozy feeling. The Feta Feta Bang Bang and Oyster Mushrooms were out of this world. So tasty!
  35. GS

    GinnieS

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Was really good, but service/kitchen was an issue. They came out and apologized though, and gave us a free round. It did take a long time for everything though, and they were out of a few things too. At 7 on a Saturday. We will definitely go back, because it was delicious. But they will have to fix some things.
  36. RH

    RH17

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best cocktails and pizza! Tried a small plate and it was also amazing. Always great and personal service. This place is a gem
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bridesmaid event
  38. JC

    JohnC

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cauliflower appetizer and four seasons pizza were great. Great relaxed atmosphere.
  39. CM

    CatalinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance!! Perfect date spot or spot to catch up with friends. Also, the chef came up to our table to personally ask us how everything was which was a huge plus! Will definitely be going back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for a night out in Pittsburgh. Bartenders were knowledgeable, were able to mix things based on just a requested alcohol, etc. Food was satisfying and overall we really enjoyed the Forge and will be back next time here.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Forge using the Order Online button. The Forge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 408-3322.

The Forge is rated 4.7 stars by 382 OpenTable diners.

The Forge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Forge

3345 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1381

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lawrenceville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Pizza Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the Clemente Museum parking lot. Street Parking available as well.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 408-3322

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private events! Please contact info@theforgepgh.com for more information.

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