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Bella Sera Urban Trattoria - CLOSED

22 Graeme Street, 22 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch
Description: The rustic atmosphere encourages guests to drink, mingle and share plates. Bella Sera is the first restaurant in Pittsburgh to be certified by the Green Restaurant Association.Pronounced "tratto'ria," it is an Italian-style eatery that is traditionally less formal than a sit-down restaurant, but more formal than a bar or tavern. The environment sets the tone for a casual and urban dining experience.

7 reviews from our community

14% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Collegeville PA
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

First off, this place is now called Sienna Sulla Piazza. Stopped in here while in town and since I didn't have a reservation, I had to sit at the bar. It's a cute little restaurant in Market Square with both indoor and outdoor seating. It was restaurant week in Pittsburgh, so I went with the $20 3-course meal which included... More

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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Is now called Sienna, with new owner, staff and decor. I have been eating here for almost two years, and agree that Bella had deteriorated. March 2012 was the change. We have been a couple of times since and I myself today for lunch. We will go back, as food service and decor are good. They created an open front... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012 via mobile

I've been to the restaurant a few times now, and it's just OK. I have greater expectations. This most recent time, I went with a colleague for lunch. It was a Lenten Friday in Pittsburgh, so the special was a fried fish sandwich. It was just ok as far as Pittsburgh fish sandwiches go. The decor is inviting, but the... More

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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

I took two colleagues for dinner. I was excited to see what the new owner and chef had done to the place. The atmosphere is nice, albeit a bit dark. The menu is sparse! Five entrees, five pastas. No sandwiches or entree salads after 4 pm. One special and only one solo dessert option! The server was young and very... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

My husband and I went for dinner her recently in November. While the food wasn't too bad the service mainly by management was awful. I believe the waitress could have been fairly new so I would never criticize this however if not sure of menu or drink items should simply say "I'll check" or explain she is not sure and... More

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Lexington, KY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

My husband and I spent Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh this year visiting family. We stayed at the William Penn and were looking for a nice italian restaurant within walking distance on the Wednesday before the holiday. We ended up at Bella Sera. The menu looked great online and we wanted to see Market Square at night. We went in not expecting... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

This restaurant had great food...a little more on the pricey side but in line with other nicer restaurants. The decor was beautiful with the exposed brick and had neat tables/bar. We sat at a really small table and we were not even offered bread at an Italian restaurant! I was disappointed with the service. We also ordered something with scallops... More

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