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4601 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1922 (Bloomfield)
(412) 682-6809
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Ranked #36 of 1,854 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bloomfield
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149 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My wife and I got to Tessaro's early Friday evening. What a wonderful find. We each had the Steak Salad. The sauteed mushrooms, onions, potatoes placed on the greens and then topped with the steak had a great blending of flavors. They provide a salad dressing but it isn't needed. The small back room with the fireplace made us feel... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We dined here in January with friends and had a really good time. The burgers are huge and flavorful. I had the barbecue bacon burger which was fantastic. My wife had the reuben burger and was disappointed with the quality and flavor. Drinks are pricey here, beware. Also, it gets crowded here quick! Get there before 6 for sure if... More

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The only thing that I did not like in this place is that they do not seat you if your party is incomplete (even for one person). We had to wait there for 15 minutes even though there are available tables. Their entrance is very small plus they do not seat people and it is getting really crowded. It is... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Finally got a chance to stop here. Funky atmosphere but dark inside. We requested a lighted area and we got one (closer to a serving station so we got to watch the action) Smelled great inside. I got a cheeseburger. 1/2 lb. of grilled meat, provolone on a great bun with the fixin's. I cut it in 1/2, not intending... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is one of those places pittsburghers will continue to go regardless of how good the food is. I really don't understand why everyone loves this place. The burgers are good, but they just don't stand out. I would honestly rather eat a Five Guys burger. The atmosphere is gross, it's like eating in someone's basement unless you sit near... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Tessaro's is easily the best burger in Pittsburgh and I think it ranks among the best in the country (like Holeman & Fitch). The varieties are pretty simple but all fantastic. The potato salad is probably my favorite side. I've been coming here since I graduated from UPitt in 2007 and I have to say the family that owns the... More

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Pittsburgh Pa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I am not a burger person but OMG I got the best burger I ever ate here! It 's a lively bar and restaurant.Very cool decor I really like the old dental office door the entry to the restroom. I have only been there on Saturdays.I had a long wait to be seated but well worth the wait.Family's favorite place... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I used to eat here years ago but don't make it to this side of Pittsburgh often. With friends in from out of town it seemed like the perfect place to get a taste of Pittsburgh. The atmosphere is vintage Pittsburgh, but words can't describe how wonderful their burgers are. They are a gift to your taste buds. Be sure... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I visit this great burger restaurant every year when I visit Pittsburgh. The food and atmosphere is awesome. You'll return every time. The staff is friendly. The eatery is a fair size, yet on the weekends after 7pm it will get crowded and expect to wait to be seated. The wait is worth it.

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I visited my son recently and we went here, one of his favorite places. We had a burger and potato salad. FANTASTIC!!! They have a selection of pre-designed burgers, but you can make up your own. The rolls are made locally and are bulky, but light--great absorption of juices, but not too filling. The burgers are made with FRESH locally... More

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