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Casbah

229 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3912 (Shadyside)
412-661-5656
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Ranked #21 of 1,875 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Shadyside
Cross street: Alder Street
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you have an appreciation for perfectly cooked food, great wine selection, and if you can afford it, you should try this place. I'd recommend dining in the patio, but it can get too crowded and during summer you get bugs all around, inside is as beautiful. Staff is professional, they know their menu. I tried two wine seletions and... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The food was great and we enjoyed the ambience very much. The waiter was a little rushed - not very personable but he did answer all of our questions satisfactorily.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I went to Casbah to celebrate Father's Day, my treat. We'd never been to Casbah so we were both looking forward to it. The online menu looked promising, plenty of variety. But the photos of the interior did not accurately express the atmosphere. We got a reservation at 6:15pm, and were seated in their indoor/outdoor patio, which... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was a first visit to Casbah. From the 5-cheese plate appetizer to dessert, we were very happy with the food and wait staff. There was only one appetizer that was meh, but everything else was spot on that I cannot deduct a point for it. I was also there recently for dessert and had another very nice experience. I... More

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have always liked the Big Burrito Group restaurants, this one included. Interesting selection of entrees with unusual accompaniments. I had the short rib ravioli recently which was superb; this time I went with the strozzapretti; it was ok but I would not have gone for seconds if dining at home. I was actually surprised with the size of the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were considering dinner and were tired of the same old everyday places so we agreed to revisit Casbah as we had both been there before and enjoyed the food. On this visit, we started with the calamari, which included lemon aioli, crispy parsley, serrano chilies, agrodolce, and was delicious ($11). For the main course, my friend had the Long... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We've been eating here for years, and, in fact, use the Big Burrito Group catering whenever we need that service. The food is always inventive, fresh, and tasty. There are always several vegetarian options, and if you want to make a change (no chicken in the pasta, for example) the kitchen is happy to oblige. The drinks are strong and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My friends and I started a Sunday brunch club and we eat at a different restaurant each month. Casbah was wonderful. The atmosphere is wonderful, excellent service, good food and drinks! We had a lovely time and plan to revisit for dinner.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

When you order the specially prepared food it is a real treat. There standard items on the menu are great but if you patronize the restaurant as often as we do you will never be disappointed in the service or trying something you always wanted to try. The owners are very generous in providing dinners for non-profits to have fund... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We love this Big Burrito establishment as it matures and becomes a perennial choice to enjoy, no matter the season. It starts with a well-stocked bar area, nicely lit and very comfortable. The indoor dining area is complimented by the (now-covered) outdoor seating area. Service was mostly attentive, if quite friendly throughout the evening. The wine list is varied and... More

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