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Casbah

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Shadyside
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229 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3912 (Alder Street)
412-661-5656
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Happy hour / Lite Dinner

I had an excellent Happy hour visit to Casbah. I hadn't been to the bar in a long time, only the restaurant, but I got stuck in traffic and decided to just park my car and have an early lite meal. The bartender was excellent at both being a bartender and being a waitress. They have a very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
James D
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I had an excellent Happy hour visit to Casbah. I hadn't been to the bar in a long time, only the restaurant, but I got stuck in traffic and decided to just park my car and have an early lite meal. The bartender was excellent at both being a bartender and being a waitress. They have a very nice short... More 

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good Mediterranean food. Nice atmosphere. Excellent wait staff. Outdoor seating too. Love the salads and the couscous.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant certainly holds more than its humble exterior lets on. Once inside, the decor is Mediterranean and interesting. The menu is upscale Mediterranean and it does not disappoint. Interesting combinations, such as Hen of the Woods mushrooms and lobster, or red pepper pasta and lump crab frequent the menu items. Service was friendly and attentive. I would definitely return.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Take a break from your everyday dinning experience with a meal at Casbah. When we have guests in town or want to celebrate an event, this remains our go to restaurant. The food is always cooked to perfection and the wine list is highly regarded. You can even bring your own if you have something special. The unassuming building has... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Excellent selection of appetizers and entrees. The salads are superb. Even the bread is different and delicious. Definitely the place for a special occasion. Reservations are a must as they are always booked.

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toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were visiting Pittsburgh in a group of three adults and three young teens and took our cousin, who attends university there, to Casbah for a treat. The service was fantastic. The highlights of the meal were the pasta dishes, specifically the orechiette and the short rib ravioli. We had the sea bass and the swordfish which were fine but... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Brought the family here for a NYE dinner. The tasting menu was delicious and creative. The restaurant was buzzing, but that did not affect service, which was spot-on. Our server checked on us at every course and our water and wine glasses were never empty. At Casbah, this is normal. Consistently offering excellent food and service. In particular, I would... More 

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Greensburg, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Quality of food was excellent, and service was OK. Prices of food and cocktails was reasonable. But, we were seated against the wall with a long bench seat, and the tables were extremely close together. The couples on both sides of us shouted their conversations throughout our entire meal, and we couldn't hear each other to converse with each other... More 

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east lyme, ct
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

now this is a great place to sit and sip something. Lively place with very friendly bartenders. A bunch of interesting things to choose from on menu. My recommendation is sit at the bar and just relax. The food can be expensive for what you get. it's a 5 star bar scene. If you are sitting at one of the... More 

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Though the reviews were good, our experience was not good. The service was mediocre to poor; and the quality of the food was uneven. The tomato bisque was quite good, but the goat cheese salad was so-so, and the sandwiches were nothing to rave about. The ambiance "outside" was comfortable at best. We will try it again, I guess.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3912
    (Alder Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighborhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: 412-661-5656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?