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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Delicious food, great atmosphere

We love Casbah! Each time we've been the food is consistently great. I love the atmosphere and uniqueness of the "outdoor" seating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
JES522
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We love Casbah! Each time we've been the food is consistently great. I love the atmosphere and uniqueness of the "outdoor" seating.

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If we hadn't been directed there by locals, we would have driven by it without stopping as outside is

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Washington, D.C.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Three of us women of a certain age very much enjoyed our dinners at Casbah. It was a little pricier than we had expected and the wine list was ridiculously expensive. Luckily there was one Pinot Grigio in our price range, sort of. The standout pasta was the sausage with fennel and sage. The standout risotta was the one with... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had dinner at this place with my husband and another couple. Parking is free, the place is charming and the service is very good. Since it´s highly recommended, I had high expectations accordingly. Well, maybe I wasn´t lucky with my entrée, but it was not good at all. I picked the orecchiette with a creamy sauce, cranberries and chicken... More 

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Greensburg, PA
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145 reviews 145 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Casbah is a consistently good choice for business lunches in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh. However, we had a very odd experience recently that cost us about 20 minutes. We were meeting business contacts for lunch and they had made a reservation under their name. When we arrived, we told the waiter who seemed to be filling in for the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Special occasions, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?