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Lidia's

1400 Smallman St Ste A, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4306
(412) 552-0150
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Ranked #64 of 1,853 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 15th Street
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English first
Morgantown, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I've been here numerous times and I'm always eager to go back. The service varies, but is usually great. The food is always great :) There's always a wide selection of choices and seasonal items. The servers are always knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. They have been very accommodating to dietary restrictions. When it's busy, it can get a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I have gone a couple times with my family and the food is fantastic! You truly cannot go wrong. They always have a series of pastas the chef makes and you can keep refilling, which is great if you cannot decide what to order. The atmosphere is beautiful as well. It is great for a date if you can afford... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Lydia's is a must do, if you want to eat Italian. Lydia is seen on public TV showing her recipes. And this restaurant lets you taste them. Parking is right across the street, as well as street parking. It is a large restaurant with upstairs seating as well. A little noisy because of all the people talking and enjoying their... More

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Northwestern Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Attentive waitstaff, friendly service. Lots of parking. Interesting menu. Salads unique. Would definitely visit again!

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Troy, Michigan
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Lidia's is relatively close to the convention center, just off Penn. Was out walking and noticed it was pretty busy, so decided to give it a try. Glad I did. Very good wine selection, and there were many menu items I wanted to try. I ended up getting the Truffle Risotto, ohhhh so good! My colleague ordered the Italian Sausage,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have been over from the UK to Pittsburgh 3 times in the last 6 years and each time we have dined here. The first time it was recommended by our Hotel front desk, after that it just recommended itself, the first time really was that good. On this visit we get there early on a Wednesday teatime so we... More

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Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very good service, good food and presentation but a bit pricey. It was a relaxed atmosphere suitable for a group of six who appreciated being seated at a round table which made conversation easy since only two of us live in the Pittsburgh area. I ordered bean & greens soup & salmon with roasted vegetables and couscous with a mustard... More

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My party of 8 had a mostly wonderful Sunday Brunch. Lidia's offers a flat rate brunch that includes a three course meal with an Antipasta buffet, an entree selection and a dessert table. All of the entrees were excellent...except the calamari that I ordered. Being of Italian heritage, calamari is a staple for our family. I have learned that the... More

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Copley, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We attended Lidia's Sunday brunch, and all 6 of us Ohio ladies couldn't say enough about the quality of the food, it's freshness, and the very attentive staff. Our waitress, Becky, was SO personable. It's a beautiful, unpretentious and QUIET restaurant: hard to find today! We WILL be back!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Whenever you take such a massive group somewhere you know it's going to be tough on the staff. Lots of orders to the exact same time. The team did a wonderful job keeping everyone happy. Drinks, apps, entrees, etc. everything was timely and good. The food was good. Served family style. Chicken and salmon. I would definitely recommend the salmon.... More

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