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Sarafino's Pasta & Pizza

40 E Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-2804
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Ranked #271 of 1,883 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 14, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you go here and don't get the Greens and Beans you should be committed! Best Greens and Beans on the planet, all authentic Italian dishes, great service and huge portions. The place is small so plan on getting reservations any weekend and most week nights.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Small quaint restaurant that has a BYOB policy. It use to be a great place to go but they did away with all of their wine glasses. Now you take your wine .. pay a cork fee.. and get a tiny juice glass.. how awful for a great wine. The food is average and the service is OK. It is... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Best greens and beans in the city! Daily specials are always a good deal. You may have to wait for a table but it is well worth it. BYOB.

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Key West, FL Chicago, IL Orange County, CA Detroit, MI Albany, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have gone here many times - their food is all made fresh daily - no matter what I've gotten (pasta, fish, beans and greens), it has been wonderful! The inside is very small, but there is seating outside in nice weather. It is BYOB which is nice. My favorite is the roasted red pepper sauce on their pasta. They... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Seriously. The greens and beans are just that good. Order them with some creamy polenta, and your life will be complete. But I warn you... You will crave those greens and beans regularly!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Oh where to even begin? I always read wonderful reviews about this place so we decided to give it a try this week, unfortunately a can't even give this place anything above a half of star. We walked in and were surprised by the atmosphere it was not quite what we expected white paper over top of the black tablecloths... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was our first visit to Sarafinos and could not have been more disappointed. I am able to say that the service was outstanding. The wait staff was very attentive and did their job extremely well. This is however the only positive thing I am able to say. Upon entering the restaurant,. the first glance left me with the impression... More

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I liked everything about this place and the food was great. I had a pizza and salad takeout and it was fabulous. I showed up a little late in the evening and the staff was very accommodating. Give them a try not to expensive either

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pgh, pa
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39 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The restaurant business is crazy so be that as it may the staff does a good job of juggling anxious diners eager to get to the food. Relax, BYOB, talk to your friends. Joe is doing a fantastic job. Always have the vodka penne but spotted the veal chop which is next on my list. I'm sure it won't disappoint.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had been searching for a good Italian place with BYOB, and this place is right in our backyard! It's small so we like to get there early (opens at 4) to get a table without a wait. The house salad dressing is excellent, with a little sweetness. You can pick your pasta type, then you sauce, and add meatball... More

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