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40 E Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-2804
412-922-8911
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Even better than normal

We eat here fairly often as it is BYOB and usually pretty good food and service. Last night the specials were better than normal, with the shrimp and crab over the saffron risotto very good and the rack of lamb great! Service was also very, very good. The only negative is in very cold weather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Geoffrey K
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Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We eat here fairly often as it is BYOB and usually pretty good food and service. Last night the specials were better than normal, with the shrimp and crab over the saffron risotto very good and the rack of lamb great! Service was also very, very good. The only negative is in very cold weather several tables need to be... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a jewel in the Crafton area. Definitely not a Pizza shop. When our server brought the glasses for our BYOB wine, I teared up. They were the same ones my grandparents used to serve wine. Our big party ordered a variety from the menu. Pasta with Gorgonzola cream sauce, awesome. Pasta Fagioli...just like home...Rita's Special Pasta...yummy. And the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Had not gone there for a while, still really great food but I am glad I read travelgirl105's review about the juice glasses for your BYOB because I brought my own wine glasses and would not have been happy drinking my wine out of those little tiny juice glasses. Good food though.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Additional Information about Sarafino's Pasta & Pizza

Address: 40 E Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-2804
Phone Number: 412-922-8911
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 E Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-922-8911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?