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Mia Madre Trattoria

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649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
+1 412-766-6662
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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385 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We dined with another couple who could be described as discriminating diners. THis was our 3rd meal at Mia Madre. The food was outstanding. Both my wife and I had the Cod Romano while the other couple had the Veal Romano and Ziti. We shared the provolone wheel which was 2 LARGE pieces of provolone, while the other couple had... More 

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Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. If ever there is a problem please let us know that also. We appreciate everyone. Shari More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
385 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Tried for the first time on Nov 5. Started with stuffed banana peppers. They were stuffed with a large amount of hot sausage. The homemade sauce was awesome. I had the cod Romano. Two large cod loins, perfectly prepared. My wife had the chicken and peppers which was very good. Finished with homemade cannoli and lemoncello cake. It is byob,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

They have closed the Kennedy Twp location and, according to their website, will re-open in mid-October at the former Avalon site. Although I visited the Kennedy location I look forward to going back to Avalon as it is a more intimate place and it had a lovely outside area.

1 Thank Tripping9900
2 reviews
Reviewed August 18, 2016

We just happened to be driving by one day this summer when we saw Mia Madre Trattoria. We have been there 6 times since! The food is AMAZING. The restaurant is clean, safe and has great service. There used to be a great restaurant called the Primadonna in this area. Not since the Primadonna closed it's doors have I been... More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Tried for the first time, had a few hits and misses. "Rules for Eating" seems to be their moto and reminded me of a classic Greek diner ala Southern New Jersey.

Thank cookieman2000
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 9, 2016

These were my wife's words when she had the veal... I think this says it all. By the way she is Italian and an excellent cook in the traditional Italian school so I rate her as an excellent critic who knows what she is talking about. Service was good

1 Thank Popajim
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Great local place to visit in the area instead of the regular pizza shop you find all over the place. Classic Italian dishes, served up fresh, with an attentive and friendly staff in a clean setting. I would recommend to others

1 Thank jlarue44
Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016

A little piece of Italy. My husband I discover this little gem several years back. They have the perfect Italian vibe. We are greeted by the owner with a hug and welcome back. You can here thechef/owner singing Italian in the back and the food is amazing. I am particularly fond of the Romano anything.

1 Thank sallieoconor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Who would think that a good restaurant would be found in Kenmawr Plaza? But this is exactly what happened. It's a cute place with a bar and separate dining room. The chicken piccata was the best I've ever had. The pasta that came with was just okay. I found there to not be enough sauce. The salad was pleasantly surprisingly... More 

1 Thank pdbarry1946
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed April 29, 2016

We visited this restaurant when they were located in Bellevue and food and service was impeccable, they moved to Kennedy Township and obviously did not bring those qualities to their new location. Food was mediocre, service was horrible, the owner was present and did not seem to care of how long it took for us to get a drink from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
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Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-766-6662

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?