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Mia Madre Trattoria

649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
+1 412-766-6662
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time at Mia Madre and we would definitely go back. The Chicken Piccata and Eggplant Parmigiana were both excellent. I appreciated that the Caesar Salad had the option for anchovies - that made it for me, along with the excellent croutons....More

Thank ravyn7
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Recently my wife and I, along with another couple went to Mia Madre in Avalon, Pa. The restaurant is small, so I'd recommend reservations, especially for a larger group or on a popular dining night. The interior is very charming, with a really personal, home-spun...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A very reasonably priced Pittsburgh Italian restaurant. The Chef SINGS AND COOKS like a virtuoso.Everything is very, very good but I would change the bread sticks. One must eat to one's own particular tastes but we or our guests have never had a bad meal...More

Thank Geoffrey K
Reviewed March 3, 2018

They do not take credit cards so hit up the ATM before your arrival. They charge for opening your BYOB Wine so having brought 5 bottles for our party made this added cost a downer. Little things like this is not to be expected from...More

Thank Rob K
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you for the kind words. I am sorry you did not care for your pasta Alfredo. In the future should you ever not enjoy something at our restaurant Please let me know so we can address at that time. Cheers! Shari

Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited for the third time and the food is always great. I had the chicken with white beans which was excellent. If you are looking for a trendy menu or white glove service, this isn’t your place. If you want to be treated like you’re...More

Thank UncleThunder
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Thank you very much and yes once you walk thru our doors you are family. I want everyone to feel like they are visiting my extended home. We hope to have you join us again very soon!

Reviewed January 7, 2018

We have been going to Mia Madre almost from inception. It has returned to its original home on California Avenue in Avalon, PA where it is clearly a gem. I took a group of 7 there recently and everyone enjoyed. We started with fried smelts,...More

Thank edward19
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Thank you for your wonder comments and I am glad you found your way back to our original and much loved HOME.. I am glad you had a wonderful time with your friends and everyone enjoyed the food. We pride ourselves with our food, atmosphere...More

Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

First visit and it was excellent! I had the Veal with peppers with a side of linguini and clams. My wife had veal Mia with a side of angel hair. Best veal in Pittsburgh!!! Ok

Thank john m
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Hope to accommodate you again very soon.

Reviewed October 30, 2017

My niece raves about this place every time she goes and highly recommended that we try it, so we did. Very cute little place on the romantic side. We had the chicken parm, chicken marsala and salmon. Very nice portions and I feel you definitely...More

Thank rollerdiane
Reviewed August 24, 2017

This may well be the perfect little Italian restaurant. Both my wife and I LOVE their veal dishes...all of them. The side pastas served with the veal are so good I always plan to order a full pasta meal the next time I go but...More

Thank TheOriginalLuckyDom
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words and it is OUR Pleasure to serve you and yours. God Bless.

Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Food was EXCELLENT! Fried Zucchini appetizer, Salads were fresh! Our two boys ordered Veal Parm and Lasagna. Hubby ordered Chicken Piccata, I had Eggplant. Authentic Italian, delicious and generous sized portions. From experience, I knew to make reservations. Owner was present and very attentive to...More

Thank LindaLou39
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Kelly P
September 23, 2016|
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Response from Shari N |
Hello and thank you for your question. We will be a unique BYOB. For those that wish to bring their favorite spirits we will have complete mixers and Bar fruits available. And Please ignore Kat who continues to write her... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
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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