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Cafe Sam

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5242 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2304
+1 412-621-2000
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recent family meal was nice, waiter was attentive, equally manager/owner, only draw back was ambient lighting dimmed a bit too much for the mixed company in our group, food was good, and service was good.

Thank ukfisher202
Freehold, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

The waitress was sweet and our water glasses were kept full at all times. We waited 60 minutes for our entrees. When they came, I sent back my linguine with fried calamari because the batter was extremely thick, overcooked and hard without much taste. Kitchen staff should know that the correct batter for calamari should be light and crispy with... More 

1 Thank Linda L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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384 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Cafe Sam goes through its ups and downs, and the best description of our recent visit was that it was in a "down." The setting is nice, they have off-street parking, the service is very good, they just need to improve the food. I had veal piccata, and though the veal was extremely tender, the dish was loaded up with... More 

1 Thank bbwex
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

It had been a few years since I had visited and I had always gone for dinner. This time I was there for lunch and the food is as good as I remember. They have a great menu and reasonably priced lunch entrees. Friend and I got different pasta dishes and ate every bite; we agreed that each of our... More 

Thank Tripping9900
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

We passed this place a number of times, and didn't stop , the service, the food is great. When you are in Pittsburgh for fun or businesses it's worth a stop, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Bisq100
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Huge menu, plenty of daily specials, very good food, excellent service. One of my favorite restaurants.

Thank TimmRawa
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Just got back from Cafe Sam...what a disappointing experience. Went there for dinner with a friend. Waiter brought our drinks and didn't come back for quite some time. When he did, we ordered. We both ordered the same entree with different sides. About twenty minutes later we asked for our salad. He said it would be right out. He returned... More 

1 Thank bonmom925
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I was a bit disappointed with the menu selection as well as the presentation...I had a tasteless turkey burger with awful coleslaw

1 Thank chuck21Scottsdale
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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I was here with two local friends, and they were correct, the food here is great. I Had the pork chops, and there was almost too much food they were so big. I highly recommend this place, and they have a great wine selection too.

Thank Coleen O
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

So as usual when I'm on the road I depend a lot on Trip Advisor to guide me to my dining options. Cafe Sam had overall great reviews and I was torn between pasta and steak-so it was a great choice. Pros-the staff was friendly, the menu covers a lot, the spinach salad was delicious, the price was right, the... 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
Average prices
American, Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5242 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-621-2000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?