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Middle Eastern
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Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 17, 2020

We love Ali Baba...One of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Pittsburgh! Consistently good! Hummus, baba, chicken kabobs, lentil soup, spinach pies & sleek are among some of our favorites! We also love the Mujaddara! Owner & staff are friendly & do a wonderful job! Highly...recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Great lamb kebab and salad good value and very close to Carnegie Museum which I was visiting that day

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed August 7, 2019

The unpretentious exterior of this restaurant is misleading. It is casual but truly one of Pittsburgh's best! Don't miss it. Thank you!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Ali baba’s is family owned and consistently has amazing food. It’s the best baba ganouj I’ve ever tasted. The hummus is creamy and smooth. My kafta was great!! From the sleek to the mousaka to the lamb shishkabob, every dish in our group was incredible....The atmosphere is comfortable and quiet. The service is great! It’s byob. Definitely try Ali Babas when in Oakland!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

We went later at night which was great because it wasn’t too busy. The food came out freshly prepared and really delicious. The artichoke salad was a pleasant surprise. The lamb shank was cooked perfectly. And again it was super easy being gluten free

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019

My friend and I are in Pittsburgh once a month for a book club and stumbled upon this place when our usual lunch spot on Craig Street was closed. THIS restaurant is now our "usual" lunch spot! Everything we have had has been excellent and...we have never been truly disappointed. We typically get the Lentil and Spinach soup and share a skewer of meat [here is a note: my friend loves lamb and it did take several tries to get the lamb cooked as she like it; medium rare. IF you like lamb cooked that way, order it rare and it will be perfect] and a small salad with extra feta [which is amazing in the soup FYI]. The service is always fast and friendly and the atmosphere is just lovely. It is a perfect spot for lunch [as evidenced by all the people we see every time we are there]. Love this place!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. The food was prepared with care and excellent waiter staff. It is a BOYB place, so keep this in mind. Really enjoyed the grilled fish.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 10, 2019

Very slow service for dinner. Food selection weak. Kebab was tough. Sides not to my liking. Left food behind - not normal for me.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 8, 2019

We were looking for dinner and this restaurant was able to accommodate us without a wait, and we all had a great meal, most of us chose Moussaka, and the other chose lamb souvlaki meal, and we were all pleased with our choices.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Went to Ali Baba for dinner with wife and a friend. Our waitress was quite friendly and food was good albeit not exceptional. The service was really substandard however. Took a loooong time to initially be served. Waitress brought dinners while we were still eating...salads and so we had to scramble to move our dishes around while trying to finish our salads. After we were done with dinner, dirty dishes remained on the table, even while one of us had dessert. These are pretty basic issues that would be easy to fix with proper training of wait staff. Overall a nice place but needs better training of wait staff.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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