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Ali Baba Restaurant


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Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PittReisender
Reviewed December 2, 2018

I don't know what happened to this (formerly) wonderful restaurant. We used to really enjoy eating at Ali Baba. Over the last couple of years, however, it has gone downhill. We went tonight and have finally decided not to go back anymore. The ground lamb...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank profgold
Reviewed December 2, 2018

The koozi was ground lamb with rice and peas inside a wrap of filo (or phylo). In other words, en croute, which I always enjoy. It came with either a salad or a big bowl of yogurt. I had the yogurt. It went well with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Louis Mark L
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Tried one of the lentil soups which came with some pita bread. It was tasty and filling. For my main, I got moussaka, which was about 4" x 4" x 2" (which I think is a large piece). The bill came to $21 before tax....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fred T
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We were in the area and visited the nearby Carnegie museum before we decided to grab lunch. Spending 3 hours in the museum really worked up an appetite and were craving Mediterranean food. We Yelped and found Ali Baba's so decided to go here. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Benzboy06
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

One of the best middle eastern places I have eaten at sence I was in the middle east. Well worth the visit. It's off the regular path. But you won't be sorry. And there are some nice little shops in the area.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a very good middle eastern food establishment that has been around for a long time. There is a reason for it! It’s one of the best in casual dining in Pittsburgh. The food is well-prepared and tasty. The service has never been...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Penn-Virginian
Reviewed March 21, 2018

I had some meals here 20 years ago when I worked on a project at Mellon Institute of Science. I remember it being good and reasonable priced. Just visited it again for lunch with my kids last week and came to the same conclusion.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LTRtraveler
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Have eaten at Ali Baba many times, but not for a while. Decided to eat there before a nearby concert. First, the positives: love their baba ganoush, with the right blend of oil and lemon; the mudjadara was good. Service was friendly and prompt. But...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Patsykay
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Hadn’t visited Ali Baba since college days and decided to take our children on a recent visit to Oakland. The inside decor and has been updated recently and the space has really opened up. All four of us ordered some version of lamb. While all...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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