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Pizzaiolo Primo

8 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1813
+1 412-575-5858
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1813
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the best pizza in town. And for sure among the best in the US. It is a really authentic Neapolitan style pizzeria. Delicious. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank antperazzo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always busy but the noise level is under control. The staff is fun and always cheerful. The food and wine offerings are great. These folks know what they're doing. Perfect location in Market Square. We make this our go to spot for Christmas shopping...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 414tdc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Saturday lunchtime. We were a little early for our 1pm booking, but no problem. We were seated upstairs which is a bit gloomy, and overcrowded with seating. I would have preferred to be less close. The pizza here continues to be one of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ddmeuob
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful dishes made with homemade pasta . Terrific seafood linguini, ravioli and calamari. Service was superb too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Libby K
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We love going here before the theater & sitting outside dining & people watching. They have a really nice wine list, great specials, & terrific pizzas. The valet parking is nice; you don't have to worry about parking.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank freddiecat7
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We had a very nice experience here. We shared drinks and a couple of appetizers that were very generous servings. We ate outside. It is well situated on Market Square. We had the seasonal vegetable platter and the stuffed peppers. Desserts all looked good, we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 6, 2018

They accommodated 17 of us on a Friday night, which in itself is awesome. The evening was relaxed and we were not rushed at all. I think we were there between 2 and 3 hours. The appetizers were quite tasty - pizza, arancini, mozzarella fritti,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Banshee2409
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited here after a Steelers game. We ordered calamari as an appetizer 17.99, it was absolutely delicious! Lightly breaded and had hot and mild peppers on top. Fabulous! I ordered the Caprese salad, it was good, but I felt $17 for it was quite...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 632christah
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Had a private room upstairs which was great. Downstairs pretty busy, loud because it is small, but would have been fine if just a couple of people. We were party of 11. Personal pizzas good, good variety, veal scllopini delicious. Nice bar. Service good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rovolosin
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite places to go for date night. The service is always top notch. And whether your enjoying the hand made pasta, or the delicious pizza, the food is fantastic.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nathan k
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1813
    (Market Square and Forbes Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Gateway LTR
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-575-5858
  • E-mail
Welcome to IL Pizzaiolo, home of truly authentic Neapolitan Cuisine. IL Pizzaiolo roots trace back to Pittsburgh circa 1996, with an original credo: create Neapolitan pizza and other authentic dishes using old-world techniques and the highest quality ingredients available. More than a decade later, we still make everything on our menu the authentic Neapolitan way: From our hand-made sweet fennel sausage, meatballs, and fresh pasta, to our fresh mozzarella and antipasto vegetables. If it isn’t hand-made, it’s imported from only the finest artisans, cheesemakers, and Salumeria. Our Mozzarella di Bufala is imported directly from Naples. We cook only Pasta di Gragnano – the finest dried pasta in the world – always to order, always al dente. We bake our authentic Neapolitan Pizzas at 1000° in our handcrafted, wood-fired brick oven for 90 seconds using DOP San Marzano tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil on our perfectly leavened dough. The result is in an authentic Neapolitan culinary experience with integrity. Buon appetito!
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