We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pizzaiolo Primo

8 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1813
+1 412-575-5858
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (115 reviews)
“rapini” (6 reviews)
“salad” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1813
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (274)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue is very pleasant. The service is excellent. The pizza -- with fried artichoke hearts -- was wonderful. But the price... OUCH. Is it the best pizza in Pittsburgh? I'll find out by eating at other parlors where the price is a bit more...More

Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have visited this restaurant many times, always busy with excellent service . Pizza , pasta both excellent . What stands out is the Spaghetti with tomato and basil, simple , fresh ingredient , perfectly done , no one in region come close . The...More

1  Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The pasta here is very good, especially the pasta fresca. The salads are great, but their pizza is the best in town. There are plenty of vegetarian options, vegan options less so, but the ambience and service is excellent. Go expecting to pay through the...More

Thank James G
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited while in town with friends. Everyone agreed the food and service were good but the prices are a bit shocking when compared to the portion size.

Thank FrequentTraveler70
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is the best pizza I ever eaten, and I'm a pizza lover! Unfortunately yes because I live very far fro Pittsburgh! Dessert is excellent too!

Thank Eduardo G
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

I looked for Italian and this was the choice. Good enviroment, some music. The bar is little bit noisy as every American place, specially on Friday night. The service was fast and kind. I tried rigatoni siciliana, very good, little bit hard, good marinara. I...More

Thank Francisco G
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the outside dining for a brunch meal at this restaurant in market square. I got pizza and it was very good, and my friend got a salad that she enjoyed. The bread was also good. The waitress was nice and the service was...More

Thank Eva C
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Way overpriced. Food was good, but everything is ala carte and the the portion size is not that big for these prices.

Thank susiefeld5656
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I was invited to this restaurant, which I was not aware to be there, even that I come this area a lot. So this was a Business Lunch. The place gets busy so be aware of this. Service was impeccable, our server was not only...More

Thank RustyVE
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Open air seating along Market Square which was great. The staff rocked it - knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. I really enjoyed the pizza marinara, The crust was outstanding. Great experience and I look forward to returning.

Thank dstambaugh3
Nearby HotelsSee all 75 hotels in Pittsburgh
Fairmont Pittsburgh
913 reviews
.06 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown
423 reviews
.07 miles away
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
4,787 reviews
.21 miles away
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
1,740 reviews
.22 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Wingharts Burger & Whiskey Bar
167 reviews
.02 miles away
Sienna On The Square
218 reviews
.04 miles away
Primanti Bros. (Market Square)
484 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Heinz Hall
247 reviews
.14 miles away
PPG Place
204 reviews
.10 miles away
Market Square
464 reviews
.04 miles away
Fort Pitt Block House
96 reviews
.24 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
May 13, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
Improve this listing

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, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, 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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing