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Pizzaiolo Primo

8 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1813
+1 412-575-5858
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (92 reviews)
“gnocchi” (14 reviews)
“rice balls” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1813
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding location in the market square - bit loud, but lively! Service is also a bit slow, but you will not be disappointed when they deliver their deliciousness!

Thank Alicia D
Reviewed September 26, 2016

A prefect setting right on the Square! The outdoor seating was great for dining and people watching. The Pizza was FANTASTIC! I also recommend a truly exceptional Espresso with the oak aged Grappa. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely worth a try when...More

Thank Bret J
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Ate dinner here last evening (9.11.16). It was really delicious. My husband and I were able to sit outdoors and watch the people strolling in Market Square; lovely. We enjoyed our appetizer of rice balls stuffed with mozzarella . My husband had linguini with clams...More

1  Thank Lazlo44
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Never have I eaten a pizza since my trip to Napoli in February 2016 that came close to being comparable with the pizza I bought on the street in that incredible city, until I ordered the first pizza on the menu at this restaurant, the...More

Thank JS9_519
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a taste of genuine Italian food and a great selection of beers/wines to accompany it. Helpful and friendly staff.

Thank Facstatim
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Haddock special was very good, but not worth the price. Wines overpriced. Service slow, and there were no others eating outside when we arrived.

Thank NLtravels
Reviewed July 30, 2016

I'm, sorry, but true Pizza Margherita should not cost $16. In Naples, it would be half this amount, if that. Yes, the quality is good, but way over-priced and it is not big enough to share if you are even moderately hungry. I guess you...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Had lunch here with adult family of 6 women. It was very crowded and dark side but we were seated quickly. We had 2 pizzas, a calzone, salad for $200 including tip. One person had one drink, the rest of us drank water. If you...More

1  Thank JUDY W
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Have visited this restaurant on 4 occasions and it has been great every time. I love the Lasagna, but recently had a flatbread and salad when I was not able to get to the restaurant until late. I sat at the bar and the barkeep...More

1  Thank Scott C
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Wonderful visit. Great service, delicious food, in and out in under an hour. In the ever-growing vat of over-hyped restaurants in Pittsburgh, this place holds up. Had a reservation at 5pm on a Saturday. Showed up at 4:50, seated right away. All staff friendly all...More

1  Thank Vince S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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