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Sarafino's Pasta & Pizza

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40 E Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-2804
+1 412-922-8911
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This very Charming intimate setting has unique pasta and pizza dishes with outstanding flavor excellent originality and family friendly service.

Thank oleary113
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with another couple for quick weeknight dinner. Restaurant is not much to look at (calling the space "quaint" or "charming" is generous), and service was uneven. Our pasta dishes, however, were delicious. I suspect they've pretty much been making the same entrees forever. Give it a try if looking for "home cooked" Italian.

Thank jcav08
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Went here for lunch. First thing I noticed was there were only 2 wait staff for the whole place. They were pleasant but stressed. A party of 20 were coming in right after us, and I am glad we were served before they came in! We all ordered some form of pasta. The bread and oil beforehand was excellent. The... More 

Thank trixietoni
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. We were lucky enough to get a table as the place was packed. The owner, Joe, came out and welcomed us. Our server was friendly and efficient. The food.... My god the food. We started with bruschetta and greens and beans. The greens and beans were special. The vodka sauce with penne was... More 

Thank wilbur413
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Here again. A hidden gem of a great backstreet resturant, just outside of the city of Pgh, in Crafton Pa. If you love "greens & beans"; I challenge you to find any better than Sarafino's. And love the Sarafino's and Rita's pasta specials(always on the menu). And the staff is excellent. And remember, it is BYO.

Thank johnnie79
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great service, cozy atmosphere. We dont go out to eat very often, but this is a place we often choose when we do.

Thank 521mackenziem
Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Chose Sarafino's over a more pricey Italian place and SO glad we did. Best homemade gnocchi ever, with a big loaf of fresh warm bread. Family friendly but also romantic enough for our dinner for 2. Looks like a locals favorite.

Thank Clint F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Been there many times, for years. Wait staff very friendly & efficient. Meals are always excellent. Beans & greens, hot bread with dipping sauce, salads, pizzas, crab cakes all great. Tried most entrees and never disappointed. Large portions. BYOB. Good for families. Easy parking. Not very big but never a long wait. Can get noisy when crowded.

Thank Susies05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent! Never had a bad meal. Service and waitress excellent, highly recommend. We have been there many times. Beans n greens are excellent and enough to eat as a meal. A lot of food and good prices.

Thank Linda T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for years because my parents like it. It is a cozy little local place with a nice Italian atmosphere and a good menu. In fact, I've enjoyed everything I've ever ordered there. However, the staff is so cold and rude it makes me never want to go back. As I said, I have... More 

Thank Kurt R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 E Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-922-8911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?