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Sarafino's Pasta & Pizza

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40 E Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-2804
+1 412-922-8911
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
19 restaurant reviews
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
5 restaurant reviews
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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227 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

It’s a charming, small restaurant with very good food using quality ingredients, an efficient and friendly waitress and nice-sized portions with fair pricing. The long, low windows along with the outdoor tables and chairs give you the feeling of being in a Paris café. It’s also a BYOB. The only downside is the slippery floor so be careful, but do... More 

Thank L F
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We were hoping this was going to be that little hidden gem, but we were very disappointed. The positives: It's a quaint little BYOB restaurant with 9 tables inside and 5 on the sidewalk. Our waitress was very nice. Prices are reasonable. The negatives: The food. I ordered the Diavolo, which our waitress told me had a kick to it.... More 

Thank MaritaGodfrey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

We love this place. They have excellent greens and beans and they always have amazing specials. The bread is awesome too. The staff is friendly and attentive!

Thank goldiepittsburgh

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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, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?