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“Very Pricey for Italian!”

Ciccanti Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Clairton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
South Hills, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Pricey for Italian!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

I can honestly say it was a good stuffed eggplant, and companion had an Italian chicken dish with a red sauce. The older gentleman waiter was polite, but didn't really "gush over" giving us super great service for the price of the meals, averaging $15.00 and up. The salad was very disappointing and mediocre and I thought that it was better at my house or the Olive Garden 2 miles away! Dinner ok, but nothing I couldn't make at home, service was mediocre, price wasn't worth any of it, and the ambiance was not there (very bar-like) for the price of the meals. However, people were coming in droves, so 'someone else" is enjoying it. We live only 4 miles away and never stopped until Friday. I'll go a little further to Pasta Too in Bethel Park or Olive Garden in Pleasant Hills. The experience was disappointing to say the least.

  • Visited October 2012
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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Don't let the location fool you - great family restaurant, great food”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

After reading a few reviews on this place I decided to give it a try while visiting the area - specifically I was looking for a place to take my gramma (in her mid 80's) out to dinner. Most of the other non-chain eateries in the area end in "bar" or "lounge" and i thought this place looked promising 9ok, once you get inside it's still 50% bar, but not in a bad way). It really was a throwback (in a good way) for me after spending several years in bigger / coastal metro areas - very reasonably priced, and the entree comes with salad, soup, a side, garlic rolls, etc. Old school! Food was very tasty as well - I had the veal Ciccanti and would highly recommend it. The place was full and the service was friendly and prompt. If you were driving by you probably wouldn't stop (despite the full parking lot) given how it's nestled next to the highway, but that would be a mistake. The atmosphere was nothing special, but you're not going here for atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2012
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Waalre, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
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“Great Italian Food”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

A simple looking restaurant full of people is likely to have great food. Ciccanti is the proof of this. Forget the looks of the place and the booths were you can feel the person on the other side move, but just enjoy the food. I hope to have the opportunity to return.

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