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“Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere”
Review of Joseph Tambellini

Joseph Tambellini
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Ranked #69 of 2,195 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Mellon Street
Transit: Bus stop directly in front, for routes: 71A Highland Park
Reviewed September 17, 2012

My wife and I hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for 27 people. The owner, Joseph Tambellini, was so easy to deal with via telephone and email from our home in Rhode Island. He was very patient and guided us throughout the entire planning phase. The night of the rehearsal dinner everything was in place just as we planned. The food was exceptional and the service was top-notch! The restaurant has 3 floors and we reserved the entire 2nd floor. Every attendee raved about the food and the waiters. Mr. Tambellini stopped by to make sure everything was satisfactory. We are trying to get him to open a restaurant in Rhode Island. I know it will be fantastic!

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Thank mpd444
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We agree with all of the positive comments about Joseph Tambellini's-great food, terrific service and the wonderfully engaging owners. We want to add that it shares a neighborhood street with a number of really good restaurants. If you live in Pittsburgh or visiting for a few days, by all means go to Joe's place first. Then ask joe or melissa about the other restaurants on the street and they will be happy to a give you a recommendation. this generous and collegial spirit is another reason this is such a great restaurant.

1  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

The staff was friendly. I was with a party of 6. We got a variety of dishes and they all were delicious from pasta to seafood. We also tried 3 desserts, the cheesecake, the tiramisu, and the special dessert for the night. It was all incredible. We had no complaints from that evening. oh and the pasta reheats great too!

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1  Thank dbieniek
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Joe Tambellini and his wife, Melissa, have created a go-to spot in Highland Park. His menu is pretty much classic Italian, but certainly not red sauce and meatballs -- although, if you want that, he will make if for you. We have had excellent fish and seafood, veal, lamb, beef -- you name, Joe prepares it. The waitstaff is knowledgable and efficient, although the layout of the restaurant (and old home with dining rooms on all three floors, but only one kitchen) make it tough for them to maneuver sometimes. THe noise level can get high on the front room of the first floor,so be sure to ask for the back (in the nook with the fireplace) of the first floor or one of the higher floors.

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Thank rosemgab
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

We went to this restaurant in Regent Square with University colleagues (as two couples). We had a reservation on a Sunday night. The place was crowded, tables were arranged very close to each other, yet somehow the noise level was OK.
However, service was very, very slow and the food, when it finally arrived, neither outstanding, nor attractively presented. We were quite disappointed.

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Thank SylvieR84
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