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“Surprisingly upscale” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casbah

Casbah
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Ranked #29 of 2,141 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Shadyside
Cross street: Alder Street
Madison Heights, Virginia
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159 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Surprisingly upscale”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Went in with a friend for a late lunch. Not expecting a lot because of the location in an older section of the city. Very surprised with the uniqueness of the menu, both with the variety of local vegetables and the description of the entrees. The quantity of the entree was excellent for a middle of the afternoon meal; not a huge portion of food but not so limited you felt cheated at the price. The desert menu was excellent but a little overpriced.

The staff was wonderfully attentive on a very hot afternoon. Out door dining is available but on a 100 degree day it was wisely closed off with sliding glass doors. The staff constantly filled the water glasses, but with water and ice. It was greatly appreciated.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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edchair
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Meal and Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

My wife and I had one of the best meals we have eaten at the Casbah. We started with olives for an appetizer along with the humus and soft shell crab. All was excellent. I had the Red Pepper Casereccia and my wife had the Gnocchi. The Casereccia was especially good. Our server was Chris who did an outstanding job describing the dishes and meeting our needs. I highly recommend the Casbah.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
“A Really Special Evening ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had a really special evening at Casbah on Friday June 17th in honor of my daughter's pending graduation from CMU. Our large party was very well attended to from the moment we arrived by the waitstaff; very attentive without being intrusive. We requested and were seated on their outside patio; a very comfortable setting. All of our guests enjoyed the food and drink; champagne, cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and deserts we're all terrific. Many thanks for making our celebration so terrific! I highly recommend Casbah.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Joe K
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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218 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Truly wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

I had booked this restaurant for a wedding rehearsal dinner - sight unseen. We had 1/2 of a deck type area set aside for our party of 30. I can honestly say that the food, drink, service and attention to detail by Casbah was top notch. We had many guests who are very particular and the compliments we received from all of them said it all.

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A wonderful find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Looked for a special place to take my son and his girlfriend for dinner, both students at CMU, when visiting them. This was really a great place. Food was fresh, innovative, and so wonderful, my son wanted to return to try brunch at our next visit. Grilled octopus, Scottish salmon, bass, were all perfectly prepared with wonderful sides. Desserts were homemade and we enjoyed the trio of icecreams (or were they gelatos?). All in all a very memorable evening for us.

Visited April 2013
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