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“Delicious pasta trio”
Review of Lidia's

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Ranked #63 of 2,167 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 15th Street
Western Pa.
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Delicious pasta trio”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Made my second trip to Lidia's recently. As with the first visit, I wasn't disappointed. Initially the waiter brought some freshly baked bread to the table accompanied by an olive tapenade and a pesto spread. The meal itself began with a cup of kale and bean soup. It disappeared so fast that the waiter jokingly asked if was any good. For an entree the pasta trio was chosen. This included a potato and leek ravioli, rotini with bolognese sauce and a spinach fettuccine. My favorite was the ravioli. The pasta selection is an all you can eat option. After the second round of pasta there was, needless to say, no room left for dessert. The staff was friendly and knowledgable as well as attentive. The atmosphere at Lidia's is inviting and clean. Next time I'll have to leave room for dessert.

  • Visited October 2013
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Pittsburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wild Boar Ravioli, Yum!”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Have only eaten wild boar a few times and it has been really good or really terrible: This was one of the really good. There were 4 large, thin ravioli with shredded meat on my plate, half of which I took home. When I awoke the next morning, I could not wait for lunch to eat the other two. Hubby had the fish and the sauteed spinach, also delicious. Enjoyed a great bottle of wine and found our waiter friendly & efficient. Warm atmosphere in browns and oranges. Will eat here again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Siesta Key, Florida
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Master Chef Judge Needed”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

First, the positives. Our server, Lissa, was one of the best we have had anywhere. Very knowledgeable and just perfectly attentitive and responsive.
The Wine list virtually 100% Italian with a broad selection of regions and varieties. Don't worry, the servers know their wines and can help you make a perfect selection.
Now the bad news. The food was well below our expectations. The Pasta Trio sounded very appealing, but each component disappointed as being either overcooked, underseasoned, or lukewarm by the time it reached our table in a community batch distributed by floor runners.
The second dinner item was Scallops with Cannallini Beans over a Fennel puree. The scallops did not have a flavorful sear and the beans were dry and not saved by the puree which otherwise had a nice flavor.
It's doubtful that this food would have made even the Top 100 on Master Chef.
Unfortunately our wonderful past experience at Felidia in NYC did not translate over to Pittsburgh.

  • Visited October 2013
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Great Pasta & Excellent Service”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We went to Lidia's for lunch on a Tuesday and all three of us decided to get "Lidia’s Pasta Tasting Trio". The meal consists of the chef's three specialty pasta dishes for that day along with a Caesar salad. We had melt in your mouth cheese filled ravioli's, rotini pasta with sauce made with pancetta (who wouldn't love pasta with bacon!), and spinach fettuccine with a pesto sauce and walnuts. We all loved everything except the fettuccine which was ok but not as good as the other two. This is an all you care to eat selection so they will continue to bring you pasta as long as you want it. Needless to say we were too full to try dessert.

The staff was great and more than willing to answer any questions we had. The menu may be a little overwhelming for anyone who is not familiar with Italian cooking. The facilities were very clean and elegant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Rio
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265 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

This is an excellent Italian in Pittsburgh. We had Salmon and Zuppa SeaFood. Both were excellent, as the service. Great wine list including American and Italian.

  • Visited October 2013
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