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“Realy good food, a little slow”

Legends of The North Shore
Ranked #196 of 2,188 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Top 25 Restaurant.. Best Italian.. B.Y.O.B... GOT MAMA'S GRAVY .. Family Operated .. Chef Owned.. Established i 2002..NEIGHBORHOOD JOINT FEEL
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Everything we ordered was really good. We tried the mussels, the polenta and Italian wedding soup as appetizers. The polenta was delicious, kind of like good fries, in the sense that the outside was crispty and the inside was soft and gooey. The sausage that came with the polenta appetizer was just Ok. But what really worked well instead was to dip the polenta into the mussel broth, which was tomato based and fragant from the mussels. For an entree, we ordered the special, which was a pan-fried chicken with mushrooms and very tasty. Overall, it was satisfying meal, just a little slow in the sense that the servers and kitchen move at their own pace, but that's almost part of the charm. We only ordered one entree since we ordered three appetizers, but we asked them not the split the plate, since to me that ruins the presentation and my partner and I prefer to share the plate. They split it anyway and served two appetizer plates and then charged us a $3 split charge. That practice is completely outdated in the new restaurant world of small and large plates, but that trend hasn't yet made it to Pittsburgh. It was annoying since we spent more money by having 3 appetizers and 1 entree than by ordering 2 entrees so it made no sense to charge us, especially since we asked them not the split the plate. Petty. But other than that wrinkle, we had a great meal.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The food is authentic & flavorful. We had no idea that you must BYOB. The waitress noticed this & brought us 3 glasses of red wine, gratis, from a bottle left by other guests. What a pleasant & welcome surprise! ☺

4  Thank Carole2244
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Our hotel shuttle driver recommended Legends as a great local gem! He was SOOO right! The waitresses were attentive and charming, the food was outstanding with great seasoning, good price and lots to eat! We even enjoyed visiting with the owner who wanted to make sure we were happy with the food! We (my two sisters & I) all gave it 5 Stars as a definite place to eat!!! A small local treasure where they care about you and the food they serve!

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3  Thank Artisticwander
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Came here with my family and the food was good enough but nothing special. Prices are reasonable but the place lacks atmosphere. You can do better if you want Italian food in Pittsburgh.

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Thank LM77WashingtonDC
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

I went with my family for Mother's Day last year and enjoyed everything about it. The service was excellent and i really liked the atmosphere. The meals are always hot and cooked to perfection and the desserts are to die for!

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Thank Annette C
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