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Carmella's Plates and Pints

4.7
4.7
607 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Carmella’s Plates & Pints is the first restaurant for co-owners, Carmella Salem and Michael Alberter. Our kitchen creates upscale comfort cuisine.
Our dining room has a warm and cozy feel due to the wood- beamed cathedral ceiling, open fireplace, taxidermy and stained glass windows that adorn the dining room. Our guests feel as though they are tucked away at some destination lodge that exists in the heart of the Historic Southside. Local meats are delivered daily with Wild Game plates on the menu such as our staple plates like the Bison Burger and Smoked Wild Boar Meatballs. We do have an intimate 60 seat dining room and ask that guests please call us for parties of 6 or more to make a reservation. Our expansive Whiskey Bar boasts over 500 Selections. Enjoy 11 Wines on Tap / 27 Craft beers on Tap / 11 Cocktails on Tap.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (412) 918-1215

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Private party facilities

    Book our private dining room or exclusive whiskey tasting room for your special occasion.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    19th Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available and a paid lot is next to the building

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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    Best Service

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Limited menu due to restaurant week. Food was delicious and seating was unique. Felt kind of rushed.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The food was okay and our service was very slow. However the restaurant itself was pretty neat and they had a lot of draft beers, cocktails and even some mocktails to choose from!
  3. O

    Outlaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Will be returning in the future
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for restaurant week and the food was delicious. Everything just had a good home made taste and quality to it. Will definitely return!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cozy but eclectic. The food was special for Pittsburgh Restaurant week but absolutely delicious, quite a few choices. The Pastiscio and Shepherds pie were great choices and made with lamb. Ben and Tanya,our servers were very knowledgeable and attentive. It was a great evening and we plan to return. Carmella’s was a find thanks to Restaurant Week.
  6. RZ

    RobZ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service and amazing atmosphere… a gem!
  7. PM

    PMCPhilly

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was not wonderful, burger wqs very undercooked so it was sent back and butternut squash risotto was flavorless. The drinks and environment were great. Need to get the food up to par.
  8. LC

    LauraC

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Carmella’s every-time I go! Great way to start off the new year!
  9. BK

    BillK

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Server was very good. Food was not what we expected but ok. We will go back.
  10. J

    Jami

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will be back just to get the crispy Brussels sprouts we had for an appetizer. One of the best things I have ever eaten. Love Carmellas! Food is fantastic and service is on point.
  11. MG

    MoniqueG

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Carmella’s!! Always good food service and ambiance !!
  12. y

    yinzerella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Though I've been to Carmella's previously, the other people in my party had not and were very pleased with my dinner location choice. We made selections from the robust whiskey menu, enjoyed dinner, other drinks, and fantastic desserts.
  13. DS

    DennisS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and the atmosphere was great. The service stood out in a time when it's hard to find in many restaurants. The food was very tasty.
  14. TF

    TenFlash77

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really good dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was great. We really enjoyed the relaxing environment because we could spend time talking with each other without having to worry about a lot of noise and distractions in the background.
  15. m

    maven

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Two couples in our party; the filet wellington was excellent as was the salmon dinner. Two of us ordered the spaetzle dinner, which was ok but lacked taste. The texture and color of the spaetzle dish was not appealing - grayish brown color. The bartender did a great job of preparing two cocktails for two picky customers -- very good!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance with great drinks and food! The happy was great and the bolognese and salmon were perfect. Our server was great! 10/10 experience
  17. DL

    DaveL

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second visit to Carmella's but the first time in the restaurant. Very good vibe. I enjoyed the bar on my previous visit but the restaurant just shades it. The food is astonishingly high quality and great value - the desserts are to die for.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!! From the Bloody Mary to the pumpkin cheesecake. We met friends for brunch and everything was perfect. The server was very nice and attentive.
  19. ML

    MeganL

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Food was great and service was fantastic.
  20. AT

    AngelaT

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was absolutely amazing!! A hidden gem!!! I can’t believe we haven’t tried Carmella’s until now…such a cozy, neat atmosphere and the food was next level. We will 100% be back!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    GREAT bar, friendly and attentive service, “meh” food.
  22. g

    gibby

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta with scallops and brussel sprouts app were outstanding!
  23. S

    Steph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely come back. Food was plated beautifully and tasted amazing! Well done with craftmanship and care!
  24. W

    Woodsa11

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmella’s never disappoints. The food is delicious. We shared the crispy Brussels, and the mussels and then for my entree the Wagyu Bolognese gnocchi. Did I say the food was delicious? The service was also superb. It was nice fall evening with the front windows open to the bar area seating. It was a lovely evening spent with friends.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Food was bland. Drinks were decent. Wouldn’t recommend
  26. T

    Tina

    Washington DC

    128 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice dinner and great service ! Wish the menu had more selections . Great burger :)
  27. SK

    SKVDS93

    Key West

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmella’s is always a good bet for a great meal in the Southside. Service is spot on, whiskey list can’t be beat and the burger is the best in town. Highly recommend it.
  28. DD

    DDintheBurgh

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious and service is fabulous!
  29. KB

    KathyB

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, great drinks and delicious food!!! Prices were reasonable too! We would definitely recommend!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was phenomenal as usual. Our server was very patient and enthusiastic! The food was excellent. The only critique would be to brew more iced tea lol. Great experience overall!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wagyu Bolognese delicious as always, service was wonderful as always. Love the deadly sin!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A client highly recommended this place….First time visit…Great cocktails, very good food and friendly service! Will definitely return!
  33. BP

    BobP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place with great food and service. Carmella is a wonderful owner who really cares about her business and it shows each time we visit.
  34. MH

    MikeH

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is well prepared and nicely presented. Service is friendly and attentive. When they learned that it was our wedding anniversary, we were served dessert on the house. We have never had a less than perfect experience at Carmella’s.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice surprise on the South Side. Every bite was exquisite and the service was friendly and attentive. Can’t wait to bring more friends and family in the future.
  36. JK

    JeffK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent; my plate was okay but I wouldn’t order it again. Selected the spicy shrimp crepe. Sauce had little flavor and no spice whatsoever. The crepe filing was a combo of potatoes onions and peppers. Filling barely warm and overall plate lukewarm in temperature. Unimpressed with my meal and I’ll try other places on my list before going back to Carmella’s.
  37. TB

    ThomasB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, I loved the Irish coffee. Can’t wait to stop again!
  38. PG

    PittsburghGal

    Pittsburgh

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carmella's was a great place for brunch on Sunday. The menu is short but hearty, and if for some reason you're still hungry after your entree, there are a number of sides to order as well. The drink list is long and enticing, and I want to come back to continue sampling their bourbons. Nice server, classy atmosphere, and quick kitchen. This may become our go-to spot on the South Side.
  39. MP

    MarkP

    Boise

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding meal at this eclectic neighborhood gem. Wonderful food. Fantastic risotto! Nice wine list and an unusually large selection of distilled spirits. Highly recommended.
  40. JR

    JamieR

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, not crowded. Lovely service - friendly, timely. Good food & drinks.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Carmella's Plates and Pints offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 918-1215.

Carmella's Plates and Pints is rated 4.7 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Carmella's Plates and Pints

1908 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    19th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available and a paid lot is next to the building

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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