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Pizzaiolo Primo-Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pizzaiolo Primo-Pittsburgh

4.7
4.7
531 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Pizzaiolo Primo, home of truly Authentic Italian Cuisine. Pizzaiolo Primo roots trace back to Pittsburgh circa 1996, with an original credo: create Neapolitan pizza and other authentic dishes using old-world techniques and the highest quality ingredients available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 575-5858

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Preik

  • Private party facilities

    Please reach out to Assistant General Manager, Ali Goldsberry, at ali@pizzaioloprimo.com for more information!

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Forbes Ave. & Market St.

  • Parking details

    We recommend using the Market Square Parking garage located next to Hilton Gardens on Forbes Ave.

  • Public transit

    Gateway and Wood Street Stations

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 531 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pittsburgh

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    We were seated by the door and it was very uncomfortable when patrons would hold the door open. So cold! Food and service were fantastic as always.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love GiGi, The entire staff and food is excellent
  3. S

    Sharon

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seating is tight- small restaurant. But excellent food and service!
  4. EP

    ErinP

    Pittsburgh

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt service, excellent food - great place for a work lunch when downtown!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere! The food was fabulous!!
  6. g

    geoguy

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The server was great!
  7. BO

    BillO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the Misticanza Salad with Chicken!! I will definitely go back for it!
  8. p

    piwright04

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great location for dinner before a show. Consistent food and good service.
  9. DB

    DavidB

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The caprese needs fresh mozzarella like the previous restaurant had. Not the same as what is used in Pizza.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was very good, not outstanding for the prices, but very good nonetheless. Would return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here before going to a show at the Benedum, right before a Steeler game started. Pizzaiolo filled up fast, but our food and drinks were always quick and our waitress was wonderful! We both had pizza, which was absolutely incredible. If you sit downstairs, you can even watch them make the pizzas! The atmosphere is great too, traditional but very fun. The staff even sing along with the radio sometimes. It’s a delicious, beautiful place, and we’ll definitely be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, despite it being late and near closing time.
  13. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and our service was great two. Love their super Tuscan
  14. j

    jonnib

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar tender was excellent and the staff was very welcome!
  15. MB

    MeganB

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch spot
  16. LL

    LoriL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food not as good as the one in Wexford Gnocci was mushy
  17. w

    worksong

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly & attentive service. Pizza was excellent, & better than expected. Even the salad was noteworthy, generous & perfectly fresh. Will definitely return.
  18. NV

    NicoleV

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was wonderful. Hostess was nice. Service was lackluster. Other tables were being attended to more often than we were.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Mediocre, would not go again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great pizza and pasta
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go to place to dine when in Pittsburgh I love the food!!
  23. EM

    EatMeat

    Philadelphia

    282 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    282 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love Pizzaolo-Primo for the Holidays with the kids and family when we are in Pittsburgh. The food is great - something for everyone and Felicia was wonderful. She brought out the kids spaghetti first to keep them happy. She even got an original drawing from our grand-daughter for being so nice. The only thing I would recommend is that the wine list be a little deeper and have some less expensive options in the Italian reds. Still fabulous - always recommend.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were top notch!
  25. LG

    LoveGoodFood

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My husband and I went in for an early lunch. The service was solid, and the food was good. We started with arancini balls and they were lukewarm. I think this is from being there early and things weren’t fully ready. My husband had chicken scarpariello, which was excellent, and I had a margherita pizza. The bottom of the pizza was soggy… I’m thinking it waited in the window while his dish was done. The flavors were great. Overall, we could see the potential and will definitely go back.
  26. D

    Daisy

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Standout service and exceptional food! 4 stars for ambiance because space felt a bit tight (not surprising for downtown location but can’t give 5 stars). I like my beer a bit colder but all in all, a great dining experience!
  27. N

    Nikkzfoodz

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly service. They called in advance to offer an earlier time which I accepted. Pizza was good….would have liked more cheese. Tried the pasta with shrimp and lemon zest which was amazing. Excellent vodka crème on another dish and great cocktail. Space was a lot smaller than expected. Unsure what they do when it gets busy.
  28. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect spot for dinner with friends over the holiday! The upstairs room gave a perfect view of Market Square, and the food was phenomenal.
  29. D

    Danny

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    I was stunned by how bad the food was. The caprese salad was literally a slice of ice cold nasty tomato and a slice of mozzarella. Not a single bit of olive oil, no vinegar, not a speck of salt/pepper. Terrible. Just no attention. I had to ask for salt which they couldn’t even find in the restaurant. Totally Gross. Thrown in the garbage. The pizza, which used to be delicious, was horrendous. Uncooked. Dough. Just inedible. Not crispy. Never again. I’m really disappointed. My kids went home hungry. I expected what I’d had in the past and something has changed. Do not go to this restaurant.
  30. SL

    SandraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, even the house salad which most places tend to be uneventful. The table split the Arancini balls. I'm generally not a fan, but these are worth it. We also had a Margherita and Funghi pizza and as always, excellent. The bartender/waitress was very attentive even when the crowd picked up. Great dinner and evening with friends.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my favorite place!
  32. LS

    LisaS

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dining experience at PP. everything was wonderful !
  33. H

    Heather

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Delicious! Thank you for the great service!
  34. l

    lorrins

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Very expensive and tiny portions.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food,service, and atmosphere
  36. C

    Cindy

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Asked to sit upstairs and had a reservation and this was written in the special request and it was not accommodated because we had an extra person and we were told that we couldn’t have seating upstairs because the hostess didn’t “notice” our request in the reservation. My husband went upstairs and there were empty tables and even a table near the window which was probably ours for a reservation but the girl at the front seemed to have no idea that we even had a reservation for up there. Also we were freezing because we were put in a table near the door and then we were told that the heat had just been turned on even though it’s 27° outside. I ordered a glass of wine and it never got to the table. I asked to buy the $200 in gift cards for the special that you were having were you get $20 for each $100 and I know with other restaurants you can buy it and use those and keep the free ones for another time but I was told that wasn’t possible– that was disappointing. The selection of music was awful. Here it is a week before Christmas and they were playing some heavy meta/ opera loud music! The food was good. I had a similar situation last year at this time with the same request to sit near the window for an out-of-town guest to have a view of downtown. We were told that there weren’t any tables available upstairs. However when we went up to use the restroom there was only one table of people and one server up there. We were seated at that small table near the front door which could not accommodate four people. When we pushed the issue we were able to be seated upstairs and the server said she didn’t understand why they didn’t just seat us there in the first place. I decided to give it a shot again this year and left very disappointed again with the whole reservation situation. Also waiting for table and standing at the bar or next to people other eating just doesn’t feel very comfortable. The whole front of the restaurant needs to be re-designed.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Let me start of by saying, that two of the ladies in our group have worked for Pizzaiolo along with our sisters so we understand what they expect. The kitchen closed at 11 but we wanted to make sure so we called to let them know that 3 of would be there by 10pm. When we arrived we were greeted with zero smiles, eye rolls and attitudes but we sat down and moved on from that, ready for a great dining experience. Our server, was very sweet from beginning to end and expressed a “happy birthday” to our friend which we loved and said we will be offered any free dessert except for the bread pudding. We continued to dine and eventually had a few things boxed and our server asked if we’d like another round, at this point it was close to 1135 but there were still two other people dining but we wanted be sure it would be alright if we ordered another drink, our server proceeded to tell us “absolutely, please - I have a lot to do and we’re not going anywhere for at least an hour”. So we ordered another drink. Once the drinks hit the table, the music was turned off and the employees began literally staring at us from the kitchen, huddled up and staring. So uncomfortable, that’s when we noticed the music was off while they stared. It was so awkward. We closed out, without any dessert and just wanted to get out of there. One of our guests then used the bathroom and when she came back to the table she let us know that she heard some man from the kitchen saying “these girls just won’t leave.” At that point, we approached our server and told her how unfortunate the end of our dining experience was. We are all Pittsburgh natives and to see this restaurant’s morale so obviously disturbed has definitely put a bad taste in our mouth. It’s unfortunate, but we will be letting our family and friends know about our experience. Unless you want staring eyes and awkward ambiance - find another restaurant to spend your $300.
  38. L

    Linds

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! The Caico e Pepe is incredible, and the fried mozzarella appetizer is to die for. Perfect spot for date night!
  39. JN

    JulianN

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing! We have the specials: roasted Brussel sprouts with balsamic glaze & a salad with butternut squash, walnuts, dried cranberries & a vinaigrette dressing. The mushroom pizza was delicious as well. Our server was wonderful. She made a special effort to get us hot tea and kept refilling our drinks. One member of our party was late and she brought us appetizers as we waited. Just a lovely experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pizzaiolo Primo-Pittsburgh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 575-5858.

Pizzaiolo Primo-Pittsburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 531 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 49 times today
Google Map for Pizzaiolo Primo-Pittsburgh

8 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1813

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Forbes Ave. & Market St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We recommend using the Market Square Parking garage located next to Hilton Gardens on Forbes Ave.

  • Public transit

    Gateway and Wood Street Stations

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Preik

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 575-5858

  • Private party facilities

    Please reach out to Assistant General Manager, Ali Goldsberry, at ali@pizzaioloprimo.com for more information!

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