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The Forge, Pittsburgh, PA

The Forge

4.9
4.9
530 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
The Forge is a 21+ craft-cocktail and Mediterranean small-plates lounge. We invite our guests to spend their time with us imbibing custom-forged cocktails or locally sourced spirits, beer, and wine while enjoying our expertise in Mediterranean cuisine that we are committed to deriving from regional producers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Pizza Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 408-3322
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private events! Please contact info@theforgepgh.com for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Lawrenceville
  • Parking details
    Parking available in the Clemente Museum parking lot. Street Parking available as well.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 530 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Healthy

  • Pittsburgh

    Best Ambiance

  • Pittsburgh

    Healthy

530 Reviews
  1. PatienceM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best experience every time! Environment of the Forge is amazing as well as the food!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!! Love coming here. Food is delicious and the staff are so warm and friendly. A go-to local favorite for Friday nights.

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  3. KenC

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    These folks know Hospitality. Great service, great food, a little expensive, but overall, always a good visit

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  4. KentM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! We’re vegan, and if you can’t find something you love here, you’re not looking. Try the vegan cheese board and rootatouie.

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  5. ElizabethK

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a great experience here to celebrate a birthday! The food and drinks were amazing, and the staff went above and beyond by holding the cake we brought, and even provided a candle. I will definitely be back, and recommend this place for anyone looking for a relaxed way to celebrate!

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  6. AnnaOlivia

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here for a drink, light snacks or dinner. Always quality service and food. We enjoy it so much we’re renting out the space for our rehearsal dinner!

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  7. mike

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for drinks and dinner had a great time

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  8. DM12

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun and tasty food at a fair price! Wait staff was knowledgeable and worked hard...I think they could've used another set of hands behind the bar and on the floor to keep things moving, but we had a great time and will come back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fab , atmosphere awesome , ambiance is Epic , Service perfection … love it . . Def another return visit on the horizon .

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  10. DavidG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks are outstanding. Service was top notch and the atmosphere was super funky and relaxing. The food they serve is perfect for this type of set up.

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  11. BethB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and delicious! Great cocktail. We’ll be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were lovely and the food was delicious. The chef even came out to make sure we were having a good time. I also loved the variety of mocktails that were available. Highly recommend a night out here.

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  13. kmh44

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally 10/10. Vibes, food, service, location. Will absolutely be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cozy space and the ambience is lovely! We reallt enjoyed the vegetarian mezze and the cocktails. Service was also super friendly and respectful.

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  15. JosephF

    Pittsburgh

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the hummus asli, grape leaves and the pulled brisket pita....one of, if not, the BEST hummus and grape leaves I ever tasted!! The pulled brisket pita with horseradish sauce and home-made pickles was AWESOME!

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  16. Shelby

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to for celebrations! We look for any excuse :)

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  17. JonB

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent - our group had the feta feta bang bang pizza, the rainbow platter, the shawarma humous and the falafel - all delicious and the falafel was the best we’ve had! Definitely will come back again.

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  18. VivianaR

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing, and I love the vibes. My favorite place in Pittsburgh!!!

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  19. MaxPower

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time in the lounge atmosphere with our friends. And our friendly server helped us select everything and it was delicious. Drinks were on point. Highly recommend.

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  20. VanessaC

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place - great service / food and lovely drinks ! Lots of vegan options! Which is so nice

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  21. CalebR

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from the minute we walked in the door. Foid came out quick and hot The bartender was excellent.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little spot in Lawrenceville for date night. Very quaint and everything from the drinks to the food was amazing!

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  23. Emily

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were absolutely delicious, it was a very unique atmosphere and experience. The server was also very knowledgeable about gluten-free options on the menu which was so helpful.

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  24. DavidL

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to this restaurant. Extremely enjoyable experience with great food, exceptional service. Will return.

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  25. RH17

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best cocktails and pizza. Caleb is the best bartender in Pgh in my opinion…this is our favorite date spot.

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  26. KristinM

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The craft cocktails were excellent as usual. Cheese plate was very good as well.

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  27. MattL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, staff, and ambiance. Very friendly and laid-back environment. Highly recommend for a date or any occasion.

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  28. GailannG

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Great experience last night at the Forge. Food was phenomenal! We sat at the bar with Mia as our server and it was just such a nice relaxed. Lovely evening. Thanks to all.

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  29. Juliet

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always one of our favorite relaxed and delicious evenings out.

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  30. YanaC

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and fabulous drinks served in a comfortable and chic atmosphere.

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  31. silvib

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and comfy atmosphere, great food and drinks,good service. We'll definitely come back.

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  32. ClaireK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here! It’s a stunning spot, tucked away and lively with lots of cool people in attendance. The food is just so good here. I cannot recommend this spot enough. I will come back again and again and again. We had The Rainbow & Feta Bang Bang Pizza + espresso martini (so yummy), curry cocktail (also yummy), ube drink, & the labeneh martini (YUM…like a salad cocktail which is right up my alley, I hope that intrigues others to try it because it’s amazing). The service was a little slow but thats because our server was the only person working the floor. Kudos to her. Considering it was packed on a Tuesday, she did the best she could and we left happy :)

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  33. JimN

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service with unique menu and setting.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool, nice vibe, excellent

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  35. VBMG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous, comfortable atmosphere with excellent cocktails and mocktails, and very good, beautiful food. Kind of pricey, but a somewhat unique experience that's worth trying.

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  36. MeganC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot! Delicious food & drinks, great atmosphere and wonderful service! Cant wait to go again!

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  37. LatresaZ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice vibe. The dessert and food selection maybe rotate.

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  38. Pastrlvr

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Forge is such a fun vibe with delicious food!!love the schwarma hummus.

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  39. LynnR

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Forge offers food for everyone. Great selection of dishes that are vegetarian and vegan. The falafel and ahi tuna are the best in the city. Had the labneh platter also for the first time it was delicious. Three of us shared the above along with the Israeli salad and cauliflower and it was more than enough. Great cocktails snd service.

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  40. RebeccaW

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience, excellent food, drinks and service. Absolutely love The Forge!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Forge using the Order Online button. The Forge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 408-3322.

The Forge is rated 4.9 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

The Forge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Forge

3345 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1381

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lawrenceville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Pizza Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking available in the Clemente Museum parking lot. Street Parking available as well.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 408-3322
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private events! Please contact info@theforgepgh.com for more information.
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