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Mia Madre Trattoria

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649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
+1 412-766-6662
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A very reasonably priced Pittsburgh Italian restaurant. The Chef SINGS AND COOKS like a virtuoso.Everything is very, very good but I would change the bread sticks. One must eat to one's own particular tastes but we or our guests have never had a bad meal...More

Thank Geoffrey K
Reviewed 3 March 2018

They do not take credit cards so hit up the ATM before your arrival. They charge for opening your BYOB Wine so having brought 5 bottles for our party made this added cost a downer. Little things like this is not to be expected from...More

Thank Rob K
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for the kind words. I am sorry you did not care for your pasta Alfredo. In the future should you ever not enjoy something at our restaurant Please let me know so we can address at that time. Cheers! Shari

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Visited for the third time and the food is always great. I had the chicken with white beans which was excellent. If you are looking for a trendy menu or white glove service, this isn’t your place. If you want to be treated like you’re...More

Thank UncleThunder
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you very much and yes once you walk thru our doors you are family. I want everyone to feel like they are visiting my extended home. We hope to have you join us again very soon!

Reviewed 7 January 2018

We have been going to Mia Madre almost from inception. It has returned to its original home on California Avenue in Avalon, PA where it is clearly a gem. I took a group of 7 there recently and everyone enjoyed. We started with fried smelts,...More

Thank edward19
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your wonder comments and I am glad you found your way back to our original and much loved HOME.. I am glad you had a wonderful time with your friends and everyone enjoyed the food. We pride ourselves with our food, atmosphere...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

First visit and it was excellent! I had the Veal with peppers with a side of linguini and clams. My wife had veal Mia with a side of angel hair. Best veal in Pittsburgh!!! Ok

Thank john m
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Hope to accommodate you again very soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

My niece raves about this place every time she goes and highly recommended that we try it, so we did. Very cute little place on the romantic side. We had the chicken parm, chicken marsala and salmon. Very nice portions and I feel you definitely...More

Thank rollerdiane
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This may well be the perfect little Italian restaurant. Both my wife and I LOVE their veal dishes...all of them. The side pastas served with the veal are so good I always plan to order a full pasta meal the next time I go but...More

Thank TheOriginalLuckyDom
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words and it is OUR Pleasure to serve you and yours. God Bless.

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Food was EXCELLENT! Fried Zucchini appetizer, Salads were fresh! Our two boys ordered Veal Parm and Lasagna. Hubby ordered Chicken Piccata, I had Eggplant. Authentic Italian, delicious and generous sized portions. From experience, I knew to make reservations. Owner was present and very attentive to...More

Thank LindaLou39
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We had a friend visiting from out of town who wanted Italian and another local friend who was also joining us, recommended this place. Since we have never been here or heard of it, we were a bit leary. When we arrived we realized that...More

Thank JacquelineRenee
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words. We enjoy serving our Friends / Family. We too are Foodies and appreciate Good Food and Service. As for my Son Alex he is a Hoot! God Bless!

Reviewed 14 July 2017

First - it's BYOB. Don't want to forget that! Second - make a reservation. This restaurant is a neighborhood treasure whose reputation has spread by many a happy mouth! The food is out-of-this-world. It is inexpensive. The servings and smiles are bountiful. Go.

Thank ChrissyKSewickley
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for the Kind Words. We enjoy serving all of our Friends / Customers. God Bless!

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Kelly P
23 September 2016|
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Response from Shari N |
Hello and thank you for your question. We will be a unique BYOB. For those that wish to bring their favorite spirits we will have complete mixers and Bar fruits available. And Please ignore Kat who continues to write her... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-2454
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-766-6662
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