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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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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Pittsburgh
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is three visits in one review as I wanted to make sure everything was wonderful since they moved back. Had a great time at a table for two in the bar area, another time for two in the main section and table for three in the main dining room. Each was very,very good and we all enjoyed ourselves. As... More 

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1 Thank Geoffrey K
Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this review

Geoffrey, Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful note. As you have experienced we as a family enjoy serving nice people like you and yours. We appreciate all of our customers (most become Friends and Family ) God Bless. Alex, Shari and Family. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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394 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We dined with another couple who could be described as discriminating diners. THis was our 3rd meal at Mia Madre. The food was outstanding. Both my wife and I had the Cod Romano while the other couple had the Veal Romano and Ziti. We shared the provolone wheel which was 2 LARGE pieces of provolone, while the other couple had... More 

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Shari N, Owner at Mia Madre Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. If ever there is a problem please let us know that also. We appreciate everyone. Shari More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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394 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Tried for the first time on Nov 5. Started with stuffed banana peppers. They were stuffed with a large amount of hot sausage. The homemade sauce was awesome. I had the cod Romano. Two large cod loins, perfectly prepared. My wife had the chicken and peppers which was very good. Finished with homemade cannoli and lemoncello cake. It is byob,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

They have closed the Kennedy Twp location and, according to their website, will re-open in mid-October at the former Avalon site. Although I visited the Kennedy location I look forward to going back to Avalon as it is a more intimate place and it had a lovely outside area.

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1 Thank Tripping9900
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We just happened to be driving by one day this summer when we saw Mia Madre Trattoria. We have been there 6 times since! The food is AMAZING. The restaurant is clean, safe and has great service. There used to be a great restaurant called the Primadonna in this area. Not since the Primadonna closed it's doors have I been... More 

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Pittsburgh,PA
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Tried for the first time, had a few hits and misses. "Rules for Eating" seems to be their moto and reminded me of a classic Greek diner ala Southern New Jersey.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2016

These were my wife's words when she had the veal... I think this says it all. By the way she is Italian and an excellent cook in the traditional Italian school so I rate her as an excellent critic who knows what she is talking about. Service was good

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1 Thank Popajim
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Great local place to visit in the area instead of the regular pizza shop you find all over the place. Classic Italian dishes, served up fresh, with an attentive and friendly staff in a clean setting. I would recommend to others

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Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

A little piece of Italy. My husband I discover this little gem several years back. They have the perfect Italian vibe. We are greeted by the owner with a hug and welcome back. You can here thechef/owner singing Italian in the back and the food is amazing. I am particularly fond of the Romano anything.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Who would think that a good restaurant would be found in Kenmawr Plaza? But this is exactly what happened. It's a cute place with a bar and separate dining room. The chicken piccata was the best I've ever had. The pasta that came with was just okay. I found there to not be enough sauce. The salad was pleasantly surprisingly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 20:30
Thursday
16:00 - 20:30
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?