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Cafe Sam

5242 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2304
+1 412-621-2000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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5242 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2304
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I've been coming/going to Cafe Sam for years and I've never been disappointed. The variety of their menu leaves me wondering just how many chefs are back there and which of them cooks like (you wish) your grandmother had. Service is always excellent and torturing...More

Thank _kmcc45
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Never ate here before. There is a nice selection with daily specials. I love the smaller size pasta portions with accompanying smaller size prices. In addition to my pasta and salad, I was given an appetizer bite to try and the owner provided a small...More

Thank Wina107
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

There are many items on the menu. My chicken dish was over cooked. The Caesar salad was not very fresh and the ham sandwich was nothing special. I've heard great things about this restaurant and was highly disappointed with our meals. The restaurant also needs...More

1  Thank Missmelissa3939
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We eat here about every time we visit Pittsburgh. Ambience is quaint and romantic and food is fantastic with a large choice of meals. We also had our son's wedding rehearsal dinner here and it couldn't have been more perfect.

Thank Imspam
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I have been eating here for 30 years, it just keeps getting better. Danny, who is an amazing chef, made me swordfish with artichokes, red pepper, in a light basil cream sauce, pesto. I can not begin to tell you how wonderful. Our salads were...More

Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This was one of the best experiences I've ever had at a restaurant and I've been to many. From the service as soon as we walked into the door to the table service to the food, everything was absolutely phenomenal. We had the french onion...More

Thank Kaitlin G
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Recent family meal was nice, waiter was attentive, equally manager/owner, only draw back was ambient lighting dimmed a bit too much for the mixed company in our group, food was good, and service was good.

Thank ukfisher202
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The waitress was sweet and our water glasses were kept full at all times. We waited 60 minutes for our entrees. When they came, I sent back my linguine with fried calamari because the batter was extremely thick, overcooked and hard without much taste. Kitchen...More

1  Thank Linda L
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Cafe Sam goes through its ups and downs, and the best description of our recent visit was that it was in a "down." The setting is nice, they have off-street parking, the service is very good, they just need to improve the food. I had...More

1  Thank bbwex
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It had been a few years since I had visited and I had always gone for dinner. This time I was there for lunch and the food is as good as I remember. They have a great menu and reasonably priced lunch entrees. Friend and...More

Thank Tripping9900
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5242 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-621-2000
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