Sometimes, the urge to have Italian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Pittsburgh's best Italian restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Pittsburgh. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Piccolo Forno or tell you that Lidia's Pittsburgh gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.



The linguini and tomato basil at Lucca's is delightful. In addition to good food, the casual air and efficient service provided a pleasant afternoon dining experience. On a warmer day, the outdoor seating would be a nice complement.

Station Square
Buca di Beppo


Locals warn that you should call Buca di Beppo several days in advance for reservations – this fun Italian eatery is that popular. This is a great place to go with the family or a group of festive pals. Meals are served family style, so be...  Read More

Strip District
Lidia's Pittsburgh


Vibrantly decorated two-level dining room serves up innovative Italian eats. A great value, its family-style Sunday dinner features main courses that feed 2-4 people for under $35. Lidia's signature Sunday Sauce (Italian sausage, pork, meatballs...  Read More

Mt. Washington
Monte Cello's


With the original location located in the North Hills area, Monte Cello's has served Pittsburgh locals with fabulous Italian fare for over 30 years. From mouthwatering starters like cheesy garlic bread or artichoke pizza dip to deep dish...  Read More

Piccolo Forno


Small in seating but big in taste, this Lawrenceville gem is well known for their specialty wood-fired pizzas and home-made pastas. Everything on the menu is inexpensive - it's all under $16. With brick walls and cozy, yet close quarters, the...  Read More