17th Street Cafe

★★★★★
  • 75 S 17th St

    Pittsburgh, PA 15203

    Cross street: 17th and Carson

    Map & Directions
  • 412-381-4566

About 17th Street Cafe

Hours
Monday thru Friday 11:00 am -4:00 pm for lunch Monday thru Thursday 4:00 pm -10:00 pm for dinner Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm -11:00 pm for dinner Sunday 4:00 pm -9:00 pm for dinner

Food

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AVOID AT ALL COSTS. The food is greasy and overpriced. The wine selection is better at any 7-11 in Iowa.

3
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AVOID AT ALL COSTS. The food is greasy and overpriced. The wine selection is better at any 7-11 in Iowa.

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I really wanted to like this place. I've heard great things about it, so when my friend gave me a coupon for it I decided that it was worth a try.

What a waste of money. This is what I like to call "faux-met". It's where a restaurant

3
★★★★★

I really wanted to like this place. I've heard great things about it, so when my friend gave me a coupon for it I decided that it was worth a try.

What a waste of money. This is what I like to call "faux-met". It's where a restaurant

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The food here is fantastic! The portions are just right and the staff couldn't be friendlier. I'd recommend 17th Street Cafe to anyone looking for a peaceful environment with great food.

3
★★★★★

The food here is fantastic! The portions are just right and the staff couldn't be friendlier. I'd recommend 17th Street Cafe to anyone looking for a peaceful environment with great food.

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The 17th Street Cafe is my favorite restaurant. The fried zucchini is so good it should be illegal. Cathy

3
★★★★★

The 17th Street Cafe is my favorite restaurant. The fried zucchini is so good it should be illegal. Cathy

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To our surprise, Mothers Day was an extremely extraordinary day. My mother doesn't like large crowds, so we have a hard time selecting a place, until we found this place. It is an intimate setting and they took reservations!!!! The

3
★★★★★

To our surprise, Mothers Day was an extremely extraordinary day. My mother doesn't like large crowds, so we have a hard time selecting a place, until we found this place. It is an intimate setting and they took reservations!!!! The

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I usually avoid restaurants on Mother's Day, but today was such a surprise! Although the place is small it is very cozy. The wait staff greeted us at the door and directed us to our seats. The bartender was personable with a beautiful

3
★★★★★

I usually avoid restaurants on Mother's Day, but today was such a surprise! Although the place is small it is very cozy. The wait staff greeted us at the door and directed us to our seats. The bartender was personable with a beautiful

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I read all these great reviews and much to my suprise they were all very wrong! This place is small, crampy and it smells stale. The service was slow and my meal was not that great. Also the food is very overpriced for the quality (i would

3
★★★★★

I read all these great reviews and much to my suprise they were all very wrong! This place is small, crampy and it smells stale. The service was slow and my meal was not that great. Also the food is very overpriced for the quality (i would

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I have been frequenting the 17th street cafe for several years and I have to say that it is by far my favorite place to dine in the Burgh. The food is always exceptional, the specials at times are unique but always have proven to be a

3
★★★★★

I have been frequenting the 17th street cafe for several years and I have to say that it is by far my favorite place to dine in the Burgh. The food is always exceptional, the specials at times are unique but always have proven to be a

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The 17th Street Cafe is my favorite place to take family, friends and clients. The chef is accomodating, the wait staff remembers folks by name and the rewards program and email coupons make the cost of eating out easier on the wallet. On

3
★★★★★

The 17th Street Cafe is my favorite place to take family, friends and clients. The chef is accomodating, the wait staff remembers folks by name and the rewards program and email coupons make the cost of eating out easier on the wallet. On

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Just stopped for a drink, but came back for the food. After two visits we know most of the staff by name. Best bartender in Pittsburgh. Feels like you're in a restaurant owned by your uncle, if your uncle were a gourmet chef. I had a

3
★★★★★

Just stopped for a drink, but came back for the food. After two visits we know most of the staff by name. Best bartender in Pittsburgh. Feels like you're in a restaurant owned by your uncle, if your uncle were a gourmet chef. I had a

Pros: Cheers atmosphere with gourmet food

Cons: Small, but cozy

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Went a couple of weeks ago to Nakayama Japenese steakhouse, good but otherwise unremarkable experience, after dinner wanted to get a drink with my wife, we spied the 17th street cafe down the block so we went in and sat at the bar.

3
★★★★★

Went a couple of weeks ago to Nakayama Japenese steakhouse, good but otherwise unremarkable experience, after dinner wanted to get a drink with my wife, we spied the 17th street cafe down the block so we went in and sat at the bar.

Pros: great food great atmosphere

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In town on business, my co-worker and I had already been disappointed by 2 other restaurants on Carson Street; so we ambled around and saw this place down a "side street" (17th).\r
Although the place was busy, the host found us a spot at

3
★★★★★

In town on business, my co-worker and I had already been disappointed by 2 other restaurants on Carson Street; so we ambled around and saw this place down a "side street" (17th).\r
Although the place was busy, the host found us a spot at

Pros: Friendly staff, great food

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I've been reading reviews online about this place on review sites like this for years. Ive eaten here three times and have been disappointed every time. The reason I keep going back is that I keep seeing these rave reviews and tell

3
★★★★★

I've been reading reviews online about this place on review sites like this for years. Ive eaten here three times and have been disappointed every time. The reason I keep going back is that I keep seeing these rave reviews and tell

Pros: None (Really wanted to find sometning)

Cons: Way Overpriced/Slow Service

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After discovering this restaurant 2 years ago, my wife and I have visited a number of times, some of them with friends or relatives. We've never been disappointed (nor have the people who've accompanied us) with the quality of the food in

3
★★★★★

After discovering this restaurant 2 years ago, my wife and I have visited a number of times, some of them with friends or relatives. We've never been disappointed (nor have the people who've accompanied us) with the quality of the food in

Pros: Great food, great service, intimate atmosphere

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I have been to this restaurant a million times and it keeps on getting better. The menu has something for everyone and every item is delicious. The owners are so friendly and always come over to each table wanting feedback. I just stopped

3
★★★★★

I have been to this restaurant a million times and it keeps on getting better. The menu has something for everyone and every item is delicious. The owners are so friendly and always come over to each table wanting feedback. I just stopped

Pros: amazing food, friendly staff, great location

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This was my first and definately last visit to this extremely over-rated restaurant. While the food was decent (although i've definately had much better in the pittsburgh area), the service was terrible. It took forever to get my drink

3
★★★★★

This was my first and definately last visit to this extremely over-rated restaurant. While the food was decent (although i've definately had much better in the pittsburgh area), the service was terrible. It took forever to get my drink

Pros: average food

Cons: awful service

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First time here last night and will not be the last. Great food, great service (C.B.), and great atmosphere! The chicken pasquale and mushroom ravioli were terrific-not to mention the georgia peach cocktails! YUM

3
★★★★★

First time here last night and will not be the last. Great food, great service (C.B.), and great atmosphere! The chicken pasquale and mushroom ravioli were terrific-not to mention the georgia peach cocktails! YUM

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I'm confused. This place consistently gets rave online reviews (city search, trip advisor) but I just don't get it. $20+ pasta dishes are really small, left me hungry. The server (on my last visit) brought my first cocktail with

3
★★★★★

I'm confused. This place consistently gets rave online reviews (city search, trip advisor) but I just don't get it. $20+ pasta dishes are really small, left me hungry. The server (on my last visit) brought my first cocktail with

Pros: food was good

Cons: service was really slow

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This little cafe offers a wonderful setting for you and your family, or you and your special someone! My wife and I have been going to 17th St for years, and it has always been our special little place! The food is amazing, the people who work there have always been so nice and the food has Never Once Disappointed! The wine list is extensive, and the atmosphere is the best part. The seating area is not to expansive so you never feel crowed in!
Only advice I have is to take advantage of the valet parking they offer. Parking on the south side of Pittsburgh is almost impossible on the weekend! Besides that, enjoy, it really is a wonderful place!

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★★★★★

This little cafe offers a wonderful setting for you and your family, or you and your special someone! My wife and I have been going to 17th St for years, and it has always been our special little place! The food is amazing, the people who work there have always been so nice and the food has Never Once Disappointed! The wine list is extensive, and the atmosphere is the best part. The seating area is not to expansive so you never feel crowed in!
Only advice I have is to take advantage of the valet parking they offer. Parking on the south side of Pittsburgh is almost impossible on the weekend! Besides that, enjoy, it really is a wonderful place!

Pros: People

Cons: Parking

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This is a very cute restaurant, but it is not worth the wait. My friends and I waited for ever to get into this place and when we finally got seated we felt as if we were rushed out the door! I mean, i enjoy quick service but I wasn't the only one who could tell that our server was in a big hurry to get us out. We ended up spending more time waiting than eating. I had heard great things about this restaurant, but I was not impressed with my food. I knew it was going to be pricey to eat here and I don't mind paying the price for a good meal, but I feel as though I paid for a good meal but only got a meal that was less than average. Needless to say, I felt very ripped off after leaving this place. I think there are plenty of places on Carson Street where I could have gotten a better meal.

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★★☆☆☆

This is a very cute restaurant, but it is not worth the wait. My friends and I waited for ever to get into this place and when we finally got seated we felt as if we were rushed out the door! I mean, i enjoy quick service but I wasn't the only one who could tell that our server was in a big hurry to get us out. We ended up spending more time waiting than eating. I had heard great things about this restaurant, but I was not impressed with my food. I knew it was going to be pricey to eat here and I don't mind paying the price for a good meal, but I feel as though I paid for a good meal but only got a meal that was less than average. Needless to say, I felt very ripped off after leaving this place. I think there are plenty of places on Carson Street where I could have gotten a better meal.

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We just went to 17th St. Cafe for our anniversary and had a great time. They have an excellent menu, with seasonal variety. We couldn't have been happier. It was so cozy, elegant, and all that coupled with a charming staff made for a perfect evening out!

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★★★★☆

We just went to 17th St. Cafe for our anniversary and had a great time. They have an excellent menu, with seasonal variety. We couldn't have been happier. It was so cozy, elegant, and all that coupled with a charming staff made for a perfect evening out!

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When I would pass this restaurant in the past, I always thought it was bar food, greasy and fried. But a friend suggested we go there one night and I am sooo glad we did. The place was quaint, a great place for a date with someone special. The food was delicious and the presentation was very classy. The service was friendly and just the right amount of quickness. Didn't make you feel rushed, but you weren't waiting for your food forever. I highly recommend this restaurant, its a must try.

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★★★★★

When I would pass this restaurant in the past, I always thought it was bar food, greasy and fried. But a friend suggested we go there one night and I am sooo glad we did. The place was quaint, a great place for a date with someone special. The food was delicious and the presentation was very classy. The service was friendly and just the right amount of quickness. Didn't make you feel rushed, but you weren't waiting for your food forever. I highly recommend this restaurant, its a must try.

Pros: Great food, Great Service

Cons: Because its soo good, there is a wait time, but its well worth it.

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I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED AFTER EATING HERE. ALTHOUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT WAS CUTE AND COZY, THE STAFF WAS UPTIGHT AND NOT VERY FRIENDLY. I ALSO WAS VERY DISAPOINTED IN THE FOOD, I ORDERED VEAL AND IT WAS VERY BLAND AND TOUGH, ALTHOUGH MY HUSBAND'S DISH WAS OK. I WAS INTERRUPTED BY THE CHEF IN THE MIDDLE OF MY MEAL WHICH WAS QUITE BOTHERSOME. IF YOU WANT A PRIVATE SETTING THIS IS NOT THE PLACE.

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I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED AFTER EATING HERE. ALTHOUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT WAS CUTE AND COZY, THE STAFF WAS UPTIGHT AND NOT VERY FRIENDLY. I ALSO WAS VERY DISAPOINTED IN THE FOOD, I ORDERED VEAL AND IT WAS VERY BLAND AND TOUGH, ALTHOUGH MY HUSBAND'S DISH WAS OK. I WAS INTERRUPTED BY THE CHEF IN THE MIDDLE OF MY MEAL WHICH WAS QUITE BOTHERSOME. IF YOU WANT A PRIVATE SETTING THIS IS NOT THE PLACE.

Pros: CUTE SETTING, GOOD LOCATION

Cons: TOO SMALL, I FELT SQUEEZED IN, LOW QUALITY FOOD, NO PARKING

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Yum Yum!

I love this restaurant. I live in Vancouver Canada and this is always my first stop in Pittsburgh. The stuffed banana peppers are really outstanding. Great food, great staff and cool room. Try it - you will love it. Gourmet food at a totally reasonable price!

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Yum Yum!

I love this restaurant. I live in Vancouver Canada and this is always my first stop in Pittsburgh. The stuffed banana peppers are really outstanding. Great food, great staff and cool room. Try it - you will love it. Gourmet food at a totally reasonable price!

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My husband and I were in Pittsburgh for the Inpex Inventor's Expo held June 11-14, 2008. This is absolutely the place to go to experience "the South Side" of Pittsburgh. I loved the ambiance of this place. The staff were terrific and the food was excellent.

Avoid Carson Street which is the nearby street with all the restaurants on the South Side and head to the 17th Street Cafe.

Loved it...but bring your credit card unless you have plenty of cash.

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My husband and I were in Pittsburgh for the Inpex Inventor's Expo held June 11-14, 2008. This is absolutely the place to go to experience "the South Side" of Pittsburgh. I loved the ambiance of this place. The staff were terrific and the food was excellent.

Avoid Carson Street which is the nearby street with all the restaurants on the South Side and head to the 17th Street Cafe.

Loved it...but bring your credit card unless you have plenty of cash.

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With an extensive wine list and "build your own burger" option, this small eatery serves classic cuisine with modern style.

 

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