Tessaro's Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 4601 Liberty Ave

    Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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  • 412-682-6809

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A group of us stopped in for dinner last night and were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. I see most of the reviews posted about this place argue that it lacks in service. We had no issues with our waitress. In fact, we got our drinks right away, the food came out fresh and delicious, and we didn't have to sit around waiting for our check. Having just moved to Bloomfield, I will frequent this place more often.

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★★★★★

A group of us stopped in for dinner last night and were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. I see most of the reviews posted about this place argue that it lacks in service. We had no issues with our waitress. In fact, we got our drinks right away, the food came out fresh and delicious, and we didn't have to sit around waiting for our check. Having just moved to Bloomfield, I will frequent this place more often.

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Stop hatin'. The Harrington is a family that cares! Ena is awesome and Tee, well, she is the matriarch for many misplaced people. Great food and a legacy well beyond all food reviews. Not a franchise but real people. I want a job there but

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★★★★★

Stop hatin'. The Harrington is a family that cares! Ena is awesome and Tee, well, she is the matriarch for many misplaced people. Great food and a legacy well beyond all food reviews. Not a franchise but real people. I want a job there but

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This place sucked. You had to walk by countless blacks to get there. The waiter I had was some young punk kid who kept walking by people, farting by them, then laughing and high fiving the bartender. What kind of establishment does this?

3
★★★★★

This place sucked. You had to walk by countless blacks to get there. The waiter I had was some young punk kid who kept walking by people, farting by them, then laughing and high fiving the bartender. What kind of establishment does this?

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Great grill restaurant in the heart of Bloomfield!
Excellent steak and burgers... The burgers are rather large!
Great bbq ribs, but only served on Thursday night.
I used to frequent this place when I lived in the city.
Owner is very friendly. Hostess (I believe the wife of the owner/ co-owner) didn't take my name, but rather the fact that I had curly hair.. I thought that was interesting.

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★★★★★

Great grill restaurant in the heart of Bloomfield!
Excellent steak and burgers... The burgers are rather large!
Great bbq ribs, but only served on Thursday night.
I used to frequent this place when I lived in the city.
Owner is very friendly. Hostess (I believe the wife of the owner/ co-owner) didn't take my name, but rather the fact that I had curly hair.. I thought that was interesting.

Pros: Great burgers, steaks and barbecue ribs

Cons: barbecue ribs only served on Thursdays, often wait for table

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We joined them for lunch with my two small kids. The burgers were execellent. The other sandwiches and sides were good, but not exceptional. It is prone to be crowded and the building is a bit awkward.

In short, go for the burgers!

4
★★★★☆

We joined them for lunch with my two small kids. The burgers were execellent. The other sandwiches and sides were good, but not exceptional. It is prone to be crowded and the building is a bit awkward.

In short, go for the burgers!

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I went with three friends to eat at Tessaro's on a rainy Saturday evening. I dropped them off while I parked the car. The hostess sat them and when she found out I was parking the car, she told them literally to "GET UP." She said they wouldn't seat them because I wasn't there. By that time I had arrived at the table my friends were still in shock by the utter rudeness. Tessaro's was a Pittsburgh institution that my family had frequented for years. Our treatment is a disgrace to its reputation

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★☆☆☆☆

I went with three friends to eat at Tessaro's on a rainy Saturday evening. I dropped them off while I parked the car. The hostess sat them and when she found out I was parking the car, she told them literally to "GET UP." She said they wouldn't seat them because I wasn't there. By that time I had arrived at the table my friends were still in shock by the utter rudeness. Tessaro's was a Pittsburgh institution that my family had frequented for years. Our treatment is a disgrace to its reputation

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I went with three friends to eat at Tessaro's on a rainy Saturday evening. I dropped them off while I parked the car. The hostess sat them and when she found out I was parking the car, she told them literally to "GET UP." She said they wouldn't seat them because I wasn't there. By that time I had arrived at the table my friends were still in shock by the utter rudeness. Tessaro's was a Pittsburgh institution that my family had frequented for years. Our treatment is a disgrace to its reputation

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★☆☆☆☆

I went with three friends to eat at Tessaro's on a rainy Saturday evening. I dropped them off while I parked the car. The hostess sat them and when she found out I was parking the car, she told them literally to "GET UP." She said they wouldn't seat them because I wasn't there. By that time I had arrived at the table my friends were still in shock by the utter rudeness. Tessaro's was a Pittsburgh institution that my family had frequented for years. Our treatment is a disgrace to its reputation

Pros: reputation

Cons: rude treatment

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best wood fired grilled burgers and steaks

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★★★★☆

best wood fired grilled burgers and steaks

Cons: crowded

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After searching Pittsburgh for a decent hamburger, I kept getting recommendation for Tessaro's from friends and from internet searches.

I dined alone, early afternoon, when they were not busy. I got attitude when saying I was by myself. I was seated at a cramped table, and everything looked dirty.

I ordered a burger, cooked medium, with cheese and some condiments. Since they don't have a fryer, I ordered some of their potatoes, which are cooked on the grill with onions, peppers and spices.

The burger came out well done. Grrr. If there is ONE THING that upsets me the most when ordering any meat, it is if you ask me how I would like it cooked, and don't bring it to me that way! The bun was nearly impenetrable by my teeth, causing the insides of the sandwich to come spurting out the back end. The meat was dry and flavorless - utterly tasteless. The lettuce was wilted, and the tomato was also flavorless. The ketchup bottle on the table was disgustingly filthy, so much so that I didn't use it. I am not averse to dirt or funkiness, but it was truly gross.

The potatoes had been on the grill so long they were nothing but a gelatinous, gooey, greasy mess. I only took one bite.

NOT ONCE did the waiter ask if I was satisfied or needed a refill on my drink or anything.

I did not leave a tip.

There are MUCH BETTER places that this place to get a good burger in Pittsburgh. Try Atria's (the original place in Mt. Lebanon), or Molly O'Grady's, also in Mt. Lebanon. Both serve burgers WAY BETTER than Tessaro's.

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★☆☆☆☆

After searching Pittsburgh for a decent hamburger, I kept getting recommendation for Tessaro's from friends and from internet searches.

I dined alone, early afternoon, when they were not busy. I got attitude when saying I was by myself. I was seated at a cramped table, and everything looked dirty.

I ordered a burger, cooked medium, with cheese and some condiments. Since they don't have a fryer, I ordered some of their potatoes, which are cooked on the grill with onions, peppers and spices.

The burger came out well done. Grrr. If there is ONE THING that upsets me the most when ordering any meat, it is if you ask me how I would like it cooked, and don't bring it to me that way! The bun was nearly impenetrable by my teeth, causing the insides of the sandwich to come spurting out the back end. The meat was dry and flavorless - utterly tasteless. The lettuce was wilted, and the tomato was also flavorless. The ketchup bottle on the table was disgustingly filthy, so much so that I didn't use it. I am not averse to dirt or funkiness, but it was truly gross.

The potatoes had been on the grill so long they were nothing but a gelatinous, gooey, greasy mess. I only took one bite.

NOT ONCE did the waiter ask if I was satisfied or needed a refill on my drink or anything.

I did not leave a tip.

There are MUCH BETTER places that this place to get a good burger in Pittsburgh. Try Atria's (the original place in Mt. Lebanon), or Molly O'Grady's, also in Mt. Lebanon. Both serve burgers WAY BETTER than Tessaro's.

Pros: None that I can think of...

Cons: Plenty, from poor seating to mediocre food

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The smell of the food cooking keeps you coming back. Excellent!

2
★★★★☆

The smell of the food cooking keeps you coming back. Excellent!

Pros: Their chicken sandwich melts in your mouth

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What a joke, Don't get me wromg the food is excellent, but who wants to dine at a restaurant when all the owner Tee and her daughters do is constantly stare and criticize as if there sh--does not stink. They are very unprofessional owners and they are shifting many people away. Has anyone noticed how cheap things are getting since Kelly has passed away? Toilet paper is thinner than thin, crackers have changed brands, soup is nasty as all hell, there are always dirty tableclothes. Not a very warm and welcoming place. I have been eating at Tessaro's for upteen years now but recently put a stop to it. It is definately not the same without Kelly. Not to mention, The one daughter who they have working for them who follows mommy around is judge harrington who was fired from the city of pittsburgh due to the fact that when she was working out at the YMCA downtown pittsburgh, she was reusing her once published parking ticket everyday on her vehicle so that she would not get ticketed again. Thats professional huh? But has the nerve to criticize everyone else. Don't waste your time. I feel they dont appreciate customers, but they are simply worried about making money. You are better off going to Wendy's

1
★☆☆☆☆

What a joke, Don't get me wromg the food is excellent, but who wants to dine at a restaurant when all the owner Tee and her daughters do is constantly stare and criticize as if there sh--does not stink. They are very unprofessional owners and they are shifting many people away. Has anyone noticed how cheap things are getting since Kelly has passed away? Toilet paper is thinner than thin, crackers have changed brands, soup is nasty as all hell, there are always dirty tableclothes. Not a very warm and welcoming place. I have been eating at Tessaro's for upteen years now but recently put a stop to it. It is definately not the same without Kelly. Not to mention, The one daughter who they have working for them who follows mommy around is judge harrington who was fired from the city of pittsburgh due to the fact that when she was working out at the YMCA downtown pittsburgh, she was reusing her once published parking ticket everyday on her vehicle so that she would not get ticketed again. Thats professional huh? But has the nerve to criticize everyone else. Don't waste your time. I feel they dont appreciate customers, but they are simply worried about making money. You are better off going to Wendy's

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I recently went to Tessaro's in search of the best burger in Pittsburgh...it was not here. It was a decent burger, but not as spectacular as other reviews make it seem. Still, a nice, casual place to grab a good dinner.

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★★★☆☆

I recently went to Tessaro's in search of the best burger in Pittsburgh...it was not here. It was a decent burger, but not as spectacular as other reviews make it seem. Still, a nice, casual place to grab a good dinner.

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this place does not beat fat heads in the south side as far as burgers are concerned. fat head still serves the tastiest burgers in town!

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★★★☆☆

this place does not beat fat heads in the south side as far as burgers are concerned. fat head still serves the tastiest burgers in town!

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Period. One of the few places in Pittsburgh where you don't have to worry much about bratty kids as there are no high-chairs or kids menus....refreshing.

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★★★★★

Period. One of the few places in Pittsburgh where you don't have to worry much about bratty kids as there are no high-chairs or kids menus....refreshing.

Pros: No kids menu, no high-chairs...

Cons: None

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This place has the best hamburgers in the world. I have lived in several different countries and a couple different cities in the USA and Tessaro's is the best hamburger that I have ever eaten. My personal favorite is a medium-well Dry Blue Cheeseburger. Just don't get the burger well done, most of my friends from Asia order everything well done for safety reasons. At Tessaro's, they cook the burgers on a chargrill and well done burgers are usually dry. Stick to a medium-well burger and you will be rewarded with the best tasting burger ever. I even take new students from Yale to Tessaro's and every since person agrees that it is definitely better than the hamburger at Louis' Lunch.

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★★★★★

This place has the best hamburgers in the world. I have lived in several different countries and a couple different cities in the USA and Tessaro's is the best hamburger that I have ever eaten. My personal favorite is a medium-well Dry Blue Cheeseburger. Just don't get the burger well done, most of my friends from Asia order everything well done for safety reasons. At Tessaro's, they cook the burgers on a chargrill and well done burgers are usually dry. Stick to a medium-well burger and you will be rewarded with the best tasting burger ever. I even take new students from Yale to Tessaro's and every since person agrees that it is definitely better than the hamburger at Louis' Lunch.

Pros: The hamburger! Don't get distracted by the other menu items, stick to the burger!

Cons: Parking and small waiting area. Don't go on a Friday or Saturday night if it is cold outside.

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No doubt, the burgers are great. The cooks work hard.

But, be prepared for the attitude of the hostess, who along with the owner "Tee," will look you up and down when you walk in, while others who arrive later are seated before you (apparently they go by party size, not first come first serve, even though they will not take reservations). You do not get the atmosphere of a friendly neighborhood bar from such a greeting.

When you get the burger, it will be placed on a denim tablecloths are soaked with stains. I watched as others left and the dirty tablecloths are simply shaken off, no matter how filthy.

It then takes forever to get the attention of the waitress, who has an attitude like the hostess and the owner.

Despite the wait and the inability to get the attention of the waitress, the hostess and owner will glare at you when others are waiting for a table in their cramped seating area.

So, by the time you finish the burger, the experience is far less than satisfying, unless filthy conditions and rude staff are your thing.

0
★☆☆☆☆

No doubt, the burgers are great. The cooks work hard.

But, be prepared for the attitude of the hostess, who along with the owner "Tee," will look you up and down when you walk in, while others who arrive later are seated before you (apparently they go by party size, not first come first serve, even though they will not take reservations). You do not get the atmosphere of a friendly neighborhood bar from such a greeting.

When you get the burger, it will be placed on a denim tablecloths are soaked with stains. I watched as others left and the dirty tablecloths are simply shaken off, no matter how filthy.

It then takes forever to get the attention of the waitress, who has an attitude like the hostess and the owner.

Despite the wait and the inability to get the attention of the waitress, the hostess and owner will glare at you when others are waiting for a table in their cramped seating area.

So, by the time you finish the burger, the experience is far less than satisfying, unless filthy conditions and rude staff are your thing.

Pros: great burger, but...

Cons: rude staff, filthy conditions even for a bar & grille

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I have been eating at Tessaro's since I was very little. I have not lived in Pittsburgh since 2000.....but everytime I come into town, I go straight to Tessaro's from the Airport; luggage and all!!! They not only have the best ribs on Thursdays and the best Mexican on Mondays, but they have the BEST BURGERS IN THE WORLD!!!!!! The Atmosphere is what really makes the experience. You see people enjoying great food for very little money! Kelly and the entire staff make the experience for you!

2
★★★★★

I have been eating at Tessaro's since I was very little. I have not lived in Pittsburgh since 2000.....but everytime I come into town, I go straight to Tessaro's from the Airport; luggage and all!!! They not only have the best ribs on Thursdays and the best Mexican on Mondays, but they have the BEST BURGERS IN THE WORLD!!!!!! The Atmosphere is what really makes the experience. You see people enjoying great food for very little money! Kelly and the entire staff make the experience for you!

Pros: Freshness of seafood, steaks and burgers. Napkins, atmosphere.....

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The seating was reasonably prompt despite the crowded atmosphere, and the service was fine. However, the food was frankly unspectacular. I ordered their famous and award-winning hamburger while my wife had the prawns. They weren't bad, but we were a little disappointed given their reputation for great food. The prices also were not exactly $ (more like $$). Just tailor your expectations.

1
★★★☆☆

The seating was reasonably prompt despite the crowded atmosphere, and the service was fine. However, the food was frankly unspectacular. I ordered their famous and award-winning hamburger while my wife had the prawns. They weren't bad, but we were a little disappointed given their reputation for great food. The prices also were not exactly $ (more like $$). Just tailor your expectations.

Pros: Prompt seating, good service

Cons: Food not great, little pricy

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I enjoyed the burgers the wait was a little long but not excessive (as the food was great). The staff could smile a little more and this website should not have a minimum of 100 characters.

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★★★★★

I enjoyed the burgers the wait was a little long but not excessive (as the food was great). The staff could smile a little more and this website should not have a minimum of 100 characters.

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No joke, the single best cheeseburger I've ever had in my life. I mean, it's not even close. Great atmosphere, too.

2
★★★★★

No joke, the single best cheeseburger I've ever had in my life. I mean, it's not even close. Great atmosphere, too.

Pros: food, staff, vibe

Cons: parking is sparse, can get cramped in there

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I was a big fan of Tessaro's 20 years ago, and looked forward to eating there when I moved back to Pittsburgh recently. I made sure to go on a Thursday to enjoy their ribs, but I was quite disappointed. The ribs were burnt on the outside, and cold on the inside. They had clearly been cooked in advance, refrigerated, and reheated before serving. I've been there twice in the past year hoping that it was just an off night, but in fact, I find the quality isn't what it used to be.

1
★★★☆☆

I was a big fan of Tessaro's 20 years ago, and looked forward to eating there when I moved back to Pittsburgh recently. I made sure to go on a Thursday to enjoy their ribs, but I was quite disappointed. The ribs were burnt on the outside, and cold on the inside. They had clearly been cooked in advance, refrigerated, and reheated before serving. I've been there twice in the past year hoping that it was just an off night, but in fact, I find the quality isn't what it used to be.

Pros: Gotta love seeing that hardwood grill fired up in back

Cons: Crowded, sometimes a long wait for a table

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Tessaro's has theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee best hamburger i've ever eaten in my life. No other hamburger on the east coast can compare! Of course you can drop by at Wendy's, McDonald's, Red Robin, Fuddruckers or Eatn' Park and grab one of their "prized" hamburgers, however, a Tessaros hamburger cannot be compared to such inferior pieces of meat slapped between mediocore buns. Once you try a Tessaro's hamburger, there's no turning back and every other hamburger tastes...well not what they're supposed to taste like. Bottom line......Tessaro's hamburgers mean BUSINESS. In addition to their hamburgers, their RIBS are top notch!!! Although they are only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, they are definitely worth waiting for=) Last but certainly not least, the people working at Tessaro's are very friendly, warm, and helpful.

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★★★★★

Tessaro's has theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee best hamburger i've ever eaten in my life. No other hamburger on the east coast can compare! Of course you can drop by at Wendy's, McDonald's, Red Robin, Fuddruckers or Eatn' Park and grab one of their "prized" hamburgers, however, a Tessaros hamburger cannot be compared to such inferior pieces of meat slapped between mediocore buns. Once you try a Tessaro's hamburger, there's no turning back and every other hamburger tastes...well not what they're supposed to taste like. Bottom line......Tessaro's hamburgers mean BUSINESS. In addition to their hamburgers, their RIBS are top notch!!! Although they are only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, they are definitely worth waiting for=) Last but certainly not least, the people working at Tessaro's are very friendly, warm, and helpful.

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Sorry - my experience was anything but stellar. Seating was quick, it was late afternoon and they were not busy. After reading reviews here and elsewhere that this was the best burger in the 'Burgh, I had to try it. I ordered it cooked medium. It came out beyond well done. Since I was so hungry, I decided to not send it back. The bun was nearly inedible, with a very tough skin and difficult to bite through, which made the burger and condiments want to squeeze out the back when trying to take a bite! Very lackluster flavoring of the meat - probably because it was a hockey puck.

Cardinal sin of ANY beef order - if you ask me how I want it cooked, you had better dang well cook it that way! If not, what's the point in asking?

The home fries were nothing of the sort - more like mush that had been sitting on the grill soaking up grease for far too long.

Even the soda pop lacked any fizz.

Maybe it was an off day, but I've had better tasting burgers from Johnny Rockets.

Now, if you want a GREAT burger, head to Mt. Lebanon and try the original Atria's!

1
★★☆☆☆

Sorry - my experience was anything but stellar. Seating was quick, it was late afternoon and they were not busy. After reading reviews here and elsewhere that this was the best burger in the 'Burgh, I had to try it. I ordered it cooked medium. It came out beyond well done. Since I was so hungry, I decided to not send it back. The bun was nearly inedible, with a very tough skin and difficult to bite through, which made the burger and condiments want to squeeze out the back when trying to take a bite! Very lackluster flavoring of the meat - probably because it was a hockey puck.

Cardinal sin of ANY beef order - if you ask me how I want it cooked, you had better dang well cook it that way! If not, what's the point in asking?

The home fries were nothing of the sort - more like mush that had been sitting on the grill soaking up grease for far too long.

Even the soda pop lacked any fizz.

Maybe it was an off day, but I've had better tasting burgers from Johnny Rockets.

Now, if you want a GREAT burger, head to Mt. Lebanon and try the original Atria's!

Pros: None

Cons: Parking, cook it the way THEY want

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My boyfriend and I went to Tessaro's on a Monday afternoon based on the great reviews about their burgers and salads. No joke, this place has absolutely the best hamburger. It is a half pound of perfectly cooked, juicy, meaty perfection. The only thing that matched to delicious burger was the service and atmosphere. Tessaro's is a classic corner bar where the food and people are honest and inviting. We had a great time chatting it up with Suzy and the owner Kelley. Their hospitality was second to none. For luch, we started with a salad and chili. The salad had an amazing, chucky, homemade blue cheese dressing that was super yummy, and the salad was a fresh. The chili had more of a sweet tang to it, which was fine... but I would never choose it over the burger. The burger was served on a roll that actually had flavor and texture...not a piece of tasteless cardboard. The cheese was minimal, but that's ok, it would be criminal to cover up the taste of the burger. Did I say the burger was AWESOME!!! We chose potato salad and home fries as sides. They were ok, but no outstanding. The beer flowed at a great pace and the meal, overall, was awesome. You cannot go wrong if you want a great burger at a super friendly bar!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to Tessaro's on a Monday afternoon based on the great reviews about their burgers and salads. No joke, this place has absolutely the best hamburger. It is a half pound of perfectly cooked, juicy, meaty perfection. The only thing that matched to delicious burger was the service and atmosphere. Tessaro's is a classic corner bar where the food and people are honest and inviting. We had a great time chatting it up with Suzy and the owner Kelley. Their hospitality was second to none. For luch, we started with a salad and chili. The salad had an amazing, chucky, homemade blue cheese dressing that was super yummy, and the salad was a fresh. The chili had more of a sweet tang to it, which was fine... but I would never choose it over the burger. The burger was served on a roll that actually had flavor and texture...not a piece of tasteless cardboard. The cheese was minimal, but that's ok, it would be criminal to cover up the taste of the burger. Did I say the burger was AWESOME!!! We chose potato salad and home fries as sides. They were ok, but no outstanding. The beer flowed at a great pace and the meal, overall, was awesome. You cannot go wrong if you want a great burger at a super friendly bar!

Pros: Best Burger, Great Staff

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I've been to Tessaro's several times and absolutely love their burgers - to me there's no better anywhere. I also love the potato salad. But...I don't agree with their seating policy. It should be first come first seated! If I'm a party of two and arrive before a party of three and one table opens up - if that table can fit more than two they get the table, not me. I'm forced to wait for a table that won't be "wasted" on my measly party of two. The last time that happened I took my business down the street to Dells instead.

2
★★★★☆

I've been to Tessaro's several times and absolutely love their burgers - to me there's no better anywhere. I also love the potato salad. But...I don't agree with their seating policy. It should be first come first seated! If I'm a party of two and arrive before a party of three and one table opens up - if that table can fit more than two they get the table, not me. I'm forced to wait for a table that won't be "wasted" on my measly party of two. The last time that happened I took my business down the street to Dells instead.

Pros: Great Burgers & Steak

Cons: unfair seating policy, no waiting area, crowded tables

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Absolutley the best burgers in Pittsburgh!!! They are well worth the wait to get into the restaurant. They also have fabulous "huge" salads like Elaine ordered on Seinfield. They have several good beers on tap. It is a great restaurant to visit with friends and worth the drive. Take your appetite!!

2
★★★★★

Absolutley the best burgers in Pittsburgh!!! They are well worth the wait to get into the restaurant. They also have fabulous "huge" salads like Elaine ordered on Seinfield. They have several good beers on tap. It is a great restaurant to visit with friends and worth the drive. Take your appetite!!

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My husband and I stopped by Tessaro's on a recent Friday night. We were seated withon 40 minutes (not bad for a Friday night with a Pitt game on) and had the BEST burgers! If you don't like it burnt on the outside (I don't) ask for NO CHARR! I did and they were happy to accomodate me! The place NEVER disappoints!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I stopped by Tessaro's on a recent Friday night. We were seated withon 40 minutes (not bad for a Friday night with a Pitt game on) and had the BEST burgers! If you don't like it burnt on the outside (I don't) ask for NO CHARR! I did and they were happy to accomodate me! The place NEVER disappoints!

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Burgers are great-so is the Chicken breast anything(salad-sandwich) Ask for you veggies to be grilled than ask for their honey mustard dressing to dip them in!!!! hmmmm....to die for!!!!

2
★★★★★

Burgers are great-so is the Chicken breast anything(salad-sandwich) Ask for you veggies to be grilled than ask for their honey mustard dressing to dip them in!!!! hmmmm....to die for!!!!

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Thank you, Kelly, for the best burgers and the best service. Tessaro's is simply the absolute best in the business.

And don't miss Mexican night on Mondays!

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★★★★★

Thank you, Kelly, for the best burgers and the best service. Tessaro's is simply the absolute best in the business.

And don't miss Mexican night on Mondays!

Pros: More than just burgers- the chicken, fish and mexican are stellar as well.

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I want to come back to Pittsburgh and eat at Tessaro' s.
I have followed many careers in my time but never have I seen and heard a prophecy
fulfilled as well as Kelly, Ena and Tee's . Twenty some or more years ago they wanted to have the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. Cool. Dennis, I know you helped, Moira too.
Do you ship to Texas. Fluf.

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★★★★★

I want to come back to Pittsburgh and eat at Tessaro' s.
I have followed many careers in my time but never have I seen and heard a prophecy
fulfilled as well as Kelly, Ena and Tee's . Twenty some or more years ago they wanted to have the best restaurant in Pittsburgh. Cool. Dennis, I know you helped, Moira too.
Do you ship to Texas. Fluf.

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Quite simply, you haven't had a burger until you have had a Tessaro's burger. More than a mouthful, always juicy, and with a delectable taste provided by the hardwood grille. Some may be initially disappointed by the lack of french fries, but not to fret. The homemade grilled homefries are a wonderful complement to your burger bliss. My personal favorite is the Gourmet Burger with grilled mushrooms, onions, and crumbled bleu cheese. Interesting, for lunch, their version of tuna melt is bar for the best I have had.

2
★★★★★

Quite simply, you haven't had a burger until you have had a Tessaro's burger. More than a mouthful, always juicy, and with a delectable taste provided by the hardwood grille. Some may be initially disappointed by the lack of french fries, but not to fret. The homemade grilled homefries are a wonderful complement to your burger bliss. My personal favorite is the Gourmet Burger with grilled mushrooms, onions, and crumbled bleu cheese. Interesting, for lunch, their version of tuna melt is bar for the best I have had.

Pros: Hardwood Grill, best burger ever

Cons: parking, no waiting area, can be crowded

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Get here early because everyone in Pittsburgh knows these burgers are worth waiting for, and wait they will. A fantastic restaurant that makes you realize that a plain old hamburger CAN be a gourmet experience. The salads and side dishes are nothing to sneeze at, either, with generous portions and the freshest ingredients. A small bar area makes this the perfect place to frequent for games as well. A Bloomfield institution.

5
★★★★★

Get here early because everyone in Pittsburgh knows these burgers are worth waiting for, and wait they will. A fantastic restaurant that makes you realize that a plain old hamburger CAN be a gourmet experience. The salads and side dishes are nothing to sneeze at, either, with generous portions and the freshest ingredients. A small bar area makes this the perfect place to frequent for games as well. A Bloomfield institution.

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This place is the best place to grab a quick bite to eat. The food is absolutely wonderful. The burgers are the best i have ever eaten. They are soo freakin juicy. The bluecheese one is great! also try the steak sandwich. YUMM

4
★★★★☆

This place is the best place to grab a quick bite to eat. The food is absolutely wonderful. The burgers are the best i have ever eaten. They are soo freakin juicy. The bluecheese one is great! also try the steak sandwich. YUMM

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If you want a juicy - non premade burger you are in for a treat. They grill it over hickory woods in their TINY kitchen. Boy it melts in your mouth. The burger comes with a choice of cole slaw, potato salad, or chips. You can substitute a salad for a small charge. There is no deep fryer in the restaurant so no fried foods. They also have wonderful sea food specials however they are a little more pricey. Everything I have ever had at Tessaro's has been wonderful. There is often a wait on a Friday or Saturday night so be prepared.

5
★★★★★

If you want a juicy - non premade burger you are in for a treat. They grill it over hickory woods in their TINY kitchen. Boy it melts in your mouth. The burger comes with a choice of cole slaw, potato salad, or chips. You can substitute a salad for a small charge. There is no deep fryer in the restaurant so no fried foods. They also have wonderful sea food specials however they are a little more pricey. Everything I have ever had at Tessaro's has been wonderful. There is often a wait on a Friday or Saturday night so be prepared.

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My husband and I went here for the first time about 2 years ago and we were very impressed! You can simply not find a better burger in town! Primanti's is great for a Primanti's sandwich, but they don't specialize in a great burger.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I went here for the first time about 2 years ago and we were very impressed! You can simply not find a better burger in town! Primanti's is great for a Primanti's sandwich, but they don't specialize in a great burger.

Pros: Location, Taste, Service

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There are many terrific burger joints and I have eaten in many of them located all over the country. But Tessaro's is unique and no others are like it. I am a chef who has cooked in many kitchens and tasted great burgers before. Tessaro's has a unique kitchen where bugers are butchered and made in the same location. The combination of top cuts like File and Strips combined with Fatter meats make for true Meat flavors that dance on your tongue and are tender to the mouth. The wood grill adds balance and complex layers of smoke flavor to this tender treat. No other bugers come close. Anyone who thinks they have tasted a better buger has not eaten at this place.

2
★★★★★

There are many terrific burger joints and I have eaten in many of them located all over the country. But Tessaro's is unique and no others are like it. I am a chef who has cooked in many kitchens and tasted great burgers before. Tessaro's has a unique kitchen where bugers are butchered and made in the same location. The combination of top cuts like File and Strips combined with Fatter meats make for true Meat flavors that dance on your tongue and are tender to the mouth. The wood grill adds balance and complex layers of smoke flavor to this tender treat. No other bugers come close. Anyone who thinks they have tasted a better buger has not eaten at this place.

Pros: Taste, Freshness, atmosphere

Cons: I don't own the place

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This is one of my favorite restaraunts in the entire world-and I've been to most of it. They do everything on the menu very well, the staff is always friendly, even though they've been through a few since I first started going, and the atmosphere is great. If you've never been and you live in Pittsburgh, its blasphemous, and if you are visiting, this town doesn's have enough good restaraunts to pass this one up. Its a Pittsburgh original, that has no equal.

FYI-expect a wait for a table, the place is usually packed on the weekends. The best way to eat fast is to do so at the bar, the bartenders will hold stools for you if you ask

2
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaraunts in the entire world-and I've been to most of it. They do everything on the menu very well, the staff is always friendly, even though they've been through a few since I first started going, and the atmosphere is great. If you've never been and you live in Pittsburgh, its blasphemous, and if you are visiting, this town doesn's have enough good restaraunts to pass this one up. Its a Pittsburgh original, that has no equal.

FYI-expect a wait for a table, the place is usually packed on the weekends. The best way to eat fast is to do so at the bar, the bartenders will hold stools for you if you ask

Cons: there really arent an

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We enjoyed our visit here on a Saturday night... we both had a burger done medium... i will say it seemed every so slightly overcooked for medium, but was still delicious. LOVED the wood grilled flavor, very very delicious! We each also had potato salad,which was fantastic. I did notice alot of kids in the restaurant... despite the ratings that describe it as a poor choice for kids/families. Everyone was very friendly... great place! We'll be back again!

2
★★★★★

We enjoyed our visit here on a Saturday night... we both had a burger done medium... i will say it seemed every so slightly overcooked for medium, but was still delicious. LOVED the wood grilled flavor, very very delicious! We each also had potato salad,which was fantastic. I did notice alot of kids in the restaurant... despite the ratings that describe it as a poor choice for kids/families. Everyone was very friendly... great place! We'll be back again!

Pros: Great food, Friendly service, Reasonable prices

Cons: Street parking

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I had a steak, "Pittsburgh Style". Charred on the outside and red and juicy and warm on the inside. It doesn't get much better than Tessaro's for steak.
My wife had a burger, which looked equally great.
The service was excellent. Very nice place. We went around 9:30pm.

2
★★★★★

I had a steak, "Pittsburgh Style". Charred on the outside and red and juicy and warm on the inside. It doesn't get much better than Tessaro's for steak.
My wife had a burger, which looked equally great.
The service was excellent. Very nice place. We went around 9:30pm.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

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great burgers, good service, don't plan on eating anything else after you leave, but if you take your kids you may end up stopping at wendys or mcdonalds, due to the lack of a childrens menu, let's move into the 21st century kids need to eat too!

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★★★☆☆

great burgers, good service, don't plan on eating anything else after you leave, but if you take your kids you may end up stopping at wendys or mcdonalds, due to the lack of a childrens menu, let's move into the 21st century kids need to eat too!

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Go ahead....look up "hamburger" in the dictionary.
You'll find a picture of Tessaro's!!!!! Yep...it's "abso-flippin-lutely" the best burger in town! Huge, juicy and served on a great roll with whatever your heart desires on it. A "must visit" for any out-of-towners looking for the essence of Pittsburgh comfort food.

2
★★★★★

Go ahead....look up "hamburger" in the dictionary.
You'll find a picture of Tessaro's!!!!! Yep...it's "abso-flippin-lutely" the best burger in town! Huge, juicy and served on a great roll with whatever your heart desires on it. A "must visit" for any out-of-towners looking for the essence of Pittsburgh comfort food.

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Absolute best burger in the City...maybe in the State! Put it up against ANY burger anywhere!

Home potato salad on the side and you are in heaven!

2
★★★★★

Absolute best burger in the City...maybe in the State! Put it up against ANY burger anywhere!

Home potato salad on the side and you are in heaven!

Pros: great burgers, great sides, great specials

Cons: , NO fries -con to some, crowded at lunch

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I can't understand why everybody loves Tessaro's burgers. The 3 times I've been there, my burger has been dry and overcooked with mediocre toppings. If you want a truly awesome burger, go to the Aspinwalle Grille.

2
★★★★☆

I can't understand why everybody loves Tessaro's burgers. The 3 times I've been there, my burger has been dry and overcooked with mediocre toppings. If you want a truly awesome burger, go to the Aspinwalle Grille.

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The burgers are the best I have had in Pittsburgh. My boyfriend lives in the neighborhood, and even the mere smell of Tessaro's wood grill as we are walking down the street makes us hungry for their burgers! I would recommend the bacon blue cheese burger - fantastic! The steaks are delicious as are the chicken kabobs. Yes, the seating is cramped, but everyone is too busy enjoying the great food to take too much notice!

2
★★★★★

The burgers are the best I have had in Pittsburgh. My boyfriend lives in the neighborhood, and even the mere smell of Tessaro's wood grill as we are walking down the street makes us hungry for their burgers! I would recommend the bacon blue cheese burger - fantastic! The steaks are delicious as are the chicken kabobs. Yes, the seating is cramped, but everyone is too busy enjoying the great food to take too much notice!

Pros: great food, goood selection, friendly staff

Cons: parking, waiting room, no french fries

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The seating situation is the worst. If you go. be prepared to become intimately friendly with the people in the table next to you. Honestly, the tables are so close together that you are literally shoulder to shoulder with the people at the next table. Sometimes you're so jammed together you want to ask your neighbor their sexual history for your own protection. This really kills the ambience the place might have. Certainly not the place to go if you want to have a private conversation.

The burgers ARE good, but not so overwhelmingly so, as people say.

2
★★★★☆

The seating situation is the worst. If you go. be prepared to become intimately friendly with the people in the table next to you. Honestly, the tables are so close together that you are literally shoulder to shoulder with the people at the next table. Sometimes you're so jammed together you want to ask your neighbor their sexual history for your own protection. This really kills the ambience the place might have. Certainly not the place to go if you want to have a private conversation.

The burgers ARE good, but not so overwhelmingly so, as people say.

Pros: tasty burgers

Cons: crowded seating, crowded seating, crowded seating

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my mouth waters just at the thought of that thick, juicy grilled burger!!! definitely the best in da 'burgh

2
★★★★☆

my mouth waters just at the thought of that thick, juicy grilled burger!!! definitely the best in da 'burgh

Pros: amazing burgers, awesome tuna melt

Cons: slow service

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The hamburgers are very good--however, if you have children, this place is very unfriendly. They do not have highchairs, changing tables or a children's menu.

2
★★★★☆

The hamburgers are very good--however, if you have children, this place is very unfriendly. They do not have highchairs, changing tables or a children's menu.

Pros: good food

Cons: not child-friendly

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My daughter-In-Law and I had the pleasure of lunch while shopping last week and would like to commend you on your top shelf beef, rolls, service and all that goes with a good lunch. Beer was cold waiter was warm and attentive. Best burger I ever ate. I will be back. Sincerely, Paula Mieczkowski

2
★★★★★

My daughter-In-Law and I had the pleasure of lunch while shopping last week and would like to commend you on your top shelf beef, rolls, service and all that goes with a good lunch. Beer was cold waiter was warm and attentive. Best burger I ever ate. I will be back. Sincerely, Paula Mieczkowski

Pros: quality ingredients, very reasonably price

Cons: needs to be more hand

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The burgers as well as the steak sandwiches are the very best. Service is terrific. Small place, but clean and friendly

2
★★★★★

The burgers as well as the steak sandwiches are the very best. Service is terrific. Small place, but clean and friendly

Pros: fair price

Cons: parking

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Just about the best steaks and burgers anywhere not to mention Thursday is rib night!

2
★★★★☆

Just about the best steaks and burgers anywhere not to mention Thursday is rib night!

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One of my favorite places to eat in Pittsburgh. Burgers are great and so is everything else!

5
★★★★★

One of my favorite places to eat in Pittsburgh. Burgers are great and so is everything else!

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Tessaros is a feel good eaterie - a place where you could have an intimate dinner for two or bring the...

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★★★★★

Tessaros is a feel good eaterie - a place where you could have an intimate dinner for two or bring the...

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I had been told that Tessaro's has the best burgers in Pittsburgh, but I have to admit that I wasn't that pleased. The toppings and roll were pretty tasty, but the meat was dry and too charred. Perhaps I should have ordered my burger

2
★★★★☆

I had been told that Tessaro's has the best burgers in Pittsburgh, but I have to admit that I wasn't that pleased. The toppings and roll were pretty tasty, but the meat was dry and too charred. Perhaps I should have ordered my burger

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My husband loves to go to Tessaro's for the burgers, but I prefer to get the kabobs or a steak salad. But, as a warning, they don't have a fryer, so don't expect to get French Fries on the side or on top of the salad. The side dish

3
★★★★★

My husband loves to go to Tessaro's for the burgers, but I prefer to get the kabobs or a steak salad. But, as a warning, they don't have a fryer, so don't expect to get French Fries on the side or on top of the salad. The side dish

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Tessaro's is located in Bloomfield near West Penn Hospital. They are known for their fish sandwich during lent and also there amazingly good burgers. The prices are very cheap. The restaurant doesnt really have any parking so it will

4
★★★★★

Tessaro's is located in Bloomfield near West Penn Hospital. They are known for their fish sandwich during lent and also there amazingly good burgers. The prices are very cheap. The restaurant doesnt really have any parking so it will

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Be prepared for a wait. Great burgers, different atmosphere. Love this place. Check schedule before you go. I think they are closed on Mondays.

4
★★★★★

Be prepared for a wait. Great burgers, different atmosphere. Love this place. Check schedule before you go. I think they are closed on Mondays.

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If you want a juicy - non premade burger you are in for a treat. They grill it over hickory woods in their TINY kitchen. Boy it melts in your mouth. The burger comes with a choice of cole slaw, potato salad, or chips. You can

5
★★★★★

If you want a juicy - non premade burger you are in for a treat. They grill it over hickory woods in their TINY kitchen. Boy it melts in your mouth. The burger comes with a choice of cole slaw, potato salad, or chips. You can

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Tessaro's has a nice atmosphere. It has a pub like feel on the bar side, and an equally relaxed feel on the dining half. Tables are in fairly dark rooms, but comfortably spaced. The place is known for its hamburgers, but I found them a

2
★★★★☆

Tessaro's has a nice atmosphere. It has a pub like feel on the bar side, and an equally relaxed feel on the dining half. Tables are in fairly dark rooms, but comfortably spaced. The place is known for its hamburgers, but I found them a

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At Tessaro's heart is a 500-degree hardwood-fired grill that produces sizzling steaks, burgers, fish and chicken. But for years the restaurant's soul lay with a gregarious Irishman, owner Kelly Harrington. After his untimely death, his…

 

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