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Cafe Zinho

238 Spahr St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1722
+1 412-363-1500
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sardines” (3 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
238 Spahr St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1722
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice quaint little restaurant in a quiet part of town. Food was excellent and the menu had some very interesting options. My wife loved the salmon and I loved the lamb chops. BYOB and cash only.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a date night at the lovely cafe. We started with the goat cheese appetizer. Warm and yummy. I had the salmon and my husband the veal. Neither of us were disappointed. Also a byob which is perfect for us. Great...More

Thank Pheonix1234
Reviewed 7 January 2017

BYOB CASH Only restaurant with a legendary chef (Tony Pais) and a friendly staff. We came here especially for the tomato bisque and Dover sole .Other dishes are very good too ( crab cake , Portuguese sausage , duck breast ). This is a place...More

Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Tony is the chef and cooks incredible meals. We see so many of the same guests returning each week, much like us and our friends. This is a hidden treasure in Shadyside. Don't miss it. BYOB. And eat outside in the summer. Cozy fun neighborhood...More

Thank LeslieJ143
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited last night after several months away and it was just as good as ever. The owner/chef Tony Pais is one of Pittsburgh original great chefs and the food doesn't disappoint. The menu has a Portuguese flair. One of the specials was a pork osso...More

Thank Dona C
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food, great ambiance! Try the sardines, there are delicious! Service was nice as well. It's a BYOB place.

Thank DulcePacheco
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The food was okay, but nothing special. Even recognizing that the atmosphere is intentionally funky, there is no excuse for the waitress to be so sloppily dressed--it looked like she pulled on her (old and worn) workout clothes from the night before. Prices high for...More

Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Cafe Zinho is a funky neighborhood eatery. One of Pittsburgh's top chefs creates great food- delicious gazpacho, tasty tomato bisque and calamari for starters. Mains- sautéed softshell crabs, rack of lamb, branzino- all perfectly prepared. Had room for creme brûlée for dessert! BYOB allows you...More

1  Thank mckeanb1
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is an authentic, locally owned, Portuguese restaurant. They let you bring in your own bottle of wine. The food is excellent! Service, good! Atmosphere, fun, funky, casual. The place is small, so get there early or plan on a wait on the weekend.

Thank letsgrow
Reviewed 4 June 2016

we dined at Zinho on a friday evening. The service was great: attentive, professional and super friendly. Seating was very comfortable. Food was excellent. We had some Branzino fish, a lamb burger, a filet mignon burger and a couple of fish dishes. They split the...More

Thank Ami E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Spahr St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighbourhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: +1 412-363-1500
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