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Cafe Sam

5242 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2304
+1 412-621-2000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (17 reviews)
“crab bisque” (2 reviews)
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American, Italian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5242 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2304
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

My wife and I had just arrived back in Pittsburgh and after re-supplying our groceries, decided to go to Cafe Sam for dinner. We have lived in the Burgh for 1 and 1/2 years and have wanted to try Cafe Sam. This place is a...More

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 15 February 2018

My husband and I wanted to go somewhere SPECIAL for Valentine's Day lunch. My husband is a very picky eater, so we looked on line at the menu. I had been to Cafe Sam's prior when my Boss took the staff there and loved it....More

Thank macheese35
Reviewed 24 January 2018

After spending the entire day at a local hospital, we found Cafe Sam behind the Family House where we were staying in Shadyside. Easy to find, and we stopped in on a non-busy Thursday evening. Not only we were warmly greeted as we entered but...More

Thank Penlady
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 11 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 19 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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