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5242 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2304
+1 412-621-2000
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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Freehold, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress was sweet and our water glasses were kept full at all times. We waited 60 minutes for our entrees. When they came, I sent back my linguine with fried calamari because the batter was extremely thick, overcooked and hard without much taste. Kitchen staff should know that the correct batter for calamari should be light and crispy with... More 

1 Thank Linda L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
383 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Cafe Sam goes through its ups and downs, and the best description of our recent visit was that it was in a "down." The setting is nice, they have off-street parking, the service is very good, they just need to improve the food. I had veal piccata, and though the veal was extremely tender, the dish was loaded up with... More 

1 Thank bbwex
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

It had been a few years since I had visited and I had always gone for dinner. This time I was there for lunch and the food is as good as I remember. They have a great menu and reasonably priced lunch entrees. Friend and I got different pasta dishes and ate every bite; we agreed that each of our... More 

Thank Tripping9900
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We passed this place a number of times, and didn't stop , the service, the food is great. When you are in Pittsburgh for fun or businesses it's worth a stop, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Bisq100
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Huge menu, plenty of daily specials, very good food, excellent service. One of my favorite restaurants.

Thank TimmRawa
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Just got back from Cafe Sam...what a disappointing experience. Went there for dinner with a friend. Waiter brought our drinks and didn't come back for quite some time. When he did, we ordered. We both ordered the same entree with different sides. About twenty minutes later we asked for our salad. He said it would be right out. He returned... More 

1 Thank bonmom925
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was a bit disappointed with the menu selection as well as the presentation...I had a tasteless turkey burger with awful coleslaw

1 Thank chuck21Scottsdale
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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was here with two local friends, and they were correct, the food here is great. I Had the pork chops, and there was almost too much food they were so big. I highly recommend this place, and they have a great wine selection too.

Thank Coleen O
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

So as usual when I'm on the road I depend a lot on Trip Advisor to guide me to my dining options. Cafe Sam had overall great reviews and I was torn between pasta and steak-so it was a great choice. Pros-the staff was friendly, the menu covers a lot, the spinach salad was delicious, the price was right, the... More 

Thank mlhover
Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

In a big old house on Baum Blvd this restaurant has near perfect ambiance home-like but with white tablecloths adding a touch of elegance. And the food is very, very good. My codfish was cooked to perfection with a thin crust of almonds in a huge portion. I started with an excellent house salad with ample black olives and a... More 

Thank traveljane2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?