Mia Madre Trattoria in Avalon, PA (few miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh) was the home for our first of two summer wine exchanges. After just one visit we knew a wine exchange was in order for this one of a kind restaurant. We fell in love with the welcoming feel as if we were family, and trust me, they will make you feel right at home. And, most importantly, we loved the home cooking straight from family recipes and that awesome Italian sense of taste and cooking from the heart. We wanted our friends, family, and Pittsburgh Tastebud members to have the same awesome experience we had so on June 14th, 2011 the wine exchange took place and Mia Madre Trattoria impressed us more than expected!
Once again they brought us in and catered to us like family. The staff was organized and ready for our big group all coming in at one time. The biggest thing for me was the staff always had a smile on their face no matter how busy. The food was cooked well, tasty, melted in our mouths and was so properly done that you wouldn’t have known that had to cook for a large group of 38 people.
We (The Pittsburgh Tastebuds) highly recommend Mia Madre Trattoria for your night out or event. They are very accommodating, friendly, welcoming, and lets face it, it is the best Italian food in the area. All of our guests raved about the food and plan on returning back.
When you go to visit make sure you ask for Al and say hello!
Menu Suggestions: Get the Greens & Beans or Banana Peppers for an Appetizer. For dinner I suggest the Eggplant Parmigiana or Veal Marsala and for dessert the Tiramisu. Those are just my suggestions and don’t let it hold you back from looking over the whole menu, you can’t go wrong with any of the menu options.
3 thoughts on “An Italian Retreat at Mia Madre Trattoria”
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Had dinner here last night. The place was noisy to point of shouting to hear any conversation and the chairs uncomfortable . The waiter was confused when asked for separate checks and waited a good 10 minutes for some ice tea. The salad had half a slice of cucumber and a hand full of lettuce ,I think The bits were so smalI did not have to chew them.
As for the food it was bland . The pasta was over cooked and the sauce had the texture of watered down Ketchup. 3 orders of sausage and peppers were order . 3 orders of meatballs were brought to the table . Guess the kitchen staff dose not watch Hells Kitchen. All and all it was an over priced want to be Italian retreat. Ok I surrender
GREAT restaurant. Haven’t had a bad meal in all (5) of my visits. I like the fact that you can still take your own selection of wine even though they have acquired their PA liquor license. The owners are very friendly and the staff is knowledgeable about everything on the menu. As for a server, ask for Dawn.
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