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First time ordering pizza from Caliente Pizza Draft House… ordered takeout from Crafton store. Ordered takeout to enjoy the beautiful day on June 11 sitting on our deck. We got the award-winning Mee-Maw pizza – was excellent!! Very adult flavors with the rapini. Will be back to eat at the restaurant and can’t wait to try other pizzas!! Special thank you to Cindy for making a new customer feel very welcome, thank you! Submitted 6/11/22 by Fred R.
Went to crafton last month, been back 5 times since. All of my friends who I turned on to Caliente are amazed. This is da real deal!! Submitted 5/29/22 by John Kolakowski.
Caliente in Crafton, PA: Johanna…what a fabulous waitress! She was on it. The beers and food were great. She hooked us up with the specials for happy hour drinks and all the food specials too! She was so attentive. We had a great experience. Thanks for being nice about all the broken glasses :Submitted 5/25/22 by Shayla Talbott.
Johanna was our server at the Crafton location and she was BEYOND amazing! We are locals and had been dying to eat in and experience the new location – Johanna made our night out an amazing one! The food, drinks, service and atmosphere were excellent – cannot wait to come again very soon! Submitted 5/25/22 by Dakota Prakash.
Had a great time at the new location in Crafton! Order the late night yinzer and ask for Brenda! She was so friendly and inviting! Submitted 5/8/22 by Meghan H.
Johanna was our server in the Crafton location. She was so pleasant and sweet. She made our first time there pleasurable and we will definitely return. Food was amazing! It was a perfect Mother’s Day for me. Thank you! Submitted 5/8/22 by Sally Palmieri
I worked hard all day in the yard, missed lunch, missed dinner and decided to order from Caliente. In the last year I’ve ordered from many places to find myself very disappointed. This time I am so pleased and satisfied with my pierogies; I almost forgot I ordered other food too. I took time out from eating to give a rave review because my Polish belly is happy. Thank you! Submitted 7/25/21 by Tamara Pavlock
Caliente’s is the only place we go too for pizza; started going to Bloomfield when Nick open over there went too each place as he opened. like them all now we go to Aspinwall its the easiest for us but occasionally we go to Bloomfield my wife’s favorite one ! Submitted 6/29/21 by Mark Kohnen
Everything I have ever had is absolutely delicious, but my absolute favorite is the Brooklyn in Your Face! OMG! I just wish it came in a smaller version.. haha! Submitted 6/8/21 by Marcy Elway
First time and won’t be out last. Came to Bloomfield location and all 6 of us got different pizzas to try. My husband loved the pepperoni & the margarita was divine. The crust was perfect. Submitted 03/14/21 by Shannon Hoffman
Time I tried this place over the weekend when I say take me back I literally went back the next day food is definitely A1 y’all for sure got my vote all day Submitted 01/25/21 by Amber Hall
My family had Caliente pizza tonight for the first time tonight and i have to say, it was amazing! We are from New York, notoriously known for having amazing pizza, and this was the closest thing we’ve found in Pittsburgh to it! We got the Backyard Grandma and a White Pizza, both of which were awesome! Highly recommend checking them out! Submitted 01/15/21 by Bella Liguori
We flew up last week for a memorial service, as my wife’s mom- a monroeville resident for many years -passed away. We don’t get up to PGH nearly enough so we made two stops that supported this family time… that “famous sandwich shop” :)… and the other- your restaurant, directly after the memorial. Your service was outstanding, even during Covid, on a very cold Sunday morning, we were made to feel so welcome. It was the first time for me to have any pizza in Pittsburgh actually, and your pepperoni is now hands down my fave Pizza in the WORLD. THANK you from this life-long fan from Texas. Submitted 12/12/20 by Miguel Lecuona
Tried last night using local flavors coupon. Absolutely the best pizza I can remember ever eating. WE WILL BE BACK. Staff was very friendly and efficient and COVID-19 aware. Just ordered the annual coupon book. Submitted 12/12/20 by Alan Sloan
To whom it may concern, I am truly stunned by your ability to craft such unique products. They are the perfect balance of crispy and creamy, as well as indulgent and light, and the flavors are out of this world. Your pizza, specifically, is the most perfect way to end my day. What’s the story behind your delicious products? What inspired you to start making them?
Have a fabulous day, Submitted 11/7/20 by Ulyana Kubini
My husband just picked up our pizza and brought It home. The Brooklyn was delicious as we enjoyed it immensely but what really impressed us was that my husband who recently injured his leg went to pick up the pizza while using his cane and when he went to leave the bartender (didn’t get his name, sorry) carried the pizza to the car for my husband. Talk about great customer service. Thanks again for the great pizza. Submitted by Jane Collins 11/5/20
And customer service. We will be back.My Granddaughter and I made the trip to the Aspinwall location this evening, I just had a taste for white pizza. We ordered the Mediterranean pizza and I’m here to tell you it was truly the best pizza I’ve ever eaten. The crust was perfect with just enough big, crusty bubbles surrounding the pie. And every pizza lover knows the bigger the bubble the better the crust RIGHT. The pizza was loaded with toppings no need for extras. We also had wings and onion rings also perfect. The staff was pleasant, helpful and very accommodating. This was our first visit and it won’t be our last. Submitted 10/25/20 by Christine Noel
Where have you been all of my life?? This is the BEST pizza in Pittsburgh. My husband, daughter, and son-in-law were hooked on another pizza for years. Well, guess who has a new favorite pizza … my husband, daughter, and son-in-law! Look out Caliente, they order pizza at least once a week and will be coming to Aspinwall frequently. Service was great, staff very pleasant, clean restaurant/bar. A must if you haven’t given them a try. Submitted 8/18/20 by Jeannie Gerstel
We went to the Aspinwall location today with my family. What a great place. Food was prompt and delicious. Nice atmosphere. We will definitely be back. Thanks a lot again. Submitted 2/26/20 by Mr. Glenn Mahloy
517 Sixth Street– I used to feel that a well known pizza shop in Squirrel Hill, had the best pizza. That is until I sopped at Caliente in Monroeville.Pa. This pizza is the very best i have ever had. I have returned several times and plan to continue. Number ONE tasting pizza, friendly staff and atmosphere and a Military discount, what am I crazy, of course they are my favorite place. THANK YOU. Submitted 7/15/19 Michael Bough
Jason our waiter was extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable of pizzas, the ingredients and the processes used at Caliente. His knowledge was also complete in regard to the extensive, diverse beer menu. Jason is an asset. Now the pizza. We shared the new “Pepperoni Palooza”. In a word: perfect. Delicious traditional hand tossed crust. High quality pepperoni slices -three different kinds- and the right balance of the tomato and cheese mixture. Delicious! Thanks to Jason and the Chef. A pleasurable and memorable visit. We will return soon with family and friends. Submitted 5/27/19 Dennis McAndrew.
Our family has been regulars since Caliente opened their very first location in Bloomfield. This is a wonderful local family owned business with great food and an amazing selection of craft beers! In addition to having the absolute best happy hour in the city, Nick, his family, and staff are all warm and caring. It’s so great to see all of the family helping out around the restaurant when you eat here. Submitted 3/13/17 Jeff Heil
I highly recommend stopping in any of their locations for some of the best pizza and beer Pittsburgh has to offer!Caliente is my go-to craft beer spot in Pittsburgh. They continue to curate the city’s best and most interesting draft list, and their bottle selection is equally impressive, featuring rare gems from all over the country (e.g. Prairie, Bruery, Avery, Lost Abbey). Caliente also frequently hosts the best beer events in town — everything from Bourbon County releases to sour tap takeovers. Many bars would do well to have even one or two of these events a year — at Caliente, it’s an endless stream of craft beer riches. Combine this with tasty food, friendly staff and a relaxed environment. Submitted 3/5/17 Jim Hargreaves
“Where to begin…If you are a beer drinker, there is no other joint like this in town. Nick goes out of his way to ensure Caliente has the best beers on taps. If beer is not your thing but you are a pizza connoisseur, again look no further. Best pizza dough known to man. Nick not only has built relationships with some of the most respected breweries in the country, but also with the community. Well ran, locally owned establishment with an emphasis on customer satisfaction. Cheers!” Submitted 2/17/17 Tyler Watts
“Having known Nick for many years I knew it was a dream of his to open a pizza shop and when it finally happened I was not disappointed. I do admit I didn’t get to the bloomfield location as often as I would like so when I heard he was opening a store in Hampton, I couldn’t wait. Once it opened I was not disappointed at the detail that was put into keeping the food great, beer selection diverse, and customers the customers first. It is always a great experience Keep up the great work.” Submitted 2/15/17 Shane Terrick
“We have been to the 2 older locations of Caliente. We love the food it’s always superb. The pizza is excellent, the wings are great and the salads are large and tasty. As for the beer selection it’s very good. Always find a wide variety of different bottles and drafts. We are partial to the firkin when they have them. Also very nice people work there and the owners are great. They also give back to the community. Try them you’ll be glad you did..” Submitted 2/15/17 Denise Porco
“We go to Caliente in Bloomfield every weekend…why? Because they have the best tap selection in Pittsburgh! The staff is fantastic (especially Joel!) and the pizza/wings are quite worth the trip. Monday–Friday they have the best happy hour in town, half off drafts and $5 personal pizzas. When friends visit from out of town, this is the first place we take them. Definitely worth checking out!” Submitted 2/11/17 Kelly Del Greco
“The only complaint that I have about Caliente is that Nick and Angie haven’t opened one within walking distance of my house. Seriously. What’s up with that? Other than that, I can’t say enough good things about Caliente. Food is fantastic with pizza that is out of this world. Best crust in the city, in my opinion. Beer list is very well curated. They don’t have the most beers on tap, but every beer on that list is of the highest quality and given some serious thought before it goes on. Can’t say that about many places. Staff has always been friendly and helpful. Wish I had more room to write.” Submitted 2/11/17 James Sites
“I have been to all 3 locations and all 3 have a wonderful staff , great beer selection and the best pizza around!!! They get most of the hard to find beers and do a great job of making sure most people get to try them.” Submitted 2/10/17 by Sam Dunlap
“Caliente is my favorite spot in Pittsburgh for variety. You won’t find a better draft list of both in and out of market highly sought after brews anywhere in the area. There’s also a nice set of coolers stocked full of rare and unusual bottles to go. A really nice touch is the happy hour – the prices can’t be beat and special pricing is available for six packs from the cooler. With all this awesome beer on draft youll want some food, too. Fortunately their pizza selection is just as good and compliments the beers perfectly. It’s a super cool environment and I’d recommend it to anyone.” Submitted 2/10/17 by Brian Kreit
“I had frequented the Bloomfield location with friends for about a year, when I heard about Caliente opening near my house in Hampton. I couldn’t wait knowing that excellent pizza and great drafts, as well as an unusual selection of bottled beers was coming to the North Hills. Needless to say I was excited, so much in fact that I wanted to be the first to welcome them when they opened. In my excitement I got there before they opened, but they let me in and showed me around. The owners and staff of Caliente are great people, making great pizza and serving great beers!” Submitted 2/10/17 by Dave Lockerman