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Gran Canal Caffe

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1021 N Canal St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215-2411
+1 412-781-2546
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gran Canal Caffe is one of those hidden gems of Pittsburgh. Tucked away in the Sharpsburg neighborhood, and only open 3 days a week, it's worth it to get there on a Thu, Fri or Sat to have a truly Italian experience! A few dishes of note: amazing pasta with Bolognese sauce, mushroom Ravioli in a brown butter sauce and... More 

Thank Carmelle N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

10 of us braved a very cold night. Well worth it. Great cannelloni, Escargot, linguini with claims. Everyone was pleased.

Thank NLtravels
Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I was visiting from out of town some close friends who recommended Gran Canal. I generally like small family run restaurants and this place demonstrated why. It's simple, friendly, and the Italian food was outstanding. Very comfortable place to enjoy friends and delicious food. When the chef/owner delivered our entrées, and thanked us, I had a clue that the dinner... More 

Thank BostonTravelers00
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation at 7:30 for a party of 4 we arrived @ 7:20 and were seated @ 7:50. It took our waitress another 10 minutes to wait on us. I specifically asked about the veal piccata and veal Marsala and she recommended Marsala. It came in a very sweet red sauce almost like a General Tso type sauce... More 

Thank joan t
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My friends brought us here last week for the first time and if was fabulous! They treat you like family here with the comfortable atmosphere, service and food. I had the rigatoni papalina and took some home for the next day, but it didn't make it I ate it when I got home!!! I highly recommend

Thank Hurleygirl1975
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Tucked away in a corner of Sharpsburg's downtown main "piazza" is Gran Canal, a true neighborhood gem. We visited last weekend for the first time, but will definitely be back: the combination of delicious food, attentive service and reasonable prices make this pleasant restaurant stand out. It's a family run restaurant, and we were made to feel welcome and valued... More 

Thank Hannah073
Brooklyn, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Been here several times. They always make you feel welcomed. Food ranges from decent to outstanding. Not a desert eater normally but their homemade deserts are sometimes too creative and outstanding to pass up.

2 Thank S M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Nice little caffe. Pittsburgh neighborhood done well. The places that make the pittsburgh dining scene so interesting. Local color, friends, warm reception from the lady of the establishment Antoinette. Fresh ingredients solid if not innovative. The salami, prosciutto, capicol with cheese and pickled vegetables was delicious although perhaps a second cheese offering was warranted. The cannelloni with veal and spinach... More 

1 Thank DND7676
United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Food is delicious, service is very good, wonderful restaurant. The owners couldn't be more attentive or caring to serve you a delicious meal...........

3 Thank yvon521
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is an all-around great experience. . . from the hospitality of Chef Michael and has wife Antoinette to the great food at very reasonable prices. You can't leave disappointed. My brother, mother and I were with my father in a nearby hospital and I found this restaurant via Google and Tripadvisor. It was so good the first night, we... More 

2 Thank Kevin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1021 N Canal St, Sharpsburg, PA 15215-2411
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Sharpsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 412-781-2546

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?