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“Since 1937 owned by the same family.”

Highland Restaurant
Ranked #39 of 171 Restaurants in Pittsfield
Cuisines: American
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Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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“Since 1937 owned by the same family.”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

My husband has been going to The Highland since he was a baby. We go about 3 times a month. This is a place where everyone knows you and at least one of the Arace brothers will come out of the kitchen to say hello and ask how you and your family are doing. My favorites on the menu are the broiled mushrooms and pasta, sausage and peppers, and veal scallopini and I love their split pea soup The bartender, Woody, makes THE best martinis anywhere around. This is not a fancy place by any means nor does it pretend to be. It's a simple family owned and run Pittsfield landmark that will welcome you when you arrive.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent home cooking!”
Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

Try this restaurant if you are looking for genuine good home cooking. Try the chicken parm and spaghetti. Delicious every time. Comes with a small salad and fresh bread. Reasonable pricing but cranky waitresses that have worked there 20years too long.

Visited April 2013
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Windsor, Massachusetts
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“Great place for the whole family”
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Have been going to the Highland with my family for years. When our out of state relatives come into town, it's the first place we go.

  • Visited April 2013
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Just awful”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Worst sauce, tasted like ketchup. Pasta is horrible, no one should eat here ever, food is cheap and you get what you pay for.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“A legend in Pittsfield.”
Reviewed 20 November 2012

The Highland always delivers on its promise to provide a wholesome, hearty meal at very affordable prices. It is not gourmet, nor does it want to be, but it provides an honest, stick-to-the-ribs, satisfying meal with generous portions in a relaxed environment. Some may describe it as a family restaurant, but I have yet to suffer the screams and shenanigans of infants and children in any of its three rooms.

The pastas have a homemade sauce that is far from the bland stuff served at restaurants in this price range, and the Italian bread is scrumptious. The chicken parmesan sandwich will fill you in the best manner of comfort food, as will the hot turkey sandwich. The pasta and mushrooms and the pasta fagioli (Fridays) are personal favorites. Follow it up with one of the homemade cream pies (especially the chocolate!) and you be pleasantly sated.

Owner Pasquale Arace is usually on hand to make sure all holds to the standards his family established many years ago and which have made this place a Pittsfield legend in its class.

  • Visited October 2012
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