Located in the downtown section of Pittsburgh, Pizza Bellagio (1525 5th Avenue) is one of many ‘specialty’ pizza shops. They get high marks for having online ordering, late hours and fast delivery but the prices are not on par for the area. When there are pizza shops on every corner you have to be competitive with pricing or offer something that no other restaurant offers. I was a frequent customer of the Oakland Pizza Bellagio but traffic has gotten outrageous in the area and getting anything delivered takes about an hour from that location.
The lunch specials aren’t all that cheap but the portions are generous; the best deal for lunch is the hamburger, fries and soda for $7.99 but if they aren’t busy the fries can be a little on the greasy side. Other lunch specials include pizza rolls, salads and pasta dishes. There are also no-clip coupons for specials but the prices are high. The Family Feast includes a large plain pizza, whole hoagie, order of breadsticks and two liter of soda for $26.99 plus tax. There are other pizza shops in the area that offer the same deal for $19.99 or less. The Party Special is $41.99 and gets you four large plain pizzas; if they offered a topping on each pizza it would be a deal.
Their regular menu is massive but there’s nothing spectacular about it because it’s run of the mill pizza fodder. They have the usual appetizers and finger foods but the prices might make you fall out of your chair; $10.99 for an order of ten chicken fingers is just overpriced for the area and you aren’t even getting a side of fries with it. If you want wings they have them in sizes from ten pieces to forty pieces with prices ranging from $8.99 to $27.99. I ordered a couple of salads from Pizza Bellagio and wasn’t all that impressed with the size of them. The steak salad is $10.49 and sounded great but getting it delivered was a mistake because they put fries on top of everything and that makes the actual salad limp.
Stromboli and calzones are sold in small and large for $7.99 and $10.99; I tried the seafood one when someone ordered it and it was average but the crab they used was low grade. I wouldn’t recommend the pasta dishes because of the price; you are paying for the pasta dish and if you want meatballs or sausage it is going to cost extra. You can get two different types of hoagies; regular and deluxe. Regular hoagies are $6.99 for a half and $10.99 for a whole with the deluxe being priced at $7.99 for a half and $11.99 for a whole. They do have some interesting choices for hoagies like the eggplant and spinach but they are no better than other hoagies that you can get for three to four dollars less at other shops in the area.