Marisqueira Mediterranean Bistro
About this Business
- Bistro, Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
EXCELLENT FOOD & Great Service!
Great food. Nice atmosphere. Prepare for a dining experience!
Amazing food. Great service. Wonderful dinner experience. I will definitely return!
Meal was delicious and service was great.
Owner was welcoming, food was good, wait staff made us feel like the only ones in the restaurant. Great place to enjoy family, food and a glass of Portuguese red!
They keep bringing out delicious freshly cooked bread. Calamari appetizer is wonderful. I had trout and really enjoyed it. We like this restaurant very much.
Have a Spanish Coffee after dinner, it's delicious.
excellent service and food.
DO NOT EAT HERE! I have never had a worst dinner experience in my life! We purchased a groupon to try out this restaurant, which I have since called groupon to tell them to take this place off their site. Included in the deal was a house salad. My salad was drenched in dressing & my boyfriends barely had anything on it. It was so bland that we had to add salt. Then we ordered our appetizer which was rubbery calamari that was beyond bland and the presentation was horrible.
I ordered the mahi-mahi, which is completely in question. It was a white solid block of disgusting, tasteless microwaved imitation fish? I have not idea what I was eating. Here's the kicker; the waiter set it down in front of me and asked me to cut into it to make sure it was fully cooked! EXCUSE ME?!
My boyfriend ordered the Veal Florentine, which he too questions the actual meat used. He had one bite and couldn't eat anymore.
Our sides were rice and mixed vegetables. The zucchini was hard and tasted like dirt.
When we asked for the bill, at the oddest time, the waiter knew something was wrong so the, I'm assuming, owner came over to ask why we didn't eat what was on our plates and we politely said we had to leave for other plans and literally RAN out of there!
Let me also mention the disgusting amount of gnats that were flying around the restaurant that the waiter would so nicely, swat away for you...
During the meal, my boyfriend even made the comment that we were definitely being punked. I swear there were cameras, and we'll find ourselves on a future show.
I thought maybe this could be because we had a groupon, but we verified with family/friends that this was their experience too, as full paying customers.
From Our Editors
When first opening Marisqueira, seasoned restaurateur Claudio Pereira wanted to model his newest culinary investment after his father’s south-side eatery, Mallorca, notes the Pittsburgh Business Times. In doing so, Claudio aspired to churn out high-quality, authentic Mediterranean meals just like his dad. Today, Pereira has achieved that goal, transforming fresh seafood and top cuts of veal and chicken into traditional Portuguese feasts, from lunchtime sandwiches made from perfectly spiced pork and steak, to elegant dinners of veal and stuffed lobster. White-clothed tables hoist fresh-cut flowers, and waiters careen through the romantically lit eatery donning bow ties, according to a glowing review by the Pittsburgh Tribune’s Laura Lenk, who notes that “the most striking features of the restaurant are certainly in the details.”
Marisqueira Mediterranean Bistro