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Pizzaiolo Primo - Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA

Pizzaiolo Primo - Market Square

4.5
4.5
805 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to Pizzaiolo Primo, home of truly Authentic Italian Cuisine. Pizzaiolo Primo roots trace back to Pittsburgh circa 1996, with an original credo: create Neapolitan pizza and other authentic dishes using old-world techniques and the highest quality ingredients available.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    (412) 575-5858
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Jeanine Walsh
  • Catering
    Catering now available though ezCater!<br /><br />https://www.ezcater.com/catering/pvt/pizzaiolo-primo-4?fcv=1
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to General Manager, Ali Goldsberry, at ali@pizzaioloprimo.com for more information!
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Forbes Ave. &amp; Market St.
  • Parking Details
    We recommend using the Market Square Parking garage located next to Hilton Gardens on Forbes Ave.
  • Public Transit
    Gateway and Wood Street Stations
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 805 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

805 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked a reservation for 5 people at 5:30 prior to a show at 7:30. Our server only came to the table twice, once to get drink orders and another waitress came to get food orders. Appetizers came out in an appropriate time, however at 7:10 we had still not received our meals. We had placed our food orders at 6:00. Spoke with the manager who was very standoffish and seemed shocked we wanted them to bring us our bill and remove our meals from the total since we still had not received them. Overall, very disappointed by the lack of service and food we received!

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  2. VinceM

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was fine. The only issue was my dinner was cold.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food in Pittsburgh. Great service and food comes out quick. Pizza is absolutely amazing as well. Would recommend this restaurant for any and every occasion.

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  4. ColleenD

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Manager was amazing as well as server! When the restaurant ran out of a specific type of noodle for a dish they gave it to us free!! Overall, I would recommend this establishment for dinner!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We unfortunately got to our reservation late and they accommodated us anyways, which was extremely appreciated. All of the staff were incredibly nice and the food was amazing!

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  6. JodyS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, great ambience, used to be a little bit better, service could have been a little better. Great salads.

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  7. Foodie

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Italian restaurant. We were very pleasantly surprised. Most of our dinners in Market Square have been good, not great, and overpriced, but not here. The quality of the food was fantastic, prepared well and it was also delicious. I had the halibut special, which was perfectly cooked and my husband had the Tagliatelle Bolognese, also great. The marinara sauce for the zucchini was homemade and supper fresh. The zucchini was breaded just the right amount and crisp. For dessert, we had the tiramisu, which was light and scrumptious. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant.

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  8. Susie

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous pizza! The dough is super light and crunchy, nothing disappoints! The aranccinos were a delicious starter, highly recommended. Overall this restaurant was a delight and made our trip to Pittsburgh very special

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  9. ALSANDRA

    Pittsburgh

    306 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    306 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food was great- large portions which are great

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, this is one of my favorite places in Pittsburgh.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    First we asked to be moved to a table closer to the window. Waitress merely said ‘no’. Very little interaction except to take orders. (It was 8pm and they closed at 9pm.) No one ever sat in that table. We’ve been to the Mt. Lebanon location and very much liked the food. Expected the same quality. It was not even close. We had eggplant parmigiana, pizza with arugula and prosciutto, margarita pizza, pasta & meatballs. Nothing tasted like it was made fresh. Very Americanized, mediocre, Italian food. Would not go back.

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  12. CindyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful! Pizza is phenomenal! Their specialty drinks are also good. We had the Cranberry bliss, it was quite refreshing!

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  13. Jplj

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud, pizza crust soggy, small dish of pasta $25 w/o meat, were out of two items on menu

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  14. DABLR

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great visit. Good food and attentive service enjoyed by all parties.

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  15. DebbiDoo

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. We had Pappardelle Funghi and Tagliatelle Bolognese. Both was fantastic and served piping hot. While there is no kid’s menu printed, the kitchen did prepare a child sized rigatoni and meatball for our granddaughter. We also ordered the Anti-Misto appetizer at $26. It is supposed to have prosciutto on the platter per the menu but was served without it. Not a big deal but a pricey app to not be fully loaded.

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  16. Jaime

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing and the food was everything we wanted and more!

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  17. JosephS

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Olga is a great server. Food was excellent as always. Portions are large and for us were dinner again the next evening.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Would do it again! Food was delicious. We order a pasta and chicken and shared it. Service friendly, attentive and quick. We had tickets to the theater, so timing was critical. We did not have to rush and had ample to enjoy our meal before the theater.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our order was not sent back to the kitchen. Therefore, we sat and waited for about a half an hour before the waitress realized. My chicken parm was not tasteful at all. The chicken was very rubbery. In my opinion, the price for exceeded the value of the meal. I would go back, however, I would try something else from the menu. The bartender was waiting on us and was not attentive at all. 

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  20. ChrisE

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little restaurant downtown Pittsburgh. We are not from Pittsburgh, however been here six times over that last few years. My wife loves pizza, so this fits the bill. Decent bar. Cozy setting, needs updating but the food and service has always been above par.

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  21. KimT

    Pittsburgh

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to Pizzaolio Primo, food was terrific, the Arancini and the meatballs, as appetizers were fantastic, then our meals came, which were even better. My husband had the. Casio de Pepe, and I had the all olio rigatoni with shrimp, the shrimp were huge and delicious. Olga was our server, and she was wonderful, very attentive, we will definitely be going back there again, most likely sooner than later.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our anniversary dinner and the food and service was great! Sara was very nice and the restaurant offered us a free desert for the special occasion.

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  23. HeatherN

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, and will definitely will return- Love the intimate setting, the food was amazing! Thanks for making our visit wonderful!

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  24. kdlammy

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite downtown restaurants! Highly recommend!

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  25. slp84

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable business lunch. Food was great. Portions were huge. We were not rushed.

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  26. CodyP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delectable food, peaceful atmosphere, and friendly service! My meal was savory and I couldn’t put my fork down! Would absolutely make reservations again!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we took my boyfriend’s mom here while she was visiting the city for the first time. the food was so delicious! i had high expectations, and they exceeded them. we sat upstairs and loved the low noise and low lighting. it was a wonderful dinner, and our waitress was so kind.

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  28. MicheleK

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was very good. She was prepared for my food allergy ahead of time and gave good advice for my selections. The meal was very tasty! Very convenient location when seeing a show in the Pittsburgh theater district.

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  29. KathleenS

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of our favorite places. The food was only ok this time. Fettuccine was dry and could never find our server for water or anything else. Had to ask for bread halfway through dinner. Just didn’t have the same wonderful experience we usually have

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  30. TynyP

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Some better than others. Decent portions but drinks were a ridiculously expensive. Didn't know or wouldn’t have gotten them.

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  31. RosemaryB

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic New Years Eve dinner. It was busy, loud but not too loud, very fun, cozy atmosphere. The fried zucchini appetizer was one of the best we've had, the branzino & fettuccine alfredo (the extra sausage was amazing) were perfect. Our server was adorable - loved her. So glad we ended the year with Pizzaiolo Primo!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Overall it was an okay experience. The server was friendly and helpful. The bartender was an absolute train wreck. They were out of a lot of bar and food items. The male manager did nothing to help the guests or staff. He stood behind the bar gossiping with the terrible bartender. The meatballs seemed to be pre-made, frozen out of the bag. They ran out of bread. The pasta was decent but bland. The pizza was phenomenal. For the quality of food, service and ambience, it wasn’t worth $200+ for two people. Based on this visit, I would not recommend and will not return.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing , fun, delicious, great experience it was perfect

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  34. GaryG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So great that I’m hoping to bring many people there.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was almost inedible. Service was absolutely terrible. Do t mind paying for good food but the food couldn’t have been worse if they tried. Soooo dissatisfied

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  36. anap

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    al llegar nos dijeron que cerraban en 30 minutos, la mesera fue bastante grosera al punto que prácticamente nos aventó las copas con vino en la mesa, se notaba que les urgia cerrar. La comida estuvo fría y nada especial. Pedimos una pizza y le puisieron mucho ajo todo al centro. Una mesera estaba platicando con la Host la cual habia recibido a otra familia minutos después de nosotros, y le dijo la mesera a la host que porque los había recibido? que les hubiera dicho que ya estaban cerrados. No entiendo porque aceptan reservaciones si les urge cerrar. Nuestra "cena" fue de 20 minutos por sus prisas, no vuelvo a ir ese lugar, el servicio es pésimo y la comida no vale la pena.

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  37. Dgirl14

    Pittsburgh

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to eat before a show or event in town. Noisy and tight tables but you can still have a great meal and good conversation

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appreciate the consistently good food and service — especially when we have a hard stop for a call time!

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  39. andyE

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming, delicious bistro feel off market square. Ate here with family after a show and though is a small space, was accommodating for our party of 6 and dad with walker. The menu items seem pricey for standard Italian fare, as I was sure someone would complain about their meal, but my mom had the branzino, most of us pasta (I had with scallops), and my dad had the pizza Bianca. Everyone loved their meals, gave in to splitting a couple desserts, loved those. The pizza definitely was a standout. Our server was so spot on, there is really nothing worth mentioning other than you need to read menu and prices before you go, especially if you’re going to have drinks, appetizers, etc…, but be assured everything will be delicious.

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  40. CeeCee

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Convenient location with nearby parking. Food is fine.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pizzaiolo Primo - Market Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 575-5858.

Pizzaiolo Primo - Market Square is rated 4.5 stars by 805 OpenTable diners.

Pizzaiolo Primo - Market Square does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pizzaiolo Primo - Market Square

8 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1813

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Forbes Ave. &amp; Market St.
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We recommend using the Market Square Parking garage located next to Hilton Gardens on Forbes Ave.
  • Public Transit
    Gateway and Wood Street Stations
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities, Women
  • Executive Chef
    Jeanine Walsh
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 575-5858
  • Catering
    Catering now available though ezCater!<br /><br />https://www.ezcater.com/catering/pvt/pizzaiolo-primo-4?fcv=1
  • Private party facilities
    Please reach out to General Manager, Ali Goldsberry, at ali@pizzaioloprimo.com for more information!
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