10 of the Best Small Restaurants in the US
By Jessica Shaw
Published on 5/17/2016 at 12:16 PM
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Art of the Table
It takes 2.5-3 hours to complete the 7-10 courses at this farm-to-table restaurant. Though the menu changes daily, some recent offerings have included Skagit River Ranch pickled beef tongue, cauliflower risotto, and a roasted red pepper soup with fennel pollen whipped cream, chili oil, and chive. Surely you’re thinking, this restaurant must have a philosophy? It does: “Put away your phone, eat your fish skin, slurp your broth, gnaw your bone, eat your micro-greens, lick your plate, eat your cheese rind, have a cocktail, try everything, use your fingers when applicable, hold onto your silverware, enjoy your time here. ” Yes, sir.
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One of Portland’s finest restaurants maximizes its lack of square footage by offering seating at a giant communal table, where two sittings of a six-course prix fixe is offered Wednesday through Saturday (and one on Sunday). Patrons seem to like the company, so they can bond over the brilliance of dishes like wagyu onglet steak or Oregon Dungeness crab tagliarini. Have no plans to head out to the Pacific Northwest? Don’t worry. Chef Naomi Pomeroy’s cookbook, Oui: Lessons From an Award-Winning Self-Taught Chef, will be out this fall. And your dining room actually might be bigger.
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San Francisco, CA
Don’t be surprised when there’s a line of hungry diner-wannabes at this teeny 15-seat spot in San Francisco’s Mission District. Once you’re inside, the often hour-plus-long wait will be worth it, with a $30 four-course dinner including dishes like fig, fried pork belly with beans and Spanish radish, poached sole with beurre blanc, octopus confit with parsnip puree, lavender panna cotta, and, of course, their legendary arepas. Loyal locals are already angry that this story is about to make their dinner plans at this hole-in-the-wall gem that much harder to come by.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Bigger seems to always be better in Vegas, but hidden behind Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan Hotel is Chef Andres’ secret dining room, seating only eight people at a time, just twice a night. At $195 per person excluding wine pairings (which are upwards of $350) and reservations that must be made via email three months ahead of time, it’s pretty labor intensive. But with 21 courses, all that effort and cash may be worth it. Especially if you won big earlier in the day.
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If you score a reservation exactly one year in advance (and can commit to bringing 10-12 people), you can sit at the “farm table” of one of Philly’s most sought-after dining spots (a chef’s table of 4-8 is by invite only). The eight-course tasting menu runs $108 plus a $25 corkage fee (yes, it’s BYOB), and the menu changes every four to six weeks, to keep it as seasonally current as possible. Dishes include braised suckling lamb, watercress soup, and sea scallop crudo with a pickled pasteurized egg. And if you’re traveling just for the meal, the restaurant website (talulastable) offers hotel options and a promise to help out with “foodie activities. ”
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Only eight people are lucky enough to sit at chef Kevin Cory’s communal table restaurant, where visitors (over age 12 only) are told to allow 2-3 hours for a sushi and Japanese cuisine dinner and pay $200 plus 20% service charge for a chef’s choice menu. Fans rave about dishes like “sea cucumber innards” but if that’s not your bag, make sure to email over your dietary requests at least 10 days in advance of your meal. Of course, your dietary requests better not include allergies to gluten, shellfish, rice, mushroom, eggs, or sugar, because those won’t be tolerated. Sorry, gluten-free junkies, this is not the spot for you.
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Los Angeles, CA
Foodie TV fans will recognize Chef Ludo Lefebvre from shows like Top Chef Masters and The Taste, but you don’t need to be familiar with the Gallic chef to appreciate the dishes at this teeny bistro. With just 22 counter seats (but plenty of mirrors on the walls to make the space feel bigger), Petit Trois offers the kind of dishes (onion soup with Gruyere and Emmental cheese, buttery escargots, sole meunière) that are so authentic you might not need to splurge on that Air France flight after all.
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The Old Place
Self-described as “the size of the shoebox,” this family-run steakhouse and restaurant isn’t trying to be something it’s not. Guests have to go outside to use a restroom, tolerate a loud dining room, and find a seat at just five booths and three tables. The Old Place offers three seatings (5, 6:30, and 8:30), but because they don’t have too much storage space or even a freezer, you can only eat what is as fresh as it gets. Offerings often include wild boar, elk, local lobster, and their version of mac & cheese made of egg noodles, goat cheese, parmesan, and mozzarella. Kraft it is not.
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The Catbird Seat
There’s not much in the way of a menu at this 32-seat restaurant, which is basically chef stations and a giant table overlooking their artistry. Most visitors think of the restaurant as theater as much as a dining experience. It’s not cheap (Zagat lists the price at $158, though it can go up or down depending on wine pairings with the tasting menu) but innovative dishes include the likes of umami crusted beef with shiso and eggplant, risotto of sunflower seeds, fermented sun roots, duck egg chawanmushi style, and seaweed spaghetti.
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New York, NY
Just 23 seats are available at legendary chef David Chang’s restaurant where a $175 dinner earns an eater about 18 small courses. Reservations are only accepted within 15 days, which feels like Chang’s way to endear himself to actual New Yorkers and not tourists. As if he needed something other than Elysian Fields lamb coated in pickled onion blossoms, or the carrot and cardamom ice cream to lure locals in.
A Local’s Guide to the Best Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Last Updated on April 13, 2023 by Jeremy
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When it comes to Pittsburgh restaurants, we are fortunate to be home to some of the country’s best. From the local institutions, fine dining, international restaurants, to hole-in-the-wall spots, you can find it all here.
One of our quests on Discover the Burgh is to share these great restaurants and help you plan your next meal out. To help with that, this restaurant guide (linking to every single review published on this site) was born!
Please keep in mind that this list is continually updated as we visit more restaurants in the city. If your favorite is not featured here it is because we have either not visited or have not published our review yet.
If you would like to make a recommendation for us to try, please contact us.
About Our Ranking of Pittsburgh Food
When we first started this database, our rankings were organized by personal preference only. Now that we’ve been to hundreds of restaurants, we wanted to re-organize this guide in order to help you better find reviews based on many categories.
This restaurant database is now organized by restaurant type. Click the links below to be taken to each of the main categories of restaurants. Within each category, restaurants are organized by our personal preference with our favorites generally being at the top of each list and our least favorites trending towards the bottom. Use this as a rough approximation only.
Next to each name will include the neighborhood the restaurant is found, a notation on price ($-$$$$$), a short description, and any sub-categories we feel are necessary to highlight.
Prices are marked with dollar signs ($) based on the following breakdown. Note the pricing is estimated and is based on a full meal without drinks. Actual menu prices are subject to change from our initial update. As such, these should only be treated as rough guidelines to start.
- $ – Under $15 per person
- $$ – $15-$30 pp
- $$$ – $30-$50 pp
- $$$$ – More than $50 pp
- $$$$$ – More than $100 pp
Click the following links to jump down to our category types:
- Restaurants by Location (Map)
- Top 10 Best Restaurants in Pittsburgh
- Fast Casual / Takeaway
- Modern American
- Fine Dining
- Breakfast / Brunch
- Vegetarian / Vegan / Healthy Focused
Please note: We may repeat a select few restaurants in multiple categories. For example, Apteka is in our Top 10, International, and Vegan sections and Pusadee’s Garden is in our Top 10, Fine Dining, and International. Others may only appear in just one section at our discretion.
In general, if the restaurant has a primarily themed menu (from a specific country/region, mostly pizza, barbecue, etc.) it will be found in those respective categories over the more general ones (modern American, fine dining, etc). The vegetarian/vegan/healthy section likely will feature a number of duplicates as any cuisine style can qualify here if done well.
Pittsburgh Restaurant Map
Looking for a restaurant by location? Check out our interactive map that shows every restaurant we’ve featured to date. So whether you’re looking for Pittsburgh restaurants downtown, in the Strip District, the South Hills, or more, you can find all the ones we’ve been to by region here!
To read more from each, click the link in the pin to be taken to our full review!
Or, to read more restaurants by category, scroll down to read more!
The 10 Best Restaurants in Pittsburgh
The following are our current Top 10 Pittsburgh restaurants. The restaurants that earn this distinction are ones we are certain we can order anything on the menu and not be disappointed. Likewise, these are spots we would happily return to again and again without hesitation.
- Apteka – Bloomfield – $$ – Eastern European, vegan meals coupled with a wonderful bar.
- Pusadee’s Garden – Lawrenceveille – Thai – $$$ – A high-end Thai restaurant in Lawrenceville with one of the best ambiances in the city.
- Fig & Ash – North Side – $$$ to $$$$ – Modern dishes all cooked over a wood fire.
- Spork – Bloomfield/Friendship – $$$$$ – A fine dining restaurant with inventive dishes and a flawless attention to detail.
- Morcilla – Lawrenceville – $$$ – Spanish tapas bar with gourmet pintxos and small plates.
- Gi-Jin – Downtown – $$$$$ – A gin and handroll bar in the Cultural District that offers a stellar experience from top to bottom.
- Gaucho Parrilla Argentina – Downtown – $$ – Argentinian meats done right with delicious steaks and sandwiches.
- DiAnoia’s – Strip District – $$ – Modern Italian fare with a great brunch, cocktails, and more.
- Bar Marco – Strip District – $$$ to $$$$ – Modern American fare with a stellar cocktail bar.
- Poulet Bleu – Lawrenceville – $$$ – High-end French fare by the Richard DeShantz restaurant group.
Gastropubs in Pittsburgh
To us, a gastropub is the kind of place you can grab a seat at a table, still have a somewhat fast service, a reasonably priced meal, and wash it down with a great craft beer or cocktail. These restaurants are often quite casual and serve an array of cuisine- sometimes themed and other times not.
So if it has quick food, seating, a varied menu, and a stocked bar, odds are good we’ll call it a gastropub!
- Federal Galley – North Side – $$
- Park Bruges – Highland Park – $$
- Point Brugge – Point Breeze – $$
- Tessaro’s – Bloomfield – $$
- Sienna Mercato – Downtown – $$ to $$$
- Wigle Whiskey – Strip District – $$
- Back to the Foodture – South Side and Downtown – $$
- Bills Bar & Burger – Downtown – $$
- The Headkeeper – Greensburg – $$
- Burgatory Bar – Various Locations – $$
- Dive Bar – Lawrenceville and South Side – $$
- Big Jim’s in the Run – Four Mile Run – $$
- Bigham Tavern – Mount Washington – $$
- Insurrection Ale Works – Heidelberg – $$
- Monterey Pub – North Side – $$
- Burgh’ers – Lawrenceville and Harmony – $$
- St. Clair Social – East Liberty – $$
- Lincoln Avenue Brewery – Bellevue – $$
- Condado Tacos – Various Locations – $ to $$
- North Country Brewing – Slippery Rock – $$
- The Eagle – Downtown – $$
- Mike & Tony’s Gyros – Multiple Locations – $ to $$
- Coughlin’s Law – Mount Washington – $$
- Bonfire – South Side – $$
- The Library – South Side – $ to $$
- Cinderlands Beer Co – Lawrenceville – $$ to $$$
- Southern Tier – North Side – $$
- The Yard – Shadyside and Downtown – $$
- 202 Hometown Tacos – Bellevue – $ to $$
- City Works – Downtown – $$
- Industry Public House – Lawrenceville – $$
- The Abbey on Butler Street – Lawrenceville – $$
- The Warren – Downtown – $$ to $$$
- Blue Dust – Homestead – $$
- Primanti Brothers – Strip District (and Various Locations) – $ to $$
- Sly Fox Brewing – Downtown – $$
- Fuel and Fuddle – Oakland – $$
- BRGR – Multiple Locations – $$
Modern American in Pittsburgh
Modern American restaurants offer higher-end menus, either with a theme or an eclectic offering. Many of these have chef-driven menu experiences, greater attention to detail, and, in many cases, an inflated price. This is also getting into the territory where a reservation is not only recommended but in some cases required for highly sought-after dining timeslots.
- Fig & Ash – North Side – $$ to $$$$
- Bar Marco – Strip District – $$$ to $$$$
- Con Alma Downtown – Downtown – $$$ to $$$$
- Meat and Potatoes – Downtown – $$$
- Butcher and the Rye – Downtown – $$$
- The Rib Room – Downtown – $$$$$
- Braddock’s Street Side – Downtown – $$
- Out of the Fire Cafe – Donegal – $$
- Scratch – Troy Hill – $$ to $$$
- Bar Botanico – Lawrenceville – $$ to $$$
- Cadence in the Strip – Strip District – $$ to $$$
- The Pennsylvania Market – Strip District – $$ to $$$
- Siempre Algo – North Side – $$$
- Cafe io – Mount Lebanon – $$ to $$$
- Station – Bloomfield – $$$
- The Vandal – Lawrenceville – $$
- Independent Brewing Company – Squirrel Hill – $$
- The Porch – Oakland – $$
- Smoke – Lawrenceville – $$ to $$$
- G’s on Liberty – Bloomfield – $$ to $$$
- Eighth & Hays – Homestead – $$$
- Acorn – Shadyside – $$$
- Treetops – Acme – $$$ to $$$$
- Revel and Roost – Downtown – $$$
- The Commoner – Downtown – $$$ to $$$$
Fine Dining in Pittsburgh
In many cases, a fine dining restaurant may have similar menus to the modern American spots above, but the biggest differentiator is price and execution. To us, a fine dining restaurant is going for a higher standard overall, has a more elegant ambiance (we likely dress up a bit more), requires reservations (often much further in advance), and comes at a higher price to match. Our selection of what makes a restaurant fine dining vs simply modern American is purely our opinion.
- Pusadee’s Garden – Lawrenceveille – Thai – $$$
- Gi-Jin – Downtown – $$$$$
- Spork – Bloomfield – $$$$$
- Alchemy Bar + Kitchen – Downtown – $$$$
- Fish Nor Fowl – Garfield – $$$ to $$$$
- Aqueous – Laurel Highlands – $$$$
- Helen’s – Laurel Highlands – $$$$
- Altius – Mount Washington – $$$$
- Eleven – Strip District – $$$
- Spirits & Tales – Oakland – $$$
- Floor 2 – Downtown – $$$
International Food in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh’s international dining scene is growing at a stellar pace, and no matter the kind of cuisine you’re looking to try, odds are good a restaurant for it exists in the area.
In this section of our restaurant database, we want to break out our reviews into sub-categories based on the most popular cuisine types such as Italian, Mexican, East Asian, and more.
The following is a selection of the Italian restaurants we’ve visited to date. Note that pizza shops are included in a separate category as the below are only restaurants that include the full spectrum of Italian fare.
- DiAnoia’s – Strip District – $$ to $$$
- Dish Osteria – South Side – $$ to $$$
- La Tavola – Mount Washington – $$$
- Girasole – Shadyside – $$ to $$$
- Alta Via – Fox Chapel – $$$-$$$$
- Pizzaiolo Primo – Downtown – $$$ to $$$$
- Alla Famiglia – Allentown – $$$$
- LeoGreta – Carnegie – $$
- Piccolo Forno – Lawrenceville – $$ to $$$
- Casa Narcisi Winery – Gibsonia – $$ to $$$
- Proper Brick Oven – Downtown – $$ to $$$
- Senti – Lawrenceville – $$ to $$$$
- 1905 Eatery – McKees Rocks – $$ to $$$
Got Mexican fare on your mind? Check out some of the following!
Much like the Italian category above, please note that we have featured a few non-traditional taco spots in our fast casual section above as well. If you are simply looking for the best tacos in Pittsburgh, click the previous link to read our breakdown of them all!
- Taqueria el Pastorcito – New Kensington – $$
- Duo’s Taqueria – East Liberty – $$
- Totopo – Mt Lebanon – $$
- Tocayo – Shadyside – $$
- tako Torta – Bakery Square – $$ to $$$
- tako – Downtown – $$$
- Las Velas – Downtown – $ to $$
- Bea Taco Town – Downtown – $ to $$
- La Palapa – South Side – $ to $$
- Los Mayas – Harmony – $$
- Alquisiras Paleteria – Beechview – $
- Brassero Grill – Braddock – $$
- Mad Mex – Multiple Locations – $ to $$
We’re lumping all East Asian restaurants together in this category. So whether you’re looking for Japanese, Chinese, Cambodian, or Thai, this is the section for you!
- Pusadee’s Garden – Lawrenceveille – Thai – $$$
- The Parlor Dim Sum – Lawrenceville – Cantonese – $$ to $$$
- Umami – Lawrenceville – Japanese – $$$
- Noodlehead – Shadyside – Thai – $ to $$
- Teppanyaki Kyoto – Highland Park – Japanese – $$
- Golden Pig – Cecil, PA – Korean – $$
- Ineffable Ca Phe – Lawrenceville – Vietnamese – $$
- Bae Bae’s Kitchen – Downtown – Korean – $$
- Oishii Bento – Oakland – Japanese – $ to $$
- Soba – Shadyside – Asian – $$$
- Oishii Donburi – Lawrenceville – Japanese/Korean – $ to $$
- K-Town Snack Bar – Oakland – Korean – $
- Nicky’s Thai Kitchen – North Side and Downtown – Thai – $$
- Everyday Noodles – Squirrel Hill – Taiwanese – $$
- Fujiya Ramen – Shadyside – Japanese – $$
- Thai Tamarind – Bellevue – Thai – $$
- Soju – Garfield – Korean – $$ to $$$
- Diners 2+1 – Squirrel Hill – Japanese – $$ to $$$
- Little Bangkok – Strip District – Thai – $$
- Chick’n Bubbly – Oakland – Korean/Japanese – $ to $$
- General Shu’s – Zelienople – Chinese – $$
- Nak Won Garden – Shadyside – Korean – $$
- Maiku Sushi – Strip District – Vietnamese – $ to $$
- Kiin Lao & Thai Eatery – Squirrel Hill – Laotian and Thai – $ to $$
- Royal Myanmar – West View – Burmese – $ to $$
- Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33 – Squirrel Hill – Taiwanese – $$
- Tram’s Kitchen – Bloomfield – Vietnamese – $ to $$
- Took Took 98 – Squirrel Hill – Thai – $$
- Jian’s Kitchen – Squirrel Hill – Chinese – $$
- Cambod-Ican Kitchen – South Side – Cambodian – $ to $$
- Nanban – Lawrenceville – Many Countries – $ to $$
- Banh Mi & Ti – Lawrenceville – Vietnamese – $$
- Chengdu Gourmet – Squirrel Hill – Chinese – $$
- Chinatown Inn – Downtown – Chinese – $$
- Zen Asian – Lawrenceville – Chinese – $ to $$
- Pho Van – Strip District – Vietnamese – $$
Central & Eastern European
Pittsburgh has a strong Central & Eastern European community thanks to our steelmaking roots, and as such we have a number of restaurants that offer up this region’s stellar cuisine!
- Apteka – Bloomfield – Vegan – $$
- The Harmony Inn – Harmony, PA – German – $$ to $$$
- Lorelei – East Liberty – German/Alpine – $$ to $$$
- Max’s Allegheny Tavern – North Side – German – $$
- Huszar – North Side – Hungarian – $$
- 40 North – North Side – Eastern European – $$ to $$$
- Bubba’s – Greensburg – Pizza and Polish – $ to $$
- Pierogies Plus – McKees Rocks – Eastern European – $ to $$
Other International Fare
We’re working our way through eating all the international fare Pittsburgh has to offer, but at this time do not have enough restaurants in any country’s cuisine to warrant their own category. If you’re looking for other international offerings, check out the following!
- Morcilla – Lawrenceville – Spanish – $$$ to $$$$
- Poulet Bleu – Lawrenceville – French – $$$ to $$$$
- Gaucho Parrilla Argentina – Downtown – Argentinian – $$
- Kaya – Strip District – Caribbean – $$ to $$$
- Salem’s Market and Grill – Strip District – Middle Eastern – $ to $$
- Leon’s Caribbean – Allentown – Caribbean – $ to $$
- The Colombian Spot – South Side / Oakland – Colombian – $ to $$
- Udipi Cafe – Monroeville – Indian – $$
- Fet Fisk – Glenshaw – Scandinavian – $$
- ShadoBeni – North Side – Trinidadian – $ to $$
- Taj Mahal – Ross Township – Indian – $$
- Afghan Kabab House – Carnegie – Afghani – $ to $$
- Pita My Shawarma – Lawrenceville – Middle Eastern – $$
- The Pub Chip Shop – South Side – British – $$
- Monterey Pub – North Side – Irish – $$
- Kabab & Curry – Banksville – Indian – $$ to $$$
- Casa Brasil – Highland Park – Brazilian – $$
- African Cuisine – Squirrel Hill – Nigerian – $$
- Chicken Latino – Beechview – Peruvian – $ to $$
- People’s Indian – Garfield – Indian – $ to $$
- Tana – East Liberty – Ethiopian – $$
- Hidden Harbor – Squirrel Hill – Caribbean – $$
- Cilantro and Ajo – South Side – Venezuelan – $
- Everest Kitchen – Brentwood – Nepali – $$
- Mi Empanada – Lawrenceville – Latin American – $ to $$
- Pabellon – Beechview – Venezuelan/Mexican – $$
- The Woods House – Hazelwood – Scottish – $$ to $$$
- Casbah – Shadyside – Mediterranean – $$$
- Brick Shop – Lawrenceville – International – $$ to $$$
- Kavsar – Mount Washington – Uzbek – $$
- Fogo de Chao – Downtown – Churrascaria – $$$$
- Streets on Carson – South Side – International – $$ to $$$
- Subba Asian – North Side – Nepali – $ to $$
The Pittsburgh pizza scene is one of the largest in the country on a per capita basis, and as such there a number of great pizza options to consider. When reading the below, please keep in mind that these are predominantly pizza shops first and foremost. For full Italian restaurants, please scroll up to our Italian section!
- Driftwood Oven – Lawrenceville – $$ to $$$
- Iron Born – Millvale / Strip District – $$
- Enrico’s Cafe – Strip District – $ to $$
- Mercurio’s – Shadyside and Fox Chapel – $$
- Badamo’s Pizza – North Side and Mt. Lebanon – $ to $$
- Alta Via Pizzeria – Bakery Square – $$-$$$
- Pizza Lupo – Lawrenceville – $$
- Threadbare – North Side – $$
- Rockaway Pizzeria – White Oak – $ to $$
- Ephesus Pizza – Downtown, Aspinwall, and Bellevue – $$
- Colangelo’s – Strip District – $ to $$
- V3 Pizza – Downtown and Lawrenceville – $
- Slice on Broadway – Beechview – $ to $$$
- Shelly Pie – Turtle Creek – $$ to $$$
- Fiori’s Pizzaria – Brookline – $$
- Caliente Pizza and Draft House – Bloomfield – $$ to $$$
- Joe & Pie – Downtown – $$
- DeMore’s Pizza – Millvale – $$
- Pizza House (Police Station Pizza) – Ambridge – $
- Pizzeria Davide – Strip District – $ to $$$
- Aiello’s – Squirrel Hill – $ to $$
- Beto’s Pizza – Beechview – $ to $$
- Mandy’s Pizza – West View – $$
- Spak Brothers – Garfield – $$
- D&G Pizza – Beaver Falls – $ to $$
- Spirit and Slice Island Pizza – Lawrenceville – $ to $$
- Pizza Parma – Downtown – $$
- Giovanni’s Pizza – Dormont – $$
- Doughboy’s Pizza – McKee’s Rocks – $$
- Mineo’s – Squirrel Hill – $$
- Pizza Fiesta – Multiple Locations – $$
Vegetarian / Vegan / Healthy Focused
In the mood for something healthy, or perhaps even vegetarian or vegan? You may want to check out some of the following!
Please note: Some restaurants in the below list do serve meat; however, we are including them for strong healthy/vegetarian-leaning menus. Properly vegan restaurants will be noted as such after the neighborhood name.
- Apteka – Bloomfield – Vegan – $$
- ShadoBeni – North Side – Vegan – $ to $$
- Farmer x Baker – Aspinwall – $ to $$
- EYV – North Side – $$ to $$$
- Udipi Cafe – Monroeville – Indian – Vegetarian – $$
- Sally Ann’s – Downtown – $$
- honeygrow – East Liberty – $ to $$
- Spak Brothers – Garfield – Vegan Options – $$
More Pittsburgh Restaurants Coming Soon!
Our goal at Discover the Burgh is to eat at every restaurant in the greater Pittsburgh area, which we are planning to be quite the long project. If your favorite was not on the list above, it is likely because we have either not visited yet or have not published our full review from our visit.
We visit 1-3 new restaurants every week and publish full reviews shortly after, so check back soon to see where our newest additions line up!
If you have a recommendation for a place we need to prioritize, please contact us as we’d love to hear where we should go next! Many recommendations we’ve received have been about places we’ve never known about and absolutely loved, so we would love to hear from you!
The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about Pittsburgh restaurants.
What are the best Pittsburgh restaurants?
Our Top 10 restaurants in Pittsburgh are Apteka, Pusadee’s Garden, Fig & Ash, Spork, Morcilla, Gi-Jin, Gaucho, DiAnoia’s, Bar Marco, and Poulet Bleu.
What are the most famous restaurants in Pittsburgh?
Primanti Brothers is famous for having fries and coleslaw on their sandwiches. Pamela’s is known for their fantastic hotcakes. Beto’s Pizza is known for their Ohio Valley Style slices with cold cheese and toppings.
What food is considered local to Pittsburgh?
Primanti Brothers sandwiches, a Pittsburgh salad (with fries on top), pierogies, Prantl’s burnt almond torte, Pamela’s hotcakes, pepperoni rolls, Ohio Valley-style pizza, Heinz ketchup, and more!
What are the best restaurant neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?
Popular neighborhoods for dining out in Pittsburgh include downtown, the Strip District, Lawrenceville, and Squirrel Hill.
What is the average price of a meal in Pittsburgh?
Without drinks, most restaurants cost under ~$75 for an appetizer and two entrees including tax and tip.
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Restoclub has collected Moscow establishments with a special measured mood: the most comfortable restaurants in the capital, chamber bars with subdued lights and stylish gastrobars in the center. Without loud music and noise, suitable for relaxing with loved ones or a partner.
To choose a cozy bar in Moscow, cafe or restaurant without leaving your home, use our website. Photos, descriptions, visitor reviews – here you will find everything to understand the surroundings of the institution and assess the degree of its “warmth”.
- Comfortable environment. Soft sofas, lots of pillows, a blanket for everyone on cool evenings – in such establishments it should be warm and comfortable.
- Unobtrusive music. Here they appreciate the opportunity to spend time in silence or chat quietly with friends.
- Pleasant light. Bright neon lights or beams hitting the eyes – this story is not at all about cozy restaurants in Moscow. In them, on the contrary, subdued light reigns and drawn curtains on an overly sunny day.
- Interior. Comfort is always something special for each of us. The design of such establishments may be dominated by wood or, for example, light shades.
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European restaurant in Alpine style at the ski resort
Traditional Italian restaurant with an impressive selection of pizzas and children’s workshops
Cozy Italian restaurant with an emphasis on pizza and wine
European restaurant in the style of Alice in Wonderland
Buryat-Mongolian restaurant with
musical parties 2 8.9
Home cafe on Vavilov street
Sabor De La Vida
Elegant restaurant and wine shop in 1905 street
Cozy family restaurant in the spirit of an Italian villa
Tutta la vita
Family Italian restaurant in an old mansion
cocktails and parties
Elegant restaurant aboard a double-deck yacht
Georgian restaurant by Chief Restaurants with a homely atmosphere
Small cafe in the style of a Soviet apartment with home concerts 9085
Trendy wine restaurant with focus on farm produce
Caucasian cuisine for the whole family from Ginza Project with a mini zoo 900 9005 8.0
Florentini City Café
Family Italian restaurant with breakfast and homemade pasta
Author’s restaurant by Yulia Vysotskaya with breakfast and children’s room
Erwin. River Sea
Restaurant of Uzbek cuisine in a colorful oriental setting
3 900 Modus2 European Restaurant premium restaurant with concerts
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