Restaurants

Top Choice Pizza in Pittsburgh

Dinette

Out in East Liberty, Dinette doesn't just serve awesome pizza, although it does indeed serve awesome pizza (try the salt-cured anchovy pizza with jalapeños, capers, mozzarella and tomatoes – amazing). The owners are…
Top Choice Jewish in Pittsburgh

Nu Modern Jewish Bistro

One of the 'Burgh's more innovative restaurants, Nu basically takes the classic Jewish deli menu and brunches it up on weekends. Pick one entree (ranging from stacked Reuben sandwiches to brisket and eggs), then nos…
Top Choice American in Pittsburgh

Butcher & the Rye

Good meat? Good whiskey? Good times. Butcher & the Rye is new-school hip, but its focus on excellent carnivorous fare and brown liquor feels classic. Not so the interior – all clean lines and lounge music and se…
Top Choice French in Pittsburgh

Paris 66

This is top-end French at its best, in a cozy, bistro-style setting. Blink and you'll think you're in France. That said, this isn't haute cuisine, but rather than solid food of rural France: coq au vin, rabbit in mu…
Top Choice Fusion in Pittsburgh

Legume

Excellent meats and fish here, with a farm-to-table mindset and a menu that changes daily. If it's available, try the stinging-nettle soup – partly because where else can you try stinging nettles, but mostly because…
Top Choice Mexican in Pittsburgh

Smoke BBQ Taqueria

Two Austin, TX, natives combine barbecue skills with Mexican flour-tortilla tech for super-savory food and even good veg options. Once BYOB, they've added a great cocktail menu to the list of excellent reasons to de…
Italian in Pittsburgh

Bar Marco

A Strip District favorite, this is one of the city's more sophisticated kitchens, with an excellent brunch, too. Cocktails are unique; you can also try the bartender's suggestion based on what types of drinks you en…
Cafe in Pittsburgh

La Prima

Great Italian coffee and pastries have people lined up out the door at peak times. The 'Almond Mele' is the scrumptious signature sweet, but it has a range of other yummy treats (sfogliatelle, tarts, cookies etc). I…
Italian in Pittsburgh

DiAnoia's Eatery

There's no shortage of Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh, but DiAnoia has been praised for raising the bar on the genre. Clean, deceptively simple dishes like beef-cheek ravioli and whole roasted fish are served in …
Sandwiches in Pittsburgh

Carson Street Deli

Sandwiches done simply is the name of the game at the Carson Street Deli, where a lovable band of tattooed misfits fix up some of the best meat and cheese between bread in the 'Burgh. There's a nice selection of cra…