Top Choice 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…
Top Choice 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, or try the bartender's suggestion based on what types of drinks you enjoy. The r…
Top Choice French in Pittsburgh

Paris 66

Don't think you can get away with saying Merci here and impressing the waitstaff; they all speak fluent français. This is top-end French at its best, in a cozy, bistro-style setting. Blink and you'll think you're in…
Top Choice Fusion in Pittsburgh


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…
Modern American in Pittsburgh


Restaurants with killer views – this one is at the top of the Duquesne Incline – are seldom very good, but this brushed-concrete-modern spot breaks the mold. Expect seasonal goodies, unique menu items (saffron spagh…
Vegan in Pittsburgh


All meals are vegan here, though cheese is optional. Eating here is like eating in an antique shop, as everything, including the Formica tables, is for sale. The buffet Sunday brunch ($11.50) draws a great community…
Market in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Public Market

This giant indoor market caters to the need for downtown to have easy access to fresh produce, meats, cheeses and other local products. Note that many vendors are also open on Monday and Tuesday as well.
Cafe in Pittsburgh

Porch at Schenley

Cheap and casual doesn't often unite with fresh and farm-to-table, but at the Porch it does. Get great local ingredients served up with flair in a casual yet chic environment where the clientele is a mix of students…
Seafood in Pittsburgh

Original Oyster House

Operating since 1870, this place often has a line out the door for its fish sandwiches, and, just as in olden times, you can still order buttermilk with a dash of pepper. With tile floors and lots of photos and memo…