Pittsburgh's oldest restaurant and bar, this storied institution has been slinging out its patented mixture of fresh seafood and cold refreshing beer since 1870. Although the oysters no longer cost a penny and the beer no longer costs a dime, the low-cost fare and nostalgic interiors at Original Oyster House keeps locals coming back for a reliable bite during sunny days. Among the favorites here are the fried fish platters served with your choice of two sides, as well as the jumbo fish sandwich which uses the original breading recipe developed in 1916. A good selection of local and domestic brews are there to help wash down your meal and a selection of fried sides make for perfect pub grub if you're not in the mood for a full plate. Make sure to visit this Pittsburgh landmark today, if only to be part of the long legacy of this historic spot.
My Big Fat Greek Gyro has expanded to Downtown Pittsburgh, bringing their authentic Greek cuisine right to the heart of the city. Family owned and operated, the management takes the time to marinate and prepare all of their savory meats each day. The fare features various styles of chicken, lamb, beef and pork wrapped up into a gigantic pita or deconstructed into a do-it-yourself platter. A variety of (usually fried) appetizers range from french fries to dolmas and more. For confident eaters, the "Big Fatty" challenge awards a free commemorative t-shirt, hall of fame photo and no charge for eating three pounds of gyro meat served with all the fixings on a fourteen ounce pita.
The tag-line at the Indo restaurant reads Asian Fusion. The menu is more of an Indian take on Asian cuisine and features a widespread buffet that is a popular choice among those looking for a delicious lunch meal at affordable prices. Its location on Liberty Avenue is within a substantial radius from major downtown hotels and business centers, thus making it a top destination for visitors to Pittsburgh. Sample clay oven delights, crossover fare and Chinese classics with an Indian twist, that cater to the vegetarian clientele and meat lovers alike.
Buca di Beppo is a well known Italian restaurant chain. With a bright and fun ambiance, Buca di Beppo serves some delicious Italian delicacies in family-style size portions. These huge portions are meant to be shared among family members on the table, which adds to the fun during a meal. Along with a variety of Southern and Northern Italian dishes, the menu features sumptuous appetizers like the Seafood Trio Platter, Fried Mozzarella, healthy salads, pizzas, entrees, pastas and more. Buca di Beppo also has a separate Gluten-free menu that features varieties of salads, entrees and sides. Check website for full menus, online reservations and online orders.
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Located in the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Bigelow Grille is a sophisticated restaurant that welcomes you to try its culinary fare of American dishes. They proudly serve the best of American dishes which are prepared using organic ingredients that are sourced locally. Bigelow grill offers a breakfast menu that features Breakfast Buffet which includes American classics like Breakfast Pastries, Cereals, Scrambled Eggs and more. They also have a Continental Buffet and some A La Carte Breakfast options which give a great start to your day. Choose from a variety of light bites, salads, pastas, sandwiches and more from their lunch and dinner menus. Bigelow Grille is a great place for a friendly gathering over a meal. Grab a seat in the outside patio on a bright afternoon.
Ciao!2 reflects the decor of a classic trattoria with an amiable ambiance and warm vibe. Being an authentic Italian restaurant, Chef Sabrina has carefully designed the menu of Ciao!2, using only freshly produced ingredients. Every dish on the menu is adequately flavored and seasoned to perfection. With an extensive wine list, Ciao!2 also offers craft beers and a variety of beers on the tap. Check website for full menus and call ahead for reservations.
This lively and comfortable Italian restaurant is located right on Pittsburgh's Market Square. The menu is a delicious combination of classic dishes and modern twists, like the Bucatini with mozzarella stuffed veal meatballs, or any of their fantastic flatbreads. The full bar stocks a great collection of wines, and mixes up strong, tasty cocktails. Try the Agave Julep or the Rosemary Lemon Drop. They also have a great outdoor seating area right on the square.
Far from your run of the mill Americanized Mexican restaurant, Las Velas offers authentic south of the border cuisine. Restaurant owner and chef, David Montanez was influenced by his native Mexico City culture and brought with him the flavors and cooking style of the region. The traditional Mexican portion of the menu features five different marinading techniques. The marinades range from sweet and tangy to spicy hot flavors for your choice of meat or seafood.
The Diamond Market Bar and Grille has a welcoming atmosphere. Dine on traditional American dishes with slight contemporary twists. You can order the traditional American hamburger or try the spicy hamburger with mango-habanero chutney and jalapenos. The menu has seasonal items and the restaurant tries to incorporate local ingredients. Don't forget to pair your meal with a cocktail or a craft beer.
As its name suggests, NOLA on the Square is a Cajun restaurant located right on picturesque Market Square. Come try some New Cajun cuisine in a fun and lively atmosphere. Some examples of the tasty dishes from the kitchen include Fried Green Tomatoes with Abita Batter, Cheddar and Creole Mustard Ranch, and of course, the ever-popular Seafood Jambalaya. Make sure to get a Bourbon Street-style cocktail like the ubiquitous Hurricane or a Voodoo Doll.
Penn Brewery prides itself on offering Pittsburghers authentic German brews
and cuisine. The brewery adheres to the strict German law Reinheitsgebot, which was enacted in 1516 to ensure the purity of beer. The historic building uses huge kettles that ...