The Hungry Grl Guide To Eating Your Way Through Pittsburgh

“Hey, where should I go with my boyfriend for a fun date night?”

“Is there a good Italian restaurant to bring my parents that are visiting?”

“Where is your favorite place to eat downtown?”

These are just some of the questions I find in my email or DMs on the reg. Not that I’m mad about them in any way (I am always flattered when people come to me for food advice in any city) but it’s been a long time coming that I just sit down and write my list of the ultimate PGH restaurants, as compiled by myself and my fellow followers.


DiAnoia’s, Strip District

Girasole, Shady Side

Lidia’s, Strip District

Alla Famiglia, Allentown

Piccolo Forno, Lawrenceville

Stagioni, South Side

Cucina Vitale, South Side

Vallozzi’s, Downtown

Breakfast & Brunch

Coca Cafe, Lawrenceville

Cafe Raymond, Strip District

Pamela’s, Various Locations

Acorn, Shady Side

Pie For Breakfast, Oakland

Whitfield @ Ace Hotel, East Liberty

Pear & The Pickle, Troy Hill

Bitter Ends Garden, Bloomfield

The Vandal, Lawrenceville

Dessert & Bakeries

La Gourmandine, Various Locations

Five Points Bakeshop, Squirrel Hill

Millie’s, Squirrel Hill

The Butterwood Bake Consortium, Lawrenceville

Gaby et Jules, Squirrel Hill

Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor, Strip District

Page Dairy Mart, South Side

Gluten Free Goat Bakery & Café, Bloomfield

Prohibition Pastries, Point Breeze

Madeleine Bakery & Bistro, Regent Square


Round Corner Cantina, Lawrenceville

Edgars Best Tacos, Strip District

La Palapa, South Side

El Burro, Regent Square & Northside

Noodles & More

Umami, Lawrenceville

Smiling Banana Leaf, Highland Park

NoodleHead, Squirrel Hill

Zen Diner, Lawrenceville

Ki Ramen, Lawrenceville

Everyday Noodles, Squirrel Hill

Silk Elephant, Squirrel Hill

Food Halls

The PA Market, Strip District

Smallman Galley (Specifically Iron Born Pizza & Home), Strip District

Federal Galley, Northside

Fancy Dinner

Or, The Whale, Downtown

Union Standard, Downtown

Soba, Shady Side

Date Night

The Vandal, Lawrenceville

Spork, Garfield/East Liberty

Lorelei, East Liberty

Kaya, Strip District

Coffee & Tea

Dobra Tea House, Squirrel Hill

Arriviste, Shady Side

Adda, East Liberty

Cafe Amore, Lawrenceville

Espresso A Mano, Lawrenceville

Big Dog, South Side

Redhawk, Oakland & Downtown

I’m Not Not Drunk…

Benny’s, South Side

The O, Oakland

Fuel and Fuddle, Oakland

Umami (sushi until 2 AM), Lawrenceville

V3 Pizza (pizza until 2 AM), Lawrenceville


Carson Street Deli, South Side

52nd Street Market, Lawrenceville

Deli on Butler, Lawrenceville

DiAnoia’s, Strip District

Smallman St. Deli, Squirrel Hill

Triangle Subs, Swissvale

Peppis, Various Locations

Duncan Street, Milvale

Burgers & Fried Chicken

Fatheads, South Side

Industry Public House, Lawrenceville

Bird On The Run, East Liberty


Driftwood Oven, Lawrenceville

Iron Born Pizza, Milvale & Strip District

DiAnoia’s, Strip District

Pizza Taglio, East Liberty

Benny Fierro’s, South Side


This is an ongoing list I will update periodically, so if there are any spots that I missed, please let me know at!