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Restaurants

Lawrenceville

Thai Cuisine
4627 Liberty Ave.
412-688-9661
A great place for Thai food. Closed on Tuesdays.

Tram’s
4050 Penn Ave.
412-682-2688
Don’t judge a book by its cover or a restaurant by its décor. Tram’s is one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in town. Inexpensive too!

Tamari
3519 Butler St.
412-325-3435
Tamari is a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant and a new intern favorite. It’s a good spot for happy hour on Fridays. The atmosphere is a bit upscale, but it’s a nice treat after a hard day’s work.

Shadyside

Soba Lounge
5847 Ellsworth Ave.
412-362-5656
Part of the Big Burrito chain, pan-Asian cuisine, lounge-y and stylish.

Casbah
229 South Highland Ave.
412-661-5656
Another member of the Big Burrito chain. Great ambience, cute outdoor tent, yummy wine list.

Harris Grill
5747 Ellsworth Ave.
412-362-5273
Harris Grill is another intern favorite. Get there early on a Friday night. There is always a wait but worth the good drinks and food.

Bites and Brews
5750 Ellsworth Ave.
412-361-4425
Bites and Brews is another favorite. Great beer, great pizza.
 

Squirrel Hill

Silk Elephant
1712 Murray Ave.
412-421-8801
Asian tapas? Why not, they are delicious. If you’re lucky, you may see some Thai dancers.

Aladdin’s Eatery
5878 Forbes Ave.
412-421-5100
Aladdin’s menu includes falafel, shawarmas, hummus, and baba ganoush.

Bangkok Balcony
5846 Forbes Ave.
412-521-0728
Great Thai food. A little fancy but good food, good service, and great atmosphere.

Chaya
2032 Murray Ave.
Recommended Japanese cuisine.

Pizza

Mineo’s (Squirrel Hill) – Named year after year as Pittsburgh’s #1 pizza.
Aiello’s (Squirrel Hill)
Bella Nolte (Strip District)
Pizza Sola (6004 Penn Circle S.)
Pesaro’s Pizza (4324 Butler St.)

Other popular places:

Grand Concourse (Station Square) – Voted Pittsburgh’s Best Restaurant for 2006. This converted railroad station is a stunning setting for dinner or Sunday brunch.
A la Familia (Mt. Washington) – One of the best Italian restaurants, small, family-run place.
Grand View Saloon (Mt. Washington) – This place has affordable good eats and a great view of the city.
Khalil’s (Centre Avenue in Shadyside) – Great Middle Eastern Cuisine.
Nakama (South Side) – Voted Pittsburgh’s Best Sushi Restaurant for 2006.
Abay (Highland Ave.) – Ethiopian food served family style. BYOB. Wonderful!
Buffalo Blues (Shadyside)
Eleven (Strip District) – A bit fancy, but worth the dollars.
Georgetown Inn (Mt. Washington) – Full of seafood and a gorgeous view of Pittsburgh.

Vegetarian-friendly (although many restaurants mentioned are veggie friendly)

The Perfect Storm Coffee House (Lawrenceville)
Udipi  (Monroeville)
Bangkok Balcony (Squirrel Hill)
Lulu’s Noodles (Oakland)
Aladdin’s (Squirrel Hill)
Mad Mex (Oakland) – Stupendous margaritas!
Fuel and Fuddle (Oakland)
Hemingway’s (Oakland)

Breakfast

Pamela’s (Oakland, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Strip District) – Get there early on weekends before the line forms all the way down the street.
Ritter’s Diner (Friendship) – Apparently a Dr. Drew, Dr. Nas and Dr. Jake Kattan classic.
Coco Café (Lawrenceville) – Fabulous food in the hot new neighborhood.
DeLuca’s (Strip District) – The best diner for the real deal.
Simply Delicious (Aspinwall) – Open Saturday and Sunday only.
Square Café (Regent Square)
Point Brugge Café (Point Breeze) – Belgian waffles and terrific brunch dishes.

Desserts/Ice Cream/Misc

Gullifty’s (Squirrel Hill)
Cheesecake Factory (South Side)
Dave & Andy’s Homemade Ice Cream (Oakland)
Rita’s Italian Ice (Oakland, Squirrel Hill)
The Pretzel Shop (South Side) – The best soft pretzels EVER!!
Dozen (Lawrenceville) – Pittsburgh’s trendy bakery for cupcakes, brunch and lunch.
Prantl’s Bakery (Shadyside) – Did anyone say burnt almond torte?

 
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August 20, 2012
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