Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Dish Osteria and Bar To Close

The beloved Pittsburgh institution will serve its last meal in April.




photo by laura petrilla
 

Dish Osteria and Bar will close on Saturday, April 22.

“It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in a long time,” says Executive Chef/Co-Owner Michele Savoia.

The beloved South Side institution opened 17 years ago, quickly building a reputation as a refuge from the nearby hubbub of the E. Carson Street bar scene.

“Sometimes restaurants close because business is no good or things are off. But that’s not the case. 17 years is just a long run. We’ve kept going and going because we love to do what we’re doing, but it was time to take a break,” Savoia says.

He says that he and his wife Cindy plan on taking some time off to travel and to spend time with family.

“It’s a sad thing, but I also want this last month to be a celebration,” Savoia says.

Seafood specials such as clams swimming in an intoxicating tomato-saffron broth and heady heaps of Santa Barbara sea urchin melting into spaghetti consistently have been some of my favorite dishes in Pittsburgh, particularly late into the evening when not much else is open.

We honored Dish as “Best Bar for a Conversation” in our recent Best Bars package, noting that it is a place where regulars feel like they’re at home and newcomers quickly feel as if they are regulars.

“There are so many people that have found this place meaningful. We’re going to miss them,” Savoia says.

I think I can say for a significant number of us in Pittsburgh that we are going to miss you, too.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags


All the foodie news that's fit to blog

Hal B. Klein is Pittsburgh Magazine’s associate editor and restaurant critic. He is an award-winning food and drinks writer. In his spare time, Hal can be found in his kitchen, in his garden and exploring the wonders of Pittsburgh. Follow him on Twitter (@HalBKlein) and Instagram (@halbklein).

 

Recent Posts

Feed

Atom Feed Subscribe to the Eat Street Feed »

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

HGTV Renews ‘Restored by the Fords’ Starring Pittsburgh Siblings

The finale showcasing Leanne and Steve Ford airs Tuesday, and the duo already are looking for more local houses to restore for the show’s second season.

Five Fun Facts about Pittsburgh Bridges

With more than 440 bridges in the city to choose from, VisitPITTSBURGH shows off the most interesting bridges within the city in its new Official Visitors Guide.

WQED Event to Celebrate Mister Rogers Forever Stamp

USPS will dedicate a new forever stamp to Fred Rogers and celebrate with a party in March.

Mothers Know Best for This Pittsburgh Couple

For Cady Walter and Jared Heningin, happily ever after may never have happened if their mothers hadn’t acted as matchmakers.

Peters Township Native Wins Silver Medal in Speed Skating

After swine flu kept him from competing in Sochi in 2014, short track speed skater John-Henry Krueger finally won a spot on the podium at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Perspectives: A Better Life

A former Pittsburgh television reporter recounts the lessons taught to him by his grandfather who spent more than four decades as a Pullman Porter.

Pittsburgh MultiStories: Phipps Legacy – The Fulton Building

With its distinctive seven-story archway, the Fulton Building (now the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel) remains a beloved Pittsburgh landmark.

Kick Back and Relax with a Baby Sloth

For $150 you can book an up-close hang out session with Vivien the two-toed sloth.

Jack Kerouac: Manager of the Pittsburgh Plymouths

In a league of his own making, the famous writer cast himself as the skipper of a (fantasy) Pittsburgh ball club.

Bucking the Trend: Gallagher’s Groovy Growing

Megan Gallagher is part of a small cadre of young farmers bucking demographic trends.

Meet the Woman bringing Dignity and Diversity to Twitter

As Twitter's vice president of intersectionality, culture and diversity, Candi Castleberry Singleton, who splits her time between Pittsburgh and San Francisco, works tirelessly to bring inclusion and respect to companies.

Where's the Flu Bug Biting Hardest? There's an App for That

The Doctors Report Illness Tracker has the scoop on germ hotspots all over the region and beyond.

Black Panther is Marvel's Best Film

Reviews of "Black Panther" and "Early Man," plus local movie news and notes.

First Look: Poulet Bleu in Lawrenceville

PM dining critic Hal B. Klein takes a look at the new Richard DeShantz restaurant ... and he has the scoop on what's next from the energetic restaurateur.

Meet Pittsburgh's James Beard Award Semifinalists

Pittsburgh has eight nominations in six categories.