Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Best Restaurants 2013

Presenting 34 of the finest, freshest and most forward-thinking restaurants in Pittsburgh. Bon appetit!



(page 2 of 8)

 

East Liberty: 5996 Penn Circle South
412/362-0202, dinette-pgh.com
PIZZA  |  $$  |  CHEF/OWNER SONJA FINN

 

Truth: Dinette’s pizzas, small plates (ranging from flavorful soups to refined salads) and desserts are as good as any you might find in a French eatery. Chef Sonja Finn, a James Beard semi-finalist in 2009 and 2010, changes her pizza varieties daily; options include beet greens, sage sausage, chevre and onion, and basil, tomato, fresh Mozzarella and ricotta. The restaurant has a rooftop garden that provides in-season tomatoes and herbs.

 

South Side: 128 17th St.
412/390-2012, dishosteria.com
ITALIAN  |  $$-$$$  |  CHEF/OWNER MICHELE SAVOIA

 

The bar at Dish Osteria & Bar is cozy and dark — and a great place to get a taste of the South Side of yore. Offering Italian food with a Sicilian emphasis, Dish is often packed. Try the Carpaccio, scallop or grilled calamari appetizers before moving on to meaty entrées, such as the housemade gnocchi with three-meat Bolognese. Sip some Italian wine as you take in the unpretentious surroundings.

 

Fox Chapel: 46 Fox Chapel Road
412/781-3700, donatosrestaurant.com
ITALIAN | $-$$$$ | CHEF/OWNER DONATO COLUCCIO

 

To find traditional American and Italian food in a tasteful environment, visit Donato’s, which delivers favorites such as porcini-dusted filet and jumbo lump crab cakes. The Italian fare is strong, particularly the veal, pasta and specialty items. Always-professional servers in formal black attire will allow you to mix and match dishes to create the perfect meal. On Friday nights, jazz performances are scheduled, starting at 8 p.m. Family-style dinner is served Sunday, and private dining and catering are also available.

 

Strip District: 1150 Smallman St.
412/201-5656, elevenck.com
AMERICAN  |  $$$-$$$$  |  EXECUTIVE CHEF DEREK STEVENS

 

Eleven boasts a stylized interior, top-notch food and a casual environment, making it a go-to spot for entertaining visitors or heading out for date night. The bar is very popular, with leather seating and a “tavern” menu. The main lineup changes often but always includes appetizers, such as raw oysters and tuna tartare, along with seafood, meat and vegetarian entrées. Save room for made-from-scratch breads and dessert. Keep in mind that Eleven also offers a chef’s table with a tasting menu (seating up to six), as well as several private dining rooms.

Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Best Restaurants 2013

2013 Best Restaurants: Readers' Poll Winners

2013 Best Restaurants: Readers' Poll Winners

Your favorite eateries in the 'Burgh in 48 categories — from comfort food to sushi to small plates.
Best Restaurants 2013

Best Restaurants 2013

Presenting 34 of the finest, freshest and most forward-thinking restaurants in Pittsburgh. Bon appetit!
Chef of the Year Award: 2013

Chef of the Year Award: 2013

Mr. Shu, executive chef of Umi, is honored for his consistent perfection.
Delicious Design Award: 2013

Delicious Design Award: 2013

Vallozzi’s new downtown location is a stunning combination of old-world Tuscany with classy modern touches.
Star Chef Award: 2013

Star Chef Award: 2013

Justin Severino, owner of Lawrenceville's Cure and a national rising star.
Best New Restaurant: 2013

Best New Restaurant: 2013

Chef Matthew Porco's Italian-inspired Sienna Sulla Piazza is lighting up Market Square.
Best Restaurants 2013: Editors' Picks

Best Restaurants 2013: Editors' Picks

We shine the light on some of our favorite new restaurants that are giving the local foodie scene a boost of energy.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

Best of the 'Burgh 2018: Readers' Choice Poll Results

Best of the 'Burgh 2018: Readers' Choice Poll Results

Diners, food trucks, dive bars and more. Here's the most popular stuff in town.
Restaurant Review: The Twisted Frenchman is an Ambitious Endeavor

Restaurant Review: The Twisted Frenchman is an Ambitious Endeavor

Andrew Garbarino moved his fine-dining restaurant into a multimillion-dollar new home. Does it live up to its new digs?
Vietnam Vets – The Warriors No One Wanted to Thank

Vietnam Vets – The Warriors No One Wanted to Thank

When veterans returned from Vietnam, they didn't often hear the phrase “Thank you for your service.” But now, Pittsburgh veterans think people are learning to separate the war from the warrior.
Sadie's Tree: A Plea for Kindness in Memory of a Bullied Teen

Sadie's Tree: A Plea for Kindness in Memory of a Bullied Teen

In an obituary read round the world, the family of Bedford, Pa., teen Sadie Riggs called out those who had bullied her and pleaded for people to be kind to one another. A year after Sadie’s death, lessons remain to be learned from her suicide.
Top 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh in June

Top 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh in June

This month's best bets in the ’Burgh.
Sunrise, Sunset: Pittsburgh Playhouse's Second Act

Sunrise, Sunset: Pittsburgh Playhouse's Second Act

The curtain is closing this month on the historical Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland, but it will rise again when Point Park University this fall unveils its new theater Downtown, a space with a history of its own.
A Matter of Pride: Delta Foundation's Struggles with Success

A Matter of Pride: Delta Foundation's Struggles with Success

Within the span of 10 years, the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh has brought the city’s annual Pride festival to previously unimaginable heights. That growth, however, has left some members of the community behind — and unhappy.
Best Restaurants 2018

Best Restaurants 2018

This year we recommend 40 establishments as our region's top restaurants.For the second year in a row, we categorize the restaurants in All-Arounders, Killer Casual, Fancy Night Out and Classic Pittsburgh to help you find whatever suits your mood.
Chef of the Year: Jamilka Borges

Chef of the Year: Jamilka Borges

Jamilka Borges, executive chef of Independent Brewing Company and Hidden Harbor, raises the bar with her dedication to volunteerism as well as her culinary prowess.
Inside Choderwood: A Hidden Oasis on the Allegheny River

Inside Choderwood: A Hidden Oasis on the Allegheny River

Despite its location in the middle of an urban area, Steve Choder and Jody Noble-Choder have created a secret garden within their whimsical riverside retreat.
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags

Brazen Kitchen

How to Make Healthy School Lunches Your Kids Will Love

I have come up with a system that almost is foolproof for us: healthy breakfasts and packed lunches that are quick, easy and protest-free. Isn’t the latter the key?

Make These Now: 3 Perfect Summertime Picnic Recipes

Prep for Riverlife's Party at the Pier with these ideas.

Follow Me on Pinterest