Best Restaurant Contest: Winning Answers

We asked you to identify five our best restaurants from a picture of one of their dishes. Thanks to everyone who entered. Here are the winning answers.




photo by hal b. klein

 


Lawrenceville: 3519 Butler St.
412/652-9924, morcillapittsburgh.com
Executive Chef/Co-owner Justin Severino
 



 


photos by laura petrilla

 


Downtown: 214 Sixth St.
412/471-8256; takopgh.com
Executive Chef/Co-owner Richard DeShantz
 



 


Lawrenceville: 4306 Butler St.
412/251-0465, thevandalpgh.com
Executive Chef Csilla Thackray
 



 


Lawrenceville: 3473 Butler St.
412/586-4347, sentirestaurant.com
Executive Chef Shawn Carlson
 



 


Sewickley: 541 Beaver St.
412/259-8847, cocothe.com
Executive Chef David DeVoss

 

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2016 Best Restaurants

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Best Restaurant Contest: Winning Answers

Best Restaurant Contest: Winning Answers

We asked you to identify five our best restaurants from a picture of one of their dishes. Thanks to everyone who entered. Here are the winning answers.
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Watch This ‘Pittsburgh Dad’ to Finally See Deb and the Kids

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