2013 Best Restaurants: Readers' Poll Winners

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


Atmosphere/Ambiance

➊ Meat & Potatoes
meatandpotatoespgh.com

➋ Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
montereybayfishgrotto.com

➌ Eleven
elevenck.com

Al Fresco

➊ Pusadee’s Garden
pusadeesgarden.com

➋ The Porch at Schenley
theporchatschenley.com

➌ Arpino Trattoria
arpinotrattoria.com

Authentic Pittsburgh Fare

➊ Primanti Brothers
primantibrothers.com

➋ Fat Head’s Saloon
fatheadspittsburgh.com

➌ Szmidt’s Old World Deli
szmidts.com


Bakery

➊ Oakmont Bakery
oakmontbakery.com

➋ Prantl’s Bakery
prantlsbakery.com

➌ Bethel Bakery
bethelbakery.com

Barbecue

➊ Union Pig & Chicken
unionpgh.com

➋ Smoke barbeque taqueria
412/205-3039

➌ Two Brothers Bar-B-Q
2brosbbq.com

➌ Double Wide Grill
doublewidegrill.com

Best-Kept Secret

➊ Café Chocolade
cafechocolade.net

➋ Café Du Jour
412/488-9695

➌ A Taste of Art Restaurant
facebook.com/atasteofart

Beer Haven

➊ Sharp Edge
sharpedgebeer.com

➋ D’s 6 Pax & Dogz
ds6pax.com

➌ Bocktown Beer and Grill
bocktown.com

Breakfast

➊ Pamela’s Diner
pamelasdiner.com

➋ Eat'n Park
eatnpark.com

➌ Square Café
square-cafe.com


Brunch

➊ Grand Concourse
muer.com

➋ Meat & Potatoes
meatandpotatoespgh.com

➌ Point Brugge Café
pointbrugge.com

 


Burger

➊ Burgatory Bar
burgatorybar.com

➋ BRGR
brgrpgh.com

➌ Tessaro’s
tessaros.com

Business Lunch

➊ Six Penn Kitchen
sixpennkitchen.com

➋ The Capital Grille
thecapitalgrille.com

➌ The Carlton Restaurant
thecarltonrestaurant.com


BYOB

➊ Piccolo Forno
piccolo-forno.com

➋ Arpino Trattoria
arpinotrattoria.com

➌ Avenue B
avenueb-pgh.com

Catering Services

➊ big Burrito Restaurant Group
bigburrito.com

➋ Parkhurst Catering
parkhursteventcatering.com

➌ Fluted Mushroom
flutedmushroom.com

Cheap Eats

➊ Eat'n Park
eatnpark.com

➋ Hello Bistro
hellobistro.com

➌ Lulu’s Noodles
lulusnoodles.com

Chinese

➊ Sesame Inn
sesameinn.com

➋ China Palace
chinapalacepittsburgh.com

➌ Jimmy Wan’s
jimmywans.com

Cocktails

➊ Olive or Twist
olive-twist.com

➋ Bar Marco
barmarcopgh.com

➌ Meat & Potatoes
meatandpotatoespgh.com

Coffee Spot

➊ Coffee Tree Roasters
coffeetree.com

➋ Big Dog Coffee
bigdogcoffee.net

➌ Espresso a Mano
espressoamano.com

 


Comfort Food

➊ Meat & Potatoes
meatandpotatoespgh.com

➋ Central Diner & Grille
facebook.com/CentralDinerGrille

➌ Six Penn Kitchen
sixpennkitchen.com

Contemporary American

➊ Eleven
elevenck.com

➋ Meat & Potatoes
meatandpotatoespgh.com

➌ The Porch at Schenley
theporchatschenley.com

Deli

➊ Smallman Street Deli
412/434-5800

➋ Carson Street Deli & Craft Beer
carsonstreetdeliandcraftbeer.com

➌ Szmidt’s Old World Deli
szmidts.com

Dessert

➊ Gullifty’s
gulliftys.us

➋ The Cheesecake Factory
thecheesecakefactory.com

➌ Eleven
elevenck.com

Diner

➊ Pamela’s Diner
pamelasdiner.com

➋ Ritter’s Diner
412/682-4852

➌ Central Diner & Grille
facebook.com/CentralDinerGrille

European

➊ Mallorca
mallorcarestaurant.com

➋ Max’s Allegheny Tavern
maxsalleghenytavern.com

➌ Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com

➌ Point Brugge Café
pointbrugge.com

French

➊ Paris 66
paris66bistro.com

➋ Bridge Ten Brasserie
bridgeten.com

➌ La Gourmandine
lagourmandinebakery.com

 


Gluten-Free Eats

➊ Gluuteny
gluuteny.com

➋ Eat'n Park
eatnpark.com

➌ Gluten-Free Zone
yourglutenfreehealth.com


Happy Hour Specials

➊ Tamari
tamaripgh.com

➋ Mad Mex
madmex.com

➌ Andys Wine Bar
andyswinebar.com

Holiday/Special Occasion

➊ Grand Concourse
muer.com

➋ Monterey Bay Fish Grotto
montereybayfishgrotto.com

➌ LeMont
lemontpittsburgh.com

➌ Eleven
elevenck.com


Hot Dog

➊ Franktuary
franktuary.com

➋ D’s 6 Pax & Dogz
ds6pax.com

➌ The Original Hot Dog Shop
theoriginalhotdogshop.com

Indian/Middle-Eastern

➊ Taj Mahal
tajmahalinc.com

➋ Aladdin’s Eatery
aladdinseatery.com

➌ India Garden
indiagarden.net

 


Italian Non-Chain

➊ Piccolo Forno
piccolo-forno.com

➋ Arpino Trattoria
arpinotrattoria.com

➌ Girasole
733copeland.com

Japanese/Sushi

➊ Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
eatatnakama.com

➋ Umi
bigburrito.com/umi

➌ Little Tokyo Bistro
littletokyopittsburgh.com

Korean

➊ Sushi Kim
sushikim.com

➋ Golden Pig
412/220-7170

➌ Dasonii Korean Bistro
dasonii.com

 


Latin-Inspired

➊ Alma Pan-Latin Kitchen
almapgh.com

➋ Seviche
seviche.com

➌ Kaya
bigburrito.com/kaya

Locally Sourced Menu

➊ Legume
legumebistro.com

➋ Cure
curepittsburgh.com

➌ Habitat Restaurant
habitatrestaurant.com

Mediterranean/Greek

➊ Mediterrano
mediterranocuisine.com

➊ Casbah
bigburrito.com/casbah

➌ Amel’s
amelsrestaurantpgh.com

Mexican/Tex-Mex

➊ Mad Mex
madmex.com

➋ Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina
verdepgh.com

➌ Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant
emilianos.net


Microbrewery

➊ Church Brew Works
churchbrew.com

➋ Penn Brewery
pennbrew.com

➌ East End Brewing Co.
eastendbrewing.com

Mobile Food

➊ PGH Taco Truck
pghtacotruck.com

➋ Franktuary Food Truck
franktuary.com

➌ BRGR Food Truck
brgrpgh.com

Pierogies

➊ Pierogies Plus
pierogiesplus.com

➋ Cop Out Pierogies
copoutpierogies.com

➌ Church Brew Works
churchbrew.com

➌ Szmidt’s Old World Deli
szmidts.com

 


Pizza Non-Chain

➊ Mineo’s Pizza House
mineospizza.com

➋ Fiori’s Pizzaria
fiorispizzaria.com

➌ Aiello’s Pizza
aiellospizza.com

➌ Piccolo Forno
piccolo-forno.com

Pub

➊ Piper’s Pub
piperspub.com

➋ Sharp Edge
sharpedgebeer.com

➌ Monterey Pub
montereypub.com

Small Plates

➊ Ibiza Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar
ibizatapasrestaurant.com

➋ Tamari
tamaripgh.com

➌ Silk Elephant Thai Tapas & Wine Bar
silkelephant.net

Steak

➊ Ruth’s Chris Steak House
ruthschris.com

➋ The Capital Grille
thecapitalgrille.com

➌ Morton’s Steakhouse
mortons.com


Thai

➊ Nicky’s Thai Kitchen
nickysthaikitchen.com

➋ Bangkok Balcony
bangkokbalconypgh.com

➌ Pusadee’s Garden
pusadeesgarden.com

Vegan/Vegetarian-Friendly

➊ Quiet Storm Vegetarian & Vegan Cafe
qspgh.com

➋ Double Wide Grill
doublewidegrill.com

➌ Nicky’s Thai Kitchen
nickysthaikitchen.com

Wait-Staff

➊ The Carlton Restaurant
thecarltonrestaurant.com

➋ The Capital Grille
thecapitalgrille.com

➌ Habitat Restaurant
habitatrestaurant.com

Wine List

➊ The Carlton Restaurant
thecarltonrestaurant.com

➋ Sonoma Grille
thesonomagrille.com

➌ Toast! Kitchen & Wine Bar
toastpittsburgh.com

Worth the Drive

➊ Clifford’s Restaurant
cliffordsrestaurant.com

➊ Out of the Fire Café
outofthefirecafe.com

➌ Burgatory Bar
burgatorybar.com

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