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Edible Allegheny’s Pittsburgh Restaurant Guide

Eat with us at one of these local restaurants*

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Baccalà Salad from Girasole. Photo: Michael Fornataro.

*Restaurants are chosen for this dining guide because of their commitments to using local, seasonal ingredients, and because of their partnerships with local farms and food artisans. Their dedication makes dining out enjoyable and sustainable.


BRIDGEVILLE

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Bee’z Bistro & Pub 3249 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. 412.257.9877. beezbistroandpub.com
A family-owned restaurant that’s been in business for more than 20 years, Bee’z Bistro & Pub started out as a small pizza shop and has grown into a full-service restaurant and bar. The “Chef’s Selection Menu” utilizes products sourced from the surrounding area, including a selection of local craft beers served in the Pub.

Rumfish Grille | 1155 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. 412.914.8013. rumfishpgh.com
Rumfish Grille’s chef-driven menu is focused on serving fresh seafood, and locally sourced and organic items. The restaurant’s open kitchen concept, led by Chef Chet Garland, adds an entertaining element to the dining experience.

Walnut Grill1595 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. 412.564.5746. | 12599 Perry Hwy., Wexford. | 911 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel. | 660 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. | eatwalnut.com
Enjoy fresh, upscale casual dining, fit for the entire family at four locations. Order from the diverse, chef-driven menu.

BROOKLINE

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Pitaland | 620 Brookline Blvd., Brookline. 412.531.5040. pitaland.com
Pitaland has been owned and operated by the Chahine family since 1969. The grocery specializes in a wide variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern products, and offers delivery service to wholesale customers. Stop in to peruse the all-new Pitaland Café! The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the store is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CANONSBURG

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Bar Antonio | Located at the corner of West McMurray and Morganza Roads, next to Merante Brothers Market, Canonsburg. barantonioPGH.com
Bar Antonio is all about great food and premium drinks. From the formaggio plate to the free-range, wood-oven-roasted wings, to the Italian sausage sliders, Chef Domenica has prepared a mouth-watering tapas menu with an Italian twist! Specialty cocktails and craft beers are the perfect accompaniments. The sleek Euro setting creates an upscale atmosphere ideal for happy hour get-togethers.

Bella Sera Catering, Venue, Bistro, and BBQ 414 Morganza Road, Canonsburg. 724.745.5575. bellaserapgh.com
Bella Sera Catering, Venue, Bistro, and BBQ strives to source locally grown products and patronize regional purveyors whenever possible. As pioneers of the green movement in food service locally, Bella Sera’s staff feels a responsibility to set a good example within the community it serves.

Merante Brothers Market604 W. McMurray Road, Canonsburg. 724.743.5900. merantebrothersmarket.com
Merante Brothers Market is all about handmade, specialty Italian: from Uncle Sal’s famous, handcrafted sausages, to the many varieties of imported olive oils, tomatoes, and pastas. The market is also committed to serving quality foods, such as Boar’s Head products, gluten-free options, and locally sourced meats and produce.

DOWNTOWN

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Andys 510 Market St., Downtown. 412.773.8848. andyswinebar.com
The feature bar of Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel is one of the most captivating spots in the city, with exquisite interior finishing, classic cocktails, and an extensive wine list. Chef Jason Dalling pairs local cheeses and chocolates with local wines for featured flights.

Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie 107 Sixth St., Downtown. 412.992.2005. braddocksrestaurant.com
New to Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie in the Renaissance Hotel is Executive Chef Jason Shaffer. His diverse experience has made him the master of many types of cuisine, from burgers to traditional French. But it is his love of his hometown, Pittsburgh, and passion for local cuisine that will define his creations.

Habitat510 Market St., Downtown. 412.773.8848. habitatrestaurant.com
Habitat at the Fairmont Pittsburgh uses local vendors in the preparation of meals. While working to develop ties with local farmers, Habitat sources meat from the Strip District and lamb from Jamison Farms. “We, at the Fairmont, believe in being part of your local community,” says Chef Jason Dalling.

Il Pizzaiolo 8 Market Square, Downtown. 412.575.5858. | 703 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.344.4123. | ilpizzaiolo.com
Opened in 1996 by Pittsburgh native Ron Molinaro, Il Pizzaiolo operates under this creed: create Neapolitan-style pizza using old-world technique and the highest-quality ingredients. Everything on its menu is either housemade or sourced from the world’s best artisans — the burrata is imported weekly from Naples!

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant301 Fifth Ave., Downtown. 412.201.6992. | 2667 Sidney St., SouthSide Works. 412.432.3260. | mccormickandschmicks.com
The nation’s premier family of seafood restaurants designed to create an inviting, original, and relaxed atmosphere, where guests can enjoy the highest quality dining experience.

Six Penn Kitchen 146 Sixth St., Downtown. 412.566.7366. sixpennkitchen.com
Simple, yet sophisticated, Six Penn Kitchen is an American bistro that attracts both busy Downtown commuters and neighborhood regulars. It’s the No. 1 spot for a quick bite before or after a trip to Pittsburgh’s amazing theaters.

Sonoma 947 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412.679.1336. thesonomagrille.com
In an attempt to create the most delectable meals for customers, Sonoma utilizes local vendors for the freshest in-season ingredients to center its menu around. Chefs at Sonoma use Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, bringing in products from a variety of local farmers. Also, Sonoma uses grass-fed beef from the farm of Ron Gargasz and lamb from Jamison Farms.

Vallozzi’s 220 5th Ave., Downtown. 412.394.3400. vallozzispittsburgh.com
Serving family traditional recipes ranging from homemade gnocchi to fresh meat and seafood, Vallozzi’s stands at the cutting edge of Pittsburgh’s booming Italian restaurant scene. Try something from the fresh mozzarella bar, which features meats and cheeses flown in weekly from Italy!

EAST LIBERTY

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BRGR 5997 Penn Circle South, East Liberty. 412.362.2333. | 20111 Route 19 & Freedom Road, Cranberry. 724.742.2333. | brgrpgh.com
BRGR offers a variety of handcrafted burgers, made with a specialty blend of Angus chuck, sirloin, New York strip, and ribeye. Pair your burger or local hot dog with a spiked milkshake, float, local brew, or soda from Natrona Bottling Company.

Casa Rasta130 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. 412.362.7969.2056 Broadway Ave., Beechview. 412.344.4700.casarastapgh.com
Serving delicious Mexican-Caribbean fusion dishes, Casa Rasta focuses on keeping its menu fresh and flavorful.

Notion 128 South Highland Ave., East Liberty. 412.361.1188. notionrestaurant.com
Notion Restaurant serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 6-10 p.m., and offers a four-course fixed price menu, along with a six- and eight-course Chef’s Tasting Menus. Of his creative and ever-evolving menu, Chef Dave Racicot says, “I feel I have the obligation to use the best and most sustainable ingredients I can find.”

Social 6425 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 412.362.1234. bakerysocial.com
Social at Bakery Square sets itself apart from other bars and eateries with its cool atmosphere and focus on fresh, vibrant food. Start with the ahi tuna tartare nachos with a drink, then try the Italian sandwich or the pierogi pizza for a taste of Pittsburgh.

Spoon | 134 South Highland Ave., East Liberty. 412.362.6001. spoonpgh.com
Spoon features a Modern American, farm-to-table menu that is driven by local and sustainable products from the Pittsburgh region. Spoon also offers an extensive and unique cocktail selection, in addition to a diverse wine menu designed by the certified sommelier.

The Livermore | 124 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. 412.361.0600.
From the owners of Bar Marco, this cocktail-café spot offers a variety of traditional cocktails, beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and light fare.

Union Pig and Chicken 220 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. 412.363.7675. unionpgh.com
Curb any barbecue cravings at Chef Kevin Sousa’s Union Pig and Chicken. Wash down the hearty, homemade goodness with local liquors or a glass of Pittsburgh Seltzer and house syrup. The full food and beverage menus are also available at the upstairs bar, Harvard & Highland.

Verde5491 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 412.404.8487. verdepgh.com
Verde boasts Pennsylvania’s largest selection of tequila and mezcal, as well as delectable brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, featuring modern Mexican cuisine rooted in traditional flavors and authentic ingredients. Specials rotate daily, so stop in to see what’s cooking!

GARFIELD

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Salt of the Earth 5523 Penn Ave., Garfield. 412.441.7258. saltpgh.com
A core menu of creative dishes is available throughout each season at Salt of the Earth, but to take full advantage of seasonal ingredients, a rotating cast of menu items also changes weekly. Garfield Community Farms provides the majority of produce, and Chef Chad Townsend sources from Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, prepares pastured chickens from Lamppost Farm, and selects artisan cheeses from Wild Purveyors.

GIBSONIA

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The Pines Tavern 5018 Bakerstown Road, Gibsonia. 724.625.3252. thepinestavern.com
This historic restaurant has been growing its own produce for the last 15 years in an effort to achieve 70 percent sustainability. Chef Jason Culp starts all of his crops from seeds in the restaurant’s greenhouses and sells his surplus to neighboring restaurants. Owner Mike Novak has also made a commitment to Pittsburgh talent, festooning the tavern’s walls with local art.

GREENSBURG

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The Supper Club 101 Ehalt St., Greensburg. 724.691.0536. supperclubgreensburg.com
As Westmoreland County’s only true farm-to-table restaurant, The Supper Club is dedicated to providing patrons with the freshest food and highest-quality ingredients, with most sourced from Western Pennsylvania farmers and distributors. Regular events on the importance of supporting local agriculture, being wise consumers of natural resources, and protecting biodiversity are also offered.

HIGHLAND PARK

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E25904 Bryant St., Highland Park. 412.441.1200. e2pgh.com
Chef Kate Romane keeps local ingredients at the heart of her small but ever-changing menu of rustic Mediterranean dishes. She sources from Churchview Farm, Braddock Farm, Garfield Farm, River View Dairy, and Pennsylvania Macaroni Company, and a Saturday and Sunday brunch also showcases Churchview Farm eggs and real maple syrup.

IRWIN

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Cenacolo Restaurant 1061 Main St., Irwin. 724.689.2176. cenacolorestaurant.com
Opened in October 2013 as a response to the overwhelming popularity of the company’s flagship fresh pasta wholesale store, Fede Pasta, customers can enjoy delicious dishes made from scratch at this Italian restaurant. There’s always a seat for family and friends at the cozy Cenacolo.

LAWRENCEVILLE

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Church Brew Works3525 Liberty Ave., Lawrenceville. 412.688.8200. churchbrew.com
Voted a top-10 venue in America to drink a draft beer by USA Today in 2011.

Coca Café 3811 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.621.3171. coca-cafe.net
Coca Café is now serving small plates for weekend dinner, in addition to its always-impressive breakfast, lunch, and signature Sunday brunch, which features a selection of seasonal specials as well as featured items from the expansive breakfast menu. Coca Café is also the exclusive provider for The Mattress Factory Museum Café.

Cure 5336 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.252.2595. curepittsburgh.com
This extra local, urban, Mediterranean restaurant is run by Chef Justin Severino, who is dedicated to ethical farming practices, sustainability, and traditional cooking techniques. His vision is for the restaurant to be a reflection of the seasons in Western Pennsylvania and its local farms.

Embody Natural Health 5400 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.477.0767. embodynaturalhealth.com
Stop by the organic juice and smoothie café to cleanse your body and mind! Embody Natural Health is committed to providing organic, healthy drinks that have clear health benefits. Raw juices are a great way to break from chemicals and processed foods, giving your body a burst of nutrition and energy.

Industry Public House 4305 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.683.1100. industrypgh.com
Named for its vintage, industrial-style setting, Industry Public House offers American comfort cuisine and lively libations. The Lawrenceville locale’s skilled bartenders can recommend the perfect local craft beer to pair with each meal, or craft a beautiful and delicious speciality cocktail.

La Gourmandine Bakery 4605 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.682.2210. lagourmandinebakery.com
This husband-and-wife-owned bakery offers a true taste of France in the heart of Pittsburgh. Fabien and Lisanne Moreau bring their French roots to the handcrafted pastries and breads that are prepared onsite daily. A second location is set to open in Mt. Lebanon in late summer.

Pastitsio 3716 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.586.7656. greekpastitsio.com
Owner Matt Bournias is a proud member of Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance from which he sources lots of local produce for this Greek take-out restaurant. The mushrooms used in his dishes are sourced from Wild Purveyors, and the meats come from Park Farm and Kennedy Farm. Pastitsio also enjoys weekly deliveries from local food provider Paragon Foods.

Piccolo Forno 3801 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.622.0111. piccolo-forno.com
Chefs Domenic and Carla Branduzzi recreate traditional Tuscan recipes with their wood-fired pizzas and handmade pastas, as well as an enormous array of tempting appetizers. The Branduzzi family has a long history of supplying great food to the Pittsburgh community, and Piccolo Forno delivers, plain and simple.

Round Corner Cantina 3720 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.904.2279. roundcornercantina.com
Round Corner Cantina is a 21-and-over hot spot for great drinks and great Mexican food. Try one of its 11 different tacos, which include vegan choices, such as cauliflower with avocado salsa, and meatier options like pork belly with apple pico. Their tequila and mezcal selection is also extensive — complement your food with a great drink!

San Lorenzo Ristorante 4407 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.235.7696. facebook.com/sanlorenzolvpgh
A sit-down Italian eatery, San Lorenzo Ristorante serves as a great date night locale. The BYOB restaurant offers traditional arancini, greens and beans, and pork Osso Buco, among other items, such as figs and prosciutto, and Torre de Melanzane. Be sure to inquire about jazz night.

Tamari 3519 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.325.3435. | 701 Warrendale Village Drive, Warrendale. 724.933.3155. | tamaripgh.com
With an ever-changing menu of interesting and exotic offerings, Tamari is consistently honored in the yearly “best of” lists in the local press. Fusing delicious components of Latin and Asian cuisine, the menu features some of the most unique offerings in the city. For its innovative Asian-Latin fusion cuisine, Tamari strives to utilize local vendors for produce.

Tender 4300 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.402.9522. tenderpgh.com
A menu inspired by comfort food complements Tender’s seasonal rotation of incredible craft cocktails, featuring quality spirits and housemade juices and sodas. With a bar stocked with hundreds of liquors and cordials from around the world, Tender has the ideal dinner-and-drink pairing for any mood imaginable!

Wild Purveyors 5308 Butler St. 412.225.4880. wildpurveyors.com
Every product sold at this specialty food market — from wild edible plants and berries, to organic dairy — comes exclusively from the farms and forests of Western Pennsylvania. The one-stop destination offers certified-organic and sustainable farm fresh produce, hormone and antibiotic-free meats, GMO-free grains and flour, artisan cheeses, and wild mushrooms.

LIGONIER

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Ligonier Country Market | 110 Andi Lane, Ligonier. 724.858.7894. ligoniercountrymarket.org
Located at Loyalhanna Watershed Farm, the market is open from mid-May to October and gathers more than 130 vendors each week. Shop for a wide variety of fresh produce, flowers, meats, breads, pastries, as well as handmade crafts, jewelry, pottery, candles, soaps, and much more.

Out of the Fire Café State Route 31, Suite 200, Donegal. 724.259.8887. outofthefirecafe.com
Perched overlooking the Laurel Highlands mountain ridge, Out of the Fire Café offers New American cuisine in a rustic and casual atmosphere. Freshness and quality take precedence, while the service is unpretentious and attentive. Proud to use local produce from Ridgeview Acres Farm of Stahlstown, and Yarnick’s Farm of Indiana, Out of the Fire Café was founded on a passion for flavor, freshness, and family.

MCMURRAY

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Sirena Taco Joint & BarDonaldson’s Crossroads, 3909 Washington Road, McMurray. 724.260.0329. facebook.com/sirenatacojointandbar
Named after the Spanish word for mermaid, Sirena offers 19 varieties of tacos. From grilled albacore to the Pittsburgh taco, with spiced fries, steak, and Sriracha, the cuisine is that of Baja and complements a bar of craft beers and tequila aplenty — available outside at the cabana bar, too!

MT. LEBANON

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Bistro 19 711 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.306.1919. bistro19.com
The eclectic and sophisticated menu at Bistro 19 is filled with local and seasonal ingredients. Executive Chef Jessica Bauer creates fresh dishes while supporting the community by working with Wooden Nickel Farms, Jameson Farms, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, Emerald Valley Farms, and Uptown Coffee.

Café Io 300A Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.440.0414. cafeio.com
Chef Jeff Iovino attempts to utilize local food vendors as much as possible. He relies on Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance for food items and encourages other Pittsburgh vendors to go local.

Il Pizzaiolo 703 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.344.4123. | 8 Market Square, Downtown. 412.575.5858. | ilpizzaiolo.com
Opened in 1996 by Pittsburgh native Ron Molinaro, Il Pizzaiolo operates under this creed: create Neapolitan-style pizza using old-world technique and the highest-quality ingredients. Everything on its menu is either housemade or sourced from the world’s best artisans — the burrata is imported weekly from Naples!

MT. WASHINGTON

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Altius | 1230 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. 412.904.4442. altiuspgh.com
Executive chef and partner Jessica Bauer offers guests an elevated dining experience, featuring American cuisine that’s refined and modern. The ingredient-driven menu is complemented by modern surroundings and an organic, sustainable wine menu.

NORTH HILLS

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Willow 634 Camp Horne Road, North Hills. 412.847.1007. willowpgh.com
Executive Chef John Mottinger is committed to local, seasonal ingredients and designs his modern American menu in the North Hills around the region’s bounty of produce, scouting local farmers markets. Eichner’s Farm chicken is also featured on the menu year-round.

NORTH SIDE

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Andrew’s Steakhouse777 Casino Drive, North Shore. 412.231.7777. theriverscasino.com
A contemporary steak and fresh seafood restaurant that offers an exclusive wine list.

Breadworks 2110 Brighton Road, North Side. 412.231.7555. breadworkspgh.com
A Pittsburgh staple, Breadworks delivers bread daily to local restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty markets. The artisan bread offerings are also sold at the retail location on Pittsburgh’s North Side. At the end of each day, all unsold bread is donated to local shelters and food kitchens.

OAKLAND

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Legume 214 N. Craig St., Oakland. 412.621.2700. legumebistro.com
Legume sources from a community of growers, presenting a new menu daily based on what’s available from farms and artisans, such as Grow Pittsburgh, Mildred’s Daughters, Kistaco Farms, Greenawalt Farms, Kennedy’s Meats, McConnell’s Farm, So’ Journey Farm, Jamison Farm, Heilman’s Hogwash Farm, Ron Gargasz’s organic grass-fed beef, Mushrooms for Life, and Hidden Hills Dairy.

Lucca 317 S. Craig St., Oakland. 412.682.3310. luccaristorante.com
Executive Chef Eric Von Hansen loves using local ingredients. His fresh and delicious salad greens come from Spring Valley Farms, and he uses local lamb from Elysian Fields Farms.

The Porch At Schenley221 Schenley Drive, Oakland. 412.687.6724. theporchatschenley.com
Situated within beautiful Schenley Plaza, The Porch is a come-as-you-are, no-reservations bistro, serving the University community, neighborhood regulars, and park users alike. Creating simple, delicious, made-from-scratch food, using fresh ingredients from local partners and farms, The Porch is an authentic everyday experience for a casual meal, a special occasion destination, and a great place to enjoy the sights and sounds of Oakland with good company.

Sushi Fuku 120 Oakland Ave., Oakland. 412.687.3858. sushifuku.com
Sushi Fuku, which translates to “lucky sushi,” presents diners with an abundance of fresh veggies and fish, right at their fingertips. The build-your-own sushi joint caters to sushi addicts and picky eaters alike with the opportunity to choose exactly what goes into each meal, which is then built right in front of diners. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

REGENT SQUARE

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Root 174 1113 South Braddock Ave., Regent Square. 412.243.4348. root174.com
Chef Kevin Fuller left a much-loved position as Executive Chef of Six Penn Kitchen to open Root 174 and develop an unconventional menu of his own. His vegan and vegetarian options are exciting and experimental, and Fuller thanks Grow Pittsburgh, Garfield Farms, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, Garden Dreams, and Churchview Farm for their fresh and local produce.

Square Café 1137 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square. 412.244.8002. square-cafe.com
Square Café is a proud supporter of Grow Pittsburgh, sourcing herbs, heirloom tomatoes, and potatoes from the nonprofit. The café also sources milk and cheese from Marburger Dairy, coffee from Kiva Han, and bread from Allegro Hearth Bakery. Even the plates are made locally by the Riverside Design Group, and the walls are bedecked with art from Pittsburgh talents.

ROBINSON

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Bocktown Beer and Grill 690 Chauvet Drive, Robinson. 412.788.2333. | Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca. 724.728.7200. | bocktown.com
Bocktown prides itself on the use of local vendors for their fresh, unique ingredients. Partners include East End Brewing, Cherry Valley Organics, Ricci’s Sausage, Signature Desserts, Penn Brewery, Prestogeorge Coffee Roasters, Mediterra Bakehouse, Weiss Meats, Polish Pierogi, and Turner Dairy.

Mediterra Bakehouse & Cakehouse 801 Parkway View Drive, Building 8, Robinson. 412.490.9130. mediterrabakehouse.com
Dedicated to using a stone-hearth, steam-injected oven and a time-honored process, Mediterra Bakehouse rises to the occasion with delicious and fresh loaves of bread baked daily. Its newest development, Mediterra Cakehouse, sits next door and offers dozens of sweet treats made in-house.

SAXONBURG

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Randita’s Organic Vegan Café 210 W. Main St., Saxonburg. 724.822.8677. | 207 Commercial Ave., Aspinwall. | randitas.com
Committed to serving delicious, healthy, plant-based foods that are GMO-free and sustainable, Randita’s Organic Vegan Café works with local sources, located minutes from the café, including Frankferd Farms, Five Elements Farm, and Danna’s Natural Foods & Supplements. East End Food Co-op and Whole Foods Market are also favorites.

SEWICKLEY

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Salúd Juicery 348 Beaver St., Sewickley. 412.259.8818. saludjuicery.com
Reconnect with Mother Earth and a healthy lifestyle at Salúd Juicery. The cold-pressed juice and smoothie bar focuses on serving what tastes great and makes customers feel better. Stop in for a quick sip or experience a rejuvenating detox with a multi-day juice cleanse.

SHADYSIDE

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Café Zinho 238 Spahr St., Shadyside. 412.363.1500
Café Zinho Chef Toni Pais has been one of Pittsburgh’s premier restaurateurs since he opened the restaurant in 1997. Though Café Zinho is now the only restaurant he operates, it continues to dazzle with its inspired array of Portuguese dishes. Pais was recently honored by the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for his contributions to the city’s food scene.

Casbah | 229 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside. 412.661.5656. bigburrito.com/casbah
Specializing in Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, many of the ingredients used in Casbah’s menu items are from local vendors, including greens from Grow Pittsburgh, lamb meat from Elysian Fields Farms, and berries and peaches from McConnell’s Farm. Chef Eli Wahl prefers local ingredients from farmers he can get to know on a personal level.

Daphne Café |  5811 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412.441.1130.
A family-run restaurant serving Turkish, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisine, including homemade paninis, gyros, shish kabob, and hummus.

Soba | 5847 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. 412.362.5656. sobapa.com
Forming a relationship with local farmers is an important aspect in obtaining the highest quality ingredients for Soba’s Chef Danielle Cain. Guests are served pork from Cunningham Meats and produce from Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, Golden Harvest Farms, and Cherry Valley Organics. “I like the fact that we’re supporting the people who grow and nurture our wonderful ingredients,” Cain says. “Hopefully, we’re also helping the environment in some way.”

SOUTH SIDE

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Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh2705 S. Water St., South Side. 412.224.2328. hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com
All the beer, food, and fun of the famous Munich Bier Hall, located in the SouthSide Works. Enjoy the traditions of Germany that made the Hofbrauhaus famous.

Ibiza Tapas & Wine Bar 2224 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.325.2227. ibizatapaspgh.com
Named after the famous Balearic Island off the southeastern coast of Spain, this inspired South Side eatery offers a selection of small, delicious appetizers and snacks meant to be shared with friends. Executive Chef Larry LaFont leads the kitchen, serving tapas frias y calientas, platos fuertes, and postres.

Mallorca 2228 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.488.1818. mallorcarestaurantpgh.com
Mallorca brings the cuisine and spirit of the Mediterranean to those in search of something out of the ordinary — award-winning wines, eclectic décor, and authentic Spanish and Portuguese regional classics. Where else can you find wild boar osso buco, traditional seafood dishes, or the best paella this side of the Atlantic? Mallorca is like a trip to Spain without the airfare.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant | 301 Fifth Ave., Downtown. 412.201.6992. | 2667 Sidney St., SouthSide Works. 412.432.3260. | mccormickandschmicks.com
The nation’s premier family of seafood restaurants designed to create an inviting, original, and relaxed atmosphere, where guests can enjoy the highest quality dining experience.

Stagioni 2104 E. Carson St., South Side. 412.586.4738. stagionipgh.com
Chef and co-owner Stephen Felder uses seasonal, local ingredients to freshen up his Italian-inspired cooking, while co-owner Cara Delsignore crafts rotating wine and drink lists to go with seasonal dishes. Try one of the restaurant’s incredible pastas or the Jamison Farm lamb steak with Romesco sauce and arugula.

SQUIRREL HILL

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Allegro Hearth Bakery 2034 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.422.5623. allegrohearth.com
Allegro Hearth Bakery mixes only enough dough for the next day. The loaves are baked on a stone hearth, imparting a distinct flavor. Also serving pastries, pies, and cakes, the bakery sources local products from vendors including Turner Dairy, and supplies bread and pastries to more than 35 Pittsburgh businesses.

The Greek Gourmet2130 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.422.2998.
Sample traditional Greek dishes at this restaurant, including hummus, spanakopita, tabouli, and gyros.

STRIP DISTRICT

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Bar Marco | 2216 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.471.1900. barmarcopgh.com
The Livermore | 124 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. 412.361.0600.
The Bar Marco staff cultivates perfect flavors with all things local, organic, and natural. With ingredients from Clarion River Organics, Who Cooks for You Farms, Clarion Farms, Penn’s Corner Alliance, and more, the restaurant focuses on simple, yet hearty dishes. Bar Marco fans will also enjoy its creators’ newest establishment, The Livermore, which serves up small plates and unique libations.

Cioppino 2350 Railroad St., Strip District, 412.281.6593. cioppinoofpittsburgh.com
Supporting local farmers and utilizing the freshest ingredients available are important to Executive Chef Greg Alauzen, who sources lamb from Elysian Farm, produce from Janoski’s Farm and Mathews Farms, chicken from Park Farms, and honeycomb from Bees-R-Us Apiaries. “We try to support the local farmers as much as we can,” he says. “There’s nothing like local tomatoes.”

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina 1607 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.709.6622. eatgaucho.com
Located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District, Gaucho Parrilla Argentina offers high-quality cuts of meats, poultry, seafood, and vegetables, all prepared over a wood-fired grill. Sourcing wood locally, the parrilla only burns USDA-certified, mixed hardwoods. Carnivores expected. Vegan and vegetarian friendly. BYOB.

Kaya 2000 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.261.6565. bigburrito.com/kaya
To make the most of the island-inspired cuisine offered at Kaya, the freshest ingredients available are used to mirror authentic island fare. Chefs at Kaya use Penn’s Corner Farmers Alliance, McConnell’s farm (especially for their famous peaches), Heritage Farms, and Harvest Valley Farms. Kaya also receives produce from Amish farmer Mose Miller.

La Prima Espresso 205 21st St., Strip District. 412.281.1922. laprima.com
This Pennsylvania Certified Organic coffee roaster and café strives to be a valuable member of the local and global communities through its green and Fair Trade coffee selection. The wholesale roasting location is now located on the North Side.

Lidia’s Italy Pittsburgh 1400 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.552.0150. lidias-pittsburgh.com
Lidia’s Italy Pittsburgh offers classical and regional Italian cuisine that embraces the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Executive Chef Jeremy Voytish incorporates local produce and meats from Janoski’s Farms, Heritage Farms, Yarnick Farms, and Millers Amish Farms. Experience the signature pasta tasting trio, an unlimited tableside serving of fresh pasta. Not to be missed are the house-made mozzarella and burrata, and Pork Osso Buco.

Marty’s Market2301 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.586.7177. martysmarket.com
A community-minded specialty food market and café that celebrates Pittsburgh’s rich cultural and agricultural diversity through food.

Osteria 23502350 Railroad St., Strip District. 412.281.6595. cioppinogroup.com
A casual Italian eating establishment, similar to a tavern, less formal than a ristorante or trattoria, offering seasonal dishes featuring local ingredients.

Prestogeorge Coffee & Tea 1719 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.471.0133. prestogeorge.com
This roasting company is seriously devoted to creating the perfect cup of coffee. The combination shop-and-café offers more than 200 gourmet coffees, including organic varieties, a wide variety of loose leaf teas, and specialty foods, from local honey to biscotti.

SAVOY 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. 412.281.0660. savoypgh.com
Chef Kevin Watson of SAVOY believes in using the best of what our local community and farms can offer. He sources lamb from Elysian Fields Lamb in Greene County, poultry from Stambolis Poultry Market in Braddock, and proteins from Strip District Meats to create award-winning appetizers and unique food pairings. SAVOY also supports Breadworks, La Prima Espresso, and Marty’s Market; and a number of menu items can be made gluten-free.

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Angelo’s Restaurant 2109 N. Franklin Drive, Washington. 724.222.7120. angelosrestaurant.com
For 75 years, this family-run business, owned by Michael Passalacqua, has put its heart into serving traditional, delicious Italian food. Homemade gelato, handmade flatbreads, and a plethora of pastas fill the menu. Catering services are also available.

The SpringHouse 1531 Route 136, Washington. 724.228.3339. springhousemarket.com
The SpringHouse has happy cows, which they feed and milk themselves for use in all of their dairy products. Owner Marcia Opp says her family is committed to buying local produce from Simmons and Matthews Farm and to making all of their baked goods from scratch. This business is “the real thing on the real farm.”

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