Pittsburgh Restaurants - Dining in the East End Neighborhoods
Restaurants in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh are a bit more family-oriented and upscale than in most other Pittsburgh neighborhoods outside of the immediate downtown radius. This offers Shadyside diners a wonderful choice of atmospheres and cuisines.
Serving signature sandwiches, soups, gourmet coffees, and desserts, the Artist's Cafe is decorated with local artist's work, providing a unique atmosphere. Located in Squirrel Hill.
Excellent service, good authentic Thai food, and relatively inexpensive prices are what draw in the crowds to Bangkok Balcony in Squirrel Hill. The atmosphere is nice but relaxed - casual clothes and children are welcome.
This lively cafe in Shadyside, located in a former garage, offers eclectic decor, indoor and outdoor dining and a casual, but gourmet a la carte menu of sandwiches, salads, entrees, soups and desserts. The cafe is owned by Toni and Becky Pais of Baum Vivant and the food is just as good, but less expensive.
This Mediterranean kitchen and wine bar in Shadyside features the cuisines of the Mediterranean and Northern Africa with a fresh, ever-changing daily menu.
Church Brew Works
This popular Pittsburgh Brew Pub is best known for its specialty brews and untraditional Pittsburgh Pierogies stuffed with everything from rattlesnake and cactus to buffalo with chili (they have more traditional ones too!).
Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo
Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo, located in the Bloomfield section of the City of Pittsburgh, is owned by third-generation Delpizzos. The Italian food is authentic Italian family-fare, from family recipes passed down for generations.
Simple, fresh Italian cuisine and premier Italian wine are the hallmarks of Enrico's Ristorante on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside. Fresh seafood, a handcrafted wood-burning oven, and inventive chefs help make every meal delicious.
Fresh, modern Northern Italian cuisine is the focus of this tiny family-run restaurant in Shadyside. They offer outdoor patio dining during the warm summer months. Often listed among Pittsburgh's best Italian restaurants.
If you love Indian food, then consider a visit to this restaurant voted 'Best Indian' in the Pittsburgh Magazine readers poll 1996-2001. Two Pittsburgh locations: Monroeville and Oakland.
Indica Indian Bistro
Continental elegance with classic Indian fare is the strength of this Indian restaurant located in a beautifully restored house on Craig Street in Oakland.
Tucked above Pamela's restaurant in Shadyside, La Feria offers unique Peruvian fare in a craft gallery/gift shop setting. Small, rotating menu and BYOB.
Voted 'Best Mexican' in Pittsburgh in most Pittsburgh surveys, Mad Mex offers pretty darn good Cal-Mex cuisine considering they got their start in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh locations include Oakland, McKnight Road, Robinson and Scott Towne Center (Greentree).
Small, family run BYOB offers authentic Middle Eastern and Lebanese cuisine in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Located on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill.
This upscale, open-kitchen Thai restaurant in Shadyside often makes the top of "Best Thai in Pittsburgh" lists. They have impeccable service and the food is delicious, although a bit less spicy than other Pittsburgh Thai restaurants.
Cute little eatery in Regent Square is popular with families. Breakfast, lunch and dinner offer something for everyone, and BYOB means you can bring along your own favorite wine.
Spice Island Tea House
Owned and operated by native Southeast Asians, the Spice Island Tea House in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh offers a diverse menu encompassing the cuisine of Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. Fun, funky, and popular with the college crowd.
Star of India
This casual neighborhood restaurant opened in Oakland in 1985, the first Indian restaurant to make an appearance in Pittsburgh. The cuisine is Northern Indian with plenty of breads, rice, curry and tandoor, and you can select the spice level to suit your tastes. Many good vegetarian dishes as well. A big attraction is the budget all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.
Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel & Tea Room
The award-winning chef of the former Baum Vivant restaurant serves up contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in an intimate setting. An open-air veranda offers nice outdoor dining in summer. This Shadyside restaurant also boasts a nice Martini Bar.
Located in the heart of the Shadyside shopping district, Sushi Two offers a variety of authentically prepared Japanese delicacies in the dining room, sushi bar or private Tatami Room, where you and your guests will be treated to service at a low table in traditional Japanese style. You can take classes to learn how to prepare Sushi too!
Food, drinks and fun can be found at 8 Friday's locations around the greater Pittsburgh area - North Hills, Robinson, the Waterfront in Homestead, Bethel Park, Monroeville, Washington, Greensburg and inside the Pittsburgh Airport.
Authentic Thai food on Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh, including a nice selection of Thai curries and vegetarian dishes.
Recognized as one of the country's top Thai restaurants, Thai Place has four Pittsburgh locations - Shadyside, Fox Chapel, Oakland and Wexford. The food is pretty traditional Thai, spicy hot and inventive.
Trendy "new style Thai" cuisine is on the menu at Typhoon, a sleek eatery on Highland Avenue in Shadyside. The food is definitely interesting and good, but not authentic Thai if that's what you're looking for.