Best Pittsburgh, PA Restaurants

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    10. Le Mont

    One of Pittsburgh's best restaurants, this elegant five-star restaurant boasts wall-to-wall windows that provide a majestic view of the city. Lovely Continental dishes like lamb osso buco — marinated with...

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    9. Le Pommier Bistro Frannçais

    Tucked behind the white linen drapes that hang from the tall windows at 2104 East Carson, is an authentic and cozy French spot complete with fireplace. The wine list here is well respected and breads are baked fresh...

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    8. Grand Concourse

    This historic landmark was once the P&LE Railroad Station, and now offers some of Pittsburgh's best dining with a view. The main room, with grand arched ceiling, is inspiring and usually reverberates with chit-chatty...

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    7. The Carlton

    It's been described as a masculine affair with an interior rich with dark woods, but The Carlton is especially noted for its extensive wine selection, which has earned it the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The...

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    6. Hyeholde Restaurant

    Painting white towers adorn this striking European-style manor, where guests dine like kings and queens. Decorated with antique furniture and fabrics, the interior features an authentic great hall. Magnificent fare,...

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    5. Cala Lily Cafe

    Attractive wrought iron furnishings, red table cloths and live plants adorn this inviting dining room. The exquisite menu draws on European flavors, from wiener schnitzel to Mediterranean-style seafood. Start off...

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    4. Nine on Nine

    Modernized bistro chairs, white linen topped and a coordinating minimalist-style, bar counter occupy this dining room, lined with soft gray walls and gleaming hardwood floors. Behind a glass wall, the talented...

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    3. Eleven

    Diners nestle into semicircular booths in this restaurant's quirky dining room. A frequently changing menu draws on seasonal ingredients and features a raw bar. Intriguing mains might include seared tuna with bok...

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    2. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto

    The Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is more than a meal, it's an experience. You'll marvel as soon as you walk in thanks to the mesmerizing view of Pittsburgh offered here. It only gets better from there, as this Pittsburgh...

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    1. Piccolo Forno

    Small in seating but big in taste, this Lawrenceville gem is well known for their specialty wood-fired pizzas and home-made pastas. Everything on the menu is inexpensive - it's all under $16. With brick walls and...

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About Pittsburgh, PA Restaurants

From robust to romantic, Pittsburgh dining rooms are distinguished by their local character and flavorful food. For special occasions, several Mt. Washington spots offer spectacular views and atmosphere, as well as high-end cuisine. The city's five-star jewel Le Mont features wall-to-wall windows that overlook the city and serves amazing European-inspired fare. The neighboring Tin Angel and Isabela on Grandview are also lovely. As to cuisine, Italian kitchens permeate the dining scene, from mom-and-pop pasta shops to several elegant dining rooms. Franco's is a local favorite, known for its savory preparations of veal and fish. If a piece of beef's what you're craving, steakhouses, including top national chains like Morton's and Ruth's Chris and locally owned spots such as Pittsburgh Rare, are just the place for outstanding American fare.

About Elizabeth Baxley

Elizabeth C. Baxley is a Travel Editor for 10Best, Inc. Her favorite travel experiences have involved studying theater in London and exploring the streets of Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. She served as a contributor to the 10Best Travel Guides for Dallas and Washington, D.C., and her writings have also appeared in Upstate Parent.

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