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.
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.