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Our Top 10 Favorite Pittsburgh Restaurants

Updated: Jan 25, 2019

Pittsburgh is known primarily for being a sports town. While this is most certainly the case, we also find Pittsburgh to be rich in culture and cuisine. For the article, we wanted to list our top 10 favorite 'burgh area restaurants to give you some new places to try! We have provided our top 10 favorites in no particular order.

#1 Spoon

Spoon is a premier dining destination that is at the epicenter of Pittsburgh's culinary rebirth. For nearly a decade, Spoon has been reinventing their food and drink selections with a constantly adapting menu. Spoon is great for high-end dining, drinks with friends, or snagging a quick bite to eat before enjoying a night out in the city.

#2 Bar Marco

Bar Marco is another restaurant that has put Pittsburgh on the culinary map. On No Menu Monday, Bar Marco brings in a different local chef to serve in place of their standard menu. We highly recommend Bar Marco for brunch or dinner.

#3 B52 Cafe

B52 is a change of pace from the others on our a list. Located in Upper Lawrenceville, B52 is a vegan cafe. This vegan cafe is a fusion between American and Middle Eastern cuisine. The cafe also serves baked goods, chocolates, and contains a full service espresso bar to fulfill your caffeine needs. B52 is ideal for those grabbing a bite on the go or eating in.

#4 Senti

Senti blends authentic Italian cuisine, traditional European service, and modern wining and dining. Senti contains a wine bar/lounge that has a modern, state-of-the-art automated wine dispenser. The design of Senti's interior was created to honor Lawrenceville and Pittsburgh's Art Center. We highly recommend Senti to everyone!

#5 Tako

Located in Pittsburgh's cultural district, Tako unties Southern California's surf vibe with the steel city. Tako provides unique and tasty handmade tacos and fierce margaritas. Tako is part of the changing tides of Pittsburgh's culinary offerings. We highly recommend Tako for satisfying your Taco needs.

#6 First Watch

First Watch is the newest restaurant on our list. Specializing in both traditional and innovative offerings, First Watch is known for its freshly prepared offerings. First Watch is known for its award winning Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch offerings. We highly recommend having your next brunch at this new Murrysville spot.

#7 Pasha

Pasha is a Mediterranean lunch and dinner spot. Located in Shadyside, this brunch spot specializes in Turkish cuisine. In the spring and summer, Pasha opens up its deck so you can enjoy the nice Pittsburgh weather. Pasha is great for casual dining during breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

#8 Burgatory

Burgatory is known for its innovative burgers and shakes. Burgatory offers you the ability to customize your burger to your precise liking. The restaurant works with local dairies, growers, butchers, and bakers which allows them to nerve serve processed or frozen ingredients. We highly recommend Burgatory for whenever you are looking for a greater burger and/or milkshake.

#9 Whitfield

Whitfield is led by award-nominated chefs that combine influences from the culinary traditions of Polish, German, Eastern European, Italian, and Jewish settlers. Whitfield aims at honoring Pittsburgh's cultural heritage, agriculture, and unique way of life. Whitfield serves breakfast, lunch, dinner. They also offer weekend brunch and late-night offerings.

#10 Cenacolo

Cenacolo combines only the finest local ingredients to help nourish your body. The restaurant offers a famous Fede pasta that is made by only trained pastai (pasta makers). Cenacolo offers a variety of appetizers and desserts that are handcrafted by their own pastry chef. Cenacolo is ideal for fine Italian dining in their family atmosphere.

While this list encompasses a wide array of Pittsburgh area restaurants, there are many more that we recommend. Did your favorites make our list?