Spotlight on the Pittsburgh Food Scene
Always historic and never conventional, Pittsburgh has single-handedly turned its culinary scene on its head with its mix of creative, modern, and adventurous cuisine. From established favorites to incubators of ‘what’s next’, Pittsburgh’s restaurants are serving up the perfect blend of originality to match the city’s diverse culture.
Chef Jessica Bauer is leading these efforts, providing incredibly fresh ingredients coupled with top-notch hospitality and impeccable views at Altius. When you think of Pittsburgh restaurateurs, be aware that their feverish quest for the freshest products are the norm.
At Umi, Executive Chef Shu has been attracting diners since 1999, combining unconventional Japanese methods with fish that is flown in each day to prepare unique dishes.
Ambience and atmosphere are served daily at Poros, the approachable Greek restaurant that delivers authentic Aegean dishes in imaginative ways. From the large assortment of fresh Mediterranean-sourced fish to the featured lamb from the celebrated local farms — Jamison and Elysian Fields — Poros’ open-kitchen and expert staff serve up delicious dishes with a big dollop of Greek hospitality.
What makes Pittsburgh an ideal foodie culture destination is not only its innovative culture but also pride in its original creations, like the iconic Primanti Bros. This institution, which has been serving its namesake sandwiches to the masses since 1933 at its original Strip District locale, makes you acutely aware that you’re in Steel City.
If it’s a lively atmosphere you seek, step into Seviche and you’ll be transported to a tropical destination in the heart of Pittsburgh’s art district. Latin rhythms, Cuban cuisine and South Beach inspired deco-filled interiors await you nightly.
A standout on the Pittsburgh dining scene is Cure – Justin Severino’s popular and ground-breaking outpost has landed him on the James Beards Awards Nominee list for the past four years.
At The Twisted Frenchman, Andrew Garbarino’s modern French cuisine, takes its well-heeled crowd on a spectacular journey that seemingly knows no limits. The Twisted Frenchman offers a spectacular 8-course tasting menu for a guided 5 star experience that’s equal parts science and art.
More information on the restaurants mentioned above from the eateries themselves:
At Altius, our goal is to make your visit unforgettable as we adhere to the highest standards of service and cuisine. Additionally, we strive to be environmentally responsible by using sustainable, organic, and local products. Executive Chef, Jessica Bauer, and Chef de Cuisine, Michael Guadagnolo, share their passion for creating seasonal dishes inspired by a diversity of countries and cultures while each ingredient is thoughtfully chosen and presented.
Umi is proud to feature many items previously unavailable in the area, our commitment to quality ingredients assures freshness. Our fish is flown in from across the world for our Pittsburgh location, allowing us an uncompromised selection — at times leading to slightly higher pricing to ensure freshness and quality. We continue to introduce the area to new ideas and new concepts in dining.
A bright and airy Aegean Estiatorio in Market Square, one of the hippest spots in Pittsburgh. The large bar is a happy hour destination, which features Mezze, small plates from the Mediterranean. Poros offers the largest outdoor dining patio in Pittsburgh. The menu focuses on the freshest seafood from Aegean Sea, the finest lamb from two renowned local farms with many vegetarian and vegan options.
Start with a grand looking space in the heart of Pittsburgh's cultural district and dress it with a warm South Beach Art Deco interior. Season with exciting Nuevo Latino Cuisine, and colorful Mojito cocktails. Add a dash of Cuban artwork and mix vigorously with searing hot salsa rhythms.
We’re proud that when people think of Primanti Bros., they think of our sandwiches - which makes sense, since we’ve been making hungry folks happy since 1933. But we’re also proud to offer a top-notch selection of pizza, wings and snacks that’ll put the pickiest eaters in a good mood.
Cure is a neighborhood restaurant with a small menu focused on local urban Mediterranean food. Justin's vision of Cure is for it to be a reflection of the seasons in Western Pennsylvania and its local farms.
Inventive modern French dishes – including a tasting menu – plus cocktails & wine. Choose from an al la carte menu or let our staff take you on a journey with out 8-course tasting menu, we specialize in offering high end ingredients sourcing only the best product across the menu. Book in advance our Chefs table 14 course dinner for the mind-blowing special occasion dinner.