Where Locals Dine!

The cuisines of Kaya are inspired by the sea and sun, melding fresh, ingredients with bold flavor... They incorporate the culinary customs of the Caribbean Islands, South America, the Pacific and beyond, using only the freshest herbs and spices combined with the excitement of a sizzling grill to create food that is exotic and lively. The varied and complex menu and festive tropical drinks have made Kaya an award-winning dining destination for more than 20 years.
2000 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Commoner (Kimpton Hotel Monaco)
American classics with a touch of the unexpected are at the heart of this Downtown Pittsburgh restaurant. The vibrant design recalls Pittsburgh’s industrial past and complements a kitchen that excels at adding modern flourishes to classic comforts.
620 William Penn Pl., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Three gringos and an eight-legged culinary muse, who goes by the street name täkō, have brought the So-Cal surf vibe to the steel city with South of the Border force and fierce margaritas.
214 Sixth St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Vallozzis – Pittsburgh
Has all the elements that one would expect from a Vallozzi family restaurant.
An enticing menu comprised of Vallozzi family traditions, including homemade pastas, Helen's gnocchi, our famous pizza, fresh steaks, and seafood.
220 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Double Wide Grill 
The Double Wide Grill offers a variety of entrée choices such as Tijuana rice balls, junkyard nachos, jerk chicken pasta, and a pulled pork platter. (Dog friendly. There is even a doggie menu available!)
2339 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203 
Redfin Blues 
Redfin Blues is a waterfront bar and grill that serves sandwiches, pizza, and seafood entrées including jumbo crab cakes, spiced ahi tuna, and shrimp Florentine. The restaurant is open seasonally from April 1 to early October, with views of the Allegheny River and delicious food! Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.
100 Waterfront Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
Jerome Bettis Grille 36 
Celebrate the Steelers with your dog at the Jerome Bettis Grill 36. Located near the home of the Steelers, Heinz Field, the grill serves burgers, sandwiches, and premium steaks with a view of the Allegheny River. (Dog friendly) 
393 N. Shore Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 
Primanti Brothers Restaurant and Bar Strip District
Primanti Brothers is a Pittsburgh favorite and cultural icon! Founded in 1933, the chain is known for its signature sandwiches of grilled meat, melted cheese, an oil-and-vinegar-based coleslaw, tomato slices, and French fries between two thick slices of Italian bread. 
46 18th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (original location)
Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle 
Enjoy live music, authentic Irish meals, and the ambiance of the Strip District at Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle. Feast on soft pretzels, a grilled salmon salad, fish-n-chips, or shepherd’s pie at this Irish pub. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.  
2329 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Dog friendly)
The restaurant attracts a wide audience, appealing to both young professionals and the young at heart. A local stop for regulars whom bartenders and servers greet by name, Casbah is also a destination for others from across the city and out of town. From the year-round garden patio to the dining room, from the cozy bar to the wine cellar, each visit can feel like a new and special experience.
229 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Comfortable neighborhood Asian restaurant and lounge in a richly reappointed brick Shadyside row house. With its cascading water wall, glass staircase, and hand-painted murals, this beautiful space draws guests in with plush comfort.
5847 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Perfectly plated fresh fish with elegantly understated preparations. Every detail considered, every arrangement intended, Umi exists to please with gentle perfection. Enjoy intimate dining at the sushi bar, or slide into the traditional tatami tables, and share the experience with a few favorite friends.
5849 Ellsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Cappy’s Café 
Take a stroll on Walnut Street with your dog, and then have a seat at Cappy’s Café to enjoy delicious food for reasonable prices and good portion sizes. (Dog friendly)
5431 Walnut St., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 
A local favorite! Contemporary, seasonal updates of rustic Italian dishes served in a cozy setting with stone walls.
733 Copeland St., Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Park Bruges
Classic bistro cuisine with an infusion of French fare, hence the French spelling of Bruges.
5801 Bryant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Joseph Tambellini Restaurant 
Romantic fine dining and a pleasant atmosphere is the standard. Italian-inspired cuisine.
5701 Bryant St. (Highland Park) Pittsburgh, PA 15206   
Point Brugge Café 
Opened in the Point Breeze neighborhood in January 2005. Its Belgian-inspired cuisine, fresh ingredients and reasonable pricing made it an instant hit with the neighborhood and beyond. Point Brugge is consistently rated one of the top restaurants in the area by major publications and social-media sites.
401 Hastings St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Coca Café 
Enjoy your Sunday brunch with your pooch on the porch of the Coco Café. 
3811 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201 
Piccolo Forno 
Piccolo Forno is a Tuscan-Italian restaurant in Lawrenceville. We feature wood-fired pizza, handmade pastas, gelato, tiramisu, and so much more! Rustic Italian Fare. BYOB
3801 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Morcilla brings Spanish cuisine to the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh The family-style menu fosters a convivial environment with a focus on traditional pintxos, while Severino’s signature charcuterie program takes on a Spanish accent.
3519 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The Abbey on Butler Street
A coffeehouse, two bars, and a bistro all under a single roof. 
4635 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Dish Osteria and Bar 
Recently reopened since the pandemic, this is a hidden gem you don’t want to miss! An Italian Osteria in the heart of South Side Pittsburgh since 2000.
128 S. 17th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203 
Alla Famiglia 
Fine Italian cookery brings traditions and celebrates lives with family through exceptional food, wine, and exemplary service. Enjoy the fine cuisine and entertainment inspired by the Burzese family with fully homemade and scratch Italian dishes. An award-winning wine list and craft-inspired cocktails are complemented by the Depression-era décor.
804 E. Warrington Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15210