Best Italian in Pittsburgh.
I'm in Pittsburgh in early Dec. on business.
$ is not a problem, but my boss is from New Haven, Ct.
and knows good home cooked traditional Italian food.
Also is Primante's as good as T.V. makes it out to be?
I'd love to try something unique to the city as I have never visited.
I can't wait to get to Piccolo Forno. The menu looks great, very reasonably priced, byob, and I've heard great things. Google it. Its also very close to downtown.
just got it, www.piccolo-forno.com
yes Primanti's is very good. I would go to the Southside or Strip District. Get the Pittsburgher Cheesesteak. Best with a beer or after a few. Delicious none the less.
For authentic italian, I would definitely go with Davio.
The owner of Davio started Alla Famiglia and sold it to the current owner. I think Davio does it better than Alla Famiglia. Only negative about Davio is plastic tablecloths really stink at a restaurant that is about $50pp. It is BYOB.
In my opinion, Primanti's is overrated - when in Oakland, I opt for the O.
2100 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Does anyone know if Per Mi Figlia that didn't last a year at the corner of Forbes and Murray was owned by the same people who own Alla Famiglia? That was the rumor at the time. If so, I would avoid Alla Famiglia. The food at Per Mi Figlia was what did them in. I had a crabcake there one night with a sauce made of what tasted like orange juice from a can. Another time, I had ravioli that was made of such thick dough, I would rather have been served a can of Chef BoyArDee. If ever a restaurant deserved to close, it was Per Mi Figlia.
Enrico's - Shadyside
Girasole - Shadyside
17th Street Cafe - Southside
Dish - Southside
Cafe Roma - Bloomfield - BYO
a favorite of the BF is Gran Canal - Sharpsburg......
recently went to La Tavola - Mt Washington - while it was good, I was not overly impressed. Our entree portions contained very little seafood/meat (and we ordered frutti de mare and a veal dish)...the place was packed and I wanted to love it but was dissappointed by the execution of the entrees....the BYO might persuade me to give it a 2nd try.....