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Pittsburgh, BYOB, 8-10 people

Mr Siegal Feb 19, 2009 03:43 PM

what do you all recommend? any neighborhood, just not too far out

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    pat j Feb 19, 2009 04:26 PM

    Check out Piccolo Forno. http://www.piccolo-forno.com/.
    We were in Pittsburgh this past weekend to visit our son and we really enjoyed it.
    Despite being Valentine's Day, we were seated right away, the service was prompt and friendly and the food was great. We'd definitely return. It isn't a big place but they had a few larger parties there. It's about 10 minutes from the city center.

    1. yayadave Feb 20, 2009 02:40 PM

      I like La Tavola Italiana.

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        wandasue Feb 20, 2009 04:29 PM

        Cafe Zihno

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          chinacat1969 Mar 27, 2009 03:09 PM

          I find this restaurant to be hit or miss. When it is a hit, it is wonderful. It has never been too bad but some nights just seem better than others.

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          WannyLovesPitt Mar 2, 2009 09:04 AM

          Legume is a really neat place that tries to buy as much as they can from local sources and the food has been very good each time I've been. The menu changes daily...


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            mcharles Mar 3, 2009 06:10 AM

            I love Legume, but you definitely want to check if they can accomodate a party as large as 10. It is a small dining room, and the largest group I have seen in there is about 6 or 7.

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            VictoriaL Mar 3, 2009 05:52 PM

            Lemongrass Cafe, downtown. Great Thai food, BYOB (no corkage or glass fees!), and the attached parking garage is quite reasonable (for being downtown...). Make reservations, though, I've been there on nights that were packed, and nights where there were only one or two other tables occupied. And don't be too impatient, the service is either good or so-so depending on the server and how busy they are.

            BTW, my favorite wine to bring (since we like our Thai food spicy) is a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. A reisling would work for those who like a sweeter wine.

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              Davecli Mar 4, 2009 04:21 AM

              La Tavola is a great, quaint local type of place. It's on Mount Washington...Dosen't have the view though...

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                cg471 Mar 25, 2009 12:39 PM

                For a great listing a review website check out www.pittsburghbyob.com. You can use the maps to search by region or basic listings with links to every site.

                1. chinacat1969 Mar 27, 2009 03:11 PM

                  Our go to is La Filipiniana in Lawrenceville. They have long tables and we go with parties of 10-12. They have great appetizers to start. They also have amazing Filipino and Thai food. I almost always order from the Filipino side. http://www.mysweetbasil.com/

                  If you don't mind bright lights - Trams in Lawrenceville is also a good spot. Very low key but very flavorful Thai food.

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