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Has anyone eaten at Pangea pittsburgh?

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  1. K25, below is a post I made a month or so ago. Some chow-worthy friends went there a couple of weeks ago, and had a really nice meal with great service. Their only complaint was that the joint was only half full on a Sat. night....

    Had a really great experience at Pangea on Sunday. I didn't realize where it was located, but the unassuming exterior does not do the beautiful interior--sort of Egyptian feel to the decor. Great ambience, although I suspect that it could get a bit noisy during a full house. Staff was very attentive and professional, maybe a little rough around the edges, but the service was really good. They really do a good job at making every dish interesting and a little different. Had the 3 hummus tapas flight--3 very different preparations in manageable portion sizes. All had distinct flavors and were quite tasty. I had the red snapper special--broiled with a nice crunch and served over a corn, pea, and andouille succotash with a spicy tomatillo salsa. Nice presentation and wonderful taste. The Mrs had a penne with lobster and smoked gouda dish, that was finished off with an asiago gratin on top. I only got to taste one piece of lobster.....a nice, rich, cheesy dish. For dessert, I had a decadent chocolate lava cake--outstanding with home made whipped cream, and the wife had a kind of lemon pudding which was very tasty and light. The wine list is really nice with some not so common listings from Italy and S America, and they have some cool wine flights for a tasting opportunity. Prices are decent and the crystal stemware is some of the nicest that I have seen in this town. Can't wait to try it again for a 2nd opinion.

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    1. re: MrKotter

      nice report sounds good to me..K25 Kevin25 is for kevin stevens fans like me. go pens

    2. when Pangea first opened, I heard about inconsistent dining experiences, so so food, etc....however, I have heard nothing but good lately and Pangea made the 25 Best Restaurants List in Pittsburgh Magazine....http://www.wqed.org/mag/features/0609...

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      1. re: shadysider023

        I say the magazine and it sounded good to me. Maybe they needed time to smooth out a rough beginning? thanks