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Coming to Pittsburgh for first time.......looking for foodie recommendations!!!

mtx Dec 4, 2012 08:50 PM

Hi guys,

Hope you are all doing well. Coming to Pitts from Fri-Sun. Just wondering if you guys could list some restaurant recommendations for dinner near the Wyndham, Downtown, Mariott, Shadyside, and Heinz Field areas. I want to fine dine for one night (Around $25, no alcohol) and check out a DDD another night (cheap, good, massive portions). No specific criteria (we eat everything) but if we were to choose it would be Italian or Japanese. Thanks!

Meal Schedule thus far:


Lunch: 50 McNuggets for $9.99 (we don't have this in Canada)
Dinner: Cheesecake Factory @ Ross Park (we don't have this in Canada)
Check-In to Wyndham


Lunch: Wholey's Fish Market for lobster roll sandwich and sushi
Dinner: _______________
Check-In to Mariott, Shadyside


Lunch: Primanti Brothers
***NFL GAME***

Go Home :(

Haven't decided on breakfast either, will have to see if it's free from the Wyndham or Marriott...

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    Panini Guy RE: mtx Dec 5, 2012 03:03 PM

    I want to cry.

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      burghgal RE: Panini Guy Dec 6, 2012 05:38 AM


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        Rodzilla RE: Panini Guy Dec 6, 2012 06:03 AM

        lol my feelings as well

      2. sal_acid RE: mtx Dec 5, 2012 03:17 PM

        Free breakfast is a lovely thing. I think that Marriott's is free at this hotel.

        But you might want to look into other options for lunch and dinner. Try Soba or Uni for dinner at least.

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          Effort RE: mtx Dec 5, 2012 05:49 PM

          Some good dinner options:
          Dish - on the southside is Italian
          Meat n Potatoes - downtown
          Eleven in strip near downtown
          Toast in Shadyside
          Spoon in east liberty
          Tamari in Lawrenceville - asian latin fusion sushi

          Check if open on Sunday. Some may be closed.

          Will U have a car. Some U will need transportation

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            mtx RE: Effort Dec 5, 2012 08:53 PM

            Yes we have a car

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              mtx RE: Effort Dec 5, 2012 09:35 PM

              I booked a place called Tamari for Sunday @ 5:30PM for their Happy Hour special. Normally hate fusion food but I'm willing to try this place out.

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                Rodzilla RE: mtx Dec 6, 2012 06:05 AM

                good choice

            2. Jay F RE: mtx Dec 5, 2012 08:59 PM

              If you're willing to do one thing different than the yumfest you have planned, instead of Wholey's, try the Penn Avenue Fish Market, just a few blocks east on Penn Ave. I don't know if they have lobster roll, but their sushi is ninety nine magnitudes of wonderfulness better than the crap Wholey's calls sushi. There's really no comparison.


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                mtx RE: Jay F Dec 6, 2012 06:25 PM

                What about Andy's Sushi or whatever u call it @ Wholey's??

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                  Jay F RE: mtx Dec 6, 2012 07:43 PM

                  I hate it. I couldn't even swallow some of it. A complete waste of money, time, and tastebuds.

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                    Chowrin RE: mtx Dec 6, 2012 08:25 PM

                    also consider the banh mi in the strip (which is where wholey's is at).

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                      Rodzilla RE: mtx Dec 8, 2012 11:45 PM

                      no good.

                      I think you're going to end up spending a bit more than $25 if you even want to "Casual" dine.

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                      palmtree38 RE: Jay F Dec 14, 2012 09:48 AM

                      Pennave fish looks great!

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                      mookleknuck RE: mtx Dec 10, 2012 07:38 AM

                      So where did you eat? Dying to know...

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                        palmtree38 RE: mookleknuck Dec 14, 2012 09:47 AM

                        So which DDD did you go to?

                        We too are looking for a DDD feature and looking into a sunday football game

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