HOME > Chowhound > Pennsylvania >
What have you made lately?

Pittsburgh Marathon

dennisl Mar 23, 2013 11:21 AM

I need a good pasta/family place for the night before the Pittsburgh Marathon please? Will be staying downtown but anywhere in the vicinity would be fine.

  1. e
    Effort Apr 30, 2013 12:45 PM

    Some others.
    Two in Market Sq.
    Il Pizzaiolo - just opened up, second location. Good wood fired pizza too. www.ilpizzaiolo.com
    Sienna Sulla Piazza http://siennapgh.com
    On 5th Ave.
    Vallozzi's - expensive. www.vallozzispittsburgh.com

    1. t
      truman Apr 26, 2013 10:00 AM

      Thanks for posting this - I was looking for suggestions too!!

      1. a
        AllieP Mar 28, 2013 04:14 PM

        Papa J's Centro downtown. Lidia's in the Strip. Dish in the Southside. Personally, I don't think Pittsburgh has a plethora of great Italian restaurants. I do like Davio's in Beechview, but they don't have as many pasta dishes as they used to.

        1 Reply
        1. re: AllieP
          Jay F Mar 28, 2013 09:11 PM

          I've been eating at Lidia's this week. I liked the pasta trio so much on Tuesday, I went back for lunch today ($15 for all you can eat, and they fill your plate up to make a nice take-home portion).

          I had a ravioli stuffed with braised short rib and tossed with rosemary butter; a bowtie pasta primavera; and tagliatelle in a tomato sauce.

          And the service both times was excellent.

          A+ for Lidia's Pasta Trio.

        2. b
          Burghfeeder Mar 25, 2013 05:19 AM

          Staying in line with the marathon, the Spagetti Warehouse holds a Pasta Party that is attended by a large number of runners. Spagetti Warehouse is located in the Strip District, and is easy to get to from downtown. In Station Square (also easy from downtown) is a Buca Di Beppo. While these aren't top Italian restaurants, they might be in line with what you are looking for.


          1. Jay F Mar 23, 2013 01:06 PM

            Piccolo Forno, 3801 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. (412) 622-0111.

            Closed Sun & Mon.

            Best lasagne in Pgh.

            Show Hidden Posts