- 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.
Piccolo Forno, 3801 Butler Street, Lawrenceville. (412) 622-0111.
Closed Sun & Mon.
Best lasagne in Pgh.
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.
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.