Some of the best Italian food in this city….
Tucked behind Right By Nature in the Strip District are two restaurants run by chef, Greg Alauzen. They are side-by-side and couldn’t be more different in my book. The first time I ventured back there I originally had plans to go to Osteria 2350 but ended up at Cioppino. Osteria was a ghost town while Cioppino was swarming with life. I made the wrong choice that night. I went to Osteria 2350 last week before the Pittsburgh Power season opener (uh, weird) with low expectations. I walked in and was immediately put at ease by its easy-going atmosphere. It may be… Read More →
I’ve had both lunch and dinner at Piccolo Forno. Both were good but one emerged as the winner. Lunch: Fiorentina – Genoa salami, marinated artichoke, fontina cheese, & pesto on ciabatta bread. Served with a bean salad. I have a soft spot for a good lunch. Nothing is better than enjoying your mid-day break with a delicious lunch. Well, maybe a cold beer during lunch on vacation. That beats just about everything though. Lunch will always be my favorite meal because it has potential to be the best of all worlds. You can have breakfast if you want. You can… Read More →
- Pizzutti’s, Shadyside Are you a gnocchi lover? If so, get your bum over to Pizzutti’s on Bellefonte Street. I just had the most delicious doughy dish covered in tomato basil and garlic sauce. Sure, I will smell like garlic for days…DAYS… but so worth it. The above photo does it no justice – I was concentrating on eating, not photography. I’m not sure how the other stuff on the menu compares but my dining companions both ordered the spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs were literally the size of softballs. So I guess if you are a lover of obscenely… Read More →