With Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene booming, there seems to be a new spot opening every day! From barbecue, to Italian, and everything in between, there’s a new spot for you to try no matter what you’re in the mood for. These are the new restaurants we’re already hooked on or can’t wait to try out. What’s your favorite Pittsburgh restaurant that opened this year?!
5349 Penn Ave. – Garfield
Spork Pit is the newest restaurant from Chef Christian Frangiadis, serving up an array of smoked meats, delicious sides, local draft beers, and batch cocktails. With a large outdoor patio and frose on the menu, it’s the perfect spot to close out your summer days.
5523 Penn Ave. – Garfield
Fish nor Fowl is the newest restaurant from DeShantz, the restauranteur behind Butcher & the Rye, Meat & Potatoes, Tako, Pork & Beans and Poulet Bleu. It’s an American restaurant that celebrates an evolved perspective on thoughtful usage of ingredients and preparations. Utilizing flavors and techniques from around the globe, they work to create an identity that can neither be defined nor classified.
124 South Highland Ave. – East Liberty
Lorelei is a dual-concept cocktail bar and beer hall housed in the historic Werner Building in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood. Named for the famed Lorelei rock formation that abuts the Rhine River and the mythical siren who is said to sit atop it, bewitching shipmen with her beauty, Lorelei draws inspiration from Germany and Alpine Europe in its food and drink offerings.
337 East 8th Ave. – Homestead
The creators of Enix Brewing Co. started the craft beer revolution in Madrid, Spain with two breweries, and are now taking their talents to Pittsburgh. Combining their food and beer experience from Europe with the family’s architectural background, they’ve created an experience that transcends great beer, breaking the mold of the traditional American brewpub with distinctive and savory food, a convivial atmosphere, and groovy music.
414 East Ohio St. – North Side
At Siempre Algo, you’ll find contemporary American cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. As the seasons change, so will the menu, with the food, cocktail, wine and beer selections altering as the weather changes.
543 North Ave. – Millvale
For the past four years, Kendyl Ryan and Dan Rodriguez have been running Duncan St. Dinners, where they host monthly, five-course dinners out of their home with help from their partner, Joe. Wanting to do more casual food in their day to day operations, while still serving dinners, they decided to open a space to serve some house-made specialties in a laid back setting, while still having the space to host five course dinners.
200 N Craig St. – Oakland
Pie for Breakfast opened on June 12 and is already a favorite in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Created by the owners of Legume Bistro and Butterjoint, the cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks and features home style dishes with a twist that you’re sure to love.
2627 Penn Ave. – Strip District
Brought to you by the owners of Atria’s and Juniper Grill, Choppin’ Block is officially open in the Strip District and offering up delicious BBQ like pulled pork, ribs, BBQ chicken, sausage, beer brisket and more. Stop by and get your food to go at the takeout window or grab a seat in their outdoor area!
4715 Liberty Ave. – Bloomfield
Named after the Azores islands, the Azorean Café specializes in warm, delicious breakfast and lunch dishes that pays tribute to Azorean /Portuguese cuisine. The warm atmosphere and the friendly service makes the Azorean Café the perfect place for individual or group gatherings and a nice stop for a good espresso drink with a delicious sweet pastry.
3101 Penn Ave. – Strip District
Brought to you by the founders of the Pittsburgh Juice Company, the Superfood Market will sell organic produce, bulk ingredients, local brands and conscientiously prepared meals. Heirloom will also host holistic wellness workshops, connecting people with speakers and practitioners naturopathic medicine and the healing arts in areas such as acupuncture, reiki, yoga and sound therapy.
2 PPG Place – Downtown
Taking over the former Poro’s location in Market Square, Molinaro Ristorante provides a world class Southern Italian dining experience featuring the best available lamb, veal, beef and seafood. Their house made pastries, pastas and pizzas are crafted with ingredients and ovens imported from Italy, and their Italian-focused wine list has over 300 bottles to choose from.
514 East Ohio St. – Deutschtown
Fig & Ash is set to open this Fall in Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown neighborhood. Led by one of Pittsburgh’s top chefs, diners will savor a classically prepared menu of house-milled pastas, breads, and pizzas, locally-raised meats, and favorite seasonal vegetables in a contemporary, comfortable environment.
108 19th St. – Strip District
The Pennsylvania Market is opening in a 2-story, 12,000 sq ft property in the heart of the strip district and will be host to an upscale food hall / outdoor market with over 400 seats, a balcony and a courtyard. It will feature a variety of food vendors offering a wide range of cuisine options, a winery, as well as multiple local artisans.
4501 Butler St. – Lawrenceville
Opening right next door to New Amsterdam on Butler Street, Walter’s Barbecue will feature a huge outdoor dining space offering items like brisket, chicken, pulled pork, and St. Louis ribs. Opening date is still TBA.
2549 Penn Ave. – Strip District
If you’ve never had a pizza from DiAnoia’s Eatery, you’re missing out. They currently only offer their pizza during lunch time and some weekday evenings, however with the new addition of their pizza parlor, it will be offered all the time! The pizza parlor is set to open as an addition to their current location in late fall 2018.
6101 Penn Ave. – East Liberty
Since the success of their kiosk in the Ross Park Mall, Macaron Bar is now opening a retail space with a kitchen on Penn Ave in East Liberty. Set to open early this Fall, not only will you be able to stop in and purchase delicious macaron’s, but you’ll also be able to participate in macaron baking and pairing classes. Passenger Coffee out of Lancaster, PA will also be operating a full service coffee bar in the space.
930 Penn Ave. – Downtown
A new bar focused on the craft of cocktails is heading to Downtown Pittsburgh. With construction delays, the opening date is TBA, but sure to be a local favorite once they open.
2301 Smallman St. – Strip District
Coop de Ville, a new Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group concept, is set to open in the Strip District in 2018 featuring chicken as the headlining ingredient.
Bonfire Food & Drink
2100 East Carson St. – South Side
Chef Chris Bonfili, who brought us the now closed Avenue B in Shadyside, is now opening a 2 floor go-to destination for foodies. The first floor will open in late October and be a spot to grab a craft beer, wood-fired pizza, flatbread, sandwich or salad. In late November, customers will be able to visit the upstairs portion for wine and cocktails, along with a menu similar to that of Avenue-B.