Archive For The “Dressy” Category

The Sonoma Grille

By | November 30, 2010

The Sonoma Grille 947 Penn Ave Downtown, 15222 (412) 697-1336 www.thesonomagrille.com (Full Menu) Open Daily: Lunch 11-3; Dinner 5-11 So a funny thing happened to me on the way to the internet forum. I got asked to do a tasting for a restaurant! Like, it gets paid for and I get a $25 gift certificate […]

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Umi

By | September 25, 2006

Umi 5849 Ellsworth Ave Shadyside, 15232 412-362-6198 Tu-Th: 5-9:30; F-Sat: 5-10:30 In honor of our recent trip to Italy (literally, we just stepped off the plane yesterday), I’d like to review…..a sushi place?  What?  What’s wrong with me?  I just ate my way through fifteen days of incredible Italian food and I come home to […]

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The Café at the Frick

By | June 21, 2006

The Café at the Frick 7227 Reynolds Street Point Breeze, 15208 412-371-0600 Tu-Sun: Lunch11-5; Tea 2:30-5 This place is bombasticular! No seriously, it’s rockin’ like dokken. It’s in the zone, off the hook, over the wall, and under the radar. In other words, it’s a quiet little spot with bitchin’ food that doesn’t get the […]

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Ibiza

By | April 3, 2006

Ibiza 2224 E Carson St South Side        15203 412-325-2227 M-Sat 4pm-2am I’ll tell you straight up, I am a tapas-skeptic.  Every time I have them, the portion is too small and the price too high, leaving both the stomach and the wallet too empty.  They might be delightfully delicious, but most of the time I […]

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Follow-up: Il Pizzaiolo

By | March 21, 2006

Il Pizzaiolo 703 Washington Rd Mt Lebanon, PA 15228-2004 Phone: (412) 344-4123 Mon-Thu 12-10; Fri-Sat 12-11; Sun 12-9 Well, well, well….maybe they didn’t read our review after all! Went back to Il Pizzaiolo again this weekend (did I mention that I am obsessed?) and EVERYTHING’S CHANGED!!! Well, not everything, but they changed the menu, both […]

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Follow-up: Il Pizzaiolo

By | March 3, 2006

Il Pizzaiolo 703 Washington Rd Mt Lebanon, PA 15228-2004 Phone: (412) 344-4123 Mon-Thu 12-10; Fri-Sat 12-11; Sun 12-9 Well we just went to Il Pizzaiolo again this week, and it’s like they read our review or something! In any case it seemed that way, as two very specific notes I had mentioned in my original […]

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Vivo

By | January 13, 2006

Vivo 565 Lincoln Ave Bellevue, PA 15202-3531 (412) 761-9500 Wed-Sat 5-9:30 Just wait until you eat here! This restaurant is so good, so careful about its preparation, so attuned to their ingredients – it is a special find indeed. It is very expensive, BYOB, and out in the middle of nowhere-land, but the food AND […]

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Il Pizzaiolo

By | January 13, 2006

Il Pizzaiolo 703 Washington Rd Mt Lebanon, PA 15228-2004 Phone: (412) 344-4123 Mon-Thu 12-10; Fri-Sat 12-11; Sun 12-9 Pasta – I could literally eat it every night. After moving to the ‘Burgh, I complained for the first 7 years that there wasn’t a decent Italian pasta place around. I tried Alexander’s Pasta Express, Mariani’s Pleasure […]

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