Archive For The “Italian” Category

Alexander’s Pasta Express

By | July 11, 2006

Alexander’s Pasta Express 5104 Liberty Ave Bloomfield, 15224 412-682-9824 M-Th: 11-10:30; F-Sat: 11-11; Sun: 11-10 Restaurants with a gimmick rarely appease, and Alexander’s is no exception.  Their gimmick is a choose-your-own-pasta with a choose-your-own-sauce with a choose-your-own-toppings menu, but the result is only ever the sum of your choices.  They also have an entrée menu […]

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Merante Groceria

By | April 24, 2006

Merante Groceria 3454 Bates St Oakland, 15213 412-683-3924 This tiny little grocer, in an impossible location in the backwoods of Oakland, has a surprise waiting inside for you.  It may mostly an Italian grocer, but deep in the back of the store they have a little tiny deli where they sell meats and will make […]

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Pizzutti

By | March 30, 2006

Pizzutti 709 Bellefonte St Shadyside 15323 412-687-1022 M-Sat: lunch 11-2 ; dinner 5-9 (10 on F and Sat) “Automatic Pizzutti, Zero to Tutti Frutti” -Beck, on ravioli To please me, Pizzutti had a steep hill to climb. My original trip to Pizzutti was really a bust – my salmon was dry and salty, the zucchini […]

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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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Gran Canal Caffe

By | January 13, 2006

Gran Canal Caffé 1021 N. Canal Street, Sharpsburg 412-781-2546 Mon – Thur 5-10; Fri – Sat 5-11 Greetings, friends! I came upon this place by reading a small review of it by some college students. They said it was great, especially the cannelloni, and the best place they found in the city. This just goes […]

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