1. Piccolo Forno
Serving up some of Lawrenceville (and the city as a whole’s) best rustic Italian fare, Piccolo Forno serves up amazing dishes. There’s a lasagna toscana, made with fresh pasta and beef ragu or Italian paninis made hot with things like a savory soppressata, banana peppers, caciocavallo cheese and olive spread. More on Piccolo Forno here.
2. Merchant Oyster Co.
The Merchant Oyster Co. on Butler Street not only serves delicious oysters, there’s some pretty incredible lobster rolls and crab grilled cheese too. Pair them with a rosé during the summer or any of the dozens of types of beers. More on Merchant Oyster Co. here.
3. Banh Mi & Ti
This cozy restaurant that serves Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and bubble tea right at the counter. For those who are dairy-free, there’s even soy milk bubble tea available! You can even make your own bowls over a bed of vermicelli. More on Banh Mi & Ti here.
Umami serves up the late-night crowd Tuesday through Thursday until midnight and Fridays and Saturdays until 2 a.m. Enjoy sushi, assorted fish plates, miso soup and more. Finish off your meal with some late-night fried ice cream or creme brulee. More on Umami here.
5. Naturoll Creamery
Pittsburgh’s original rolled ice cream shop starts off with a chocolate or vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, chai, Thai or matcha ice cream base. Mix and match toppings to create the sweet or tart masterpiece of your choosing. More on Naturoll Creamery here.
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