Foodies in Pittsburgh delight! Here are just a few of the great restaurants in Shadyside to satisfy anyone’s palette!
229 S. Highland Ave.
You’ll want to stop by this Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that begins with warm bread served with a salted butter and homemade spread and ends with desserts like a pistachio cannoli with honey-orange Florentine. You’ll want to start dinner with one of Casbah’s signature cheese tastings. Try their wine pairings and it will soon turn into your usual weekend spot.
5523 Walnut St.
Craving pizza? You’ll want to head to Mercurio’s, known for their decadent pies and mouthwatering gelato. If you’re sick of the old pepperoni or plain cheese, try unique flavors like their fig and goat cheese pizza, made with a homemade fig spread, house made mozzarella, goat cheese, arugula and prosciutto. Mercurio’s sells gelato in flavors you won’t see anywhere else, like Italian White House, a vanilla gelato made with Marachino cherries and Blueberry Muffin, a cake batter base with bluberry variegate and streusel topping. Read our review of Mercurio’s.
5527 Walnut St., #2
This charming Peruvian restaurant serves traditional dishes like the ropa vieja sandwich, made with shredded beef cooked with tomatoes and onions on French bread and desserts like the alfajor, a Peruvian pastry layered with dulce de leche and dusted with powdered sugar. Pair that dessert with a Peruvian coffee or cafe con leche and you’ll soon be telling all your friends about this tasty Peruvian hotspot.
5747 Ellsworth Ave.
This casual grill’s homepage reads “Food. Cocktails. Bacon. Shadyside. Pittsburgh.” Making for a perfectly fun and laid-back vibe, The Harris Grill boasts Tuesday as its “Bacon Night.” Baskets of bacon are sold for just one dollar at the bar. Best known for their burgers and sandwiches, their entrees read like a humorous Saturday Night Live skit. There’s the HG Macaroni and Cheese, which the menu jokes has 14,453 calories but no fat, carbs or protein. There’s also the crab cakes McArdle, which Harris Grill writes “people risk their lives by chain smoking on a boat to bring us this crab from the Bering Sea.” Too funny!
What are some of your favorite restaurants in Shadyside? Comment below, we’d love to know! If you’re still hungry, check out this list of restaurants in Pittsburgh, and check back here as we update our list of restaurants in Shadyside!