‘Restaurant: Impossible’ Helps Bloomfield Business

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Food Network TV show overhauled a local restaurant.

“Restaurant: Impossible” wrapped up two days of taping at Del’s Restaurant on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield.

The show spends $10,000 to turn a restaurant around through renovations and tweaks to the menu.

It wasn’t easy.

“The transformation here at Del’s has been a very, very, tough one because not only was the restaurant old – I mean original floors from 1940 – leaks everywhere,” Chef Robert Irvine, the show’s host, said.

The restaurant has been in the owner’s family for 62 years, so change was met with some resistance.

“The owner – owners – wow, that was the biggest transformation that I have seen in the entire series that we have done so far,” Irvine said. “From hard-headed – how do I say – frazzled young lady to a calm, confident employer.”

KDKA wasn’t allowed to interview the owners, but the show’s cameras did capture their reaction.

This episode is slated to air in February.

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  1. Ann says:

    Thank God . It was time…

    1. Ernest P. Worrel says:

      amen.

  2. Di W. says:

    Our favorite place . You go DelPizzo’s!!

  3. abracadabra says:

    Too bad it was Del’s. They treat their employees and customers horribly and the place is filthy. There are so many other restaurants owned by nice people who could have benefited from it.

  4. JGHPGH says:

    My husband and I were at Del’s twice in the last several months and were commenting on how the place had slid in such a bad way. Last time we were there, I actually suggested to him that Del’s could benefit from this show! I hope the DelPizzo family have remained true to the recommendations made, because Del’s needed help. I’m excited to stop by soon to see a rejuvenated Del’s! Good luck to you, DelPizzo family!

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