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Guide To Best Downtown Eats

April 14, 2011 6:00 AM

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From fish sandwiches to pizza and even fine dining… there are plenty of good eats to be found in downtown Pittsburgh without putting a dent in your pocketbook. You can have something to eat on your lunch break or stay after work for happy hour or even dinner. Bon Appetit!
bellasera Guide To Best Downtown Eats

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Bella Sera Trattoria

22 Market Square
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Phone: 412-281-6363
www.BellaSeraMarketSquare.com

The great ambiance inside this Market Square restaurant provides the perfect back drop for delicious food and wine. Every taste can be satisfied here. Meat lovers will enjoy the veal meatballs, vegans will love the greens and seafood lovers will enjoy the grilled salmon salad. The calamari is cooked to perfection. If sandwiches are more your speed, you’ll enjoy the selection, but the best part is the homemade pickles and house chips that are included. Expect to taste dishes with locally-grown items since the restaurant is a certified-green restaurant.

Fat Tommy’s

115 Forbes Avenue (Market Square)
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Phone: 412-560-4419
www.fattommyspizzeria.com

Enjoy some great pizza, salads and baked subs from this spot located a couple of steps away from Market Square. Great specials and generous-sized offerings make this a spot to sit down during lunchtime, but space is limited. So, if the weather is good, walking up to Market Square is not a bad idea. Also, for those of you who want something a bit on the healthy side, Fat Tommy’s offers various wheat wraps that are tasty.

Mancini’s/Prantl’s

438 Market Square
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Phone: 412-471-5533
www.mancinisbread.com
www.prantlsbakery.com

Mancini’s has great bread and a variety of rolls that go quickly during the lunch hour. The ham and cheese is fantastic and the spinach and feta is too tasty for words. Prantl’s mouth-watering desserts are delivered twice a day from the original location in Shadyside on Walnut Street. When you gaze through the glass at the offerings, you will see so many delicious pastries it will be hard to pick just one. Good food and good sweets go hand-in-hand at this location.

Original Oyster House

20 Market Square
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Phone: 412-566-7925

If you’re looking for a place where everybody knows your name, make this spot a regular hang-out. This unique tavern is Pittsburgh’s oldest bar and restaurant and is well-known for its enormous fish sandwiches.

McCormick & Schmick’s

301 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Phone: 412-201-6992
www.mccormickandschmicks.com

If you enjoy eating seafood, the offerings at this restaurant will hit the spot. The Ahi Tuna is prepared and presented perfectly. The warm grilled shrimp and fruit salad is also another dish that you don’t want to miss out on. You’ll be able to find something to eat at a price that you won’t mind paying.

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