Pittsburgh’s Best Wine Bars

June 15, 2011 5:59 AM

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While it may not be French wine country or Napa Valley, Pittsburgh has it’s own corner on wine. Some of Pittsburgh’s best wine bars are places where you can sit, relax, and enjoy the tastes of the French countryside. – Stephanie Geary
71951983 Pittsburghs Best Wine Bars

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Il Pizzaiolo

703 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
(412) 344-4123

It’s not only the fabulous pizza that keeps locals coming back to Il Pizzaiolo…it’s also the wine bar. Il Pizzaiolo is one of Pittsburgh’s best wine bars. Darkly lit with comfy furniture and seating, you’ll find yourself passing the time with a bottle or two of wine and whispered conversation.

Dish Osteria & Bar

128 S. 17th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 390-2012

Dish Osteria & Bar is one of the best wine bars in Pittsburgh. Dish Osteria & Bar’s wine list has a fabulous selection of reds, whites and sparkling wine. Both the red and white wine can be purchased either by the glass or by the bottle. Celebrating a special occasion? Grab a bottle of Veuve Cliquot and drink the night away.

Silk Elephant

1712 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-8801

Silk Elephant, a Thai tapas and wine bar, has an extensive wine list. Whether you’d like to purchase your wine by the glass or by the bottle, Silk Elephant is sure to have something your palette will enjoy. It’s not just the selection, however, that makes Silk Elephant one of the best wine bars in Pittsburgh, its also the knowledgeable staff.


2350 Railroad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-6593

What makes Cioppino one of the best wine bars in Pittsburgh is its wine list. Heavy on the red wines, including cabernet sauvignon, the wine list at Cioppino is extensive. And you’ll be able to sip your wine smoke-free. There is a separate cigar bar for those who enjoy that sort of thing.

Elbow Room

5744 1/2 Ellsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 441-5222

It’s the Elbow Room’s Wine Wall that makes it one of the best wine bars in Pittsburgh. With over 85 bottles on the wall, the Elbow Room’s Wine Wall helps create a fun and interactive way to taste and learn about wine. The Elbow Room also has a generous pour and frequently offers specials.

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  • daniel kramer

    Sonoma Grille? Never heard of it? Interesting.

  • brad wessner

    There are 100 domestic wines by the glass at Sonoma Grille, and the downtown bar/restaurant is by far the best in the area in all categories! Hope you include them next time.

  • Katie

    I have to agree with everyone else and go with Sonoma. Fabulous food and wine.

  • Marion Nicholson

    Pizzaiola has the best selection of Italian wines, love the back area.

  • http://sammypittsburgh.wordpress.com sammypittsburgh

    Whispered conversation? At Il Pizz’s wine bar? Umm…maybe on a Wednesday afternoon. Don’t get me wrong, I love the place, but it gets LOUD. It’s difficult having any kind of conversation, much less one in whispers.

  • desiree

    Il pizz has gone completely downhillint he past year, used to be a favorite now only a last resort. while the wine stays good, the food is not nearly as good as it once was, stop by for a drink, but go elsewhere for dinner.

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