Summer Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Picks!

It's here again! The week that is all about discounted delicious food around PGH - Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. This summer it's held during August 12th through 18th, and there are few new faces in the lineup of participating restaurants - however, I'm disregarding those for a handful of places with menus that put them on my short list.

My top choices {tune in Husband!} for this PRW edition:

Lidia's {Strip District - $35 Four-Course Fixed Price Meal}
Via Lidias-Pittsburgh.com
Caprese Salad {Local Heirloom Tomatoes, House Made Mozzarella, Red Onion, Basil & Aceto Balsamico} Or Insalata di Barbabietole {Roasted Red and Gold Beets, Apples, Fresh Goat Cheese,  Frisee}
Cacio e Pere Ravioli {Cheese and Pear Ravioli with Cracked Black Pepper Butter}
Pollo al Limone {Scallopine of Chicken Breast with Roasted Lemon, Capers and Olives} Or Saltimbocca alla Romana {Pork Scallopine, Fresh Sage, Prosciutto San Danielle and Wilted Spinach and Arugula Salad}
Lemon Basil Crostata

Lola {Northside -$30 Three-Course Fixed Price Meal}
Via www.pghcitypaper.com
1st course
House made goat milk ricotta and sweet pea ravioli
2nd course
Lomo mix salad. {Mixed greens, Dijon oyster mushrooms, pickled red onion, hazelnuts}
3rd course
Portuguese seafood stew {Saffron fume, heirloom tomatoes and peppers, fingerling potato, bruschetta}

James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy {Northside - $30 Three-Course Fixed Price Meal}
via jamesstreetgastropub.com
House Salad with Fresh Garden Vegetables,
Peppered Bacon and Candied Onion Or Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds, Craisins, Fresh Apple
Chicken Breast with North Side Farmer’s Market Peaches {Balsamic Basil Cream Sauce, Jasmine Rice} Or Cajun Grilled Shrimp & Grits {Black Tiger Shrimp, Creamy White Cheddar Grits, North Side Farmer’s Market Seasonal Vegetable}
Crème Brulee Or Strawberries & Cream Cake

My picks aren't  'new restaurants,' but the menu choices just drew me in.  Lemon basil crostata? Goat Milk ricotta and sweet pea ravioli? White cheddar grits? Yes. If these three don't start your stomach rumblin', check out the full listing here.

What are your choices for this summer? Any surprises on your list?


  1. Pittsburgh HappyHourJuly 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Great picks!

  2. OMG I feel like it was JUST restaurant week, how did it come up again so fast?! Those are great picks, Lidia's is a consistent favorite of mine.
    I'd like to try Tender, UP or Willow since I haven't been to any of them before...but $8 lunch at Andy's? I CANNOT pass that up!

  3. Thanks! We should have dinner at one!

  4. Right! I missed the last one, so I'm ramped up for this next one ;)
    They've added several new locations since I last looked - I may have to revise!


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