Located less than 15 miles east of Pittsburgh, Monroeville is nestled in Pennsylvania’s green, rolling hills. Conveniently located and extremely livable, the city is a worthy destination for trying out some new restaurants. Here are the city’s top 10 dining establishments that cater for any budget or taste.
Carhops is the proud home of the two foot-long cheese steak. You read that right. The extensive menu includes different varieties of cheese steaks, reubens, burgers (called ‘Lamburghinis’ on the menu), Italian subs, and more. All subs are available in two sizes; a Coupe, which is one foot long or a Sedan, which is two feet. Try the traditional favorite, the cheese steak, which comes in simple varieties of just steak, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion (the Deville), to the more complex topped with steak, provolone and American cheese, bacon, and grilled mushrooms (the GTO).
Carhops Sub Shop, 4019 William Penn Hwy, Monroeville, PA, USA +1 412 380 9010
Gateway Grill serves American favorites like barbecue, burgers, pizzas, Mexican, Italian, and more. Start with an order of nachos supreme, a mound of nachos topped with chili, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, black olives, jalapeno peppers, salsa, and sour cream. For your entrée, try the tender, perfectly seasoned ribs, which customers say falls right off the bone or a juicy, fresh-ground burger made from Angus sirloin beef and cooked in an open pit wood-fired grill. The biggest challenge will be choosing just one dish, and then picking out one of the 30 beers on tap to enjoy alongside it.
Gateway Grill, 4251 Northern Pike Monroeville, PA, USA +1 412 372 2977
A trip this close into Pittsburgh without visiting Primanti Brothers would be a huge mistake. Luckily there is a location right in Monroeville serving up these legendary sandwiches. What started as a sandwich cart catered to hungry truckers turned into a Pittsburgh favorite with 17 locations around the city and even more beyond. The signature sandwich comes in a variety of styles but each one is topped with coleslaw and crispy French fries and served on soft Italian bread. The delicious combination has proved a hit in the local community, and if you haven’t tried one yet this should be your first stop.
Primanti Brothers, 3847 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA, USA +1 412 856 8380
Anthony’s has several locations around the United States, but it debuted in Southern Florida in 1982. Each pizza is cooked in an 800-degree oven to give it the Anthony’s trademark ‘well done’ flavor, and it only takes four minutes to cook. The pizza dough is made fresh every day and shaped to-order. The menu also includes coal-oven-roasted chicken wings, huge secret recipe meatballs, fresh Italian salads, and more. Try one of the traditional pizza pies made with fresh mozzarella, Italian plum tomatoes, romano cheese, basil, and olive oil, and choose from a variety of tasty toppings.