The 10 Best Restaurants In Shadyside, Pittsburgh

Photo of Riley Londres
9 February 2017

A quiet residential neighborhood in the east side of Pittsburgh, Shadyside has many quiet restaurants to visit for breakfast or for a later dinner after a day of visiting museums. Here is a list of some of the best restaurants to eat at while visiting Shadyside.

Umi Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
Umi Restaurant, Pittsburgh
Umi Restaurant, Pittsburgh | ©Jen/flickr
A beautifully decorated restaurant full of Japanese decor and murals, Umi Japanese Restaurant is the perfect place to go for sushi or a multi-course Omakase. The restaurant seeks to introduce the neighborhood to new ideas and concepts through the various tastes and art of Japan, and provides free valet service to make getting to the restaurant simple.

Soba Lounge

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
A modern restaurant with eclectic seating with plenty of room for large groups, Soba Lounge is located in a brick rowhouse with a terrace and an indoor wall of cascading water. The menu features range of sushi and seasonal cocktails, along with a mix of Asian and American inspired dishes made to be shared and sampled. This is a great spot to relax at the end of the day with a group of friends for a light meal where you can try a variety of different flavors.


Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Girasole, Pittsburgh
Girasole, Pittsburgh | ©jeffreyw/flickr
A family-owned restaurant specializing in contemporary and seasonal Italian dishes, Girasole is the place to be for a taste of Italy. The restaurant is warm and friendly, inviting families to gather together for a night out for a blend of old and new among its stone walls. Each dish is prepared from locally grown food, ensuring freshness and flavor with each delicious bite.

Pamela’s Diner

A simple, no frills establishment, Pamela’s Diner welcomes hungry customers to try their hearty breakfast menu for a satisfying start to the day. The menu includes classic items such as pancakes, french toast and corned beef hash, while also mixing it up a bit with dishes like croissant French toast or sweet crepes. This is a popular stop for locals and visitors alike, but the wait goes quickly and is completely it.

Address & phone number: 5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232(412) 683-1003

Cafe Zinho

Restaurant, Bistro, American, $$$
Cafe Zinho, Pittsburgh
Cafe Zinho, Pittsburgh | ©Andrezej Saymanski/flickr
A small restaurant featuring a mix of Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisines, Cafe Zinho is a cozy place for a romantic night out. The place is family owned and appears to be built in an old garage, but the red walls and lighting create an inviting and spacious atmosphere to enjoy a quiet meal. Guests can pick from a selection of dishes such as prickly pear soup, yellowtail snapper and chicken livers, all of which can be enjoyed inside or at the outdoor patio.

La Feria

Restaurant, Peruvian, $$$
La Feria is a cheery restaurant featuring a selection of Peruvian food, all surrounded by a colorful display of Peruvian artwork and crafts that are also available for purchase in their small store. The menu offers a range of dishes to try, like tortilla de papa or arroz tapado for a delicious and the homely taste of South America, and there is even a kids menu to make a visit perfect for small families.

Price: Mid-range

Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 10am-3pm

Watch out for: Peruvian Artwork

Paris 66

Bistro, Restaurant, American, $$$
Paris 66 Bistro, Pittsburgh
Paris 66 Bistro, Pittsburgh | ©Naoya Fuji/flickr
A delightful French restaurant that seeks to create an authentic experience for guests in the heart of Pittsburgh, Paris 66 has a varied menu and a relaxed european atmosphere. Guests can choose from a selection of well-known French classics like escargot and moules frites, or they can try something new and exciting, like foie de veau. This is a wonderful spot to stop and enjoy a meal after touring around the city.


Restaurant, Thai
Noodlehead, Pittsburgh
Noodlehead, Pittsburgh | ©Mike/flickr
This industrial restaurant full of minimalist decor invites guests to sit down and partake of a heaping bowl of noodles at a reasonable price, or to try an order of spring rolls and dumplings for a light snack. Noodlehead offers a range of different types of noodles from pad thai to curry, each with their own unique flavor and blend of marvelous spices. Guests are also encouraged to bring their own beer or bottle of wine to create a complete and satisfying meal.


Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
A cozy BYOB restaurant, Eden focuses on providing a delicious and hearty meal to all their guests with their vegan and gluten-free menu. The seasonal menu features a wide range of inventive vegan dishes that will make even meat-lovers pause and ask for more – guests will find dosas, cucumber rolls, pineapples curry and watermelon sorbet. All of the ingredients are locally sourced, and give guests a taste of the area while promoting local farmers and producers.

Plum Pan Asian Kitchen

A loft-like environment with modern decor, Plum Pan Asian Kitchen has a bright open space that make every meal enjoyed their a happy and satisfying one. The menu is a mix of many Asian cuisines, with several sushi and tofu dishes that are made to share and satisfy any palate. Guests can enjoy each bite with one of their inventive cocktails over conversations with friends.
Address & phone number:5996 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206(412) 363-7586

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