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Italians have done a lot of things right, including cars, fashion, and art and certainly, the people of Pittsburgh can agree that the finest Italian accomplishment is food, particularly pizza. People all over the world love pizza, and these Pennsylvania folk are no different. Read our list to discover the best pizza parlors in Pittsburgh.
A trip to Il Pizzaiolo is much cheaper than a trip to Naples, Italy, and you’ll still enjoy it just as much! Enjoy a delicious slice of pizza at this authentic restaurant. Baked at 1000º in a handcrafted, wood-fired brick oven, there are nearly 20 variations of delicious pizza on the menu, including Marinara, Margherita, and Stracciatella. All the pizzas are made with the freshest ingredients, artisanal cheeses, and locally sourced delicious meats. Il Pizzaiolo’s menu also features house made pasta, which is served in a plethora of mouthwatering sauces. Split a bottle of wine and share a pizza with friends and family at Il Pizziaolo.
This small pizza restaurant offers big flavor and is a true Pittsburgh gem. Spak Bros Pizza serves delicious pizza from the slice up to an XL pie, and patrons can choose their own toppings, from over 20 choices. Although pizza is their specialty, they are also known for their delicious hoagies. The buffalo chicken, meatball, and Philly steak hoagies are a few of the most popular ones. There are also wings, salads, and vegan options available. The dining space is small, but cute, with bar and table seating and a few old-school pinball machines. If you prefer more space when you dine, eat at home! Limited delivery options are now available.
Get all of your Italian favorites at Fiori’s. Their delicious cuisine features calzones, hoagie, pastas, pizza, and meatballs, and there are also wings, salads, and sauces made to order available. The restaurant has a small-town vibe; the cooks and staff are passionate about what they do, and it shows. You’ll feel as though you’re just at a friend’s house for dinner. The prices are extremely affordable, and you definitely get more for your money. Check out their new, second location and take-out options. Finally, Fiori’s is open late, so it’s the perfect place to go after a night out when you’re craving a hot slice or fat calzone.
Everyone knows that opposites attract, so it stands to reason that something hot should be paired with something cold. How about hot handcrafted pizza followed by cold artisanal gelato? Yum! Mercurio’s is a family-owned restaurant that serves delicious Neapolitan pizza and homemade gelato. The menu features a ton of tasty pizzas, pastas, and antipasti starters. There are also salads, available as a side or entree, and paninis. There are also nearly 30 flavors of gelato available, including tiramisu, chocolate marshmallow, and the very tempting ‘death by chocolate.’ If you just can’t get enough, both the pizza and gelato are available for catering. Choose Mercurio’s for your special occasion, and you’re guaranteed to be the hit of the party.
Sienna Mercato there are three different dining areas situated in their one location. Each space provides a different atmosphere and vibe, in addition to an individual menu. The first space, Emporio, is a meatball joint located on the first floor featuring gourmet meatballs served with salads, soups, and a choice of pasta. On the second floor is Mezzo, an upscale Italian pizzeria. Pizzas range in toppings, from octopus, bacon, and clams, to pistachios, eggs, and squid. Mezzo also serves incredible wines, creative pastas, and delectable desserts. Finally, Il Tetto is the rooftop beer garden. Come here for happy hour to enjoy draft beers, select wines, and handcrafted cocktails, all while enjoying a breathtaking view of the city of Pittsburgh. Because every space and menu varies from the other, Sienna Mercato is great if you like to mix it up while staying in your comfort zone.