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Re: “Aviva Brick Oven

Best brick oven pizza in the region. Salads are fresh and huge and their apps meatballs pastas and eggplants are made daily quite the gem. Full bar with an excellent selection of wines and craft beers

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Posted by Chelsea on 07/26/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

A bar ultimately becomes what it's clientele forces it to become. Kelly's is no exception. Before this area of East Liberty turned into Shadyside-East, Kelly's used to be a hole-in-the-wall local spot that only neighborhood people knew about...and then all the doofus hipsters discovered it and now it's yuppieville central. Just another local joint subverted in the service of "progress."

Posted by Sandoz on 06/11/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Redfin Blues

This restaurant is a great find and the view is the reason for the visit. Service was great and our meals came quickly. You won't be disappointed and don't listen to the snobs that give this place poor reviews, it truly is s wonderful place to go!

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Posted by Batman on 06/07/2015 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

Super rude staff! I stopped in early this evening with my husband and son to grab a quick bite of dinner. Immediately upon entering and walking towards a booth, I was approached by a waitress saying very rudely "We are 21 and over, ALWAYS!" No hi...no I'm sorry...nothing. If this is the case, I get it. Just approach me with a better attitude and a little more respect. As we headed to the door, I stopped at the bar to get a food menu, figuring we'd just order takeout and eat at home. Same story from the bartender... a very rude "we are 21 and over." I said that all I wanted was a takeout menu, to order food to go (my son and husband were already headed out the door.).
The bartender rolls his eyes, walks away and begrudgingly gets me the menu.
I walked out, threw it away and will not return. You have lost a regular customer.

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Posted by JeanS on 05/16/2015 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

Keep Kelly's a real pittsburgh blue collar bar! It's the best. The negative posters here probably prefer the suburbs to actually living. Kelly's has a soul just like the city. Deal with it.

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Posted by Friendly east ender on 03/17/2015 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

I moved to Pittsburgh in 2009 and just happened to check out Kelly's after going to a show (on a Monday, no less!). The place immediately resonated with my love of craft beer, stiff cocktails, and good food. The rotation of $4 daily specials offers a low-risk foray into trying mixed drinks that you might not be familiar with, and they are all great! Every time I have been to Kelly's (at least once per month since '09), the bartenders have offered friendly conversation, expertly made drinks, and fair prices. The DJ on the weekends isn't my taste, but otherwise, it's a great place to start the night.

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Posted by Adult_with_valid_ID on 03/09/2015 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

I go to Kelly's dozens of times a year--and have for as long as I've lived in Pittsburgh. It is the go-to place for me and my friends (hipster academics in our early 30s). The music gets a little loud. It's a little dark and cramped. But the tofu bites and fireflies can't be beat.

It sounds like the last reviewer is just butthurt because someone finally told him he can't have something. I'm female, petite, and have had 6 drinks in a two-hour span multiple times and have not gotten cut off. Last reviewer and co. were too drunk to be served and are pissed at being publicly shamed. His nonstop rationalizing gives it away.

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Posted by Kelly's is great on 03/04/2015 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Kelly's Bar & Lounge

I own a small business that recently moved into East Liberty, near Kelly's.

After an early dinner/business meeting we decided to walk across the street to Kelly's to wait out rush hour, as our one friend had to drive through it to get home.

The 3 of us are all educated middle aged professionals with families. We hung out at Kelly's for about 1.5 hours, during which time I had 2-3 very weak rum and cokes. The guy was pouring exactly one shot in tall glasses. I had no buzz whatsoever and was actually more hopped up on the caffeine. If it hadn't been freezing cold outside we would have gone somewhere else.

One of my colleagues, a male who is much larger than me, had about 4 very weak mixed drinks, and our other friend (the only one who was driving) had 3 beers. Remember, this was also after we had eaten an early dinner, and we were there for around an hour and a half.

This little stoner bartender with dreds down to his waist who looked to be about 24 cut us off and said "This will have to be your last round. You've had enough". Well it was going to be our last round because I had already asked for the check, but I have never in my life been cut off at a bar. It was insulting, embarrassing, and completely uncalled for.

None of us were drunk or talking loudly or misbehaving in any way. I have no idea why the stoner kid (we are all about twice his age) felt he needed to cut us off. It made absolutely no sense. There was hardly anyone in there and they clearly needed the business, so why insult your clientele unnecessarily??

I asked the kid if we had done anything to offend him or if he thought that were acting drunk and he said no, but that we had had a lot of drinks in a short time frame.We did have a few drinks, but there were 3 of us, we had just eaten dinner, and two of us were very large men.

We all have kids and get out about once a month if we're lucky, so we did have a few, but two of us were taking the bus home and were not a danger to anyone, nor were we drunk, and the other guy had 3 small beers on a full stomach over 1.5 hours.

My biz partner said the last time he took our employees there for happy hour that he received bad food and rude service from the same kid.

Kelly's lost a lot of money by alienating a person that owns a 20 person biz nearby. They are officially off of our company happy hour list - where we routinely drop a couple hundred for happy hour.

Lots of better choices in East Liberty. Better food, better drinks, better atmosphere, and nicer wait staff. As a former waitress I was apalled

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Posted by Cut Off?? on 02/24/2015 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Spice Island Tea House

I love this place. There is no wine or beer but you can bring your own. The portions are enormous so you will be taking food home. Everything I have ever had here was wonderful. The staff are also great. The only problem is finding parking. But there is a small lot behind the restaurant. Bon appetit.

Posted by Mark Lussky on 12/10/2014 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Soho

I've not eaten at this restaurant for some time, but WOW!!! was the food fantastic when I did! Great Risotto, fantastic steak, service was wonderful and the portions were great too. I recall it being a bit pricier than $11-$19/plate, but honestly...it was well worth it.

Posted by Reece on 11/24/2014 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Papaya

What a nice place to eat. Great customer service and friendly staff. The food was and is, always fresh and distinctly different. Try the soups, the Tom Kha is special..

Posted by Dave and Marty on 11/02/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “The Original Pancake House

Good food, very bad service. I move from one table to another because of a very busy place and I was ignored the whole meal. Could not get ketchup or sugar free syrup. But they did bring my check. No second cup of coffee. I complained and got 20 per cent off not worth it.

Posted by Donald Wertheimer on 10/05/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Thai Cottage

Eating here has me longing for the Green Mango to return to Regent Square..

Posted by Nettie Glickman on 09/27/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “The Elbow Room

Please update the address. They moved from Ellsworth to Walnut ages ago. Their old address is now the home of 1947 Tavern.

Posted by Jessica Duell on 09/25/2014 at 2:52 AM

Re: “Eat 'n Park

whoa.. Eat and Park is a faux restaurant that probably has little fresh food, other than fruit and salad and even that is questionable... Maybe the bread was never frozen;yet I believe most things served were.. Ok so the eggs weren't.. Let's not quibble over drivel; rather accept that this restaurant's food is sub standard and at times scary.

Posted by Nettie Glickman on 09/12/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Eat 'n Park

Wow!
Deep psychological issues there Steve. Need to get (back?) on meds!

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Posted by Kaile on 08/28/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Del's Restaurant

As one of the oldest standing original resturaunts left in Bloomfield, Dels delivers the quality families expect, at a price they don't dread! As for Red Lion Reggae Band, WE WANT MORE! WHERE ARE THEY PLAYING NEXT?

Posted by Mike Randolph on 08/13/2014 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Cucina Bella

Always great!

Posted by David Pirain on 07/30/2014 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Union Pig & Chicken

Over-priced, over-done hipster garbage. Pretentious and lousy service with high prices to boot, this is the worst of all worlds. A true sign of the hyper gentrification of East Liberty. Where a real down home BBQ joint might have stood we now have this temple to foodie BS. I wantd to like this place but there was nothing tasty on the menu, everything was over cooked and too smoky. The sides were also rather shoddy. While it is owned by an accomplished chef, his skills do not extend into all realms of cookery. Time to shut down so a trendy yogurt chain can move in!

Posted by FredArbuckleJr on 07/29/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Redfin Blues

RUBBISH! No better than the myriad of "best fish sandwich in town" offerings at every bar in the city. Just paying for a view.

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Posted by BOBFM#1 on 07/29/2014 at 2:38 PM

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