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Re: “Della Terra Italian Bistro

Della Terra is amazing! Their food is delicious and all homemade. their five course meal tasting is amazing and so worth trying! Everyone is very knowledgeable able the food and how it is prepared and which part of Italy it comes from. Della Terra is by far the best restaurant in pgh.

Posted by Katie Marie on 06/14/2017 at 5:31 AM

Re: “Pig Iron Public House in Cranberry is a sort of hybrid of sports bar and family restaurant

great place ... pulled pork is out of this world ... enough beer for everyones tastes

Posted by John Baker on 06/01/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “The Revel half of Revel & Roost is a worthy destination for a casual dinner Downtown

We're mostly annoyed when we go to Revel and Roost. We always want it to be great but it never really is. The managers are frequently running around trying to look busy and important and every time we're there it's really slow. What's the problem? The servers are nice-ish, meaning they're polite enough but if you really ask about the menu or a beer on tap, they get annoyed and grumpy that they actually have to work (and by work I mean answer a question!). My husband asked for an IPA and the server brought him the wrong beer. He knew it was wrong but drank it anyway because she disappeared and he didn't feel like getting into it. When she came back, he asked about the beer he actually ordered and she said oh we haven't had that beer for months, our draft list is never up to date! Ok, those managers I mentioned that are running around, trying to look busy? Why don't you update your draft list and train your servers properly? The atmosphere is always odd and lackluster. For the expense and location, step it up!

Posted by MC on 05/10/2017 at 12:59 AM

Re: “The fine-dining Union Standard opens in Downtown Pittsburgh’s landmark Union Trust building

5 paragraphs of things that weren't complimentary... then finally a few sentences about things they did just "OK". yet still receives a CP Approved review. Hmmm Lol what a joke this column has become

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Posted by ShirtBoy on 05/03/2017 at 7:18 PM


My grandmother was an executive chef at the cheese cellar for years. I was a young child/into a young teen when she worked there and I miss it dearly. Think about it often and wish it was still around.

Posted by Erica Yount on 04/22/2017 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Classic sandwiches get great new presentations at Allison Park’s Stak Shak

Their food is very good and the decor is super cute. However, it's difficult to enjoy any of that because the seating is SO UNCOMFORTABLE!! The bar seats are especially uncomfortable and instead of wanting to linger over a nice dinner, we couldn't wait to leave. They have a fantastic cocktail, craft beer, and wine menu and we were so excited to try this great new place near our home. Unfortunately, it's just not pleasant to hang out there. The bar stools are actually painful! Too bad.

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Posted by Wexford Lady on 02/08/2017 at 10:22 PM

Re: “The Vandal in Lawrenceville offers an assortment of fusion cuisine in a casual setting

these hipsters overcharge for everything and absolutely CANNOT cook or brew a decent cup of coffee. $12 for a biscuit and coffee?!? once again the city paper like the post gazette are a bunch of empty white rich kids with zero credibility

Posted by vandal sux on 10/18/2016 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Istanbul Sofra

For the 1st time we went to this restaurant. It was good that we went so now we know that we do not have to bother with this restaurant!
- very strange arrangement it is like a house and they take you through narrow hallways to a room furnished with the cheapest furniture that seems to be made from matchbox wood. If you touch these short wooden chairs they fall. They are so short even for me only 5'2! The table so short your knees uncomfortable. They stuff people around these little furniture and they keep adding more of these light wood furniture that at times people might put food in the mouth of the person stuffed next to them.
There was no coat hanger so I put my jacket on one of these chairs. The manager said he needed that chair so I told him he can move my very fine wool jacket and he dropped it on the bare floor!!
My food was so small that I could not believe it. My stuffed egg plant was so small that it would fit into 2 table spoon. There was like 1 tea spoon of ground meat on it. The eggplant was bitter. there was two sides with this food in two containers same size as your dressing for your salad at restaurants. Not to be so hungry we asked for bread. It seems they make it. But the bread was basically slightly heated though. After two bites you would feel pain in your belly. Every thing was so cheap and unprofessional. Do not recommend it at all!

Posted by nana on 10/13/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Smallman Galley in the Strip offers four restaurant options

Yeaaa wutang

Posted by Hillyhill on 09/10/2016 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Totopo Mexican Kitchen and Bar in Mount Lebanon offers Mexican-American favorites

Can't agree more with your assessment - Chi Chi's 2.0 with worse service. Vastly disappointing.

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Posted by Marcy on 08/31/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Check out The Abbey on Butler Street, in Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville

The Abbey's Smoky Provolone Burger is amazing... I dream about this burger in between visits.

Posted by Pittsburghing on 08/03/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Check out The Abbey on Butler Street, in Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville

I mean, the place is fine - better than most of what Lawrenceville has been regurgitating lately. These descriptions, though, are wildly exaggerated and inaccurate.

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Posted by Reasty on 07/27/2016 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Check out The Abbey on Butler Street, in Pittsburgh’s trendy Lawrenceville

Deeply Old World atmosphere? Iconoclastic? Pittsburgh's newly hip clientele?



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Posted by Reasty on 07/27/2016 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Pig Iron Public House in Cranberry is a sort of hybrid of sports bar and family restaurant

There twice, soggy pierogies each time. Such easy food to cook!!

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Posted by Becca1292 on 06/10/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Isaly's West View

I am looking for the recipe from Islays sweet & Sour salad dressing.......LOVE IT and is has been so very long since I enjoyed it. Years ago my sister-in-law and I would go to Monroeville Mall where they had an eat n Islays and we both always got that salad, loving the dressing......anyone have the recipe? Many thanks Pat Serakowski @ joenpatski72@zoominternet.net

Posted by Pat Serakowski on 06/05/2016 at 1:52 AM

Re: “Station is a hip little restaurant and bar in Bloomfield

I love station. the bartender always has great recommendations for both food and awesome drinks. it is a great place to grab two forks and share each dish with a friend. I enjoy the variety of ingredients -- each bite makes you pause and enjoy the flavors to come. kind of like an everlasting gobstopper!

Posted by Karen Hannon on 05/28/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Insurrection AleWorks in Heidelberg offers lively beer and sandwiches

Thanks for the write up . I'll try Insurrection tonight at about 4pm. Hopefully my buddy Jake Henny is pourin' beers.

Posted by Sam Leonard on 05/12/2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Nicky's Thai Kitchen

This Thai restaurant is authentic and out of this world flavors of food. It's a must try if you're in Pittsburgh! Tom Yum Soup is very good, restaurant's specialty Pad Thai is awesome!
My favorite Masaman Curry. I love Nicky the owner very humble talented cook, Eddie the head chef is a terrific cook too!

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Posted by Nina Guerra on 04/28/2016 at 12:23 AM

Re: “The Summit, on Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington, hews to the gastropub spirit

Do Scarpaci's next! Wednesday is wing night, and standup comedy starts at 10pm. The wings are great and the beer is nearly free. Plus I can smoke in between wings without having to go outside.

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Posted by Lenny from Bridgeville on 04/27/2016 at 9:07 PM

Re: “The Summit, on Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington, hews to the gastropub spirit

Thanks for visiting, reviewing. I have to mention-- all cocktails are $6 during happy hour (5p-7p). This makes it affordable for locals to meet here regularly for the highest quality cocktails.

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Posted by Sam Leonard on 04/27/2016 at 9:01 PM

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