Morcilla (3519 Butler St.) and Cure (5336 Butler St.), Lawrenceville.
Justin Severino has a knack for executing international cuisine with regional flair. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients and season-shifting menus, Severino’s inventive, Mediterranean-style dishes have played a vital role in Pittsburgh’s growing food scene since Cure opened in 2011.
Other Finalists2nd: Bill Fuller, Big Burrito Group
3rd: Richard DeShantz, Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group