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Top 25 Places to Eat in Pittsburgh



Photo by Siempre Algo

Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like Oak Hill Post tucked away in Brookline. From fine dining to taco food trucks — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat in Pittsburgh.

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Topping this year’s 25 Places to Eat list is Siempre Algo, a small, American eatery located on the North Side that’s known for their high quality food and top-notch service. 

Pro tip: You’re going to want to make a note of these spots, so we made it easy for you. For great businesses at your fingertips, get the Top 25 to-go. Follow this collection on Yelp.

  1. Siempre Algo (North Side) 

Cuisine:  American (New)

What they’re known for: Chef-driven seasonal menu, Wagyu Beef Cheeks

Yelpers say: “The ingredients are one thing. They were superb. But then the kitchen took those ingredients and applied exceptional skill, time, and technique to make things that were truly special. The wait staff was cheerful, prompt, and knowledgeable too, but it was the sheer quality of the food that stood out.” -Scott P.

  1. Arepittas (Downtown)
Photo of Arepittas by Carlos A.

Cuisine:  Venezuelan

What they’re known for: Venezuelan street food, empanadas, and arepas

Yelpers say: “Delicious, fresh, authentic! Venezuelan street food is excellent! A great, casual dining option in the heart of downtown.” -Bob L.

  1. Oak Hill Post (Brookline)
Photo of Oak Hill Post by Ana A.

Cuisine: American (New)

What they’re known for: Biscuit sandwiches, burritos, breakfast

Yelpers say: “Food was awesome, literally not one complaint. Every single thing was so good! We each ordered a different breakfast sandwich & then got the biscuits & gravy to share. I’m not kidding when I say THE BEST biscuits & gravy we’ve ever had in our lives! I don’t even know how that’s possible but WOW. Service was good, everyone was very friendly. I appreciated that very much.” -Ashley D.

  1. Bahn Mi & Ti (Lawrenceville)
Photo of Bahn Mi & Ti by Mike M.

Cuisine: Vietnamese

What they’re known for: Bahn mi, rice bowls, bubble tea

Yelpers say: “I had the pleasure of eating a couple banh mi sandwiches last week, namely the special cold cut and the char siu (xa xiu) versions.  The bread, right off the bat, is fresh and perfectly made for its intended purpose.  The meats are high quality and what I would expect from an authentic Viet restaurant.  I sampled their beef stew and sugarcane drink as well – yummy stuff!  Service was top notch and interior decor inviting and warm.” -Ken L.

  1. Cilantro & Ajo (South Side)
Photo of Cilantro & Ajo by Business Owner

Cuisine: Venezuelan

What they’re known for: Venezuelan street food, empanadas, the Pabellon bowl

Yelpers say: “I went here a few weeks ago and it was a ton of fun! I decided to go for two different arepas, the Arepa Pabellon and Arepa Reina, and both were absolutely to die for. They were filled with an insane amount of meat and cheese to the point where it was falling out! The staff was super friendly and gave some awesome food recommendations when we were there that led to an awesome experience!” -Dante M.

  1. Diners 2+1 (Squirrel Hill)
  2. Bae Bae’s Kitchen (Downtown)
  3. Pabellon (Banksville)
  4. JJPOKÉ (Oakland)
  5. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina (Downtown)
  6. Cafe Du Jour (South Side)
  7. Pitaland (Brookline)
  8. Onion Maiden (Allentown)
  9. Edgar’s Best Tacos (Strip District)
  10. Madonna’s Mediterranean Cuisine (Downtown)
  11. Las Palmas Carniceria (Brookline)
  12. Fig & Ash Wood Fire Kitchen (North Side)
  13. Senyai Thai Kitchen (Shadyside)
  14. Grandma B’s (Hill District)
  15. Two Sisters (East Liberty)
  16. The Forge (Lawrenceville)
  17. Yoshino (Shadyside)
  18. Don’s Diner (North Side)
  19. Secretos De Mis Abuelos (Uptown)
  20. Tocayo Taqueria & Tequila (Shadyside)

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top Places to Eat in the Pittsburgh area according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurant category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. This list looked at businesses in the Pittsburgh area.  All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 23, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 23, 2022.

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