Edited by Rachel Jones
Written by Jayla Andrulonis, Kristen Check, Katherine McGrath, Kelsey Peart, Ruby Scalo, + Gabriella Sekowski
Photographed by Michael Fornataro
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Since 1939, this third generation eatery has kept the dream of great Italian food alive in the Washington area. This summer, we’re loving the Peppers Angelo and the Italian Flatbread. Light and fresh, these appetizers are filled with seasonal vegetables and are wonderful for savoring in a group setting. We swear these plates taste even better while sitting on the beautiful outdoor patio.
Angelo’s Restaurant, 2109 N. Franklin Drive, Washington. 724.222.7120.
The giant patio at Bigham Tavern is relatively new, but definitely a must-see for the season. Located adjacent to the bar, the space is tented, just in case the weather does not cooperate, and seats more than 70 people. It is the ideal spot for the restaurant’s wing night, or to take your friends to a Saturday or Sunday brunch. Summer brunch specials include shareable pitchers of popular cocktails and Corona buckets!
Bigham Tavern, 321 Bigham St., Mt. Washington. 412.431.9313.
BISTECCA STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR
With a great view of the racetrack, Bistecca Steakhouse & Wine Bar at The Meadows Casino offers a fantastic setting for an eventful evening out. This summer, order from a selection of fresh seafood specialties or the restaurant’s signature, juicy steaks. With live racing on the track every Friday from now through August, you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy tableside wagering and delicious dishes.
Bistecca Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 210 Racetrack Road, Suite 200, Washington. 724.503.1510.
With its folding window wall bringing the outside in, Bistro 19 is an enjoyable place to get the fresh tastes of summer straight from the farmers market. Sweeten your stay with the decadent S’mores Truffles for dessert. A sophisticated version of the campfire classic, it’s sure to be a huge hit with your taste buds – especially if you add the spiked ChocoNutchata, a blend of ice cream and Rumchata, on the side.
Bistro 19, 711 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.306.1919.
DOUBLE WIDE GRILL
A standard for South Side residents, Double Wide Grill is a great place to hang out with friends of all kinds. As one of the few dog-friendly eateries in Pittsburgh, the laid-back grill allows you to bring your canine friend the next time you’re in the mood for a cold draft beer and some of the best barbecue in the city. Be sure to mark your calendar for the Third Annual Lucky’s South Side Dog Festival on June 28!
Double Wide Grill, 2339 E. Carson St., Southside. 412.390.1111. / 100 Adams Shoppes, Mars. 724.553.5212.
You will feel like you’ve been transported to Italy when you take a seat at the intimate patio of Il Pizzaiolo. Its new menu has expanded to include an exciting variety of delicious wood-fired pizzas and pastas. Stop in and try the Bandiera “Flag” Pizza, topped with marinara, bianca, and prosciutto arugula. Add a glass of vino, and that’s amore!
Il Pizzaiolo, 703 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.344.4123.
JACKSONS RESTAURANT, ROTISSERIE, & BAR
A sophisticated space in industrious Southpointe, Jacksons Restaurant, Rotisserie, & Bar is known for its eclectic menu and open kitchen setup. Try the light-as-air crabcakes — trust us! To elevate the experience, the restaurant even offers special “Wine Down” events every Friday through September.
Jacksons Restaurant, Rotisserie, & Bar, 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg. 724.743.5005.
MALLORCA / IBIZA
Located in South Side, Mallorca offers the finest cuisine from the heart of Spain. With an award-winning wine list to pore over, you’ll find the varietal that speaks to you. Pair it with a signature dish, like the flambéed Portuguese sausage (above) or the Brazilian lobster tail stuffed with crabmeat. For more outdoor seating, head next door to Ibiza for its happy hour and late night tapas specialties. Valet parking is free at either location.
SPOONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
Perfected in a 15-barrel brew house, Spoonwood Brewery’s craft beers steal the show! In addition to ales and lagers that could please any craft beer connoisseur, dishes made with locally sourced ingredients also delight, achieving their goal of enhancing the enjoyment of the beer.
Spoonwood Brewery, 5981 Baptist Road, Bethel Park. 412.833.0333.
Art, food, and good vibes collide at Studio AM. Artist Baron Batch and in-house Chef Steve invite you to their vibrant, eclectic space on the weekends for dishes like succulent BBQ Shrimp and leafy greens, or the Angry Man Burrito with scrambled egg, spinach, cheddar, sausage, onion, peppers, and Studio AM’s signature Angry Man salsa. For a boozy brunch, feel free to BYOB and sip out on the outdoor seating, coming this summer.
Studio AM, 225 E. 8th Ave, Homestead. 412.631.0320.
Walnut Grill’s Wexford, Fox Chapel, and Bridgeville locations offer spacious outdoor seating in the summer months. We love the heirloom caprese salad, made with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, grilled asparagus, basil, and a balsamic reduction on top. For an equally summery drink, go with Eric’s Famous Frojito.
Walnut Grill, 1595 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. 412.564.5746.