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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CIOPPINO RESTAURANT & CIGAR BAR
This sophisticated space is known for its decadent menu and popular cigar bar. The outdoor patio offers a similar atmosphere, welcoming us to a secluded and peaceful place for dinner and a glass of wine. Or, skip straight to dessert! The gluten-free lemon blueberry cake starts with lemon zest cake and is topped with lemon curd; a blueberry layer; and a white chocolate, poppy seed, and almond bark. A delicate, glazed lemon crowns the creation, making it the queen of summer sweets.
Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar, 2350 Railroad St., Strip District. 412.281.6593.
With entrees cooked to perfection and drinks made to impress, Eleven boasts some of the most delectable food in Pittsburgh. Its historically revived warehouse building in the Strip District adds to the luxurious atmosphere, even as you take your meals outside. With dishes like prime beef ribeye, soft shell crab, and tuna tartare, your entire party is sure to find a dish that will awe.
Eleven, 1150 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.201.5656.
If you’re looking for drinks with bright colors and food with a pop, make your way to Kaya! The Caribbean and South American influences on the menu and décor make it one of the boldest and most flavorful restaurants of its kind. You’ll love sipping its whimsical and creative cocktails out in the warm sunshine. It’s like taking a tropical vacation without having to leave the city.
Kaya, 2000 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.261.6565.
LUKE WHOLEY’S WILD ALASKAN GRILLE
When it comes to getting a fix of fresh seafood in the ‘Burgh, Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille is the place to go. The restaurant serves up creations of delectable catches with wonderful presentation. Get in touch with the outdoors as you enjoy mouthwatering dishes, such as the Mexican Shrimp Volcano. The blackened Baja shrimp plate sits atop lobster bisque smashed potatoes, paired with char grilled asparagus.
Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille, 2106 Penn Ave, Strip District. 412.904.4509.
We usually stop by Marty’s Market to fill up on the local and nutritious products we need for the week. This summer, we’re also frequenting the spot for its outdoor café and new craft beer shop. Partnering with sustainable farmers and producers in the region, the Strip District spot churns out seasonal, made-to-order selections. Stop by for breakfast or lunch during the week, brunch on the weekend, or dinner Wednesday through Saturday starting July 8.
Marty’s Market, 2301 Smallman St., Strip District. 412.586.7177.
Break homemade bread and dig in to fresh pastas at Osteria 2350. The outdoor dining section is set back from the bustle of Penn Avenue, making it ideal for a quiet dinner for two. This summer, we recommend the Lemon Farfalle, made with lemon-infused housemade pasta, asparagus, lobster claw, and crab meat. The lightness of the dish pairs perfectly with the sunny patio.
Osteria 2350, 2350 Railroad St., Strip District. 412.281.6595.