The Most Fun Restaurants in Pittsburgh

The diversity of food in Pittsburgh results from the city's former steel industry. Immigrants flocked to The Steel City for an opportunity – from the American South to the Italian countryside. With them, they brought their unique contributions, transforming the culinary scene. Although the steel industry has disappeared, the food traditions have not. Locals love their French fry covered salads, rare steaks, and all kinds of creative concoctions. But where do the savviest diners go to have a good time and a meal? Welcome to Tastemaker 20. We've collected data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Check out all these fun restaurants in Pittsburgh and book a table before missing out on the excitement!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Superior Motors, Scratch, Tree Tops Restaurant
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Braddock, Downtown, Acme
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Time
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Superior Motors

$$$$·American·
Braddock
1,363 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion

Widely recognized as one of the best eateries in America, Superior Motors also easily qualifies as one of the fun restaurants in Pittsburgh. It exists thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, and ...

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Scratch

$$$$·American·
Downtown
813 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Magic acts, live music, karaoke and music albums played directly from their original 78 rpm recordings make Scratch one of the most undeniably fun restaurants in Pittsburgh. The wood and brick buildin...

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Fit for Foodies in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Tree Tops Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Acme
1,213 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures that focused on organic architecture, and Tree Tops Restaurant was created with this trend in mind. Stone fireplaces, unprocessed wood and tons of foliage all co...

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Best Ambiance in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Siempre Algo

$$$$·American·
Downtown
328 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

At Siempre Algo Restaurant, one of the more noticeable signs says ‘Don't worry. Everything is going to be amazing.’ The eatery manages to follow through on this promise with great food, a welcoming en...

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Best Overall in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Morcilla

$$$$·Spanish·
Lawrenceville
1,149 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Cider maker dinners, beer brunches and hog butchering demonstrations are just small examples of why people believe Morcilla is one of the fun restaurants of Pittsburgh. These events are minute parts o...

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Best Overall in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh

$$$$·Fondue·
Downtown
759 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Double Date Fridays, holiday gatherings, fundraising opportunities and other featured events make The Melting Pot stand out as one of Pittsburgh’s favorite fun restaurants. Even without these affairs,...

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Romantic in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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The Vandal

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Lawrenceville
306 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem

How could an eatery known as The Vandal – complete with special events such as Sicilian dinner and All Rose dinner parties – not be considered one of the most fun restaurants in Pittsburgh? The decor ...

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Fit for Foodies in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Bonfire Food and Drink

$$$$·American·
Downtown
260 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Whether a guest chooses to sit on the first or second floor of Bonfire will dictate their dining experience. The Downstairs menu features smaller options with a few main courses – such as hanger steak...

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Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Carmella's Plates and Pints

$$$$·American·
Downtown
476 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem

For anyone who’s wanted to enjoy a meal inside a mountain lodge, Carmella’s Plates and Pints might be their best chance in the city. There's taxidermy, a wood-beamed cathedral ceiling, stained glass w...

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Huszar

$$$$·Hungarian·
Downtown
202 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem

It might be difficult to find Old-World Hungarian cuisine in cities, but Huszar offers just that in one of the most fun restaurants in Pittsburgh. They host exciting events – such as the Annual Bacon ...

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Best Overall in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Cornerstone Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Aspinwall
169 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual

The menu at Cornerstone is large and eclectic, and for many people, this is enough to qualify as a fun restaurant in Pittsburgh. As it turns out, their discount tacos and beer during Happy Hour is suf...

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Outdoor Dining in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Texas de Brazil - Pittsburgh

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mt. Washington
3,776 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Anniversaries

There are plenty of steakhouses throughout the city, but none are quite like Texas de Brazil. After enjoying a nice salad, imported cheeses and other starters, guests are greeted by a continuous line ...

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Most Booked in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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North Country Brewing Co

$$$$·Pub·
Cranberry
370 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Just walking up to the rustic English-style pub that is North Country Brewing Company is enough to alert patrons that a fun restaurant in Pittsburgh is about to be discovered. This place looks like it...

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Mallorca Restaurant

$$$$·Spanish·
Downtown
1,177 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Looking for the perfect combination of a fun restaurant in Pittsburgh and delicious seafood? Look no further than Mallorca. In addition to sea dwelling fare, they also offer specialty meat selections ...

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Altius

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mt. Washington
4,750 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

With featured art from the James Gallery, completely unique globe lighting, massive windows for spectacular city views and avant-garde sculptures throughout, it’s hard to deny that Altius is one of th...

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Best Ambiance in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Plum
569 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Those seeking contemporary American cuisine in a kid-friendly environment need to visit Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar. Live music, fundraisers, Spanish wine pairings and specialty dinner nights mean ther...

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Fit for Foodies in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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