The Most Fun Restaurants in Pittsburgh

The OpenTable Team

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!

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

Superior Motors

$$$$·American·
Braddock
1,369 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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 KickstRead more
92% recommended
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Scratch

$$$$·American·
Downtown
712 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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 woRead more
95% recommended
Healthy in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Tree Tops Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Acme
872 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
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 toRead more
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Cenacolo

$$$$·Italian·
North Huntingdon
205 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
People find excitement in different things, and for those who would enjoy monthly pasta classes, foods faithful to Italian traditions and décor from the Old World, Cenacola is the Read more
96% recommended
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Revival on Lincoln

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
582 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Simply the name 'Revival on Lincoln' makes it sound like an eatery would be a fun restaurant in Pittsburgh, and the popular dining destination certainly doesn’t disappoint in this Read more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Siempre Algo

$$$$·American·
Downtown
235 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 Read more
98% recommended
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The Twisted Frenchman

$$$$·French·
East Liberty
363 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Those seeking classic French fare in one of the more fun restaurants in Pittsburgh shouldn’t miss The Twisted Frenchman. It's situated in the historic Royal York Auction Gallery anRead more
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Morcilla

$$$$·Spanish·
Lawrenceville
956 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
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 eventRead more
98% recommended
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The Melting Pot - Pittsburgh

$$$$·Fondue·
Downtown
502 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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 wiRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Pittsburgh / Western PA

The Vandal

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Lawrenceville
218 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 PiRead more
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Bonfire: The Upstairs

$$$$·American·
Downtown
118 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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 – Read more
97% recommended
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Carmella's Plates and Pints

$$$$·American·
Downtown
310 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 ceilRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Huszar

$$$$·Hungarian·
Downtown
163 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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 Read more
100% recommended

Cornerstone Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Aspinwall
77 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 duriRead more
91% recommended
Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Texas de Brazil - Pittsburgh

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mt. Washington
3,280 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 bRead more
87% recommended
Steakhouse in Pittsburgh / Western PA

North Country Brewing Co

$$$$·Pub·
Cranberry
215 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
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. ThisRead more
97% recommended
Kid Friendly in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Mallorca Restaurant

$$$$·Spanish·
Downtown
1,181 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 speciaRead more
86% recommended
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Altius

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mt. Washington
4,117 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 thatRead more
96% recommended
Romantic in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Plum
371 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 dinRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Green Forest Restaurant

$$$$·Brazilian·
Penn Hills
643 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Groups
Serving as the area's first Brazilian Churrascaria, Green Forest Restaurant has brought South American cuisine to the heart of Pennsylvania. Watching 18 different meats carved tablRead more
86% recommended
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