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Scratch, Pittsburgh, PA
Scratch, Pittsburgh, PA
Scratch, Pittsburgh, PA
Scratch, Pittsburgh, PA
Scratch, Pittsburgh, PA

Scratch

4.7
4.7
843 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Scratch & Co remains open for business. Given the recent blooming of Covid-19 cases in Allegheny County, we will be requiring proof of being fully vaccinated by CDC standards for our dine in services with the exception of those who have had covid in the past 90 days.

This policy was put in place in the interest of our friends & family, and began enforcement beginning 12/31/21. We would like to thank all of our guests for their support.

All staff will be working in the restaurant adherent to the same vaccination policy and will be wearing masks at all times, as well.

In the Troy Hill neighborhood on Pittsburgh's Northside, Scratch & Co serves as a haven for those in search of a regionally-inspired dining experience who don’t want to deal with pretense.

We strive to strike that elusive balance of comfort and creativity in a space that is designed to set you at ease, whether you are here to dine, shop, or take in some Pittsburgh-based art.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 251-0822
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We would love to cater your event to your specifications. Please contact don via email at hello@scratchandcopgh.com to discuss.
  • Private party facilities
    The BarSeats up to 50Hand-made booths and a bar made from recycled flooring with a vein of anthracite coal running down its center.Our bar is perfect for any number of occasions: from happy hours to fundraising activity, to more refined experiences.
  • Private party contact
    don@scratchfoodbev.com: (412) 425-4959
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Froman
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    The Port Authority Transit number 4 stops just across the street from the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 843 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

843 Reviews
  1. Isaac

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food and service you can find in Pittsburgh!

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  2. SherriB

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice ambience, really wonderful service. Will definitely come back.

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  3. Allie

    Pittsburgh

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Scratch continues to be a go to for comfort food. Eclectic interior isn't super cozy and worked better pre-COVID. Felt safe and able to distance from other diners. Service was excellent this time.

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  4. ManEatFood

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have mixed feelings about this place. Let me first start by saying the service was great and they made things right. Cocktails are pretty good as well, although pricey. That aside, I feel this establishment either needs to A) Knock down their prices for food and drinks about 30% or B) up the portion size and food quality. I frequent butterjoint, Sullivans, Butcher & the Rye, Tambellinis, etc., which are all about the same price range and provide much more satisfaction. Several things missed the target at our table, and while I feel they were adequately remedied by our server, the issues take root in the kitchen and are not the servers responsibility. A 6 oz filet is not equivalent to two 2 oz pieces. All the potatoes at our table were cold, and proteins over cooked. There’s potential here, but something has to change to reach its full potential.

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  5. Melissa

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Scratch and it was an all around excellent experience! Food was delicious and perfect portion size. Wine was good and our server was casual but attentive. Staff were all friendly and they had a great playlist going (but not too loud). I will definitely go back and highly recommend Scratch!

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  6. SouthHillsDiner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday Brunch. Liked the jazz band but was a little loud and could not hear others talking. The service was just okay. Wish the servers would have been a little more attentive to the tables. The food was good, but for the price the serving portions were small.

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  7. KelseyG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scratch had an awesome jazz band playing for our brunch which was a pleasant surprise!

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  8. HoneyH

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time at Scratch. Our waitress was great, so pleasant and helpful. The food was great, didn’t hear a single bad review from all nine of us. We tried almost everything on the menu between us and loved it all. Felt safe with their Covid policy. Couldn’t say enough good things about it

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  9. JudyR

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The four of us remarked the food was delicious and the choices and ingredients were fresh and different. We all had the strip steak and the chocolate dessert and olive oil cake. Eating hear is always an adventure. The seevice is always friendly!

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  10. TRajS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Bakery side is not worth it as far as ambience, and food (veg) is okay. Drinks were great! Service was great!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and cocktails. Servers was laidback, knowledgeable and helpful. Seats are a bit stiff, but otherwise great place.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place. Food is amazing. Great value. Sadly last night there was only one waiter for the whole dining room meaning the service was a little slow, but the staff was still very kind, friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Seating was a little uncomfortable as we had a plastic chair and a bench seat close to the entrance and got hit with a cold draft every time the door opened. Nonetheless highly recommend this place for a nice dinner!

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  13. JustineR

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Scratch. It is somewhere we go as often as possible. They are all about service and taking good care of people. The food is so well prepared and the choices are all delicious. I never get tired of going! Recommend highly!!

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  14. AmandaM

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love to patronize local, neighborhood restaurants, especially those off the beaten path. Scratch did not disappoint! It's a relatively small menu but has a surprising number of choices and many vegan and GF options. Loved the drink menu and had a great selection of wines too. Really enjoyed the ambiance and our service was top notch. Highly recommend!

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  15. Tlseles

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place! We were super happy with their Covid protocol. The food is always very innovative and delicious. I especially love the cocktails.

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  16. GEORGET

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant/Bar is outstanding and menu is excellent....unfortunately the pork loin was extremely undercooked. We'll go back, but very disappointing.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent for the NYE dinner. Our food arrived as quickly as we ate and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We enjoyed every course thoroughly. What a beautiful holiday.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    NYE dinner was great! Perfect 5 course mail! Food was really good!

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  19. RichP

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, Josh our server was super friendly and helpful and jazz during Sunday brunch was delightful!

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  20. VirginiaIsForDiners

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was the big disappointment as the menu knowledgeable was poor and kept saying “you guys”- like 20 times. It was overly casual for a more expensive restaurant. Food was very creative and prepared well!

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  21. nj188

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, beverage, and service at Scratch were outstanding! Can't say enough about the service and quality of all the plates and drinks we ordered. I would highly recommend Scratch for casual dining or a special occasion!

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  22. Crystal

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fluten free and vegan menu. Service was great. Ambiance was contemporary and eclectic.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was just alright. They ran out of the 14once ribeye and they replaced it with the 8 ounce strip steak was was stringy and still charged us ribeye price. Kind of a ripoff overall.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Scratch is amazing. It’s my go-to restaurant when I want to guarantee a great night out.

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  25. Buenasvibras27

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Scratch was one of our pre-Covid favorites and continues to be. I miss some of the items on the old menu, especially the King Trumpet mushroom dish. Food and drinks are always outstanding!

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  26. JeffreyT

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner!! We ordered a wide variety of appetizers and entrees and each one was fresh and prepared perfectly. Special thanks to our server and the owner/chef for making us feel so welcome. Scratch is a hidden gem that should be on everyone's must dine list.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Excellent menu. And the cocktails are spot on.

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  28. SarahH

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose the Thursday Prix Fixe menu and it was delicious!

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  29. TriWalk

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great Sunday brunch. The food is excellent. The jazz is lovely, and still allows for conversation. Our server was attentive, but also let us linger over conversation.

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  30. MichaelR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! Great food and atmosphere! Live jazz at Sunday Brunch!

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  31. Genevieve

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was able to snag a table on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and treat my family to a delicious Scratch dinner. They had options for everyone’s dietary restrictions and the service was amazing.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to see gallery exhibit of Dylan Critchfield Sales. Food was delicious. Service was slow but tolerable. Will be taking friends there soon.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been two Scratch 5 times and am always amazed. This time I went to brunch and it was delightful- especially loved the 3 piece jazz band and the way the chef specially prepared gluten AND dairy free versions of their GF dishes for my sister’s dietary needs. This place is superb!!!!

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  34. NateCooks

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance were incredible, there was live music and the liver mousse was delicious- what more could you ask for? Easily one of the best places my wife and I have eaten at in Pittsburgh, huge kudos to the whole team at Scratch. P.S. the potatoes with feta were absolutely out of this world.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous waiter! Fabulous food!

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  36. LindaP

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attention to detail, scrumptious through every course.

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  37. Mike

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really nice meal last night. All the food was great and so were the drinks.

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  38. Clashbear

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent live Jazz on Sunday morning. THe booths are very roomy and give it a private feel. The food was fresh and excellent. WE did get there a little late for brunch and a few items were already sold out but they accommodated us greatly. WIll go back!

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  39. AlexisB

    Pittsburgh

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's my second time at Scratch after a great first experience. I was a bit disappointed with the food the second time around. The food actually tasted good, but I was surprised by the small portions. The herbed zucchini and squash was one of the smallest dishes I've ever had (it was more like an amuse-bouche). Even my fellow diners were making fun of the dish's portion. Same thing for the main dish: The Givetch was flavorful, but the size of dish was pretty small. The desserts we ordered were forgettable (the pumpkin bread and the pot de creme duo). The ambiance in the restaurant was lively and the service was excellent. However, based on the food portions only, I'm not sure I would go back again to be honest.

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  40. BGracin21

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small, but creative, locally sourced food and drinks. Service was enthusiastic and friendly, but not pushy or invasive. We had the marinated olives, and zucchini and squash appetizer to start. My wife had the vegan Gevetch and I had the pork loin. We shared apple pie pierogis for dessert with French press coffee. All were excellent.

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Scratch is rated 4.7 stars by 843 OpenTable diners.

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1720 Lowrie St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Froman
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    The Port Authority Transit number 4 stops just across the street from the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (412) 251-0822
  • Catering
    We would love to cater your event to your specifications. Please contact don via email at hello@scratchandcopgh.com to discuss.
  • Private party facilities
    The BarSeats up to 50Hand-made booths and a bar made from recycled flooring with a vein of anthracite coal running down its center.Our bar is perfect for any number of occasions: from happy hours to fundraising activity, to more refined experiences.
  • Private party contact
    don@scratchfoodbev.com: (412) 425-4959
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