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.
We have recently made renovations to our dining space. If you are unable to make a reservation, please call and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We appreciate the support of our outdoor dining services this past year. Currently, there are no plans to have regular outdoor dining service. We look forward to seeing you when we have special events, including live music, this summer.
Reservation settings are as follows, if you need an extended reservation please give us a call:
2 Persons: 90 mins
3-4 Persons: 2 Hours
5-6 Persons: 2 Hours 30 Mins
7+ Persons: 3 Hours
Side Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)
5th Season greens, Made pickled red onion, choice of dressing: blue cheese / ranch / beet vinaigrette
Cheese Board (Vegetarian)
mascarpone, ricotta, mozzarella, Batch jams, fresh berries, crostini
Fried Chicken (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free)
thigh and leg, Gluten Free Goat corn biscuit, Scratch Made hot sauce, chicken gravy, choice of (2): fries, coleslaw, mac n' cheese, mashed potato
Love this place. Go to for date night. Warm friendly and the food is amazing. Great options for everyone. Also off the beaten path so to speak. Love Troy hill. Will be back over and over again
Scratch is a great dining experience. Staff is attentive and accommodating. Food is outstanding (and very interesting)!
I will come back often. The new menu is amazing!!!
It used to be really good. I’m not sure what happened the menu was way too limited. Heavy dishes for spring. Not nearly as good as it was a few years ago it’s different. The meats boards were small bread was dry
We’ve been coming here for years. It never disappoints!
This is a special place for a lot of reasons. Food, Staff and culture are awesome.
We love scratch for its menu and service. We like the changes to the dining room set up too.
Great place, inventive food, ever changing menu with great gluten-free and vegan options. Great drinks. Service was excellent and Friendly. Can’t wait to go back!!
Love this place. Inventive menu. Outstanding service. Great drinks and great chef!
We love Scratch. Consistently a favorite dinner spot for us. Casual inviting ambience, upscale inventive menus. We love this restaurant and will be back as much as possible.
Terrific vibe! The duck confit was out of this world. Honestly, like we were back in France. The rock playlist was pretty awesome too.
Food and drinks were fantastic!! Server seemed to be the server, bartender and had to run back inside and outside.
Delicious dinner and loved the ambiance.
Awesome food. Awesome service. Great cause. tips go to charity. Great date night vibes. Grab some dinner here of you can
We absolutely love this place! Exceptional service, cool atmosphere, and FANTASTIC cuisine. A true Pittsburgh gem!
Very nice place. Corner restaurant. Service could have made the experience better. Staff was friendly. Food was very good. Great Vegan options and cool relaxed atmosphere.
Great restaurant. Reasonable prices and a great atmosphere.
What a wonderful little place we stumbled upon met one of the owners while we were there wonderful convo on why they are working on for the future with sustainable goods they will sell in house that they use for their food also and everything is locally sourced I think it’s wonderful for the community and love their enthusiasm towards it. Best of luck guys. As far as the food it was hoagie night and it was to die for was prime rib and brined turkey and a pasta salad that was out of this world so delicious and I recommend the old fashioned it was perfect. Cheers
Delicious food, great service. Wonderful neighborhood vibe.
Scratch is a Pittsburgh treasure. It's an easy drive up the hill from the North Side to Mt. Troy, and the food is always healthy, unique and cooked to perfection. Local meat and always good selection of interesting, main dish vegetarian options. Also a great selection of specialty liquor and liquors (like Amaro). Awesome place.
We’ve been to this restaurant many times and have loved the food. Apparently there is a new chef and we are very underwhelmed. Unfortunately I don’t think this restaurant will stay on our go to list. :(.
The service, atmosphere, and drinks were great. The food menu, though, was very limited and the entrees a bit lacking, in our opinion. Just be sure to check the menu before you go.
Just loved the way Scratch has pivoted for Covid. We felt so safe, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left - all the necessary precautions were taken and then some.
Ordered a perfectly paired bottle of wine for the beet grain bowls, had a side of fries, then a fall cocktail to round it off. Menu is curated, and each item is absolutely delicious! 10/10 would recommend. And as if their food and drink weren’t enough, they donate to a food bank in lieu of tips! Such a gem in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill.
The new menu is disjointed such as salads not complementing entree options. And the food isn't really a known style. My cannelloni tasted neither sweet not savory and the mushroom bechamel was thick. Fairly disappointed with this new experience compared to past visits. I won't go back.
Always great food and dining experience. Doing a great job working through the Covid-imposed restrictions too.
I enjoyed sitting outside in the neighborhood. It was active, but not noisy. My cannelloni was really good as was the veggie bowl shared with my wife. the portugese potatoe and kale stew was fair, bland small and pureed
Our experience was not good. Truth be told, not all was the fault of Scratch. There was a car alarm, the continued to sound during our meal. A PAT bus decided to do a U-Turn while were eating (cause terrible smells and sounds).
What Scratch could control ... I felt that their menu had "bait-and-switch" pricing on their wine list. We wanted to order a bottle of wine and were then told that the price on the menu was not the price. We needed to add 20.00 to each bottle for "corkage fee". Now, I've heard of a corkage fee at BYOB establishment to cover the cost of being able to use their glasses and settings. However, we were purchasing the bottle from Scratch. It changed the price of a La Marca Prosecco to almost 45.00. That was insanely expensive.
The food was just okay. Just an overall flop of an experience. I will not go back.
Fantastic night. Can’t wait to go back. Staff made us feel very safe
Great, safe outdoor dining
Service could have been better.
Really felt the waiters did not care much if we were there or not.
Food was good.
Awesome concept with people who are dedicated to keeping people safe during COVID, providing high quality food, creating sustainable processes and giving back to the community. Excellent as always.
Pleasant experience in spite of CoVid restrictions. Food was great!
I had been to Scratch 2 years ago and loved it so was looking forward to taking a friend from out of town there. Nothing was the same. NOTHING. I knew/understood we’d be eating outside due to covid. But the menu had dramatically changed into more of a deli vs farm-to-table healthy restaurant that I fondly remembered it to be.
I had a hard time choosing. Because nothing sounded that appetizing. It’s more of a takeout menu vs restaurant anymore.
I wish they had changed there name when they changed everything else about their business. So disappointing.
Great staff, food and drinks! Really doing well with masks, Covid etc Love Scratch!
Food was delicious, enjoyed the atmosphere, will be going back!
Scratch creatively adapted to the current environmental controls and with the city's cooperation, secured access to a blocked-off street to create an outdoor dining facility. I imagine it is ideal as the sun is setting, for much of the street is exposed to sunlight and I did not see any sun umbrellas. We benefited from one of the few tables deep in the shade of the restaurant building.
This our first visit. They have adjusted their menu a bit due to COVID. All of our food was excellent. We really enjoyed the vibe and service.
Fermented veggies were very good! Fries were heavily salted but great flavor and nice thick “potato patch” style of a cut. I had the pulled pork and wasn’t crazy about the sauces or pork, it lacked flavor. My brother had the burger and I stole a small piece and it was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! Service was good, a little slow to take our order and slow to give us our check considering we were the only ones in the restaurant. I also serve so I’m a bit picky on service. Also told him I didn’t like the pork and he had no response., I only had 2 bites. He didn’t offer anything else, didn’t offer a discount or removal from the bill.
Our first time in this restaurant. Very slow service due to current covid situation, perhaps. Food was great and our server was attentive. But, not sure if one hour wait for our food (ordered mostly sandwiches) to get to our table is worth the second visit.
Scratch is rated 4.5 stars by 728 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.