Scratch

4.7
815 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.
For Tea Service from 2-5, the table is yours until only 5 pm. Any reservations made for 4:30 will have the table until 5:30. We are excited to bring a tea service to our restaurant to accommodate people during the day.
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.

Experiences

  • Weekly Pre Fixe

    $45.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    A weekly pre fixe menu at Scratch & Co. Each month, on Thursdays, we will showcase a pre fixe menu. Reservations are recommended as only a limited number will be available for people who wish to experience it without a reservation. Please alert us to any dietary restrictions. Menu for the month can be found here http://scratchandcopgh.com/pre-fixe
  • Sunday Tea

    $26.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Sunday Tea at Scratch & Co. Seating is at 3pm and each guest will receive 3 tea sandwiches, bread with butters & jams for the table, a macaroon & scone, and tea from Tupelo Honey Teas. Please note any allergies and whether you need gluten free or vegan tea sandwiches and sweets. A full menu can be found at http://scratchandcopgh.com/tea For Party sizes larger than 8, please call the restaurant at (412) 251-0822
  • New Year's Eve Dinner

    $85.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    A New Year's Eve pre-fixe at Scratch & Co. Full Menu available at http://scratchandcopgh.com/new-years-eve Please note any dietary restrictions in your reservation.
What 815 people are saying
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SarahH
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the Thursday Prix Fixe menu and it was delicious!

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TriWalk
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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MichaelR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Great food and atmosphere! Live jazz at Sunday Brunch!

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Genevieve
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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NateCooks
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous waiter! Fabulous food!

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LindaP
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attention to detail, scrumptious through every course.

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Mike
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice meal last night. All the food was great and so were the drinks.

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Clashbear
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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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AlexisB
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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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BGracin21
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall I love this restaurant. However, this time I got the Givetch, which was overcooked and mushy and st

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Karen66
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! We were able to get a last minute reservation on a Saturday for 5pm just as they opened and were seated on the deli side, which is away from the more lively bar area. (Both sides have a cozy welcoming vibe however). Our server was very attentive & helpful as it was our first time visiting. We were unaware of the burger special & one in our party would have been excited to have tried one, so that was really the only hiccup to the evening. The bar menu was very solid with a nice array of wine choices & cocktails made with local spirits. Local beers were also represented. We started with a light & refreshing tomato & cucumber salad. For our mains, the fried chicken was very delicious, as was the pork loin. The cacio a pepe was uniquely prepared with a different noodle choice & less parmesan but was still pretty tasty. In all it was an enjoyable relaxing experience. We look forward to exploring the menu further & visiting the bar side!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I this is a Restaurant for real Foodies! The food is absolutely delicious. Plus the service is outstanding.

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Queequeg0925
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Very underwhelming tea experience. I've been to afternoon tea at many other places and this was just...not good. Our bread was stale, the sandwiches were tiny, and we could've had a better time for less money at home. We were so excited to try this and so disappointed - it was nowhere near worth what we paid for what we were actually served.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Scratch several times for both tea service and for dinner. Everything we’ve had has been absolutely delicious. All the staff is super friendly and welcoming. This has become one of my favorite places

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MicheleS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable place, good food, drinks and service.

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PJP3rd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice menu, thoughtfully prepared with high level ingredients. Cool cocktails, and a decent wine list that could be expanded just a bit...

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vipCollector
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Multiple vegetarian options and robust cocktail menu. Great service and COVID aware. Multiple off menu offerings became available after I asked a few questions. All Fresh and tasty. The after dinner port pour came in a wine glass, but otherwise a top notch experience across the board.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! A foodies paradise.

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PMcB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed delicious meals in a warm and interesting space. The service was no intrusive yet very responsive and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drink menu was varied, great service

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KT15214
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Scratch not only because of their fresh dishes, but also the vibe! So homey and affordable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious and the service is friendly and warm. This is definitely a foodie restaurant.

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Buenasvibras27
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Scratch and were happy to return after a long absence with Covid. The new set up is very nice with hosting artwork of various different artists. The menu items were fantastic as usual. We miss the the king trumpet mushroom dish though. We had the GF fried chicken which was delicious! Would love to see some GF desserts on the menu as well. We will be back again!

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Dianne
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scratch is one of our favorite restaurants. There are no routine dishes on the menu, all are truly a treat. Specialty drinks are too!

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vipTwinOne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome night out and are so grateful to the whole staff for their knowledge, attentiveness and good humor. The varied menu assured that everyone in our party had something that was delicious. The cocktail menu is super special - creative and delicious! Thanks!

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IlanaD
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We've been to Scratch several times before but this time was not up to par.

The menu has been pared way down (maybe due to Covid)....but there were maybe 4-5 choices for dinner 1 burger, 1 chicken, 1 Veggie, 1 Pasta and maybe one other. The noise level (music) made it hard to converse even though we were seated in a booth with high sides.

The food was fine - but in the past it was really stellar - Overall I was disappointed

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vipBobABooey
Pittsburgh
95 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Scratch. First time in month's we've been there and several interior changes in decor were nice as well. Brought along 4 first-timers to dinner and all raved about the quality of food, drink, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The combination of flavors and quality of food was outstanding! We ordered the gf fried chicken and pork loin … both were delicious! We also enjoyed shopping in the area where Scratch is marketing their own products. The apple butter and blueberry lemon jam was excellent. It would be nice to have a “low or reduced” sugar option.

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vipTinaG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Jazz Brunch was awesome! Great food and music.

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McKenna
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a special dinner and 5 star treatment in celebration of our anniversary with a complimentary champagne toast to boot. Extraordinary service and warmth, what a gem of a place. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Fresh ingredients, wonderful flavors, awesome service! Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. It’s for a serious foody. Fabulous dishes both big and small. Service is friendly and top notch. And, even though I’ve only been there three times so far, I already feel like family there.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great night at Scratch and Co. for our anniversary! Their cocktails and wine selection were both great, and we loved our entrees, especially the cacio e pepe. My only regret is not getting an appetizer or two, having gone for the cheese plate instead (which was delicious) — guess we’ll have to go back! Don’t miss the apple pie pierogis while they’re there, absolutely worth the trip for those alone. Thanks again Scratch and Co!

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vipvhinpgh
Pittsburgh
119 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The menu was too limited. No fish option. Vegetarian options were basically appetizers. Service was good and experience was fun, but would’ve liked more options.

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Millie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant is loud. Overall the food is excellent. My husband said that he would have liked some type of sauce on his steak but that was the only complaint out of the six of us. Service was slow but only because it seemed like there wasn’t enough staff. The staff seemed to really be hustling. I would definitely go back.

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BethanyS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was amazing! Really appreciated that all of their food is locally sourced. Also staff are all full-time with benefits which is a great model. We will definitely be going back!

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Scratch is rated 4.7 stars by 815 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.

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