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Diners' Choice: Healthy restaurants in Pittsburgh / Western PA

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall healthy cuisine in Pittsburgh / Western PA? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Forge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (549)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Lawrenceville
About the restaurant
The Forge is a 21+ craft-cocktail and Mediterranean small-plates lounge. We invite our guests to spend their time with us imbibing custom-forged cocktails or locally sourced spirits, beer, and wine while enjoying our expertise in Mediterranean cuisine that we are committed to deriving from regional producers.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Good all around experience, very chilled will definitely go back.
A photo of Butterjoint restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2835)
$30 and under
French American
Oakland
About the restaurant
Butterjoint is a comfy bar and restaurant located in North Oakland. Our welcoming and eclectic atmosphere is appropriate for almost any occasion - whether it be meeting a friend for a drink, celebrating an important event, or relaxing after work.

Our menu is a mixture of familiar Pittsburgh foods (think pierogies, hamburgers, French fries) and French bistro classics (beef tartare, raclette, mussels), and seasonal classics that come and go throughout the year. We put care into our vegetarian dishes too, including making our own tempeh, falafel, and veggie patties from scratch. Menu items change frequently--usually every day--and reflect many long-standing relationships we have with farms and breweries in our region.

In addition to reservations, we also have a thirty seat bar that is first come, first serve. We don’t know exactly how old the bar is, but it’s at least seventy years old (probably older) and very cozy. Our friendly bartenders are here to make something you like.

Top review
SoniaS
Dined on May 20, 2024
We had a great time - it was a slower Monday night. Our server was fantastic and very helpful with the menu. We had pierogis, sauerkraut balls, lumps, French onion soup, crostini, chocolate cake, cheesecake, and rhubarb pie. The only one we didn’t love was the crostini, but even that was kinda tasty. Definitely recommend
A photo of Kaya restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2606)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Downtown
About the restaurant
Kaya's outdoor courtyard is now open!
There are 3 ways to order: Online, by phone or in person. Join us for a fun, casual outdoor experience. Mon - Thursday 4pm - 9pm or Fri -Sun from 12pm - 9pm.

Once you place an order, you will be notified by text when it is ready to pick-up from our walk-up window on 20th Street. You can choose to sit and relax at one of our colorful outdoor tables, or take it with you. We can't wait to see you!

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh's Strip District, Kaya's cuisine is inspired by the sea and sun, melding fresh, high quality ingredients with bold flavor and alluring preparation.

Executive Chef Marty Sons incorporates the culinary customs of the Caribbean Islands, South America, the Pacific and beyond.

The varied and complex menu and festive tropical drinks have made Kaya an award-winning dining destination for more than a decade.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Food was colorful and delicious. Service was excellent. A little loud, but it got a quieter, once certain patrons departed.
A photo of The PA Market restaurant
4.7
4.7 (168)
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Downtown
About the restaurant
**NO OUTDOOR RESERVATIONS** Outdoor dining is first come first serve. For groups larger than 10, please call us directly at 412-904-1332.

The PA Market is a two story European style market located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. Enjoy a full selection of cocktails and beers at our two cocktail bars, over 150 boutique wines from our Wine Library and five different cuisines to choose from! Whether you are on our cozy second floor, or enjoying the summer days outside in our courtyard or patio overlooking Penn Ave and Smallman, you are sure to have a great time surrounded by even better company!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
PA market was remarkably helpful. They accommodated a very large group on short notice. The wine was excellent and the charcuterie board and bread were fantastic as well. I wouldn't hesitate to take a big or small group there again.
A photo of Carmella's Plates and Pints restaurant
4.6
4.6 (663)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Carmella’s Plates & Pints is the first restaurant for co-owners, Carmella Salem and Michael Alberter. Our kitchen creates upscale comfort cuisine.
Our dining room has a warm and cozy feel due to the wood- beamed cathedral ceiling, open fireplace, taxidermy and stained glass windows that adorn the dining room. Our guests feel as though they are tucked away at some destination lodge that exists in the heart of the Historic Southside. Local meats are delivered daily with Wild Game plates on the menu such as our staple plates like the Bison Burger and Smoked Wild Boar Meatballs. We do have an intimate 60 seat dining room and ask that guests please call us for parties of 6 or more to make a reservation. Our expansive Whiskey Bar boasts over 500 Selections. Enjoy 11 Wines on Tap / 27 Craft beers on Tap / 11 Cocktails on Tap.

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Grace
Dined on May 17, 2024
This place was such a gem! The quaint and eccentric ambiance were enough to grab ahold of our attention, but the drinks were absolutely incredible! I have never had cocktails so impeccably done! The food was absolutely fabulous as well! We normally don’t stay for dessert, but we decided to try the tiramisu and the cookie skillet, and we were not disappointed! This place is a unique experience with exceptional service. We will definitely be back!
A photo of Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - North Hills restaurant
4.4
4.4 (293)
$30 and under
Japanese
Wexford
About the restaurant
Nakama Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is a hip, fresh approach to Japanese cuisine. Enjoy the knife wielding chefs & experience why Nakama has the absolute best tasting hibachi grilled steak, chicken & seafood as well as the best sushi in Pittsburgh. Nakama has won numerous awards including: Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant by Pittsburgh Magazine from 2005 through 2015.
Experience why Nakama is getting Pittsburgh's vote!! We are located at 10636 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA and in the heart of the historic South Side at 1611 East Carson Street.
Nakama features Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 5-7pm with specials on drinks & half off select appetizers in their huge cocktail lounge. Nakama also offers a well-priced children's menu. Gluten free options available.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 12, 2024
Came for Mother’s Day, service and food was great!
A photo of Threadbare Cider House restaurant
4.4
4.4 (87)
$30 and under
American
Northside
About the restaurant
Featuring our Threadbare house and experimental ciders by the glass, Wigle Whiskey cocktails, and craft sourdough pizza with plenty of family style seating inside the Tasting Room & outside on the patio! Dogs welcome outside on the patio. Cider bottles available for purchase too!
Top review
ellenp
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
Delicious pizza and loved the mead and cider flights. Live music made for a perfect night out. Would highly recommend. Can’t wait to go back when outside seating open.
A photo of The Cafe Carnegie restaurant
4.3
4.3 (407)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Oakland
About the restaurant
The Café Carnegie brings approachable cooking using responsibly-sourced ingredients to Pittsburgh’s favorite museums. The bright space features a comfortable full-service dining area with seasonal outside seating, and a walk-up espresso bar for a relaxing break on a museum visit.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Was there for a quick lunch. Had the burger and it was excellent. Love the fries and the service is always attentive and friendly. Overall, a fantastic experience for lunch.
A photo of Scarpino restaurant
4.0
4 (272)
$30 and under
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
We've designed a full-flavor, "good for the soul" kind of menu with quality ingredients in hopes that everyone will leave wanting more.
Top review
MeghanO
Dined on May 10, 2024
Our food was delicious and our server was very nice but it took FOREVER to get our food to the table. Considering there were only four other tables being served at the time we ordered, we could not understand the delay.
A photo of OTARU restaurant
4.0
4 (40)
$50 and over
Creative Japanese
Mt. Washington
About the restaurant
Step into the world of OTARU, an enchanting Japanese dining haven nestled in the heart of Pittsburgh. Immerse yourself in a culinary odyssey that seamlessly blends tradition, innovation, and the exquisite artistry of Japanese gastronomy. Our goal at OTARU is to transport you to the bustling streets of Tokyo, offering an extraordinary dining experience that goes beyond the ordinary.
OTARU is more than just a menu; it is a haven where the warmth of Japanese hospitality converges with contemporary elegance. Thoughtfully designed to reflect the minimalist beauty of Japan, our space invites you to indulge in intimate dinners, lively gatherings, and special occasions. Whether you're a seasoned sushi enthusiast or a newcomer to Japanese cuisine, we extend an invitation to embark on a gastronomic adventure with us—a journey where every bite narrates a tale of dedication, culture, and a profound love for exceptional food. Visit OTARU and uncover the soul of Japan through the art of dining.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
From the ambience to the service to food…everything was amazing! Would highly recommend
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