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HC Pitt’s Favorite Pittsburgh Restaurants

Here at Her Campus Pitt, we love to try new foods and share our restaurant recommendations. Whether you’re tired of dining hall food or you want to switch up your takeout order, there’s a restaurant on this list for you! Check out some our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants and give one a try! 

Cafe 33

This authentic Taiwanese restaurant in Squirrel Hill is absolutely delicious, and it even has outdoor seating! Check out the menu here to see all the dishes they offer.

Chicken Latino

This Peruvian restaurant in Beechview has the best chicken quesadilla and fried platanos that I have ever tried. They have a nice patio for outdoor eating, and their food is really reasonably priced! Check out their menu here!

The Porch

We might be biased due to its prime campus location, but The Porch is an awesome restaurant. Not only does it provide stunning views of Cathy while you dine, but the food is actually really great too. Check out their menu here.

Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room

From pizza to squid ink spaghetti, this restaurant situated in downtown has tons of yummy options to choose from. Outdoor dining here is a dream so check out their menu to start planning your next meal!

Everyday Noodles

At this Asian-fusion restaurant in Squirrel Hill, you can watch the chef cook your meal behind a glass window. It has fantastic food and is super inexpensive, so click here to view their menu!

Condado Tacos

I have yet to meet a single person who has not tried and loved Condado Tacos. With two locations, in downtown and Lawrenceville, their tacos will blow your mind. Check out their menu here to get your mouth watering!

Sienna Mercato

After seeing this dining view, do you need more convincing? This Italian meatball joint is worthy of a *chef’s kiss.* Check out the menu here!

Pie For Breakfast

This breakfast spot in North Oakland is known for – yep, you guessed it: pie. Their vinegar pie is delicious, but they have lots of other types of pies and plenty of breakfast options you can check out here.


You didn’t think there would be a Pittsburgh restaurant list without Noodlehead, did you?! This Thai restaurant in Shadyside is universally loved and super aesthetically pleasing. Click here for the menu and here for their Instagram for some food porn. 

Shady Grove

This American restaurant has something everyone will enjoy. It’s located in Shadyside and has outdoor seating and live music. Check out their menu here.

Over Eden

This rooftop restaurant and bar in Lawrenceville has the best ~vibes~. They have vegetarian and vegan options, so there’s something for everyone. Click here to check out their menu.


Does anyone remember a time without this iconic restaurant? If you haven’t tried one of Chikn’s spicy chicken sandwhiches then you haven’t tasted heaven on earth. Warning: Don’t be a hero when picking out your spice level. Your tongue will never forgive you. 

Park Bruges

This French-inspired restaurant will not dissapoint in ambience or deliciousness. Located in Highland Park, it’s the perfect brunch and dinner spot. Check out their menu here.


This Italian restaurant is adorable, and their pasta is incredible. It’s located in Shadyside, and its a great choice for a nice, relaxing dinner. Click here for their Instagram.

Gaucho Parilla Argentina

This South American steak restaurant located between the Cultural District and downtown is one of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh. With over 2000 reviews on Yelp and a 4.5 star rating, it’s definitely worth the hype. Drop what you are doing and RUN to this restaurant – or at least check out their menu!

There are so many incredible restaurants in Pittsburgh that we will probably never stop discovering new delicious places to eat! While we continue our food search, give some of our favorite restaurants a try!

Hi, I'm Olivia! I'm a senior at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a major in Neuroscience, minors in Spanish, Africana Studies, and Chemistry, and a certificate in Global Health! In my free time you can find me at the gym, listening to a podcast, or hanging out with my friends!
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