We’ve all heard that old saying that the best things in life come in small packages. Discover just how true that old saying is when you visit these 10 tiny restaurants in Pittsburgh that promise a delicious meal and a cozy atmosphere.
1. Micro Diner – 221 Shiloh Street, Mt Washington, PA 15211
Embrace the coziness of Micro Diner, a family-owned restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine in or take out at Micro Diner, which welcomes guests Monday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m., Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 a.m., and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2. Dish Oteria and Bar – 128 South 17th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine - with a focus on the Sicilian and Mediterranean - at Dish Osteria and Bar, a quaint restaurant that features a daily dinner menu. Dine at Dish Osteria and Bar Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
3. Waffalonia – 1707 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Sometimes nothing hits the spot like piping hot waffles, maybe topped with fruit and ice cream. Waffalonia serves guests authentic Liege waffles, Belgium's most popular waffle. Stop by the tiny Waffalonia Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
4. Spak Brothers Pizza and More – 5107 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Place your order then play a few old-fashioned video games as you wait for your meal to arrive. Perhaps best known for its pizza, Spak Brothers' menu features pizza, hoagies, salads, and sides. Spak Brothers is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
5. Gaucho Parrilla Argentina – 1601 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB) to the quaint Gaucho Parilla Argentina featuring Argentinian dishes made on a wood-fire grill. Closed Sunday and Monday, Gaucho Parilla Argentina welcomes guests Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
6. Lola Bistro – 1100 Galveston Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Enjoy comfort food and a cozy atmosphere when you visit Lola Bistro. The menu features international dishes - both vegetarian and meat centric - such as vegetarian lasagna and Scottish salmon fritters. Dine at Lola Bistro Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and for Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
7. Conflict Kitchen – 221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Conflict Kitchen, a takeout restaurant, features a smattering of outdoor seating, beckoning diners who enjoy a unique dining experience. Serving cuisine from a country with which the United States is currently in conflict, Conflict Kitchen welcomes diners daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
8. Winghart's – 1505 E Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Kick back and relax at Winghart's, a small but lively restaurant that serves such favorites as pizza, wings, pierogies, mac and cheese, and salads. Drop by Winghart's Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday through Sunday from noon to 2 a.m.
9. Smiling Banana Leaf – 5901 Bryant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Authenticity defines the Smiling Banana Leaf, which specializes in homemade Thai food. The tiny Highland Park restaurant welcomes guests Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
10. Point Brugge Cafe – 401 Hastings Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Treat yourself to traditional Belgian cuisine, prepared fresh, at Point Brugge Cafe. The menu features such dishes as Brugge frites, chicken Milanese, and carbonnade flamande. Visit Point Brugge Cafe Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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