When I reviewed this restaurant, it was ranked 114 in Pittsburgh--let's get it up higher! It definitely deserves it. I recently had one of my favorite meals there.
My husband took me for my birthday--we had a reservation (they take reservations only, I believe).
I had the best salad I've ever eaten--grilled romaine with a chipotle caesar dressing (not too spicy), cornbread croutons and pinto beans. For dinner I recommend the ricotta gnocchi with beef tongue which are homemade, very fresh. I am not a fan of beef tongue, so I asked them to omit that, which they did. Also try the grilled brussels sprouts.
Drinks are great, too. Husband had an old fashioned and it came with a big spherical ice cube--nice touch. I had a ginger beer + strawberry syrup. Spicy!
The menu changes all the time; in fact, if you're checking the menu online and are really excited about ordering a particular item, call first to make sure they plan on making it that day. According to the website the menu is updated online by 3:30 daily, but I'd still call to be sure.
The only cons were that the waitstaff was not particular helpful. They didn't make recommendations to us, and didn't exude a sense of pride for the food they were serving. They were just "there," like you'd expect a waitress to be at a diner. Another con is that the place is very small, and thus noisy.
I think it's a BYOB with a $9 corkage fee. They do have a liquor license, though, because they serve alcohol.
If you're coming from out of town, know that Regent Square is a quaint suburb of Pittsburgh, close to other hip, vibrant suburbs like the East End, Point Breeze, Shadyside. Within Regent Square there are coffee shops and a small theatre that plays indie films just a block away, so you could make it an evening. Squirrel Hill and Shadyside are driveable within 10 minutes.
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