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Salt of the Earth - CLOSED

5523 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3512
+1 412-441-7258
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Jul 29, 2015
“Sadly lamenting the departure of Salt”
Jul 18, 2015
“So creative, delicious and closing forever any day now.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5523 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3512
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed it. If you like fresh seasonal dishes, original pairings, fabulous wine and cocktail selections, and a great lively (but not too loud) atmosphere, you will too. Has a great urban vibe. Staff knowledgeable and helpful,...More

Thank tpnyc
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Salt of the Earth is a wonderful restaurant- the food is like art on a plate!!!! and the flavors are just remarkable. I would recommend this place!!! Make reservations for the upstairs seating for a more private eveing or you can sit downstairs at the...More

Thank vanmac
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Kevin Sousa has become Pittsburgh's top gun chef. He takes the common or old dishes and transforms them into pure delight. Salt is his first and top of the line, but don't neglect Union Pig and Chicken, several blocks away. It has unbelievably good barbecue....More

Thank mfm304
Reviewed May 18, 2012

I almost never give 5 stars but Salt was terrific. Superb food, humble service, pleasing decor, moderate prices. What's not to like? If you prefer stuffy formal and ostentatious service then go somewhere else. We shared one salad for two of us and that was...More

Thank JakeCincinnati99
Reviewed April 23, 2012

From the octopus and risotto appetizers to the veal and hangar steak entrees to the delicious fig infused digestif, this meal was incredible. Every plate is an amazing assemblage of flavors and textures, and the presentation is beautiful. It's absolutely top notch. This was our...More

Thank HCB_11
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Great food.. But if you have Celiac and a dairy allergy the menu becomes quite small! There was only one App and one entree my wife could have.. Also they ran out of the Ribye By 6 pm on a Saturday night..The food was amazing...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed April 7, 2012

The menu is on the wall which is a giant chalkboard. It is hard to read except for the large print which says no substitutions (the chef has a big ego and does not believe in customers having it their way). The place is small,...More

3  Thank IrishGeary
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Innovative and flavorful dishes using a little molecular gastronomy by Chef Kevin Sousa. Great atmosphere, nice ambience,creative well priced drinks. Get a seat at the cook's counter early or sit family style and meet others enjoying what you will order next time!!!

Thank Elliec2008
Reviewed March 25, 2012

We had a great meal recently at Salt and wanted to take our cousin from NYC there to celebrate after a production of his play here in Pittsburgh. Salt met and exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere was hip and the service was excellent. And of...More

Thank Pitt87dmd
Reviewed March 24, 2012

Most of the food is outstanding but parts need work. The scallops, duck and the hangar steak (minus the kimichi) were incredible. The combination of flavors was incredible and just plain yummy. The dessert was another story. Its hard to mess up dessert but they...More

1  Thank Intrepidtraveler53
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  • Address: 5523 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-441-7258
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