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20 top Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh

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20 top Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh

The development of Italian cuisine mirrors the country’s rich political and geographic diversity. Mediterranean influences bring fish and olives into culinary creations, carefully handcrafted ziti, cavatelli, and other types of pasta hail from southern Italy, and exquisite desserts such as tiramisu find origins in the north—combining for a tasty eating experience renowned for its ability to bring people together.

With over 90,000 establishments offering Italian-style dishes here in America, there are endless options to consider when craving the flavorful, savory tastes of “The Boot.” In order to help find the best Italian restaurants in Pittsburgh, Stacker looked at the rankings and ratings provided by Foursquare, which considers user check-ins, ratings, tips, and menu items.

Click through these slides to see if your favorite trattoria made the list.

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#20. Piada Italian Street Food

Address: 3600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.2
Price: $$

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#19. Lidia's Italy

Address: 1400 Smallman St., Pittsburgh
Rating: 7.9
Price: $$$

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#18. Villa Reale

Address: 628 Smithfield St. (Strawberry Way), Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.0
Price: $$

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#17. DiAnoia's Eatery

Address: 2549 Penn Ave. (26th St.), Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.2
Price: $$

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#16. Pizzaiolo Primo

Address: 8 Market Sq., Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.0
Price: $$

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#15. Legends of the North Shore

Address: 500 E. North Ave., Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.2
Price: $$

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#14. The Enrico Biscotti Co.

Address: 2022 Penn Ave. (at 21st St.), Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.6
Price: $

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#13. Senti Restaurant and Wine Bar

Address: 3473 Butler St. (35th), Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.5
Price: $$$

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#12. Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room

Address: 139 7th St. (Penn Ave.), Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.5
Price: $$

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#11. Giovanni's Pizza and Pasta

Address: 123 6th St., Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.5
Price: $

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#10. Girasole

Address: 733 Copeland St., Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.2
Price: $$$

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#9. Monte Cello's

Address: 2198 Babcock Blvd. (Thompson Run Rd.), Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.3
Price: $$

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#8. Rico's

Address: 1 Rico Ln., Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.5
Price: $$$

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#7. Arancini House

Address: 615 Washington Rd. (Academy Ave.), Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.8
Price: $$

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#6. Sienna Mercato

Address: 942 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.6
Price: $$

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#5. Sienna Sulla Piazza

Address: 22 Market Sq. (Market Sq.), Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.6
Price: $$$

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#4. Emporio A Meatball Joint

Address: 942 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.9
Price: $$

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#3. Alla Famiglia

Address: 804 E. Warrington Ave. (Asteroid Way), Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.9
Price: $$

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#2. Il Pizzaiolo

Address: 703 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh
Rating: 9.1
Price: $

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#1. Piccolo Forno

Address: 3801 Butler St, Pittsburgh
Rating: 8.6
Price: $$

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