Where can you nosh on homemade pastachiotti, pierogies, Pad Thai and one of the country’s best burgers all on one avenue? Toss in a seasonal Saturday Market, a slew of distinct eateries, bars and pizzerias, and award-winning restaurants and cafes, and you’ve got Pittsburgh’s own foodie enclave. A virtual United Nations of Gastronomy, boasting authentic eats from all around Europe and Asia — as well as nouveau American fare and hometown culinary favorites — Bloomfield has earned and surpassed its status as “Pittsburgh’s Little Italy.”
Conveniently located in the middle of the Burgh, Bloomfield’s Liberty Avenue, as well as it’s many quaint side streets, has emerged as a top-notch dining destination for both city dwellers and residents of the region. And unlike many Pittsburgh neighborhoods, food and drink can be come by at all hours in Bloomfield, from classic diner breakfasts served ’round the clock and easy-on-the-wallet lunch buffets, to outdoor dining and late-night tapas.
Dubbed home to some of the city’s best sausage, sandwiches, burgers and brews, Bloomfield boasts more than 45 eateries on its neighborhood menu. At many long-time Bloomfield staples, three generations of bakers, butchers and chefs are still whipping up secret family recipes, from sweet salami to wedding soup.
If one Pittsburgh neighborhood could host its very own show on the Food Network, it would have to be Bloomfield. Any conversation about Bloomfield will inevitably involve food. So whether you’re grabbing a slice on the go, stocking up on homemade pasta or craving upscale bistro fare, Bloomfield’s got your all of your culinary needs covered. With Bloomfield originals like Donatelli’s, Del’s Bar and Ristorante and Lombardozzi that have been feeding Bloomfield families for some 50 years, to brand new restaurants like Fukuda and Ginza, Bloomfield is known for its thriving district of independent family-owned eateries.