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Lidia's Italy Pittsburgh

412-552-0150  •  $$$
ADDRESS: 1400 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

CUISINE: Brunch, Italian

FEATURES: Full Bar, Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly

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Lidia Bastianich, James Beard award-winning chef, author and TV personality, has opened several successful Italian restaurants across the country, including Lidia's Pittsburgh in 2001. Bastianich visits her comfortable Strip District spot, with its white-clothed tables surrounding a large fireplace, several times annually to help train chefs in preparing the Italian-American specialties first popularized in her New York City restaurants. Along with the daily pasta tastings, you'll find real Italian classics such as lemon chicken with capers and olives. Full bar. Serving lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. Sat-Sun brunch 11 am-2:30 pm. "The kitchen features the flavors of [Chef Lidia] Bastianich's native Friuli, the far northeast corner of Italy, bordering on Slovenia and Hungary. You can have pasta with red sauce, but there are other items unique to that Italian region: fricos (fried Montasio cheese with savory fillings); mussels Trieste-style (laced with Tokai); and ground meat-stuffed cabbage (braised with sauerkraut, tomatoes and garlic)."
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Lidia Bastianich, James Beard award-winning chef, author and TV personality, has opened several successful Italian restaurants across the country, including Lidia's Pittsburgh in 2001. Bastianich visits her comfortable Strip District spot, with its white-clothed tables surrounding a large fireplace, several times annually to help train chefs in preparing the Italian-American specialties first popularized in her New York City restaurants. Along with the daily pasta tastings, you'll find real Italian classics such as lemon chicken with capers and olives.

 
"The kitchen features the flavors of [Chef Lidia] Bastianich's native Friuli, the far northeast corner of Italy, bordering on Slovenia and Hungary. You can have pasta with red sauce, but there are other items unique to that Italian region: fricos (fried Montasio cheese with savory fillings); mussels Trieste-style (laced with Tokai); and ground meat-stuffed cabbage (braised with sauerkraut, tomatoes and garlic)."
- Gayot
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Full bar. Serving lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. Sat-Sun brunch 11 am-2:30 pm.

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