If you’ve just moved to the Squirrel Hill area, or are contemplating buying in the neighborhood, you’ll want to read this dining guide with five delicious options to try once you’re all moved in. Click on the title of each restaurant for more information.
Taiwanese cuisine comes to Squirrel Hill in a converted laundromat behind the Shady Ave. Starbucks. As unsavory as that description sounds, this café is the epitome of cool. Potstickers are a must-try as are the mini soup dumplings with absolutely decadent dipping sauce. Not to be missed either are the just slightly crispy scallion pancakes served around a thick piece of beef.
This Lebanese-American restaurant has earned rave reviews for its simple, healthy cuisine. There are multiple locations across the Pittsburgh area, but the Squirrel Hill version is a standout. Their traditional kabobs are perfect for a busy takeout night when the family is running around. Don’t forget some of tantalizingly good hummus as a side.
This neighborhood bar and grill is a cozy spot for meeting up for a girls’ night or taking the family for a weekend dinner. The restaurant has called Squirrel Hill home for over 30 years, so chances are you’ll meet quite a few regulars during your visit. Their Buffalo wings are a standout, and their burgers and BBQ chicken sandwich are not to be missed. Best of all, they have a great kids menu with sliders, chicken fingers, grilled cheese or a grilled chicken salad.
For those nights you just don’t want to go out, Napoli Pizzeria does dinner for you. Order online through Eat24 and get delicious, melt-in-your-mouth pizza, calzones, hoagies and more. Napoli also recently started delivering six-packs, rounding out your perfect pizza night.
We couldn’t finish this list without adding a dessert place! If you’re craving a sweet treat, Pink Box Bakery Café is the neighborhood place for you. Enjoy items like organic banana chocolate cake, almond brittle cookies, bubble tea and more. If you’re looking for a great place for a birthday cake, their cakes are impeccably decorated.