I just had a quick visit to Pittsburgh and enjoyed two good but different Italian meals. Zarra's, in Oakland, had really good old-school Southern Italian food.I shared an eggplant rolantini app and had the spicy Williams Jr. spaghetti with sausage (homemade). Superb marinara sauce, fresh pasta, delicious garlic bread, and a homemade salad dressing on a good fresh salad. Piccolo Forno, in Lawrenceville, was more a contemporary trattoria concept. Nicely restored interior with exposed brick and stained wood.Everything looked great coming out of the kitchen (especially the pizzas) and my pasta fagioli soup and salad were fine. Both are highly recommended.
3801 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201