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Pittsburgh - recommendations for dinner on the South Side before marathon

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truman | | Apr 29, 2013 06:40 AM

We're coming to town this weekend for the half-marathon, and trying to make plans for an early dinner Saturday night. Details, constraints, and preferences are as follows:

- 4 adults (me, DH, and my parents) + 1 preschooler (= the reason for dinner to be early!)
- prefer to be on the South Side to be close to hotel
- prefer something "basic, old-school" Italian, not upscale - I've seen a lot of recommendations for Dish but that's not going to work for us for this meal
- ideally, they will take reservations and be kid-friendly (but kids' menu not necessary)

My dad did some research and found the 17th Street Cafe - any thoughts on that place, or alternatives?

Thanks!

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