Now that the weather is getting cooler, we put together nine cozy and comfy places to visit in Pittsburgh.
1. Meat & Potatoes
Enjoy some serious comfort food at this Penn Ave. gastropub. The pappardelle with bolognese sauce and garlic bread is perfect for a cold winter’s night and their Manhattan cocktail is an instant warm-up. 649 Penn Ave., 412-325-7007, Visit Meat and Potatoes website here.
2. The Butterwood Bake Consortium
This dessert café located in Lawrenceville is the perfect place to head to if you’re craving some sweet treats. The cozy atmosphere is perfect for enjoying their cake and pie by the slice and local KLVN coffee and espresso. They’re open until 11 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday which is perfect for those post-holiday shopping excursions. 5222 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201, 412-781-0218, Visit the Butterwood Bake Consortium here.
Classic Italian food and a cozy atmosphere make for the ideal place to go when you want a delicious meal. Enjoy Tambellini’s famous fried zucchini, fresh homemade pasta (they make a mean tagliolini) and tiramisu and cannoli. The restaurant makes for a great fall and winter date night. 5701 Bryant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206, 412-665-9000, Visit Tambellini’s here.
4. Omni William Penn’s Speakeasy
The Omni William Penn’s opulent speakeasy is a cozy, comfy place for a delicious cocktail. The dimly lit atmosphere is dotted with overstuffed red chairs and booths. If you love vintage things, this venue harkens back to Pittsburgh in the ’20s. 530 William Penn Place, 412-281-7100, Visit Omni William Penn’s Speakeasy here.
5. Café Notte
Serving Northern Italian food, this is perhaps one of Pittsburgh’s best-kept secrets. There’s a wood-burning fireplace, which sits this eatery firmly on our list.Their brick oven flatbread pizzas are incredible, as is their lobster bisque. 8070 Ohio River Blvd., 412-761-2233, Visit Café Notte here.
6. Allegheny Coffee and Tea Exchange
If your idea of the coziest smell you can think of is coffee, you’ll want to visit this shop with countless gourmet coffee and tea blends. Located across the street from the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company in the Strip District, this shop offers coffee roasted on site in small batches, bulk-sized bags of coffee and plenty of international coffee and tea blends. 2005 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, Visit Allegheny Coffee and Tea Exchange here.
7. Soergel’s Orchards
Soergel’s of course has pumpkins and Christmas trees, but their country store is lots of cozy fun. There’s produce, baked goods, gift baskets, home decor and more. 2573 Brandt School Rd., 724-935-1743, Visit Soergel’s here.
Exposed brick and a whopping three fireplaces make for a comfy vibe at this upscale, casual eatery serving American food. The Reuben, French Dip and Roast Chicken are absolutely amazing. For a warming drink, try their Caldwell Old Fashioned. 634 Camp Horne Rd., 412-847-1007, Visit Willow here.
9. The Lemont
The gorgeous views from Mt. Washington alone make for the perfect cozy date night. Enjoy a fancy dinner out and watch the snow fall on Pittsburgh while you dine on steak, delicious cocktails and a decadent coconut cake 1114 Grandview Ave., 412-431-3100, Visit The Lemont here.
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