The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, full of good times with family, friends, and especially food. Whether you’re looking for an intimate meal out or a place to enjoy a group celebration, these restaurants have you covered.

Pull up a seat, treat yourself to that dish that’s making your taste buds jingle, and indulge in the merry tastes of the holiday season.  

Sienna Mercato

This 3 story marketplace experience is located at 942 Penn Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh. With 3 different floors, each offering a unique experience, there is something for everyone.

On the first floor, you will find Emporio, a meatball joint that features gourmet meatballs and a full bar.

On the second floor is Mezzo, an upscale dining establishment with windows overlooking Penn Ave. The menu for Mezzo features house-cured charcuterie and wood fired pizza.

On the third floor is their award winning rooftop beer garden, Il Tetto. The beer garden will be transforming into “Rudolph’s Rooftop” as a pop up bar for the holiday season.

All floors are fully decorated and each floor will feature a holiday cocktail menu, as well as a holiday themed meatball of the month at Emporio. Visit to make a reservation or book your private event.

Cioppino Seafood and Steakhouse

Cioppino is a seafood and chophouse that just celebrated their 15 year anniversary in the Strip District. Located at 2350 Railroad Street, guests can dine in the main dining room, lounge, or cigar bar.

Everything that can be made in the kitchen, is. Whether it is laminated dough for the brunch pastries, steaks that are broken down by professionals with years of experience, or local spirits that the team elevates with custom infusions.

Cioppino also offers complimentary valet on Fridays and Saturdays for guests. Visit to make a reservation or submit an event request. 

Osteria 2350

Osteria is a true neighborhood spot that takes a homemade approach to more casual dining. Their mainstays are pizza, pasta, cocktails, and desserts — all of which are made in-house. The pizza dough alone is a marvel, but wait until you try the gnocchi with three different sauces!

Osteria also is a prime space for events, especially corporate holiday parties. Their open concept can host groups as large as 60 or as intimate as 15.

They can also elevate or simplify the experience as needed — whether that is a buffet style or a seated dinner that is coursed out. If you schedule your event Tuesday – Thursday, you can get $100 off the event rate.

Visit to make a reservation or submit an event request.

Sally Ann’s 

Sally Ann’s is a unique retro-inspired space located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. Diners can enjoy hearty creative sandwiches, soups, fresh pastries and a stunning brunch menu on the weekends.

Sally Ann’s is a perfect spot for breakfast or lunch while getting your holiday shopping done downtown. The space is available for private groups up to 100 in the evenings.

Visit to make a reservation or submit an event request.

Fish nor Fowl

The natural, clean design of Fish nor Fowl combines functionality with comfort and beauty. Fish nor Fowl is located at 5523 Penn Ave and highlights a 12ft living wall in the main dining room.

They offer a chic, Italian influenced menu that centers on fresh hand-made pasta. They simply execute their beautiful ingredients to deliver an experience like none other in Pittsburgh.

This is the perfect spot to celebrate with family and friends knowing you’ll have a delicious meal and worry-free experience. They also offer private events on their second floor for groups up to 30.

Visit to make a reservation or submit an event request.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Mo Macel

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at and

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