It doesn’t get much better than a day dedicated to pie and pizza. Saturday, March 14, is Pi Day! Of course, the number Pi is valuable for many reasons in the math and science fields. NASA uses the number Pi, the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter, to steer its rovers and determine landing spots. While we’re happy to celebrate this mathematical constant, we’re also grateful to have a holiday that gives us a great excuse to eat sweet and savory fare. 

We all know about Pittsburgh’s famous pizzas like Fiori’s, Betos, Ironborn, and Mineos, but in our world, there’s never too many places to try. We’re looking forward to pizza from Papa Allen’s and Large Plain this Pi Day. 

Papa Allen’s

Nestled next to Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh, Papa Allen’s makes their pizzas with high-quality cheese, meats and veggies. They’re known for their pizza crust, which is made with a secret ingredient. Grab a slice to go on Pi Day, or order a whole pie. 

Pies to celebrate pi day

Papa Allen’s has a broad menu that offers something for everyone with traditional pizzas and gourmet pies. They have something for the cheese lover, veggie lover, and meat lover in your life. Beyond pies, Papa Allen’s also makes hoagies, salads, pasta, wings, calzones, burgers, and gyros from scratch.   

Pies to celebrate pi day

Large Plain

For a hometown, tried-and-tested pizza shop, look no further than Large Plain. Large Plain refers to the name of their black and gold pie that won Best Pizza in PGH from 100.7 Star in 2016. Located right off Babcock Boulevard in Ross Township, this shop offers pizzas for pickup or delivery.

Pies to celebrate pi day

“We try to come up with new pizzas and wing flavors as often as possible. I’m Pittsburgh born and raised, and I’ve been making Pittsburgh-style pizza since 2008,” says the owner Paul. 

Pies to celebrate pi day

The Pie Place

Salty and sweet are the best way to go, so wrap up your Pi Day with a free mini pie from The Pie Place! They’re celebrating March 14 by giving away free mini pies with any purchase to every customer over 18. 

Pies to celebrate pi day

The Pie Place is a true from-scratch bakery, using only the finest ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. Located near the South Hills Village mall, The Pie Place offers almost every pie flavor you can think of, ranging from fruit pies like Dutch Apple, Pumpkin, Southern Pecan, and Peach Crumble, to cream pies like Cannoli, Key Lime, and Peanut Butter Chocolate. They also bake a variety of cookies, cheesecakes, brownies, and cakes to satisfy your sweet tooth. In addition to baked goods, The Pie Place also brews gourmet coffee and carries Betsy’s ice cream.

Pies to celebrate pi day

Whether you’re indulging with dessert pies or pizza pies, we hope you enjoy Pi Day on March 14! 

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

A Pittsburgh transplant, Emily moved to the city in 2016. She loves traveling, training for races, finding new places to eat (all for you, MadeinPGH readers), doing anything in the cultural district, and volunteering with Pittsburgh Young Professionals. In addition to being a MadeinPGH contributor, she is the senior content marketer for a Fortune 500 supply chain solutions company.

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