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Eating out and trying new restaurants is always a fun adventure, especially with so many new additions to the Pittsburgh foodie scene lately. No matter if you want to try something exotic, or just want to try out the latest culinary inventions, there’s a restaurant for you in Pittsburgh. If you’re in the Sewickley area, you’re in for a real treat as this spot has always been home to a flourishing and vibrant restaurant scene. While there are many places to try in the area, we’ve narrowed it down to the top six that made our list for best Sewickley restaurants. Make sure you try one (or all of them!) the next time you’re visiting this cozy Pittsburgh suburb.
Enjoy rustic Italian dishes in this Sewickley favorite
432 Beaver St. | Sewickley | vivokitchen.com
Vivo Kitchen has been serving the residents of Sewickley since 2011, and has consistently proven to be a perennial favorite of the locals. Serving inspired Italian and New American dishes that change with the seasons ensures that you’re always getting the freshest, local ingredients on their menu. Make sure to stop by in summer (or early autumn) and get a seat on the patio to enjoy dining al fresco amongst the greenery.
“We really enjoyed our dinner at Vivo. The food was delicious and imaginative and the service (Edward) was top notch! Our waiter was informative, easygoing and funny and guided us through the wide variety of offerings.” -Yelp Review
Welcoming space in Sewickley for both lunch or dinner
515 Broad St. | Sewickley | lulasewickley.com
If it’s a cute, cozy spot you’d like to try, then Lula fits the bill to a tee. The welcoming owners and staff make any dining experience in this bright bistro enjoyable--whether you come for just a drink and appetizers or to enjoy a full meal. Using fresh, local ingredients, the menu always offers a wonderful array of hearty, but healthy, options. One of their most popular menu items are their homemade soups, which are perfect for chilly evenings, or anytime you crave a little comfort food! Don’t forget to stop in for tapas and happy hour too.
“This is a gem of a place. Wow! I was so glad I found it on Yelp. I would have otherwise never known about it. I was super excited to try this place and boy did it exceed all of my expectations. The town this place is located in is very inviting and the people who work here are too.” -Yelp Review
Fantastic local spot in Sewickley to gather with friends and family
409 Beaver St. | Sewickley | sewickleytavern.com
Although the Sewickley Tavern is a newcomer on the Sewickley restaurant scene, it is already playing host to many hungry locals. While their menu keeps hungry guests satisfied, make sure you try one of their hand-crafted cocktails made to-order from scratch. Using only the freshest ingredients for both meals and cocktails, you can expect a delightful time at this welcoming tavern.
They are so committed to excellence and to improve customers’ experience that their dining area is one of the few in Pittsburgh to meet rigorous RESET-certified air quality standards.
Additionally, they also offset their electricity from the grid with state of the art solar panels.
“We came in on a Tuesday evening. Staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. You are able to view into the kitchen once you sit , which was a very entertaining yet relaxing experience.” -Yelp Review
The Slippery Mermaid Sushi and Modern Tiki
A relaxed and inviting sushi bar, right in the heart of Sewickley!
613 Beaver St. | Sewickley | slipperymermaid.com
While there are many places in Pittsburgh you can get a good sushi roll, if you want a great one, consider stopping by The Slippery Mermaid in Sewickley. This is your one stop shop for all things from the sea, including spicy dragon rolls, crab rolls, seaweed salads, and poke bowls. While you may come for the wide variety of sushi rolls, you might consider staying a little longer and enjoying their tiki bar as well. Here you can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, wine, and craft beer. Pull up a chair and stay awhile in this relaxing atmosphere that has a little something for everyone!
“10/10 every time. If you want sushi in Pittsburgh go here! everything is always fresh and tastes great...Everyone that works there is nice and friendly. But again if you want sushi in Pittsburgh this is your spot.” -Yelp Review
Enjoy wonderfully prepared Lebanese cuisine at this Sewickley staple
531 Beaver St. | Sewickley | najats-cuisine-authentic-lebanese.business.site
If you’re in the mood for a little something out of the ordinary, you’ll definitely want to check out the family-owned Najat’s Lebanese Cuisine. Here you’ll find a wide variety of healthy, Lebanese fare that is sure to satisfy. If you’re following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, this is definitely the place for you. All your favorites are on the menu including falafel, salads, shawarmas, kebabs, fattoush, and grape leaves. Stop in for an authentic Lebanese meal right in the heart of Sewickley!
“THE BEST. Seriously, so many unique and HEALTHY options to try and sample. Everything is hand/homemade. There is something for everyone children and grandparents alike...Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and meat options-- all healthy and delicious.” -Yelp Review
Enjoy all your American favorites with signature Italian dishes as well!
424 Walnut St. | Sewickley | 424walnut.net
Sometimes you just want to go out to a place that has great food and great service. You can expect to find both at 424 Walnut! Whether you want to soak in the friendly atmosphere with some fresh appetizers and drinks, or you have the whole gang together for dinner, the owners of this spot will ensure it will be a memorable night. Local favorites include the chicken piccata, stuffed salmon, crab cakes, and the prime rib--but no matter what you choose to order, know that you’re getting the freshest ingredients in each dish. Bon appetit!
“Wow! We stumbled upon 424 Walnut on accident and we are so glad we did! Not only is their food amazing their service was outstanding. The family owned restaurant had amazing food and ambiance, truly a hidden Gem in Sewickley.” -Yelp Review
Sewickley has so many amazing restaurants for you to try, we just wanted to highlight a few of our favorites. Whether you’re looking for a low key date night, or just stopping in for a healthy and hearty lunch, any of these places are sure to please. What’s your favorite Sewickley restaurant? Let us know in the comments!