European Pittsburgh


Of the Steel City’s many claims to culinary fame, nothing is more inviting than its abundance of European restaurants. These range from the humble, take-out only Pierogies Plus (in a former gas station) to the Hungarian home-cooking treasure Jozsa Corner. In the strip district, Enrico Biscotti makes stupendously good coffee-companion pastries and serves true-Italian trattoria lunches al fresco. Walking into Five Points Artisan Bakeshop smells like France, its air swirling with the delectable perfumes of just-baked peasant breads. Prantl’s bills itself as a “bakery in the German tradition,” although its insanely delicious specialty, the burnt almond torte, was conceived when founder Henry Prantl took a trip to California and brought back a carload of almonds.


Five Points Artisan Bakeshop

European-style breads and pastries are made from highest-quality ingredients at Pittsburgh's Five Points. Coffee is available, but seating is sidewalk-only.


Prantl’s Bakery

Prantl's Bakery burnt almond torte, a Pittsburgh classic, is soft custard-filled butter cake with buttercream frosting and toasted sugared almond slivers.


Jozsa Corner

Appointment-only dinners at Pittsburgh's Jozsa Corner feature such superb Hungarian comfort food as chicken paprikash, haluska, and goulash.


Enrico Biscotti Co.

Mostly a bakery making great biscotti, macaroons, and cookies, Enrico Biscotti also is a charming little Italian restaurant, a treasure of Pittsburgh's Strip


Pierogies Plus

Pierogies are the featured attraction on a menu that also includes haluski (noodles & cabbage), stuffed cabbage, hunter's stew, and kielbasa. A Pittsburgh best!