Let's be honest with ourselves: Pittsburgh does not have the most earth-shattering pizza in the world. Most outsiders would describe our pizza offerings as "good," "decent," or maybe even "just OK." Despite this reality, most Pittsburghers are very vocal about which pizza places are the best and which ones should be shut down immediately. One of the most prevalent examples is Beto's Pizza, a South Hills institution that has been putting shredded (and unmelted) cheese on top of its slices (well, squares) for more than 60 years. You either swear by this unorthodox approach to pizza or find it straight-up disgusting. There is no in-between.
Fish fries (and anything else that can be submerged in oil)
No list of Pittsburgh obsessions would be complete without a nod to our constant need for fried everything: pierogies, wings, French fries, and, of course, fish. When the Lenten season arrives, it doesn't matter if you're Catholic or not: You will inevitably find yourself at a fish fry. There's even a handy map to help you locate the nearest fish fry with search criteria including "homemade pierogies" in case the lack of these hot little potato pockets would be a deal breaker (because, obviously, it would be).