Venue Info

Known For

Italian

Pizza

Although La Tavola Italiana is (literally) over the river and through the woods from Downtown, it’s worth the drive for Josephine’s Pizza. This “grandmother’s specialty” is a thick, square-cut pizza with Romano cheese, and a chunky tomato-onion sauce. La Tavola has been serving up slices for 50 years, so the locals know how to find the practically secret take-out entrance. (For the uninitiated: It’s the unmarked door on the side of the building. Look for the wooden staircase.)

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Pittsburgh

La Tavola Italiana Restaurant & Pizzaria

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Although La Tavola Italiana is (literally) over the river and through the woods from Downtown, it’s worth the drive for Josephine’s Pizza. This “grandmother’s specialty” is a thick, square-cut pizza with Romano cheese, and a chunky tomato-onion sauce. La Tavola has been serving up slices for 50 years, so the locals know how to find the practically secret take-out entrance. (For the uninitiated: It’s the unmarked door on the side of the building. Look for the wooden staircase.)