Tapas are smaller than entrees, letting you pretend that you have that disease that makes you a giant. Take tiny bites with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Global Tapas
The menu features tapas from around the world, such as ahi tuna ($13.95) and shoe-string french fries with truffle oil ($6.95). The fig and jamon toastas—ham, goat cheese, and fig spread on toast—come topped with basil ($6.95), and shrimp and bacon skewers have a zesty flavor thanks to garlic and horseradish sauce ($10.95). Bigger entrees include Spanish chorizo ($12.95) and salmon filet over couscous ($13.95).
At Bossa Nova, it’s okay to begin a meal with cupcakes. In the baked chicken cupcakes—one of many tapas plates on the menu—mashed potatoes are substituted for frosting, and there’s a garnish of sautéed zucchini. Such innovative recipes are mixed in with a number of classic ones; you can also try fried calamari, spicy tuna tartar wrapped in cucumber, and a bacon, brie, and potato sandwich. These dishes are centered on a communal dining experience, which encourages you to try whatever tapas plate your friend is eating without first pretending to have somehow misplaced your own. In addition to tapas, the kitchen serves up larger entrees such as Spanish chorizo and beef filet.
The restaurant's space is just as eclectic as the cuisine, with a circular bar covered in mosaic tiles acting as the centerpiece. Stop here to order wine and cocktails, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, guests head to the dance floor during DJ sets. Chandeliers and vibrant artwork surround the tables spread throughout the dining room, and there are nooks embedded into the walls if you want a more intimate setting.
123 7th Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222