17th Street Cafe

Cafe
75 S 17th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203 75 S 17th St., Pittsburgh Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
92% of 808 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Italian, Seafood, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Italian, Seafood, Pub Food
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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347 Tips
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Report | 3 years ago
Great service, delicious food and friendly atmosphere.
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I was not at Decoy Security Cameras
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Report | 3 years ago
LOVE 17th Street Cafe!
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Report | 3 years ago
The food was simply not good. Overseasoning on the pillows, underseasoning on the ravioli.
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Report | 3 years ago
Loved the winter squash with pillows
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Report | 3 years ago
Food was delicious and service was exceptional.
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Report | 3 years ago
Make reservations!!
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Report | 3 years ago
Wonderful food and service. Our idea of comfort in a small neighborhood cafe Look into signing up for the points card for discounts and special deals. Parking can be problematic as you know on the Southside.
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Report | 3 years ago
Make a reservation but they were pretty good with getting people seated.
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Report | 3 years ago
Great food and outstanding service. Very friendly.
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From Our Editors

In the most basic of terms, kitchens are places where ingredients come together to create a satisfying whole; the marriage of Pat and Brigitte Joyce, co-owners of 17th Street Cafe, proves that this pairing of complements is not always limited to the food. In 1988, Pat was starring as the café's executive chef when Brigitte joined his kitchen staff. Over their years working together, their love simmered on slow, low heat until they were finally married in 1995. Seven years after tying the knot, the couple jumped at the chance to own a piece of their shared history and took over 17th Street Cafe, which they now operate as a labor of love on many levels.

Today, two staple entrees—the pork chop au poivre and the veal with crab—are the lone holdovers from the original owners' menu. These favorites of long-time regulars join a revamped menu crafted from sustainable and organic ingredients whenever possible. Pat's current favorite—chicken- and asiago-stuffed pasta "pillows" served in an aioli sauce—exemplifies this new approach, which tends to add an innovative twist to traditional fare such as pasta, seafood, veal, and chops. Lunch also hosts a wide array of fan favorites, including the stuffed Portabella–a large mushroom cap filled with zucchini, sweet peppers, onions, carrots, artichoke hearts, domestic mushrooms, and spinach topped with asiago cheese. Chefs Ed and Lance craft creative burgers to sate midday appetites as well. Longtime patrons opt for the Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner burger, cooked to order and topped with peanut butter, a fried egg, bacon, American cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

Inside the dining space, chocolate-brown and gold walls flank dark oak tables, lending the space a Mediterranean look that has been featured in several film and jeans commercials. Location scouts aren’t the only guests to have taken notice of the delicious entrees and cool ambiance—players from the Pittsburgh Penguins can often be spotted dining on puck-sized veal cutlets at nearby tables.

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