If you’re someone who likes to experience the heart of a city when going there, you’re going to want to check out Bloomfield on your next trip to Pittsburgh.
A true Pittsburgh neighborhood, Bloomfield is named after George Washington who wrote about the region’s “many blooms”.
Also known as Pittsburgh’s Little Italy, the neighborhood has strong Italian roots that contrast the city’s other Polish or Jewish neighborhoods. The neighborhood mostly consists of row homes, but is marked by two business districts along on Liberty and Penn Avenues with plenty of shops and restaurants for you to spend the day exploring.
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237 Cedarville St
Mon-Sat 9AM - 5PM
Famous for its homemade Italian cuisine and family style warmth, the Groceria Italiana is an iconic institution in Pittsburgh’s Little Italy.
Still owned and operated by the Luvara family of Bloomfield, get an opportunity to the most authentic handmade Italian food you’re going to find this far from the motherland.
If you’re craving that cooking only your Nonna could manage, definitely check this place out. It may not be your Nonna, but we believe all food prepared by by a Nonna is created equal.
4723 Liberty Avenue
Tue-Sat 10AM - 4PM
If you’re looking for a piece of Italy but can’t afford the plane ticket, you’re going to want to check out Merante Gifts.
From cookies to pasta to table settings and gift baskets you’re sure to find something to take away as a perfect reminder of your time in Pittsburgh.
Looking for a way to spend the day? Merante also offers italian cooking classes! An incredible one stop shop for everything Italian in the heart of Pittsburgh!
4740 Liberty Ave
Mon-Sat 12PM - 8PM
Sun 12PM - 5PM
Not looking for something quite as Italian? That’s fine! We’ve got a great little consignment shop for you right on Liberty.
Clothes Minded is the perfect stop for the next interesting piece you need in your wardrobe.
Be sure to check them out regularly to see what they have because their selection changes seasonally, and nothing there lasts for very long! Be sure to stop by before someone else gets all the good stuff!
4812 Liberty Ave
Mon 11AM - 9PM
Tue 11AM - 5PM
Wed-Fri 11AM - 9PM
Sat-Sun 11AM - 7PM
A radical little book store nestled in the heart of Bloomfield, the Big Idea Bookstore is an interesting shop full of books, patches, pins and ideas located right on Liberty.
The Bookstore is an antiprofit radical meeting house and coffee shop that sources everything it offers from local, organize, fair trade and seasonal providers whenever possible. Check out the space during your next day trip to Bloomfield.
The perfect stop for all those cravings we’re sure you’re going to have walking around Pittsburgh’s Little Italy. Photo taken from Bread and Salt Bakery’s Yelp page
330 Pearl St
Thu-Fri 11AM - 7PM
Sat 8AM - 4PM
This little gem in the heart of Bloomfield is probably one of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets.
Well, not that well kept. The New York Times did hear of it. But it’s still the best!
Order some delicious bread or some fantastic slices of pizza by the pound. The Bread and Salt Bakery is just what you need to round out a perfect day exploring the Little Italy of Pittsburgh!
4121 Main St.
Fri-Sun 9AM - 5PM
We’re starting to think there’s zoning laws in Bloomfield preventing any business from not having a small cafe.
Don’t get us wrong though, we love it! 4121 Main is perfect for wedding shoppers and those in need of a pick me up alike.
With beautiful floral arrangements and art installments, this place has a charming and magical atmosphere for you and your companions to enjoy a nice cup of coffee while exploring Bloomfield.
4104 Penn Ave
Tue-Sat 5PM - 2AM
Sun 10AM - 3PM; 5PM - 2AM
Combining the fine dining experience that can be found in high end restaurants with the welcoming environment of a local bar, Brillobox sits between masterful cuisine and small town watering hole.
No matter when you go, you’re sure to have a memorable experience at Brillobox. Make sure it’s on your list of stops when touring Bloomfield because you’re not going to want to miss out on this experience.
This has been our guide to spending the perfect day in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh. Be sure to check out each of these businesses on you next tour of Little Italy, and don’t forget to check out GiftYa personalized gift cards so you can give the gift of Bloomfield to someone special in your life!
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