The Best 9 Spots to Get Greek Food in Pittsburgh

April 16, 2019
jason wolfe

If you’ve got a craving for Greek food-- Pittsburgh has a lot to offer.

Whether you’re in the mood for some simple grape leaves, olives, or delicious lamb kibbeh-- you don’t need to wander far to find what you’re looking for. Pittsburgh boasts of some of the best Greek cuisine-- in no small way thanks to all the Greek immigrants who came to settle down in the past century. These immigrants brought their culture to the melting pot that is Pittsburgh-- and with that comes their cuisine. We’ve put together a list of some of the best Greek restaurants in Pittsburgh-- but there are many others who offer Greek-inspired dishes as well

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1. The Simple Greek

A great spot in Market Square to grab some Greek food


The Simple Greek
Image courtesy of The Simple Greek. At this place you can customize your Greek pita or bowl.

Downtown

431 Market St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-261-4976

Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm

Fri-Sat 11am-9pm


The Simple Greek is changing the way traditional Greek food is served-- in a good way. This spot in Market Square has been busy since its opening-- and after looking at their menu it’s easy to see why.

There are a ton of ways to customize your order-- and you can even choose between building a gyro on a traditional pita, or use a bowl instead.

Customers love this level of customization. With so many fresh ingredients to choose from, you might never build the same lunch twice.

“Stopped in here for lunch today. It's a cute little spot right in Market Square with indoor and outdoor seating. This place is like Chipotle for Greek food because you can customize your pita or bowl.” -Yelp Review

2. Zorba’s

Small spot downtown with delicious Greek food


Zorba's
Image courtesy of Zorba's. Famous for their chicken salad and gyros.

Downtown

400 Smithfield St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-471-9930

Mon-Thurs 10:30am-4pm

Fri 10:30am-3pm


Zorba’s has been one of the go-to places for Greek food in downtown Pittsburgh for years. Their gyros have always been the most popular item on the menu-- whether you’d like the traditional or prefer a chicken option.

It’s location makes it easy to step in to grab some Greek to go-- but make sure to get there early as there is usually a long line.

In true Pittsburgh fashion, all their lunch items come with a large side of fries-- including their famous chicken salad.

“I love Zorba's!! It's my go to place to eat whenever I'm in the downtown area of Pittsburgh! They are fast pace and the food is made to order which is amazing.” -Yelp Review

3. Amel’s

This place offers Greek as well as other mediterranean cuisine


Amel's
Image courtesy of Amel's. Delightful place to grab some authentic Greek cuisine.

Baldwin Twp.

437 McNeilly Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15226

412-563-3466

Mon-Sat 11:3am-11pm

Sun 11:30am-10pm


For Greek dining just outside the city, the locals like to go to Amel’s-- located in Baldwin Township. Known for their delicious grape leaves and warm, fresh pita-- this place has a menu full of not only Greek items, but other Mediterranean favorites as well.

There are always daily specials that feature some amazing seafood and sometimes kebabs-- all with a Greek twist. Believe it or not, this spot also has a fantastic craft beer selection that is always updated according to the seasons.

“The food is almost indescribable. It's the real deal, the food includes flavors that you didn't even know existed in middle eastern type fare.” -Yelp Review

4. Pastitsio

A fresh take on Greek that offers BYOB


Pastitsio
Image courtesy of Pastitsio. Quality ingredients make all the difference at this Greek restaurant.

Lawrenceville

3716 Butler St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

412-586-7656

Tues-Wed 11am-3pm

Thurs-Sat 11am-9pm


Pastitsio is Greek food at its finest-- fresh, warm, and served in a welcoming atmosphere. This spot in Lawrenceville also happens to to be BYOB-- so feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine as you dine on any number of delicious Greek items on their menu.

In addition to being a full restaurant, Pastitsio also does catering. Who wouldn’t love some classic Greek fare served at their next event?

“Hands down the best Greek food in the city. From the warm surroundings to the inviting smells, this spot has you smiling from the time you enter.” -Yelp Review

5. Christos Mediterranean Grill

Authentic Greek restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh

Christos Mediterranean Grill
Fantastic Greek restaurant that's a great place to grab lunch.


Downtown

130 6th St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-261-6442

Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10pm

Fri-Sat 11:30-11pm

Sun 11:30am-9pm


Christos Mediterranean Grill is owned and operated by Christos-- and he has turned this small restaurant into a sought after lunch for hungry downtown Pittsburgh workers. He serves up wonderful Greek food all day with friendly service and always a kind word to his customers.

Its perfect location in the busy cultural district means lots of people pass by-- and are welcomed in by the smells of fresh baked pita. If you’re hungry later in the evening, pop in here as they’re open later than most places in town.

“This is a charming, authentic, and adorable little restaurant! Christos, the owner, is very sweet and hard-working, and managed to serve  a full restaurant of people.” -Yelp Review

6. Shouf’s Cafe

This popular spot serves Greek and Lebanese cuisine


Shouf’s Cafe
Image courtesy of Shouf's Cafe. No matter what you're craving, you're sure to find it on this menu!


Bridgeville

200 Washington Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 1017

412-221-2595

Tues-Fri 11am-9pm

Sat 8:30am-9pm

Sun 8:30am-8pm


Shouf’s Cafe is a great place to stop in when you’re craving some Greek or Lebanese cuisine. This place seems to blend the flavors of both countries seamlessly-- all to the delight of their customers.

Located off the parkway in Bridgeville, Shouf’s serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner-- so no matter what time of day-- you can stop in for some delicious eats.

“Always a great time when I get a chance to stop into shoufs. I'm a big fan of the grape leaves and the gyro plate, but i have yet to be disappointed with a single dish.”  -Yelp Review

7. Gali’s Gyro and Grill

A fantastic spot to satisfy your Greek food cravings


Gali’s Gyro and Grill
Delicious gyros and friendly service are guaranteed at this spot.


Pleasant Hills

71 Clairton Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15236

412-655-2792

Mon-Sat 11am-9pm


Gali’s Gyro and Grill is another fantastic option for Greek food in Pittsburgh. It’s located just south of the city in Pleasant Hills-- but it is well worth the trip. You can either eat in amongst friendly staff and delicious smells from the kitchen-- or choose to take home with you as well.

Just in case you’re with someone that doesn’t want Greek-- not to worry, they also offer American food options as well. Customers agree that everything on this menu is fantastic-- you almost don’t know where to start!

“I LOVE Gali's. I've been eating here since over a decade ago when I was just a kid and I've always loved it. Never had a bad experience.” -Yelp Review

8. Mike & Tony’s Gyros & Shish

Your late night spot for Greek food


Mike & Tony’s Gyros & Shish
Image courtesy of Mike & Tony's Gyro & Shish. Pittsburghers' favorite place to grab a bite after visiting the South Side bars.


South Side

1414 E. Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

412-431-2299

Mon 11am-10:30pm

Tues-Sat 11am-3am

Sun 11am-12am


Mike & Tony’s Gyros & Shish is busy all day long-- but it’s really in the after hours of the evening that this places fills up. Hungry customers in the South Side love to make this the last stop of the night-- and with their delicious gyros, it’s easy to see why.

They have a couple of other locations across Pittsburgh as well-- which means they must be making some amazing Greek food in their kitchen. Make sure to stop in and try either their famous gyros or souvlaki!

“This is an outstanding eatery!I love the food,the people are polite,the prices are affordable,and the service is fast.” -Yelp Review

9. Salonika’s Bar and Grill

Authentic Greek in downtown Pittsburgh


Salonika’s Bar and Grill
Image courtesy of Salonika's. This spot has been around for years serving the people of downtown Pittsburgh.


Downtown

133 6th St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-261-4770

Mon-Sat 10am-12am

Sun 11am-7pm

Salonika’s has been serving authentic Greek food to Pittsburghers since 1986-- and with their delicious gyros and chicken salads, it’s no wonder they’ve been around for so long.

This spot is a great option whether you’re looking for a quick, friendly lunch-- or a late night bite after a show in Pittsburgh’s cultural district. It also offers a full service bar-- in case you’d like to stop in for cocktails and some fantastic Greek food.

“Great food at a great price! Nice, casual atmosphere where you can order things a-la-carte, which makes it nice to mix & match and share!” -Yelp Review

Pittsburgh has a wide variety of Greek restaurants that are just waiting for you to try. Make sure to pick up your GiftYa electronic gift card before you go and spend it at any of these fantastic spots! Did we mention your favorite Greek restaurant in Pittsburgh? If not, let us know in the comments!







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