Sometimes it’s difficult eating out when you have a nut allergy. It seems they can make their way into lots of kitchens in Pittsburgh.
People dealing with an allergy to nuts must be very careful when they eat out-- and it pays to always confirm with the restaurant if they do or do not use nuts or nut oils in their food preparation. There are helpful websites that can also assist hungry diners with finding restaurants that are willing to make their menu items in a nut-free part of the kitchen. That way, you can know before you go whether a restaurant can meet your specific dietary needs or not. The restaurants on this list all appear on AllergyEats.com as places to go if you have a nut allergy.
If you know someone dealing with an allergy to nuts, consider getting them a GiftYa electronic gift card to any of the nut-free places on this list. It can be hard to find a restaurant that will cater to a nut allergy, so they’ll definitely appreciate the thought that went into this gift card! They’ll never have to worry about forgetting it at home either-- as it will transfer right to their debit card.
Squirrel Hill and various
5848 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Aladdin’s Eatery offers some of the best Mediterranean cuisine options in the city of Pittsburgh. You can always expect to get delicious, vegetarian food here-- but did you know that you can also get nut-free meals as well?
As long as you let your server know, there’s no problem with the restaurant preparing your meal in a nut-free part of the kitchen. This makes it an easy choice when you’re looking for some dining options at their Squirrel Hill location or anywhere else in Pittsburgh.
“Wow. This is the place! Looking for tasty vegetarian and vegan, try this joint. We had vegan and fish. Service excellent, drinks are tasteful.” -Yelp Review
Homestead and various
175 E. Waterfront Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15120
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews may not be the first restaurant that comes to mind when you need a nut-free meal-- but they certainly are one of the tastiest! There are so many burgers to try-- and don’t forget the bottomless fries as well! There are a couple of locations around Pittsburgh, so it is a convenient option as well.
Red Robin makes it easy if you have an allergy to customize and select options with their interactive allergen menu. They have won awards as well for their commitment to excellence with allergen awareness-- so you can be sure your allergy needs will be considered here.
“One of my favorite place for burgers and I love their homemade sugar donuts! This time I tried the A1 Peppercorn burger it was peppery and good. I love their choices of ketchup!” -Yelp Review
250 West Bridge Street
Homestead, PA 15120
Bravo Cucina Italian is another great option for nut-free dining in Pittsburgh. This chain has a couple of places throughout the city, but one of the most popular locations is located at the Waterfront in Homestead. If you’re looking for some delicious Italian food-- who can adjust their menu for nut allergies-- then look no further than this spot.
You can stop in for lunch or dinner-- or even pick up dinner to go after a long day at work. This is a great way to enjoy some nut-free dining when you don’t feel like stopping into the restaurant!
“Stopped here for lunch last week, and I was pleasantly surprised! Haven't been to Bravo in many years and I was impressed by their menu selection.” -Yelp Review
711 Washington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Sun 11am-2:3pm, 4pm-9pm
Bistro 19 is located in uptown Mt. Lebanon, and has been a local favorite for years. It offers upscale dining-- but in a casual restaurant environment. They offer creative cuisine that changes with the seasons-- using only the freshest ingredients.
It’s also good to know that they can prepare their menu items in a nut-free environment as well-- allowing those patrons with allergies to enjoy all their favorite foods too.
“I have been going here 10 years, the food and service has always been excellent! It is great for both lunch and dinner, they even have a Sunday brunch menu. It is always clean and a perfect environment to have a nice meal in.” -Yelp Review
1516 Coraopolis Rd.
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Hyeholde Restaurant is a great place for you to go in celebration of a special occasion. They’re located just a little west of Pittsburgh in the Coraopolis area-- and have been a favorite of Pittsburghers looking for a restaurant with a relaxing, country environment. If you have a nut allergy-- not to worry-- they can adapt their menu items to meet your needs.
The surrounding property of this restaurant is just beautiful-- and they often have weddings booked throughout the warmer months. Their patio is also popular in the summer for outdoor dining and BBQs.
“Charming restaurant! We came here a couple of times. The homemade butter, bread, and crackers were delightful!! Everything is homemade.” -Yelp Review
971 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Condado Tacos has made their mark on the lunchtime rush in downtown Pittsburgh. This popular spot has some of the most creative tacos around-- all prepared with fresh ingredients and handmade to order. If you’re looking for a spot to have some delicious nut-free dining-- consider stopping in.
In addition to tacos, they also offer burritos, quesadillas, and chips to round out their Mexican-inspired menu. You can even build your taco if you prefer-- and put nearly anything on it!
“I am a huge fan of Mexican and this place is on the top of my list for Tacos! The pricing is very reasonable and the menu is great!” -Yelp Review
220 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Valozzi’s is a family run restaurant that has been serving the people of Pittsburgh and Greensburg for over 50 years. After all those years, you can bet that this place knows how to cater to its customers-- and has no problem doing so for those of them with nut allergies.
Serving up delicious Italian cuisine is their specialty-- using most of their family’s traditional recipes. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch, want to celebrate an event, or grab a meal before a show in the cultural district-- you can’t go wrong with Valozzi’s.
“Another gem in downtown Pittsburgh. As usual on my business travels, I am always looking for good Italian food. Vallozzis did not disappoint.” -Yelp Review
3705 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Cinderlands Beer Co. is an up and coming craft beer brewery that also specializes in small plates for sharing at the table. It’s located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, and has recently expanded to the Strip District with another location.
There is a disclaimer on the their menu stating that their food is fried in peanut oil-- but that if you have a nut allergy-- just let you server know and they’ll be happy to accommodate your request. So be sure to grab some friends and try some of their rotating craft beer selections and seasonal appetizers!
“The ambiance at Cinderlands is great! The decor is clean and kind of cozy-industrial. When the weather is warm, you're able to sit at the double-sided open window at the storefront.” -Yelp Review
If you have an allergy to nuts, make sure to check out any of the restaurants on this list. They have many nut free options available-- and can adapt their cooking so as to not use nut oil as well. What’s your favorite nut-free restaurant? Let us know in the comments!