Every great city has its own beloved local dishes and food traditions. Here in Pittsburgh, much of the food culture traces back to the numerous central and eastern European immigrant groups who settled here in the 19th and 20th centuries (including many who came to work in the coal mines and steel mils). Germans, Italians, Poles, Hungarians, Ukrainians, and many other peoples contributed to the city’s cultural melting pot. Penn’s menu offers our interpretations of the national dishes they brought here from the “Old World”: schnitzel, wurst, pierogi, potato pancakes, stuffed peppers, goulash, the “Cookie Table,” and more. Of course, as these groups settled into life in the city, new Pittsburgh food traditions were born, like the French-fry topped salad and “fried-fish Fridays.” We like to refer to all of these old and new dishes collectively as “ethnic-Pittsburgh” fare. And appropriately, we make many of them with meats, cheeses, and produce items from purveyors based right here in western Pennsylvania.
In addition, we also offer plenty of salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, and vegetarian options as well. Check out all of our menu options here.