Downtown Pittsburgh is about to get another new restaurant.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported this week that the long-awaited Talia Cucina & Rosticceria will open on March 13.
The hallmark of the kitchen will be a custom-built rotisserie for slow-roasting meats, which will be paired with classic Italian dishes like pasta, pizza, fish, and antipasti.
Talia Cucina & Rosticceria won’t be the first restaurant venture Downtown for owner Julian Vallozzi. He opened Vallozzi’s on Fifth Avenue in 2012, the second location for the popular Greensburg restaurant, which his family owns.
Steve Lanzilotti, who previously worked at Vallozzi’s Downtown location, will be executive chef, and will feature dishes on the menu like Ahi Tuna with lavender oil, Beef Tartare with granola, and Roasted Chicken Wings with Calabrian chili glaze and gorgonzola yogurt.
The Post-Gazette also reported that Talia will feature Pittsburgh’s first Amari bar, featuring the bitter Italian herbal liqueur that’s typically enjoyed after a meal.
Talia Cucina & Rosticceria (425 Sixth Avenue)