Christmas is going to be different this year for many of us. With COVID-19 cases rising in Pennsylvania, and throughout the country, we should all be planning on only having smaller gatherings with just our immediate family – or our safety pods.
If you’re like us, and will be missing your big family meal, this is the year to try something new. These Pittsburgh-area restaurants are pulling out all the stops to make this Christmas special, and offering both traditional (Ham! Turkey!) dinners, and non-traditional (Borscht! Duck Pot Pie! Porchetta gravy! Three-Cheese Lasagna!) Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner takeout and pickup options for individuals and families.
If we’ve missed any Christmas dinner options, let us know, and we’ll add them to the list!
Where to Order Christmas Dinner for Pickup Near Pittsburgh
Alta Via: Alta Via is giving you an Italian Take & Bake Christmas Dinner option, offering Beef & Pork Lasagna ($45), Five Cheese Lasagna ($35) and a variety of uncooked pastas, which come with sauces and instructions for at-home assembly. Orders must be made by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22 for pickup on Christmas Eve. See the full menu here. (46 Fox Chapel Road)
Apteka: Aptkea in Bloomfield will be doing a Wigilia holiday supper takeout, which will be available to be picked up on December 22, December 23 or December 24. Instructions will be included! On the Eastern European (and vegan) menu, you’ll find: Zimne Przystawki (breads, pates, pickles, marinated vegetables), Barszcz z Uszkami (clear beet borscht with pinched soup dumplings), Pierogi (three types served cooked and ready to be blanched or fried), Makowiec or Piernik (pollyseed rolls or dark gingerbread) and Grzaniec (mulled wine). Order deadline is Saturday, December 19, and you can order online. (4606 Penn Avenue)
Bistro 19: Christmas meals to go are available at Bistro 19 in Mt. Lebanon. Each meal serves four, and are are $100. Meals include Smoked Ham, scalloped potatoes, spinach salad, green beans, brownies and dinner rolls, and additional items, including beef tenderloin, shrimp cocktail, and crab cakes, can be ordered a la carte. Check out the full menu on the restaurant’s Facebook page, and order by calling 412-306-1919. Meals can be picked up on Christmas Eve from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (711 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon)
Black Radish Kitchen: Chef Kate Romane’s Black Radish Kitchen will be offering Christmas Dinner inspired by the movie “Big Night.” Each dinner feeds six, but could also provide leftovers for smaller parties. The main dish is The Tipano, with pasta, meatballs, meats, and cheeses baked into a pastry shell. Dinner also includes a “super antipasto” with fried anchovies in lemon aioli, cold marinated shrimp, grilled artichoke and spinach dip, and more. House focaccia, salad, and more round out the meal, which is $250, and will be delivered on December 23. Romane is also offering a $180 Christmas Morning Brunch, which will include stuffed Breakfast Bread, Ricotta Egg Pie, salad, and assorted sweets. Order online.
Bob’s Diner: Both Bob’s Diner locations in Carnegie and Kennedy will be offering Christmas Dinner to go options. For $60, each dinner feeds four, and includes baked ham, pineapple sauce, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, coleslaw, dinner rolls and Christmas cake. Pickup will be on December 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Find out more, and order online.
Bonfire Food & Drink: There are lots of options for holiday dishes from Bonfire, including Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Crab Cakes, Truffle Cauliflower Mac, Lobster Bisque and Black Forest Yule Logs. Orders can be picked up at the restaurant on December 23, and the full menu can be found online. (2100 East Carson Street)
Bridges & Bourbon: Bridges & Bourbon is offering holiday catering takeout this year, with menu options that include Whole Roasted Sirloin ($100), Whole Roasted Chicken ($55), and a selection of appetizers, snacks, and sides. Orders must be placed by noon on December 22, and can be picked up on December 24. See the full menu online, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. (930 Penn Avenue)
Butterjoint: Butterjoint in Oakland is offering Goose Pot Pies for Christmas, Goose Leg Confit, and a variety of sides, including potatoes, braised red cabbage, turnip mash, and cauliflower gratin. Sign up for the restaurant’s newsletter for the latest updates. (208 N. Craig Street)
Cedars Mediterranean Grill: Appetizer platters from Cedars Mediterranean Grill in McMurray start at $35.99, and include options like house-made hummus, baba ghanoush, and stuffed grape leaves. They also have platters of baklava trays starting at $24.99. Call 724-942-0159 to order. (4071 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon)
Chef’s Table: Chef’s Table is offering two Christmas Dinner choices this year. Guests can choose from a Carved Ham dinner (which comes with homemade sides like Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, Green Salad and Dinner Rolls) or Baked Lasagna (with Green Salad, Roasted Asparagus and Dinner Rolls). Dinners are $135 each, and feed six to eight people. They’re also offering house-made chocolate cream pie. Order by Saturday, December 19 for pickup on December 24 by calling 412-821-8100. (2193 Babcock Blvd.)
Cioppino: Enjoy Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner from Cioppino, with their Prime Rib, horseradish mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, jus and bread and butter dinner for $60 for two people, or $120 for four people. They also have a la carte holiday party bites, from Shrimp Cocktail to Bruschetta. See the full menu online, and order at least 24 hours before your desired pickup date. (2350 Railroad Street)
The Commoner: The Commoner is offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day takeout and delivery dinners, available either a la carte or as a three-course prix fixe. The menu includes an Artisan Greens Salad, Prime Rib Roast served with Yorkshire pudding and Robuchon potatoes or Berkshire Ham, fried Brussels sprouts, cauliflower gratin and truffled Mac & Cheese. Dessert options include Frozen EggNog Baked Alaska or Bouche de Noel. Dinners are $55 for three course, and $39 for a la carte options. Order online. (620 William Penn Place)
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh: Not only can you order a delicious Holiday Dinner from Community Kitchen Pittsburgh (and gift boxes, too!), but your order goes to a good cause – all of the proceeds directly benefit the work that they do at CKP. The menu includes full meals with Cornish Hens or Braised Brisket, small plates and appetizers, or pies and desserts, including Babka, Sufganiyot and Pumpkin Pie. order online.
Con Alma: Christmas Dinner Packages at Con Alma must be ordered by Sunday, December 20 for pickup or delivery on December 24. This year, they’re offering a ‘Buy One, Give One’ package – for every dinner purchased, they’ll be donating a dinner to the frontline workers at UPMC. They’ll also give you access to their special Christmas Eve Jazz Livestream and a $25 gift card, redeemable when dine-in begins again. Options include A Jerk Chicken XMas (with whole jerk chicken, callaloo, twice-baked Hannah sweet potatoes, maduros, dessert and batch cocktails for two), and a vegetable option dinner with mushroom enchiladas, refried Yucatan-style black beans and more. Order online. (5884 Ellsworth Avenue)
Cornerstone Restaurant: In Aspinwall, Cornerstone Restaurant is offering Christmas Day dinner packages. Orders are due by December 21, and pickup is available on December 23. Choose from dinner options like Spiral Cut Ham, Chicken Marsala, Crab Cakes or Prime Rib (which all come complete with various sides), and add salad, appetizers or desserts. See the full menu online. (301 Freeport Road)
Eleven: Take & Bake options from Eleven for Christmas Dinner include Beef Bourguignon for Two ($75), which includes three greens salad, herb spätzle, roasted Brussels sprouts and apple-cranberry crumb cake, and Chicken Pot Pie for Two ($65), which includes three greens salad, roasted Brussels sprouts and apple-cranberry crumb cake. Additional options include loaves of bread, cookies, and cocktails. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, December 22 for pickup on December 23. (1150 Smallman Street)
Fig & Ash: Celebrate the holidays at home with Fig & Ash. For $75 per person (order by December 21 for pickup on December 23 or 24), you’ll receive a full dinner or Red Curry Butternut Squash Bisque, Roasted Local Carrots, Chesapeake Crab Cakes, Wood-Fired Prime Rib and Roasted Fig Bread Pudding. Call 412-321-2222, or order online. (514 E. Ohio Street)
Fogo de Chão: Fogo de Chão is offering a Holiday To Go package for $130, which serves up to six people and can be ordered for pickup at the downtown location. Each package includes a choice of any fire-roasted meat, including roasted turkey, lamb steak or Picanha, plus sides like Sweet Potato Casserole, Brazilian Sausage & Apple Dressing, Sautéed Asparagus, Cranberry Relish and Candy Cane Fudge Brownies. Call 412-312-5001 to order. (525 Smithfield Street)
Gaetano’s Restaurant: Located on Banksville Road in the South Hills, Gaetano’s Restaurant is offering an Italian Christmas Dinner To Go this year. Dinner options include Chicken Marsala ($110, serving six), Brown Sugar Glazed Ham ($125, serving six) and NY Strip Steak ($150, serving six). All dinners include antipasto platters, penne marinara, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans and dinner rolls. Other add-ons include Lobster Mac & Cheese, Shrimp Scampi, and Baccala. Call 412-343-6640 to order, and see the full menu on their Facebook page. (1617 Banksville Road)
Home: Home in Charleroi will have heat-and-serve meals for 4-6 or 8-10 people, starting at $80. Each package includes portions of Jalapeno & Pineapple glazed ham, mashed potatoes, Deviled Eggs, twice-baked sweet potatoes, loaded green bean casserole, roasted Brussel Sprouts and Holiday ambrosia. Chocolate Yule Logs can be added for $12, and Pumpkin Rolls can be added for $10. Orders must be in my December 17, and can be picked up on December 23 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Order online. (437 McKean Avenue, Charleroi)
Khalil’s: Khalil’s Syrian Christmas Dinner is open for pre-order, and is available for single servings, dinner for two, and family-style options that feed up to six people. The dinner features Samket Levantine (marinated baked fish topped with shrimp and served with a Mediterranean sun-dried tomato, garlic bisque-style sauce), Syrian rice, Lubie Siamee (green beans in a garlic olive oil sauce), Khalil’s signature salad, dinner rolls and Apple Raisin Cinnamon Baklava. Dinners are $130 for 4-6 people, $65 for two, and $32.50 for individual dinners. Email orders to email@example.com, and pickup is on December 23 and December 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. They also have Baklava trays and Mezze trays available. (4745 Baum Blvd.)
Market Street Grocery: Market Street Grocery’s Christmas menu is available for pre-order now through December 18. Each dinner will include four services of holiday classics, like house-cured Smoked Ham with Bourbon Citrus Glaze, or Pot Roast, and sides including Hasselback Butternut Squash, Lemon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes Anna and Green Bean Anna (thinly sliced and roasted with thyme and garlic butter). Each four-person meal is $95 and can be picked up on December 24. Order online. (435 Market Street)
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto: Meal Kits for Two are available for the holidays at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, including options for Crab Cakes, Parmesan Swordfish, Chilean Sea Bass, Roasted Beef Tenderloin, and more. Dinners include four courses, and range in price from $108 to $126. Order online. (1411 Grandview Avenue)
Morcilla: If you’re okay with celebrating on December 23, December 26, or December 27, Morcilla has a Cochinillo Feast for you. Each meal serves four and is $200, and requires reheating. The menu includes Chicory and Citrus Salad, Conchillo (roasted suckling pig), Celery Root and Sunchoke Gratin, Roasted and Marinated Cabbage, and Chocolate Soufflé Cake. Morcilla is also offering Conserva Kits for Two, and Charcuteria for Two. Order online. (3519 Butler Street)
Osteria 2350: Holiday specials from Osteria 2350 include a Christmas Dinner of sliced ham, green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, squash soup, bread and butter, and a cookie tray or slices of apple pie. Dinners are $40 for two, or $75 for four, and orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance of pickup. (2350 Railroad Street)
Pane è Pronto: The newly-opened Pane è Pronto by DiAnoia’s Eatery is offering carryout Christmas Dinner for Two, which are available to pre-order now, and will be ready for pickup on December 23 and December 24. Dinner includes thick-sliced porchetta and porchetta gravy, cacio e pepe mashed potatoes, three-cheese lasagna, focaccia bread, whipped ricotta, meatballs and Italian cookies. All items can also be ordered separately, and they’re also offering house-made Panettone, and Ciambellone, available from Wednesday, December 16 through Saturday, December 19. Christmas Dinner for Two is $70, and everything can be ordered online. (2627 Penn Avenue)
Proper Brick Oven & Taproom: Downtown’s Proper Brick Oven is offering a fully-cooked, six-course Christmas Dinner to go for either two ($125) or four ($250) people. Meals include Beef Short Ribs, Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin, Green Bean casserole, Pomegranate and Sprout Salad, Breadworks rolls with herb butter, and a house-made cranberry curd tart. Orders must be made by Sunday, December 20 at 2:00 p.m., and can be picked up on December 23 or December 24. Order online. (139 7th Street)
Revival on Lincoln: In Bellevue, Revival on Lincoln is offering Christmas Eve dinner for pickup. Options include a Seafood Christmas Eve Dinner for Two ($95) with clam chowder, crab cakes, shrimp linguine, rolls and dessert, or a Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner for Two ($80), with bisque, sweet potato & beet salad, Porchetta, rolls and dessert. Additional items are available, and the full menu can be found online. (366 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue)
Sausalido: Catering company Sausalido offers a number of different tray options, including 1/2 pans of Bowtie Pasta ($30), 1/2 pans of Chicken Romano ($35), 1/2 pans of San Marzano Plum Tomato Mussels ($20) and more. They’re also offering a Holiday Box for Two, with filets, green salad, risotto, chocolate cake, and more for $65. Visit their website for more details. (4621 Liberty Avenue)
Spirits & Tales: For $50 a person, you can order Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner takeout from Spirits & Tales. Options include Lobster Bisque or Winter Salad, Christmas Fettucine, Braised Short Ribs or Citrus Baked Salmon, and three sides, such as whipped potatoes, roasted carrots, or roasted red potatoes. The full menu is available online, and orders can be made by calling 412-297-4080. (5130 Bigelow Blvd.)
Sprezzatura: Holiday options from Sprezzatura (for pickup on December 24) include Charcuterie Boards, fish chowder, stuffed shell pans, lasagna, quarts of meatballs, and more. The full menu is available online. (112 E. Sherman Street)
Square Cafe: Square Cafe’s special holiday menu is available for takeout. Each dinner is $25, and a minimum of four dinners must be purchased to order. Menu items include Roasted Turkey Breast or Baked Ham, plus mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, salads and more. See the full menu online. (134 S. Highland Avenue)
Station: For their Christmas Dinner for Two option, Station is offering two hand-cured ham shanks with brown sugar glaze, spiced pear salad, scalloped potatoes, honey-mustard glazed carrots, and a quarter pound of fudge from Fusion Fudge. All dinners will be par cooked, packaged in foil, and ready to re-heat at home. Dinners are $70 (serves two), and pickup will be on December 23 between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. To go cocktails are also available. Order online. (4744 Liberty Avenue)
The Vandal: The Vandal’s 2020 Holiday Catering menu is available for Christmas dinner. The Lawrenceville restaurant is offering three-course dinner options (with dishes like Duck Confit and Farro Risotto, Potato Gnocchi and Wild Mushroom Ragout, and Prime Rib), plus a selection of party snacks (Antipasti Platter, Sour Cream + Caramelized Onion Dip, Chicken Liver Mousse, Baked Ricotta and Baked Brie), and Seafood options (Caviar Service, Stone Crab Claws, Crab Hoelzel, Shrimp Cocktail and Smoked Trout Rillettes). All menus are available online, and orders are open until December 20. Pickup will be December 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (4306 Butler Street)
Wild Child: Nochebuena Dinner from Wild Child at their pop-up location in Fish nor Fowl is available for pickup on December 24 or December 25, and orders must be in by December 23 at 8:00 p.m. Dinners are $75 (for two) and include Crab Alcapurrias, Shrimp Empanadas, Ham Croquetas, Arroz con Gandules, Roasted Pork Stuffed with Yucca or Whole Chicken with Mojo, beans and Plantain Balls, Canoas de Platano with Salmorejo de Jueyes, Flan de Queso and Tres Leches Cake. Cocktails to go and wine are also available. Check out their Instagram for ordering information. (5523 Penn Avenue)
Know of any other places to get Christmas Dinner for pickup near Pittsburgh? Let us know in the comments!