Sienna Sulla Piazza, one of the restaurants I have been wanting to try. We were a little early so we sat at a table in the sunshine and enjoyed Market Square for a bit before heading over and being seated inside. What a difference! It is very dark and intimate inside. It was a beautiful day, so the front facade of the restaurant was open to expand the seating out front to the outdoors. I kind if wished we would have been seated outside because the photos would have turned out much better. Then again, I'm a sucker for exposed brick, dark woods, lanterns and candles, a cozy, warm, inviting, and relaxing atmosphere.
*Many thanks to our server & to the chef because I mentioned my garlic sensitivity and asked about garlic in this dish and after checking, our server said they could make the mac & cheese garlic free for me.
The zeppole were delicious but filling. SP ate one, I ate two, and we took the other two home and ate them on Sunday. They were rolled in sugar and had hazelnuts sprinkled on and chocolate sauce drizzled over.
We both really enjoyed our meals at Sienna Sulla Piazza. We thought everything was tasty. Our server was great. He checked on garlic for me, even offered to bring some plain olive oil for my bread since the bean puree contained garlic. It was a leisurely dinner and that was fine since we had nowhere to be and we were really enjoying our food and the atmosphere but I am glad we always see our shows before dinner and not after because if we had to get to the Benedum after dinner, I would have been worried by the leisurely pace of the meal. That's one reason we choose to see the shows as matinees, we'd rather have a leisurely dinner than feel rushed, and the other reason is that we prefer to eat after seeing shows/movies, etc., and not before because we both have sensitive stomachs and never know when the sensitivity might strike. We would rather not be uncomfortable or get sick during a show/movie.
Of the four restaurants I mentioned in my Perfect Pittsburgh Saturday post, we've been to three this month. I think I'll give SP a break from the pizza/pasta dinner dates and wait to try the final restaurant later in October or November.
Meanwhile, the final verdict on Sienna Sulla Piazza: we will definitely return.