On an overnight trip to Pittsburgh, we decided to check out Ditka's. As it was located just down the block from our hotel, we decided to give it a chance. We ended up being very pleased with the classy atmosphere, excellent food, and exceptional service.
I always thought Chicago was the only location, so I had to jump online and make sure it was the same restaurant. Sure enough, I found out that locations exist in both Chicago and Pittsburgh. What a random find! Perfect - no need to search the GPS for lunch!
At first glance of the menu, I honestly was a bit let down. There were no visible vegetarian options! Luckily, I could order a chicken wrap (minus the chicken of course).
I decided to go with the 1/2 sandwich and Caesar salad combo. I was really impressed with my choice. Despite my hesitation, the sandwich (an avocado, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and chipolte mayo combo) was excellent.
Mike ordered a Turkey Burger, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He also appreciated the whole wheat bun, which isn't a common occurrence on most restaurant menus. He said the fries tasted homemade, a nice change, as opposed to the usual freezer fries.
I am not a fan of ordering desserts in restaurants: I feel like they are an overpriced waste of empty calories. However, I changed my mind when I saw Flourless Chocolate Cake on the the menu.
I have always wanted to try out Flourless Chocolate Cake. The serving was small, yet filling. This decadent chocolate delight was so rich we could barely finish it. I definitely had my chocolate fix for the week!
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Service was very professional. Presentation was fantastic. I believe that service makes all the difference between high and low quality restaurants. After all, what are you paying for if not good service? I might as well cook at home myself if service is going to be poor. No worry here though - A+ service all the way at Ditka's!
I wasn't sure what to expect inside. Being located near a mall, I wasn't expecting such an elegant atmosphere. However, the restaurant was filled with business lunches and afternoon dates.
I originally assumed that Ditka's was more of a sports bar. However, after walking into a classy, refined dining room, I quickly changed my mind. The professional waitstaff, clean design, and pricey menu added to the fancy ambiance.
I would dine at Ditka's again, however, next time I will be testing out the dinner menu. The dinner menu includes more vegetarian options like pasta. I am excited for my next experience at Ditkas, whether that be in Chicago or Pittsburgh!