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5523 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 621-6220
Five Stars
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Mercurio’s is a family-owned Italian restaurant in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. They serve excellent Neapolitan pizzas, available in a number of interesting combinations, as well as artisan gelato. Fortunately, they offer several healthy options and even a few vegetarian selections. If you are seeking great comfort food in a nice setting, Mercurio’s is your best bet in Shadyside and surrounding areas.

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The Neapolitan pizza at Mercurios is amongst the best in the Pittsburgh metro area. You will not be disappointed with the variety of options on the menu. Note that the pizzas are very small and will only serve 1-2 at most.

Start your meal off with a fresh salad (they are delicious). Pizza options include everything from Margherita, to Quattro Formaggi (4 cheese), to Contadina (eggplant and roasted red peppers). The Fungi featuring mushrooms and house made mozzarella is a great vegetarian choice. There are lots of choices for meat lovers, a few for vegetarians, and a marinara for vegans and anyone else avoiding dairy.

For all the sweet lovers out there, they serve fantastic gelato. The menu varies throughout the year, with everything from cookie dough, to peanut butter cup, to strawberry cheesecake on rotation. A variety of dairy-free flavors are also available.


Service is always great here. The pizza never takes too long even on busier weekends, although there may be a wait to get inside due to the small space.


The dining space is modern and upscale although a bit cramped and noisy. There is little decor to speak of. However, the trendy location nearby many Shadyside shops and coffeehouses is a big bonus.

Final Remarks

Mercurio’s is one of the best restaurants in Shadyside, as well as one of the best places to enjoy pizza in Pittsburgh. This small family-owned gem is a great place to enjoy some comfort Italian food plus gelato. Pricing is affordable for the area and the great location nearby many shops is a big bonus.