Isabel Ramirez and Ethan Cioffi are excited to serve customers inside Gaucho's new space. Photo courtesy of Gaucho Parilla Argentina.

Gaucho, the former Strip District destination for sandwiches and wood-fired meat, is now fully operational Downtown.

The popular restaurant, located at 146 Sixth St., opened for takeout in June. Dine-in hours are noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Online ordering is still available for contactless pickup through the front windows along Penn Avenue. Patrons can also head to the “Baby Gaucho” area to place takeout orders and grab beer and wine to go.

The first- and second-floor dining rooms seat approximately 35 customers at socially distanced tables.

Although you can’t yet belly up to the downstairs bar due to COVID-19 restrictions, it’s fully stocked and the draft list features offerings from local breweries including Allegheny City Brewing, Spring Hill Brewing and Helicon Brewing.

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina opened seven years ago at 1601 Penn Ave., on the edge of the Strip District. It closed March 19, more than a month earlier than planned due to COVID-19, to move to its new spot, the former Six Penn Kitchen, which boasts a bigger kitchen and two bars.

Asado, the company’s food truck, is currently available for small, private events to ensure the safety of the crew and guests.

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.