COMING SOON

Alta Via Pizzeria, Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave., East Liberty

big Burrito Restaurant Group is taking a bite out of Bakery Square with a casual concept serving Alta Via pizza and other Italian fare including focaccia pizza, sandwiches and veggie-forward entrees.

Alta Via, 2 PPG Place, Market Square, Downtown

In 2023, Market Square will get a taste of what folks in Fox Chapel have loved since 2019. Alta Via, big Burrito Restaurant Group’s Italian eatery, is opening a second area spot. The menu focuses on modern Italian fare such as pasta, seafood and vegetable-forward appetizers and entrees made over an open, wood-fired grill.

Café Momentum, 274 Forbes Ave., Downtown

Founded in 2015 in Dallas to rave reviews, Café Momentum is more than an eatery. It’s a fresh start for justice-involved youth. Like the original site, the Pittsburgh location will serve as a training ground for youth ages 15 to 19 who have been through the county’s juvenile probation program. Participants will learn all aspects of the food service business as well as life and social skills.

Caliente specializes in good beer and big pizzas. Photo by Kristy Locklin.

Caliente Pizza & Draft House, 288 W. Steuben St., Crafton

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Caliente is opening its seventh location. The latest link in the pizza chain will occupy the former Sharp Edge space in Crafton. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Camino Mexican Street Food, 4428 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield

If you enjoy a nice, relaxing dinner at Totopo Cocina & Cantina in Mt. Lebanon and Shadyside’s Tocayo, you might like the change of pace the company’s fast-casual concept is bringing to the former Del’s in Little Italy in late 2022.

CoNectar, 411 Grant Ave., Millvale

This summer is going to “bee sweet” when CoNectar, a flora-to-table honey shop, opens in Millvale. Patrons can enjoy beverages and small plates and buy local honey and other merchandise — all while learning about bees and their integral role in the ecosystem.

EYV, 424 E. Ohio St., North Side

Eat your vegetables at EYV. No, seriously. That’s what the name means. The veggie-forward restaurant will open this spring in Deutschtown.

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at Given to Fly. Photo courtesy of Galley Group.

Given to Fly at Federal Galley, 200 Children’s Way, North Side

This chicken sandwich concept, which opens the first week of April, will be taking the place of Sultry at the food hall.

Jak’s Bakery, 4310 Main St., Bloomfield

For years, Zhelyazko “Jak” Latinov has provided Pittsburghers with Bulgarian baked goods sold at pop-up events and farmers’ markets throughout the city. Later this year, he’ll open a brick-and-mortar shop in Bloomfield. In the meantime, follow Jak’s Bakery on social media to find out where you can score some treats.

The Journeyman’s Table, 3523 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville

After renovating this Lawrenceville landmark — which has operated as a tavern since 1887 — chef Dan DeRight is adding scratch-made pasta dishes, smoked meats and veggie-forward offerings to its long history.

Lawrenceville Market House restaurant, 4112 Butler St., Lawrenceville

You can already get a doughnut and go shopping at this Butler Street retail emporium. In the coming months, an eatery will open in the building’s lower level with a Tim Burton-esque theme.

Le Porc, The Highline, 339 McKean St., South Side

Get your wine and swine on at Le Porc. The vino and charcuterie bar will occupy a space in The Highline later this year.

Local Provisions, 1111 Freeport Road, Fox Chapel

By late summer, Brian and Jessica Pekarcik will debut their market and café in the old Community Market space. They will be selling seasonal produce along with local goods and chef-inspired grub.

Papa J’s, 54 21st St., Strip District

A new incarnation of Carnegie’s popular Papa J’s — which was gutted in a fire — will set up in the old Smallman Galley site in the Strip.

Ritual House, Union Trust Building, 501 Grant St., Downtown

Ricky and Michelle Kirsop, who run Coast & Main Seafood and Chophouse in Monroeville, are bringing their brand of elevated cuisine to Downtown later this year.

The Speckled Egg, 27th St., SouthSide Works

The Speckled Egg hatched Downtown in 2019. This year there will be a second location in the Town Center at SouthSide Works. The spot will also double as a Commonplace Coffee café.

Storyville Lounge, 753 E. Warrington Ave., Allentown

The owners of Dr. Tumblety’s Time-Inspired Specialty Shop are big fans of the Big Easy. They’re bringing the New Orleans vibe to Allentown this year, with a speak-easy style bar and the Inspired by Spirits Distillery.

William Penn Tavern, 3810 Butler St., Lawrenceville

One of Shadyside’s most popular bars is relocating. In June, owner Richard Rattner and his longtime staff are hauling their entire bobblehead collection to the former Franktuary space on Butler Street. The new place will be a replica of the original site, except with more seating.