Happy Valentine’s Day!

Have you gotten gifts or planned a special evening yet for your Valentine?

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and we know how hard it is to come up with a special gift or evening for your loved one.  So, we have created a list to help you find unique gifts from delightful local shops in the Greater Pittsburgh area.  Whether you want chocolates, flowers, a nice romantic dinner, or an evening out, we have some options for you.

The Farmer’s Daughter

As a local floral shop, The Farmer’s Daughter strives to take your vision and make it a reality.  Their floral arrangements look natural and the attention to every detail is astounding.

431 E. Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tuesday – Friday 11AM to 7PM, Saturday 11AM to 4PM

The Blooming Dahlia

Since 1996, Melissa Sacco, of the Blooming Dahlia in Mt. Lebanon, has been creating masterpieces for her clients using seasonal flowers.

308 Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15216

The Speckled Hen

Not located in the Pittsburgh area is the Speckled Hen, a small, gourmet chocolate company, owned and operated by Valerie Cannon.  She creates unique and beautiful chocolate confections that not only look wonderful, but they taste just as good.  It is definitely worth the drive to try some chocolate from the Speckled Hen.

656 Saxonburg Blvd, Saxonburg, PA 16056

Tuesday – Thursday 10AM to 6PM, Friday – Saturday 10AM to 5PM

The Milkshake Factory

Does your significant other love milkshakes and handmade chocolates?  Then you need to visit the Milkshake Factory to try their handspun milkshakes, sundaes, and variety of fine chocolates selection.  You can have any flavor of milkshake that you could possibly think of.

South Side Location:  1705 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Monday – Friday 11AM to 10PM, Saturday & Sunday 11AM to 10PM

Downtown Location:  Tower at PNC Plaza, 314 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Monday – Thursday 11AM to 10PM, Friday 11AM to 11PM, Saturday 12 to 11PM, Sunday 12 to 10PM

Naturoll

Naturoll is an ice cream revolution.  Using methods perfected in Thailand, they freeze ice cream batter and roll it into 5 perfect rolls right before your eyes.  Its ice cream and a show!

4318 Butler Street, Pittsbugh, PA 15201

Tuesday – Thursday 3 to 9PM, Friday 3 to 10PM, Saturday 12 to 10PM, Sunday 12 to 6PM

La Gourmandine Bakery & Pastry Shop

With two locations, in Mt. Lebanon and Lawrenceville, La Gourmandine produces quality breads, pastries, desserts, and sandwiches.  The authentic French atmosphere will transport you across the Atlantic and provides an authentic and romantic experience.

Lawrenceville:  4605 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Monday – Friday 7:30AM to 4:30PM, Saturday & Sunday 9AM to 2:30PM

Mt. Lebanon:  300 Cochran Rd, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228

Monday – Friday 7AM to 5PM, Saturday 8AM to 3:30PM, Sunday 8AM to 2:30PM

Oakmont Bakery

Since they opened in 1988, Oakmont Bakery has been a Pittsburgh staple, serving some of the best breads, pastries, and baked goods, in the city.  They have a wide variety of goods and little café area where you can sit and enjoy your purchases with your loved one.  I cannot recommend the pepperoni bread enough.

531 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139

Monday – Saturday 6AM to 7PM, Sunday 6AM to 3PM

Il Pizzaiolo

Do you and your significant other love pizza, especially real Napoli style pizza?  Then you definitely have to try Il Pizzaiolo, genuine Napoletana cuisine, with locations in Warrendale and Mt. Lenanon, with another location coming soon to Indiana Township.

Warrendale:  701 Warrendale Village Dr., Warrendale, PA 15086

Monday – Thursday 11AM to 10PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM to 11PM, Sunday 12 to 9PM

Mt. Lebanon:  703 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228

Monday – Thursday 12 to 10PM, Friday & Saturday 12 to 11PM, Sunday 12 to 9PM

Off the Hook

Off the Hook is a restaurant that focuses on the wonderful tastes of the sea.  With a raw oyster bar, diners can watch as their food is prepped and cooked before their eyes.  The best part about this restaurant is that you can order your favorite fish to go and cook it at home, with recipe cards supplied by Off the Hook, to have an even more intimate night at home with your loved ones.

908 Warrendale Village Drive, Warrendale, PA 15086

Monday – Thursday 5 to 9:30 PM, Friday & Saturday 5 to 10PM

La Tavola

Looking for authentic Italian food made fresh daily in a quiet and romantic atmosphere?  One of Mount Washington’s hidden gems is La Tavola, an authentic Italian restaurant that creates Italian masterpieces.  With BYOB policy, you can bring your date, a favorite bottle of wine, and enjoy a fantastic selection of Italian dishes and desserts.  And if dining in isn’t for you, then do have takeout services available

1 Boggs Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Tuesday – Thursday 5 to 10 PM, Friday & Saturday 5 to 11PM

Cioppino

Located in the Strip District, Cioppino offers a wide variety of seafood and chophouse fare in a steakhouse atmosphere.  They pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients and cater to all kinds of lifestyles (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.).

2350 Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Monday – Thursday 5 to 10PM, Friday & Saturday 5 to 11 PM

Bigham Tavern

If you like a more relaxed restaurant with a friendly staff and great high end bar food, you have got to check out Bigham Tavern.  Known for their award winning wings and deluxe mac and cheese, Bigham is the perfect place to hang out, grab a bite and brew, and watch some sports.  The best part?  You can come as you are, especially if you are hungry.

321 Bigham Street, Mt. Washington, PA 15211

Monday – Friday 11AM to 2AM, Saturday & Sunday 10AM to 2AM (Kitchen is open until 1 AM)

Brunch:  Saturdays & Sundays 10AM

Carnegie Museum of Art Exhibits

Iris van Herpen:  Transforming Fashion

“Fashion designer Iris van Herpen (Dutch, b. 1984) marries precision and meticulous handcraft, inventive technological solutions, and a striking, futuristic aesthetic.” The exhibit is open now until May 1st.

The Warhol Museum

Firelei Báez: Bloodlines

“Tracing the history of social movements in the United States and the Caribbean, Firelei Báez: Bloodlines presents a new body of work by Firelei Báez… Bloodlines showcases paintings and drawings depicting textiles, hair designs, and body ornaments, linking symbols of power with human gestures.” Open until May 21st.

The Frick Museum Exhibits

The Frick Collects:  From Rubens to Monet

“From Henry Clay Frick’s early purchases, to his daughter Helen’s collecting interests, through to the acquisitions that have been made by the museum in recent years, visitors will see and learn about the enduring legacy of the Frick family as art collectors.” Open until May 14th.

The Incline

Take your valentine for a ride on the incline to take in one of Pittsburgh’s most spectacular views. At the top of Mount Washington, be sure to take advantage of the viewing and photo opportunity on one of the overlooks.

The Incline runs Monday through Saturday 5:30AM to 12:30AM, Sunday and Holidays 7AM to 12:30AM

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