Tessaro's is famous for its huge hamburgers. Patrons pack the restaurant nightly waiting to eat the American cuisine, which includes everything from ... More
Tessaro's is famous for its huge hamburgers. Patrons pack the restaurant nightly waiting to eat the American cuisine, which includes everything from steak sandwiches to soups to seafood selections. The chef cooks on a hardwood grill, which lends a delicious taste to the steaks and fish. The restaurant has different dishes on special each night. For example Monday specials are Mexican, while Thursday's the feature food is ribs.
Fantastic burgers. These are amazing. Don't even try other menu items until you've had one of the burgers. They use custom ground meat, like a fine steak. Even though the patties are thick, well-done burgers are not burnt on the outside, and a medium-rare is not left raw in the middle.
They serve them with home fries, which I find need to be cooked well done, but special requests don't phase these folks at all.
The owner, or a family member always meets you at the door, and the service is great. Don't expect much elbow room, as the people at the next table are closer to you than table mates at other restaurants would be.
There's a great selection of draft beers too.
Definitely a must when in Pittsburgh. Their signature burgers are the best in the Burgh. Made with a beef mixture that's especially mixed and ground to their specifications. The dining room is on the small side but this is part of the ambiance. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Tessaro's.
We visited Saturday late night, June 21, 2008 (our 33rd anniversary). We ran into the restaurant in the pouring rain to jump into a great little restaurant with wonderful food. After a great day visiting Pittsburgh, PA, Tessaro's provided a wonderful late night meal. We both had burgers; she had the cheeseburger with potato salad while I had the gourmet burger with home fries. The food was delicious! Do yourself a favor and look at the ceiling while you're there. Nice. I wish they had the fireplace blazing in the small upper dining area that cold, wet night, but everything else was perfect. Thanks Tessaro's for a great evening. Jim and Marsha
I saw this restaurant on the show the Best Of a couple years back and was in the area to go on a visit to Pitt University and remembered it. I drove there and it was worth the hour wait to sit. The owner is very friendly and I would reccomend it to anyone who lives near Pittsburgh or visiting the city. It truely is the Best of burger places that I've ever been to.