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.
Really the only place in Pittsburgh worth going to if you would like a burger. They have seemed to master the art of making them. The place is usually pretty busy and seating is at a premium, so don't be surprised to have a wait for a table. Really, when was the last time you had to wait for a table to get a burger? Like I said, they are that good.
Tessaro's has the best combination for a fun, casual evening out with friends. It is simply the best burger in the city. And it's such a lively place, I never fail to take out of towners.
You might think you're in a younger, hipper city - like Toronto or Minneapolis.
A lot of fun.
This place will serve you the best burger you have ever had but don't ask for fries 'cause they don't serve them. What they do serve is a half-pound burger (that is a half pound AFTER they are cooked) that is ground on location and made from ground sirloin, ground tenderloin and ground chuck mixed. You pick what you want on it and what side you want - anything from steamed broccoli to macaroni salad to potato chips. Beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda......singles, kids, families, couples.............
It is not fancy and service can be brusque. But it is one of the only places that an out-of-towner can be a regular, where the server remembers what you'd like to drink, how you want your burger cooked and whether you're going to order soup or not. Where old men mingle with college students and people wait in line on a Saturday afternoon. It is located in the Little Italy section of Pittsburgh where, from the outside, you smell wood burning and burgers cooking rather than garlic and pizza. When I move away from Western Pennsylvania I will miss this place the most of all.
Not a secret this place has the best burgers in town. I had the tuna melt and that was pretty good too. Yet another local restaurant to love in Pittsburgh. We also give this place stars for the bathroom doors that are from old law offices.