Explore the 4 top spots in Pittsburgh's Lower Lawrenceville neighborhood

Umami | Photo: Qianrong H./Yelp

Looking to uncover all that Lower Lawrenceville has to offer? Get to know this Pittsburgh neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Japanese spot to a pizzeria.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Lower Lawrenceville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Umami

Topping the list is sushi bar, bar and Japanese spot Umami. Located at 202 38th St. above the Round Corner Cantina, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 316 reviews on Yelp. 

This spot specializes in specialty Japanese-based beverages, including a collection of sake, low-proof alcohol, Japanese beers and more. On the food menu, look for Scottish salmon, Wagyu beef and sushi rolls. 

2. Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar

Next up is Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar, a spot to score beer, wine and spirits, situated at 300 39th St. With five stars out of 233 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

This spot, which also boasts other locations in Pennsylvania, along with Cleveland, Ohio, specializes in hard apple cider, cider-style fruit and grape wines and mead. 

3. Espresso a Mano

Espresso a Mano, a spot to score coffee, tea and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 3623 Butler St., 4.5 stars out of 342 reviews. 

This spot, which was founded in 2009, offers espresso and fine coffee beverages, according to its website. On the menu, look for lattes, French press coffee, hot chocolate, tea and pastries. 

4. Driftwood Oven

Driftwood Oven, a spot to score pizza and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 152 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3615 Butler St. to see for yourself. 

Bon Appétit named this spot one of the top 50 emerging restaurants in the country. On the menu, look for pizza pies, Italian hoagies, meatball plates and more. 


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