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Cafe Io

300A Beverly Rd. (Overlook Dr.) Send to Phone
412-440-0414 | Menu
Cafe Io celebrates a relaxed neighborhood spirit.
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Cafe Io Restaurant Review

: If you live nearby, you’ll meet neighbors. If you come from across town, you’ll make friends with diners at the next table. That’s the charm of Café Io, formerly Iovino's Café. For owners Jeff Iovino, who is the chef, and his wife, Carol, who runs the front of the house, the café's fresh, more relaxed expression fulfills a dream. Casual blue table covers have replaced the former stiff white linen. The strident orange façade and canopy yields to more soothing shades of blue. Lighter fare from the lunch menu --- soups, salads, sandwiches, variations on hummus --- combines with dinner items to present a most extensive day-long list of choices. Focus on simple dishes --- steak, chicken Marsala, roasted whole branzino --- still inventive but somewhat family casual. Three straightforward desserts --- brownie sundae, berry torte, tiramisu --- satisfy the need for a sweet ending. While the restaurant has a full liquor license, the eclectic wine list remains modest, focusing on four reds, four whites and essentially wines by the glass. A $10 corkage fee applies to BYOB.

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