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Cafe Zinho

238 Spahr St. (Ellsworth Ave.) Send to Phone
Café Zinho adds pizzazz to a casual neighborhood scene.
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3.5 rating over 3 reviews

Cafe Zinho Restaurant Review

: Café Zinho is equal parts neighborhood hangout and culinary hideaway. The clientele ranges from the young and the pierced to the coifed ladies of Shadyside and graying academic couples from nearby universities. Birthed in a former garage, the bistro flaunts funky décor (odds and ends of tables and chairs, flea market and antique shop finds), although it now sports tamer gray interior paint, plus white tablecloths and cloth napkins. Multicolored glass chandeliers and great swags of tasseled drapes lend drama. The relaxed but stylish à la carte menu runs from seasonal soups, salads, sandwiches, dinner entrées and house-made desserts. Perennially popular options include the burger and any of the fish dishes. Ebullient conversations elevate the noise level, but it's a welcome social scene. BYOB.

User Ratings & Reviews for Cafe Zinho
Average rating    5
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A gem!
by artfreakroyal on Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:50 am
I have wanted to try Cafe Zinho for a while now. It always looks very inviting when I pass. Over the summer I was thinking of taking some friends here. Last night I decided to try it out for myself. The staff was friendly, attentive and jovial from the moment we walked in the door. Even without reservations and a full restaurant on New Year's Eve they made room for us and were very accommodating. The wait staff was attentive, but not overly so. The highlight of this upscale, yet earthy restaurant is the food. Each person in my group of four ordered something different and everything was truly superb. I have not had better duck anywhere in the city. I will definitely be going back to Cafe Zinho and highly recommend it to anyone for an intimate couples dinner or for a small group. The combination of service - a sophisticated yet unpretentious atmosphere and delicious food make this a true gem in my mind. It is nice to experience fine dining in a place where you can relax, where there is a little more character than usual and where you can look around and see something more interesting than a vase flower arrangement.
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