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Cafe Zinho

238 Spahr St. (Ellsworth Ave.) Send to Phone
Café Zinho adds pizzazz to a casual neighborhood scene.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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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.


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