It’s starting to feel like summertime! But in the wake of COVID-19 cancellations and closures, many find themselves pining over summers gone by and longing for the return of their favorite sunny weather activities. Now that we’re entering the Green Phase of Governor Wolf’s reopening plan, some summer staples are making a slow comeback—in particular restaurant dining.
While some may still be leery to dine-in, many Mt. Lebanon restaurants with outdoor dining areas will be inviting customers back, effective Friday, June 5!
Here’s what we know about the outdoor dining options that will be available, with social distancing rules and CDC guidelines in place.
Aladdin’s Eatery – 630 Washington Road- Parties of six and under will be seated at a first-come, first-served basis. Customers can put their name in to receive a text when a table becomes available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House – 307 Beverly Road- Their rooftop deck is open by reservation only. Call 412-563-5300 to reserve your space.
BRGR – 1500 Washington Road, in the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon- The outdoor patio will be open, with tables arranged to accommodate for social distancing rules. They ask that you wear a mask when you arrive. Hours are noon to 9 p.m.
Hitchhiker Brewing – 190 Castle Shannon Boulevard- The taproom will open at a limited capacity. They are resuming their regular hours.
Il Pizzaiolo – 703 Washington Road- The patio will be open with fewer tables to accommodate social distancing rules. First-come, first-served. They open at noon and close at 9 p.m. weeknights and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Saloon of Mt. Lebanon – 622 Washington Road- The restaurant, including the deck, will be open at 50% capacity. All guests will be seated (no standing), and must wear a mask when they are out of their seat. They are resuming their regular hours.
Totopo – 660 Washington Road- The restaurant, including outdoor space, will be open at 50% capacity. Tables are reservation-only and are limited to a maximum of 10 people and a minimum of 2. Customers should wear face masks when they are not seated at their table. They are open at 3 daily, and closing times vary throughout the week.
Zorros – 1573 McFarland Road- Outdoor seating by reservation only. Call 412-502-2676, leave your name, number and requested reservation date and time. They will call back within 24 hours to confirm.
Please remember that, regardless of whether or not a restaurant has outdoor seating, most of them remain open for take-out orders. Visit the Mt. Lebanon Partnership page  for more information. So if you’d like to create your own outdoor dining experience, pick up a meal from your favorite restaurant, and head to a lovely outdoor spot to chow down (all parks and fields have now reopened, too)!
Finally, please note that some restaurants with outdoor dining rooms will be opening soon, but are currently waiting to prep their spaces or put certain protocols in place. But if we’ve missed someone whose outdoor dining space is open this weekend (June 5 to 7), email us here .