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The best Turkish dining in Pittsburgh

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Dinner and a Show: Ishtar to Perform

Posted by istanbulgrille on 11 February 2009

Ishtar will be playing the classics of Turkey and the Mediterranean at the Istanbul Grille on Feb 27. For reservations call 412-325-3347


Ishtar is comprised of Melissa Murphey on clarinet, Jeff Chmielarski on electric bass, Rob Metil on Fender Stratocaster guitar, Mark DeFilippo on darbuka, and Beth DeFilippo on riq. Playing their own unique interpretation of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean folk melodies, Ishtar performs songs that were popular in the bellydancing nightclub scene during the mid-20th century. This exceptional fusion of traditional songs with surf rock elements has become: BellyRock. The evening will also feature belly dancer Janim. You can learn more about Ishtar at or and about Janim at


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Istanbul Grilled a 2008 City Paper Staff Pick

Posted by istanbulgrille on 11 December 2008

photo by Heather Mull

photo by Heather Mull

In the Best of 2008 Staff Picks for food and drink at the Pittsburgh City Paper, Istanbul Grille was named “Best way to feel like you’re supping in Constantinople … or whatever it’s called nowadays.” Check out our Press page for link and PDF file!

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New Press Review

Posted by istanbulgrille on 4 October 2008

Another great review– this time focused on our new location on Centre Ave. Check it out in Thursday’s Post-Gazette Magazine, online, or pdf.

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Hoş Geldiniz…

Posted by istanbulgrille on 2 October 2008

Welcome to the Istanbul Grille in Pittsburgh, now with two great locations! This is an interactive site. Please feel free to add comments and suggestions, tag your own Istanbul Grille flickr photos, and contribute reviews! Explore our pages listed at top and right and stay tuned for more. And stop by either of our two locations, Centre Ave or Craig Street, for the best baklava in Pittsburgh!

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