Bloomfield is a middle-class Italian-German neighborhood that is very quiet and offers affordable housing close to campus (just over 2 miles “as the crow flies”). The neighborhood is populated largely by families, and most apartments are in older houses or small apartment buildings. If you are looking to buy a house, homes in Bloomfield go for reasonable prices and have good resale values.
While transportation can be challenging on the north end of the neighborhood, the end nearer to Shadyside and Friendship is close to both PAT routes into Oakland and other destinations and to Pitt shuttle routes.
It has a lively mix of restaurants (my favorite being Thai Cuisine), coffee shops, and Italian grocery stores (be sure to check out the Groceria Italiana’s “homemade” ravioli) in its business district along Liberty Avenue. Bloomfield also provides easy access to the Strip District and Shadyside’s shopping districts.
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- Angelo's Pizzeria
- Alexander’s Italian Bistro
- Café Roma
- Grasso Roberto Cafe (Try their "Spaghetti Ice Cream")
- Pleasure Bar & Restaurant
- Ritter's Diner (Late night complete with table jukeboxes)
- Tram's Kitchen
- Tessaro’s (Best burger in the burgh)
- Thai Cuisine (Awesome curries)
- Unique Pizza Factory
- Donatelli’s Italian Food Market
- Groceria Italiana (Best ravioli and deli)
- Humble Beginnings Art Gallery
- Paddy Cake Bakery
- SOUND CAT RECORDS
Health and Wellness
- Exercise Warehouse Gym & Fitness Center: 412-621-1650
- Vygor Fitness & Nutrition: 412-681-4605
- 54C to Oakland
- 77C and 78C to Shadyside