The former Alcoa Building on Sixth Ave has a new tenant. Talia Cucina & Rosticceria, a new Italian restaurant, is now occupying the space across the street from Hotel Monaco after opening their doors on March 13.
Talia Cucina & Rosticceria is the second downtown restaurant owned by Julian Vallozzi. He opened Vallozzi’s on Fifth Avenue in 2012, which is the local sister restaurant to the long-established Greensburg Vallozzi’s.
Differing from Vallozzi’s, Talia Cucina & Rosticceria is meant to be more casual with an open-air dining room and a bar. The intent was to create “a place to stop and savor really phenomenal food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere.”
The focal point of Talia’s menu is their slow-roasted meats, which come from a giant rotisserie that was custom-built in France. Served alongside the delectable meats are Italian dishes like house-made pastas, fresh fish and a large variety of antipasti. They also feature a wide selection of pizzas with toppings ranging from soppressata to red-skinned potatoes.
Beyond just the restaurant though, Talia will house Pittsburgh’s first amari bar. Italian for “bitter,” these herbal liqueurs are commonly drunk as an after-dinner digestif. Talia will feature 20 amari, along with a seasonal cocktail list, imported Italian wines and traditional bar drinks.