Olive Or Twist

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(412) 255-0524

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a pun on words but a good restaurant Mar 04, 2008
So in 2006 my friends and I went to see the Phantom of the Opera. We wanted to go out to eat before hand but none of us have ever eaten in the cultural district of Pittsburgh. We scoured the internet that would have a little bit of everything for 6 different tastes and a reasonable price. We found Olive or Twist, a pun on martini's, located down the street from Heinz Hall.

We parked in our usual parking garage...it's $5 after 5PM for all night parking. And we walked up and down 6th Street trying to find it...we didn't see it and we thought we were going to miss our reservation. The reason why we couldn't find it is because it blends in with the background. The width of the restaurant is the size of the door and a small window and the awning is what says the name...which we would have seen if we were on the opposite side of the street.

We entered into the restaurant and more than half of it is a bar that specializes in martini's...they have more than 30 types of martinis with names like Georgia Peach; Bikini; Rajun Cajun martini; The Big Cheese Martini, with blue-cheese-stuffed olives; the Sour Apple Martini, which is one of its most popular; and the Simply Acai Martini, a mix between blueberry and pomegranate.

Chef Josh Johnson, a Pittsburgh native, has been at Olive or Twist since it opened in 2001. He has kept the menu simple, with an emphasis on salads and sandwiches. The good thing is everything on the menu is trans-fat-free! Most everybody got a salad except one person...they got an entree...and everything was a delicious blend of flavor that you are sure to savor every bite!

The restaurant doesn't require reservations...but with the limited seating I recommend calling in advance; especially with a larger party before a show at one of the theaters in the Cultural District!
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