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Bloomfield is Pittsburgh's "Little Italy" - it's Italian roots reaching back more than five generations. The Bloomfield Bridge connects the neighborhood to the universities and cultural attractions in Oakland. Its colorful mix of shops and restaurants are renowned. Bloomfield is a feast as rich to the eyes as the homemade tortellini and cannoli in its shop windows are to the stomach.

The Vibe

Old-world, working-class, decidedly urban.

The List

  1. Shop at authentic Italian grocers and bakeries with food that makes your mouth water
  2. Celebrate Italian-American heritage at the three-day Little Italy Days held every August
  3. Bloomfield loves a parade - take part in the annual Columbus Day and Halloween parades - several thousand people celebrate along Liberty Avenue
  4. Enjoy one of the nation's best burgers at Tessaro's
  5. Experience Bloomfield's offerings by taking a 'Burgh Bits & Bites Food Tour

The Name

Bloomfield figured prominently in Revolutionary War Era accounts of Pittsburgh and Fort Pitt. George Washington's journal described traveling from Liberty Village along "the high ground through a field of many blooms"-hence the name Bloomfield.

One More Thing

Indulge in Grasso Roberto's "spaghetti ice cream," a decadent gelato confection that looks exactly like spaghetti and meatballs!

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