The Liberty Avenue storefront across from West Penn Hospital, once home to Cafe Roma, has become the home of a new Italian restaurant. Stagioni will open its door this Sunday for brunch and then for a grand opening dinner on Tuesday. Chef Stephen Felder and restaurant owner Cara DelSignore moved to Pittsburgh -- DelSignore's hometown -- almost three years ago, hoping to open up their own restaurant.
The restaurant is named after the Italian word for seasons, becauseFelder gets much of his inspiration from what's available at the local farmer's market. Diners can expect to see menu items such as market-inspired salads, braised beef short ribs with root vegetables, and house-made gnocchi. Felder and DelSignore designed the menu to be affordable without sacrificing quality of ingredients, and most entrees will be priced at around $15 to $18.
Stagioni will be open seven days a week, with brunch only on Sundays, lunch only on Mondays, and lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday; BYOB; 4770 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield; 412-687-5775.