International and specialty cuisines are alive and well in Pittsfield – Italian, Indian, Columbian, Korean, Thai, Mexican, Southern Barbecue, vegan and more. From Columbian empanadas to Sicilian Cartoccis there is something for everyone. Photo credit: Trattoria Rustica
Authentic rustic Italian specialties, direct from Brooklyn to the Berkshires. Enjoy mouth-watering pizzas, homemade pastas, ravioli, calzones, and other Italo-Brooklyn delights. Mostly takeout and delivery.
123 North St. | 413-242-9050 | brklynsbest.com
House of India
With its excellent downtown location steps from the Beacon Cinema this North Indian restaurant is a convenient and delicious stop before or after a movie or show. Nicknamed the “Jewel in the Crown” this is a longtime downtown fixture. The popular Grand Lunch Buffet includes specialty dishes, fresh-baked Indian breads and home-made rice pudding served in beautiful Indian copper pots. Bollywood movies playing non-stop in the dining room only enhance the Indian experience. Open for dinner as well. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are availble. Robust takeout business..
75 North St. | 413-443-3262 | houseofindiaonline.com
The well established chef and restaurateur, Jae Chung, brings his award-winning Pan-Asian cuisine to the Hilton Garden Inn, serving Sushi, Pad Thai, and Korean specialties. Full bar and lovely outdoor patio in season.
1032 South St. at the Hilton Garden Inn | 413-464-8791 | jaesrestaurant.com
This highly rated Tyler Street gem has been serving authentic Columbian and Latin American cuisine under the trusted hand of chef/owner Miguel Gomez since 2003. Folks come from far and wide to dine on authentic appetizers and entrees often accompanied by fried plantains, rice and beans. The atmosphere is very casual with an open kitchen but their outstanding food paired with South American beers, Botero prints on the walls, and large screen TV showing soccer games all work together to make for a memorable Latin experience and return visits.
770 Tyler St. | 413-443-6969 | lafogatarestaurante.com
The Mazzeo family has been serving up old school Italian classics for nearly half a century. They are famous for their eggplant parmesan and cavatelli, a thin shell pasta featured in a variety of main dishes, lovingly made by the family matriarch. The robust menu also includes a variety of meat, seafood and other Italian classics. Reservations recommended.
1015 South St. | 413-448-2095 | mazzeosristorante.com
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant
Traditional Mexican dishes served up in a casual atmosphere. Gluten free options and full bar featuring freshly squeezed lime margaritas. Daily lunch & dinner. The unforgettable eye-catching Day of the Dead mural on the wall elevates the understated ambiance.
156 North St. | 413-499-2266 | panchospittsfieldma.com
This one room hole-in the-wall restaurant on the historic westside of Pittsfield is home to the legendary “92nd Sauce,” Smokey Diva’s signature barbecue sauce created by their grandmother in 1973. Lorraine Jones, carries on the family tradition of serving southern barbecue and soul food to complement their line of barbecue sauce, which is sold in markets throughout the Northeast. Their small but tasty menu features slow-smoked meats, such as pork ribs, pulled pork or brisket and side dishes like mac and cheese, collard greens, maple sweet potatoes, and cornbread. Photo credit: Ben Garver, The Berkshire Eagle
239 Onota St. | 413-344-4206 | 92ndsauce.com
Thistle & Mirth
Excellent Ramen bar with noodles, soups and an exceptional craft beer selection.
44 West St. | 413-344-4335 | facebook.com/thistleandmirth
Enjoy delicious vegan cuisine in a renovated old diner adjacent to historic Wahconah Park. Vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike can select from dozens of high quality, organic menu options: soups, salads, sandwiches, buddha bowls, entrees, and desserts. Don’t be fooled by the full and diverse menu of meaty-sounding items, everything really is plant-based!
145 Wahconah Street | 413-344-9353 | thrivediner.com
Tito’s Mexican Grill
Busy, brick-lined spot with a long bar for Mexican favorites, pitchers of margaritas & draft beer.
34 Depot Street | 413-464-9468 | titosmexicangrillpittsfield.com
Chef Davide Manzo has created one of the most romantic and beautiful restaurants in the Berkshires. Enjoy sophisticated southern Italian fare in a lantern-lit, brick-and-stone interior, featuring specialties cooked in a wood-fired oven. Delightful alfresco dining in season.
27 McKay St. | 413-499-1192 | trattoria-rustica.com
Vong’s Thai Restaurant
Jae Chung’s second restaurant keeps the city and the hospital staff happy with its easy location across from Berkshire Medical Center. While his eponymous Jae’s Asian Bistro is an eclectic mix of Pan-Asian cuisines, Vong’s is primarily Thai with a sprinkling of Vietnamese dishes. There’s a large assortment of entrees featuring seafood, noodles, fried rice, curries, vegetarian options, house specialties and a back page for Vietnamese dishes.
157 Seymour St. | 413-442-6000 | vongs.hrpos.heartland.us/menu
Zucchini’s Restaurant & Catering
Culinary Institute of America trained Chef and owner Mickey Soldato and his wife Lynne pride themselves on preparing outstanding food at prices the average family can afford. From the homemade Neapolitan pizza crust to the freshly baked ciabatta bread, Zucchini’s Restaurant strives to give you an authentic Italian dining experience along with a few American twists.
1331 North St. | 413- 442-2777 | zucchinisrestaurant.com