Visit PaPa Js Twin Plaza Restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Strip District for the Best of Italia.

Our Pizza is the style of the Roman Baker. Dough is nearly equal parts water and a custom flour blend mixed in stages and afforded plenty of rest time to develop slowly for several days in bulk prior to being draped into specialized, coated aluminum pans and baked on a stone at very high heat. Once removed from the oven, pizza is left to cool, breathe, and release moisture on special perforated pans. These processes create an open crumb, a light, airy and crunchy crust that is unique. PaPa J’s Pizza is twice baked and offered fresh all day street style – by the cut. In the spirit of the Strip District, try the pizza folded in half and wrapped in wax paper when you take it on the road (and add a some sautéed Banana Peppers.) When you won’t eat the pizza until later ask for ambient and reheat it in an oven or air fryer for a few minutes – it will be perfect. 

Pasta is fresh made featuring Semolina and Water only and cold extruded from bronze dies. At PaPa J’s you choose your noodle and your sauce and your dish is made fresh at your order. Fresh pasta is the best in that it is a passionate romance and coming together of the pasta and the sauce. PaPa J’s Fresh Made Pastas are packaged dried and fully shelf stabilized to enjoy at home and give as gifts. 

Our Gelato program is committed highest quality in store experience. Each batch is scaled, pasteurized and frozen independently. Only the most considerate processing of the best flavors of fresh fruits, roasted nuts and highest quality chocolates make PaPa J’s Gelato extraordinary. Our Gelato is available over the counter scooped into cups, cones or hand pint-ed to take home.

Our Full Bar features Boutique Cocktails: Negroni, Aperol Spritz and Amaro Menu, 20 Cold Drafts including locals and nationals, select Wines by the Glass and very well priced bottles, Gelato Cocktails, Sorbets floated in Prosecco, Sorbets corrected with flavored Whiskey’s and Affogatos.

We are most grateful to keep alive PaPa J’s Brand which started in Carnegie, PA in 1987 and to showcase the Troiani Family’s renovation of it’s historic Twin Plaza building at 21st Street and Smallman in the Strip District.

We are grateful to welcome Family and Friends in celebration of Beautiful Food, Simply Prepared.

Featuring: Full Service Dining, Counter Service Dining, Dine-In Events, Bar Service, Happy Hour, Carry Out … 


Michael Troiani

PaPa J's Twin Plaza Dine In Food Service Menu

PaPa J's Twin Plaza Dine In Beverage Service Menu



PaPa J's Twin Plaza ~ Family Menu for Events of 6 - 18 Guests

PaPa J's Twin Plaza ~ Event Menu for more than 20 Guests

PaPa J's Twin Plaza ~ Menu for Pickup of Trays

PaPa J’s Twin Plaza Location

2016 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Call (412) 429-7272



 Seating Hours

Wednesday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Thursday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM