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Lunch at Sienna Mercato's Mezzo

By Liz Petoniak / Photography By Michael Fornataro | June 01, 2015
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Sienna Mercato’s Mezzo

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Sienna Mercato’s Mezzo is now offering lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and featuring tasty items like Bacon and Clam Pizza with a Farm Egg, a Fried Pork Panini, and Lamb Sugo!

“We are the only place in the city with this unique pizza,” says Chef de Cuisine Anthony Castine of the pie, made with creamed clams, prosciutto, red peppers, sweet onion, and mozzarella. He adds, “Salts of the earth and salts of the sea. Wonderful combination.”

The Fried Pork Panini is finished with housemade pickled zucchini chips and mozzarella, and served with housemade beer mustard. Castine braises his locally sourced Lamb Sugo in tomato and red wine, and serves it over spaghettini, milk, tomato, wine, soffritto, and Parmesan.

The restaurant specializes in gourmet, Italian fare within a warm, farm-inspired space.

Aside from the aforementioned culinary delights, dinner guests can have a bite of the housemade charcuterie, artisanal cheese, and preserves. Pair your picks with a libation from the extensive wine list and you’re set. Afterward, head to the rooftop beer garden, Il Tetto, for a nightcap. Mangia!

Sienna Mercato, 942 Penn Ave., Downtown. 412.281.2810.

— Andrea Bosco

Article from Edible Allegheny at http://edibleallegheny.ediblecommunities.com/eat/lunch-sienna-mercatos-mezzo
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