Where to Eat in Natrona Heights: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Christa Meece

Natrona Heights is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania; it is located in Western Pennsylvania within the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, approximately 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. Natrona Heights is situated near the Allegheny River, Natrona, Brackenridge, and Tarentum.
Things to do in Natrona Heights

1. Tarentum Station

101 Station Dr, Tarentum, PA 15084-1543 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Italian, International Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 52 +1 724-226-3301
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Tarentum Station

Reviewed By Loretta S - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

This restaurant is in an old train depot. Regular trains go by it and they are loud. The spaces in the parking lot are narrow so don't come with your huge SUV's or trucks. Our large private party (15) met upstairs. (They cannot accommodate more than 40.) I felt bad for our waitress who had to make all those trips. She was friendly and efficient. The appetizers were fried eggplant with sauce (good), Mushroom Caps Imperial (good), Italian Bruschetta (good), + stuffed banana peppers (don't know, didn't go near them). I had the French Onion Soup (extra $) which was very good. Had lots of melted cheese, but a tad too much paprika on top. My husband had the tossed salad - plain, nothing special. He had the Veal Parmigiana which was good, but he felt it was a small portion. I had the New York Strip steak. It was very good - a good sized portion, done to my liking (not too charred) with a tasty sauce on the side. It came with a baked potato. For dessert, my husband had the chocolate creme brulee which was very good. I didn't choose that because I wanted the usual flavor. Unfortunately, my vanilla creme brulee had a ton of rum in it which I did not want or care for. All in all, I would recommend this place.

2. Cakes By Debbie Sutara

267 Fieldcrest Ln, Natrona Heights, PA 15065-3068 +1 724-224-2160
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Jim G - Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania

I've know Debbie for a few years and have ordered cakes from her in the past. She is a excellent cake decorator, friendly and very meticulous.

3. Vibo's Bakery

881 Brackenridge Ave, Brackenridge, PA 15014-1401 +1 724-224-0250
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Klspears - Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

hands down the best pizza rolls and bread around< always happy to serve you and I love this place 100% Italian

4. Villa Ballanca

2740 Leechburg Rd, Lower Burrell, PA 15068-3130 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 724-339-6111
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Villa Ballanca

Reviewed By SMFSanFran - San Francisco

Southern Italian that tastes homemade and authentic. Rich thick red sauce, not overly seasoned, with huge portions and the most generous pour of Chianti we've seen in a long time. Good service. Family friendly atmosphere. We had "casseroles" - eggplant Parmesan (good) and baked meat-stuffed ravioli (delicious). It's worth finding -- it's a neighborhood right out of the 1950s and quite affordable -- maybe because it's a bit off the beaten path.

5. Chalkboard Cafe and Pub

800 10th Ave, Brackenridge, PA 15014-1044 American, Pub Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Chalkboard Cafe and Pub

Reviewed By BVR - Pittsburgh

I have eaten here with a variety of friends and family members around a dozen times over the last year and have found the food consistently good, the service always friendly and efficient, and the menu surprisingly creative for a small neighborhood kind of place at down to earth prices. Everything I have ever had here is fresh and tastes homemade/made to order. Some of the stand outs are their soups and desserts as well as their meat and lobster pies, but I have never had a bad meal here. The salted caramel pie is my favorite desert. The menu is always changing so they may not have the things I mentioned at any given time, but I really don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. The staff is also extremely accommodating as far as altering food to suit any particular dietary requirements, and they do so cheerfully and without complaint. Craft beers are always on tap and a small bar offers other drinks as well. A big step up from the same old same old that pervades so much of the Pittsburgh area.

6. Capri Restaurant

2103 Freeport Rd, Natrona Heights, PA 15065-1526 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 724-224-1187
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Capri Restaurant

Family Owned and Operated Since 1991. We cook for our customers like we cook for our family, because everyone is family. Stop in and have dinner with us!!!

Reviewed By OffAgain22 - Freeport, Pennsylvania

I eat at Capri approximately twice a month. In the past, I would not describe the wait staff as friendly. However, tonight we had a wonderful waitress and another staff member was very attentive to any refills that were needed.

I do not care for their meat sauce for I find it quite boring. Their Bolognese sauce is another story. I do not deviate from their spaghetti with Bolognese sauce so I can only comment on that entree. Their bread is absolutely wonderful and the wedding soup is delicious. The portions are large, so much so that I ALWAYS bring home half the soup and half the spaghetti.

The restaurant is on the small side and the atmosphere is very comfortable. It is the perfect choice for this ridiculously cold weather!!

7. Dairy Queen

1613 Freeport Rd, Natrona Heights, PA 15065-1415 +1 724-224-0720
Excellent
16%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By Woodspirit - North of Pittsburgh PA

Food is always good. Cooked to order,so you will have a slight wait. It's worth it though. Blizzards are consistent in the amount of mix they put in which seems to be more than most other Dairy Queens that we visit, so this is our favorite one! :). Serve is always friendly. Bathrooms need updated and cleaned more often, as does the seating area. Wish it had a drive through, but you can't beat the great $5.00 lunches that include drink, burger/hot dog/chicken strips, fries, and ice cream treat. Kids favorite place for a special, quicker lunch and it doesn't break the bank.

8. China Lobster

3215 Leechburg Rd, New Kensington, PA 15068-2805 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian, Sushi Lunch, Dinner +1 724-339-5555
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

China Lobster

Reviewed By o2cthesea - Mercer, Pennsylvania

A favorite stop for girlfriends & I as our husbands dont care for oriental cooking. Even though there are American dishes on the buffett. Alcohol served & Many variations of old favorites--crab rangoons, coconut shrimp, pot stickers, fish, cookies, eggplant, fish, egg foo young, & even sushi, many more on menu but we ALWAYS get the buffet! Scrumptious!!!

9. J & S Pizza

2103 Freeport Rd, Natrona Heights, PA 15065-1526 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 724-226-8400
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Reviewed By Tim B - Butler, Pennsylvania

If you go here I would stick to the pizza or hoagie, the few times I tried the pasta it was overcooked.

10. Park View Bar & Grille

907 1st Ave, Brackenridge, PA 15014-1411 +1 724-224-2124
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By drifter1dc - pgh, pa

Cold beer, friendly staff, especially Shannon and great wings and rings make for an all around a+.

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