Celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes in Pittsburgh

The Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve celebration brings together generations of family members for a moment of bonding through delectable food. People gather in the kitchen to prepare the feast with loving hearts and talented hands. Soon after, even more gather at the table to share in the creation. This year, make the preparation for the holiday a little easier. Try a local chef’s take on the feast or pick up your own ingredients to-go thanks to these Pittsburgh establishments. 

Holiday Benefit Tasting: Feast of the Seven Fishes

Support 412 Food Rescue and help stop food insecurity by taking part in a delicious tradition. Paesano Productions is hosting their first annual Feast of the Seven Fishes, highlighting Western Pennsylvania’s rich Italian-American heritage. Sit down to a meal prepared by seven chefs throughout the city with seafood provided by Land and Sea and Italian specialty ingredients by DeLallo Foods.

Feast of the Seven Fishes at Bar Marco

Take part in a four-course pre-fixe menu all themed toward the Italian celebration. Instead of stressing out in the kitchen, enjoy the same handmade quality without slaving away at the stove all day. Bar Marco tried to keep their meal as close to home as possible with fresh ingredients and care in every aspect of your service.

Wholey’s Feast of the Seven Fishes Pack

If you’re looking to cook your own holiday meal, Wholey’s takes the hassle out of shopping for ingredients. In their Feast of the Seven Fishes Pack you’ll find Lake Smelts, Cleaned Squid Tubes and Tentacles, Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, Baccala, Lump Crab Meat, Acme Nova Lox, and a whole Octopus. It serves 10 to 15 people and lets you still customize the accompaniments for your perfect dinner. 

KDKA Radio Feast of the Seven Fishes

You might eat the feast every year but do you know the origins of the Seven Fishes? Tune into KDKA’s Christmas Eve special all about the celebration broadcasted live from Kuhn’s Market. Stop into the market to pick up any of your last minute holiday needs and even discuss your dinner plan with KDKA host Rob Pratte.  

Feast of the Seven Fishes Meal Kit

Dine in the comfort of your home with a prepackaged meal for two from Pane e Pronto. Just follow the instructions to heat in the oven on Christmas Eve. The restaurant makes sure to give you a feast you won’t forget with soup and bread, Christmas Caesar Salad, Octopus Potato Salad, Frutti di Mare, and Whole Roasted Branzino with roasted cauliflower and tomatoes.

DiAnoia’s Feast of the Seven Fishes

Make your reservations at DiAnoia’s Eatery from December 16 to December 23 for a menu inspired by the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Devour innovated dishes like Octopus Salad, Ahi Tuna Crudo, Spaghetti Acqua Pazza, Branzino, and so much more. These reservations fill up quick but you can always sign up to be notified of cancellations to claim a spot.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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