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THE FOLLOWING DINING LISTINGS ARE RESTAURANTS RECOMMENDED BY CITY PAPER FOOD CRITICS

DINING LISTINGS KEY

J = Cheap K = Night Out L = Splurge E = Alcohol Served F = BYOB

AZUL BAR Y CANTINA. 122 Broad St., Leetsdale. 724-266-6362. Colorful and convivial, Azul dishes up Southern California-style Mexican cooking in a festive atmosphere. The menu offers the familiar fajitas, tacos and burritos — to be washed down with margaritas — as well as quirkier fare such as crunchy sticks of jicama and fried ice cream. JE BIGELOW GRILLE: REGIONAL COOKING AND BAR. Doubletree Hotel, One Bigelow Square, Downtown. 412-281-5013. This upscale restaurant offers fine foods with Steeltown flair, like “Pittsburgh rare” seared tuna (an innovation borrowed from steelworkers cooking meat on a blast furnace). The menu is loaded with similar ingenious combinations and preparations. KE CAFÉ DES AMIS. 443 Division St., Sewickley. 412-741-2388. A genuine French café — with rustic wooden tables, chalkboard menus and display cases full of sophisticated salads, sandwiches and desserts. A perfect spot for that relaxed, multi-hour meal that is France’s greatest export: Thus, dinner can be anything from croque monsieur to shepherd’s pie or roulades of beef. J THE CARLTON. 500 Grant St., Downtown. 412-391-4152. A mainstay of Downtown dining for two decades, The Carlton delivers the hallmarks of fine dining in an atmosphere refreshingly free of attitude or affectation. The menu is neither stodgy nor cutting-edge; while dishes may verge on the decadent — risotto with lobster and brie? — the flavor and ingredient combinations offer a classic Continental cuisine with contemporary inflections. LE CENACOLO. Banco Business Park, 1061 N. Main St., North Huntingdon. 724-515-5983. Local pasta-maker Fede runs this Italian restaurant highlighting its fresh noodles: Aside from platters featuring some cold meats and cheeses, there are half-a-dozen starters and a dozen pastas. Don’t expect classic sauces, but rather ingredients are chosen to complement the pasta shapes. Don’t miss the fresh mozzarella, pulled to order. LF JG’S TARENTUM STATION GRILLE. 101 Station Drive, Tarentum. 724-226-3301. An old-school continental menu and

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Kasai PGH Japanese Restaurant {PHOTO BY HEATHER MULL} a well-restored train station make this restaurant a destination. The menu leans toward Italian fine dining, plus steaks and chops. But well-charred chicken Louisiana and dishes featuring habañero and poblano peppers denote some contemporary American updating. LE

slender, one-filling hosomaki and traditional rolls, to more elaborate multi-ingredient offerings — all with impressive attention to detail. Non-sushi items include crisp, flavorful gyoza dumplings and a craband-cucumber salad. KF

CARNEGIE BYOB, No Corkage Fee! 108 E. MAIN STREET Phone: 412-276-0200

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KAYA. 2000 Smallman St., Strip District. 412-261-6565. Kaya is a local culinary mainstay, offering inventive Caribbean-inspired contemporary cuisine. The menu, much of which is vegetarian, changes frequently. But it remains divided into tropas — tropical tapas — and entrees. KE

Cenacolo {PHOTO BY HEATHER MULL} JIMMY WAN’S. 1337 Old Freeport Road, Fox Chapel (412-968-0848) and 1686 Route 228, Cranberry (724-778-8978). This upscale eatery delivers what Americans expect from a Chinese restaurant, plus fare with a modern, pan-Asian approach, complete with Japanese and French influences. Wan’s offers inventive appetizers such as sashimi ceviche, traditional and creative sushi, dim sum and Chinese-American entrees both familiar (Peking duck) and less so (dan dan noodles). KE KASAI PGH JAPANESE RESTAURANT. 146 E. Main St., Carnegie. 412-279-5500. Here, the menu is fairly sushi-centric, with a handful of cooked appetizers and entrees. Kasia offers a wide variety of sushi, from

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LA TAVOLA ITALIANA. 1 Boggs Ave., Mount Washington. 412-481-6627. This family-run restaurant in Mount Washington offers Italian favorites in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Entrees include classics such as parmigiana, marsala and piccata, prepared with either chicken or veal, as well as hearty surfand-turf fare. Be sure to try to pizza Margherita, on the antipasti list, or the superb appetizer eggplant Milanese. KF

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KUSUKA INDONESIAN CUISINE. Ponsi Plaza, 13380 Lincoln Highway, North Huntingdon. 724-382-4968. At this humble Indonesian restaurant, diners will find fare that has been influenced by China, India and the Middle East, but still remains distinctive. The menu spans appetizers like the crispy street-food pancake martabak and fish cakes to entrees such as Javanese fried noodles and spicy curry-like stews. J

LOS CHILUDOS. 325 Southpointe Blvd., Suite 300, Canonsburg. 724-745-6791. This casual neighborhood taqueria offers classic Mexican-American fare sprinkled with more authentic options such as tinga (saucy

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