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Mary Pickels
Among the menu items featured at the new Piazza Talarico and Papa Joe's Wine Cellar is this caprese salad. The restaurant at 3832 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, will hold a grand opening on Jan. 20.

Piazza Talarico and Papa Joe’s Wine Cellar will hold a grand opening Jan. 20 at its new site at 3832 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh.

The family-owned Italian restaurant and winery offers a stand-up wine bar with housemade wine on tap.

The noon to 9 p.m. grand opening will include special menu features and free cannoli with any food purchase.

We're getting a little closer to opening! Yesterday, the Piazza Talarico sign went up. This beautiful work of art was…

Posted by Piazza Talarico and Papa Joe's Wine Cellar on Friday, June 2, 2017

The Talarico family recipes have been passed down for generations, with sisters Katie and Beth Talarico sharing those dishes at Sunday family dinners.

“Grandma Ida always did the cooking, but invariably one or more of her granddaughters would help, and over the years she passed her skills onto all of us,” says Beth Talarico in a release.

Special family recipes include the “Grandma’s Sauce” pasta and “Baked Maccheroni,” a rigatoni dish baked with Grandma’s Sauce, pepperoni, cheese and boiled eggs.

In addition, Papa Joe’s wines, mostly dry reds and whites, with a selection of sweet wines, are made and sold on-site.

“The Tannat is our most unique wine, no other Pennsylvania winery makes it,” says head winemaker Joe Talarico in the release.

Details: 412-652-9426 or

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or [email protected] or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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