We were seated right away and immediately attended to, though the service in the tiny, 10-table establishment was touch-and-go throughout the rest of the evening.
Kaleidoscope is BYOB, which, to me, is a wonderful feature. It's such a blessing to be able to choose the EXACT wine (or, in PID and his g-man's case, locally brewed beer) you want and not pay a fortune.
|Don't judge me. The Yellow Tail was affordable and available. And delicious, for that matter.|
|Deep Fried Gnocchi small plate w/ homemade marinara - $7|
|Gnocchi Nirvana - $14|
|Scallops Buerre Noisette - $18|
PID made a statement by being the only one to order meat at the table. He went with the, aptly named, Cow Jumped Over the Blue Moon Pasta, which roughly translates to sliced beef over a gorgonzola (SQUEE!) pasta. I'll leave you with this: I ate half his pasta. Not because he didn't want it, but because my fork was quicker than his eye. The beef was ever so slightly tough, but the creaminess of the pasta sauce helped wash it down.
|The Cow Jumped Over the Blue Moon Pasta - $16|
|Pan Seared Basa - $23|
Address: 108 43rd Street, tucked away in Lawrenceville
Hours: Tues - Sat, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
With only a few minor service blips and a stellar meal, I'd have to say this place is worth a return trip. My fish was some of the best I've had in Pittsburgh. If you're looking for an intimate, BYOB establishment in a neighborhood that offers a plethora of post-meal hot spots, Kaleidoscope is your place! If you're a vegetarian or looking for Gluten-free options, this is DEFINITELY your place. Pittsburgh Magazine once called Kaleidoscope Pittsburgh's "Best Kept Secret" - and, though I wish I could keep it that way, I feel obligated to out it as the little restaurant that could. Bringing color and light to the Pittsburgh dining scene. So head out to Lville and give Kaleidoscope a spin. You'll be glad that you did.