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Sewickley , located 20 minutes by car outside of the city of Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania, is a quaint resort town offering many boutique shops, services, and restaurants. This town offers people the chance to live the life of luxury they always dreamed of.
The town of Sewickley is located 20 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh and close to many major routes of transit. The Pittsburgh International Airport is also a short simple 15 minute commute.
It is located off of route 65 North, right up Broad Street Across the Sewickley Bridge.
Coming from Downtown Pittsburgh by car take 279 North to Route 65 and follow all the way until the Sewickley Bridge and make a left into the downtown shopping district on Beaver Street. It is a very small town with many shops and things to do.
The village of Sewickley is easily walkable, and definitely encouraged.
It is recommended to have a car though to view the Estates in Sewickley Heights as the area is very hilly and quite expansive.
Parking in the town can sometimes be a pain, the metered spots on the streets are 25 cents per half hour and you are likely to find a spot in the parking lot located across from Safrans Supermarket off of Thorn Street.
Also parking on the residential streets is free, but requires a walk, but once again this is recommended.
There is much to be seen in Sewickley.
There are many art galleries in Sewickley as well all with different tastes in art.
You can spend a full day in town just walking through the Business District and walking through all the stores.
The town is definitely looked at as a cute resort town.
While in the village, why not stop at one of the many spas located in the Business District.
Many restaurants are located throughout Sewickley. All of them offering different menus, so you are bound to be find something you will enjoy.
The Sewickley Cafe and The Sewickley Hotel are the two nicer restaurants in town.
The Sewickley Cafe offers American Bistro style food and a great wine and drink list. Opened in 1998, the restaurant has always been acclaimed in town. The back patio is open in the summer for garden dining on their terrace, great for any meal, breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is open 7 days a week.
The Sewickley Hotel is also American Bistro, but offers more of a bar crowd, but in a very nice atmosphere. Open 7 days a week and on Sundays for Brunch from 11 until 7.
Also in town are some very nice Italian eateries,
Pizza Roma and Monte Cellos, both chain restaurants but independently owned, so keep that in mind when you are in this town as well. Monte Cellos has an interesting decor, and delicious pizza, and Pizza Roma has great delivery and pickup food, and a neighborhood favorite bar.
There is also a Vocellis Pizza, which is great for those looking for a late night food delivery as they deliver until 1am. Also Tony R's Pizza offers some great pizza pies for delivery as well only, but they have been rated best pizza in town for years and its definitely true.
To satisfy that sweet tooth of yours, there is the Sewickley Confectionary which offers several types of Homemade Gelato as well as Ice Cream. There is also the Ultimate Pastry Shoppe which has been around for 20 years and they have great cookies and Bill one of the owners makes some really fun cakes, ask about his Zebra Cake with Airbrushed icing
All of the restaurants in town have a full bar, with the exception of Monte Cellos which just serves wine and beer.
The Sewickley Cafe is good for its 30 bottle wine list with everything by the glass, as well as full bar with great cocktail list. The Bar is great for a pre dinner drink or for stopping by for a glass of wine after work.
The Sewickley Hotel has a dive bar feel to it, but definitely very diverse clientele.
PIzza Roma is the neighborhood watering hole. Bands every so often and typically packed every night with locals, stop by and you will definitely meet someone to talk to.
The only hotel located in Sewickley is the Sewickley Country Inn, they are located on Route 65. Independently owned hotel with lots of rooms. Pool is great in the summer for locals to hang out at as well.
Across the river in Moon township on University Boulevard you can find lots of chain hotels and things to do as well to make your visit to the Sewickley area enjoyable.
You will find that many of the locals in town offer help to anyone in need. This seems to be a trait of the people of Sewickley. Always looking out for others.