Latitude 40 – Oh What Fun!!!
We are so excited to tell you about our recent night out at Latitude 40, a whole new level in restaurant/entertainment complexes spanning over 65,000 square feet! The entire Nightwire staff was excited to experience the food, bowling, games and so much more at Pittsburgh’s hottest new premier entertainment destination. It was a cold snowy night and as I pulled into the complex, the parking lot was overflowing with cars. I quickly spied a sign that said “Valet Parking,” so I pulled up to the front of the building and was promptly greeting by the valet people. They quickly opened my door, greeted me and made me feel so welcome. With the wind and snow swirling about me, I was surprised to find the entrance doors being graciously opened for me by Latitude 40 employees. They welcomed me with a smile and made me feel like a very special guest. How awesome is that?
Upon entering this massive mega complex the overwhelming feeling you will get is that everyone there is having a good time. The staff is waiting to greet, direct and help you decide if you would like to dine, sit at the bar, bowl or play games. Well, actually, you can eat in their dining room or bar or anywhere in this complex. It’s fantastic!! To the left is their main dining area, the 360 Grille, an upscale, casual contemporary-American restaurant that features everything from fire-grilled entrees to the freshest seafood and handcrafted salads. Grille 360 features an open kitchen; you can sit at the pizza bar, and can watch your food being prepared! Plus, the food is so fresh as they use only high quality ingredients and is reasonably priced.
We started off by sampling Latitude’s Signature Guacamole & Chips ($8.99). This signature dish had a blend of Haas avocados, big fresh chunks of avocado, which were so fresh, blended with jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and their special seasonings… it was delicious!
Next, we had Three Cheese Quesadillas ($7.99) with Steak (+$4.99). A perfect blend of Jack, Cheddar and Smoked Gouda cheeses served with sour cream, house salsa and guacamole. Being a kid at heart and a true lover of Chicken Strips ($8.99) I selected this as something we should all try! In my book, having fresh chicken strips is a staple and Latitude 40’s did not disappoint! Theirs are served with fries and dipping sauces. The chicken was nicely breaded and seasoned, and the chicken was plump, moist and tender. Yum!!
We also sampled their Hand Stretched Pizza, Four Cheese White Pizza ($9.99), which is served with their signature Alfredo sauce topped with Asiago, Smoked Gouda, Mozzarella and Provolone cheeses. Their pizzas are done to perfection, as the cheeses melted and blended together so nice and bubbly. These tossed pizzas are a “must try,” and best of all, you can watch as they hand-toss your pizza and place it in their wood-fired oven; nothing can compare to a wood-fired pizza, and you surely won’t be disappointed with any food choice at Latitude 40! Their menu is quite extensive, from quick bits to full course meals, including steaks, ribs, chicken and seafood. Couple any entrée with one of their signature cocktails, a glass of wine or beer and you’ll have a winning combination. Can’t wait go back and tell you more about their food!
Next we ventured into the bar area with plenty of comfortable seating and an entire wall of big screen TVs… what a great place to watch our Steelers or any sporting event, as there is not a bad seat in the house! Adjacent to the bar are the lower level bowling lanes, of which Latitude 40 has 24 total on two levels. Their luxury lanes are equipped with state-of-the-art computerized scoring, plus you can have your name or your company name and logo displayed. They had a great selection of brightly colored bowling balls, waitress service and hands down the best place to bowl in the ‘burgh!
I almost forgot to tell you about Latitude’s bubble walls… the signature piece of Latitude 40. There are two of them, one in the bar area and one in the main entrance, and everyone wished we could have one in our home; it’s truly awesome! General Manager, Robert (Bob) Wolfinger told us that everyone loves the bubble walls; more photos are snapped there than any other place in Latitude 40, truly a great photo op!
No night would be complete without games. The Latitude 40 gameroom is home to over 80 interactive video and redemption games. This gaming area has something for everyone, from Wheel of Fortune, Connect 4, Deal or No Deal, and Laser games. It was like being a kid again!
Next, we opted to check out the Axis Bar, where you can dance the night away to the best DJs, VJs and host to the Party Bands in Pittsburgh.
Scheduled to open in January is CineGrille, an intimate 100+ seat, dine-in movie cinema with home theater-style seating offering full food and beverage service. Plus, newly opened is Latitude Live, a 370-seat, state-of-the- art performance theater designed specifically for live entertainment, including comedy shows, concerts, and private and corporate events that can accommodate from 15 to 2,000 guests.
Go experience Latitude 40 – Pittsburgh’s new level in dining and entertainment. There is definitely something for everyone, from kids, pre-teens, teens, young adults, 21+, parents and grandparents, Latitude 40 has it all!
Latitude 40 is located at the Pointe in Robinson at 200 Quinn Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275 – 412.693.5555 or visit them on the web at www.latitude40pitt.com