ABOUT DISALVO'S RESTAURANT

DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant is not just another restaurant. As a National Historic Landmark with major culunary accomplishments, DiSalvo's is a premier venue for extraordinary dining, weddings, corporate meetings and fundraising events. 

After opening in 1990 and occupying the former Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Latrobe, the restaurant has evolved. Not only has DiSalvo’s been recognized for its authentic Italian cuisine,

but in 2008 owner Joseph DiSalvo was elected Chairman of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association Board of Directors. See video and facility tour

The restaurant is a nationally registered Historic Landmark and has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition's. It was selected as one of only 11 restaurants in the nation Most Worthy of a Destination Stop by the Culinary Institute of America and as one of the top 20 restaurants in Pennsylvania by Server magazine.

Historic Landmark Now Has The Big Tent
Weddings, Family Parties, Special Events at DiSalvo's. A Perfect Place: Lots of  Safe Space Inside & Outside
 
See Video of the first wedding in The Big Tent

DiSalvo’s Station receives frequent accolades as a dining destination and in 2004 was awarded with the prestigious DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurant of North America) Award. Joseph has dedicated many hours of involvement over the years on various PRA Committees and on the PRA Board of Directors, the Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, and as Board Member

and Marketing Director of DiRoNA. Joseph, known to friends as Joey, was the recipient of the first Western Chapter Pennsylvania Restaurant Association scholarship and has a Bachelor of Science  in Hospitality Management from Florida International University in Miami. He also has an A.O.S. (Associates in Occupational) Degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park,

New York.

 

In addition to Joey’s educational achievements, he has numerous professional accomplishments as well including a Special Judges Award and High Silver Medalist, Culinary Arts Salon from the American Culinary Federation. In 1999 there was a Restaurateur of the Year Award by the Western Chapter Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, and a 2002 Restaurateur of the Year Award by the American Culinary Federation, Pittsburgh Chapter. In 2005, Joey was the recipient of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association Wilmer S. Lapp Keystone Award for his work and passion in creating, orchestrating, and promoting many wonderful events to support national and local charitable organizations such Taste the Good Life. Learn aboiut the Taste the Good Life Gourmet Charity Gala

The menu is what keeps people coming back for more. Menu items include soups, salads, appetizers, pasta, seafood, sandwiches, and entrees. But guests are not limited to the menu. The chef can prepare anything that the customer would suggest.

In addition to the food, the atmosphere and architecture from the railroad days make you feel like you are in a unique setting. Upon entering the restaurant and walking through the tunnel, you enter the expansive atrium (formerly the train yard) where the cobblestone floor gives you the feeling of dining in a courtyard in old-town Italy. In addition, there is a full-sized dining car inside of the restaurant. Other rooms that portray the ambiance of a renovated train station include the main dining room (the original concourse area), the adjacent tap room (formerly the ticket and luggage area), the Latrobe Room, and the Railway Express Office.

Take the opportunity to visit the highly recognizable and respected restaurant and its owner Joey DiSalvo on your next visit to Latrobe.

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