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Atria's Origins.

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Atria's 1930


The original Atria’s in Mt. Lebanon was owned by Italian immigrant Joe Atria and dates to 1930. It began as a grocery store, then expanded into a barbershop and dry cleaners. In 1933, prohibition ended and Atria’s started to sell beer. Along came food to feed the hungry — both highbrow attorneys and blue-collar working men alike.

Atria's 1998


In 1998, Pittsburgh natives Pat and Nancy McDonnell transformed Joe Atria’s historical Mt. Lebanon landmark into an upscale casual restaurant that today serves up American classics in neighborhood all around the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

The McDonnells do their best to continue the Atria’s tradition started in 1930 of ‘taking pride in everything we do.’ From executive chefs lovingly preparing each dish from scratch, to knowledgeable bartenders and servers making sure your every need is met, to friendly hosts making you feel “good to be here…” Everyone works together to create an exceptional dining experience.

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“My role is to make sure our business stays healthy for our employees and their families. I need to save jobs and also protect our business. This means that we all need to work together in the good times and bad. If every single one of us does their part then we’ll be able to weather what is to come, because people will fight hard for what they understand, sacrifice for, and believe in.”

Pat McDonnell, Ethix/Seattle Pacific University, 2009