Meet Our Perks Partner: Casellula

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Just a 10-minute walk from Nova Place, you will find delicious food, great wines, and artfully curated cheese plates. Casellula, located inside Alphabet City, is owned by Brian Keyser, and is a branch of his original restaurant, opened in New York City in 2007. Brian wanted to open a second Casellula outside of New York and found the perfect home for his new restaurant inside the headquarters of Pittsburgh’s City of Asylum, a community for writers, readers, and neighbors to thrive.

Casellula’s menu includes over 25 different cheeses and 60 different wines. In addition to cheese plates, light snacks and shareables such as olives, pickles and cured meats are served. Casellula’s dinner menu also includes meals such as grilled cheese sandwiches and pasta. Finish off your meal with one of their fabulous desserts including, Cheesecake, Pistachio tart, and Semifreddo, an Italian semi-frozen dessert. Casellula’s wine selection includes, sparkling, white, rose, and red sold by the glass or bottle. Specialty cocktails and beer is also served. If you aren’t convinced enough to grab a meal here, Nova Place Tenants receive 20% off food purchases!

The restaurant is open for dinner every evening and has recently started serving brunch every Saturday and Sunday morning. Casellula does accept reservations! Hours are as follows:


Sunday-Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday- Saturday: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.


Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


In addition to being a full-service restaurant, Casellula also offers Cheese School! Once a month, class is held to educate and enhance your appreciation of artisan cheeses. Classes include cheese tastings and are paired with adult beverages. Don’t feel intimidated if you are not already a cheese connoisseur, these classes are structured to be fun and are a great opportunity to learn more if you are interested in the world of cheese! The best part, classes are offered to Nova Tenants at a discount! Register for a cheese class and you will receive $10 off.


Upcoming Cheese Class Events*:

12/12 Holiday Celebration of Cheese

Register online to join owner, Brian Keyser, and pastry chef, Leigh Friend, for a night of inspiration and recipes to compose a cheese plate! In addition to delicious cheeses, the evening will include Holiday spirits for you to enjoy!


1/16 Eat More Cheese It’s Good for You

Celebrate the new year with a cheese class devoted to explaining why incorporating fine cheeses in your diet a smart move!

1/20 Mozzarella Making Class

2/13 Nothing says “Love” Like Cheese & Chocolate

3/20 An Introduction to Artisan Cheeses

4/07 Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy Tour

6/12 Rose All Day: Pairing Cheese with Rose


Casellula is also available for private events! Check it out here.


*All cheese classes are held in the “cheese cave” located in the lower level of Alphabet City. Check in for classes begins 10 minutes prior to event and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Cancellations for a refund are required 48 hours before event. If cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, you will receive credit towards a future class. If you have any allergies/dietary restrictions please email so they are able to accommodate you. If classes are so out, you can email as well to request a spot on the waiting list.

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