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Noah E.


"We had one of the best meals we've had in Pittsburgh. The appetizer cocktail was light and refreshing. Everything was so tasty, we couldn't agree on our favorite dish of the night. A wonderful setting for a family affair or a relaxing night with friends!"

Mel C.


"I have had food from the stand at the night market as well as private dining experience. Everything was delicious! My wife (vegan) and I (not-so-vegan) were both able to get food that we enjoyed. Chef Itha creates a fun atmosphere and you will come away with more knowledge about another culture and a belly full of food!"

Michelle C.


"The Hungry Cao has the food that you could only have in China! I am from China, and the food brings back so many memories! I don't eat meat a lot, and I'm glad that the Hungry Cao has a variety of amazing vegetarian food, such as the marble tea eggs, the savory crepe, and the fried noodles. I would recommend it to all of my friends and family."


Todd S.


"What impresses me about the Hungry Cao is its versatility. Whether serving customers at a night market or hosting a small dinner party, Itha always makes it work. I love how Itha explains the ingredients she uses in her dishes. I appreciate her tenacity to experiment with her recipes, which often leads to unique flavor profiles. I never leave the Hungry Cao on an empty stomach. The food is always memorable."

Amanda L.


"The Hungry Cao offers a fun, delicious introduction to authentic Chinese food. Sometimes, trying new foods can be a bit daunting because you don't know what to expect. The Hungry Cao circumvents that. The owner/operator cooks everything in front of you, and you get to see exactly what goes into your dish as well as how it is prepared."