An Iconic Monroeville Tradition, Redefined

The Wooden Nickel Restaurant has been a Monroeville staple since its opening in 1952. Throughout the years it has consistently provided the people of Monroeville a quaint and relaxed setting where they can enjoy not only great food but also great company. In 2011, the Wooden Nickel was purchased by new owner Jeff Ross who is also a successful grocery store owner/operator. The restaurant is managed by Executive Chef/General Manager, Joe Bello. Joe is the former Sous Chef at the Capital Grille Pittsburgh and Executive Chef at Ditka’s Steakhouse. With this change in ownership came a complete remodel of the restaurant and the menu. If you haven’t had a chance to stop in yet to see the brand new dining room (which used to be the tent area) or try any of the delicious dishes, make sure you add it to you list of to dos. The NEW Wooden Nickel is quickly becoming a revived and redefined local favorite.

Induction into the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™


In October 2012, Joe Bello was inducted into the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™. The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™ is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world.

The Wooden Nickel and Joe worked very hard for this honour and you can see some of the pictures from the wine dinner that was hosted for this event.


Photo Credit:
We would like to thank Gene Yuger, Photorise Photography, for the beautiful pictures of our restaurant and food. Please visit Gene’s website for other examples of his work,