"Immigrant stories like theirs are the threads that bind the fabric of this country. They’ve made their lives here, but sought a taste of home. Not finding it in Western Pennsylvania, they took it upon themselves to provide it and created a space for Pittsburgh’s small but vibrant West African community."

Restaurants offer a taste of West Africa to Western Pa., Post Gazette
"Hermann Meledje is the owner of True Pizzeria and Lounge in Robinson, which trades not only in cheese and pepperoni, but also in goat pepper soup and chicken suya. Mr. Meledje offers African foods of he and his wife’s home countries of Ivory Coast and Nigeria."

Pittsburgh restaurants are back to 100% capacity. Now what?, Post Gazette



We opened True in 2019 to provide an unconventional alternative to the traditional night out, a family. A scratch-made menu featuring signature pizzas & West African food in a down-to-earth environment.

…and the name? We chose True simply because we hold this truth that food should make you feel awesome and not worse. We intended to create a kitchen that delivers delicious scratch-made recipes and conscious nutrition in an environment that speaks hygiene & consistency.

Whether you’re ordering one of our signature pizzas or trying our West African food menu, our goal is that each customer knows the quality and care that goes into every meal at True.