You’ve heard the old adage, “location, location, location” as the most critical factor in real estate. For the discriminating diner, restaurant location is also an important aspect of the feasting experience. Asiago’s Tuscan Italian uses the freshest ingredients, homemade sauces, and culinary passion to bring authentic Italian taste to the most spectacular spot in Johnstown, Pennsylvania – the pinnacle of the historic Inclined Plane.

Johnstown, initially known as Schantzstadt, has a rich history dating back to 1770. Settled by immigrants with the strength of body and mind to man the iron, coal, and steel industries during their heydays, Johnstown’s continuing fiber can be felt in every neighborhood. Local families persevered through three major floods and many economic changes to evolve into a proud, diverse community that welcomes visitors and locals, alike.

The Johnstown Inclined Plane, located in the Westmont section of the city, rises more than 502 feet from the confluence of the Little Conemaugh and Stoneycreek Rivers to the top of Yoder Hill, 1,693.5 feet above sea level. It was designed to provide a convenient mode of transportation up the steep incline, and to double as a quick escape route in the event of flooding. In operation since 1891, the Johnstown Inclined Plane moves about 95,000 passengers a year, including motorcycles and cars. Dramatic views from the top, of the city’s skyline and valleys, set an ideal stage for an unforgettable night out.

Asiago’s is the best Italian restaurant for local residents to proudly show off their city to visiting relatives and out of town guests. Dinner at Asiago’s adds a bit of authentic Tuscan Italian magic for Tomahawks hockey and AAABA baseball fans, to a day on the town for Folk Fest or Music Fest enthusiasts, or for weary Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally revelers.

When you are wondering, “are there any romantic restaurants near me?” consider the refined Romanesque atmosphere at Asiago’s. It invites you and a companion to enjoy a window-view table or a relaxing spot at the bar. The upscale environment is ideal as a welcoming lunch or dinner retreat, for an impression-making business meeting, or a once in a lifetime occasion. Authentic Italian favorites like Bruschetta, Baked Ricotta, Gnocchi, and Tortelluchi; specialties of the house such as Horseradish Crusted Prime Rib; Artisan Breads (Mediterranean, Artichoke and Sundried Tomato, and more); and innovative salads including Pistachio Glazed Salmon Salad and Gorgonzola and Pear Chicken Salad, satisfy every palate, with a nearly endless wine and drink list to assuage thirst.

Life’s special gifts come as small, intimate packages and big, memory-making opportunities. They all deserve the elegance of an extraordinary location and amazing menus. Asiago’s Tuscan Italian, atop the historic Johnstown Inclined Plane, isn’t just the nearest Italian restaurant – it is the best choice.