Welcome to In The Kitchen! We are a specialty kitchen and housewares store located in the heart of the Strip District! We’ve served the diverse Pittsburgh community of professional and home chefs, culinary students, casual cooks, and foodies alike since 2002.

Owners, KC and Jim Lapiana initially opened In the Kitchen at another location in the North Hills as a way for the pair to not only follow their passion for cooking and everything in the kitchen, but to share it with Pittsburgh. When the opportunity presented itself to expand their store to the Pittsburgh’s Strip District in 2008, we took the chance and have been operating at 1725 Penn Avenue ever since. We are proud to have been Pittsburgh’s Home for Housewares for the past 19 years! 

It is our belief that every chef should have access to the best products available from a family owned and operated business that genuinely cares about service and added value. We pride ourselves on unparalleled knowledge of kitchen tools and brands and look forward to educating and helping find the perfect product for each customer. With plentiful cookware, bakeware, cutlery, gadgets, and so much more, we’re bound to have whatever it is you need for in your kitchen!

ITK Staff in Front of the Zwilling Airstream!


Today, In the Kitchen provides e-commerce with options to deliver right to your door, or pick-up in store for a quick visit to the Strip! You can create a wish list for all of the items you have your eye on to help make shopping easy for your loved ones during special occasions, holidays, and celebrations.

We offer an online & in-store Registry for our ‘Burgh brides- and grooms-to-be so they can stock up their new household with top-of-the-line products. Unlike other registries, we offer an added benefit for our lucky couple so that they can continue to purchase great products from In The Kitchen well beyond the wedding! Visit our Build a Registry page for more information.

Check out our Visit Us page for Hours of Operation and Directions.

If you find yourself in the area, be sure to stop in our store! We love to meet our customers as we consider you a large part of our ITK family.

Click here to read all about what ITK customers have to say about their shopping experience with us!