Israel Gold (1883-1938) was a restaurateur who operated businesses in downtown Pittsburgh, Uptown, the Hill District, the Strip District, and Oakland over three decades.
Gold immigrated to the United States from his native Romania around 1900 and settled in Pittsburgh. He started in businesses at 1345 Fifth Ave., running Gold & Menster with partner I. Menster in 1905 and going independent the following year. With partner Adolph Walter, Gold ran the Gold & Walter Lunch Room at 431 Water St. in 1910.
Gold went independent around 1915. He ran Gold’s Restaurant at 1600 Center Ave. until around 1917, when he moved across the street to 1603 Center Ave. He operated a second location of the restaurant at 1905 Penn Ave. in 1922 and 1923. He relocated to 3713 Forbes Ave. in 1925, operating Gold’s Kosher-Style Delicatessen and Sandwich Shop.