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Pistacia Vera

541 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 220-9070
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Ranked #1 of 1,944 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
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96% Recommend
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English first
Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Loved it but not sure why it's number one. Great desserts but that's it. I'd go back and the glazed eclair was terrific. But again, #1?

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

OK, "so how good could a bakery be?", I said to myself. After my visit to the North Market location, it is now clear that this is not your typical bakery. I didn't see any cupcakes with 2 inches of icing (not that there's anything wrong with thay)...but these goodies were extrodinary beautiful pieces of deliciousness. The creme brulee eclairs... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Visited this place twice in 2 days. The first day I tried their lemon tart...it was excellent. The second day I went by twice...in the morning I bought a classic eclair and some French macaroons...all were very good. Came back late this afternoon and bought a dozen macaroons to take home with us as well as a hot chocolate and... More

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Columbus, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

In my neighborhood, so hesitate to write this: don;t want to be standing in line! Have frequented this establishment at least twice a month for over a year. It never disappoints, food is simply fabulous and consistent. Staff friendly. We spend considerable time in Manhattan, and have yet to find brunch & pasteries that match Pistacia Vera. Be sure to... More

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columbus ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been a fan of Pistachia Vera for some time now. I don't get to go as often now that they've moved to their current location in German Village but I still love them. Spencer and Ann have made this a very apparent labor of love. They have attention to detail like no one else. The treats taste and look... More

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Columbus, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Absolutely fabulous pastry, macarons, lemon tarts, cake, madeleines, and cookies! I often go there with my husband to celebrate special occasions. I have also ordered their lemon tarts and other special cakes to share with friends at my home. The items that I have eaten on their brunch menu have all been delicious. I highly recommend Pistacia Vera!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is an amazing pastry shop run by an amazing brother and sister duo. The food is great with an authentic French flair. Go early in the day before everything is sold out!

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A friend and I stopped here for coffee and some food while out biking on a cold day. The restaurant was clean and open and we had plenty of pastries to choose from to go with our coffee. I recommend the macarons and croissants.

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The food was good. The person taking the order forgot to write down one of the breakfasts, I caught this at the register, no reservations allowed. 40 minute wait on a Saturday morning and very little seating. Food was good but mostly pastries. Slow service. I would only use this for takeout going forward.

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Columbus, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Pistacia Vera is the best. There's a reason they've earned the number one spot in Columbus on TripAdvisor. Be warned- once you try their yummy macaroons and/or any other tasty dessert, you will be addicted. Their coffee drinks and hot chocolate are also wonderful. Do yourself a favor and check this place out the next time you're looking to indulge... More

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