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Pistacia Vera

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541 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 220-9070
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 184
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best pastries ever

Good coffee, light and bright, responsive service. Extensive variety of pastries. Don't miss the canneles.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
PrairieBungalow
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dessert
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good coffee, light and bright, responsive service. Extensive variety of pastries. Don't miss the canneles.

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Everything is perfect! All the pastries are fresh and made onsite. The seating area is cozy and the experience is like being in a coffee shop in Europe.

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Mid-atlantic
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is such a nice little shop, with marble topped tables for coffee, tea, and pastries; and they have parking across the street. Our experience with the macarons varies on the flavor you order: the coconut was super, not too sweet; the hazelnut was too bland. They have other sweet and savory pastries, but haven't tried those yet.

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've been there twice for breakfast on Sunday. The place is very small, so if you get there at the wrong time, you'll spend some time waiting for a table. The food is absolutely delicious. However the price tag for some quiche, salad greens and on is quote pricey.

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Until you have had the pastries and coffee at Pistacia Vera you will never understand why people who know Paris rave about their experience. No more words: just try it!

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Columbus, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pistacia Vera is one of the unique restaurants in Columbus. Has a very interesting selection of desserts, all of them good. My wife and I try to go there as often as we can.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pistacia Vera is a true jewel of Columbus. Pastries of perfection and other confections adorn the shelves, bedazzling the eye and making it something of a mini "food museum." Their breakfast/brunch menu is out of this world. It's all very French, in the best sense. Pistacia Vera is my go-to destination when friends are visiting, when I need a pastry... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love Pistachia Vera - amazing pasteries and their macarons are very good. Love the atmosphere and their brunch is awesome too! My favorites are their layered cakes and their chocolate bombe. They get pretty busy on the weekends so expect to wait, especially if you want a table. Their raisin and chocolate croissants are good as well as their almond... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Small, spotless corner, yet huge in service and product quality! Fabulous deserts, reminiscent of what I have found in corners of Rome and Milan. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon capuccino with a true European pastry, prepared and served by exceptional staff.

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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Everything I've had here is fabulous. The macarons are what I usually go for. I make them at home but it's so much quicker and easier to get them here. Their cashew caramels are great too. The pastries are fantastic. If you've never been, you must go. It's like France in the heart of Columbus.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 541 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: (614) 220-9070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?