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“Meh”

Parziale's Bakery Incorporated
Ranked #12 of 148 Bakeries in Boston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
Neighborhood: North End
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: North End
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stopped by Saturday morning. Selected cannoli and their own baked cookies to taste test in comparison to Maria's on Cross Street. I found all my choices bland and lacking flavor. Cannoli filling was very flat and missing that subtle end sweetness. Service was distracted and cranky. If food/product is very good to great, I don't need preening but thought I would add it if it matters to others..We were the only customers in the store so it wasn't a rush kind of thing.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
USA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Repeat customer, never disappointed”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

It is no frills. No seats. Just get your food and walk down a street. I have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. The pizza is fantastic and an inexpensive option for lunch. While I don't usually eat pastry, I have been told by plenty of people that this is as authentic as can be. And the staff, especially once they recognize you, are old-school people meaning the rough exteriors are matched by the personable interiors. A hidden gem!

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cannoli”
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

I read the reviews and I went there around 10pm they were still open you cannot sit inside but cannoli was unbelievable you gotta stop by there and you have to eat cannoliit was best cannoli I ever eat.

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2 Thank corneell
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“don't wait in line at Mike's or Modern - go here!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Best biscotti I've ever had, other than home made. Delicious cannoli made to order. Wonderful breads, pastry, pizza dough - without the lines - just the locals.

Visited July 2013
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Freeport, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Best Cannoli EVER”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

All I can say is search it out and get a cannoli. They are fantastic. You will have a hard time leaving without an arm full of breads.

  • Visited July 2013
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