Restaurant Week 2009: Pistacia Vera

We’ve been long time fans of Pistacia Vera. As a matter of fact, we started visiting them when they were still “Pistachio” and located in the Short North in the space where Tasi is now. Anne and Spencer and Kelly and the rest of them are no strangers to my love of canneles, or my weakness for macarons. And I love their new (well, not so new now!) space. Easy to get to, plenty of parking, light and airy and beautiful. When we walked up today, on this record-setting warm but slightly windy day, they had the movable wall open with the breeze flowing throughout the store.

Exterior of Pistacia Vera (Columbus, OH)

When we saw they were participating in Restaurant Week, we knew immediately that we would have to take some time out to try what they were offering. And wow – the “Taste of Pistacia Vera,” this sampling of their beautiful products for two, was rich and decadent and the perfect thing for a mid-afternoon treat.  I’ve never eaten in before, but I’m going to have to make a habit of it from now on. For $15, you get all this, plus two hot beverages (coffee or tea).

A Taste of Pistacia Vera

It’s hard to choose one favorite out of the sampler, because we love it all. I mean, this is what is staring you in the face the second you walk in the door. It takes all the self control in the world not to go hog-wild every time I step in here. And their online menu makes me drool.

Cake Case at Pisacia Vera (Columbus, OH)

I think Paul’s favorites are the pate de fruits.

Pate de Fruits at Pistacia Vera (Columbus, OH)

My favorites, outside of that cannele and macaron weakness? I’m a sucker for their Cashew Butter Caramels. Yum.

Confections at Pistacia Vera (Columbus, OH)

If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit Pistacia Vera yet, please do. From what I understand from those in the know, everything they offer is on par with honest to goodness Parisian patisseries, and is one of my favorite places to go (and bring out-of-towners) in Columbus.

If you’d like to go: Pistacia Vera, 541 S. Third Street, Columbus (German Village). 614.220.9070

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6 thoughts on “Restaurant Week 2009: Pistacia Vera

  1. Lindsay

    I used to love going into Pistachio when it was down in the Short North during Gallery Hop..I knew that they were closed and I was disappointed, but I had no idea that this place was the same concept/owners..thanks for the background info! I also loved the carmels but I've got to say I'm a coffee snob, thanks to my mother, and that was some good strong coffee in there! 🙂

  2. Anne Fletcher

    Dearest 'Swampkitty'! Thanks for all you do to support the great independent businesses in Columbus. So happy you enjoyed the Restaurant Week treats. Cheers to you and Paul!

  3. Grace Hester

    Thank you so much for giving me the booster to make the final decision to check out Pistacia's Restaurant Week offering. I had visited recently for their macarons and blogged about it on my blog,

    Definitely vowed to go back sometime in the future but after your photos, I am headed there this weekend!

    Loving your blog and sharing it with colleagues.

  4. kim b

    According to they will be having another one Monday July 13-17. The prices are $15-35 a person and all restaurants are offering 3 course price fixed menus. I have already made reservations at The Melting Pot and Mortons.

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