Restaurant Week Fall 2009: Pistacia Vera

We had just enough room (and time) after our visit to Banana Bean Cafe, that we decided to stop at Pistacia Vera in German Village to try out their Restaurant Week offerings. We’re absolutely in love with their space there, even though it’s been a year or two now that they’ve been in that location.

Outside of Pistacia Vera

I’ve always been impressed by the beauty and simplicity of the store. Everything looks so darn appetizing that I guess it’s a good thing that the Restaurant Week menu is a set one. 🙂

Display Case at Pistacia Vera

And what a menu it is – a sampling of almost all the great stuff on their menu for $20.09, designed to be a dessert and hot beverages for two (or one very hungry, very sugar tolerant person).

Restaurant Week Menu at Pistacia Vera

And here’s a picture of the selection. You get to choose what macarons and pate de fruit you want – since their menu will be changing for fall in a couple of weeks, we picked summer flavors like Strawberry Rose and Raspberry. For the pate, we chose Cherry Kirsch and Strawberry Lychee. Everything here is so decadent and rich, I had a hard time finishing my portion of the dessert.

Restaurant Week Selection at Pistacia Vera

So, if you’re on the way home from one of your other Restaurant Week visits, don’t hesitate to stop in, even if you’re not hungry at the moment. Because if you’re not in the mood to eat in their charming boutique? You can have the lovely ladies pack it in a package to take home with you instead. 🙂

If you’d like to go: Pistacia Vera, 541 S. Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-220-9070

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5 thoughts on “Restaurant Week Fall 2009: Pistacia Vera

  1. Chuchu

    We've driven by this place so many times and have always been curious about it. Your review got us to finally stop in and check it out and I'm SO happy we did! My daughter and I visited over the weekend and what a great thing to do on a lazy Saturday afternoon. We made a few selections, chose some of their beautiful tea and settled in for the best tea party ever. Everything was wonderful and full of surprises in both taste and texture, and the service was absolutely outstanding. I cant wait to go back!

  2. columbusfoodie Post author

    So glad you got to finally experience Pistacia Vera – I love the place! I love that Restaurant Week gives a lot of people the motivation to finally stop in. Which of the desserts was your favorite?

  3. Chuchu

    I adored the caramel peanut butter feuilletine, the crispy little bits really made it. The macarons won me over too. I guess I was thinking of macaroons, which I'm not a fan of, so I thought I wouldn't like them, but boy was I wrong. I finished my portion and we took home a dozen more!

    I love your site btw. Its so nice to find out about these little gems here in Columbus. The combination of your honest, down to earth reviews and great photos have helped pull us out of our chain restaurant rut and inspired us to try some terrific local fare.

  4. columbusfoodie Post author

    I love the macarons, too – they're going to be changing flavors in a couple of weeks, so I'm looking forward to what new combinations they've come up with. I also love their caneles, the heavily caramelized exteriors and the custardy interior. I cannot honestly think of anything there that I've actually disliked, really.

    And thank you so much for the compliments. I love discovering new places, and sharing them with people – I'm thrilled that my reviews are actually getting people to try new places out, it's one of the things that keeps me going. 🙂

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