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Panificio Bistro & Bakery

144 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-3253
+1 617-227-4340
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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144 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-3253
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Met friends here late afternoon on Halloween. Food & service was excellent--fast & friendly. The entire staff was warm and customer-focused! A family owned shop with plenty of baked goods, coffee, wine and Italian foods, and solid breakfast menu! The location, just steps from MGH...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MiKeeney
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing how attitude can make or break an experience. We showed up 15 minutes before the 9am official start of breakfast ( was open for coffee and pastries) on a very wet Saturday. We were given quite a cold response and looks like they were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank PRS2722
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Quaint and charming. Spaghetti and meatballs were delish. Cheese pizza for 11 y.o. was fantastic. Don't be afraid to try specials. Yum. Last but not least, fabulous playlist.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 276sherrieg
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Unassuming, this busy bakery cafe during the day also serves up delicious dinners. Casual that you can walk in and grab a table and a glass of wine and chat without the urgency of larger restaurants. Feels almost like a restaurant in a rural town...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shyana212
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Visiting Boston from CT with a family member needing a follow up visit to Mass General Hospital, we needed a late breakfast or an early lunch a quick walk away. Charles Street was suggested, and this Bistro attracted our attention a few minutes away. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MeridenTW
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I ate at Panificio several times recently. You can order take out or dine in. The sandwiches are very large and good. The weekend offerings are somewhat different than during the week.The place is small so if you go during busy times, you may have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LibbyH1
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Good place for brunch or lunch but small so get your seat first before ordering at the counter. Good pastries and sandwiches. Sit at the bar for a beer or glass of wine. Service is a bit iffy.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robin M
Reviewed 4 July 2018

I wish we had more restaurants like this in my neighborhood. Really good food, not expensive, and just order at the counter and take a seat. Casual but still a good environment and neighborhood friendly. A great place for breakfast while we were strolling Beacon...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank katieladyny
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We stopped for breakfast recently and enjoyed the food but got off to an inauspicious start. We went in, sat down and waited about 10 minutes before one of the food servers motioned us to the counter. I say servers since they are the ones...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Fred S
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We were touring around downtown Boston and had heard about Tatte, so we checked it out. The breakfast options were varied and we went with an omelet, the french toast and a breakfast sandwich. All were delicious, but they lost points with me for not...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank F5245HItimm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-3253
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-4340
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