Before Parziale becomes just a far-off memory hidden  behind all the adventures that my blogging can’t seem to keep up with, I’m going to put this one up now. Parziale was one of my first destinations when I started this blog. I visited both Parziale and Bricco’s on the same day since they were both in the North End so I sort of left it on the sidelines as part of my tbd-later list. As my list continues to grow, I figure that if I don’t write about it now, I probably won’t write about it in the future either.

Parziale had a rather limited selection of bread items, some of which seemed better than others. I was definitely not a fan of their “baguette” which reminded me of a standard, mass-produced sub roll so I bought myself a large loaf of ciabatta instead.

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baguettes on the bottom, ciabatta on top

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Ciabatta looks much more promising, right? Of course, to be fair, I ended up purchasing both since I had been using baguettes as a benchmark. As I expected, the baguette was lacking. Even though it was semi-warm, it still didn’t have the light mie and crisp crust that we look for in a baguette. So after losing interest in that, I turned my attention to the ciabatta. Although my memory does seem to be fading, I recall enjoying it quite a lot. Large holes, chewy interior crumb with a touch of tanginess. If I had some olive oil, I’m sure that I would have made the loaf disappear within the hour. They need to start making portable olive oil. Just kidding, but not really.

Parziale also offers a variety of different pastries and desserts. I didn’t pay much attention to them since I’m not a big cookie person, but I took a picture anyways.

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Yay pictures. Sorry for not being able to write more about this place. I’m sort of just speeding through these reviews that I have backed up so I can eat more. I’ve banned myself from eating until I finish clearing up my TBD-later list.


80 Prince Street
in Boston’s North End
Boston, Massachusetts 02113


Hours of Operation:

Monday- Wednesday 6:00 AM-6:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM-7:00 PM
Friday-Saturday 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM