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lvtotry Aug 9, 2006 08:28 PM

I heard a rumor that Panificio is opening up in Back Bay on Mass Ave. Does anyone know if this is true?

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    dfl3037 Oct 10, 2006 02:39 PM

    I've been twice now-once for brunch, once for dinner-both times it was fantastic! Try the chicken sausage hash on the brunch menu- They are still working on getting their beer and wine license, but when they do, should be a hit-I'm glad they are here, our neighborhood needs something like this!!

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      Gabatta Oct 8, 2006 04:04 AM

      We went once for brunch. The menu is similar to Beacon Hill, but the atmosphere is not the same and the service borders on tragic. It took us about 30 min to get our food. The service staff also can't seem to grasp the seemingly simply numbered table placard routine. Wrong orders were flying all over the place.

      It is too bad, since the BH location is good and this space has been vacant for SO long. They need to get their act together big time!

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        eastiefoodie Oct 8, 2006 12:52 AM

        Has anyone been to this Panificio yet? Is it the same menu as in Beacon Hill? Any details, suggestions appreciated.

        1. BostonZest Aug 9, 2006 09:53 PM

          I've been in touch with them by e-mail and the lastest word is that they are hoping to open this week. They are waiting for the completion of a couple more state inspections.

          Those of us in the neighborhood can't wait. It has been a hot topic of conversation for weeks.

          I walk by daily so I'll report when it is open.

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            Bostonbob3 Aug 9, 2006 08:44 PM

            That's a pretty big space. Should be a nice Panificio.

            1. mangorita Aug 9, 2006 08:41 PM

              There is a sign up for Panificio at the corner of Mass Ave and Comm Ave. in the place previously occupied by (I believe) a wine shop.

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                Gabatta Aug 10, 2006 01:55 AM

                The space was previously an overpriced wine, coffee, gourmet shop called the Seasonal Table (aka the Unreasonable Table).

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                  9lives Aug 10, 2006 02:25 AM

                  Is that the space on the NW corner of Mass and Commonwealth? If so, it has a long history of places not making it.

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                    mangorita Aug 10, 2006 02:48 PM

                    Yes, that's the space. A number of businesses have been there in the last 10 years. Nothing has stayed there very long.

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