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Prantl's Bakery

5525 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
+1 412-621-2092
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“torte” (39 reviews)
“cakes” (136 reviews)
“white cake” (6 reviews)
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5525 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plants makes a cake that is so delicious. It is burnt almond torte. Go early because they sometimes sell out.ENJOY!!!

Thank mahogony
Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived near the store and loved going there. Fresh baked goods. Went nearly every week. Wish I lived near it now.

Thank richardsK6606ER
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies are To die for, everybody would love them. I had one today and it the best part of my day

Thank schmidtys
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had the toasted almond torte and it was amazing! It was crazy expensive at $45, but everyone loved it.

Thank KathleenTS
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Burnt Almond Tortes are the most famous items here, a must try. But my personal favorite are the cupcakes! I have visited this place often over the years and the prices remain reasonable.

Thank Neha R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the burnt almond torte is Prantl's claim to fame but the CHOCOLATE burnt almond torte...TO DIE FOR!!! Ideal for birthdays, bbq's, or break-ups!!

Thank kdcarey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prantl's is my GO TO BAKERY when in Pittsburg. This place is always on the top of my list! The BURNT ALMOND TORTE is to die for! GET 2...Eat one on the way home and freeze the other! Who cares about calories...this stuff is THE...More

Thank autumnsgma
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is light and just the right amount of almonds. Good price great service. Order early for holidays.

Thank DMM463
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am probably in the minority here, but while Prantls has some good baked treats, I have also been disappointed. Their famous burnt almond torte, like many of their cakes and cookies, is cloyingly sweet. The carrot cake is good - though also very sweet....More

Thank Calypso007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soo good yet pricy! I paid over $3 for a cupcake and was upset but once I tried it I instantly got over it lol

Thank Mpowell59
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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
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Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5525 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighbourhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: +1 412-621-2092
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Prantl's Bakery is a Pittsburgh institution. Its "Burnt Almond Torte" and 100+ sinful sweets have been a tradition for the last 40 years. In fact, there's been a bakery in continuous operation at the flagship Shadyside store for over 100 years. Prantl's is a bakery in the German tradition, with old-fashioned fruit Danish and nut-filled coffeecakes, but we can't help but get excited about some of our "new favorites" as well, like key lime pie and our buttery croissants. In addition to our mouth watering special order cakes, we are famous for our "Burnt Almond Torte", which was conceived by Henry Prantl after a trip to California. There was an almond glut the year he went and the Almond Board was trying to get bakers to use almonds in new and inspiring ways. Henry picked up a few ideas and brought them back to Pittsburgh where he refined them into our current recipe for "Burnt Almond Torte", a unique and addictive dessert. If you've never had one, you really do have to try one. If you have had one, you know what we're talking about! Henry and Jane Prantl retired from the business in 2007. The bakery is now owned and operated by John M. Felice, who strives to maintain the tradition of high quality baked goods. We hope you agree . .
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