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Formaggio Kitchen South End

268 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2125
+1 617-350-6996
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
24 Jun 2018
“Grilled Cheese Post-Snowstorm...”
21 Jan 2018
“Amazing Selection. Super Local. Highest Quality.”
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Italian, French, American, Spanish, Deli
$$ - $$$
268 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2125
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Walked throughout the South End on a few shopping errands after the Noreaster blew through the night before. This Arizona girl didn't quite know what to do with all of the snow...but a grilled cheese panini was in order. Had visited this charming shop on...More

Thank o2bcre8ive
Reviewed January 21, 2018

It's hard to imagine that places like this still exist, with the options to buy everything online or at the big grocery and chain locations ... but the reason that they survive must be that - when you need someone to pick out and stock...More

Thank lobsterabbit
Reviewed July 25, 2017

I love formaggio. There's no other way to say it. They have the best cheeses, and their staff always help find the next best cheese to try

Thank Ross C
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Formaggio is a cheese shop with an extensive selection and, fortunately, a knowledgeable staff to help customers sort through the myriad options. In addition to the fabulous cheese selections, the shop carries a small but well chose collection of wines and many condiments and ingredients...More

Thank Lyn_Farmer
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Love to stop there. Great selection of unique vines and cheeses. Great sweets especially florentine cookies.

Thank Tytus
Reviewed September 10, 2016

I visited this establishment while on a food tour with my daughter and son-in-law. What a nice place! If you like cheese, this is certainly the place for you. However, even if you are not a cheese or wine (they have that as well) aficianado,...More

Thank Raymond R
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Great food shop in a residential area. Parking can be difficult, so you may have to walk a few blocks. Well worth it though.

Thank paul274Boston
Reviewed August 4, 2016

We visited the South End Formaggio on our Boston South End Food Tour. We only spent a few minutes in the store but I was fascinated by the variety of items. We tasted two cheeses (one goats milk and one cow's milk) and a wine....More

Thank WineJunky
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Great cheese shop...with a large selection of craft beers and much more. South End Boston was a great experience for our first trip to Boston. Many fine restaurants and shops and not at all touristy. Our stop here was part of a great South End...More

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This is not a restaurant, but instead is Boston's top cheese shop. The selection of cheeses is impressive: The quality is high and there are many varied options. Service is first rate too, as the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. There is a nice selection...More

Thank Mark P
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets
while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings
from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are
scattered around this neighborhood. There are many
gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and
restaurants. It is also home to art galleries,
interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open
market during the summer months. The South End is a
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2125
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-350-6996
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Formaggio Kitchen South End is a cozy gourmet food and wine shop in Boston's historic South End. We are the sister store of Cambridge staple Formaggio Kitchen. Our main focus is cheese, we stock over 100 types, as well as natural wines, craft beers, charcuterie, olive oils, vinegars, honeys, jams, condiments, spices, coffee, tea, flours, beans, grains, rice, chocolate, cookies and candy. We also offer take-out meals, lunchtime sandwiches, and catering platters and appetizers.
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