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South End Formaggio

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268 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118-2125
+1 617-350-6996
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Miami, Florida
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258 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 that food lovers will appreciate. First rate!

Thank Lyn_Farmer
New Hampshire, USA
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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

Thank Tytus
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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, you will almost certainly find something inside that you will enjoy. The store, although small,... More 

Thank Raymond R
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129 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 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. I want to go back.

Thank WineJunky
Cambridge, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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 food tour called "Bites of Boston".

Thank Kyle C
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941 reviews
579 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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 of other gourmet items here too.

Thank Mark P
New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Excellent selection of imported cheeses, charcuterie, gourmet food provisions; excellent though not vast wine selection (this is a small store, so what they have is well vetted). They also have a small selection of excellent fresh breads and bakery goods and they make terrific sandwiches. A wonderful store, helpful staff. It's the sister store of the larger Formaggio Kitchen in... More 

Thank lexmiller
Shanghai, China
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

I had a sandwich takeaway when I was driving with my colleague. They had a variety of choices for sandwiches and burgers that they can make for you on order. Worth the wait and the sandwich tasted delicious! I will recommend to pop in a get your sandwich and spend sometime in a park on a sunny day

Thank Jessica Y
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

A great selection of cheeses, meats, provisions and carefully curated wines. Sandwiches and prepared foods are great, too.

Thank TheOriginalSilverFox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 19:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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