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Prantl's Bakery

5525 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
+1 412-621-2092
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tort” (33 reviews)
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5525 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been theeee a few times and really enjoyed the products. I am not a big sweet eater, but I can go back again and again. The cookies are great.

Thank V8154SWricardob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the burnt almond tort is out of this world, we had an office birthday party and the tort was the star of the show this was a few months ago and we are still talking about how good it was, no matter the distance it...More

Thank Kenneth A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best bakery in downtown. The icing is creamy and delicious. Not the sickening sweet kind. Everything looks beautiful, too.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best bakeries in Pittsburgh. Prantl’s torte Made with almonds is quite famous, Their various coffee cakes and other pastries are also very good.

Thank Stanley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this bakery since childhood! The burnt almond torte is worth the visit! I cannnot really comment about anything else because I really don’t eat pastries. I can say, however, that the staff is always pleasant. Recently, I bought the burnt...More

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So this has always been one of my favorite places to go in Shadyside. The burnt almond torte is beyond amazing. However, I’ve noticed the last few visits the staff is less than accommodating. I personally experienced staff being annoyed when I wanted less than...More

Thank Fumckidz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just about every time (which is probably close to 15), I have been wowed by how amazing the Burnt Almond Torte Cake is. Unfortunately, the last time I got one of the mini cakes, it was a bit dry and there wasnt much of the...More

Thank Dara D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great iconic bakery in shady side neighborhood. Try the burnt almond torte, you won’t be disappointed!

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down THE BEST Toasted Almond Torte you will ever have!! This place is always busy. Try one of everything!

Thank Kimmmmmmmy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Others also make a burnt almond cake but Prantl's is THE best...light, moist, and perfect crunch. It is a Pittsburgh institution long favored for birthdays, other celebrations, or just for an indulgent treat.

Thank Nidhi G
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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5525 Walnut St, 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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