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Petonito's Pastry Shop

190 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-3042
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Ranked #2 of 58 Restaurants in East Haven
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Absolutely the best Italian pastry around, better than every New Haven Bakery on Wooster Street. Best Easter pies.

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East Haven, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been going to Petonito's for more than 40 years. They made my wedding cake in 1974. The quality of the products has not changed. The Sr. Mr. Petonito ( now deceased) was a pleasure to know. Our family restaurant use to serve their pastries to patrons of the restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This local family bakery has exceptional pastry, cakes and cookies. They even have a giant canoli shell filled with canolis for any special occasion. Their chocolate covered canolis are like heaven in your mouth. The shell shaped pastries are wonderfully crunchy and creamy at the same time. You have got to try this gem in the old East Haven Mall... More 

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New Haven CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This bakery is the best around! The dad ran it for decades and now the son runs it. Best cakes, cookies, etc.!

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I wandered in here after going to the Bank of America next door one day. They were so nice to my kids, patient with me, and had the most delicious pastries and cookies. Everything smelled and tasted fresh, like it was made moments before. My new go-to for anytime I'm bringing things to a friend's house.

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East Haven, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Best in East Haven there cakes and pastry are second to none. there The variety is endless, when you enter the store you want to eat everything in site.

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Try them-you wont be dissapointed-on Fridays say hello to Mary the "cookie lady"-been working pastry for 75+ years-seriously shes in her 90's We get these pastries for all our special occasions and weddings etc

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east haven
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Mark is awesome. I am a banquet manager and refer my brides to Petonitos. He is reasonable and my brides always like to work with Mark. Chocolate Mousse cake is my favorite!

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North Carolina
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32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Although not a restaurant ,this pastry shop has been a family tradition in East Haven. Every time we travel to Ct. to visit family we stop here to pick up the best Italian Pastries this side of Italy. Wish he had a shop in NC. The cannoli are delicious as well as all the other pastries.

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Additional Information about Petonito's Pastry Shop

Address: 190 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-3042
Phone Number: 203-469-1817
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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