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Petonito's Pastry Shop

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190 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-3042
203-469-1817
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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you must stop by and get a pie or two around the holidays if not the cookies are out of this world as are the excellent caniollis

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
kevin d
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East Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

It's OK. In an age where authentic Italian bakeries are disappearing, or looking more like American bakeries, with offerings like carrot cake and apple fritters, this is pretty good. Some of the pastry is greasy, and I've gone in shortly after opening and the shelves are mostly bare, but the majority of pastry is better than average.

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Thank Jo B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

you must stop by and get a pie or two around the holidays if not the cookies are out of this world as are the excellent caniollis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Truly amazing cannolli - two wasn't enough (take a chocolate and a plain one)! Brownie also great. Everyone loved it.

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Thank Kulikovsky
East Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The pastries are always fresh and prices are very reasonable.Petonito's offers their pasty in miniature and regular size. I usually buy the mini's so I can try a bit of each of my favorites.

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Thank brand02
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place is near my father's place, so I stopped by and bought a couple of their cannolis to bring to my dad. The shell was crisp and light, and the cream was tasty. I've been back once, but haven't tried anything but their cannolis, which are probably the best cannolis I've had in the New Haven area.

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Thank Providence_RITom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

They make the best and are a very friendly staff.They also make the best neopolitan cake I have ever had.

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Thank lonny_10
Madison, Connecticut
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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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Thank Rod H
East Haven, Connecticut
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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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Thank lorie14
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Fran F
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 190 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-3042
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-469-1817
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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