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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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Hours:
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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chocolate mousse

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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new haven,ct
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new haven,ct
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Madison
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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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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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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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New Haven CT
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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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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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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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