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Paisano's Italian Bakery

2732 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
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Ranked #271 of 833 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place has both great bakery and regular food items. I'm a native Rhode Islander, as are the owners. There are a lot of Italian's in RI, so there are a lot of great italian restaurants in RI. That's one thing we missed when we moved here. This place has REAL italian food/bakery items. The egg biscuts are to die... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I recently made a drive to Sarasota especially to go to this bakery. I love Italian Pastry. Being from Ct, it was a childhood staple. Well I spent $75.00 on old, dry, inedible pastries. From the lobster tails, to the pasticiottis, to the squished naploleans, everything was horrible. If it wasn't so far 3 hr drive..I would have brought it... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Whenever family from RI comes, we have to make a stop here for the RI style strip pizza....no cheese, just a thick pizza crust slathered with sauce...if you know RI strip pizza, this will be a stop you'll want to make. We love it! The desserts are delicious too.

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Bradenton, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We have been frequenting Paisano's in the past for their wonderful Italian pastries. Imagine my disappointment when the 8" rum birthday cake (usually exquisite) was served to find that it was quite dry seeming to have been perhaps sitting around for a few days? This review would have been worse had it not been for previous purchases that were far... More

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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were taking dessert to some italian friends house that were having us for dinner. We tried this place for the first time and picked up some Cannolis. They were out of this world; as were the cookies and biscoti we also tried. According to their web site they are supposed to be open on Sunday during November; but that... More

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Staten Island, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The bakery had great service.. The Italian bread which they call baguette seemed to taste like it was burn't or frozen. The bakery was also clean. I was disappointed when I saw calzone on the window and walked in it was more of a Stromboli. That is prob my fault as Florida is different from a ny calzone. Also, the... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Whenever in this neighborhood can't resist popping in to fill in with quick and great tasting treats....I wouldn't call it a restaurant though there are tables.....pastry, cookies, soups, sauces, lasagnes, to take away and make not cooking at home a yummy snap ...and don't leave without treating yourself to a freshly filled cannolli....my Italian mother in law would approve.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

If you enjoy an authentic Italian bakery items as well as homemade pizza, calzones and so much more, do not miss Paisano's Italian Bakery. They also sell pizza dough, meatballs, pizza sauce, lasagne, and my personal favorite -- eggplant parmesan. These are baked fresh every Tuesday and are in the cooler to take home at a great price. They treat... More

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Siesta Key, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have made several trips to this bakery. The Italian pastries remind me of home. Unfortunately, I had the worst experience with the woman behind the counter. She so nasty and rude. I will not be back and will tell my friend about my experience.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Happened by there just before Easter looking for a good dessert outside of the Publix store. Bought a dozen "dumbbells" (loaded with creamy filling) and on a lark got a wedge of Riccotto Pie. This was a quarter of a pie. I consumed it in three hours. I nearly wept with every mouthfull. If you like rich, but not sweet,... More

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