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Paisano's Italian Bakery

2732 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
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Ranked #280 of 823 restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Jun 19, 2014
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34 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Everything is sooo good, and the people are friendly. Never had fresh made canolis until l stopped here. Best place for deserts. Nothing is from a box ready made. All authentic Italian like back home in NJ.

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