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Perreca's Bakery

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33 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138
518-372-1875
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5:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 4:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic and Delicious!

I was in town on business and discovered this restaurant through Tripadvisor. I loved this charming restaurant and bakery in Schenectady's Little Italy. The food was really affordable and delicious. The service was really great. I was there by myself but felt totally comfortable and relaxed as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Barbara J
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Lewiston, New York
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Denton, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was surprised how empty the restaurant was on the evening we visited. The food was good but not outstanding. Two out of our 4 orders came with a VERY spicy sauce, caused by confusion in the kitchen, and were nearly inedible. It seemed to take a long time to convince them that something was not right. Apparently the regular... More 

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Lewiston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I was in town on business and discovered this restaurant through Tripadvisor. I loved this charming restaurant and bakery in Schenectady's Little Italy. The food was really affordable and delicious. The service was really great. I was there by myself but felt totally comfortable and relaxed as I took in the ambience. My favorite part was the chocolate cupcake I... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Hands down, beyond dispute the best Italian bread I've ever had. Dense, chewy crisp crust and wonderful flavor. I don't eat many carbs, but I rightfully splurged here. Not only do people travel crazy distances to come here, but, for good reason, Jack Nicholson has several loaves flown to LA weekly.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This bakery represents the soul of Schenectady. Located smack dab in the middle of little Italy, it is a local institution! And even though the head baker, Tony, beat me in wrestling way back in 1980, I still happily pay homage to this Italian bread emporium!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Been our " go to" place for the best bread in town! When my now grown children were small,had to buy an extra loaf for them to eat in car as they could not wait until we got home! Then during their college years,our visits were not complete without bringing them bread from Perrecas. ...Family owned,legendary,turning out the best for... More 

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Northville NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

They have the best Italian bread around. It is a hard crust Italian and they also have Sicilian pizza. We were amazed at the large cupcakes we had there that were delicious. Be sure to try the sharp provolone cheese.

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Brunswick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The restaurant attached to the famous bakery has won my family as customers! The bread, of course, but who knew their sauce was incredible! Plus they were kind to two little boys, which unfortunately is not universal.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is becoming a local classic. Great service and a menu to tempt your taste buds. I have been many times and each time have had a great experience. Nice outdoor patio dining and occassionalljy they have some entertainment.

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

One might imagine that a city like Schenectady which has some excellent Italian restaurants would have some great pizza. Alas, no. But Perreca's is great-nice freeform crust with fresh ingredients. We recently took our granddaughter Rose after her swimming class. Yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Perreca's Bakery is a classic in Schenectady and famous for its bread: hard and crusty on the outside, dense and soft on the inside. With the addition of their restaurant, you can now enjoy great Italian themed meals as well. but their breakfast is a sleeper secret: try the eggs in purgatory!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-372-1875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 am - 4:30 pm

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