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33 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138
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Ranked #24 of 266 Restaurants in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 4:00 am - 4:30 pm
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English first
Schenectady, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I've only been here for breakfast so I can't speak to the lunch/dinner food or service. Went with a friend and enjoy a delicious (and huge) cappuccino. We shared a piece of the fried dough which was just right. Large portion, so easily shared. It had just the right 'dough' consistency: not airy and empty but nice and dense. We... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had lunch with friends recently, The food, service and value for the meal was excellent as always. I also like to go to the bakery connected to the restaurant for fresh homemade Italian bread, cold cuts, Homemade pizza, cookies. Never a disappointment.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Since Perecca's new chef arrived the food is much better. Previous the food was just fair and i would have given it maybe 3 stars but now it gets 4

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Malta, NY
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My husband and I love to go to this little restaurant for breakfast after a morning row on the Mohawk. They serve authentic Italian food with their own fresh baked hard-crust Italian bread the family has been baking for over 80 years. The service is very good but this is not a fast-food restaurant so you have to wait for... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Perreca's italian bread is the BEST. Everything at the bakery is GREAT...but my family has loved the bread since I was a child...there is truly no comparison.

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On the road again
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303 reviews 303 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Perfection in a loaf is about all one can ask for in Italian bread. Hard crust from the brick ovens and perfection for making a hoagie or slopping up tomato gravy from a bowl of pasta. Stop here it is worth every bite but get there early as the loaves sell out. Sometimes I buy 24 loaves and freeze them... More 

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Glenville, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Companion, who now lives in Florida, has missed the bread since moving there, so we stopped in for lunch. Eggplant Parmesan and sausage & pepper paninis, each made with half of a small round bread, were absolutely fabulous. The side of tomato basil soup was also a tasty treat. The desserts looked wonderful,and I probably would have opted for the... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Three food items that make Perreca's Schenectady's best outpost from Italy: The Best Pizza The Hearty Beans and Greens Soup The Fresh Chocolate Cupcakes They made me Happy, Nourished, and Ready to come back again!

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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went for breakfast with a group and were seated quickly outside. We asked for separate checks for separate families, not a big deal really, and the waiter was clearly put off by the request. The food was mediocre at best, but the worst part is that they ran out of bread! This bakery, known for their bread, served us... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I had the good fortune of marrying a girl whose grandparents were Italian immigrants from Sicily who settled in Schenectady, NY. We live in Texas now but whenever possible we go back to visit the place we lived for many years and eat some hearty delicious Italian food. This time my wife's uncle recommended that we try Perreca's Restaurant. Perreca's... More 

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Additional Information about Perreca's Bakery

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