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Perreca's Bakery

33 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138
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On the road again
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299 reviews 299 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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4 restaurant reviews
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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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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went here for their 100 years celebration in August 2014. Had their pizza which was extraordinary, light crispy crust, terrific sauce and mozzarella cheese, a real pizza lovers delicacy. The crust was so good we ate that too. They are know for their crusty bread, desserts and authentic Italian food. You will not be disappointed.

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41 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Would not step foot into this restaurant again. Although numerous people have raved about there bakery and I agree the bakery is exceptional the restaurant is another story. Had reservations , promptly seated, and waited ,order taken . Wine served ad waited ,and waited for a simple dinner to be served. After about an hour and a half we were... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

No question that their Italian bread is the very best, bar none, but that doesn't mean the restaurant will be the same. They serve all 3 meals here (overextended?). We went for dinner. On a warm summer evening, I was dying for a gin & tonic. Well none here...beer & wine only. what's up with that? Chicken Marsala has a... More

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West Henrietta, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was great and a good selection. Staff was helpful and quick. When we opened our map different wait staff came to ask what we were looking for and gave suggestions. The owner showed us around the restaurant/bakery. We got to see where they bake the bread and their huge oven. Very hospitable.

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Burnt Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stop in for a loaf of Perreca's famous Italian bread (actors have had it flown to CA over the years after tasting it!) No other bakery can master the thick, chewy crust like Perecca's. If you want a snack or a light lunch, grab a piece or two of tomato pie; a variety of pizza eaten hot or cold. Looking... More

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