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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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4:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 4:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Dinner at More Perrecas, adjacent to bakery

Had the feast of 7 Fishes on Christmas Eve with family and friends it was terrific. The bread at Perrecas, the tomato pie and baked goods, cookies panalone, canolis, etc.... everything is great. And around the corner is Garofalo's for the best sausage whether Italian or Polish; and of course... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Frank R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Had the feast of 7 Fishes on Christmas Eve with family and friends it was terrific. The bread at Perrecas, the tomato pie and baked goods, cookies panalone, canolis, etc.... everything is great. And around the corner is Garofalo's for the best sausage whether Italian or Polish; and of course there's a Civatellos across the street from Perrecas for great... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Love this place for Breakfast or Lunch/Dinner, small place so sometimes a short wait, but have never had a bad expierence here

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Thank sp1002
Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We heard of this place from someone and HAD to go see. Omg the best bread and goodies there. Don't miss out! Oven backed bread in same oven installed 100 yrs ago!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Perreca's has been well-known for generations for their hearty, crusty long and round loaves of Old World Italian bread. Located in Schenectady's Little Italy section, people come from all over to buy bread for friends and family. Stores around the area take pride in advertising they carry Perreca's bread. Celebrities who come to the area for various reasons fall in... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Must try for the best breakfast in town. Homemade great - eggs in purgatory - poached eggs in a marinara sauce with the hard crusted bread. After breakfast go next door to the deli and get all the homemade bread and pastry and Italian meats.

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Thank michaeljackk
Richfield Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Excellent bread from the bakery! The restaurant was very good too.......casual and comfortable atmosphere with nice choices from the lunch menu. The kitchen is visible and clean! Will use the parking lot in the back the next time instead of the street parking. Pasta salad and soup was delicious.

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Thank Tony13439
Denton, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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Thank Jane B
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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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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Thank zich6
Miami, Florida
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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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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?