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Perreca's Bakery

33 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138
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Ranked #25 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
Malta, NY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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304 reviews 304 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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
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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 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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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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