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Civitello's Spumoni Shop

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42 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1136
518-381-6165
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Love the lemon ice, tastes just like the the version I had in Italy 2 years ago. This place has truly authentic Itallian deserts and an limited lunch menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Schenectady, New York
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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love the lemon ice, tastes just like the the version I had in Italy 2 years ago. This place has truly authentic Itallian deserts and an limited lunch menu.

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Queensbury, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Civitello's is really a trip back to a simpler, better time. A time when people all looked out for each other. Everything they serve is excellent, especially the lemon ice. The dangerous thing about the ice is that it's not filling at all, so you could easily breeze through a pint (at least I did and it wasn't even hot... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I visit at least two to three times a week for their lemon ice...it is the very best. Authentic Gelato and old world recipe cookies that can not be duplicated anywhere, not even at big city bakeries. They also have the best eclairs. Lunch is a real treat with some simple but exceptionally tasty eggplant, meatball and specialty sandwiches and... More 

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Niskayuna, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Limited menu but excellent sandwiches, pizza and desserts - especially the gelato. Good prices, reasonable quantity provide excellent value. Seating limited but atmosphere is down home very friendly. One of my favorite places, especially for lunch.

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Schenectady, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Cannolis. The BEST ever..anywhere. Usually filled **as you wait** so the shell stays crisp. Seriously- order the cannoli. As you wipe away a tear of delight after biting into it, remember: I told ya so.

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Southeastern Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I took my brother here on a coworker's recommendation. We shared an eggplant sandwich and a Fontinella sandwich. They were both delicious, but the eggplant was my fave. Later we went back for pizza and lemon ice. Also delicious. The lemon ice has the perfect balance of sweet and tart and the pizza (tomato pie) has a wonderful crust and... More 

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clifton Park NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

They have the best eggplant in town. (Only served we'd and Friday) All their sandwiches are great.they make their own bread. Great place for lunch.Save room for desert.All home made Italian pastries

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Scotia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE the homemade pastries and cookies. Prices are great and the ladies are always wonderful.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been a customer of this establishment for over 40 years! I got my wedding cake here and have been a customer with my own family ever since. The girls(sisters) are very friendly and make you feel like family! The pastries are the best of anywhere I have been! They are the most delicious and of a decent size.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

For years getting bread across the street at Perreccas I noticed this establishment. Found out 2 sisters run and bake here which is outstanding. Usually when families run a place the work ethic shows through. The cookies are outstanding and they have 4 different kinds of almond cookies. I tried them all so next time I must give all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1136
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-381-6165

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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