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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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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Almond Cookies

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
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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

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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schenectady
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26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Not fancy, but a really great little place that has delicious Italian cookies, cappuccino, sandwiches, and gelato.

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Schenectady, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love their homemade, real homemade pastries!! Closes I have tasted since being in Italy. Lunch was good. Do not have anything bad to report. Oh, it is not the Ritz.

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Schenectady
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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A hometown favorite for Italian cookies,Italian Ice andGelato but you have to try their sandwiches!! One day a week you can get huge eggplant sandwiches on fresh Italian bread...yuuuummmyyy :)

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Albany New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Walking into Civitello's is like going into a neighborhood place in Italy. They have the best gelato in Schenectady. The lemon Italian ice is wonderfully tart and refreshing. I haven't had the pizza but go often to have the pasta fagioli for lunch. It is delicious and excellent value. I can't say anything about the cookies and pastry others haven't.... More 

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Glenville, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The pastries and cookies are like something you would get in little italy in NY city. Their spumoni seems like it is homemade and fresh as well. It has a true italian flavor.

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Malta, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very limited but good menu. The Piazza and Spumoni homemade and excellent. Reminds me of the old time small cafe. I believe it is 3rd generation.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The pastries I got there were delicious. The fig filled cookies were great, actually filled with a lot of fig instead of thick dough and no filling the way a lot of places get away with these days. The lady who waited on me was very friendly and nice. It's in Schenectady's "Little Italy" and I would go there again... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

I've been a loyal customer of Civitello's for over 10 years. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food ... well, eating here makes you feel like you're eating in a little cafe in Italy. Some of my favorite menu items: tomato pie with huge pieces of roasted garlic and a nice, crispy crust; thinly-sliced eggplant sandwich on homemade Italian... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Small ice cream shop with gelato, sodas and Italian pastry. The butter cookies are heavy and I love butter. Across the street from Cornell's and Perreca's .

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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
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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