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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch!

Always have a great sandwich at this bakery. Staff is always friendly and the food is always top rate! I don't want to give a great review because I don't want to wait in line to eat here! Cookies and pastries are great too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kato57
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Schenectady
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Schenectady
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always have a great sandwich at this bakery. Staff is always friendly and the food is always top rate! I don't want to give a great review because I don't want to wait in line to eat here! Cookies and pastries are great too!

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Thank Kato57
schenecatady
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just love this place. They have simple but quality food that tastes fabulous (but not so simple fabulous bakery items and desserts) and wonderful people making and serving it all. Great to run in quick to get something to go or to stay and eat it. Great sandwiches, amazing tomatoe pie, unbelievable desserts and delicious gelato too. Beware that... More 

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Winsted, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and camaraderie is amazing. The pepper cookies are out of this works. Pizza is amazingly old world in taste and style. Italian cookies simply the best. Everything is prepared and created from scratch right in their kitchen. You can taste the difference. Amazing job. Thank you to the Angerami sisters for your tender love and care.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The Angerami sisters have a one of a kind Italian bakery/cafe in Schenectady, NY! They use the best products and their baked goods, gelato, Italian ice, sandwiches, tomato pie (pizza,) soups, etc, taste like you are in Italy! Try their eggplant parm sandwiches, but order ahead, because they are so popular! Stop in for an espresso/cappuccino and pastry and great... More 

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Thank MAF753
Schenectady, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Civitello's has been in this Italian neivorhood for what seems 100 years. They have progressed from a cookie and Italian ice shop to a place where you can get a great lunch or early dinner spot. Excellent is the only way to say it.

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Thank Cat327
Schenectady, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Anytime you visit this lovely establishment you will not be disappointed. The food is excellent, the pastries are out of this world and lemon ice and gelato are to die for. I have been going there since I was in grammar school. Very friendly live this place !

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Thank Claudia C
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Civitello's Spumoni Shop is a well-known authentic Italian 'must visit' in Schenectady having served our parents, and grand parents for generations. For those of you outside of the area who may be unfamiliar, this is as close to "Arthur Avenue" in the Bronx than you will get in this area. First off, they serve, by far, the best Italian Lemon... More 

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Thank TravelToTheTop
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Small, family-owned and operated with Old-fashioned booths and Old Italy neighborhood atmosphere. Small sandwich menu for lunch. Pizza squares, Italian pastries, homemade gelato, and lemon ice in season. Frequented by many city government employees/officials.

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Schenectady, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This small, longtime Schenectady fixture is as reliable as they come. I have used it almost exclusively as THE go-to place for their unmatched Italian Ices. They added gelato several years ago and they also offer nice lunches and awesome tomato pie. I try to avoid the pastries but they look very good ! It's all good and fairly priced.... More 

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Thank JKucij
Schenectady, New York
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The sisters who own/run Civitello's are delightful and very proud of their Italian heritage. The casual atmosphere, where you can sit at a table and stare at the baked delightful pastries awaiting your finish of an authentic Italian sandwich, is relaxing and makes you feel you're in a friend's home. You never know what will await your palate as whatever... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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