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707 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY 13501
(315) 735-9712
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classic Utica bakery. Great Italian pastries.

Everyone in Utica has their favorite -- two Italian bakeries within a block of each other on Bleecker St. You can't go wrong. We love the pasti and the cannoli at Caruso's and have been stopping by for over 45 years… our first dates were the coffee and a pastry! Don't let the small shop, with just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
RonL40
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Utica, New York
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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Everyone in Utica has their favorite -- two Italian bakeries within a block of each other on Bleecker St. You can't go wrong. We love the pasti and the cannoli at Caruso's and have been stopping by for over 45 years… our first dates were the coffee and a pastry! Don't let the small shop, with just a few tables,... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Fantastic bakery, you feel like you've been transported to Italy. The almond cookies are fantastic but the real star is the Cannoli cake. We ordered one for our wedding reception and it was perfect. They even delivered it to the reception hall.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Received a tray of mini pastries from friends; the lobster tails were beyond description, everything was delicious. Wish we had a bakery like this in SC, but then I'd be the size of a house! Enjoyed everything I tasted, outstanding business creating mouth watering desserts.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Did not care for my is it to Utica but Cafe Caruso was the one good thing about the visit. I stayed at the nearby by Hotel Utica and went out for a run in the morning and ran by here and thought it would be worth a visit on the way out of town. First off, it is not... More 

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Burnt Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If one ever has reason to be in Utica, New York a visit to the Caffe' Caruso is more than worth the time. This is a real Italian bakery, doing business out of the same storefront for nearly sixty years. The coffee and pastries are wonderful, with the many varieties of biscotti our personal favorite. Carm Caruso carries on her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had a mini ricotta cheesecake baked in a crispy pastry crust, drizzled with chocolate and topped with toasted almond slivers. Divine! And the sfogliatelle is a work of art and so yummy. Cappuccino and pastries are a Sunday ritual for me and my husband and we've tried other places but this is the one to beat! Great atmosphere. We feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had Caruso's make our wedding cake and although we were having a destination wedding in Old Forge NY (from Memphis TN) Carmella, who took the order-and Michael who designed the cake where spectacular to work with. I sent them a "partial" cake topper and they worked their magic. The cake looked spectacular and the taste was incredible. Many in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

I've been going to Caruso's ever since I was a kid and their pastries are amazing! The Cannolis are the best thing you'll ever eat in Utica and the rum cake is the awesome! Skip Florentines and check out this family owned and operated Café, you won't regret it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

The woman who was going to do my sons FIRST Birthday cake had a family emergency and was going out of town. I went looking for more places to do my sons cake and my cousin referred me to Carusos. As I went in I thought the place looked like a dump but I figured I'd give it a try.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

A step back in time to a wonderfully inviting family pastry shop. Absolutely delicious Italian treats. The vanilla pusties are a true delight and certainly worth many return trips to Caruso's.

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Additional Information about Cafe Caruso

Address: 707 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY 13501
Phone Number: (315) 735-9712
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
Cuisine: Italian, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 707 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY 13501
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: (315) 735-9712

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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