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2323 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Italian bakery

I have had many items from this bakery over the years, both from the store front on 17th Street and from the Farmer's Market downtown. Most have been wonderful and sophisticated in taste and texture. The last visit we bought a pastry with layers of cake, cream, and puff pastry. It was really good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
David B
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have had many items from this bakery over the years, both from the store front on 17th Street and from the Farmer's Market downtown. Most have been wonderful and sophisticated in taste and texture. The last visit we bought a pastry with layers of cake, cream, and puff pastry. It was really good. The coffee cream puff was even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

First impressions mean alot and this first impression was sooo good! We had a vanilla creme puff pastry. The layers were crisp and delicate, the creme was light, very flavorful with the PERFECT amount of sweetness. So glad y'all were at the Farmer's Market! Can't wait to come to the store!

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I wanted to bring dessert to a friend's house, and didn't have time to prepare something from scratch. I chose a selection of pastries, all of which looked wonderful. Our friends were wowed by the beautiful and delicious treats they got to pick from. These desserts are not cheap, but they are SO good. This bakery is located in a... More 

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Wilmington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Went it yesterday to try it out. Made a large purchase and the fillings were good but the puff pastries and eclairs were too dry.... Disappointing. Save your money and make Italian pastries and desserts yourself at home.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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32 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Recently sold to new owners, so the food may not be like it used to be. We stopped to get some pastries but they were closed during the sale period. Just be aware that there are new owners and things are going to be different.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Let me start by saying that I have been a fan of La Gemma since they opened in Wilmington. Not anymore. I have been disappointed with the items that I have purchased during the last THREE visits. You may ask, why did i keep going back? Because I kept hoping it was just a fluke and it would get better.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Everything is made in small batches, so get on Facebook so you know what highlights are in the case each day. They also do special orders just how you like it!

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

La Gemma has been taken over by new owners and are doing such a great job with this little Italian bakery. The have the neatest innovative little treats! I have been by on a few occasions and everything I have tried has been delicious! Make sure to also try the savory along with the sweet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you haven't been to La Gemma you have no idea what you are missing! I am a northern transplant and was thrilled to find an Italian bakery in Wilmington. Honestly the pastries are the best I have ever had, anywhere. They are always fresh and the selection is amazing. Don't be intimidated if you can't pronounce some of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Frequent dining partner and I had a craving for eclairs. After looking high and low, I discovered this bakery and to my delight, it also had eclairs. Ran off to find friend and zoomed over for the treat. What a waste! What a disappointment! We ordered the pastry and coffee for two. Unfortunately there was nowhere in the bakery to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2323 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington

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  • Cuisine: Bakeries

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