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236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
717-238-1999
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Like Family

Absolutely fabulous! It's primarily a daytime spot but there is a limited seating opportunity on a few evenings (call for a reservation 717-238-1999). The food is excellent in an intimate family setting. Of course you'll have to order dessert after staring at them thru your meal! BYOB, Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Absolutely fabulous! It's primarily a daytime spot but there is a limited seating opportunity on a few evenings (call for a reservation 717-238-1999). The food is excellent in an intimate family setting. Of course you'll have to order dessert after staring at them thru your meal! BYOB, Enjoy!

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A real treat off the beaten path in uptown Harrisburg. This is a real family affair who loves to make great food. We have now been there 6 or 8 times and it is a very nice experience. Must make a reservation and large groups may be more difficult to accommodate. Also, this is a BYOB and they are very... More 

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Mechanicsburg, PA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Love, love, love this place! Have been here four times now. Antipasto, calamari, stuffed shells, lasagne, stuffed meatballs, regular meatball are fantastic but the eggplant is the best ever! A small eatery inside a bakery. What a concept! Always friendly service delivered by Valentina. Can't wait to go back.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Best neighborhood spot for lunch, dinner, gelato, pastries, breads, and anything Italian! It's BYOB and so romantic in the summer to bring a bottle of wine and enjoy outside at a table. The food is literally made by an Italian grandma who brings out a delicious tray of lasagna and you feel like you just stepped into Heaven. Definitely eat... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

While visiting my sister and nephew from out of town we had a great meal at Alvaro's.My nephew had heard many excellent comments about Alvaros and we were not disappointed! This a true family run restaurants,with Father baking,Mother cooking,and 3 adult kids all helping out.while the menu may appear to be limited there are daily specials and unlimited possibilities of... More 

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Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of Harrisburg's hidden jewels. I will start with the cons: 1) The location is not in the best part of town although the community is trying to develop it. That being said, I would not go there after dark. 2) There is not ample parking or seating so it might be best to pick up your order to go.... More 

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harrisburg pa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On their last trip to Italy the Alvero staff learded how to make a gelato icecream sandwich. They bake the little round cake and you can choose the gelato to make your sandwich. It is fantastic!!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is the only true bakery I've found in the area. The breads are exactly what you expect from an italian bakery and the smell is near heavenly. Their selection of italian cookies can't be beaten, the marzipan and pignolis are my favorites and consistent draw. You never know what other foods will be on the menu for the day,... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

They make the best cannolis and Italian cookies. Just delicious and very fairly priced. They are always friendly and day to help you with a smile. I love this place.

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is amazing!! I've never been there for lunch but they do dinner on Fridays and Saturdays and it's phenomenal. They have a very small menu but that just means everything they make is perfect. Their osso bucco is to die for. The meatballs, pasta with garlic and olive oil, chicken cordon bleu, all of it - amazing! It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 717-238-1999
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?