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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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
105 helpful votes 105 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great homemade Italian cuisine. My only disappointment is that their daily menu is never the same as they have on their website. But it's owned by a great family, and I love that the entire family is engaged in this business. The food is fantastic!

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Central Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The most incredible, authentic Italian food you will ever have. I do not know where to even begin with their food. Their pizza slices are the size of a small pizza and SO delicious. Yes, I seriously mean that ONE slice is the size of a small pizza and it could be a meal all in its entirety. I'm very... More 

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Camp Hill
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259 reviews 259 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

By being small the food can be good-mama makes it. But by being small it is sometimes hard to get a seat in this tiny gem in Harrisburg. The food is reasonable. The eggplant is fantastic. The bread is good. The pasta is good. I cannot wait to go back.

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Additional Information about Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shop

Address: 236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
Phone Number: 717-238-1999
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
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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