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Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shop

236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
717-238-1999
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Ranked #18 of 456 restaurants in Harrisburg
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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216 reviews 216 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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Richland, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Simply the best food I've eaten in my life! You enter to the smells of fresh bread and pastries. Then you're overwhelmed by the aroma of the best Italian food you're ever going to eat (at least in Pennsylvania). Service is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The restaurant is clean with a romantic city atmosphere. The food, ah the food, fresh... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I have been visiting the Alvaro family since they opened. I don't order eggplant in restaurants because it is usually fried, greasy or covered with tomato sauce. One day I asked Salvatore for the eggplant rollatini recipe and he said...first I start with homemade breadcrumbs. So I tried it and the eggplant dishes are exceptional. I love their variety of... More

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Pennsylvania
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This small eatery in midtown Harrisburg doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is excellent. The breads are wonderful and the various Italian offerings are, too. Eat-in or take out, this place is worth a visit.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Alvaro's is only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are a must, since seating is very limited. It is BYOB. Alvaro's is basically a scratch Italian bakery, specializing in breads and cookies, and serving a limited menu of homemade Italian pasta. Tables are tightly spaced in the customer service area of the bakery.We had entrees of stuffed... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have been here a number of times and for many reasons. It could be to pick up cookies have some gelato or lunch. We have always found the food to be very good and reasonable priced. Cookies of Christmas is a must, it reminds me of a family friend from the Bronx that would make Christmas treats each year.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My husband and I stumbled across this place while driving around. I saw that there were some tables outside, and it looked very picturesque. So we decided to give it a try. Boy, am I glad we did! We sat outside and a menu was brought out to us. We had Italian bread and olive oil to munch on as... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Cool little neighborhood restaurant - actually pretty awesome. Small and cramped but I sort of think that was part of the charm. Matter of fact we sat down at a table with 2 strangers since it was the only avail seats - they didn't seem to care and we didn't, met two new friends and everyone in there seemed to... More

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