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Ferrara Bakery & Cafe

195 Grand St, New York City, NY 10013-3717 (Little Italy)
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Ranked #259 of 11,654 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Little Italy
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409 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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New York City, New York
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303 reviews 303 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I like the Cannoli but some of the other items are not what they used to be. It has slipped a lot since the old days about 20 years ago. There are a number of other places around that are better.

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Johnson City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Yum, Yum, Yum, need I really say more. Napoloean, Lobster tail, canoli's. Choosing is so difficult I get them all. I tried the gelato this last visit and I have had better, save the $5 and get a pastry . Baba ricotta is great too!

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Don't miss this excellent bakery. The canolis are the best I've ever had. the ambiance is authentic, with a great cafe. All their baked good are amazing. Just watch out for the fake Ferrara's China town has invaded and there are knock offs So beware. The real Ferrara Bakery is just off Mulberry Street. And, the sweets are beyond compare.

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Fiskeville, Rhode Island
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Bought a few pastries here, some were great others... meh. Felt a little touristy when we went in. Might come back to try again, could've felt that way since it was during the holidays.

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Webster, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Ferrara's is always a place we stop to while visiting Little Italy. Cookies, cakes, cannolis, cheesecake, lobster tails, and other delicious pastries. Gelato & coffee as well as dining in and having some breakfast or lunch. It is one of our favorite bakeries in NYC. Do not visit Little Italy without stopping here!!! You will not be sorry!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Desserts, gelato/sorbet, coffee, service and atmosphere, cannot miss this place if your travels take you to Manhattan. Family visited three times in a four day trip to Big Apple and every item we had was wonderfully enjoyed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped in for a canoli and espresso mid morning. Nice place they serve italian gelato, pastries and breakfast.

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New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Ferrara's remains a must when visiting the ever shrinking area in NYC. Just looking at all the delicious pastries and reminiscing.... The gelato is tasty. Our waiter was very nice (nicer than those behind the counter). The chocolate torte was good. Not too heavy or sweet. The carrot cake was just ok. Will you find better pastries in other authentic... More

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited with a friend who grew up in the area so recommended we stop off here for a coffee and cake. I'd wanted a lobster tail when we'd visited the Cake Boss cafe but they'd sold out, so I ordered one here, and it didn't disappoint. It was really big and gorgeous. Plenty of choice for various Italian pastries and... More

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Arvada, Colorado
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My daughter and I had a very special night in Little Italy. We ended up at Ferrara Bakery for dessert and coffee. The location, service, food and cappuccinos were fabulous. It was great fun and we had the best cannolis ever. Don't miss this one.

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