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Ferrara Bakery & Cafe

195 Grand St, New York City, NY 10013-3717 (Little Italy)
212-226-6150
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Ranked #204 of 11,626 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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Fort Pierce, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every time we visit NYC from Florida we have to go to Little Italy to enjoy Italian cooking and Ferrara desserts..

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The gelato milkshakes are amazing! All of the desserts are not only beautiful, they are light and tasty. I overheard the waiter get very cranky with the table next to me because the two girls asked if he could split the bill. He told them they should have asked in advance and stormed off. They were young and obviously counting... More

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Philippines
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117 reviews 117 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Maybe I should have ordered cannoli instead of the sampler coz there was nothing great- pastry didn't taste good. The Tartufo gelato was good though!

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Mt. Tabor, VT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There was nothing bad about this bakery but nothing that stood out. If you are in the neighborhood I guess it is worth a visit but the quality really is not any better than a million other bakeries in the city. It is also more expensive.

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Frisco, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went with a group and got several different flavors of gelatos and pastries. I loved the cannoli's (especially the chocolate dipped cannoli's) and the éclairs but you could tell by the taste that they were cooked in a gas oven - they had a faint gas taste to them. They were still fantastic! The gelato was to die for.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved going to Ferrara, one of the oldest and most traditional bakeries in Little Italy, New York. The Canolis are to die for, and the gelatto unbelievable. Service could be more friendly and faster. Wish we could eat every single item in their display. Sitting in the Cafe' is like taking a trip to an European grand cafe', loved it... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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416 reviews 416 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We love going here for dessert. They have many cakes,, pastries, and gelato to choose from. We decided to share a slice of Italian cheesecake with strawberries and whip cream. We also shared a small gelato- chocolate/cappachino. I also had a latte and my husband had a hot chocolate. Everything was delicious. In addition we had very good service. In... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Loved everything about this place! Had desert after dinner. I wanted to go back again the next night! So happy to find great Italian bakery goods! Even brought some home with me.

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

These cookies, Sfogliatella, and cookies were exceptional. I now live in Colorado and was bring some home for the family. Ordered a few boxes of tri-color and pignoli. Have them wrap the boxes in plastic wrap - kept them super fresh. The staff suggested the two pound box. I was a little nervous as they were already packed and in... More

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We had to stop on our visit to NYC to Little Italy after walking thru Chinatown. My son and daughter got the chocolate covered cannoli and I got the tiramisu.....Yummy!

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