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Isgro Pastries

1009 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3707 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
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Ranked #159 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Dessert
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Dining options: Dessert
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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75 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was my 3rd time here and all 3 times I was treated poorly and rudely by the old women behind the counter. This last time I was yelled at for asking a simple question about their cannollis. Just because you and your business are over 100 years old doesn't give you the right to treat your customers with disrepect... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Can you smell Heaven? Yes you can at 10th and Christian St. in Philadelphia. I've been coming to Isgro's since I was a kid visiting my grandmother in Philadelphia. I don't get back very often anymore so this is a very serious pilgrimage for me. You absolutely can smell the pastries half a block away. Their display case is gorgeous... More

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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

No joke. We were walking through the neighborhood with our Philly host and I smelled baked goods! When I turned around, I saw the Italian flag sign and we bolted for the bakery. The display case was like staring at an art masterpiece, with perfectly-crafted pastries, cookies, and cannoli. Now, it has been my experience that baked goods often look... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The pastries were good. Not over sweet, just right. Cannolis were one of the best I have ever ate. Few problems... The price was not on the tag, so I wasn't sure till lady said how much total it was (of course, I could ask and sure she could tell me before, I believe). Could not find parking -- My... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We got the cannolis - mascarpone and chocolate (regular, not mousse) and both were subpar. The mascarpone was made up of some mascarpone cream at the ends but filled in center with whipped cream. For the price they charge it should be all mascarpone. The chocolate was horrendous- did not have any chocolate flavor - tasted like water and cornstarch.... More

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The line was out the door on St Joseph's Day for the St Joseph's zeppole. Loved the ricotta and the marscapone best. Could not leave without the best ricotta cannoli in all of Philadelphia. Filled to order, no soggy shells. 4 cannoli and 4 zeppole $35. A bit of a splurge but, hurry in for the limited time zeppole.

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Isgro knocks the ball out of the park with it's pastries. Cookies, cupcakes, layer cakes, Italian Rum Cakes....I could go on and on. We just went to get a rum cake for a birthday party and left with all sorts of goodies. We were there on a Saturday, busy as usual, and everything we bought is now gone, and it's... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

If your a cakeaholic or a Biscotti Addict then here is the place you need to avoid... there should be a big warning sign outside. DANGER DELICIOUS CAKES AHEAD. i can understand why people become frustrated with service delays and busy shops.because this ain't no supermarket. This is old world traditional shop and you know you just gotta wait. Or... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Outstanding pastry shop! Word of warning, it is always busy! I usually get the ricotta canoli, however have tried a few other items. Everything is fresh and delicious. They have been around for something like 110 years (or longer I think), which certainly speaks to how great they are at their craft.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The choices seemed endless and the cannoli was freshly made as you watched. It was absolutely the best!

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