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Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop

222 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4338 (Little Italy)
(410) 685-4905
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Ranked #27 of 1,802 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Little Italy
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I love NYC Little Italy and this is the closest I have found to the bakeries there. The cookies were good, I ordered one of each in the first case, some canoli's and the dipping cannoli along with a cappuccino. I like the cookies back home better, they flake and have more of a butter flavor but Vaccaro's was good... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My daughter had gelato, I had itailan cookies and cream ice cream in a waffle cone.. My husband had the chocolate cannoli cake. Everything was delicious. We had to wait in line for a while but it was worth it. The have take out or dine in. The servings are huge so bring your appetite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is the place for authentic Italian deserts, coffees, and creative alcoholic beverages. The cappuccino was served in an enormous white cup with ample foam. It was delicious! We ordered the sample pastry platter since it was I possible to select just one pastry from the vast assortment. Cannoli, cream puffs, almond cookies, and pignoli cookies were part of our... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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131 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A friend who used to live in Baltimore insisted that I visit and try their Napoleons -- so I got a coconut version. While it is quite good I probably should have stayed with the standard version. It is a bit too coconutty and quite sweet. I also selected several cookies and they were very good. I did not experience... More

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Millsboro, Delaware
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Anytime I head to Baltimore, it's a must stop....something to eat there, and of course, cannot go home w/o a box of goodies,,,for ME its the Cannolis I box and carry...they have a wonderful variety...enjoy

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

While visiting Baltimore we were told by a few people that we must try cannoli at Vaccaro's in Little Italy. Our expectations were high and we were very excited about trying out this famous authentic Italian delicacy. We have always enjoyed cannoli while visiting Italy. One evening while dining at a restaurant down the block, we noticed that Vaccaro's was... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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135 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Although there are a few branches of this pastry shop, it is fun to visit the original in the heart of Baltimore's "Little Italy". Once you step inside, the aroma of these baked goods is wonderful. There are all kinds of Italian cookies, cakes, cannolis and many flavors of gelatos. Having grown up in Baltimore I have sampled most everything... More

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

How anyone can go to Baltimore and not stop at Vaccaros is mind boggling!! The sweet aromas as you walk in are so inviting! The display cases are more than tempting...I wanted one of each, but I'd have to walk a treadmill for 10 years for my noshing!! We settled for some Gelato cups and a humongous piece of Napolean,... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

No matter what your favorite Italian desert treat, it is here in style. I get the Napoleon, but the cannoli fills the display cases, the cookies and other treats abound. I suggest eating half your dinner and a doggie bag, the walk over to Vaccaro's. There will be a line, but they serve fast and it is worth the wait.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Vaccaro's is consistent in being overpriced and underwhelming. The cookie selection is narrow and the cookie quality is only ok. I have also had more than one order botched by inattentive salespeople. While it is nice when a local restaurant or shop is popular, it is also off putting when the place is constantly unkempt looking from so much tourist... More

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