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Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop

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Little Italy
Italian, Bakeries, Balti
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222 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4338
(410) 685-4905
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 45
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  • 20
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Magnifico!

Still the best pastry shop around. The eclairs are spectacular and weigh about 3 pounds. Napoleans, gelato, homemade cookies (especially the almond and pignolo), and cannoli's make it difficult to choose. The cafe Vaccaro is a dessert itself.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Dominick L
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Columbia
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  • Families with children
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Warrenton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped here with daughter while passing through the city. Got some cookies, cannoli's and a couple sandwiches. The sandwiches were good. The cookies were just so-so. The cannoli were just average. Was really hoping this place would wow us, but it was at least two steps below our favorite (Varallo Brothers in Philly).

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Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Still the best pastry shop around. The eclairs are spectacular and weigh about 3 pounds. Napoleans, gelato, homemade cookies (especially the almond and pignolo), and cannoli's make it difficult to choose. The cafe Vaccaro is a dessert itself.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We always stop here when we are in Baltimore. This time we just wanted some good Italian cookies for our hotel room for snacking and this was the perfect spot to get them. They are small enough for quick bites. And so delicious! Not too sweet but with wonderful flavor--every flavor we bought.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I only have one word... delicious! You will not go wrong with anything you try promise. Been around forever and will be around forever, Vaccaro's... the name says it all, enjoy~

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TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The lemoncello gelato was amazing! I didn't sample any of the pastries but others in my party did and they looked amazing. I would recommend this as part of any trip to Little Italy.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went on a saturday night and the wait was about an hour. When i got to the front (inside the store) i had to go to the bathroom. Half the staff was behind the counter on their phone texting. One group just got a lunch break and was eating chick fil behind the line with a line of people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very reasonably priced. They have a great selection of pastries, ice cream and Italian ice. Great service and easy to find. It is centrally located and close to the inner harbor.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place has the most amazing pastries. We had the buttery cookies with Nutella and of course, the incredible Eclairs - always incredible and worth the visit!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you've read my other reviews, you'll know that I'm not a fan of Vacarro's in Baltimore, particularly their cannoli. Still, on rare (emphasis on "rare") occasion, I've stopped in for some average quality cookies at average prices. Tonight was different. I went in for some cookies (9 small cookies/about 2" around; the same kind I always get) and was... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My favorite place to go on special occasions. I take my guest there when they come to Baltimore to visit, they have the best pastries and gelatos in town. And don't forget about the espresso cafe!

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Additional Information about Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop

Address: 222 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4338
Phone Number: (410) 685-4905
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Italian, Bakeries, Balti

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4338
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: (410) 685-4905

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bakeries, Balti

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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