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Scialo Brothers Bakery

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257 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1521
(401) 421-0986
Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Biscotti Around!

Anytime I find myself on the Hill, I'm sure to stop here for a bag or two of Biscotti since they're the best I've ever had. Unlike most biscotti, the Scialo bakery ones are light and crunchy with just the right bite. The almond and hazel nut are excellent but all their flavors are good and pair... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Fred S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Anytime I find myself on the Hill, I'm sure to stop here for a bag or two of Biscotti since they're the best I've ever had. Unlike most biscotti, the Scialo bakery ones are light and crunchy with just the right bite. The almond and hazel nut are excellent but all their flavors are good and pair nicely with coffee... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stopped in for a treat after dinner nearby--beautiful displays inside and fun to browse. We had a slice of Ricotta Pie and a Pecan Tart. Both were encased in buttery crust. Each was very rich without being too sweet--I love pastry that lets flavor shine through. Friendly service and I really coveted the Christmas cookie plate in the window!

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

After a nice lunch on Federal Hill we decided to opt out of dessert there and head next door to Scialo. The window treats always entice one to enter and feast your eyes on where Santa must have stopped for treats along with everyone else. Just a delight for the eyes and palate. This place is also part of a... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

You can't get any better than this place if you're looking for authentic traditional Italian bakeries. This place looks like it hasn't changed since the 1940's. Great log cakes and Holiday desserts. If you've been to Boston's North End, and think you've seen it all, try this place, just an hour away in Providence. It's a spot you'll want to... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This bakery is one of the oldest and best in all of Rhode Island, the variety and taste of the pastries are superior and should not be missed. From simple cookies to fancy pastries and cakes outstanding, and don't forget the Italian Bread.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a traditional Italian bakery with all manner of temptations. I confined myself to one slice of cassata, an amazing cake featuring candied fruit, chocolate mousse, and a fondant-like green icing. Delicious! My friend bought a sfogliatelle and an apricot tart. A real taste of Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

BREAD BREAD BREAD and fabulous pastry. This is a Rhode Island and Federal Hill traditon that every Rhode Islander should go to! Enjoy!

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You're in Providence RI and, of course, you have just had a fabulous Italian meal. How can you improve on this experience? You can say, no thanks for the dessert. You can walk down Atwell's Ave.. to Scialo's and find yourself in heaven! Which tasty treat do you want to indulge in? A cannolli? Carrot cake? Some cookies? Everything you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Exquisite Italian specialties and lots more. When you step inside you will be in awe as to the selection of pastries, both Italian and basic. But I am sure it will be the Italian cheesecake, cannoli, baba arum, rice pies, ricotta cups and Italian cookies that will take your breathe away. The prices are high so be prepared, but the... More 

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Mts of western NC
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325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This bakery is a highlight of any vacation. The cases are just full of incredible looking treats. We finally decided on two: the Pistachio Cake and the Double Chocolate Cake. Both were perfectly made and not overly sweet. Delightful flavors without being overwhelming. The pricing is very fair for what you get. Do not miss this bakery while visiting the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 257 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1521
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: (401) 421-0986
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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