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Scialo Brothers Bakery

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Federal Hill
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257 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1521
(401) 421-0986
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch

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  • 66
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  • 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
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Scialo Bros. Bakery This is one of our favorite food sources on Federal Hill. Their pastries are fresh-made on the premises and delicious. The bowties and elephant ears are perfect to have with coffee or espresso as are either one of their cheese cakes. My wife loves the rich, velvety smooth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Bernard B
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Scialo Bros. Bakery This is one of our favorite food sources on Federal Hill. Their pastries are fresh-made on the premises and delicious. The bowties and elephant ears are perfect to have with coffee or espresso as are either one of their cheese cakes. My wife loves the rich, velvety smooth classic style. My favorite is the ricotta cheese cake.... More 

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Rudolph, Wisconsin
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34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The most amazing cupcake I have ever had - the almond flavor white cupcake - I wish I would have purchased more at the time. We also tried an apricot almond torte - very good and also - and I hope I am correct on the name - an estes cake - it was a pastry with raisins and currents... More 

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Virginia
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What can I say other than we buy these by the dozen and marvel at how perfect they are in every way for only $2 each -- light white cake with a hint of almond extract and perfect buttercream frosting. If I were ordering a full cake I would ask them to make it exactly in this style as well.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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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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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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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