We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scialo Brothers Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
Federal Hill
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
257 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1521
(401) 421-0986
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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: Breakfast, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 91 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A terrific cake and great service!

I wanted to send my son who lives in Providence a cake for his birthday and Scialo came through for me in a big way. Not only was the cake delicious (as reported by my son and his friends), it was also beautiful and delivered on time. The staff member who took my phone order could not have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Virginia Adams O
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I wanted to send my son who lives in Providence a cake for his birthday and Scialo came through for me in a big way. Not only was the cake delicious (as reported by my son and his friends), it was also beautiful and delivered on time. The staff member who took my phone order could not have been nicer--so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cumberland
Level Contributor
81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A bakery for all the senses. All kinds of scrumptious, delicious pastries, cakes and goodies that are both pleasing to the eye and palate. A must see when visiting federal hill area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
RHODE ISLAND
Level Contributor
1,228 reviews
908 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

when you want to go to the Hill in Prov. do not miss out on going to this great location. The ladies in the back and at the counter are so so nice and the bakery items they have and make are the best around. Bread is the best and the pies,cakes,oh, just everything is sooooo good I was luacky... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rudolph, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Virginia
Level Contributor
187 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Silver Spring, MD
Level Contributor
56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Scialo Brothers Bakery also viewed

 

Been to Scialo Brothers Bakery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Scialo Brothers Bakery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?