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Scialo Brothers Bakery

257 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1521 (Federal Hill)
(401) 421-0986
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Ranked #39 of 734 Restaurants in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: Federal Hill
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89% Recommend
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English first
Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I have loved this bakery since I was a little girl!!! I no longer live in RI, but look forward to buying pastry every time I come back. They make the very best eclairs EVER!!!

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a small bakery on Atwells Ave. Beautiful cakes on display in window. Cannoli's were very good. Filled to order. Shells light and crispy.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Pastries were not really traditional for Italian bakery. Busy holiday weekend and festival so not much product left over. You can tell the staff focused on the regulars and did not care about us tourists. Disappointed

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,192 reviews 1,192 reviews
799 restaurant reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I am from RI and Italian. Also, I am an Italian citizen and have a home in Italy. The pastry at this bakery is god awful. I brought a friend from Toronto to the hill on our way back from business meetings in CT. We stopped in on our way to Boston to grab lunch and on the way by... More

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Tampa, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Just what you imagine a family owned italian bakery to be. The baked goods are mouthwatering to look at and even better when you eat them.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This rum cake with coconut is amazing. Also, I've never been disappointed with any of there pastries. Great people that work there.

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Orlando, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I really like the cannolis in this bakery , I crave them and when i fianally get one its always delish...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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126 reviews 126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a great Italian bakery. Everything looks so good. We had the Fig bars and it was filled with generous portions of sweet figs. I also tried the Apricot coconut walnut strudel and that was good as well and rather large. Helpful and warm staff...a pleasure to shop there.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Italy many times and I am very familiar with what authentic Italian pastries should taste like. So when I read the reviews for this place I assumed I would be getting top quality Italian sweets. I was let down. Pros: The bakery is cute with glass cases lined with cookies and pastries. The two young women... More

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On the road again
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240 reviews 240 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Stopped in by accident (saw a sign that read since 1916 so of course had to go in) and wound up staying to meet the family who gave us a tour. Both Lois (her husband) and her sister Carol have huge passion for their craft. I have seen this passion before in places like Termini and Isgro's in South Philadelphia... More

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