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Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery and Pastry Shop

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329 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1851
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We received a large box of cookies from a client of ours. The client brought them in after a company meeting as a thank you gift for our time. The Italian mixed cookies were very basic and just like any other Italian cookie. They were extremely sweet and they were good but nothing special. Tasted like any other cookie.

Thank Leahb1089
Portland, Maine
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157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I'm not the biggest fan of Italian Bakeries but this one is different. It's old school with today's taste. The cannolis are filled when ordered, the cookies melt in your mouth, and the cakes are delicious. It is worth trying a new approach to the diet: anything from here! It's just too good to pass up!

Farmington, Connecticut
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325 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The south end of Hartford used to be full of Italian immigrants with restaurants and caffes to meet their needs. Now Mozzicato's is one of a handful of establishments that continue in that tradition. The bar/café is always clean and shiny. The pastries are very good and the almond cookies very tasty. The gelato, while not as good as the... More 

Thank travelfreak53
West Hartford, Connecticut
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67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Our super special, and always dependable goto for desserts, cakes, and breads for many years. If Hartford had Foodie Hall of Fame, then Mazzicato's would be it's first honoree, according to this Foodie. Just their fresh Ricotta Cannoli could outshine any competitor. However, EVERYTHING else is outstanding, too. I only wish I had 1/10 of 1% Italian in my blood... More 

1 Thank John L
Keswick, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Friendly, efficient service but pastries are too dry and dense if one prefers the light, airy French/Belgian/Swiss styles. The choux pastries were all dense and heavy. They do a very nice cannoli and tiramisu though.

Thank CulturedBacillis
Meriden, Connecticut
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105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I had stopped for a snack with my sidekick. The coffee and pastries were fabulous. Then I didn't want to travel to New Haven so I decided to give them a try for a party that I had for my girlfriends. All were impressed with such a wide selection here in the middle of CT. Will definitely return

Thank Loretta P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

THE BROWNIES!!! GET THE BROWNIES!! I am not a fan of brownies normally but these are outstanding! The service is pretty great too! Really everything from here is great! Their treats are specifically good during the holiday season!

Thank ErikaDuenas
North Stonington, Connecticut
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Every single item we've ordered and sampled has been excellent. Often busy, so call ahead to order. A family-owned,delightful and old-time Italian experience. Hooray for Mozzicato!

Thank Dr R M
Hartford, Connecticut
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

At one point this was the absolute best place in the area. At this point it is really the only place in the area. With that said it's still worth visiting just because there are no other options. The pastries are very good but sometimes may not be as fresh as other days. The staff can be a bit cocky.... More 

Thank Jamal_Jones
Newington, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Absolutely horrible! We pre-ordered a strawberry and peach whipped cream cake and it was extremely dry, and they forgot the peaches. It tasted like it sat around for a week. This was a second chance visit, and once again they failed. Never again would I go there.

1 Thank Christine H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-1851
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-296-0426

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?