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Alessi Bakery

#309 of 2,036 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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2909 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33609-1630
+1 813-879-4544
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

stopped in on a whim to get some pastries and realized it was late afternoon and we had skipped lunch, so we ordered a hand cut Cuban sandwich from Mr.Rude Guy behind the deli counter. He asked if we wanted it pressed (well yeah, it's a Cuban sandwich...) and said it would be ready shortly. We bought some pastries while... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a 12 inch Cuban sandwich that was stuffed with meat and it was all pressed like a panini. Excellent value! Great tasting. A meal for two! And save room for dessert since a great bakery they are as well with cakes, cookies, pies, and other assorted goodies available at very reasonable prices. Did I mention they have daily specials... More 

Thank TheEdge_54
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352 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

seems like out of towners should go here instead of the chains. baked goods tasty. ignore whining about wedding cakes as bridezillas often promote misery any way they can! and come here and enjoy your food.

Thank m v
Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

There's nowhere I've been in the States quite like Alessi. The scachatta is this interesting, room temperature pizza that's weirdly addictive. They have all these specialty Italian sweets like bomboloni and struffoli, but the main draw for me are the cookies. Oh my God, the rainbow cookies. You can't compare them to any you've had previously. It's a "must visit"... More 

Thank keh04g
Tampa, Florida
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105 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

If you want to experience a true, Italian bakery, then this place is for you. With so many fresh, baked items from which to choose, it's really hard to decide. So, make your up mind before stepping inside. :-) By the way, there's a feisty young woman who's worked here for 30 years this month. She is self-proclaimed half Italian... More 

Thank Lonnie L
Breckenridge, Colorado
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

What a wonderful and amazing place to get a great lunch and a sweet treat or 2 or 3. The Cuban sandwich was excellent and pizza was great. The napoleons and princess cake, cannolis came in every flavor and were excellent. We also got pineapple upside down cakes, apple turnovers and guava turnovers. Our week was complete!!! Everyone needs to... More 

Thank Monica F
Tampa, FL
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

if you need a baked good or some delish Tampa treats, this is always the place to go. I have had many of their treats, and none have disappointed. I just learned about scachatta (sp?) a couple years ago, and it's so addicting! I always buy the smalled one they have, I eat the whole thing!

Thank Lynn S
Miami, Florida
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

A good friend of mine took me in one day a few years back and said "Don't miss out on the scachatta" - I did not know what it until I tasted it. Holy Moly! This is my first and last stop before leaving Tampa. On my first stop I usually get a fresh made sub and a snack size... More 

Thank Gareth F
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I don't think I'm coming back. I always stop in and purchase deviled crabs and cookies for the kids before heading back to Key Largo Fl,the 3 that I bought were burnt,lots of crab shells,spent tooo much money,super disappointed!! God used to be good,they've become commercialized.

1 Thank michelle9922
San Marcos, Texas
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stopped in here for the first time and were impressed. They have a wonderful selection of pastries, and there is also a sandwich shop. I did not try anything from the sandwich part of the shop, but plan on going back to try it out. The service was incredibly helpful, pointing out some of his favorite things, and showing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cuban, Caribbean, Delicatessen
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2909 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33609-1630
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-879-4544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?