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Sclafani Italian Bakery

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49 Washington St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3532
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I were late getting into town for whale watching, and looking for a quick bite. We stumbled onto Sclafani's (literally - we were starving!) and wow, what an amazing sandwich. My friend had prosciutto with homemade mozzerella and I had turkey - both on great bread, and served big. Even so, I ate my whole sandwich! They... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Been looking to stop in and pick up some bakery items. Boy they had a little of everything. Got a whole box of pastries with a loaf of bread.

Thank 2013TravelinFool
Kensington, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We love Sclafani's. We never make a trip to Gloucester without at least one stop for their salami, cheese and AMAZING bread. This time we added some black olives -- so good, I can't wait to go back. See you in the summer.

Thank Mary L
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The breads here are phenomenal and you just can't beat the deli sandwiches (for price and quantity). My usual is the large Italian sub with the works which normally takes two days to finish! The only drawback is finding parking since parking on this section of Washington Street is very limited.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Whenever I get to my hometown, Gloucester, I stock up on Italian bread to bring back to NC. You can freeze it and it will stay awhile, great for toast later! Personally my favorite place for Italian bread.

Thank robsarge
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Sclafani's Bakery is a must visit for anyone coming to the Gloucester area. They sell the most delicious bread. Everyone raves about it, and you will be hooked once you taste it! I like to pop in once every few months and get one of their delicious sandwiches. I recommend calling in advance as the place is packed around lunchtime... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Anytime I'm in downtown Gloucester, I stop by Sclafani's to pick up a loaf of Italian bread. It's always warm and smells so good I have to put it in the back seat of the car so it makes it home!

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Sclafani ("Scully's") bread & Virgilio's bread have a decades-old, friendly competition going on, home to home as well as business to business. Sclafani wins. There are even rumors that Virgilio's actually sugars its bread. Try them both and see what you think! Sclafani bread has a perfect crust. It's ideal for toasting, for sandwiches, or to accompany a meal. Especially... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Washington St, Gloucester, MA 01930-3532
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 978-283-6622

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