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Perreca's Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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33 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138
+1 518-372-1875
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 4:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Albany, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted to find Perreca's open on the Monday after New Year's when other Schenectady restaurants were not, but the menu choices we made from soup to sandwiches were all a little too salty to us. The menu range was good and the service helpful. However, no other baker can beat their fabulous bread!

Thank GrandmaJet
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking into this bakery is like stepping back in time, and the bread is something out of the best food dream you've ever had. It's hard-crusted and with a nutty flavor on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. There's also Italian specialty deli meats and cheeses, as well as a handful of pastries and cupcakes to choose... More 

1 Thank Cheryl K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Now offering full menu - veal dish was so large it was two dinners - sauce and veal delicious - very friendly service.

2 Thank Daniel E
Schenectady, New York
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

An excellent bakery. Everything is fresh and delicious, especially their italian breads. Great retro atmosphere, and wonderful staff.

5 Thank Paul D
Niskayuna, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

There is NOTHING to compare with their Italian bread. Nothing. Their minestronecsoup is also delicious....and vegetarian.

6 Thank Nisky18
Queensbury, New York
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were going to dinner at Cornell's restaurant (incredible Italian food) next door and smelled this incredible smell. When we went into the bakery it was like a step back in time. They have been making the same bread since 1914 and it is DELICIOUS! Don't go to Schenectady without stopping in!

5 Thank belizejo
Yuma, Arizona
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515 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 907 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

What a nice bakery....Lots of breads and desserts, desserts. We choose some terrific yummy cupcakes and loved our choices

Thank 2013TravelinFool
Ballston Spa, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Wonderful food and baked goods, reasonably priced. We go to the restaurant for delicious breakfasts on special occasions. We hope to get there for dinner soon. The restaurant is cosy and has a very comfortable atmosphere. Their bakery has some of the best bread available locally and a selection of other tasty treats. A local landmark, the ovens at Perreca's... More 

6 Thank Eileen L
Schenectady, New York
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Go to Perreca's for the bread and get a meal as a side dish. Their bread is fabulous, hot and steamy from the oven. The staff is friendly and make you feel right at home. The food is delicious and varied. Enjoy a bottle of wine with your meal and you will want to come back soon.

6 Thank 67Kayak48
Upstate NY
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This is without a doubt the best loaf of Italian/Venetian bread that you can buy. Have to buy 2 loaves. One for the ride home and one for when you get home. This crusty, dense bread must be used same day or it will be a brick the next day. No presevatives!

6 Thank CGBT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
5:00 am - 5:30 pm
4:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-372-1875

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