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Perreca's Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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33 N Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1138
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 4:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Queensbury, New York
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

Thank belizejo
Yuma, Arizona
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505 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 830 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

1 Thank Eileen L
Schenectady, New York
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

1 Thank 67Kayak48
Upstate NY
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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!

1 Thank CGBT
Albany, New York
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Bread is such a treat these days for those trying to watch the carbs/grains/gluten. So when we go for a grain "treat", this warm-from-the-brick-oven loaf is the one we grabbed. Opens early, so go early!

1 Thank 12RAS302
Delmar, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We stopped by at 5pm on a weekday, but they had sold out of their famous bread! The woman working the bakery was great! She offered us one of the small loaves that they deem "not sellable due to their warped appearance". We got it and it was just as tasty!

Thank 4perrottos
Chesterfield, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Stopped in for breakfast on a Sunday morning while visiting family in the area. The café was bustling, with people constantly coming and leaving. The staff kept everything moving - they were on their toes! We ordered breakfast and lots of coffee - and it was served fresh and fast and the coffee kept coming. The toast was Italian bread,... More 

1 Thank rmike53
Saratoga Springs, New York
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147 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Perreca's has been making their coal-fired oven baked Italian bread for a long time. We have enjoyed it for a long time. They have a very good crust on the white long loaves or round, your choice, small or large. Their small store stocks Italian deli meats, dried pastas, sauces and other Italian delicacies. They have a plain sold by... More 

2 Thank Adirondacker1
Schenectady, New York
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Simply the best Italian bread in Schenectady, NY. Made in the "Little Italy" part of town. Hard crust on the outside and soft inside. Oh so good. You can purchase this on site at the bakery on Jay Street in the downtown area of Schenectady. However most of the local grocery stores carry Perreca's bread. The Jay Street location is... More 

2 Thank frankcampolieto

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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, Kids, Dining on a budget
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: 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?