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Cafe Caruso

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707 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY 13501
(315) 735-9712
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian Rum Cake and pastries.

I always buy my rum cake and cannolli cake from Caruso's they have the best. It's been under the same ownership for 50 years. Pastries are always fresh and delicious. You can't go wrong.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sam C
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Frankfort, New York
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Frankfort, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always buy my rum cake and cannolli cake from Caruso's they have the best. It's been under the same ownership for 50 years. Pastries are always fresh and delicious. You can't go wrong.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I have been going to this café since I can remember, the staff has always been the nicest people with the BEST pastries you can think of. It is all the original recipe that makes their food shine the best.. keep up the great food and thank you for letting us appreciate all your treats..

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Thank CallAnAgent
Utica, New York
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

By far the best pastries in Utica. And the biggest and best lobster tails!! They are delicious and filled with so much cream. From the pastries to the cakes and cookies. They are all delicious. I take Caruso's over Florentine, Cafe CaNole and Desserts Beyond the Ordinary any day! Simply the best! Always fresh and always an abundance to choose... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited on a weekday midafternoon & tried a variety of the pastry and espresso. The place was quiet; the counter worker was friendly and helpful. I love macaroons and fell in love w. the chocolate covered offering at Caruso's. Espresso was great as are the cannoli. The lemon cookies taste just like my Grandma's. Never had anything so close... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Took an old friend out for an espresso and grabbed a bunch of pastries to go. Caruso's had the feeling of a real Italian bakery. Black and white checkered floor, a couple old men talking about the old days and an unbelievable smell. The espresso was perfect and we grabbed a bunch of mixed pastries to bring to my in-laws.... More 

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Sylvan Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stopped for pastry and cappuccino. The waitress was very pleasant. The pastries were so good. Would highly recommend Caruso's if you need pastries or café cookies.

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stumbled upon this bakery after having lunch in the area. Walking in you felt like you entered a page from a 1950's Life Magazine. The selection of hand crafted backed goods and pastries was very good and we proceed in buying two boxes of assorted goodies. Each of them proved be light and tasty; and not too sweet.

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Thank Chuck S
Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Everyone in Utica has their favorite -- two Italian bakeries within a block of each other on Bleecker St. You can't go wrong. We love the pasti and the cannoli at Caruso's and have been stopping by for over 45 years… our first dates were the coffee and a pastry! Don't let the small shop, with just a few tables,... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Fantastic bakery, you feel like you've been transported to Italy. The almond cookies are fantastic but the real star is the Cannoli cake. We ordered one for our wedding reception and it was perfect. They even delivered it to the reception hall.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Received a tray of mini pastries from friends; the lobster tails were beyond description, everything was delicious. Wish we had a bakery like this in SC, but then I'd be the size of a house! Enjoyed everything I tasted, outstanding business creating mouth watering desserts.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 707 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY 13501
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: (315) 735-9712

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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