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Cafe Caruso

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707 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501-1405
(315) 735-9712
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Utica, New York
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

All great Italian pastries. Nice place to have coffee and visit with friends. Really like their pusties.

Thank swtstuff
Whitesboro, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

This Italian bakery is by far the BEST in the Utica area. A matter of fact, its better then a well known bakery out in Hartford, CT. All of mine and my families Birthday cakes come from here. Excellent customer service, QUALITY. You honestly get what you pay for.. sometimes even more. Moist, and as close to Italian Pastries that... More 

Thank melissatarzania
New Hartford, New York
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Needed a birthday cake quick for a co worker so stopped in and was able to get a rum cake. It was delicious. Good, quick and friendly service.

Thank Ann K
Lake Placid, New York
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

I visited Cafe Caruso for the first time, first i want cappuchino but then i changed my mind after i saw awesome Italian desserts. I walked out with two boxes of desserts including almond cookies, cannollis, tiramisu and more. Owner of Caruso Carmela was very friendly and helped me to select wide variety of desserts. I had following day party... More 

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Watertown, NY USA
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

The absolute best, fresh pastries. I live an hour and a half a way from Utica and hadn't been to Caruso's in 15 years... what a treat! And it's all good. : )

Thank RedHeadDo
Frankfort, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

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.

Thank Sam C
Utica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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..

Thank CallAnAgent
Utica, New York
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Michele s
Schenectady, New York
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank kaelap
Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mike p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 707 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501-1405
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: (315) 735-9712

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