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Isgro Pastries

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1009 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3707
+1 215-923-3092
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

what a wonderful pastry shop.All the old time pastries you remember can be bought here. Located on Christian Street in Phila .,right around the famous 9th street Italian Market. Great city atmosphere especially at this time of the year,Young couples carrying a live Christmas tree down the street ti their home.Doesn't get any better than that.

Thank annatM6039DD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannoli shells hand filled with a variety of fillings -- you can get either sweet ricotta filling or a creamier filling based on mascarpone. The cannoli shells themselves are some of the best we've ever had. Anything with almonds or marzipan filling is great -- the almond macaroons, cookies with pine nuts (pignoli) or the mini almond cup pastries.

Thank MAJOR1999
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in today while we were at an event close by. I bought my sister and a family friend for their first and most likely last visit to Isgro's. While this used to be one of my favorite bakeries ever, today's experience likely changed that. The ladies working behind the counter were rude or came off as being "bothered" to... More 

Thank Joanne D
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Forget cronuts and other new inventions and lofty ideas at bakeries; give me an old school Italian Bakery, where things are baked with love and from family recipies. This is Isgro. We were walking South Street on a Saturday,and I found the info for Isgro's, so we headed this way. It is a small bakery, with very sweet ladies working... More 

Thank joboxer555
Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Hard to choose with the lovely and large selection. I took the small Keylime Pie cake home and was delighted. This is a family run business that has been here in several generations. Wonderful to see that their clients are loyal and appreciate the tasty pastry and cannolis.

Thank GlobalNomad V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Isgro has the most legit Italian pastries outside of Brooklyn. AND this is where all the Popes pastries come from if you care about that stuff! The two older ladies that helped us you can tell have been there and take pride in their little shop. The pumpkin cheesecake is probably one of the best things I've ever eaten.

Thank Maria D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We come from the burbs for these delectable treats! Nothing even comes close to these heavenly treats... Whether it be the cannoli or the the Italian rum cake or the Italian cookies (so many varieties) you are guaranteed to be hooked for life with the first bite! At the holidays it truly is an adventure, where everyone in line knows... More 

Thank patandrob2015
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the best cannoli place ANYWHERE!! The shells stay crisps for days and all the fillings are perfect. You want cream puffs? No place like it! Italian Rum cake, ordered in any combo of different fillings. My favorite is all ricotta cheese. Cookies are all fabulous and you can never go wrong with picking assorted mini pastries that many... More 

Thank MaddieFrio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is my favorite cannoli spot in the city. Also love the Rum baba. The mixed Italian cookies are always a hit as well

Thank claudiosac
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Take-out bakery only for famous cannoli, which they can fill if you are eating imminently, or they give you a container bursting with one of two choices for filling -- traditional or mascarpone/chocolate chip -- with the shells on the side in large bakery box for you to fill just prior to eating -- to maintain their crispness. It's rich,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3707
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-3092

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?