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Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop

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Little Italy
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222 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4338
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Classic Italian-style bakery and cafe. Went there on a quiet early summer night, only 2-3 people in line in front of me. Appears to be geared for high volume of tourist but regardless the patries are of high quality and worth a bit of a wait if you have to.

Thank aafw
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is very nice, well located just two blocks from the harbor and the setting is very nice. The price adequate due to the panini are more than enough for regular person. So we have two meals with one. The sides very Italian, olives with cheese were very good. The panini with quality ingredients and well prepared. A place... More 

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped in at Vacarro's with two other couples for breakfast before we flew home from our weekend in Baltimore last sumner. They have a fantastic selection of pastries. We shared a half order of the original Colosseo, which is a Belgian waffle covered with vanilla gelato, strawberries, wet nuts and whipped cream. It was very indulgent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for dessert one night- chocolate dipped cannoli, cookies, and biscotti, everyone in our group tried something different and we were all thrilled with our choice. Worth a stop for some delicious dessert!

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Akron, Ohio
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had some aloe in this wonderful spot that was some of the best I have ever eaten in the USA. They serve it fresh with the best ingredients. Best thing I saw in Baltimore.

Thank ciraldoa
Easton, Maryland, United States
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Vaccaro's after our dinner in Little Italy. Their pignoli cookies are amazingly delicious. We also tried their gelato which was good as well. Large selection of cookies, cakes, pastries and gelato. Lives up to its billing!

1 Thank John R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever visiting the Inner Harbor it's worth heading over to Little Italy where we hope and pray for a nearby on street parking spot so we can either dine in or select bakery items to go. Our recent visit was a win-win with same block parking and time to enjoy espressos with our sampler platter. Everyone commented on the cannoli... More 

1 Thank litetravelfan
Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed a gelato during a break at a conference, and it was incredibly creamy and refreshing during the heat wave. Nice variety of flavors. I recommend pistachio, which I don't find very often in my hometown. I also heard the cannolis are divine.

Thank Foodie G
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly today Vaccaros has lost a customer. Every few months I would take members of my family to Baltimore to the aquarium and then dinner with a stop ALWAYS at Vaccaros to buy cookies. Spending between 50-100 on their cookies and pastries. Today, however, we did something different. I spent the day in Baltimore with just my son. We stopped... More 

Thank Vinette C
Vaccaros, Guest Relations Manager at Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop, responded to this review

Sadly this is an issue that keeps coming up. We have a policy of no carry out item in the sit down section. However, we ask that our employees are respectful and try to work with our customers rather then making them feel kicked out. The first mistake was that the counter employee should have asked you if the gelato... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on vacation in Baltimore and someone on the street recommend this place. So glad we listened to his recommendation. The best cannoli that I've had in a long time!! And while you are at it have a side of the fantastic gelato. We loved it so much we had to make a stop here on out way out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
Italian, Cafe
Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Albemarle St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4338
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 14106854905
Our family owned and operated business has been around for two generations and 59 years. Today we continue our family traditions in our corner Pastry Shop with the same old world recipes my Daddy brought over with him from Italia. Stop into on of our 4 shops for some treats in Little Italy, Belair, Canton, and Hunt Valley.

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