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Scialo Brothers Bakery

$$ - $$$
Federal Hill
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257 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1521
+1 401-421-0986
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You must go. Do not let the line scare you. It moves quickly and you get a chance to drool at all the yummy pastries, cookies and cakes while trying to decide what to buy. Especially loved the pistachio cherry cookies. So yummy as was the cannoli and fruit turnovers. Make sure you go.

Thank julie m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

The biscotti are always perfect and make a great host gift for holiday parties. They are the crunchy ones that can withstand a coffee dipping. Delicious!

Thank Heather B
Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

yes, had to go inside this famous bakery after having lunch close by to buy real home made cookies and pastries. the macaroons were fabulous ! the best was the butter cookies covered half with chocolate. the people of the bakery very friendly and great hospitality. it is a must stop when in the area.

Thank joselito1959
Norton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Cruising federal hill, can't resist stopping here..... It is a throwback to my childhood... The sweets and pastries are sublime

Thank Bob M
Norwich, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

As part of our bus trip we were given a tour of this wonderful bakery and treated to some delicious treats. The bakery is over 100 years old and we heard the history and saw the bakers make different types of bread. The treats are delicious and you won't be disappointed with your choices.

Thank lawtonjl2002
Westlake, Ohio
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Even if you are not a dessert lover, if you get to Federal Hill, this bakery should not be missed. It would be almost impossible to leave this place empty handed. .Baked goods are presented in such a manner that they look like pictures straight out of Bon Appetit and the best part is they taste as good as they... More 

Thank westie8213
DuBois, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

It was difficult to choose because everything looked so good. We decided on cupcakes and biscotti. All were excellent. Try the almond cupcakes.

Thank glrintreasurelake
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I go there once a month because it can get out of hand. If you need a special dessert to bring to a dinner or a box of treats for someone special, this is eat. My personal favorite is the lemon tart. A crisp crust with a smooth tart custard that is unbelievable. I share one with my dad-he likes... More 

Thank ALM9165
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Scialo's is the place to get the annual St. Joseph's Day Zeppole. Their orange ricotta zeppole is to die for.

Thank nightcha
Hopkinton, MA
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Stopped in for a cannoli after lunch. From an Italian bakery, I expected so much more. There was an overpowering anise taste and almonds mixed throughout. While the other pastries looked delicious, so did the cannoli before I tried it. With so may other local offerings, I will try someplace else next time.

Thank hopkinton

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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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1521
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Federal Hill
  • Neighborhood: Federal Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-421-0986

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