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Scialo Brothers Bakery

Federal Hill
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257 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903-1521
(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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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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
Cranston, Rhode Island
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is fabulous bakery with delicious pastry and cakes. It is very pricey and made for special occasions.

Thank Colleen F
Utica, New York
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Diet, be damned! This is the kind of place that you just want to walk into and say "okay, I'll take one of everything!" There's just waaaaaayyyyy too much goodiness to describe, from the individual pastries to the over-the-top whole pies, cakes, tarts, yadda, yadda, yadda. If you're in the mood to gorge on a sinfully delicious pastry while walking... More 

Thank Ed S
Akron, Ohio
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

These are authentic italian desserts. The ricotta pie was unbelievable and so were the almond joy "cookies" (more like an almost joy candy bar that weighs 8lbs). We couldn't stop eating everything we tried here! I especially loved the fact that the place hasn't been changed since sometime in the 60's or 70s'. It added to the character. If we... More 

Thank jenny8117
Webster, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We stopped at Scialo (pronounced 'shallow') Brothers Bakery just to see what they have. Everything is made on site in several brick ovens by a small staff plus the two daughters of the original owners. The bakery was started in 1916 and has changed very little. We had some cookies and cupcakes that were delicious. They also make cakes and... More 

Thank NancyPicthallFrench
woodstock, CT
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Went on a Sunday afternoon with friends. Stopped in for a cannoli and walked out with much more than that!!!! Beautiful desserts. So very good!!

Thank tilli71
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Everyone was so nice here, I had to order a cake for my boss and they did an awesome job with the decorations. I'm definitely going to have them make all my cakes from now on!

Thank PD281
Providence, Rhode Island
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Mmmmm! Take home a box of delicious pastries to enjoy at home. (They don't have tables to sit.) Scialo Bros Bakery is a Federal Hill landmark. You will not be disappointed.

Thank DawnAlba

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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: (401) 421-0986

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