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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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Akron, Ohio
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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121 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

From the charming decor to the sweet staff you know you're in for a treat before you even take a taste. I wish I could remember the names of the pastries I bought, but alas I didn't write the names down and my memory stinks. There was a lovely apple filled one as well as an equally delicious almond one.... More 

Thank BostonDiscerner
Cocoa, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Smells delicious when you walk in- very friendly too! Beautiful Easter cakes and really nice baked goods. Do yourself a favor and buy some of the chocolate macaroons!!! The BEST!

1 Thank mislandw
Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Every time I am near the hill I have to stop in they make some of the old time traditions that are hard to find, love their bread and cakes

Thank 27jmac64
North Windham, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Loved this place and the cakes oh my..... I first went once we got into town and we had to go back before we left. Services was quick and great.

Thank Lisa C
Madison, WI
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The shop has been kept in its delightful and original state, but I cannot say the same for the bakery goods. I cannot believe these are the original recipes for which this bakery became famous. The ricotta pie tasted like something out of a Jello Pudding & Pie mix, the crust cardboard-y. The green dye in the cassata looked lethal--VERY... More 

1 Thank LaViajara

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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?