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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 - 8:00 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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Norton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 32 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
Cranston, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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: (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?