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“Very authentic Italian Bistro”
Review of Mauro Pastry

Mauro Pastry
Ranked #102 of 319 Restaurants in Leiden
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We found this cute little place when desperately looking for some good coffee. Not only did they have amazing coffee but also great food! And if that wasn't enough you can also buy Italian delicacies here. We will definitely come back for more!

Thank Alicia S
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

i was born and raised in b'klyn, ny in the 50s/60s.
when i was a teener, at one of my first jobs(IBM), the librarian, who i worked with there in the library, asked me one morning, 'have you ever been to Ferrara's on Grand?'. i hadn't and she invited to try a lunch there. she had me sample what she thought were some of the best pastries there. and they were out of this world...and a totally new treat for me...
when i first noticed mauro's, i had plenty of doubts. i tried their tiramisu. good. but not close to the tiramisu i had in Little Italy years ago. then the cannoli. good. but again, not as good as Veniero's over in alphabet city(NY) or Ferrara's. but then i finally had a baba au rum there. and THAT was as good as Ferrara's. so i was happy with that...
but then i tried their pizza.
i'm not crazy about restaurants in Leiden. i usu eat out in Den Haag, where my favorite restaurant, the Full Moon(in all it's 'phases' ; - ) there are 3 across the street from one another. 3 different 'formats'))) is...
and for pizza,i prefer Vapiano's by the Pathe Buitenhof. the best pizza i've found in the NL.
but i gotta say, Mauro's is EVERY bit as good...and closer! ; - )
i can't TELL you how much a good slice of pizza means to a b'klyn boy... ; - )
people. this is the place for pizza in Leiden. i'm almost sorry to tell you this b/c it will make the place busier. but it would be criminal for me NOT to, soooo...consider yourselves lucky...
that...and the 2 people who run the place are super nice...
highly recommended. and VERY reasonably priced...

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1  Thank isaac m
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

Only true Italian food here, as showed from the amount of Italian expats you can find inside!:)
Since it's a bakery, many products are available, but remember quality doesn't mean quantity!so you better reserve focacce or ask in advance for what is still available, because OP=OP!

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1  Thank Francesca B
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Reviewed November 19, 2016

Mauro serves probably the best Italian pizza in Leiden. Fresh ingredients and hand made Italian dough. One of the best take out places.

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Thank Konstantinos Z
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

their cannolis are good. so at least i can pass that on...
i wasn't thrilled about the tiramisu, though. lacked two essential flavors...the coffee flavor the lady fingers(cake) should've had and whatever liquor they would use to flavor the cream such as, rum(my preference) or amaretto(almond)...but it was still good. blink and you miss it. but the personnel are welcoming and warm...prices are reasonable. overall, a good place for a sweet snack(they also have savory products, such as a 'pizza of the day') on the run, conveniently located by the market on a side alley...

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Thank isaac m
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