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“mmm mmm good” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maria's Bakery Cafe & Catering

Maria's Bakery Cafe & Catering
Ranked #2 of 3 Bakeries in Highwood
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
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888 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
“mmm mmm good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

Dine in (eight small tables) or carry out. The food is absolutely delicious. What really won my heart is their pecan cookie, which is a miniature pecan pie in a shortbread crust, and the french cream pastry filling (which I would like to buy -- and eat -- by the tub.) Free street parking. They are open from 8:00 to 6:00 weekdays, and from 8:00 to 8:00 Friday and Saturday.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Deerfield, Illinois
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“Maria's food and bakery will make you want to visit Highwood a former Guiness Book Record Holder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Whether you are in for business, family, hobbies or pleasure Maria's lunch and dinner plus italian bakery will make your trip even better. I recently ordered the freshly made minestrone soup and rolls right out of the oven, then added capuccino and dark chocolate covered macaroons. I carried out the cannolonies and Sicilian cheese cake for a dinner that night. I now have a great reason to add my second trip advisor review. These treats will change your life for the better. Two tips, call for a reservation, if dining in, you can also pickup. Stongest drink they have is espresso but plentry of places in Highwood to find a beverage after dinner. Highwood at one time was in the guiness book of world records for most bars in a 1/4 mile.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Marco Island, Florida
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267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Bake goods
Pasta
Sandwiches--a must
Small cafe that's the real thing!
Wish every city had a Maria's
First time and I would drive back just for how special it is!do not miss

Visited November 2013
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Home Cooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

We went to Maria's Bakery to check out the cake,but ended up eating lunch there. I had spinach and mushroom lasagna which was just like homemade. The quality of ingredients were of a high caliber and the taste was excellent. My wife had an Italian sub and the quality was way above your cookie cutter franchise. The owners and staff were very friendly and efficient. Before we left we purchased some cookies which were also top notch. My only issue is the place is very small and people come in and it seems like you need to hurry and finish. I would have liked to stay a bit longer . Other than that, Please go to Highwood and check out a nice homey spot to have a High Quality meal

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Long Grove, Illinois
1 review
“Great Italian Food and Bakery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Wow what a great place I ate the food you could taste how fresh it is, the mussel and ling with vodka sauce was to die for, the sauce was amazing there so friendly so clean and the food is real Authentic Italian Food, they have so much pastry and cookie's I didn't know were to begin the cannoli were amazing, I've been there since the price are afforable great food is amazing you are missing out if you dont check it out, order the mussel's with pasta or the chicken limon they have a great variety of food!!!! Also they have panini sandwich's you can't leave with out having desert, yum

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alesiia T
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