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“Real Sicilian Bakery”
Review of Agrigento Bakery

Agrigento Bakery
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Island Park
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

In an era where bakeries are disappearing, replaced by chain stores and mass produced supermarket products a real bakery is hard to find.
Our first morning on our first to Sicily we were given a choice of sweet or savory breakfast. I chose the savory and my husband, the sweet .
He was presented with an array of pastries highlighted by a large, round sugar coated pastry filled with cream. Not as sweet as a cannoli cream, more ricotta than custard. It was love at first bite. We never saw it again and not knowing it's name, we dubbed it the "donut" and began a relentless pursuit of it in NYC with no luck.
While driving down Austin Blvd on the way to Long Beach we saw the Agrigento Bakery sign and made a quick Uturn.
On entry we were immediately brought back to Sicily and saw exactly what we wanted. Its called the Iris. There's also an oblong more sugary coated version called a Cartoccho.
Since then every trip to Long Beach has a detour to get the Iris or Cartoccho .
You can even buy your own cannoli shells for filling or have them filled to order there. They also have a nice array of cookies and bread.
This is a family run bakery, owned an operated by real Sicilians and the kind of business that makes a quality product and gives good customer service.
Its worth a drive to Island Park.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Having been brought up enjoying cannolis from Ferraras in Little Italy, I have always been in search of another great cannoli! I found it finally at Agrigento Bakery!

Agrigento Bakery is truly a hidden little find! Driving by on busy Austin blvd many mistakenly think the sign says Argentinian bakery but oh no it's an authentic italian pastry shop thats says "Agrigento." This bakery is family owned and run and they are truly some of the nicest people you will ever meet!

Each and every cannoli is filled as soon as you place your order therefore none of their cannolis are ever pre-filled and just sitting there in the fridge to get soft and soggy. Because each cannoli is filled as you wait the shells are crisp and crunchy and the cream is perfect! They sell mini, regular size and even jumbo shells for parties!

Try the fresh breads, other pastries and cookies too! Oh, and definitely try their Strufoli (honey balls) when they have them during Christmas!

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