If one ever has reason to be in Utica, New York a visit to the Caffe' Caruso is more than worth the time.
This is a real Italian bakery, doing business out of the same storefront for nearly sixty years. The coffee and pastries are wonderful, with the many varieties of biscotti our personal favorite. Carm Caruso carries on her late father's commitment to authentic, quality Italian baking. Mike Paniccia is a master of creating and decorating cakes as near works of art.
And... these are wonderful people.