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Bakery across the street from Sorriso's (Astoria)?

sandrina Mar 31, 2007 12:32 PM

Does anyone know the name of this bakery? I can't seem to remember it, and have been asked about it. Any recommendations on what's good there? The place is always hopping on early weekend mornings. Thanks!

  1. hatless Mar 31, 2007 01:21 PM

    That's the Gian Piero, my favorite overall Italian bakery in the neighborhood. You might find a place with some item done better, but it's one of the few that does virtually everything well. Very good bread (especially the more rustic styles) and taralli, properly delicate butter cookies, great cannoli, sfogliatelle and other pastries.

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    1. re: hatless
      sandrina Mar 31, 2007 01:55 PM

      Thanks hatless! I'll have to try the freshly baked bread and team it up with some cold cuts from Sorriso.

      1. re: sandrina
        FAL Apr 1, 2007 05:11 AM

        Gian Pierp. Some of the best bread in NYC a must stop for any CH. There Lobster tails and sfogliatelle are the best in NYC.

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          MarcInSunnysideGardens Apr 2, 2007 10:35 AM

          Gian Piero/Sorriso combo, I'm completely on board. Surprise hit from GP a coupla weeks ago: Carrot cake. Perfect cream cheese frosting, very dense, moist cake.

      2. re: hatless
        hatless Apr 24, 2007 05:15 AM

        Been reevaluating since getting back to the nabe: their taralli are so-so. Too thick and breadstick-y. The pastries, cookies and bread I've been getting are mighty fine, tho.

        1. re: hatless
          gverb Dec 31, 2010 07:58 AM

          Terrible Italian bakery. All the breads have the same spongy texture on the inside, no matter what type of bread they seem to be from the outside. I haven't had the cookies or cakes, but if a bakery can't make good bread, it doesn't bode well for the rest.

          Sorriso's, on the other hand, is amazing.

          1. re: gverb
            janie Dec 31, 2010 07:19 PM

            sorriso's has the nicest people working there, too

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          intrepid Apr 26, 2007 12:34 PM

          get the croatian olive oil at sorrisos if they have it ..its great..they supply it to piccola venezia

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