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djdog Jan 7, 2009 09:02 AM

My wife is a New Jersey native and used to the authentic Italian bakeries/deli's that she had back home. Does any place like this exist in the Tampa/St. Pete areas? Thank you in advance for any help!

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  1. rhnault RE: djdog Jan 7, 2009 09:06 AM

    Mazzaro's in St Pete. Just off the 22nd Ave N exit. If you search under Fl on this board you will find recommendations.

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      RibDog RE: rhnault Jan 7, 2009 12:55 PM

      Ditto on Mazzaro's. In fact, I will be there on Friday morning getting some goodies!

      John

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        laboheme RE: rhnault Jan 9, 2009 07:45 AM

        I couldn't agree with you more...Mazzaro's is the best for good italian deli, fresh pasta and great bread. Gelato is not too shabby either!

      2. fdobbs1 RE: djdog Jan 7, 2009 01:11 PM

        Castellano and Pizzo on Henderson in Tampa is also good but Mazarro's is definitely what you are looking for.

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          TampaPete RE: fdobbs1 Jan 9, 2009 06:02 AM

          Has C&P changed ownership?
          The last time I was there it felt different, hard to explain, but different, and not in a good way.
          Maybe it was just me, or they were having a bad week.

          Pete

        2. Delucacheesemonger RE: djdog Jan 9, 2009 08:10 AM

          Great bakery on St Pete beach that has the best bread in florida, along with other Italian items.

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