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Mar 21, 2014 12:00 PM

Best Italian Bakery in Tampa area?

South Philly native moving to Riverview looking for a GOOD authentic Italian Bakery.....cannoli, bread, pastries, etc.
Thank you!

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  1. It's not in Tampa but Mazzaro's in St. Pete is the best, in my opinion, in the whole Tampa Bay area.

      1. I'd be surprised if you got any answer but Mazzaros. Worth the trip over the bridge.

        1. While agree with Mazzaro's when l used to live in Sarasota and needed Italian bread, cookies, and groceries, l would drive up to St Pete's Beach and La Casa Del Pane.
          Thought their bread as good as DiPalma's in NE Philadelphia.

          1. Live in SRQ area, make regular trips to Mazzaro's as others have said here Mazzaro's has the best breads and pastries,in addition ...... house made mozzarella, imported groceries, coffee, (roasted in house), fresh pasta, (made all day), excellent prepared foods, with the best lunch value anywhere, (eat-in or take out), butcher counter, wine shop, extensive cheese selection, etc. etc.
            Oh, I forgot gelato and the always busy espresso bar!!

            Do you think I like this mecca of all things Italian???