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Best Italian Bakery in Tampa area?

phillyitalian Mar 21, 2014 12:00 PM

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

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    RibDog RE: phillyitalian Mar 21, 2014 07:19 PM

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

    1. Jimonthebeach RE: phillyitalian Mar 21, 2014 07:21 PM

      +1 Mazzaro's

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        gemuse RE: phillyitalian Mar 21, 2014 09:13 PM

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

        1. Delucacheesemonger RE: phillyitalian Apr 19, 2014 11:14 AM

          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.

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            ospreycove RE: phillyitalian Apr 19, 2014 12:08 PM

            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???

            1. OH2FL RE: phillyitalian May 19, 2014 12:01 PM

              Quit going to Mazzaros. Always get the worst service in their bakery. Snotty people behind the counter, especially the younger ones. Overshadows the baked goods. UGH.

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                Little T. RE: phillyitalian May 19, 2014 03:18 PM

                Frida's in Largo has much better baked goods (in particular: sweets), in my opinion.

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