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Caffe Trento East in Yonkers -- closed?? :(

Sra. Swanky Jun 26, 2014 08:50 AM

I was driving past Highridge Plaza and thought I saw a new name in place of the beloved Caffe Trento. I love all their pastries and their tiramisu was incredible. Please say it ain't so! :(

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  1. chowdom RE: Sra. Swanky Jun 26, 2014 03:33 PM

    Caffé Trento remained good for a bit after ownership changed. My last visit was about two months ago I was disappointed in everything I ordered, and meant to post about the visit.
    It has reopened under a new name. I am not sure if the people who bought Caffe Trento are the current owners. There is a neon sign that says open but the place looks closed from the outside.

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      Sra. Swanky RE: chowdom Jun 26, 2014 07:36 PM

      Thanks, chowdom. I'm sorry to hear this. I loved that place ever since I was a kid. :( My friend who visits from FL always asks me to take her there to get her cannoli fix. I'll have to break the bad news to her gently and then find a new place!

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        i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: Sra. Swanky Jun 27, 2014 07:59 AM

        I haven't been there in years, but I had many good pastries from there, so that's sad news. Sra , have you tried Artuso's in Thornwood? I highly recommend them.

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          Sra. Swanky RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 1, 2014 05:51 AM

          Yes ice cream - I really like Artuso's too - and it's much closer to where I live, so I'm grateful to have that. The only thing that Artuso's can't duplicate is Caffe Trento's chocolate chip cannoli cream. Sorry - I'm still in mourning!

    2. chowdom RE: Sra. Swanky Jun 27, 2014 01:40 PM

      I stopped up there today to see what is going on at Café Nuccio Bakery formerly known as Caffe Trento.

      The two young men behind the counter stated rather defensively that they are same folks who took over Caffe Trento two years ago while offering no explanation for the name change. I explained to them that it is difficult to see that they are open when passing by when the neon sign is not flashing open. They both stood in silence and looked at me as if I were insane. Of the personality less duo, one in kitchen whites the other in street clothes neither appeared to care a hoot about what I had to say :(

      The refrigerator and cookie cases were on the empty side, however there was a full tray of donuts in one of the display cases....very depressing.
      Several local restaurants relied heavily on Café Trento to supplement their dessert menus...I would be surprised if they are continuing to do so.

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        Sra. Swanky RE: chowdom Jul 1, 2014 05:47 AM

        Thanks for checking it out, chowdom. I appreciate it. It sounds like I'd be way too depressed to check this place out myself! Awful customer service too - wow. This is so awful to hear - looks like the neighborhood favorite is dead & buried. The lovely older couple who ran Caffe Trento were terrific. You'd hear the wife greeting people in Italian...it was a true family business. So sad. :(

        Looks like the bagel place and Highridge Fishery are the only places worth visiting at Highridge Plaza now. I still haven't told my friend in FL about Trento's demise. I'll leave out the gory details when I finally break the news to her!

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          JMF RE: Sra. Swanky Jul 1, 2014 07:03 AM

          You have to add A&S pork store/Italian deli to your list of places worth visiting in Highridge. I think it's the best Italian deli in lower to mid Westchester.

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            foodiemom10583 RE: JMF Jul 1, 2014 08:35 AM

            It's good for the area. We like Avitabile more. (1016 Mclean Avenue).

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              JMF RE: foodiemom10583 Jul 1, 2014 08:44 AM

              What do you like about Avitabile more than A&S? I haven't been there in decades.

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                foodiemom10583 RE: JMF Jul 1, 2014 10:26 AM

                We like the deli meats and breads better at Avitabile. They do a great job of slicing their meats paper-thin when requested, which I love. I get some great Italian charcuterie from them for holiday party platters. Some of the prepared food can be outstanding as well.

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                  JMF RE: foodiemom10583 Jul 2, 2014 05:26 AM

                  I find it strange when deli meats are sliced thin. They fall apart too easily, and seem to have less flavor.

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                    foodiemom10583 RE: JMF Jul 2, 2014 06:35 AM

                    Really? I find that it increases the surface area of the entire meat serving and therefore boosts the taste. We must eat differently.

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              Sra. Swanky RE: JMF Jul 1, 2014 12:52 PM

              Oh yes - that's right! I blacked out for a minute! Thanks! :)

          2. re: chowdom
            Jsmitthy RE: chowdom Jul 2, 2014 06:33 PM

            I've been going to caffe trento for years and when I heard they sold the place 2 years I was disappointed so I went back after the ownership had changed to try the new owners products and when I asked who makes the pastries and cakes one of the gentleman said the same old owner "Vinny" is now working with the new owner... At first I didn't believe him but then while he was putting the pastries in the box the old owner "Vinny" came to the front to put one of their famous rum cakes in the refrigerator case...

            Since I've been going there for the past 2 years of new ownership I haven't had a problem with the employees or the products there... I go every weekend to pick up treats for family and friends and they love it

            So I would have to disagree with you the place just has a new look and more of a variety of treats but all in all the products have the same taste and quality as caffe trento

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              chowdom RE: Jsmitthy Jul 2, 2014 07:50 PM

              Welcome to CH Jsmitthy

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                Sra. Swanky RE: Jsmitthy Jul 3, 2014 06:08 AM

                That's comforting to hear! I was saddened to hear about the doughnuts though...

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