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Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shop

236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
+1 717-238-1999
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gelato” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

I've had lunch here twice and never had anything to complain about. But Saturday night, I brought my wife for dinner and it was less than a stellar experience. They had two specials, a cod/mussels dish and lasagna. The waitress really pushed hard to get...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PSUkids
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

My favorite Italian restaurant in downtown Harrisburg. Love ❤️ the Big thick slice of 🍕 Pizza. Great for 2 lunch’s. Had there Eggplant Rollintene. And Stuffed Shells And wonderful fresh roll for $18.00. Love ❤️ this place . Always get takeout. Wonderful family restaurant. Jean...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Jean G
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A family favorite! Whether you stop in for cookies and gelato, fresh bread and pasta or a gigantic slice of pizza you will leave happy! A true neighborhood and city gem!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Psu20076
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This cafe is a gem. Make your dinner reservation 2 weeks out. Everything is made on the premises. Prices are unbelievable for the value received. Biscottis and gelato are with latte are a must to end the evening. Tried breakfast a few weeks ago. will...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Tim J
Reviewed 8 September 2017

One the best places to dine in the city. Great food, customer service and variety. If there is only one restaurant to visit in Harrisburg, Alvaros is the place

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Mishelle D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I recently ate lunch here with friends while attending an event at the Farm Show Complex. This place didn't disappoint- my pasta was excellent, salads were fresh, and sandwiches tasty. Friendly service! Best lunch we had all week! We'll gladly return next time we are...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank ALM03
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I would probably regret posting it It's already very busy at lunch time But it's awesome Never had a bad dish Never ate anywhere else in Harrisburg since I was introduced Great family business

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Marylandcore
Reviewed 19 May 2017

While visiting our grandchildren, we were introduced to the finest "local" Italian eatery we have ever been to. Located in the historic "Old Uptown" section of Harrisburg, this family owned restaurant , known as "Alvaro's Bread and Bakery Shoppe", will win you over the minute...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank Ray C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Like another poster, I like this place. I love that they are doing well and definitely think it's an asset to the neighborhood. The owners and their family are as nice as can be. But, as far as the food goes, I'm sorry but it...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Ktr4371
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I love a good neighborhood joint, and people are often raving about this place, but several visits leave me underwhelmed. The dinners are fine, and some were below average. Although the cookies are lovely, and the service is always good. I'd have a hard time...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Jonny L
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29 September 2018|
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Response from Jean G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know ! Call ahead.
Tom G
13 December 2017|
Response from Jean G | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the day of week. They make it fresh each day. A special. Delicous
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-238-1999
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