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“You'll Be Hooked On This Place for Life!”

Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shop
Ranked #27 of 559 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Alvaro Bread......IS total perfection when it comes to "true Italian fare!" Once you try Alvaro Bread you'll be hooked for life, it's that off the charts amazing! Everything I've ever ordered from Alvaro has been a perfect 10 from their vodka sauce tortellini, to both their sweet and spicy sausage, to their garlic angel hair pasta to their chocolate stuffed and cheese stuffed pastries! Everything is absolutely heavenly!! You'll just love the family who owns and runs this little gem of a place! They are precious people!! I typically do take-out! They are FABULOUS at custom orders to your liking! They have nice big showcases where many items are on display to see and choose!! I just say "May I please have some of this, this, this and a little of this" and bam you have yourself one incredible feast! And I have to tell you, next day leftovers are just as scrumptious if not better! During seasonable months they have a few nice umbrella tables on the sidewalk for outdoor dining and a small dining area inside. If you are a fan of good gelato you will LOVE their yummy selection for the entire family!! Alvaro Bread is a "TOTAL MUST EXPERIENCE" when in the Harrisburg area!!!

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Thank Donna S
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This family owned and operated Italian Bistro/Bakery is as authentic as it gets. Daily menus, they only do a few things each day, but do them superbly! And the breads and baked goods ... oh my, did I go to heaven? The Cannoli and Pistachio Amaretto Cookies are my favorite, but they are all awesome. Don't come expecting a gourmet atmosphere, you have been invited into an Italian families kitchen! Welcome, sit down, and eat! Momma Mia!

Thank aspeck
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Find this great place by accident this a little Italian bakery that also serves lunch and some dinners on certain night. The food is type rated and the coffee is tasty. Almost forgot about about the outstanding fresh bake bread.

Thank Procurer
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Family owned restaurant in HBG ..
Delicious Bread ( my weakness )!!!!
Meatballs were out of this world ...with spices brought back from Italy
Italian cookies that were authentic and homemade right at the restaurant !

Thank mollyo l
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We have been here several times and in the past month done catering take out. the process is easy and food travels well. reasonably priced and you can bring the party home. This gave us the flexibility of enjoying the Alvaro meals on an evening that they were not serving at the bakery.

If you dine in reservations are essential! BYOB

A very nice time, every time!

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Thank Eric C
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