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Egidio’s Bakery

Egidio’s Bakery is in the heart of “New York’s Real Little Italy,” or the Arthur Avenue section of Fordham in the Bronx. Around since 1912, this old-fashioned bakeshop has occupied the same storefront for 95 years. Italian immigrant and entrepreneur Pasquale Egidio founded the shop and was its namesake, though ownership has changed hands twice since then, and Carmela Lucciola now runs the operation. It’s easy to see why she kept the bakery name. Egidio’s has built its reputation around authentic pastries that taste like they came right from the motherland. The cannolis remain a best seller, and it’s easy to taste why. With the flaky crunch of pastry and the sweet ricotta cream, you may as well have a little slice of Italy right in your hand.

622 East 187th Street, Bronx
(718) 295-6077

  • By Mrs Bettie Russo – 01-04-09 at 4:04 am

    My son is getting married and we are hosting the rehearsal dinner and want a very authentic Italian dinner and baked goods..we are looking to have a small type of wedding cake made with cannoli filling in it. Do you make these cakes? and if you do, could you pack them in dry ice and send it to washington? Any other ideas of a great Italian wedding feast, or breads and cookies, please let me know.
    Mrs. Bettie Russo
    the Grooms mother

  • By Cool in Your Code – 01-05-09 at 6:40 pm

    Hi Mrs. Russo,

    Congratulations on your son’s wedding and thanks so much for commenting on our site. The best way to reach Carmela and the Egidio’s pastry team is to contact them directly at the number listed above. They make absolutely incredible cannolis so you should definitely give them a call. Enjoy the wedding!

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