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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 good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gelato” (17 reviews)
“meatballs” (17 reviews)
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236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

Thank Jonny L
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick takeout lunch. The dining area is small and crowded, so take out was a good choice (there is a small area of outdoor seating in nice weather as well). Service was friendly and quick. Portions are incredibly large with fresh ingredients...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Donna S
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...More

Thank aspeck
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
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
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...More

Thank Eric C
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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 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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