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Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shop

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236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
+1 717-238-1999
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!... More 

Thank Eric C
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Every day, they make homemade options to go along with a standard array of pizza and subs. The sauce is amazing, everything is fresh and fast. It gets crowded at lunch because it is so small inside. In the warmer weather, you can also sit outside.

Thank Denise V
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Why did I wait so long to come here? This place is wonderful. Family run, homemade everything and just delicious. I took my daughter here for lunch this afternoon, after looking of the day's daily special board we both chose the tortellini in cream sauce. She had chicken parm as a side and I chose the stuffed all beef meatball.... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Best Italian food in the area! Delicious ingredients. I have tried almost everything on the menu and cannot say one negative thing about any dishes. They are all great! Love that this place is family run and personable. Definitely check out their bakery as well- delicious bread and treats!

Thank Katie W
Camp Hill
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415 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch today since it is so hard to get a dinner reservation. My friend and I thought it was the very best egg plant dish. The wonderful cook who makes this makes a small pile of this vegetable. It is fantastic. This place evolves nicely.

Thank Courthouse067
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If you want delicious Italian family food take out or dine in....this is it. Mom & son are exceptional and each day they have multiple specials. All fresh with ho made bread!

Thank Mark M
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312 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We ate here for dinner for the first time - you have to make reservations, as they set everything up ahead of time. Previously we had eaten here for lunch several times. Both experiences are great - good pastas, pizzas, pastries, and it's BYOB. It's not a large place so it gets full over lunch - fortunately they have outdoor... More 

Thank maxpaste
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a small corner building that has some of the best Italian foods, desserts, and breads. It is like being in Mom's kitchen. Don't forget it is BYOB and has limited hours.

Thank asuperss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?