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Petonito's Pastry Shop

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190 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-3042
+1 203-469-1817
08:30 - 17:30
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Tue - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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east haven, ct
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The zepolas at Easter time are awesome. All pastries are always fresh and when I bring pastries to family and friends they want to know where to find them. Staff there will always try and accommodate you for whatever you are looking for. Love, love, love there.

Thank catnjoe
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

It's OK. In an age where authentic Italian bakeries are disappearing, or looking more like American bakeries, with offerings like carrot cake and apple fritters, this is pretty good. Some of the pastry is greasy, and I've gone in shortly after opening and the shelves are mostly bare, but the majority of pastry is better than average.

Thank Jo B
East Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2015

you must stop by and get a pie or two around the holidays if not the cookies are out of this world as are the excellent caniollis

Thank kevin d
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Truly amazing cannolli - two wasn't enough (take a chocolate and a plain one)! Brownie also great. Everyone loved it.

Thank Kulikovsky
East Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The pastries are always fresh and prices are very reasonable.Petonito's offers their pasty in miniature and regular size. I usually buy the mini's so I can try a bit of each of my favorites.

Thank brand02
New Haven, Connecticut
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241 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This place is near my father's place, so I stopped by and bought a couple of their cannolis to bring to my dad. The shell was crisp and light, and the cream was tasty. I've been back once, but haven't tried anything but their cannolis, which are probably the best cannolis I've had in the New Haven area.

Thank Providence_RITom
new haven,ct
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

They make the best and are a very friendly staff.They also make the best neopolitan cake I have ever had.

Thank lonny_10
Madison, Connecticut
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Absolutely the best Italian pastry around, better than every New Haven Bakery on Wooster Street. Best Easter pies.

Thank Rod H
East Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I have been going to Petonito's for more than 40 years. They made my wedding cake in 1974. The quality of the products has not changed. The Sr. Mr. Petonito ( now deceased) was a pleasure to know. Our family restaurant use to serve their pastries to patrons of the restaurant.

Thank lorie14
East Haven, Connecticut
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

This local family bakery has exceptional pastry, cakes and cookies. They even have a giant canoli shell filled with canolis for any special occasion. Their chocolate covered canolis are like heaven in your mouth. The shell shaped pastries are wonderfully crunchy and creamy at the same time. You have got to try this gem in the old East Haven Mall... More 

Thank Fran F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Main St, East Haven, CT 06512-3042
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-469-1817

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?