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Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shop

236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
+1 717-238-1999
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gelato” (18 reviews)
“meatballs” (15 reviews)
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236 Peffer St, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2112
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

This cafe is a gem. Make your dinner reservation 2 weeks out. Everything is made on the premises. Prices are unbelievable for the value received. Biscottis and gelato are with latte are a must to end the evening. Tried breakfast a few weeks ago. will...More

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 8 September 2017

One the best places to dine in the city. Great food, customer service and variety. If there is only one restaurant to visit in Harrisburg, Alvaros is the place

Thank Mishelle D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I recently ate lunch here with friends while attending an event at the Farm Show Complex. This place didn't disappoint- my pasta was excellent, salads were fresh, and sandwiches tasty. Friendly service! Best lunch we had all week! We'll gladly return next time we are...More

Thank ALM03
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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 17 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 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...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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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