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Alessi Bakeries

Eagle Creek, Florida

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Ravi B.

17 September 2019

I was craving very specific sweets while visiting my friend and he couldn't figure out where to take me to get them -- but then it was like Eureka! I've Got it! He finally thought of this place towards the end of my trip. So we came here and tried lots of different things. Unfortunately I was already full before we got here so we were limited on how much we could try once we got here, but we did manage to get some red velvet cake and some cookies that were on sale. This place isn't super fancy, but they have a wide selection and the prices are reasonable. They always have some kind of deals every week too on a variety of sweets. I don't remember them having any seating inside, but they do have seating outside. More...

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Michael P. Heid

14 September 2019

Best Cuban bread and pastries

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Katie T.

25 August 2019

This is by far one of the better bakeries in Tampa. The cheesecakes are amazing as well as the turnovers!

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Karen Purser

25 August 2019

If you want something special, spectacular and delicious..you've got to get it at Alessi..all their items are awesome!

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Amanda W.

2 August 2019

I came here to order the Cronut - and it did not disappoint. Flaky and not stale and perfectly fluffy yet solid at the same time. Not too much glaze but just enough. A glazed doughnut on steroids. Woo yummy in my tummy!The rest of their bakery items look absolutely delicious and I can't wait to come back and try more! So tempting but I will have to limit myself to maybe just once a week. More...

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Steven Fahrney

27 July 2019

awesome cupcakes without a doubt

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Natasha P.

25 July 2019

Saw them at a fair. The best strawberry shortcake I ever tasted. So good, so worth it and I will be making a trip to this location. The staff was also very friendly

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Jennifer R.

24 July 2019

Always a go to whether you want a sweet snack or have a special occasion.  From variety trays of finger sweets, to whole cakes and breads.  Alessi's is a Tampa staple and lives up to the hype. More...

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Karen K.

18 July 2019

Not in the mood to cook this week.  So on my way home from work,​ I went to Alessi bakery.  I purchased a Cuban​ sandwich​ which was enough for dinner and lunch the next day.  Plenty of meat, Mayonaise​, ​and mustard with just a few pickles.  Not the best Cuban sandwich I have had but, will do.The apple square with the white frosting was ok not really enough apples in the treat.I have not tried the red velvet with cheesecake​.  But, the colors really drew me to this treat.Staff was extremely​ helpful fast and friendly. More...

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Jessica S.

13 July 2019

I came across this location by turning down the wrong street. I have had Alessi desserts before without disappointment but today called for a cuban sandwich and fries.  Made fresh to order and you can gawk at the dessertswhile you wait which basically means you will buy something else! They got me...the Snickerdoodle cookie made me wanna slap myself! Lawd it was the perfect blend of soft with crispy edges. I ate it before I made it to the car only to discover that I had delicious hot fries and a sandwich made to perfection. Let's just say I didn't make it out of parking lot before most of it was devoured in my car. Fresh bread...good meat...nice blend of condiments with crispy fries and all at a great price! More...

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Ivan K.

8 July 2019

Alessi Bakery made a cake for my sons 2nd birthday. We had a construction vehicle theme going on and it was hard finding anyone to do this type of cake. We even went to Publix which was a crap shoot, and really should not be allowed to make cakes for people. But Alessis blew it out of the water. The cake was almost identical to what we showed them, if not even better. We were so happy and our son and guests could not believe the way the cake looked, it was amazing! My sons face lit up like a candle when he saw that vehicles and other details. Absolutely amazing, will never go anywhere else for a cake again. More...

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Jennifer McGuire

8 July 2019

Deli and bakery are both great!

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Shari L.C

7 July 2019

I’m here visiting my best friend and picking places to eat off local lists. They didn’t have croissants which I’m actually glad they didn’t because my BEC on a Cuban roll was amazing and huge! I got a cinnamon roll which was delicious. Definitely coming back next visit! More...

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Anthony Friesen

5 July 2019

best Cuban sandwich , Cece sure makes them fresh and excellent last month I probably had 12 of them

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Ebun O.

26 June 2019

Alessi Bakery!!! My friend referred me to this bakery for a 60th birthday cake for my mum. The customer service when we ordered up to when we picked it up was top notch. When we picked it, they were so kind and gave us extra candles. Now to the cake - beautiful, exactly what we wanted, delicious, the frosting held up even in the Florida heat. Thank you so much! More...

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Kacy

26 June 2019

Alessi Bakery made us a gorgeous cake and cupcakes for our wedding. Not only did they turn out gorgeous, they were delicious as well. They were able to capture exactly what I wanted and were so much more affordable than any other bakery. More...

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Rachel F.

18 June 2019

A beloved Tampa bakery that's been open over a hundred years.Visited on 6-16-19 at 3pm. $4.44 got us one cupcake and a coconut macaroon. Service was fast and friendly! The macaroon wasn't toasted very well...maybe not cooked long enough? It was really greasy and sugary. Not my favorite but edible. My child who has a mouth full of sweet tooths took 2 bites of his cupcake and declared he was full.I couldn't get a feel for what type of bakery this is...they seem to cater to all genres of baked goods. Italian cookies, Hispanic favorites, soul food goodies, caucasian girl Instagram cupcakes...they had it all. They have cold sicilian pizza which comes pre-sliced in a box and apparently it's a real hit at parties. I also saw some really cool sampler trays with just a tiny bite of each type of cake they offer. Parking is hectic (traffic has changed in the last 100 years lol) and it's a bit dark inside. The fake display cakes are old and faded and dusty which makes em' look creepy. I give them props for the sheer variety of items but they look better than they taste. More...

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Camille

1 June 2019

We ordered our cake for 200 people from Alessi and it was soooo good! We had a tiered cake that was chocolate with Nutella mousse and a sheet cake that was lemon with coconut mousse. Having the sheet cake be about half of the cake served was a huge budget saver and we were glad they were able to prepare the cakes that way. Both cakes were absolutely delicious! I was happy to have a few left overs to finish later and the next day, but there certainly wasn’t much left, our guests loved it! More...

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Lily S.

27 May 2019

I'm a Miami native, so stumbling upon a Cuban bakery right down the road from my place had me ecstatic. We happened to come in late one evening as we'd seen the sign driving by and got curious. There were workers inside but they weren't open. A real friendly employee came out and explained the hours and offerings to us. We saw her the following morning for our planned breakfast run, and she took care of us. Didn't catch her name but she was very patient with our long order. Decided on a multitude of their offerings, some of which I posted a photo of. My favorite by far was the creme brûlée bread pudding. The guava and cheese pastry is much like the Miami pastelitos I'm used to. They also had Cuban bread which was a blessing to find. We grabbed a mojo pork sub for lunch later which was delicious. Will definitely be returning! More...

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Anna

19 May 2019

Alessi Bakery, I cannot speak highly enough of them! The tasting went very well. I had a private meeting with one of the wedding managers who was very thorough. My cake was delivered on time with no issues and it was beautiful! Everything I wanted and more and tasted absolutely amazing. I've been going to Alessi since I was a child and knew I could have no other vendor for my cake! Don't pass on Alessi! More...

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Katie P.

18 May 2019

Wonderful and so delicious! Sweet and savory treats! Very imaginative, great stuff for kids, pastries you won't find any place else. Busy but not a long wait to order or check out. Highly recommend. More...

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Mauricio C.

11 May 2019

Great taste , little chaotic at lunchtime but worth the struggle . I got the hand carve Cuban sandwich, pretty good, want to try other items but is so good that I end up getting the same every time I go !!!!

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Doug DeLise

8 May 2019

fine sandwiches, excellent baked goods, wonderful service

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Charnell S.

5 May 2019

A staple in my life. The best bakery around. They do breakfast, lunch & dinner. Alessi Bakery does wonderful desserts. If you a speciality cake, they will do it. More...

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Doral Andersson

2 May 2019

So much great stuff in one place. The really only good Italian bakery in Tampa Bay area in my opinion.

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David Little

25 April 2019

their lunch items are dope

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Stefanie Cain Sullivan

22 April 2019

Thank you Alessi Bakery for a beautiful wedding cake (that was the best cake many of my guests said they ever had!). The cake was absolutely exquisite and you were a pleasure to work with.

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Darlene Terody

21 April 2019

Amazing Italian pastries and am I so impressed with their wonderful customer service! .I had an issue today with some pastries I bought for our family dinner tomorrow. Nothing was wrong with them, it's just they got messed up in transition. I spoke to Jasmine who was very pleasant and professional and took care of my problem. I've been coming to Alessi for probably over 40 years now and certainly recommend them!! Thanks again! More...

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Estrella Fraser Sandoval

17 April 2019

Everything was delicious! The staff was super friendly and personable. We had phenomenal customer service.

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Ruth Ann B.

16 April 2019

Wow! Great Cuban bakery in Tampa! Been in existence a LONG time and you can tell why by the quality of the food! Great Cuban sandwich. Fantastic bakery- wonderful pastries, desserts, cookies, and, of course, Cuban bread. Had a wonderful classic Cuban sandwich along with rice pudding while waiting to get baked goods for my parents. Can't wait to return! More...

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Cary P.

15 April 2019

I hosted a large Game of thrones party and the cake Alessi made was literally a Masterpiece.....Was the hit of the party!

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Mary Jackson Land

9 April 2019

I went to a Baby Shower And the food came from Alessi cake,cupcakes,pizza,Cuban were all delicious.

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Roy S.

6 April 2019

Local favorite been coming here for 20+ years. Great place to stop in for lunch. Really good bakery. Custom cakes for all occasions.

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Ashley

30 March 2019

Accommodating, professional, caring.

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Christine Dana Cory

27 March 2019

I have enjoyed visiting Alessi Bakery for years to get your cafe con leche and cuban sandwiches and wanted to share how much I appreciate Jason's customer service. Jason always gives your customers his complete attention and I have often purchased more than I came for based on his recommendations-which are always great. Whether answering my questions or putting my order together I can always count on Jason to be focused, friendly, and thorough in a timely manner. Many of your staff do great work but Jason deserves recognition for his outstanding service. More...

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Chris C.

17 March 2019

Pound for pound, this is my favorite bakery in South Tampa.  Yes, Wrights has legendary cakes, but I'm more of a cookie guy, and you just can't get much better in terms of variety and quality than Alessi.  Also, the Cuban sandwiches, although more sub-like than traditional, are fantastic. More...

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Rose Bunch

10 March 2019

Fresh baked sweets and breads of all kinds plus the best coffee......

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Jack G.

7 March 2019

I had your KING CAKE in Sarasota Twice awesome.Hard for me to stop eating it.I'm from Brooklyn, put yours against theirs. Thanks for the little extra weight but soo good.Jack GootkinSarasota

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Heidi Owen

28 February 2019

27 years of beautiful and delicious Wedding & Anniversary cakes! Thank you!

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Ciera Jade Thompson

26 February 2019

Our wedding cake and cupcakes were not only gorgeous but DELICIOUS! Seriously, they were the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted. So glad we found Alessi and they were able to cater to our Sarasota wedding venue! More...

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DL Fox

26 February 2019

Best German Chocolate cake ever! My mom loved it for her birthday! Plus they had candles in the store! Highly recommended! Thank you!

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Lorraine Davis

19 February 2019

Yes, Stephanie made my grandson a monster jam cake and it was beautiful he loved his cake.The cake was moist everyone loved it Stephanie that cake was a true work of art Thank You

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Todd W.

16 February 2019

This is where locals go to get there deserts. If your in the area and looking for amazing deserts this is your place. So good. They also service lunch type food.

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Joel L.

13 February 2019

Excellent baked goods. The staff was very helpful and friendly. My girlfriend and I love this place. I have been here many times before when I used to come to Tampa on business. I came to Tampa again on business this time with my girlfriend and I made it a point to bring her here. I recommend everything. Unfortunately, we were there right before Christmas and they didn't have their usual buy one get one specials. More...

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Sandy Petchonka

9 February 2019

Delicious as always .. I will keep going back

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Shianne Senters

5 February 2019

We had some issues in the past coming here. It started going down hill. The flavors of different pastries all tastes the same. We stopped coming for a long while and yesterday we decided to give it another try. We got the mini Cuban sliders, pizza, and a pastry. It was all so good, just like how we used to remember it to be. We came back again today. Got one hand carved and one classic Cuban and some other little pastries. Everything was delicious. I'm so happy that alessi has stepped back up. By the way the hand carved Cuban is way better than the classic but they are both very good. As Tampa natives, we are glad we can come back and enjoy alessi as it once was. More...

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Nina Golino

3 February 2019

Perfection ! I just got my cake today for my son bday and i am so excited , we love it ! Lauren ( the cake decorator) is amazing talented. I highly recommend her . Love love love it ! Thank you ! More...

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Christina Peters

19 January 2019

Picked up a king cake from Publix in Dothan al from this bakery & it’s pretty good !

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Sydney S.

17 January 2019

I felt at home instantly when arriving to this bakery. They had buy one get one free sales on multiple delicious items and samples of a few delicious items as well. The prices are excellent. The staff was attentive and friendly! This is an unbeatable place. I was pleasantly surprised to see they had calming dog treats as well! More...

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Joni Aylor

15 January 2019

The best food ever Love this place.

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Terri Robinson

7 January 2019

I have to tell you that your Lavender Cupcake is one of the very best cupcakes I have ever tasted and couldn’t stop eating it! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We frequent the bakery and was there Friday to get my husband a birthday cupcake which was the chocolate one with the decadent fudge filling. One of his faves I might add but I am so glad I got the lavender too! Bravo! More...

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Bridgette K.

5 January 2019

I'm so lucky to live down the street from Alessi's. Alessi's is a Tampa institution that has existed over 100 years. They put out some solid baked goods with friendly service and a nice variety. I love their Cafe con leche- they have a "buy 8 get 1 free" card. You can get sweets but also sandwiches and salads. I ordered a custom 3d dinosaur cake and cupcakes for my son's 3rd birthday and they charged me only $30. I will update with photos when I pick it up tomorrow. I love how they switch it up with seasonal treats for different holidays. More...

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Summer S.

30 December 2018

Omg so delicious cubans + bakery=heaven! Their cannoli's are phenomenal and huge which is great if you're a gluttonous person. High quality home made food and reasonable price. More...

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M.M.

26 December 2018

ALESSI BAKERY has a very knowledgeable wedding cake planner who's fantastic with flavor combinations. All our guests loved our cake decor and flavors.

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Karla Killian

22 December 2018

I have been coming here for over 40 years... I love this place!!!

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Grisel Vazquez

22 December 2018

We have been showered with delicious pastries and breads from this wonderful place this week, I have lived in Tampa for over a year now, and have not discovered this gem, I must say I have decided to start eating healthier and I LOVE the zucchini bread, it is the most amazing thing ever. Can’t wait to discover more amazing yummy things. More...

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Alan B.

5 December 2018

Alessi isn't that much of a secret, but it still feels like one.  Arrive a take a number (the first clue that everyone is on it) and then place your order.  Everything they make is fantastic.  I always buy guava pastalitos and usually and egg and cheese sandwich - and then have to fight with myself to not buy everything else in the store too.  It has that old Florida feel, and reminds me of a bygone era- but it still keeps up with modern times.  There is nothing old fashioned about their cooking, recipes, options, etc.  This is probably one of the best places to grab a sandwich in Tampa- and it is for sure the best place to grab a cake - and a cafe con leche. More...

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Joshua B.

26 November 2018

Our seventh and final stop was at Alessi Bakery. We had visited previously, but had not sampled any of the sweets. We made up for it this time with a creme brulee bread pudding and a reese's peanut butter cannoli. The service was fast and friendly while we were there. The sweets were outstanding.  I am a sucker for both creme brulee and for bread pudding, so when I saw them combined, I had to try it. It did not let me down. The peanut butter cannoli was really good as well. Overall, it was a great visit and we would no doubt return. A few folks have asked what our favorite items were that we sampled during the bakery tour. The milk custard bun at Fortune Star was my favorite with the creme brulee bread pudding from Alessi and the dulce de leche eclair from La Teresita coming in a close second. My girlfriend really like those as well as the quesito from La Segunda. We didn't have a single item we didn't enjoy. It was a great morning spent sampling Tampa's bakeries. More...

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Tiffiny Coffie

23 November 2018

When your wife proves she loves you so much she brings you home banana nut bread and cafe con leche!!

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Tara Allison

19 November 2018

Alessi catered our wedding and the cake was amazing!! The time spent and detail to perfection was so very worth it. As we explained our perfect cake the team took notes and actually drew the cake design in front of us. This made it extremely easy for my future husband and I to anticipate the creation we would see on our special day. The masterpiece was perfectly priced and looked even better in person. We haven’t even mentioned the fact the cake was absolutely delicious. We so appreciate the Alessi team and give them our highest praise. Thank-you so much!! More...

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Glen Bonafide Keller

17 November 2018

very nice staff. called Dominique to order a surprise birthday cake for my friend. she told me to see Caroline when I arrived. everything was perfect. a BIG THANK YOU! More...

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Regina Peebles-Kerivan

4 November 2018

everything just everything and the people are awesome Chrissy is amazing Mia so helpful

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Angelee Cannon

23 October 2018

Not only baked goods really good food

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Jeanette Jarvis

22 October 2018

I loved my cake. It was beautiful and it tastes so good. the fruit on the inside was amazing. Thank you guys so much this made my Birthday.

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Tara

13 October 2018

Alessi catered our wedding and the cake was amazing!! The time spent and detail to perfection was so very worth it. As we explained our perfect cake the team took notes and actually drew the cake design in front of us. This made it extremely easy for my future wife and I to anticipate the creation we would see on our special day. The masterpiece was perfectly priced and looked even better in person. We haven’t even mentioned the fact the cake was absolutely delicious. We so appreciate the Alessi team and give them our highest praise. Thank-you so much!! More...

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Jason Schuler

10 October 2018

Best clam chowder I've had outside of Seattle, definitely best I've had in Florida.

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Laura G.

9 October 2018

I wanted to try Alessi Bakery because of how long it has been in business. Over 100 years is impressive. The bakery was very busy when we arrived and the sales staff actively work at up selling. We ordered cookies, macaroons, eclairs, cannolis and brownies. The cannolis were filled with something close to a marshmallow. I was extremely disappointed in them. All of the other items were good. The macaroons were the best and a must order. The brownies taste like fudge and were very gummy. More...

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Joshua Gaines

9 October 2018

best bakery and food in the U.S!!

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Ro K.

2 October 2018

Came here as a tourist going on a cruise. This was an excellent and well priced place for sandwiches and bakery items. I had the carved pork sandwich that was fresh and extremely flavorful. The donuts and croissants were also fluffy and tasty! I highly recommend coming here! More...

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Diane Westenberger

29 September 2018

This is my first time here today for the 106th anniversary to check it out I'm so glad I did. I bought brownies guava pastries eclairs crab cakes and Cuban. I couldn't wait to get to my vehicle so I could eat half of the Cuban and a couple bites of the crab cake OMG so yummy and it was well worth the trip from Belleair. More...

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Olivia Garland Ruiz-Carus

29 September 2018

Thank you for making the most beautiful cake for my friend’s baby shower. It was PERFECT!

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Carolina Gierbolini

17 September 2018

This asked what I recommend at Alessi... I would say "everything", but it didn't give me that option

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Cam B.

13 September 2018

THE BEST... Peanut Butter Cannolis- died and went to heaven...Take the kids... just like Disney World on Sugar Steroids...

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Jessica White

9 September 2018

We are always impressed with the custom cakes we order from the bakery, and it’s time I actually pass along the positive feedback. All I have to do is bring in a picture and I’m blown away every time. Thanks for making my son’s 10th birthday an awesome one! More...

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Joy Y.

6 September 2018

Great selection of bakeries and other fresh made items such as Cuban sandwiches.  Must try their scachetta Italian pizza bread, chocolate brownies, and guava pastries.  They are very generous on samples, try them all before you pay. More...

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Lauren R.

5 September 2018

Beautiful and delicious cake from Alessi! I will order again and again! The cake wasn't too sweet which is just how I like it , just sweet enough to not be over powering.

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Desirea Smith

5 September 2018

birthday cakes...I have had several over the years and they never disappoint!

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Morgan

1 September 2018

Alessi Bakery was the perfect choice for our wedding day! They were suggested to us by our wedding venue, Cross Creek Ranch and I’m so glad they suggested them! Our cake was beautiful and amazingly delicious and our dessert bar was even better! Our guests loved everything! More...

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Kristen B.

28 August 2018

What's not to love about this bakery?  I am actually surprised I have yet to review it until now.  Everything is amazing, the cakes, pastries, pies, cookies, cannoli and breads are the best in town.  The scachatta "cold pizza" is always a crowd pleaser at parties.  They have daily lunch specials and are the perfect spot anytime of day (yes even breakfast) for a hot or cold sandwich.  I like to swing through in the afternoon for a pick me up with a cafe con leche.  They even have prepared sandwiches and salads if you are in a rush.We ordered a vanilla cake with strawberries for our dinner party last week and it was delicious. More...

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Ellen Registrato

22 August 2018

Delicious amaretto and Nutella cannoli and pretty legit arroz con pollo. A Tampa institution.

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Gae Lyn Switzer

20 August 2018

We needed a cake for my daughter’s bridal shower and we checked with many local bakeries and the prices were at least double what we paid for the cake from Alessi. The cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious. Everyone was extremely impressed! A plus, when we went there it was raining and they walked us to the car with an umbrella. Incredible cake and incredible customer service!!! More...

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Guenn J.

15 August 2018

Omg so frickin delicious. I had the creme brûlée bread pudding, a decadent slice of Tiramisu and a small box of their specialty Scachatta Sicilian pizza and all three were delicious. The creme brûlée bread pudding actually transported me to another dimension. The insanely scrumptious dessert zone. Seriously one of the best desserts I've ever put in my mouthhole. Also this place is about as classic/old school/authentic Italian as it gets in Tampa, obviously it's been around forever and you can taste every bit of the love and integrity that goes into everything they produce. Next time I'm trying a Cuban or a cold Italian sandwich, but I feel like it's hard to be disappointed by anything you order at Alessi, cuz it's just like yer momma used to make/bake! And I will be back for some more of that puddin. More...

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Vance K.

5 August 2018

Incredibly good food.  Large selection to fit just about anyones appetite. Then the deserts are OMG good!  A must to get a little something to go!

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Alex Shoulders

3 August 2018

Hands down best cannoli's in the world(seriously)maybe even the best bakery! My friends wanted to be adventurous and wanted me to try a new kind,filled with your deli mustard! Cant believe you don't have this version on your menu!

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John Eckerdt

3 August 2018

OUTSTANDINGLY!! Melissa did a phenomenal job on two cakes we had ordered! I had and idea in my head of a flip flop cake and a huge cupcake cake and she exceeded my expectation! AWESOME attention to details,Melissa is very talented at what she does, everyone at the party had there phones out taking pics �..THANK YOU!! More...

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Amy Michelle

3 August 2018

Special thanks to your catering manager for bringing us cute car cookies to Century Buick GMC! They were amazing!

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Billy Mitchell

3 August 2018

I've been there twice, and both experiences were over the top amazing. The first time, I went with my wife for a wedding cake tasting. The tasting was great. The cake turned out better than we could have imagined and you wouldn't believe how affordable the price was. Also after the tasting I got lunch to go and was heading back to work. I was in Uniform ( Air Force Reserve duty) and they bought my lunch and gave me some cookies for desert.

The second time was today, I wanted a pound of Italian cookies to bring with me as I was taking the family out to a friend's farm and didn't want to show up empty handed. I got the cookies, and they gave my children really nice decorated cookies as we were checking out. Then, as we were loading up into the car, Rosa came out with a box of more cookies and said "these ones ( Italian wedding) are my favorite and I didn't include any in your box, you need to make sure and add these in."

These people are a kind of special which unfortunately is too rare in this world. I'll be swinging in for lunch and treats for my office soon and telling all why I think the world of them. I highly recommend swinging by and walking in to take a look.
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Rosemarie Milby

3 August 2018

The best! It’s ALWAYS on our stop before heading back to Atlanta. Such awesome memories and they still make the most delicious treats and dishes!
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Francis Bruno

3 August 2018

The Zeppoles are always a welcome treat and never disappoint... Great place for pastry... And lots more!!!

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Denise Budde

3 August 2018

Tried an assortment of cookies and they were all amazing! I definitely will be going back there whenever I’m in town.

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Carla Brown

3 August 2018

I grew up in Tampa and it was always special to get things from Alessi. I stop in every time I am in town!

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Jamie Kellogg Bivens

3 August 2018

My friend had one of your cakes at his wife’s bday party last weekend and it was phenomenal! I cannot wait to order something from you myself!

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Brittany Beals

3 August 2018

Alessi's created the cake for our wedding in September. They went above and beyond! Our cake was everything we dreamed of and more! We had a 3 layer cake, and a cupcake tower. The flavors of the cakes were amazing, and the presentation was EXACTLY what I was looking for. We brought in pictures of what the reception would look like, and they created a cake that became the show piece for the entire night! The guests raved about how delicious everything was! Thank you Alessi's!! More...

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Lissa Liz Reyes Rios

3 August 2018

I was satisfied and the food was good.....I really love the pastries....especially the Napoleons and the meat filled pastries!!!

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Jim Johnson

3 August 2018

Always good. Drive out of our way. Were in town for a few hours. Would have been a perfect 5 but later we noticed part of our order didn’t get packed.

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Marlaina Nicole

3 August 2018

I worked here for a couple years and I loved it. The atmosphere was amazing and the food was outstanding!! I’d recommend it to anyone traveling to Tampa.

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Tim Mahoney

3 August 2018

I thought it was excellent! I come from a lineage of Bakeries from Arthur Avenue, Brooklyn to Hoboken... Newark etc... time tested the Black and White Cookie with Espresso and Original Style Cannolis. They were excellent. B&W’s were cakier, than I am used to and the Cannolis lacked citron (which most people don’t like, but I do) but overall a fantastic Bakery!!! Best in the South “so far” except NOLA... I’m sure there are many, many more to experience being new to the South... More...

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Noelle Jones

3 August 2018

Unfortunately I am reviewing this as the "difficult customer" all of which was my fault. They were nice, tried to accommodate and the cake was BEAUTIFUL! I ordered a strawberry shortcake for my mothers birthday and it was gorgeous. Very thankful that during all my issues they stayed profesional, didnt seem to get annoyed ;) with all my confusion. 5 stars!! friendly service outstanding food/cake!! Thank you all! **Stephanie(cake decorator) ** my mom loved it!! More...

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Goodhand DeeDave

3 August 2018

When I was a little child one of my favorite treats was a cream horn and I haven't found a good cream horn and years and years and years. We went in debt alessi and they had a variety of cream horns and they had a coconut cream horn which made me want to faint because it was so delicious I hate to recommend Alessi's cream horns because I don't want them to go away but they are the best cream horns I've had since I was a kid More...

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Kris Marton Short

3 August 2018

Our daughter and new son-in-law were married on March 31,2018 at the Davis Island Garden Club and we new Alessi Bakery was in Tampa still after 30 years after they did mine and my husbands wedding cake, so we decided to go back and we were not disappointed at all!!! The cake decorator Melissa was wonderful and so accommodating because we ordered the cake 3weeks before the wedding. Then ordered the grooms cupcakes 2 days before the wedding and it was no problem at all!! Both the cake and cupcakes were beautiful and oh so delicious!! Everyone raved about both. Thank you so much for everything and thank you for being so delicious for the last 30 years!!! More...

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Jon H.

16 July 2018

Classic tampa bakeryHas hot and cold sandwiches too.  Great options for pastries.  Despite being extremely busy, the waits are never terrible and the crowd is always managed.  They also always do specialty cakes and pastries for a variety of events around the area annually. More...

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Tari O.

25 June 2018

So happy with how my friends bridal shower naked red velvet cake came out from Alessi! I've been using them for events for years, and I'm never disappointed. This cake can feed 30 easy and delicious. They even included the flowers and a cute white base with a bow. Staff carried it to my car as well. Just $65. Such great service. Only had to communicate by email with the cake designer(Lauren I think) and she nailed it. More...

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Robert S.

23 June 2018

Of course the desserts are amazing and the food is surprisingly good. You get a good sized portion on the lunch menu and it's well worth the price. Alessi will be a staple in my week. More...

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Chesty P.

23 June 2018

Alessi Bakery is a historic bakery and restaurant in Tampa, Florida. Offering desserts, sandwiches, soups, and breads, the family operated bakery has been in business for more than 100 years. It was founded in 1912 by Nicolo Alessi and delivered Italian bread and Cuban bread by horse-drawn wagon. The business is incorporated as Phil's Cake Box Bakeries. Take-out, dine-in and catering are offered. The bakery also sells wholesale and opened a $20 million 100,000-square-foot bakery plant off Waters Avenue in Town 'N Country, Florida in 2008.They make rum cake! They also make wedding cakes and cakes for special occasions. Great place for classic Cubans and breakfast and lunch.Would definitely recommend it if you're in town. More...

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Chelsea

23 June 2018

My husband and I did cupcakes for our wedding as well as a 2-tiered cake. As soon as I explained my vision for our wedding cake, Lauren knew exactly what I wanted and brought it to life and it looked amazing! She offered great suggestions and was so helpful in helping us make sure we had enough for our guests as well as making sure it looked great! Our guests raved about how great the cupcakes were and my husband and I still talk about how good the cake was that we stuffed in each other's mouths! More...

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Quân L.

18 June 2018

A dream for all sweet tooth people. The cakes were really delicious and not so over sugary. We used to come here quite often to get some birthday cake for the birthday parties. Even small treats like cookies or scones were also tasty and scrumptious. My most favorite cake here was cheesecake of all kinds, not to mention tiramisu and the Black Forest. More...

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john p.

9 June 2018

Great sandwiches, amazing pastries and cakes and Zucchini bread!! We love this place and will always jump off the highway to come by. So we stumbled across one if their diabolical inventions-it starts out as a "Cronut" and then gets yummy icing..and then it gets Heath bar crumbles...!!! Look for the photo-it's really great, as are the staff! Awesome! Love!! More...

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Megan

9 June 2018

The easiest vendor to work with. Quick responses to any questions I had. Even when it was something they did not provide Lauren came up with easy solutions or advice. The cake and cupcakes were beatiful and every guest bragged about how good the cake was. They came and set it up no problem and even with an outside wedding and the horrible heat the cake stayed perfect! I will always use you for our events in the future! Thank you so much!! More...

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Alicia G.

27 May 2018

I love this place. I first discovered it at a stand they had at the fair like 8 years ago! I love the small cheesecakes, you can't go wrong with anything you get from here. Today I got the banana bread créme brûlée- DELICIOUS! I also got some rum balls, strawberry cheesecake mini, red velvet cake pop and two kinds of cannolis. This is a must for desserts and their sandwiches are awesome too. More...

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Amanda

27 May 2018

After having tastings at a number of different bakeries, I was sold by Alessi. Melissa was so professional and listened to every single detail my now-husband and I wanted out of our cake. We selected a cake design I found on Pinterest and every other bakery seemed hesitant to agree to make the cake for fear it wouldn't come out as pictured; however, Melissa took one look and told me it wasn't problem. I would be lying if I didn't admit I was bit nervous but her confidence put me at ease and when I walked into the reception and saw the cake, I was floored. It was even better than the picture I showed her. The cake was the most reasonably priced and Alessi did the most amazing job. And it tasted AMAZING. My husband and I were both so thrilled to work with Alessi Bakery and would recommend them to any brides and grooms in the Tampa Bay area looking for a bakery that's willing to make their dream cake. More...

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Kaitlyn

12 May 2018

I ordered two cakes - a groom cake and a wedding cake and I was blown away by both! They were perfect and delicious!

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Heather

10 May 2018

We made the perfect choice for our wedding cake. Our cake was so beautiful and it tasted just as delicious as it looked. It was so incredibly rich and moist. People kept on coming up for seconds. We will definitely be using Alessi Bakery in the future. I can't wait for our 1 year anniversary to have our cake. Thank you for making me the most perfect cake. More...

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Genevieve L.

7 May 2018

So.....we were in the Tampa area and wanted something sweet after eating a delicious lunch and before we headed home. We picked this spot based solely on the reviews. We actually had to go 15mins out of the way towards home but it was so worth it. Typical mom and pop bakery/deli so you get the service and quality of the foods!!! It was packed when we got there but they have great service so you don't have to wait long. The young lady at the bakery counter was extremely helpful and even took the time to tell us her recommendations and point out the popular items. Cannolis were sooo good. The coconut macaroons were awesome but the life changer were the CRONUTS! Crossiant in the inside and donut on the outside.... OMG it was amazing!!!! Only thing I'm upset about is she didn't tell us to get a whole box of it lol. It will literally leave you felling Euphoric! They even gave us a $5 discount just for it being our first time there. So kind! Don't skip this place and it's worth going out of your way. I will preorder cronuts if i have to next time More...

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Juliana J.

30 April 2018

Extremely reasonable and very tasty. I found the cake baking ordering process to be a little bit disjointed at first and was disappointed that they don't offer small tiered cakes but the end result was very good quality. You will not be disappointed when placing orders with them and their products are excellent. I love their cannolis, cheesecake cup cakes, and yellow cake. You can place custom made orders with them and they will do their best to meet your requests. Their prices were very reasonable on all items. I definitely recommend them for a personal dessert or for ordering cakes and other desserts for parties. More...

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Randi L.

23 April 2018

My daughter has her birthday cake made by them each year. Works of art!! Wonderful flavor, tons of compliments, can't wait to see this years!

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K K.

18 April 2018

This place has perfected the Cuban, in my opinion. Get the "hand carved Cuban" and be happy you spent the few extra bucks. They've got a new creme brûlée bread pudding that is one of the best desserts I've had. If you like chocolate, try the toffee brownie! Yum! More...

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Michael A.

9 April 2018

Alessi Bakery is our goto bakery, our family has uesd Alessi for over ten years with partys, birthdays, weddings (including my own). we have allways had high reviews about Alessi outstanding customer service an the delicious baked goods along with there freshly pressed Cuba sandwiches are a must have when grabbing a bite to eat at Alessi Bakery. More...

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Anusha D.

8 April 2018

I ordered a custom-made cake here for a bachelorette party and Lauren did an awesome job. She made the exact replica of the picture I sent her and it tasted really good too. We just loved it! Thanks Lauren!

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Desiree

24 March 2018

I am so unbelievably happy with Alessi's services. The cake was amazing, both beautiful and delicious. My husband and I ate our for a week after our wedding, and even an entire week later is we moist and delicious. All of our guest complimented both how beautiful and delicious the cake was, which is hard to come by. They were so easy to work, friendly, and accommodating. We will be using them for all of our bakery needs in the future. More...

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Tom F.

19 March 2018

I ordered a custom Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting for my mother's 87th Birthday!  The cake was fabulous!  It was beautiful (paid for custom decoration) and delicious. It was ready at the agreed time and all of the guests raved about it. I would highly recommend Alessi Bakery for custom cakes. More...

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Stephanie

18 March 2018

Melissa at Alessi Bakery was wonderful to work with. She fielded what seemed like millions of questions from me about the size, design, price, flavors, etc. and accommodated us every time. The day-of, the cakes both looked even better than we expected, and the taste was amazing! More...

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Stephanie W.

27 February 2018

Stopped in to Alessi's on a Sunday afternoon looking for a couple treats to take back home with us. I love coming to this bakery, it's a Tampa staple and a must-have if visiting the city. Everything is fresh, service is always friendly and kind, and supporting a local small business is one of my favorite reasons to stop by. If you're visiting in the area or are not sure it's worth checking you, GO! More...

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Carolyn G.

25 February 2018

From my first experience, this place seems like a dessert-lovers dream.  I sampled two of the "cannoli" (I use quotes b/c they look like cannoli but are not made with ricotta cheese).  I had the nutella and peanut butter and...omg...they were amazing.  For a $1.50 each small 2-3 inch cannoli lookalike pasty is amazing.  The filling is more like a moose that is piped into a chocolate covered pastry.  They are so good.  We also had sandwiches that were pretty tasty; however, I think $9.99 for the sandwiches is a bit steep.  My Buffalo chicken philly sandwich was quite small, def not worth $10.  For desserts, this place is a win! More...

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Shelly

17 February 2018

Very highly recommend,there all about making your day special great service,excellent cake tasting,there there too meet your needs

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alyssa

16 February 2018

The cake came out exactly the way I had envisioned it! I was actually afraid of getting a fancy cake after watching those baking shows and seeing how everything is covered in fondant and was very pleased to see that they used real icing! Even with it looking divine, it even tasted better than it looked! 5/5 and we will probably be ordering for every special occasion from now on. More...

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Melinda K.

11 February 2018

As a Tampa native, I have to stop in every time we visit. I'm never disappointed and this trip was no different. Best donuts ever!

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Kim

10 February 2018

We purchased our wedding cake and doughnuts for a doughnut wall from Alessi's and everything was DELICIOUS! They are extremely professional - our tasting went so smoothly and we walked away with exactly what we wanted. The pricing is reasonable and the product is top-notch. GREAT experience! More...

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Deanna F.

30 December 2017

Friday night at 5 pm we sauntered in to get a few pastries for the weekend, but somehow we ended up with several large boxes Togo.Try the empanadas- crispy , full of flavorful meat.The Cuban sandwich is a great deal - full of meat and made anyway u like it.We also brought home a pound of rugela- sweet cream cheese pastry with nuts and raisins- tiramisu, eclairs, cookies, lots of rum balls and a few cookies - all great.Service is fantastic and attentive.Lots of outdoor and indoor seating.Must visit if u are in the area of Raymond James stadium. More...

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Cristina

29 December 2017

We loved Alessi Bakery! We had them make our cake for our wedding! We loved it, it was delicious and looked just ask expected!

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Jeff S.

19 December 2017

This is one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in Tampa. It's an incredible bakery. There is so much to choose from, and everything I have tried has been fantastic. I love the brownies and the mini cheesecakes. In addition to the amazing baked goods, they also have really great pressed Cuban sandwiches. However, the way that you pay for your sandwich is really weird. More...

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Chris H.

17 December 2017

The cake I had delivered to The Rusty Pelican from Alessi Bakery this weekend was so good.... I stopped and bought Tupperware containers on my way back to the hotel to pack up the leftovers and take on the plane back to NY with me! Unbelievably delicious!! Chocolate cake was rich, light, and moist with a cookies and cream mouse filling and the BEST buttercream frosting I've ever had... not to mention they decorated the cake so beautiful my family was so happy!! Thank you for making my daughters UT graduation party amazing!! We are still raving about that cake. More...

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Donald H.

7 November 2017

Always incredible selection of lunch options along with bakery delicacies...in small medium and decadently delicious alternatives. Just behave yourself.

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Kassidy

4 November 2017

I had such a beautiful spread of desserts at my wedding and a great cake. I got exactly what I asked for and multiple compliments on how good my desserts were. I highly recommend using them.

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Candace T.

19 October 2017

The office where I work consistently uses Alessi Bakery for our celebrations. Dessert is always perfect. But for some reason I had never gone there myself. I decided to make my first Alessi experience on their 105th anniversary weekend. What an amazing treat!!  The were so many loyal customers there for the discounted pastries. The staff was friendly and appeared to be calm, keeping the lines moving forward to deliciousness. Yes it was crowded and the line was long. In my experience long lines mean food worth the wait. This was no exception. I had a Rueben and it was perfect for my taste. I took home a couple of the crab balls for dinner latter that night. No disappointment their even rewarmed. Crunchy outside with tons of yummy crab meat inside. I got several bakery treats to share with friends. Let's just say YUM . More...

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Boon C.

12 October 2017

We have been to this bakery numerous time but none were at their anniversary. We finally came to their 105 year Anniversary celebration with rolling back 1912 price and item. It definitely a great success story for a store that has such history. I hope they can go for another 100 years. We got the coconut macaroons, eclairs, brownie, and devil crab. The roll back price was very attractive. Many item very affordable. The total we paid is less than $6. I cannot believe it. I like everything we got. The coconut was moist. The brownies are delicious. Sometimes you can get not fresh devil crab. But not in this place. The crab cake was perfect and not smelly. Have a lot of crab meat. Eclair is a sticky situation. It is slimy and sticky good. I alway like their Cuban pastry. Since it is anniversary celebration, I stay with their roll back item.  There were some other items we didn't get. But we did regret we did not get enough of the coconut macaroons. The celebration ballon and people line up make this event very festive. More...

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Grace H.

10 October 2017

We were there on the "Alessi Bakery rolls back prices to 1912" Saturday. We bought 4 pieces of 39 cent brownies,  2 pieces of 49 cent eclairs, 4 of 39 cent coconut macaroons and 2 of 49 cent guava pastries, 2 of $2.99 deviled crab. They were all so fresh and delicious. "Alessi has been operating almost continuously since 1912, when Nicolo Alessi, originally from Italy, opened a bakery on Cherry Street and delivered Italian and Cuban bread by horse and wagon." quote from Tampa Bay Times.  Now 105 years later, people still love their tasty bake good. Big crowd of customers were there at the Sat afternoon. Yet the operation was smooth and fast.  I always admire the local business who watch out their food quality and service and determine to stay in business for long term. Happy anniversary to Alessi Bakery! More...

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Melissa S.

29 September 2017

A Tampa ClassicThis cafe and bakery has been one of our favorites for decades. It is a wonderful bakery and has great take away Cuban food. On a recent visit for lunch, we had a delicious pressed Cuban (the hand carved Cuban) and finished off the meal with Key Lime cannoli. We always take home guava pastries for breakfast. In fact, whenever one of us goes across the bay to Tampa, the standing instruction is to stop at Alessi's and bring home the goodies! You will not be disappointed with the traditional flan (consistently awesome). More...

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Julia W.

22 September 2017

YUM. This place was awesome. I wasn't so sure from the pictures but trusted the yelp reviews and I'm so glad I did!!When you first get there, you have a few door options. Go in the sliding doors under the covered porch. Once you walk in, it kind of feels like a little mom and pop supermarket. One side has a lunch counter with a grill. I went to the counter first and ordered a bacon egg and cheese sandwich. While the person behind the counter made my breakfast, I explored a bit. There's a cooler in the middle with sandwich platters and the perimeter is full of amazing cakes and sweets!My sandwich was finished by the time I was finished exploring. As I saw the person behind the counter wrap it I got nervous because it seemed like there was a lot of bread. It was more of a sub than a sandwich. But the bread was so good! There was a ton of egg, bacon and cheese that it didn't seem like too much bread. The sandwich was so big I could only eat half! Grateful for places like this when exploring new towns! More...

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Anna C.

7 September 2017

Came here and absolutely splurged on goodies, all of them amazing. They had bogo on the guava and cheese turnovers, Eclairs, and a few other goodies. When I came the guava and cheese turnovers had just come out fresh and thank goodness for BOGO because I couldn't stop at one. The first bite of that guava and cheese turnover was absolute heaven. Definitely the best thing I bought there. The pastry was light and crunchy, and the guava jam filling was delightfully sweet with the mild cheese flavor to balance it all out. I've had quite a bit of guava and cheese pastries by now and Alessi's is my favorite so far. I also bought 4 of the cookies: a chocolate filled one, apricot jam filled, fig jam filled, and a traditional Italian wedding cookie. Favorite was the fig filled, but the rest of them were by no means bad. I also got a mini eclair, mini cannoli, carrot cake pop, rainbow cookie, and a 9-inch carved Cuban. The Cuban was definitely delicious, not the best, but really good. Carrot cake pop was good, but the chocolate/frosting the cake was dipped in was a bit too thick and sweet for my tastes. The mini eclair and cannoli were both great- but if I came back, I would definitely get the cannoli again. The rainbow cookie was my least favorite from everything I bought, but it was still very tasty and I don't regret giving it a taste.Overall, a great time and would definitely like to come again! More...

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Clarice L.

14 August 2017

One of the best bakeries in town!! Been going since I was a little girl!! The scachata is my all time favorite.. So soft and delicious. They also make great sandwiches and desserts. The daily specials they run are great as well..bogo scachata..bogo pastries etc..I definitely recommend a less is for lunch or dessert!! More...

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Natassia C.

17 June 2017

This bakery was awesome, big, clean and had an area to dine in. It has a wide selection of desserts, bread, and pastries. I had the bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich, on Cuban bread. The bread was fresh bread, the sandwhich was hot; it was nough for two people and a great price. We told the lady at the checkout that it was our first time and they gave us a five dollar gift certificate. We will be back for lunch and know a wonderful place to get our cakes, cookies, and everything in between. Oh and the cannonils are AMAZING! More...

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Vannesa

17 June 2017

Amazing I'm still in love with my wedding cake

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Michelle

2 June 2017

Excellent value for such a tasty, beautiful cake. They made the planning process low-key. They are very creative and drew up a beautiful cake by asking us just a few questions. It was very helpful for us since we were pretty clueless about the design we wanted but I'm sure they would be flexible to create whatever you have in mind. The cake was delivered to the reception and tasted delicious. We were very happy with our experience and would recommend them to anyone! More...

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Stephanie L.

31 May 2017

Amazing. Delicious. Best Cuban sandwich I've ever had. Everything is fantastic! Also try the pizzas and make sure to get some baked goods. You can't go wrong!

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26 May 2017

The cake was delicious and looked amazing!

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User6497834

26 May 2017

Melissa and the team at Alessi are fantastic! She made our wedding cake have the exact design we were dreaming of! The cake tasted as delicious as it looked - no dry wedding cake for our guests and the fruit used was very fresh. Pricing is very affordable for the high quality of cake. This bakery is a Tampa institution for a reason. More...

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User3389170

26 May 2017

We LOVED our cake. Although we had a pretty simple cake it was exactly as we asked. It was one of the easiest tasks to cross of our list. They have wedding cakes and tastings down to a science and we couldnt have been happier. The only reason I did not give them 5/5 stars for quality of service is because our topper on our cake never made it on the cake. I'm not really sure why - of even where it is now... but it was never there. Luckily no one noticed besides me. More...

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User4340755

26 May 2017

The service was good except that i emailed them months before my wedding and they apparently did not note my change from raspberry filling to lemon filling. The cake was delicious regardless and my guests didnt mind a bit. Their baked goods are the best I've ever had just make sure you follow up with them to be sure your order is correct. More...

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User1576886

26 May 2017

I don't have words with which to express how unbelievably and AMAZINGLY beautiful our cake was. Our cake table was the center of attention. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect our cake to look THAT Perfect! Also, the price for the cake, delivery, flowers on the cake, ribbon, etc. was incredible!! .. It was less expensive than a cake from Publix! Alessi also did our edible wedding favors - Yum!!

Melissa, you made our day unforgettable with that masterpiece of a cake.
THANK YOU SO MUCH ALESSI BAKERY! Grateful & in Awe!
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User2374639

26 May 2017

I worked with Melissa who was so easy to work with! Alessi's provided my wedding cake, grooms cake, and favors. Cake was delish, I found the coloring of the cake to be a bit off, but still beautiful! The grooms cake was amazing. I had black and white cookies as favors, and I brought Melissa the tags and twine I purchased for packaging and she put them all together for me. Melissa was extremely flexible as far as meeting with me, she even meet me one day before work to accommodate my schedule! More...

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User5307298

26 May 2017

My wedding cake by Alessi's was positively stunning!! It was better than what I had in mind. They spent ample time with us getting our exact ideas as to what we had envisioned our cake to look like and gave us a product EVEN BETTER than we had in mind. And it tasted AMAZING!! Best wedding cake I have ever seen and tasted. Thank you, Alessi's Bakery!!! More...

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User7357036

26 May 2017

My cake was unique and stunning. The taste was even better! Strongly suggest using them for your occasion!

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User3807360

26 May 2017

We got our wedding cake from Alessi's Bakery. It tasted absolutely AMAZING! The only thing that didn't turn out how we expected was the coloring on the cake. We told them that one of our colors was "royal purple," that bright purple color. The piping and ribbon on the cake was done in a deep purple, like an eggplant shade. It actually looked black when you saw the cake. The piping was done wonderfully and everyone loved the taste of the cake. It was still a huge hit and we received so many compliments about it. I love Alessi's. My husband and I go there any time we want a special treat. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. More...

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User6486824

26 May 2017

Fantastic, would highly reccomend them for any occasion. We hired them for our wedding and our cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious.

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User4124474

26 May 2017

Alessi Bakery cakes are delicious & my cake turned out exactly as I had hoped. Truly stunning! I came into the meeting with an image of what I wanted them to do - they replicated it well & altered it slightly for my smaller number of guests just perfectly. Top notch vendor for wedding cakes! More...

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User4695124

26 May 2017

I wanted a wedding cookie cake and they delivered. It was beautifully frosted and very elegant looking. They also catered the food and it was delicious! I highly recommend! They're prices are a little higher but they're a Tampa stable and it's great to buy from local businesses. More...

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User3752484

26 May 2017

Cake and pies were ah-mazing!! EVERYONE raved about how great our Raspberry Swirl cake with caramel filling tasted. We also used pies as part of dessert table (country wedding). We had Blueberry, Dutch Apple, Key Lime and Pecan pies. YUM YUM YUM~

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User4471086

26 May 2017

Alessi was a delight to work with! Our cake, cupcakes, and cake pops for our wedding turned out better than I could have hoped for- the flavors were all incredible! I'm not a fondant fan, so buttercream all around and in the warmer temps, I worried it may melt. They kept the desserts away until just before cake cutting time- everything was PERFECT. The left overs made a welcomed appearance at our bridal brunch the next day too :) More...

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User4999062

26 May 2017

Alessi made my dream wedding cake! It looked perfect and tested.good as well! I have tried many,wedding cakes and typically they do not taste good but this was like heaven in my mouth!

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User5119457

26 May 2017

Alessi's bakery was wonderful. They did our cake for the wedding. We had a mixture of a traditional layer wedding cake and cup cakes. It was absolutely beautiful!! My husband and I only had about two bites of our cake, but it was delicious!! All of our guests said the cupcakes and the cake were really good!! We might have to call Alessi's again for our anniversary to recreate our cake so we can try it again! If you go with Alessi you won't be disappointed!! More...

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User5456190

26 May 2017

Everything tasted delicious and their staff was very flexible in meeting times. They also helped by providing a tasting and recommendations when we had a tough time making a final decision.

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User4619124

26 May 2017

Yummy! The most delicious cake I've ever tasted. It was moist and exactly what we asked for. Our cake had sunflowers on it. When I called to ask if they were fresh or not I was told it would be gum paste or I could get them from my florist. I didn't want to bother so left it as gum paste. Not sure what happened but when I entered the reception there was real fresh flowers. Such a wonderful surprise! More...

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User5566136

26 May 2017

Melissa at Alessi did such an amazing job with our wedding cupcakes. The guests all raved about them and there was not a single crumb left on the dessert table at the end of the night. We got married Oct 11 and now three weeks later people are still talking about them. They have such a variety of cakes, fillings, and frosting that you could basically make any combination your heart desires. We chose 3... Coconut cake w/ vanilla frosting, carrot cake w/ cream cheese frosting, and devil's food filled with chocolate mousse w/ vanilla frosting. And the presentation... WOW!!! Every individual one was beautifully done and we had a large cutting cake that she made to look like a giant cupcake. Again... WOW!!! Our wedding venue uses Alessi for all of their weddings and we completely understand why. I wish I could post pics to show how amazing everything looked, and take my word on how amazing it all tasted (and that's coming from someone who doesn't have a sweet tooth). Our only regret is that we didn't order more cupcakes. Thank you for everything, Melissa, and we will definitely be visiting Alessi Bakery many more times in the future! Maggie and Todd More...

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User2649869

26 May 2017

Melissa from Alessi Bakeries is amazing!!! She put what I envisioned my cake to be on paper and then created my dream cake! She also helped me design the most amazing groomsman cake as well! She is so talented!!! Cake was delivered and so delicious!! I had guests raving about how great the cake was! Thank you so much Melissa and Alessi!! More...

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User2860488

26 May 2017

Melissa and her staff did a great job! Our cake was beautiful and delicious.

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User3358294

26 May 2017

We chose to get both our wedding cake and groom's cake from Alessi because of a prior experience with them and we knew their cakes were absolutely delicious, unlike many wedding cakes. The groom's cake (a football helmet) came out perfectly. I was a little bit disappointed with how the wedding cake looked, however. I had shown the cake designer a picture of exactly how I wanted our cake to look, and although it was still beautiful, it did not have nearly the detail or colors I wanted. I specifically asked for a lace pattern all over the cake and a giant fondant bow, and instead there were simply icing squiggles (instead of lace) and the fondant bow looked a little sad. Further, I requested a cake stand and the cake stand was not delivered, so my wedding cake was displayed on a piece of round cardboard instead. Even so, the prices were great and the cake was just SO delicious, and the tasting session went well. More...

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User2598796

26 May 2017

We ordered a standard 3-tier cake and it cost approximately $330, which I found about average for custom cakes. Melissa (I think that was her name) was easy to talk to and seemed to understand what we wanted. The tasting went well and we left happy. We called to make one change to the shape of the base and they were perfectly fine with it. Delivery was on time and they left some take-home boxes, which were very helpful at the end of the night. The only reason I gave them 4/5 is because I believed my vision for the cake was well understood, she was given several examples of what we wanted and the invitations for the correct color scheme, but the flowers seemed too big for the cake, the sugar balls too few, and the color scheme was definitely off. There was also a bit too much icing on the cake, but beyond that it tasted very good. The biggest disappointment was the color scheme being too purple rather than a pink-purple because no one else noticed the scale of the decoration, but they did notice dark purple decorations when there was no dark purple anywhere else. More...

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26 May 2017

All we did was go to the initial consultation, show Melissa a photo of what I liked, discussed the colors, tasted the different options and chose what we liked, and just like that...the day of the wedding we had the cake of our dreams. The cake was ridiculously good and gorgeous. I couldn’t believe she made it happened from our 30 minute meeting months before. They have been doing this for many years, this lady knows and is super talented. Our guests loved the cake, we received so many compliments. We chose fresh flowers as decorations on the cake and it was absolutely beautiful.

Thank you Melissa for all the help, it was a pleasure working with such a great professional and talented baker. You took all the worries from us, one less thing we had to worry about, and you delivered exactly what we wanted.
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Brian F.

9 May 2017

What marvelous to say about this bakery that has not already been said.  I think it perhaps, may be one of my favorite places on this earth.  Why?  Because to me, it is everything that a bakery should be and so much more...plus,  I think that the Alessi Bakery has the best cuban sandwich in Tampa.I learned of Alessi Bakery over 27 years ago when I first moved to Tampa and worked at Bay Stage Lighting on MacDill.  I used to go to Alessi for lunch and I loved the place then and love it even more now.The history and nostalgia of the business is evident in their model.  Customer service reigns supreme and the bakery delights are...heavenly.Dena Alessi Bowden is amazing and her leadership at the bakery assures that customers are always taken care of with the greatest care. Colleen, the GM is amazing too!  I love every time I see these ladies a hug awaits!  Who wouldn't love being treated so well?I look foward to holidays especially Christmas when I load up on cake pops, fruit cake bites and other delicacies for our annual Christmas Party.What I like most are their custom cakes.  I have had the bakery make several custom cakes and their Head Decorator Melissa always delivers a top quality product.The Alessi Bakery is a Tampa staple, that should be savored and loved by everyone who walks in their doors.  They have been and always will be my go to bakery in the Tampa Bay area!YAY ALESSI!!! More...

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Christina

28 April 2017

Thank you for our wedding cake it looked amazing and tasted even better. We also had little bride and groom strawberries and those looked great, they were definatley the talk of the night. Melissa did an beyond words job with putting our design together. More...

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Rachel P.

21 April 2017

They did such a good job on my childs Peppa Pig cake. Exceeded my expectations! Will use them for every event a cake is needed! Highly  recommend Alessi!

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Deb

31 March 2017

The cake was not only beautiful, guests are still saying it was the best cake they Ever tasted. It was way more than we needed. We took home the top layer to save, served the middle layer and took the entire bottom layer home to serve at a barbecue 2 days later. We refrigerated it. It was still amazing! More...

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Wendy I.

12 March 2017

We  ordered our sons 2nd year birthday cake here. We walked in  and ordered a cake fro the case on the spot. The design we asked for took a few minutes, the price was reasonable and the cake tasted great. I'll go back again.

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Nichole

11 March 2017

Everyone I worked with was very polite, professional, and responsive. I gave a 4.8 only because I, personally, didn't care for the desserts. Alessi is the bakery Cross Creek Ranch partners with so I was stuck using them. Don't get me wrong- I had no issues working with them. They listened to what we wanted, they delivered on time
My dessert table was beautiful. I just didn't care for the food.
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Inez

11 March 2017

Alessi Bakery produced the cake for my aunt & uncle's 50th anniversary at the Columbia Restaurant on March 11th and not only did the cake look amazing; it tasted even more amazing. I trusted this bakery and didn't even produce a picture; just gave them parameters of what I was looking for and VOILA, they did it! Everyone was raving about the cake and I would definitely recommend this bakery! More...

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Donna H.

18 February 2017

They baked a birthday cake for my daughter that was as delicious as it was beautiful! We gave them a picture and they recreated it!Great job!See pictures of unicorn cake under photos! More...

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Yum E.

12 February 2017

This place is great and a south Tampa tradition for a reason. Best bakery in all of Tampa with good prices. Everyone loves Publix cakes around here for some reason but Alessi's has them beat and at a low price.

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Lauren

29 January 2017

We did a combination of the three tier tradition cake and a mixture of cupcakes for our big day. Alessi's was wonderful about helping us decided the amount that would work for our guest count, what flavors we liked the best and what other would also enjoy. We ended up liking so many of the their cake flavors we did about 5 different combinations. They were wonderful to work with and would HIGHLY recommend them for any and all occasions. Guests loved all the options and we ended up not having anything left over. More...

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Tim K.

5 January 2017

What a sandwich!!! I was whisked here by my girlfriend to try my very first Cuban sandwich and now I may just be ruined for all others. The baked goods were also a delight, but the sandwiches are what you really want. I will definitely be back when I'm in Tampa again! More...

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Anthony A.

4 January 2017

It all began w/my Dad stopping by topurchase a birthday cake & the othergoodies for the occasion and AlessiBakery has been The Place sincemoving to Tampa(from CT 1973)A+selection of delicious goods &A+service!

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Rachel S.

2 January 2017

Great place for a holiday gift! We got a big box of baked goods for some family friends from out of town and they loved everything. Their favorites were the Oreo cheesecake cupcake and the cake pops! More...

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Alyssa A.

30 December 2016

This place is great. Cuban sandwiches made with Cuban bread pressed with pickles and mustard, just like I remember. Their cookies bring back memories of childhood, I can never resist one of those iced with a silly happy face on it! Their Italian cookie assortment is great too. Such a cool Tampa establishment. More...

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Rhonda

18 December 2016

Alessi Bakery provided a wedding cake that was as beautiful as it was delicious!

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Michael E.

11 December 2016

Their catering is OUTSTANDING.  We have ordered from them the past 3 years for our company Holiday party and our staff does not want me to ever go elsewhere.  They always talk about the food and how great their holiday menu offerings taste.  They deliver on time, every time and they run food all over the Tampa Bay area.  Their prices are very reasonable and they always give you so much good food for the cost.  They have helped us out when we needed an order with little notice, and their online system is very easy to use.  I'm always impressed with their accommodating and professional service. More...

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Alicia Soo Yee

11 December 2016

I never actually had a chance to meet anyone with Alessi's Bakery but I had the best experience! I spoke to Melissa over the phone and she worked around our busy work schedules and set up a cake tasting for us to pick up and try at home. The cake was delicious; and when I told her what we were looking for she came up with a design that was perfect. Unfortunately, I didn't personally get to try the cake at the wedding but every guest said it was the best wedding cake they have ever tasted! I am looking forward to our one year to try the top... of it lasts that long! Thank you for the beautiful and tasty cake, would definitely recommend! More...

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Pamela Bennett

9 December 2016

Alessi made our cake for my husband and mine wedding last month. The cake was amazing! It looked perfect, exactly what we asked for. The amaretto cake was absolutely delicious, one of the best cakes we've had. Would definitely recommend Alessi for any event. :) More...

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Julie L.

8 December 2016

I ordered a birthday cake for the first time here and it was one of the most flavorful and moist cakes I have ever tasted. My $500 wedding cake from an award winning bakery in Las Vegas, NV did not even compare to how good this cake was. I ordered a white almond flavored cake with mousse filling designed in red, black, and white buttercream.They made it exactly how I requested and I was able to visit the store to pay for my order a week before my event. While I was there I purchased a few cookie samples and a sandwich from the deli which all tasted amazing. So much flavor and nothing too sweet or too salty. I also won a $5 gift certificate while I was there-I am guessing they have a daily contest or something possibly determined by what place you are standing in line but am not 100% sure. I approached the cashier and she said I had won. Sweet! When I went back the next week to pick up my cake, they brought it out and made sure everything was up to my expectations. Customer service here is excellent and all the employees I encountered were very helpful. Thank you Alessi for a wonderful experience! I will be ordering more cakes from them in the future. More...

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Esteban Martinez

27 November 2016

This place is awesome! From the Cuban sandwich to all the pastries in the bakery. We drive all the way from Mulberry (Polk County) which is about a 45 minute drive. At least two weekends out of the month. More...

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Hallie Elizabeth Paxton

16 November 2016

Loved my cake and working with them!! It was beautiful, matched my picture perfectly and tasted deliciously!!

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Mary Rodriguez

11 November 2016

Just want to say thank you to Lisa Bakery do you know that manager for helping out with a friend that was in need with three little girls with nothing to eat for the weekend but at least he came through big-time and that's just what community is we're all worried about what's happening in the world with our president and who's going to become president but it's just the little things that our community just for each other that makes it all worthwhile I think you so much at least you agree and be enough for everything that you have done for me and my friend thank you very much Merry Perez

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Camille R Floyd

3 November 2016

My mom used to come here with me as a baby, and now I love coming back as an adult! Excellent coffee, and the pineapple upside-down cake is to die for.

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Jessica

22 October 2016

Our venue included the price of the cake in our package but gave us the option to choose between a few vendors and we knew almost immediately when we saw Alessi's on the list we were going to choose them. Alessi's was extremely flexible with whatever we wanted to do and let us know what options were within our budget. We decided to do cupcakes and a small cake. They helped us design all of it and made sure everything matched our theme, decor, and colors. The tasting was fun and we had a great sales person she was very friendly and professional. The day of we didn't even hear or see them setup, by the time we were shown the room before all the guests went into the ballroom everything was setup and it was amazing. We wanted to drive right into the cupcakes (it was hard to resist haha). The cupcakes were delicious, moist, flavorful and exactly as we wanted them. I would highly recommend using Alessi's bakery. More...

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Deborah Jean Leske

18 October 2016

Always phenomenal, always satisfied, just wish we had one in riverview!

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Jonathan

14 October 2016

Our guests are still talking about how great the cake was at our wedding. We loved it so much that we have gone to the bakery numerous times for other desserts for other family events! Highly recommend!

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Angela K. Owen

9 October 2016

The last time I set foot in Alessi's was back in 1985. At that time, I was a starving young apprentice optician for Lynn Optical on Kennedy Blvd. I'd live on air most of the week and spend my hard-earned change at Alessi's every couple of weeks, usually getting a Cuban and a crab roll. Occasionally, I'd splurge and get a cream horn or some other yumminess. Yesterday, I was in Tampa, with my mom along, for my continuing education hours and made it a point to see if they were still in operation. We were on a mission: find a great Cuban sandwich. We did, and it was delicious. Their operation has expanded tremendously since I was there last. Our lunch was soooo good, that we came back by on our way back from St Pete--buying my hubby a sandwich to take back to Gainesville. They were slammed. There appeared to be some logistical issues regarding getting deli items and bakery items and paying--it wasn't clear how this was supposed to go, if I wanted to do them together. The staff was cranky and it was pretty evident. I understand how it is to work in a business where people keep coming, non-stop, and it can be exhausting for workers. People today--in general--tend to be cranky and they are dealing with it all day. I get it. You'll get nothing but empathy from me. However, if I was a regular, and I had to experience it regularly, I'd probably decide not to (experience it) at some point. You guys have an awesome business and awesome products. You are a taste of a by-gone Tampa that I miss sooooo much. Your staff needs to get a handle on the cranky and catch the happy bug; and you need to work out the logistics of ordering and pickup a little better--make it clearer to your patrons. Sometimes, they might just need a shorter shift, or a pep talk...maybe pipe in some subliminal happy music? Throw some 'spit balls'--something has to stick! Right?!? Anyway, love your products still. The crab rolls were off the chain! More...

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Nikki

8 October 2016

Alessi's bakery was an absolute pleasure to work with! They made the process of choosing/designing our cake so easy and stress free. The best part was seeing the end result at our reception. The cake was even more beautiful than I imagined and we have heard from so many people how delicious it tasted. Thank you to everyone at Alessi's for your awesome work! More...

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Renee

8 October 2016

They did the best job for our cake and catering! On time and very professional. I would highly recommend them, everyone raved about the food and our cake at our reception. They exceed my expectations, thank you Alessi's crew for helping make our day special! More...

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Brittany Mary

3 October 2016

Melissa made our sand castle wedding cake and it was perfect! It looked exactly like the picture we provided and was the talk of our wedding ! It also tasted absolutely amazing. Thank you for making our day so special ! More...

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Hannah J.

22 September 2016

Alessi's staff is amazing! They assisted me last minute in a specialty cake order and I couldn't have pulled it off without them! The staff was friendly, accommodating and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! I will definitely be coming back and telling anyone who may be looking for a bakery!! More...

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Jason Padua

20 September 2016

Alessi has the largest breakfast sandwiches ever! Everything they make is delicious. I wish they were in the Brandon area.

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Xavier B.

19 September 2016

A little overpriced but that's never kept me away I love the food here the bakery it's one of the best in Tampa for sure.

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Helena

17 September 2016

Our cake was included in our package from our venue and Alessi Bakery came highly recommended. Note: They are incredibly busy and they book up very quickly--you need to schedule an appointment weeks, if not months, in advance. I tried setting up an appointment with them and it took 6 months since I was planning from afar and they were always booked for the weekends I came into town. But when I was able to get an appointment, I was given great service and best of all, the cake was absolutely DELICIOUS and STUNNING. I cake was valued at $400 but I only paid for the $40 fondant and the $35 delivery charge. I had a 4-tier cake with dividers in between and four different types of cakes with 4 different frostings. Everyone raved about it! Can't wait to eat our top layer on our first anniversary! More...

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Ellen Eiseman Norton

13 September 2016

It was our first visit. My husband had the 9" hand carved Cuban and I had the Reuben. The Cuban was huge. Took a selection of individual desserts home and they all are great. We live in Indiana and I have been buying Alessi cannolis shells at Schnucks grocery and never realized they were made in Tampa. We will be back on our next visit. More...

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Shawna

10 September 2016

Alessi Bakery is absolutely amazing! The cakes they can make are so intricate and interesting. Our cake turned out better than we could have asked for and it tasted as good (if not better!) as we remembered from the tasting. They also made us an assortment of delicious individual pies, brownies, cake pops, etc. We decided to get some food from their connected deli after our appointment to try wedding cakes and treats and were excited to return for more of their sandwiches as well. Everyone enjoyed the desserts at the wedding, we are so happy we picked Alessi Bakery! More...

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Karen Whitmore

8 September 2016

This place always has exactly what I want!!!!

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Nicole Robbins

29 August 2016

Amazing desserts and cubans my son loved the turkey sandwich. Love the beautiful cakes better yet the taste! Yum

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Rob P.

27 August 2016

Staple of Tampa. Peanut butter pie is a can't miss. All desserts I have tried are fantastic.Only reason for 4 starts and not 5, is some of the sandwiches could use some work for their price.

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Judye Potts

16 August 2016

The people are very friendly & the desserts are wonderful!!! We would definitely recommend this bakery to others!!!

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Sophia MacDonald

31 July 2016

Loved it growing up in Tampa 35 years ago, nowobed to st Augustine ,,would love to have that conshatta sent. Please

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Tiffany N.

18 July 2016

I haven't been to Alessi in quite a few years. My grandfather was the supervisor at Alessi when I was a youngster. I remember him coming in early in the morning. He worked the graveyard shift for years and years. From time to time, he brought home some baked goods. And my cousins and I would eat our little hearts out. I made a visit recently to try our their Schachatta that everyone raves about. I placed an order earlier in the day because I heard that this little treat will go fast. When placing my order with Alicia she advised that they were running a special on Schachatta. If I purchase one, I get one free. SCORE! When I arrived, Alicia had both Schachatta's waiting for me. I was unaware that they come in different varieties, therefore, I only had the original one. Anywho, it was worth it. The sauce has a sweet taste to it, not certain what they put on it, but it was good. I am also a sucker for fresh squeezed lemonade. While at the register, I saw a sign that said "fresh squeezed lemonade". It was a MUST I give it a try. Boy am I glad I did. I don't know what the young man did but that was some good lemonade. Best $1.95 I ever spent on a beverage. I will make another visit soon considering, since my recent move I am less than 5 minutes (walking) to Alessi. More...

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Ashley R.

16 July 2016

Fresh pastries, fast service, friendly employees. I've been coming here since I was a little girl, I had my wedding cake made here. This place is a true Tampa gem.

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Ayo O.

15 July 2016

Excellent service and delivery, highly recommended. Nice tasting cake.Superior Customer service.

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Wanda H.

11 July 2016

Always a good choice for anytime Partying sweets, snacks, and food choices everything is very tasty. A one stop food shop. And Catering. Just Awesome !

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Stephanie S.

6 July 2016

The selection was phenomenal! If you love pastries this is a must! The Cuban I had was delicious, needed an extra pickle though. The bread was crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Meat ratio was perfect and 9" was too much for me to eat. The atmosphere was casual, and staff was friendly. They have an eat in area or take out. They have sandwiches and salads pre-made if you don't have time to wait. The pineapple upside down cupcake was amazing. If you are in town Tampa you must visit this business you will not be disappointed. More...

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Andrea Muzzy

17 June 2016

We live a distance away, but we were in the area and had to stop in. I'm so glad we did! We had the most amazing breakfast burritos!

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Shirley C.

7 June 2016

Extremely pleased with the service of Alessi. I had my wedding in Tampa last weekend and I don't live there. Alessi was recommended to me by the wedding location coordinator. Cake was absolutely delicious and beautiful. They delivered it exactly as they said. More...

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Arlene D.

27 May 2016

Visited for the first time. As a Cuban girl from Miami living in Tampa for the past 3 years it's been quite difficult to find a decent cafe con leche and Cuban bread. Read the reviews and thought it was time to try Alessi. Was pleasantly surprised...cafe con leche actually tasted like cafe con leche versus a cappuccino and the bread wasn't the best Cuban bread I've had but definitely the best thus far in Tampa. The location was clean and the staff was nice. Wide variety of pastries, sandwiches, desserts to try so will definitely be back. More...

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brittany

14 May 2016

I ordered my wedding cake and pastries with Alessi bakery and they were AMAZING!! The cake was so delicious and turned out so beautiful. The pastries were just as good. Most of the wedding guests we had were Italian so naturally we had to provide cannolis. Every one loved them! Can't wait to have my cake again for my anniversary! More...

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Yilmarie R.

10 May 2016

This is one of my favorite cuban toast places in Tampa. They also make a mean cafe con leche and lattes. They have cakes and assorted cupcakes available to buy right away but you can also custom make your own. They have very pretty and creative cake decorations. More...

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Vanessa

23 April 2016

My husband and I wanted to use a local "mom & pop" kind of bakery for our wedding and we are so pleased with Alessi Bakery. Melissa @ Alessi Bakery was great to work with and prompt at responding to me in regards to our wedding cake order. Alessi Bakery provided a 3-tiered wedding cake (with each level being different flavors) and a cookie cake as the groom's cake with a Gator football theme, both of which were impeccable and enjoyed by all of our guests. They were both perfectly made and both very delicious! I would recommend Alessi Bakery to anyone who's looking for a beautiful and yummy wedding cake! More...

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Danielle

9 April 2016

I actually did not eat my cake or cupcakes (besides the bite my husband shoved all over my face) because I was so busy running around, but I had MANY, MANY guests tell me it was the best cake and cupcakes they ever had. My sister in law has used them before and raved about them as well. The design was exactly what I wanted and we were able to pick from a variety of cake and frosting flavors. We mixed and matched a 3 tier cake and 48 cupcakes, and we still stayed under our "cake allowance" from Cross Creek Ranch. I cannot wait to eat my topper next year! :O) More...

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Sara

8 April 2016

Wonderful to work with, Alessi Bakery did our wedding cake back in April for a great gatsby themed wedding for about 175 guests. We had a wonderful price worth every $. We sat down for about 20 min and discussed the look of our cake and when it arrived I was very impressed. We had 2 sheets cakes to be served which I liked a lot!! Thank you Alessi Bakery!!

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Daniel P.

2 April 2016

My 5-Point Rating System [adjusted for Casual Counter Service joints]Food: 4 of 5Service: 4.5 of 5Efficiency: 4 of 5Atmosphere: 4 of 5Overall Value: 4 of 5Great cafe con leche and very good pastries and deserts. A solid place in Tampa for old-Florida recipes and some caribbean classics. As an institution in Tampa, Alessi bakery is worth a visit. More...

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Stacey

19 March 2016

We are not doing a wedding cake, we want to do a pie bar! Our wedding is not until March 2016 however we had our tasting and every single sample was so delicious we had a hard time choosing which one to get. I was so surprised at the amount of goodies (pie, cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries) that we could get, all within our budget! Can't wait for the wedding day =) More...

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Kathy D.

18 March 2016

I've been going to alessi Bakery for years, and years and years. I have kind of grown up with them and the last couple years they haven't been on my route either coming or going home so I have not been to them recently.I stopped in the other day to find not much has changed. The bakery of course and Cafe have grown over the years, only to make it a better experience overall. The sweetts, Delicacies, unusual desserts and sandwiches I'll make it a spectacular place to have a great meal or pick up something tasty for dessert that evening.Alessi never was one to disappoint and they still are not want to disappoint. They continuously have above-average everything that they serve and make homemade and house. I was quite happy to have returned to alessi Bakery once again and intend & plan on making it a regular stop now that I've rediscovered an old friend of mine.I was quite surprised to see how many offerings they had for BOGO specials on different days. That was a nice surprise.What's a girl to do? Continue going where you know that you will always get quality food and ingredients. More...

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Joseph C.

17 March 2016

Visited this delightful Bakery several times. They have excellent Lunch Counter options. Everything is made with attention to detail. Hand carved Cuban sandwich is excellent. The bakery speaks for itself. They also do custom orders and wedding cakes. Big fan. Also the cold pizza bread situation is awesome. More...

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Stephanie

13 March 2016

We used Alessi through Cross Creek Ranch's all-inclusive wedding package program; they were the wedding cake vendor that was included in the package. I tried to email to set up a tasting time, but every time I did, I was told to call the bakery. I prefer to do things over email, so I have a paper trail, so that was really the only negative thing I have to say.

We had a wonderful cake tasting. My husband is obsessed with chocolate, but I didn't want people to be overwhelmed with chocolate, so we chose 3 different layers. The first was a chocolate cake with a vanilla buttercream, the second was a marble cake with this airy chocolate frosting, and the top was chocolate cake with cannoli filling (amazing). I had a Pinterest idea of what I wanted my cake to look like, and it involved fresh flowers, and just some basic scraping of the buttercream (we didn't want a fondant cake). It turned out exactly as I wanted it, and it tasted amazing. I would highly recommend using them for your next occasion.
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Jennifer

6 March 2016

Alessi made me a gorgeous cheesecake wedding cake. We had a beach them so it was light turquoise with white pearls and wave detail. Not only was it a beautiful sight to behold, it was delicious!! Highly recommend them for anyone. More...

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28 February 2016

I wanted a cake I saw on pinterest, they were able to make a similar cake. The taste of the cake was amazing, I was on a budget and used a cream icing instead of fondant, the lady really helped me chose a cake to fit the tight budget, it was a nice cake that tasted fab.

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Amanda J. Sobel

26 February 2016

Alessia did custom cookie favors for our wedding! Melissa is so great to work with and really helped me along the way come up with a design that complimented our colors and theme.

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Riri C.

21 February 2016

Been dying for a bacon egg and cheese like from NY delis and everywhere has been a fail. Decided to grab one here, was not disappointed. It's not the same as NY but it was very good!  Bread was super soft and fresh, eggs and bacon made right there on the grill not microwaved like most places. Will definitely go back for another. The prices are a little high, but you pay for quality. Also grabbed some Amaretto canolis, my fave. Just as good as Arthur Ave. More...

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Ariel

13 February 2016

Gorgeous cake and was absolutely delicious!
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Tina S.

28 January 2016

Alessi Bakery is a mainstay in the south/west Tampa area. For over 100 years, Alessi's has been providing quality local products to those looking for bakery items. The selection alone is something to experience. Alessi's boasts a hot food area including made to order sandwiches and meals, deviled crab and empanadas as well as refrigerated sandwiches and salads. There is a room to the left of the hot food area to sit and enjoy your meal (if time permits) so you don't necessarily have to take it and go. This room was renovated and added on a few years back. Their cake selection is something to see, with meticulously decorated cakes in an array of colors and flavors. I also marvel at the individual cakes, tortes, tarts, and pastry whenever I am there. Alessi's takes orders for specialty cakes for events and some of their creations are displayed on top of he cold case in the middle of the store. The scachatta is yummy and a great for groups; I have bought many scachattas in the past while either hosting or contributing to a meal for a party or event. I have not seen this type of cold pizza available anywhere else in the Tampa area. I also like the selection of pastries and cookies offered. I adore the rainbow cookies and almond crescents. There is also a cold case with items like fudgy brownies and flan. There are BOGO offers every week (usually displayed on their marquee sign) so be sure to look out for those. On the times that I have been, the staff is lively and helpful. Be sure to check out this longstanding Tampa gem. Side note: I love that Alessi's branched out and packages their own products for retail, such as their salt and pepper shakers, pinenuts, ladyfinger cookies, etc. I always enjoy seeing their products in sale at stores or see their salt and pepper shakers on the tables and restaurants. In addition, I think it's awesome that the retail stores support local business. More...

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Jessica S.

18 January 2016

Hands down this is my favorite bakery in the Tampa Bay Area and a staple in the community. My mother has taken me here since I was a little girl. The scechada (I have no idea how to spell it) is the best in town and is the first to go at parties. This place is old Tampa. I live in the burg now but I don't cross the bridge with out stopping here. More...

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Kimberly P.

15 January 2016

I used to live right down the street from this place and frequented it often. They have really big, tasty breakfast sandwiches.  I always order their cafe con leche. They have a beautiful display and tons of baked goods. . So much to choose from. I, however do not have a sweet tooth but my boys love when I bring them here and let them each pick out a cookie... if your in the area, this place is definitely worth the stop. More...

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Tom E.

7 January 2016

I am tired of Crispy Creme, Dunkin Donuts and other mass produced chains for a taste of baked goods. The fact I'm even EATING a baked good only 7 days after a New Years resolution to get in shape again reminds me of how non-committed I am to that cause. The gym is too far, I'm fat and and happy and in Tampa helping my sister after her kidney transplant and it's stressful. So when things get stressful I eat.I found Alessi's on YELP and it sounded good. We were minutes away so I steered the ride over to get some sweets to go.I was greeted by this awesome angel named Carolyn who helped me navigate my way through the very large store. When I found out she has been there 43 years I wondered if she started right out of diapers. Every business should have more Carolyn's. The cafe looked fantastic but I didn't  want grub - I wanted fat bombs. I did taste the Tomatoe pie sample and it paled in comparison to Philly to Tomatoe pies. Her highly recommended cronut was AMAZING. The cinnamon roll was good. The cherry Danish - fair. The chocolate frosted cake donut  (with a hint of cinnamon) that my sister had was very good.Glad I Went there. Maybe I'll return before I leave town. Unless the diet kicks in. More...

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Matthieu K.

4 January 2016

I had a cronut.It was good ...Not really my kind of bakery, but everything looked delicious. Staff knew their stuff. Can't comment on soups nor sandwiches, only my cronut (which we agreed was tasty.)

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Pranam P.

30 December 2015

A quick in-and-out bakery for great dessert! In which everyone is usually here for the dessert though on the left side of the store there is a deli where you can get soups, sandwiches, pizza, and much more! Have had a few grab n go items, though the one that sticks out to me to rave about was the guava tart!! It was something torn out of heavens bakery.If you're looking for a quick fix and not sure if it's actual food or dessert, then I would suggest stopping by this South Tampa location! More...

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Brian M.

20 December 2015

Alessi's Bakery is located in South Tampa, slightly off from the beaten path, off Cypress, 3 blocks from Armenia, and features a great selection of Italian, Sicilian, and Latin cakes, cookies, donuts, pies, scachatta, pastries, baked goods, deli sandwiches, wraps, and various other desserts. Alessi's bakery makes delicious breakfast sandwiches with eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheese. For Lunch, I highly recommend their Philly cheese steak sub, corn beef sandwich, and cuban sandwich. For Dessert, they had special edition Star Wars cupcakes, Christmas cupcakes, a cool looking snowman cake, cherry cheesecake cups, toasted coconut cream pie, oreo cream pie, fruit cake, and various other mini single serving desserts. I had their flan and it was delicious.  Unfortunately, this place closes a bit too early during the week for me at 6PM so I rarely can make it in before closing. There is plenty of parking available in the private parking lot onsite. Decor is traditional, no frills.  Staff was friendly. Received my food and got rung up pretty quickly.  I usually visit on the weekends. If management could stay open another hour later, I'd visit more often during the week! More...

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Chantal

19 December 2015

The cake was beautiful and it tasted amazing.

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Kelly

13 December 2015

Fabulous and delicious cake!!! We did a smaller cake to cut and cupcakes for our guests! The display was beautiful and exactly how we envisioned it!!!

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Lisa Sherwood

13 December 2015

We loved our shark cake , you should post a pic it was amazing . The small raspberry wedding cake was amazing !!! Marilyn was worried about the flavor and it was the best cake I've ever had!!!!!! Customer for life

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Mike M.

9 December 2015

Something is going on here, and it isn't good news:  the taste has left some of the formerly-amazing goodies.Our two most recent purchases in the past weeks were really disappointing.  The pastries still look perfect and appetizing, and the goods are fresh, but things don't taste as they have in the past.  Different Items that were to have flavoring of blueberries or mascarpone cheese, apples or pineapple, and even those without fruit toppings or centers were just....tasteless.Alessi Bakery has been an institution in the area for a long time.  Let's hope they adjust back to the taste that we all have loved in the recent past! More...

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Monique Kimbrough-Middleton

9 December 2015

I had an cheese cake cup with my strawberry on top. Amazing melt in your mouth. You can't get any better then this!

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Krista

5 December 2015

Alessi's Bakery never fails!!!! Our December 5, 2015 wedding had the most beautiful cake thanks to Alessi's. The cake became a part of the reception decoration with its beauty. Alessi's even offers cake stand rental which added to the wonder of the cake. We ordered platters of Italian Wedding cookies which were delicious. Our guests stated that the cake was not like other wedding cakes they had tasted. The flavors of chocolate fudge with chocolate ganache filling, lemon cake with custard filling, and traditional white with cannoli filling were more like a gourmet dessert. Awesome job!!!! More...

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Natalie M.

27 November 2015

Been going here for years and my two favorite things to get here are their rainbow cookies and their "Italian pizza". Both are the best I ever had anywhere in the Tampa Bay Area. Everyone is really nice there and the place is clean for the most part. There is a hot selection as well that you can put up food. I also recommend the media noche sandwich from there. Good selection of sweet and savory items! More...

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Brenda C.

21 November 2015

Great cafe con leche, and breakfast sandwiches..especially the bacon.  Would have given 5 stars but the cashier was set on passing on her sour attitude.  Hope her day gets better.

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Mark M.

15 November 2015

Always good food. I stopped by there this morning and they were busy with special orders. I can deal with the delay. I cannot deal well with attitudes of the disengaged employees. Only one, but he made it unpleasant. I'll try then again on a different day. More...

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Angie

7 November 2015

The cake we ordered and received was beautiful! It was exactly what we asked for during the planning process the bakery was really great with helping us figure out all the details. Plus, the cake tasted amazing!!!

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Marlena D.

6 November 2015

We had our wedding cake made here and we will return to this bakery for all future cakes! Melissa was so fun to work with- we showed her a picture of a cake we had found and she made it even better! We also asked for "funfetti" cake but didn't realize that was a specific flavor- instead she suggested white cake with purple funfetti which was perfect! Matching cake pops were perfect too! Thank you Melissa More...

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Lauren

6 November 2015

We used Alessi Bakery because they were the baker that our venue had a contract with. At first, it was very stressful working with them as we were on a tight schedule and their times for scheduling tastings are extremely limited, so we never actually got to go in and sit down to do a tasting with anyone. Instead, we picked the samples up at the bakery and just emailed back and forth to pick our cake. Originally we were going to have pies as our desserts, and after trying 5 types of pies and not liking any of them, we decided to go with cake. Thankfully, we were able to easily pick a cake, and once that was done we had a much easier time working with Alessi. I was very pleasantly surprised on our wedding day when I saw how beautiful the cake was, and even more surprised when we had some of our cake and it tasted amazing.
At the end of the day, I'm thankful that we were able to pick up the samples we wanted to taste and bring them home, and I'm glad we decided to go with the cake because it ended up being very good.
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Ilka T.

26 October 2015

Came here for wedding cake tasting. I had no idea how many different types of food they sell not just desserts.I can only talk about there wedding cakes and it is good. The speciality fillings are so unique it was a hard decision to make. Ultimately for our wedding cake we went with them. The staff is professional, friendly, and proud of what they sell. Next time I'm in Tampa I will definitely stop by for lunch and get a little sweet treat to. :) More...

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Charles Galvin

26 October 2015

They did such an amazing job on our wedding cake!! It tasted amazing! More importantly everyone loved the detail and uniqueness of it!

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Jesse

24 October 2015

Melissa at Alessi did an amazing job with our cake and cupcake tower! She integrated our vision perfectly and even included a surprise design I wanted added for my husband on the cake! All of our guests had nothing but great things to say about the cupcakes and cake! More...

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Natali W.

20 October 2015

I visited Alessi today on a recommendation of a friend. I needed iced cookies for my kids class parties next week, and being new to the area I had no idea where to go. I walked in and this place is huge and smells delicious. There is so much going on, I didn't know where to start. They had a BOGO on Italian rainbow cookies. Those are my kryptonite.  I am a rainbow cookie snob, but I have to try them wherever I go because you do not always find them. They were delicious. My only complaint is that there was no chocolate on the bottom layer. That is a must in my book, but they were moist and almond-y and yummy. Next the black & white, another NY classic. Very moist, pretty good but not the best I've had. I would buy them again though. I found the prices to be very reasonable and the service is great. Next time I go back, I will try some of their savory options. More...

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Verana

18 October 2015

My daughter had a very specific cake in mind, based on the theme and color scheme of her recent wedding. We visited a number of bakeries in the Tampa Bay area, and had almost given up, until we went to Alessi's. Melissa was incredible!! She custom made an Egyptian pyramid themed cake, including the actual pyramid, made of cake, on top of the cake (which none of the bakeries were able to offer us) and Egyptian symbols which included a message from the bride and groom! Alessi's also rents their cake stands at a super reasonable price. Needless to say, the cake was as beautiful on the outside as it was tasteful on the inside - and the price point was perfect! More...

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Jonathan L.

12 October 2015

Went to Alessi's Bakery near the end of a 30 mile bike ride around brunch time. Man did a pressed Cuban Sandwich sound good... and it was. This place has a plentiful amount of various pastries/treats and more which I would like to come back and try! They have a pretty good-sized porch in which me and a group of 5 fellow bikers were able to hang out and eat (with shade). See you again! More...

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Victor G.

8 October 2015

Excellent, but not cheap as others have mentioned... but, sometimes you get what you pay for.  Ordered a 10" gluten free birthday cake, and it was ready on time, decorated beautifully, and tasty.  Cost about $45 out the door.Very friendly staff, wide selection of delicious looking baked goods on display to tempt you. More...

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Alyssa

3 October 2015

We purchased our wedding cake from Alessi's and could not have been more pleased. It turned out exactly how I had pictured it. The taste was AMAZING. We had people trying to steal pieces from other tables to get more. Overall very happy with both the look and quality of the cake! More...

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Jason B.

27 September 2015

Went for my first visit today. I got a French Napoleon and Key Lime pie. The Napoleon was great and the pie was fresh and great tasting as well. My fiance had flan and said it was good too. More...

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E. D.

26 September 2015

I have only had the cronuts, and they were so good that I can't imagine ordering anything else. My only critique is the price... I paid $12.87 for 4 cronuts. Ouch!!! More...

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Summer Schliechardt

26 September 2015

freshest pastries, awesome customer service all smiles, great cake decorators, family owned business who takes pride in customer satisfaction and great quality of food and pastries. The best italian bakery

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Todd W.

25 September 2015

While I was not born with a sweet tooth, even I'm always impressed by what Alessi Bakery has to offer.Our fearless leader, CM and "Mayor of Cleveland" Brett N. and I often debate quality vs. quantity as it relates to area restaurants. Alessi clearly features both, and there's great value to be had here as well. They often do BOGO on select bakery items, which was my cue to try a cronut for the first time ever and give the other one to a friend in the office.While I've never been asked to bring a cake to some special occasion, this would be the place for me to buy it when that happens.Lunch items are on the left as you walk inside the front door and everything I've had here has been delicious with one odd exception...the chicken salad. I'm a self-professed chicken salad snob and I must have caught them on an off day when I ordered that sandwich. Still, I never hesitate to stop at Alessi and am always impressed by the look of the store offerings and the attitude of the employees. More...

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Ashley R.

18 September 2015

Tried Alessi for the first time today.  What a beauty of a bakery.  Beautiful displays of cupcakes, treats, danishes, etc.  There are plenty of options for lunch and plenty of options of nice treats to take home.I had the regular Cuban sandwich, they also offer a hand carved option of meat in lieu of cold cuts, but the traditional was great and hearty in size!  Also had some mini desserts, mini eclair, cream puff and cannoli.  All very good! More...

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Natalie Miller

16 September 2015

My husband and I were married in June at the Rusty Pelican and our cake came from Alessi. It was absolutely beautiful...and even more important DELICIOUS! It was soooo easy, we made an appointment came in and were so excited to get the exact cake we wanted all included in our package! Our guest's loved it and everyone wanted to try all the different flavored layers. Thank you Alessi for helping make our day perfect and cake planning stress-free :) More...

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Katie Koenig

13 September 2015

We had our wedding on Sept 6th and our wedding cake was beyond our expectations! Not only was it beautiful but it was delicious as well! Thank you!!

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Margaret G.

8 September 2015

I came to Tampa to see my family for my birthday.  I usually stay with my nephew & his wife.  When my brother came for dinner & football Saturday night, he had purchased my birthday cake from Alessi......a Tiramisu cake.  OMG!!!  It was one of the best cakes I've ever had.  The entire family felt the same way.  Not only did we have it for dessert on Saturday, but for breakfast on Sunday.Thank you to Alessi for the great cake & my brother Mike for thinking of this for me.  Now it will be a usual at our table in Tampa! More...

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Katie

6 September 2015

Our cake was not only beautiful but delicious!! We were so impressed with how the cake came out!! Our guests raved about the flavor!

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Eli N.

1 September 2015

Reach back to your childhood.  Back to Charlotte's web when the rat Templeton was at the fair. This was a smorgasbord!  Friend and I were so confused.  We were surrounded by so many pasteries.  This was sensory overload!We took our time looking at everything and the selection was so varied from cupcakes to cannolis, flan, cookies.Customer service was impeccable.  Workers were so energetic and willing to help.  It must be the sugar in the air.  Everything tasted good to above average.  Cannoli was average.  Flan was meh, too eggy  for my tastes.  Tiramisu and cheese cupcake were very good, but not amazing.My take away is that this is a general bakery, jack of all trades.  They dabble in everything, but don't really have a specialty or standout.  In any case this was such an experience and we will be back to try more.  Maybe they do have something exceptional waiting, the possibilities seem endless. More...

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Jason L.