Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shoppe

236 Peffer St, Harrisburg
(717) 238-1999

Recent Reviews

LakotaRose Seha

Went there with my crew from work and the atmosphere is amazing the service is phenomenal. If I could give a higher rating i totally would.

Kara Mundy

Very friendly service, wide selection of cookies. We got one of each. I liked the wedding cookie, I would have been happy with a box of just those. I didn’t love the food, but my husband did. I don’t think it was bad, just not my personal preference. It was a nice little date spot.

keagan bair

Delicious pastries and an amazing chicken Parm sandwich. Very friendly staff, wonderful customer service.

Cheryl Carrera

Sauce tasted just like Mama's. Very friendly owner.Everything is homemadeDelicious! Pastries are beau tiful. Going back for homemade gelato.

Lin Linda

Tonight my hubby and I sat outside the Pastry shop for about an hour this evening and had a meaningful conversation while sipping on some fantastic Expresso!!

Unknown User

Amazing food & pastries. Highly recommend.


I'm a big critic of Italian food (coming from an Italian family in Boston), especially the sauce. It's hard to find authentic in a sea of corporations. The food is excellent. Reasonable prices. Nostalgic feel. How dare they?

Michael Tindell

Number 1 A phenomenal family very friendly and the food is top notch food always on point ??

Corrine Szekeres

They have great food…not just the pastries which are wonderful!!! Their homemade Italian meals are delicious!!!

Hershey M.

really a hidden gem in the middle of harrisburg. the breads and foods are made with quality. A lot of the food is not processed so you really get the home cooked feeling as opposed to the machinery of a restaurant. Note: the coffee here is pretty good as well.

James Penny

Awesome Italian Bakery and bread shoppe! If you have a chance to pop by for lunch, I highly recommend trying one of their enormous slices of pizza and possibly ending your meal with one of their decedent desserts. You can't go wrong with the tiramisu or a cannoli.

Andrew Z.

Wow! I'm glad I discovered this little restaurant! It is family owned and operated by the Alvaros from Calabria, Italy. Very authentic Italian cuisine. I had the garlic pasta, which was amazing! Check them out! You won't be sorry!


Amazing food and service. The Spaghetti oil and eggplant was ???

Naoko A.

Love the food and pastries. Good food good quality and price!!!! Highly recommend !!!!!!

Jessica S.

The bakery we were planning to go to was closed so we decided to try Alvaro instead because we saw they had cannolis. Very disappointed! The shells definitely were not fresh. Tasted old. They were also VERY rude about wearing masks. I said I don't wear one for health reasons. They told me to leave. Then lied about getting huge fines if they let anyone in the building without one.NOT true! We were at multiple restaurants in Harrisburg where people including staff didn't wear them. So refreshing! We will never go back to Alvaros.

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