Ferrara Bakery & Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 195 Grand St

    New York, NY 10013

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  • 212-226-6150

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All I see is complaints about this place. What did you expect? There are no more Italians in little Italy so why do you go to a tourist area where everything is mediocre and prices are through the roof and the service people could care less what you think of them because they'll never see you again. Fortunately for them they have millions of new first timers who come every day with expectations of seeing Don Corleone and eating authentic Italian food and wind up with empty pockets and the same unsatisfied feelings we have all had when we have been taken. If you must, take a nice stroll, eat a granita (lemon ice) and buy a little red pepper key chain and then go OUT of the area to enjoy a nice meal. Buon Apetito.

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★☆☆☆☆

All I see is complaints about this place. What did you expect? There are no more Italians in little Italy so why do you go to a tourist area where everything is mediocre and prices are through the roof and the service people could care less what you think of them because they'll never see you again. Fortunately for them they have millions of new first timers who come every day with expectations of seeing Don Corleone and eating authentic Italian food and wind up with empty pockets and the same unsatisfied feelings we have all had when we have been taken. If you must, take a nice stroll, eat a granita (lemon ice) and buy a little red pepper key chain and then go OUT of the area to enjoy a nice meal. Buon Apetito.

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I purchased an assorted cookie platter online and it was horrible!! The cookies had a wet, freezer taste. Not fresh. Just AWFUL!!! They probably have the platters stored in the freezer, then when orders come in they thaw them out and send them. The cookies were just disgusting!!! $32.50 worth of garbage!!! BUYER BEWARE..........

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★☆☆☆☆

I purchased an assorted cookie platter online and it was horrible!! The cookies had a wet, freezer taste. Not fresh. Just AWFUL!!! They probably have the platters stored in the freezer, then when orders come in they thaw them out and send them. The cookies were just disgusting!!! $32.50 worth of garbage!!! BUYER BEWARE..........

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nice, although prices are not justified. i don't think i'd go back. the wait and the pricing, makes it ultimately not worth my while.

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★★★☆☆

nice, although prices are not justified. i don't think i'd go back. the wait and the pricing, makes it ultimately not worth my while.

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Was in the neighborhood and I was craving a cannoli. I didn't want to sit down but instead decided to take out. I was waited on quickly and ordered a chocolate covered cannoli. I couldn't help but notice that the size of the cannoli was about 2/3 the size of the cannoli I purchase at my favorite NYC bakery, Veniero's and also more expensive. The cannoli itself was OK but unremarkable. Besides being a bit on the small side, the shell was more more like a biscuit than the crunchy shell I prefer. There were a few meager chocolate chips scattered at the ends of the cannoli. I think Ferrara's is probably a pleasant place to sit down and have an expresso and a pastry and probably has great appeal to tourists but this native New Yorker won't be rushing back.

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★★★☆☆

Was in the neighborhood and I was craving a cannoli. I didn't want to sit down but instead decided to take out. I was waited on quickly and ordered a chocolate covered cannoli. I couldn't help but notice that the size of the cannoli was about 2/3 the size of the cannoli I purchase at my favorite NYC bakery, Veniero's and also more expensive. The cannoli itself was OK but unremarkable. Besides being a bit on the small side, the shell was more more like a biscuit than the crunchy shell I prefer. There were a few meager chocolate chips scattered at the ends of the cannoli. I think Ferrara's is probably a pleasant place to sit down and have an expresso and a pastry and probably has great appeal to tourists but this native New Yorker won't be rushing back.

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I recently had my first trip to Ferraras!! I crave their pastries ever since then!! It was my daughters Birthday and the owner were there, They gave her a cake and everyone sang Happy Birthday to her!! We will be back!! Try the Lobster Tail!!! Delicious!!

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★★★★★

I recently had my first trip to Ferraras!! I crave their pastries ever since then!! It was my daughters Birthday and the owner were there, They gave her a cake and everyone sang Happy Birthday to her!! We will be back!! Try the Lobster Tail!!! Delicious!!

Pros: Best Pastries I've ever eaten!

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we got to go a piece of cheesecake, canolli's,and a fruit tarte..\r\nvery good wonder if they can ship cheesecakes out?

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★★★★☆

we got to go a piece of cheesecake, canolli's,and a fruit tarte..\r\nvery good wonder if they can ship cheesecakes out?

Pros: GOOd desserts

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This used to be THE spot for an after meal in little Italy.\r\nWhat happened???\r\nI understand that we went there late (11pm), but they were still open, so there were no excuses.\r\nThe place was busy but not packed. Even though they were plenty of tables for 4 empty, we were told to wait by a hostess with an attitude.\r\nAfter a couple of minutes we were seated, and a waiter pretty much threw the menus on the table without stopping.\r\nIt took a long time for our waiter to show up, and when it did, we couldnt help but noticing how dirty his uniform was, it looked like he had been wrestling on the floor with the other waiters, who looked equaly disheveled and dirty. His attitude wasn?t much better.\r\nAfter that it took him 3 trips to the kitchen and a 5 minute span to bring 4 desserts and 4 coffees?\r\nFor a pricey place, with the amount of history Ferrara has, my expectations were different. I'll guess it will be a while before we return\r\n

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★★★☆☆

This used to be THE spot for an after meal in little Italy.\r\nWhat happened???\r\nI understand that we went there late (11pm), but they were still open, so there were no excuses.\r\nThe place was busy but not packed. Even though they were plenty of tables for 4 empty, we were told to wait by a hostess with an attitude.\r\nAfter a couple of minutes we were seated, and a waiter pretty much threw the menus on the table without stopping.\r\nIt took a long time for our waiter to show up, and when it did, we couldnt help but noticing how dirty his uniform was, it looked like he had been wrestling on the floor with the other waiters, who looked equaly disheveled and dirty. His attitude wasn?t much better.\r\nAfter that it took him 3 trips to the kitchen and a 5 minute span to bring 4 desserts and 4 coffees?\r\nFor a pricey place, with the amount of history Ferrara has, my expectations were different. I'll guess it will be a while before we return\r\n

Pros: Food quality, decor, location

Cons: Server's/hostess attitude, dirty uniforms, ambiance

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Good desert and great location but usually very long line ups. It is expensive but is a well known touristy thing to do if you are a tourist - a NY experience but not worth it for a local.

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★★☆☆☆

Good desert and great location but usually very long line ups. It is expensive but is a well known touristy thing to do if you are a tourist - a NY experience but not worth it for a local.

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Absolutely awesome! Best pastry that i have had in a long time and reminds me of my childhood and when my family and i used to go to Italy for the summers. I would recommend Ferrara Bakery and cafe to anyone that is interested in the experience of the find foods and the history that this establishment has to offer. I recently rented out the room that they have to offer on the second floor for an office party and the staff besides being as courteous as they were worked well with my needs and tried to accommodate everything that I needed. The Cannoli?s, chocolate covered and regular are out of this world and I can never seem to get enough of them! The decor is beautiful and I feel that the staff compliments it nicely! After the many great experiences that I have had there, we chose to order my daughters sweet sixteen cake there and came out exactly the way we expected! The office staff and staff downstairs wanted to make sure that my experience with Ferrara was one that was memorable and I want to make sure that people know where to go when looking for the freshest pastries around!

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★★★★★

Absolutely awesome! Best pastry that i have had in a long time and reminds me of my childhood and when my family and i used to go to Italy for the summers. I would recommend Ferrara Bakery and cafe to anyone that is interested in the experience of the find foods and the history that this establishment has to offer. I recently rented out the room that they have to offer on the second floor for an office party and the staff besides being as courteous as they were worked well with my needs and tried to accommodate everything that I needed. The Cannoli?s, chocolate covered and regular are out of this world and I can never seem to get enough of them! The decor is beautiful and I feel that the staff compliments it nicely! After the many great experiences that I have had there, we chose to order my daughters sweet sixteen cake there and came out exactly the way we expected! The office staff and staff downstairs wanted to make sure that my experience with Ferrara was one that was memorable and I want to make sure that people know where to go when looking for the freshest pastries around!

Pros: great party room on the second floor, Great atmosphere and decor and excellent food

Cons: must find your own parking, and very crowded on a saturday night ( must mean its good!)

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Ferrara Bakery and Cafe has given my family and I great memories through the years. I think that it has come such a long way incorporating the very same traditions from years ago when I used to go when I was a child with my parents to today taking my family there after a dinner in Little Italy to enjoy some pastry, espresso or gelato. When going to Ferrara?s I always receive good service along with the excellent food and great atmosphere that they have to offer. From the second that you enter the establishment you are greeted with the fine aroma of the great pastry that is offered along with being treated as a very welcomed guest by the courteous staff. Some of our favorites that we cant live without, not only having one while we sit but taking a few home to enjoy the next week are the cannoli?s, lobster tails, tiramisu, and New York cheesecake that is out of this world. Even to my surprise it seems the prices have been slightly lowered during this hard time! I would suggest Ferrara Bakery and Cafe to anyone that is interested in experiencing the best of the best in food and service!

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★★★★★

Ferrara Bakery and Cafe has given my family and I great memories through the years. I think that it has come such a long way incorporating the very same traditions from years ago when I used to go when I was a child with my parents to today taking my family there after a dinner in Little Italy to enjoy some pastry, espresso or gelato. When going to Ferrara?s I always receive good service along with the excellent food and great atmosphere that they have to offer. From the second that you enter the establishment you are greeted with the fine aroma of the great pastry that is offered along with being treated as a very welcomed guest by the courteous staff. Some of our favorites that we cant live without, not only having one while we sit but taking a few home to enjoy the next week are the cannoli?s, lobster tails, tiramisu, and New York cheesecake that is out of this world. Even to my surprise it seems the prices have been slightly lowered during this hard time! I would suggest Ferrara Bakery and Cafe to anyone that is interested in experiencing the best of the best in food and service!

Pros: Ambience, Service, Fine Pastry

Cons: Parking

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Can't stand this place. My first experience coming to this place was so-so and I came in with my friends a couple nights ago because they wanted to try it and were greeted with snobbish, pretentious people- presumably the owners of the place. The staff was nice of course. We bought a variety of about 10 pastries from them and was utterly disappointed. They were stale and the flavors were mediocre. There are better patisseries! Don't be fooled with the nice decor.

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★☆☆☆☆

Can't stand this place. My first experience coming to this place was so-so and I came in with my friends a couple nights ago because they wanted to try it and were greeted with snobbish, pretentious people- presumably the owners of the place. The staff was nice of course. We bought a variety of about 10 pastries from them and was utterly disappointed. They were stale and the flavors were mediocre. There are better patisseries! Don't be fooled with the nice decor.

Pros: Nice Seating area, Clean

Cons: Rude owners, stale old pastries-not so fresh products,

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First i would like to disagree with the review where the gentleman stated that the Key lie ""pie"" was horrible. I have been going to Ferrara's for at least 20 years and i enjoy all their desserts in fact I think i know there menu by hard lol. Ferrara's doesn't even make a key lime pie maybe this gentleman went to La bella ferrara which many people go to thinking they went to Ferrara Bakery but these two pastry shops are NOT the same. I know because by mistake i went to Ferrara La Bella thinking i was at Ferrara Bakery and there pastries were horrible. Ferrara bakery makes a key lime *tart* which is great but not a pie.\n\nI love all their pastries and cakes but i must say my favorite item is their TIRAMISU.\tIt is the best tiramsiu ever! Everyone should try it !!!

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★★★★★

First i would like to disagree with the review where the gentleman stated that the Key lie ""pie"" was horrible. I have been going to Ferrara's for at least 20 years and i enjoy all their desserts in fact I think i know there menu by hard lol. Ferrara's doesn't even make a key lime pie maybe this gentleman went to La bella ferrara which many people go to thinking they went to Ferrara Bakery but these two pastry shops are NOT the same. I know because by mistake i went to Ferrara La Bella thinking i was at Ferrara Bakery and there pastries were horrible. Ferrara bakery makes a key lime *tart* which is great but not a pie.\n\nI love all their pastries and cakes but i must say my favorite item is their TIRAMISU.\tIt is the best tiramsiu ever! Everyone should try it !!!

Pros: the best TIRAMISU ever!!!

Cons: often gets confused with La bella Ferrara which is horrible.ferrara bakery has better quality

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I never wrote reviews in my life but the experience I had here was 'extraordinary' I feel obligated to inform other people. Me and my friend ordered gelato and key lime pie here and the gelato was okay, too sugary for my taste, but the key lime pie was too bad that both of us didn't want to touch it after the first bite. The texture was wrong, smell was wrong, and it didn't even taste like a normal tart. I talked to the manager and tried to be polite but he was only being defensive and not listening to me at all-saying ' oh, but did you try this before?' ' You're full, that's why it doesn't taste good' and just walked away. I am a desert maniac and I can eat the whole table after a meal if its that good, but the key lime pie was just plainly bad and weird. Not to mention that their attitude was terrible. They're on a good location, have a cute interior and decorations, but if you care about what you're eating, stay away from this place!

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★☆☆☆☆

I never wrote reviews in my life but the experience I had here was 'extraordinary' I feel obligated to inform other people. Me and my friend ordered gelato and key lime pie here and the gelato was okay, too sugary for my taste, but the key lime pie was too bad that both of us didn't want to touch it after the first bite. The texture was wrong, smell was wrong, and it didn't even taste like a normal tart. I talked to the manager and tried to be polite but he was only being defensive and not listening to me at all-saying ' oh, but did you try this before?' ' You're full, that's why it doesn't taste good' and just walked away. I am a desert maniac and I can eat the whole table after a meal if its that good, but the key lime pie was just plainly bad and weird. Not to mention that their attitude was terrible. They're on a good location, have a cute interior and decorations, but if you care about what you're eating, stay away from this place!

Pros: Nice looks overall

Cons: Bad pastries, terrible service

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Hands down, the BEST cheesecake I have ever had. So creamy, with a delicate crust and perfect sweet strawberries. I took some biscotti home and wasnt disappointed with that either! Great desserts, beautiful and unique pastries. Table service is fine, but the line at the counter is long and slow.

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★★★★★

Hands down, the BEST cheesecake I have ever had. So creamy, with a delicate crust and perfect sweet strawberries. I took some biscotti home and wasnt disappointed with that either! Great desserts, beautiful and unique pastries. Table service is fine, but the line at the counter is long and slow.

Pros: great history

Cons: boring dining room, bathrooms upstairs

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Everyone keeps saying it's so good there. So I finally went last Thursday night. The service girl was pretty rude and chewing her gum like a farm animal. The mini pastries wasn't that great as everyone amp it to be. I had much better pasteries & cookies at Veniero's. Also it's very pricey. I guess it's for the rent.

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★☆☆☆☆

Everyone keeps saying it's so good there. So I finally went last Thursday night. The service girl was pretty rude and chewing her gum like a farm animal. The mini pastries wasn't that great as everyone amp it to be. I had much better pasteries & cookies at Veniero's. Also it's very pricey. I guess it's for the rent.

Pros: Nice place and location

Cons: bad pastries,bad serivce and expensive

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Everything looked good. Service was good. My friend and I each tried one of the cakes. Though they were presented well, they were tasteless--almost like prepackaged supermarket varieties. It was very disappointing to both of us.To top it off, the bill (with tip) came to $34. For my half, I literally paid $17 for a piece of cake with a scoop of gelato, I was disgusted.I got a much better dessert at HK restaurant in Hell's Kitchen last week, and it was half the price. I'd never go back here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Everything looked good. Service was good. My friend and I each tried one of the cakes. Though they were presented well, they were tasteless--almost like prepackaged supermarket varieties. It was very disappointing to both of us.To top it off, the bill (with tip) came to $34. For my half, I literally paid $17 for a piece of cake with a scoop of gelato, I was disgusted.I got a much better dessert at HK restaurant in Hell's Kitchen last week, and it was half the price. I'd never go back here.

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Lobster tails are crispy with a wonderfull yellow cream filling, crispiest on a cool dry day. Not the best cannoli I have tasted the most authentic are found in the Bensonhurst, Brooklyn area similar to what you would find in Sicily. Coconut macaroons are delicious.

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★★★★☆

Lobster tails are crispy with a wonderfull yellow cream filling, crispiest on a cool dry day. Not the best cannoli I have tasted the most authentic are found in the Bensonhurst, Brooklyn area similar to what you would find in Sicily. Coconut macaroons are delicious.

Cons: Expensive

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This bakery has every baked good imaginable, except it was somewhat disappointing. I had an eclair which tasted fine but the texture of the filling and the puff pastry was dense and stale. My friends loved their cannoli, and lobster tail. Again, the filling and pastry taste fine but the texture seemed day-old. It seemed they froze the items and defrosted them but not long enough. The taste is there but who can enjoy a rock hard eclair. At least the baristas cranked out the boldest espresso outside of Italy. The take out line often winds out the door on the weekends, but cafe seating is plentiful.

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★★★☆☆

This bakery has every baked good imaginable, except it was somewhat disappointing. I had an eclair which tasted fine but the texture of the filling and the puff pastry was dense and stale. My friends loved their cannoli, and lobster tail. Again, the filling and pastry taste fine but the texture seemed day-old. It seemed they froze the items and defrosted them but not long enough. The taste is there but who can enjoy a rock hard eclair. At least the baristas cranked out the boldest espresso outside of Italy. The take out line often winds out the door on the weekends, but cafe seating is plentiful.

Pros: Espresso

Cons: Slow service on weekends, stale pastry?

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Stopped off here for cheesecake and hot chocolate and it was well worth it. Great atmosphere, good service and beautiful food and drinks.

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★★★★★

Stopped off here for cheesecake and hot chocolate and it was well worth it. Great atmosphere, good service and beautiful food and drinks.

Pros: Cakes and hot choc

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Ferrara's is my absolute favorite place to go for italian desserts. Above all, I love their tiramisu. It has the most perfectly balanced flavors, and it has never been anything but excellent. Another favorite of mine is the chocolate truffle cake, which is VERY rich, but if you love dark chocolate, it is absolutely fabulous. The cake is less like cake & more like a chunk of rich, velvety chocolate and it is amazing. Their cheesecake is also something I highly recommend. I have taken many many friends to Ferrara's & they have never been disappointed by either the food or the drinks. The service there is fairly good, and I have never had any problems there at all. Sometimes there is a long line to get seated (sometimes the line is longer for take-out) & it will stretch outside & down the block a little ways. That only tends to happen on weekends during holiday times when a lot of tourists are in the city. So it might not be the best thing to do if you're short on time, but otherwise, it's worth it!

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★★★★★

Ferrara's is my absolute favorite place to go for italian desserts. Above all, I love their tiramisu. It has the most perfectly balanced flavors, and it has never been anything but excellent. Another favorite of mine is the chocolate truffle cake, which is VERY rich, but if you love dark chocolate, it is absolutely fabulous. The cake is less like cake & more like a chunk of rich, velvety chocolate and it is amazing. Their cheesecake is also something I highly recommend. I have taken many many friends to Ferrara's & they have never been disappointed by either the food or the drinks. The service there is fairly good, and I have never had any problems there at all. Sometimes there is a long line to get seated (sometimes the line is longer for take-out) & it will stretch outside & down the block a little ways. That only tends to happen on weekends during holiday times when a lot of tourists are in the city. So it might not be the best thing to do if you're short on time, but otherwise, it's worth it!

Pros: just about everything

Cons: a little on the expensive side, but that's new york for ya

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A huge selection of great desserts! Everything I tasted was delicious! The atmosphere was nice and everthing was immaculate.
Would definitely reccomend to anyone!

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★★★★★

A huge selection of great desserts! Everything I tasted was delicious! The atmosphere was nice and everthing was immaculate.
Would definitely reccomend to anyone!

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we stopped by on saturday to get out of the ugly weather. the place was pretty big and looked a lot like veneiros (or any other italian bakery), with mirrored walls, fake marble-inset tables, & dark wooden furniture. theres also a loooong refrigerated glass cabinet in the front filled with cakes, cookies, tarts, and whatever artery-clogging sweet that you may desire.\r\n\r\nwe opted to split the plate of 3 mini-pastries (your choice, $6.95). we chose the eclair, cannoli, and sfogiatella. im actually not a fan of italian pastries since they tend to be cold and sort of dry, but i think that these were above average. the cannoli filling was not too sweet and the shell was thin and crispy. the eclair filling was smooth and creamy. the sfogiatella pastry was flaky, but the proportion of shell to filling was too high.\r\n\r\ni also ordered the house coffee (~$3). it came in a bulb dispenser and was piping hot. the coffee was great strong and not burnt or bitter. my friend that had the double espresso seemed to like her drink a lot as well.\r\n\r\nservice is decent. our waiter was slightly condescending (maybe because he thought we were tourists like the majority of their patrons), but he did what we asked so no real complaints there.

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★★★★☆

we stopped by on saturday to get out of the ugly weather. the place was pretty big and looked a lot like veneiros (or any other italian bakery), with mirrored walls, fake marble-inset tables, & dark wooden furniture. theres also a loooong refrigerated glass cabinet in the front filled with cakes, cookies, tarts, and whatever artery-clogging sweet that you may desire.\r\n\r\nwe opted to split the plate of 3 mini-pastries (your choice, $6.95). we chose the eclair, cannoli, and sfogiatella. im actually not a fan of italian pastries since they tend to be cold and sort of dry, but i think that these were above average. the cannoli filling was not too sweet and the shell was thin and crispy. the eclair filling was smooth and creamy. the sfogiatella pastry was flaky, but the proportion of shell to filling was too high.\r\n\r\ni also ordered the house coffee (~$3). it came in a bulb dispenser and was piping hot. the coffee was great strong and not burnt or bitter. my friend that had the double espresso seemed to like her drink a lot as well.\r\n\r\nservice is decent. our waiter was slightly condescending (maybe because he thought we were tourists like the majority of their patrons), but he did what we asked so no real complaints there.

Pros: coffee, cannoli, glass display case filled with food

Cons: condescending waitstaff

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This place is really popular in Little Italy as well as Chinatown itself. It's so popular that you have to wait for something as small as a pastry or a cake or ice cream or coffee. But, if it's the atmosphere that you're into checking out, this is definitely one of the spots you should go to. It's very nice and has a huge billboard outside that makes it look like a fancy restaurant rather than a bakery.

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★★★★☆

This place is really popular in Little Italy as well as Chinatown itself. It's so popular that you have to wait for something as small as a pastry or a cake or ice cream or coffee. But, if it's the atmosphere that you're into checking out, this is definitely one of the spots you should go to. It's very nice and has a huge billboard outside that makes it look like a fancy restaurant rather than a bakery.

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I've been buying cannoli's and cheesecake from Ferrara's for years- they are the best- not too sweet and not too cheap, but, worth every pennie. On a recent trip, my boyfriend bought 4 cheesecakes to share with family and friends because the 2 we bought there a few months ago went so fast! We've had lunch there and enjoyed the pannini's and cappuccino. While I can agree the place has become a ""tourist trap,"" it's because they are consistent in the high quality of their food and they've been in the same place for decades. The service may not always be as good as some of the other Little Italy restaurants, but, it's a place people go to relax and have coffee and dessert, not for a 4-star meal. We like to go Sunday morning or afternoon when it's not as crowded as Saturday night. We live in Baltimore where we have our own ""Little Italy"" with a very nice pastry shop called Vaccaros- but, every few months we travel to NYC because the cannoli's and NY cheesecake at Ferrara's are exceptional.

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★★★★★

I've been buying cannoli's and cheesecake from Ferrara's for years- they are the best- not too sweet and not too cheap, but, worth every pennie. On a recent trip, my boyfriend bought 4 cheesecakes to share with family and friends because the 2 we bought there a few months ago went so fast! We've had lunch there and enjoyed the pannini's and cappuccino. While I can agree the place has become a ""tourist trap,"" it's because they are consistent in the high quality of their food and they've been in the same place for decades. The service may not always be as good as some of the other Little Italy restaurants, but, it's a place people go to relax and have coffee and dessert, not for a 4-star meal. We like to go Sunday morning or afternoon when it's not as crowded as Saturday night. We live in Baltimore where we have our own ""Little Italy"" with a very nice pastry shop called Vaccaros- but, every few months we travel to NYC because the cannoli's and NY cheesecake at Ferrara's are exceptional.

Pros: exceptional pastries, fresh, consistently high quality

Cons: slow service on weekend evenings

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Ferrara Bakery & Cafe is a good place to go for dessert after dinner in Chinatown or Little Italy. Expect to wait for a table when the cafe is busy and don't expect great service. I like the eclairs, cannolis, bavarian cream puffs, fruit tarts, and gelato. They have a smaller midtown location, but they don't bake pastries there.

PROS: eclairs, cannolis, bavarian cream puffs, fruit tarts, gelato
CONS: service, wait

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★★★★☆

Ferrara Bakery & Cafe is a good place to go for dessert after dinner in Chinatown or Little Italy. Expect to wait for a table when the cafe is busy and don't expect great service. I like the eclairs, cannolis, bavarian cream puffs, fruit tarts, and gelato. They have a smaller midtown location, but they don't bake pastries there.

PROS: eclairs, cannolis, bavarian cream puffs, fruit tarts, gelato
CONS: service, wait

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Everyone loves Ferrara's, so much so, that you should be prepared to wait if you'd like to be seated. If you just want to pick up a bunch of cookies & pastries to go, there's a separate line for that. Ferrara's even serves gelato out front of it's storefront and has benches for you to sit. If you enjoy Italian pastries, this is the place for you; if you're looking for a slice of apple pie or chocolate cake, look elsewhere, though their Death by Chocolate is so rich, you won't be able to finish it. I did have to ask my server 3 times for a glass of water and things were slow in coming, but I guess if you are a fan, you'll overlook it.

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★★★★☆

Everyone loves Ferrara's, so much so, that you should be prepared to wait if you'd like to be seated. If you just want to pick up a bunch of cookies & pastries to go, there's a separate line for that. Ferrara's even serves gelato out front of it's storefront and has benches for you to sit. If you enjoy Italian pastries, this is the place for you; if you're looking for a slice of apple pie or chocolate cake, look elsewhere, though their Death by Chocolate is so rich, you won't be able to finish it. I did have to ask my server 3 times for a glass of water and things were slow in coming, but I guess if you are a fan, you'll overlook it.

Pros: Good desserts

Cons: Lines, Waitstaff

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I've loved everything I've had here. The cheesecake, the eclairs, the cannolis...it's definitely a great place to go after enjoying a meal at another Little Italy restaurant. Highly, highly recommended. The service is slightly sub par but very worth it. Really delish.

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★★★★★

I've loved everything I've had here. The cheesecake, the eclairs, the cannolis...it's definitely a great place to go after enjoying a meal at another Little Italy restaurant. Highly, highly recommended. The service is slightly sub par but very worth it. Really delish.

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Well... my review was initially 500 words long, but I am only allowed 150. So I am going to keep it short. I would compare our waiter to an extremley annoyed dybbuk chained to his job pretending to like it... he was being diplomatically rude, if you know what I mean. The self proclaimed manager was just the same, so to avoid going down to her level I just told her that she was right and I was wrong (wait... isn't that supposed to be her line?). Maybe they were just annoyed that five Asian ladies had come on the day after Thanksgiving and make them work... or maybe we were stinky... sniff sniff... i think I smell fine :)

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★☆☆☆☆

Well... my review was initially 500 words long, but I am only allowed 150. So I am going to keep it short. I would compare our waiter to an extremley annoyed dybbuk chained to his job pretending to like it... he was being diplomatically rude, if you know what I mean. The self proclaimed manager was just the same, so to avoid going down to her level I just told her that she was right and I was wrong (wait... isn't that supposed to be her line?). Maybe they were just annoyed that five Asian ladies had come on the day after Thanksgiving and make them work... or maybe we were stinky... sniff sniff... i think I smell fine :)

Pros: pastries

Cons: Questionable Service, Questionable Manager, Bad waiter

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Go to Ferrara's after a big meal or for a nice snack. Located in the heart of the Little Italy area, it attract hordes of people every week. Make sure you can beat the lines so you get the freshest items available. Highly recommended for folks who ache for seats and have a sweet tooth like no other.

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★★★★☆

Go to Ferrara's after a big meal or for a nice snack. Located in the heart of the Little Italy area, it attract hordes of people every week. Make sure you can beat the lines so you get the freshest items available. Highly recommended for folks who ache for seats and have a sweet tooth like no other.

Pros: Desserts, Service

Cons: Crowded

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Went thinking I would find ""real, authentic"" Italian pastry's. Brought my Italian husband, but very dissappointed. Pricey, poor service and looked like a tourist trap. Next time I'm in town I'll find better! They've fallen into getting the tourist dollars.

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★★★☆☆

Went thinking I would find ""real, authentic"" Italian pastry's. Brought my Italian husband, but very dissappointed. Pricey, poor service and looked like a tourist trap. Next time I'm in town I'll find better! They've fallen into getting the tourist dollars.

Pros: Location

Cons: pricey, busy, non-authentic

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Excellent bavarian mignon cream puffs. The napoleons, and rainbow cookies are pretty good too. The eclairs are so-so as are some of the pastries such as the chocolate mousse that look much better than they taste. The gelato was good one visit but tasted watered down the next. If you're eating at the cafe inside, the service is variable. Some servers are pleasant enough but some others seem to be unhappy to be at work to put it mildly.

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★★★★☆

Excellent bavarian mignon cream puffs. The napoleons, and rainbow cookies are pretty good too. The eclairs are so-so as are some of the pastries such as the chocolate mousse that look much better than they taste. The gelato was good one visit but tasted watered down the next. If you're eating at the cafe inside, the service is variable. Some servers are pleasant enough but some others seem to be unhappy to be at work to put it mildly.

Pros: Good pastries, Big selection

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over-rated, use to be good 15-20 yrs. ago. desserts are so so tasting & a little pricey. canoli good, but other selections either too sweet, too much creme or too much pastry. uncomfortable seating. busy cuz it's popular. SUM IT: i'd suggest the other 'ferrara's around the corner with better pastries & italian ices. this ferrara's is too touristy for me.

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★★★★☆

over-rated, use to be good 15-20 yrs. ago. desserts are so so tasting & a little pricey. canoli good, but other selections either too sweet, too much creme or too much pastry. uncomfortable seating. busy cuz it's popular. SUM IT: i'd suggest the other 'ferrara's around the corner with better pastries & italian ices. this ferrara's is too touristy for me.

Pros: location

Cons: so so desserts, noisy, parking

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Lovely restaurant, we had a late lunch of veal-stuffed manicotti which was extremely tasty. The ricotta cream-filled cannoli is SO delicious I am still dreaming about it! Endless dessert menu, not a huge variety of savouries but I think anything you ordered would be delicious. We loved this place & will definitely visit next time we are in NY.

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★★★★☆

Lovely restaurant, we had a late lunch of veal-stuffed manicotti which was extremely tasty. The ricotta cream-filled cannoli is SO delicious I am still dreaming about it! Endless dessert menu, not a huge variety of savouries but I think anything you ordered would be delicious. We loved this place & will definitely visit next time we are in NY.

Pros: Delicious food, Fun location

Cons: Service a bit slow

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had to have the canneolis. the chocolate ones are good too.\n\ntry the guava sorbet the next time you're there. just make sure it's not melting.

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★★★★★

had to have the canneolis. the chocolate ones are good too.\n\ntry the guava sorbet the next time you're there. just make sure it's not melting.

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What can you say, it's a pastry lover's dream. The pastries are prepared with much care and the cream could'nt be better. I highly recommend bringing visitors here as they will be impressed. Try the tarts, mousses, and ofcourse, the canolis!!!

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★★★★★

What can you say, it's a pastry lover's dream. The pastries are prepared with much care and the cream could'nt be better. I highly recommend bringing visitors here as they will be impressed. Try the tarts, mousses, and ofcourse, the canolis!!!

Pros: Delicious

Cons: Short wait

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Every Christmas my father used to drive from Long Island to get pastries from Ferrara's. Now, when I visit NYC I never miss a chance to go back. The cannoli is superb. So's the tiramasu. The rum balls melt in your mouth. And the cookies with the pine nuts can't be beat. Go to Lombardi's for pizza and Ferrara's for dessert and you won't be disappointed. I hear Ferrara's has opened a branch on Broadway but haven't tried it yet. If it's as good as the original, it will be a real treat.

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★★★★★

Every Christmas my father used to drive from Long Island to get pastries from Ferrara's. Now, when I visit NYC I never miss a chance to go back. The cannoli is superb. So's the tiramasu. The rum balls melt in your mouth. And the cookies with the pine nuts can't be beat. Go to Lombardi's for pizza and Ferrara's for dessert and you won't be disappointed. I hear Ferrara's has opened a branch on Broadway but haven't tried it yet. If it's as good as the original, it will be a real treat.

Pros: authentic, delicious, consistent

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If you have a sweet tooth or want a great cup of joe, then this is the place to go! The dessert list goes on and on. Nothing to dissapoint on the menu.\nIn the summer months gelato is available too.

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★★★★★

If you have a sweet tooth or want a great cup of joe, then this is the place to go! The dessert list goes on and on. Nothing to dissapoint on the menu.\nIn the summer months gelato is available too.

Pros: great dessert, ship anywhere

Cons: rest of menu lacking, location

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The orginal owners must be turing over in their respective graves. THe service and staff was simply terrible!! The pastries tasted like they had been in the showcase for trwo weeks and the coffee was the last straw, it tasted a little better than it smelled. We did however find a delicious bakery off of Canal st and Mulberry the next called La Bellla Ferrera, no relation and it was La Bella. The staff was friendly and service was great. The cakes and dessert was unreal, probably the best I have ever had. I spoke with the owner and told him to sell his stuff to Ferrerra the might do better, he laughed but didn't have anything bad to say about them, I sure do and La bella prices were even better.

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★☆☆☆☆

The orginal owners must be turing over in their respective graves. THe service and staff was simply terrible!! The pastries tasted like they had been in the showcase for trwo weeks and the coffee was the last straw, it tasted a little better than it smelled. We did however find a delicious bakery off of Canal st and Mulberry the next called La Bellla Ferrera, no relation and it was La Bella. The staff was friendly and service was great. The cakes and dessert was unreal, probably the best I have ever had. I spoke with the owner and told him to sell his stuff to Ferrerra the might do better, he laughed but didn't have anything bad to say about them, I sure do and La bella prices were even better.

 

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