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37

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in Business

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About us Villabate has and always will be a family owned and run business. It is named after the Sicilian town of Villabate which is home to this talented family that has operated this pasticceria since 1980. For generations the Alaimo family has been creating the finest in Sicilian pastries, cakes, cookies and breads. It all started in the small town of Villabate in the northern region of the island of Sicily. After years of working in the country they call home, Father and Son followed their dreams of bringing the best in Italian baking to the people. That dream brought them to Brooklyn, NY where their pride and dedication shone through in the quality of baked goods that came out of Villabate Bakery. To this day they remain true to their Italian roots and traditional recipes by only using the best quality ingredients and offering only the freshest products to their loyal consumers. After almost 30 years of producing some of NY's finest in Italian baked goods, Villabate merged with the famous Alba Pastry Shop. In the spirit of reputation and honor, it was Mr. Alba's dying wish that they continue to deliver the same quality and freshness their customers have come to depend on. Today, Villabate-Alba continues to be family run and continues to bring a piece of Sicily to Brooklyn. Once you step foot into Villbate-Alba you can't help but be overwhelmed by the incredible artwork that are our pasties and the incredible authenticity of everything you find our store. All of our goods are made all natural, with imported ingredients and made fresh daily. We offer one of the widest selections of Italian specialties year-round and for the holidays. We do nothing more but aim to please our customers with high quality ingredients and pastries and cakes made to be not only pleasing to the taste buds but incredible to the eye.
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Phone: (718) 232-2122

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Payment method:
all major credit cards
Neighborhoods:
Southwestern Brooklyn, Bensonhurst
Categories:
Bakeries, Restaurants
Other Information:

Bike Parking: Yes

Wi-Fi: No

Parking: Street

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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ACJOE
02/23/2009Provided by Citysearch - 
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NONE BETTER

IT IS UNFORTUNATE FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE THERE EXISTS AN ALL AROUND BETTER PASTRY SHOPIN BROOKLYN. THEY WILL SPEND THE REST OF THEIR LIVES TRYING TO FIND ONE AS COMPLETE AS VILLABATE. MERCHANDISING,DISPLAY, QUALITY, SELECTION AND AUTHENTICITY ARE ALL COVERED.SURE, THERE ARE DIFFERENT PASTRY SHOPS THAT MIGHT HAVE 1 OR 2 SPECIFIC ITEMS THAT ARE EXCELLENT, BUT NOT THE WHOLE PACKAGE. WHEN YOU ENTER VILLABATE, IT HAS IT ALL. BREADS, PASTRY, CAKES, WEDDING AND PARTY CAKES,GELATI, ESPRESSO...view more,CASSATA. IT IS SIMPLY A WELL RUN BUSINESS FROM THE PRODUCTION END. \r
YES, I WILL AGREE THE SERVICE IS RUDE AT BEST. ARROGANT IS MORE LIKE IT.\r
TO EXPLAIN HOW ARROGANT..I TRAVELED FROM ATLANTIC CITY EVERY WEEK FOR 20 YEARS TO GET2 ITALIAN CHEESE CAKES EACH WEEK FOR MY BUSINESS. THEY STILL DON'T CARE TO KNOW MY NAME.. NEVER SAY ...HI! OR EVEN ASK.. HOW WAS THE TRIP... 5 HOURS BACK AND FORTH. \r
I NO LONGER SHOP THEIR I PUT UP WITH ALL THE RUDENESS FOR 20 YEARS. I STOPPED THIS YEAR. I DONT DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE THAT. ONCE AGAIN, THEY PRODUCE A GREAT PRODUCT, THE FRONT SERVICE AREA IS A DISASTER. EVEN IN THE NEW STORE.
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TellULikeItIs62
04/02/2008Provided by Citysearch - 
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Overrated and Overhyped Dump

I totally agree with the reviewer who called this place horrible! The cake, cookies, pastries and bread too are AWFUL! Ricotta flown in from Italy my buttocks! There is no way they have it flown in specially for them. Common sense tells you the cost would be prohibitive. Sub- par ingredients and a lack of artistry and imagination abound here. Don't waste your time and instead head over to a REAL gem where all the products are presented with true style and substance- It's called Tas...view morety Pastry Shop and it's located on 13th Avenue and 82nd Street. I will never go back to this bogus bakery where the people are rude and they lie to your face. My wife and I stood on a long line that stretched around the corner this Easter expecting to receive fresh and palatable pastries and cookies. What an embarassment! Take my advice, stay far away!view less

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liznyc85
10/16/2007Provided by Citysearch - 
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The BEST Pastry Shop in Brooklyn

I don't know what pastry shop the person who gave the previous review saying Villabate is bad was at, but it sure wasn't Villabate. My family has been going there for years and never had a bad piece of cake or pastry from there....even the stroffoli for Christmas is great. \r
I sent cookies from there to my son when he was in Iraq for a year and he shared them with all his buddies. And recently when that same son (he's home now) got married I served them to his out of town in laws
...view morewho are now looking for me to ship them pignoli cookies and all the other goodies to them. If you go on line and google Villabate you come up with reviews from different people and an article called the Best Cannoli in NYC and another one ""take the D train to the best bakery"". All of these people can't be wrong. I suggest you go back and try again.view less

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debh456
03/24/2007Provided by Citysearch - 
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NEVER AGAIN.

This bakery is an over-rated dump with really bad desserts. The cakes are made with truly sub-standard ingredients and the breads are tasteless and bland. The texture of the bread is very unappealing and they sell some of the worst Italian pastries I have ever had in my life. I dont know who gave the previous review but it is totally without truth or merit.\r
I also discovered an insect in my cannoli which turned me off bigtime. The place looks very dirty to me and I would
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cafecritic
12/05/2005Provided by Citysearch - 
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BEST CANNOLI IN THE USA!!!

This is probably one of the best Italian pastry shops in the USA. Everything is alway fresh and delicious. No one in Manhattan can come close to their quality. Italian cheesecake, Cassata Al Forno and pastries you never saw in other bakeries are great. There baba rum is filled to order with yellow custard or cannoli cream as you wait. Great cookies also and the best cannoli you ever tasted!! Shells are thin and crispy, cream is the best I have ever tasted in the U.S. or Canada.\r
...view more Brick oven crispy bread adds to the attraction. Whoever wrote the review saying they use bad ingredients should keep going to the supermarket for there breads and cakes they DO NOT know what they are talking about! The ricotta is flown in from Palermo, Sicily on a regular basis. I spent many years in the specialty foods business and I and many people I know that are from Italy will tell you there products are the best anywhere and I have tasted them from many locations.\r
I must add that the new bakery is NOW OPEN ( Corner 70th St. & 18th Ave.) with beautiful fixtures imported from Italy.\r
In answer to the person that has mentioned in their review that the ricotta cannot be from Sicily I must make mention that I know for a fact that a number of distributors fly ricotta in from different parts of Italy on a regular basis and YES IT IS COST EFFECTIVE! I know because I have purchased FRESH RICOTTA FROM ITALY on several occasions from different cheese shops in New York & Philadelphia.
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