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HOME OF THE ITALIAN RUM CAKE!

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HOME OF THE ITALIAN RUM CAKE

General Info
an Francisco is world-famous for a number of reasons, but one of them is certainly the stunning quality and variety of food available in this city. Standing front and center in providing dishes that are by turns delightful and exquisite is Dianda’s Italian American Pastry. At Dianda’s Italian American Pastry, all of our products are baked fresh daily on our premises, using the finest ingredients. With two locations feeding you seven days a week, there’s never a bad time to pay us a visit. Come on by and bring your appetite. We look forward to putting a pastry in your mouth and a smile on your face!
Hours

Regular Hours

Services/Products
Candies Cookies Pastries
Brands
Candies
Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa, cash
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Southeast San Francisco, Mission District
Categories
Wedding Cakes & Pastries, Bakeries, Wedding Supplies & Services, Bakers Equipment & Supplies, Wholesale Bakeries, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants, Food Processing Equipment & Supplies
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Specialties: American, Italian

Price Range : Average

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Joe B.

01/12/2017

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Great cakes and other baked goodies. They put on the needed effort and attention to provide the best possible products for their clients.

Rene E.

01/06/2017

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Growing up in San Francisco meant that my birthday cakes always came from Dianda's. I recalled their cakes tasted so unbelievably delicious back in the 1970s. In 2008, I took my oldest daughter to San Francisco to celebrate her 16th birthday. We strolled into Dianda's, and it was as if nothing had changed in 30 years. Their pastries were the only boyhood food I ate that tasted as good as I recalled. Pizzaries I frequented lost their edge. Mexican restaurants weren't the same any longer. Dianda's has stood the test of time. I returned again in 2016 with my father and brother. Once again, their pastries did not disappoint. I don't know how they do it, but they have stood the test of time in a part of San Francisco that has largely fallen into disarray.

Lisa P.

11/07/2016

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This cake shop met and even exceeded my expectations. I was so happy with the customized cake I got. My family loved it too I can say.

Jerry E.

07/31/2015

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One thing I've noticed about this bakery is that they are good at assisting customers on what bread they should buy. Really great marketing strategies.

Beatris G.

07/16/2015

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It is my passion to bake, that's why I was so glad to meet the people here who share the same passion as mine. Good luck to you all!

Gladys R.

07/07/2015

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What I love the most about this bakery shop is the level of customer service they give to every customer, regardless of whether you buy just a few or in bulk. Really appreciate that.

jerard silver

08/24/2011

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Fantastic

Fresh bread and fresh baked goods who could ask for more!! It always smells like my house growing up when my grandmother would bake fresh every weekend and that?s why I keep going back.. a little reminder of home is always good for the soul.

peterbrucephoto

09/14/2010

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Best cakes by Peter Bruce Photo

I am not normally a cake person.But these guys do it the best
cheers Peter Bruce

ValMolina

02/19/2009

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Not a reviewer....but good stuff

Over years, have eaten 'taste treats' from this establishment not replicated elsewhere. A coworker brings in on very special occasions, goodies from Dianda, and we all LOVE and appreciate it> Always good. Never disappointed

lopaka59

11/17/2008

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Dianda's Italian-American Pastry~San Francisco, Mission District

First time I was fortunate enough to taste the Delights of Diandas, was at My daughters' wedding,In San Franciso, Mission District, in July~~needless to say, the Wonderful Taste of the Almond Torte, blew Me away, the next day, I walked to Diandas and had them ship a torte to My girlfriend in Minden, NV.....She raved about it and I had to promise to send her another for the Holidays!~~~to add to that, I am ordering 2 tortes to send to My sister, in Montana, where I will be spending the Thanksgiving Holiday, and thus will be able to savor the Almond Torte, once again!~~~This Bakery deserves, More than A Five Star Rating!~~~I wish they had a store in Portland, Oregon, where I live!

pierrettel1

05/17/2008

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great quality at reasonable prices

This bakery is one of the best in SF (besides Victoria in North Beach.) I looove their St honore. I like it for the quality of their products, as well as their prices. Too many bakeries over charge under the pretence of being ""quality"" outlets. I am French, and really get frustrated seeing bakers charging an arm and a leg for cakes. This is definitely a winner. When I want a good cake at a reasonable price, I drive to Dianda's. Do yourself a favor and try it :-)

pierre_de_plume

11/16/2005

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To Die For

This is the kind of bakery dreams are made of. Now that I live in the Midwest, I can only fantasize about true Italian pastries. Try the St. Honore Cake - it's the rum that defines it - or the almond torte, fedora (rum-soaked), chocolate/cream ""mushroom"" puff pastry, or simple rum custard cups. If you long for an exquisitely prepared Italian pastry - and maybe even a brief moment of old-fashioned Italian mothering - drop by. Around the holidays, it's best to order cakes in advance.

ron_faur

09/24/2005

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Cakes the way they should be

This is one the only places in SF where you can find a good cake these days.
The cakes are simply the best, you can't go wrong with any of their flavors, the best part is that you can get 4 different slices of cakes (which can feed probably 6-8 people) for $3 each, and you got a full size cake

kimchimofo

02/17/2005

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Italian Delicacies in that part of town?

What is an Italian Bakery doing in the Mission? I'll tell you, making some of the best pastries and cakes in the City. Try finding a better almond ring anywhere else ... I dare you.

Just about anything in the case that looks good is at least 3 times as good as it looks at half the price you'd expect, and you better buy two of them. I don't like the cookies as much as the pastries, but maybe they just need a good cup of espresso or milk to go along with them. Or maybe it's just that the pastries are so good here that nothing else will do.

Put it this way, if I buy 5 pastries here, I'll have eaten them within an hour. The best thing??? Some of the flaky pastries have just a hint of citrus in them. Masterful touch!

maggie

05/28/2004

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Yum Yum

I moved away from the Bay Area in 1999 and still miss Dianda's pastries ...especially the almond torte and pannatone. When I return to visit I make a stop to load up on goodies. The almond torte freezes well and makes as good a dessert as it does breakfast treat. Toasted pannatone with real butter is a treat anytime - breakfast, with sliced fruite (especially berries) for dessert or just a slice by itself with a cup of tea! YOW. Don't complain about this place ... it is what it is and I love it just the way it is!!

ymz1014

12/19/2002

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Rum cakes

One you try their rum cake you never be able to enjoy one from any other bakery ever again! My family has been buying rum cakes, chocolate rum cakes (mmmmmm!), and St. Honore cakes for all our special occasions, (Weddings, anniversaries, funerals, birthdays, etc.) for over 20 years, and have never been disappointed. For every occasion I contemplate going somewhere else, trying something new, but thankfully always come back to my senses! The prices are great also. I got a wedding cake for a 50th aniversary, 3 tiers, for $75.00. The staff at the mission street shop can be rather short and impatient with you, but one taste of a napoleon on the way home in the car, (so you dont eat the cake before you get there) will erase all that.

hairpin

10/25/2002

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superb cheesecake

I've only tried the cheesecake from this bakery, but plan on going back to try their other cakes. The cheesecake was decorated very nicely with strawberries, a chocolate lattice, and a slight layer of whipped cream on top. The crust seemed to have a spice similar to nutmeg. A fine cake at a very affordable price.

[Edited 02-12-08: Impossible to get any service over the phone. Why do they bother answering the phone if they just answer and put the customer on hold. Costco food department has better service.]

hot_mama

08/15/2002

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BEST OF THE BEST

TOP QUALITY PASTRIES THE BEST PLACE TO GET FRESH TASTING CAKES IN SAN FRANCISCO.

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