Villabate Alba

Villabate Alba

Bakery and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
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    Mary J.
    "Italian pastry so delicious and so much variety."(22 Tips)
    Frank C.
    "Honestly the best Italian bakery you can find."(4 Tips)
    Manuel L.
    "Best cassata!"(3 Tips)
    Sunny H.
    "My favorite thing to get here is their gelatos!"(3 Tips)
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  • Rob F.heart icon on user image
    Rob FitzhenryDecember 21, 2016
    I have visited a couple times...so much to look at. But I stick to the mini cannoli or custard filled pies or tarts...delicate pastry and the cannoli are my favorite.
  • Amanda C.heart icon on user image
    Amanda C.August 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing authentic Italian bakery!! Loved the lobster tails, cannolis, cannoli cream cake and the vanilla eclairs. Want to have 1 of everything!!
  • Paolo B.heart icon on user image
    Paolo BaroneJuly 16, 2020
    A really good bakery! Their cassata are really good and so far this is the only place in NYC where I found them! The cannoli are also excellent
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterDecember 23, 2010
    The greatest cannoli you can imagine is at Villabate Alba, which has been around for over 80 years and is located a block from where I used to live, says Suzanne Corso, author of Brooklyn Story. Read more
  • Frank C.
    Frank CatalanoDecember 20, 2011
    Honestly the best Italian bakery you can find. I'm from Pennsylvania and if I ever visit Brooklyn and don't come home with a Villabate box, my mother would slap me.
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RavenelMay 24, 2015
    Great Italian bakery. Baked goods, gelato all good.
  • Mary J.heart icon on user image
    Mary JasenApril 14, 2020
    The cannoli cake is moist and so tasty. Italian pastry so delicious and so much variety.
  • laura m.heart icon on user image
    laura mMarch 8, 2014
    Great cannoli, long lines, lots of Brooklyn flavor
  • Rock Rainesheart icon on user image
    Rock RainesAugust 24, 2019
    One of my go-to pastry spots in Bensonhurst. Don’t sleep on it.
  • Luke C.
    Luke ConstantinoSeptember 5, 2012
    I have been buying Cannolis here since it was just "Alba", they are still the best I have ever had.
  • David M.heart icon on user image
    wow got some cherry and strawberry and chocalate frosting cupcakes to go with the skinny dipping party at cooers pool lol
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FontanaMarch 5, 2012
    There cannoli cream is delicious, exactly how they make it in sicily. Also try the semolina nice and hot..
  • George R.
    George RibellinoJune 15, 2013
    The best bakery in the world. Connecticut wishes they had bakeries half as good.
  • Giulio d.heart icon on user image
    Giulio del BufaloOctober 15, 2012
    Genuine Italian bakery with amazing Arancini, sfogliatelle and many more delicious things.
  • Sunny H.
    Sunny HuiJuly 25, 2013
    My favorite thing to get here is their gelatos! Pistachio/Strawberry is the way to go! 😛🍨
  • Markheart icon on user image
    MarkSeptember 3, 2016
    The pastries are the best; the gelato..not so much
  • Matty C.heart icon on user image
    Matty CitoMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Lines around the corner and down the street before any major holiday. I always hit this place up before visiting someone who's never been to Brooklyn
  • Hany Y.heart icon on user image
    Hany YoussefApril 18, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    By far my best bakery shop ever
  • Christinaheart icon on user image
    ChristinaFebruary 26, 2015
    The cannoli and sfogliatelle are arguably better than Ferrara.
  • Andrea Gayle
    Andrea GayleDecember 24, 2012
    If you're buying on a holiday get here EARLY; otherwise be prepared to wait.
  • Kris N.
    Kris N.June 4, 2012
    7 layer cookie cake is a MUST! Yeah buddy. :) running into Nick is always great :)
  • Jonathan L.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan L.May 20, 2016
    Best canoli I've had. Fresh
  • Max B.heart icon on user image
    Max BpmFebruary 13, 2013
    Very good bakery, highly recommend it!
  • Desmond
    DesmondJune 30, 2012
    Try the Cannoli - What they are famous for.
  • Manos P.heart icon on user image
    Manos PantelidisMarch 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything
  • Lucia D.heart icon on user image
    Lucia DiOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They have chocolate custard eclairs
  • Krystal Z.heart icon on user image
    Krystal ZFebruary 29, 2016
    I LOVE IT!!
  • Mary J.heart icon on user image
    Mary JasenMay 19, 2021
    Best pastries and cakes.....
  • Thalia K.
    Thalia KAugust 20, 2010
    sfogliatelle, crispy cones of dough filled with fresh sheep’s-milk ricotta (via TONY)
  • Tanya T.
    Tanya T.May 1, 2011
    Check in on yelp for a free mini canoli!!!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BravermanSeptember 22, 2016
    They have great Italian bread.
  • Manuel L.heart icon on user image
    Manuel Lopez-LeonAugust 6, 2023
    Best cassata!
  • Jackie N.heart icon on user image
    Jackie NapalanDecember 26, 2020
    The best cannolis.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AguilarNovember 21, 2010
    The red velvet cake is amazing, a must!!
  • Christina S.heart icon on user image
    Christina SquitieriSeptember 6, 2017
    One word: pastries
  • Domenic V.
    Domenic VenutoFebruary 13, 2010
    Grab a canoli and a cassata from the pastry counter and taste heaven
  • Nazary N.
    Nazary NebelukAugust 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A delicious caffe' granita
  • cc
    ccDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Imported Sicilian ingredients? Oh snap. Ask to try the cassateddi.
  • Penn M.heart icon on user image
    Penn MarchaelMarch 6, 2016
    Espresso and sweet treats
  • Matty C.heart icon on user image
    Matty CitoFebruary 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Scrumpdidddlyumptious
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MenchacaOctober 18, 2009
    the cannolis are the best. imported ricotta cheese!!!
  • Eileenheart icon on user image
    EileenJanuary 2, 2012
    Try everything!!!
  • Lee D.
    Lee DavidApril 16, 2012
    good treats
  • Alina F.
    Alina FayermanOctober 12, 2011
    Just had my bday cake ordered here
  • Nat P.
    Nat PiccioneNovember 26, 2010
    The Best Bakeries in Brooklyn!
  • Katie L.
    Katie LynnJune 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Holy cannoli!
  • Lucia F.
    Lucia FiguerasFebruary 5, 2011
    Over rated! There are some good things there, but their cookies are very dry!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LorenzoniOctober 4, 2009
    great gelato here!
  • Mary Alice L.
    Mary Alice LaddJune 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    http://www.villabate.net/
  • Robert B.
    Robert BarciaJune 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Yum
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