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2323 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-7901
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Surf City, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We bought a Grain Pie, sometimes called easter Pie. It was nearly as good as my wife's Italian grandmother's homemade Grain Pies. It was very nice & creamy, although the powdered sugar on top was a bit too sweet, but the orange zest gave it a very nice flavor. (grain is sometimes called wheat berries). They also have a limited,... More 

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Tecumseh, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Everything is made from scratch! The taste is amazing! They also visit the Wilmington Farmer's Market. There is so much to choose from. I wish I had bought more. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Jill K
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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164 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

I have had many items from this bakery over the years, both from the store front on 17th Street and from the Farmer's Market downtown. Most have been wonderful and sophisticated in taste and texture. The last visit we bought a pastry with layers of cake, cream, and puff pastry. It was really good. The coffee cream puff was even... More 

Thank David B
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

First impressions mean alot and this first impression was sooo good! We had a vanilla creme puff pastry. The layers were crisp and delicate, the creme was light, very flavorful with the PERFECT amount of sweetness. So glad y'all were at the Farmer's Market! Can't wait to come to the store!

Thank Jmfunderburk
Leland, North Carolina
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517 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

I wanted to bring dessert to a friend's house, and didn't have time to prepare something from scratch. I chose a selection of pastries, all of which looked wonderful. Our friends were wowed by the beautiful and delicious treats they got to pick from. These desserts are not cheap, but they are SO good. This bakery is located in a... More 

Thank LoisNCNY
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

Went it yesterday to try it out. Made a large purchase and the fillings were good but the puff pastries and eclairs were too dry.... Disappointing. Save your money and make Italian pastries and desserts yourself at home.

Thank Jewel91056
Wilmington, North Carolina
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Recently sold to new owners, so the food may not be like it used to be. We stopped to get some pastries but they were closed during the sale period. Just be aware that there are new owners and things are going to be different.

Thank corey g
Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Let me start by saying that I have been a fan of La Gemma since they opened in Wilmington. Not anymore. I have been disappointed with the items that I have purchased during the last THREE visits. You may ask, why did i keep going back? Because I kept hoping it was just a fluke and it would get better.... More 

Thank CapeFearEater
North Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Everything is made in small batches, so get on Facebook so you know what highlights are in the case each day. They also do special orders just how you like it!

Thank AutumnLeave
Wilmington, NC
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

La Gemma has been taken over by new owners and are doing such a great job with this little Italian bakery. The have the neatest innovative little treats! I have been by on a few occasions and everything I have tried has been delicious! Make sure to also try the savory along with the sweet.

Thank sydrox

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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 2323 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-7901
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?