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Giancarlo Fine European Pastries

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117 Austin Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-3904
+1 540-885-8919
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Jacksonville
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This family owned bakery has the BEST cakes ever. I am not a cake person myself, but this cake was great! They do custom order cakes, which we took advantage of to make a White Chocolate, Lemon, Raspberry cake with Vanilla Buttercream. The cake was not too yucky sweet. It had a great fruitiness that you'll rarely find elsewhere. The... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

One of his cakes I could not stop eating it was so fantastic! Friendliest folks. Kind and loving. They even make pizza dough!

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Thank Stephen P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Found this out of the way place on Trip Advisor, and it was worth it! We were warmly greeted by the owners, and soon were chatting as if we were old friends. It was so interesting listening to Giancarlo and his love of creating great desserts. We had the cannoli, croissants, éclair and a apple pastry, All great, but the... More 

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Thank Leslie B
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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

It's an honor and privilege to know this Italian pastry chef who works in a traditional way. All of Giancarlo's creations are completely unique. Only open on weekends stop by this quaint little shop and speak to the chef and his lovely wife in person or order a custom cake or pastry for your special event. Nothing better than Guancarlo's... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Love this place. Some of the best chocolate you will ever fine. You need to look him up on the internet as his hours are I believe only Friday and Saturday. His business is in his home and is difficult to find. It is worth the effort. Try to get their for the Holidays and he makes up some really... More 

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Thank Putbrese
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

My mom is a huge dessert snob. She is the type of person who will gladly skip dinner if it means having the perfect chocolate mousse cake of French pastry. So, when I decided to take her and my dad to Staunton for a birthday weekend, I started to look around for good pastry shops in the area. Giancario's came... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

It's all in the quality ingredients, which can be tasted with every bite. This is a tiny bakery, tucked into a residential neighborhood and accessible via the alley behind the owner's house. Be sure to take home one of everything: you won't be able to pick a favorite! They are open only on Friday and Saturday, but do special orders... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

An absolute treasure, tucked away in a residential neighborhood. The pastries are to die for. Giancarlo bakes with love!

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2 Thank Howard S
Staunton, Virginia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The place to go for desserts. Everything here is full of flavor but not too sweet. This is a place where the treats taste as good as they look. Giancarlo and Jane work hard to make each customer happy.

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2 Thank Purplepix9
Staunton, VA
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Giancarlo never disappoints! His pastries and cakes are not only gorgeous, but they are soooo delectable! He's so sweet as well😘.

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  • Address: 117 Austin Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-3904
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-885-8919

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