Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums Eating Tours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

Florentine Pastry Shop

667 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY - (315) 724-8032
An old Italian bakery in Utica specializing in "pusties, officially called pasticciotti, a single-serving Italian custard-filled tart. The usual fillings for the rich tart crust are chocolate, vanilla, lemon, and Italian cheesecake. Note the vanilla-filled pusties with the delicately scented filling poised in texture between custard and pastry cream. The cannolis, too, can be recommended.
88% Approval Rating (18 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Chocolate Pustie
Italian cheesecake pusties
Coconut Cream Pustie
Sfogliatelle
vanilla pusties
Cannoli Napoletano

Highlighted Reviews

rating
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Pusties, riggies, and hats: if those words mean nothing to you, you're not a Utica native, in which case you should make a point of visiting Upstate NY to sample some classic regional Italian-American food. Riggies refer to the Utica fave chicken riggies, aka ..."   [Read More]
rating
Jim Harrison
March 01, 2008
"My mother has loved Florentine's rum cakes since the beginning of time. If someone wants to get her something special, a rum cake always works. I don't know anyone who doesn't like them. While planning a party for a friend, my partner in crime (her friend) agreed ..."   [Read More]

Submit photos Submit a review See more reviews...

Map & Web Site

667 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY
(315) 724-8032

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The coconut cream pustie was a new one to me but it had me hooked at first sight.
"The coconut cream pustie was a new one to me but it had me hooked at first sight."
Bill Homan





A perfect balance of buttery, flaky dough and rich chocolate custard.
"A perfect balance of buttery, flaky dough and rich chocolate custard."
Bill Homan


Like a miniature coconut cream pie with some singed coconut flakes on top.  One of the most delicious things I have eaten in recent months.
"Like a miniature coconut cream pie with some singed coconut flakes on top. One of the most delicious things I have eaten in recent months."
Bill Homan


We loved the croissant like exterior of these cannolis.
"We loved the croissant like exterior of these cannolis."
Cliff Strutz


A chocolate pustie: one of my favorite treats since I was a kid.
"A chocolate pustie: one of my favorite treats since I was a kid."
Bill Homan


Our favorite flavor pusty - vanilla.
"Our favorite flavor pusty - vanilla."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The Florentine bakes quality Italian pastries.
"The Florentine bakes quality Italian pastries."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Florentine offers many other flavors of pusties in addition to the traditional chocolate and vanilla.
"Florentine offers many other flavors of pusties in addition to the traditional chocolate and vanilla."
Bill Homan


A little nod to the clientele in the area who still speak the language of the old country.
"A little nod to the clientele in the area who still speak the language of the old country."
Bill Homan


There is a pleasant little side room to enjoy Florentine pastries with some coffee.
"There is a pleasant little side room to enjoy Florentine pastries with some coffee."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The Florentine is in the heart of the Italian section of Utica.
"The Florentine is in the heart of the Italian section of Utica."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



What is Roadfood?  |   Submit Content  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright - Roadfood.com