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Florentine Pastry Shop

667 Bleecker Street, Utica, NY - (315) 724-8032
Posted By Jim Harrison on 3/1/2008 4:20:00 PM
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 that a rum cake would be good. My partner in crime grew up in the Utica area, and she loved Florentine's cannolis. When I picked up the cake, I also picked up a cannoli for my partner in crime (who no longer lives in Utica) and she was thrilled. Florentine is *that* good.

A while back, I read that a former Utican associated with the San Francisco Giants had Florentine ship some cannolis to the team and everyone loved them. Check them out. You won't be disappointed.

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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



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