The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but to make it that far you have to be disguised as baked goods. Don a cape of baked goodwill with today's Groupon to DiMare Pastry Shop, a family-owned-and-operated sweet shop with two convenient locations: one in Stamford and one in Riverside. For more than 30 years, DiMare has won over stamp-lickers with a variety of handcrafted cakes and pastries. Stop in the storefront of your choice to ogle and sniff-sample a diverse spread of decadent sweets, including breakfast bites such as muffins and croissants ($1.25+), butter cookies ($11.95 per pound), cupcakes ($1.10+), mini Italian pastries ($10.50 per pound), and more. See a list of daily selections here.
DiMare Pastry Shop was named the best Italian pastry shop by the Fairfield County Weekly. Five Yelpers give the Riverside location an average of 4.5 stars, while nine Insider Pagers give it a four-star average:
- This bakery has been here for many years and is very popular. They make a terrific italian rum cake and pastries. Everything is always fresh and the place is filled with a wide selection of goodies. I highly recommend it. – K. R., Insider Pages
- Everything they sell is fresh baked and delicious. You really can't go wrong here! Not only that, but they are priced very fairly! – Laura D., Insider Pages
DiMare Pastry Shop
Pastry traditionalists may question the cannoli nacho. But consider this: the triangular pastry shells can be dunked into an edible chocolate bowl of sweet-cream filling, forever circumventing the soggy fate that so often befalls cannoli shells. This deconstructed cannoli is just one of DiMare Pastry Shop’s many inventive spins on traditional Italian desserts.
Founded in 1976 by Italian-born Ugo DiMare, the pastry shop is now helmed by his two daughters, who have updated the menu with award-winning European and American creations. In addition to scratch-made pastries, the confectioners frost nearly 30 kinds of cakes, ideal for special events such as weddings, company picnics, and Take Your Cake to Work Day.