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$8 for $16 Worth of Italian Pastries
Three-tiered rum cake ($6.20), homemade cannoli ($6.90), and cookies such as anisette toast biscotti and italian shortbread ($2.90 each; $6.20 for five) are available at all locations. The Little Italy location hosts the sit-down café menu, where the culinary staff crafts panini ($9.65) and mufalato ($9.65) that visitors can pair with cappuccinos ($6.20) and specialty martinis ($6.80). See the full menu. The Bel Air and Canton locations also craft panini and mufalato, while the Hunt Valley location focuses strictly on serving the finest Italian pastries.
Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop, Inc.
After emigrating to Baltimore from Palermo, Italy, Gioacchino Vaccaro wanted to share the pastries of his homeland with his new neighbors. In 1956, he founded his eponymous pastry shop, an establishment that has since expanded to include four locations. The culinary team dishes out cannoli that ensconce homemade ricotta filling, three-tiered rum cake, and crunchy biscotti cookies.
Beyond pastries, the eateries toast paninis and stuff classic mufalato sandwiches with Italian pepper ham, mortadella, and salami. To complement their meals, visitors can sip hand-crafted espresso drinks, such as cappuccinos in traditional “Italiano” style and house style, served with a dollop of whipped cream. For more adult pours, patrons can opt for assorted martinis, beers, and dessert wines.