Milwaukee's best bakery, 2007: Peter Sciortino's
The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Eat & Drink, 2007. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.
Peter Sciortino's Bakery, a Brady Street institution for decades, has little competition, according to OnMilwaukee.com readers, who again voted it Milwaukee's best bakery.
Only Simma's even reached double digits among the runners up. In addition to the vote-getters below, five percent of readers voted for a number of other bakeries in the "other" category, including Amaranth, Alterra, City Market, Grebe's and Aggie's.
The smell of fresh bread wafts out of Sciortino's Bakery every morning, reminding Milwaukee of Brady Street's Italian community. But what really tempts at Sciortino's are the cannoli and sumptuous Italian cookies, tiramisu, cakes and other pastry.
OnMilwaukee.com editor's choice: Peter Sciortino's
3. Bay Bakery
4. C. Adams Bakery
tie. Wild Flour
6. Great Harvest
8. Lopez Bakery
10. East Side Ovens
11. Broadway Bakery
13. Piacentine Artisan Bread
14. National Bakery
My family has patroned the Scardina Bakery in West Allis on 59th and Beloit for years leading back to my grandfather an now with my children. I know for a fact that customers confuse Sciortinos with Scardina Bakery as the two names are similar. I feel that On Milwaukee needs to recognize bakeries outside the East Side area. I would like to know how the poll was taken as West Allis patrons would give a strong backing to Scardina Bakery as I am sure neighbors would do for their local bakeries. When I do go to Scardinas Bakery from my home in Racine, I often buy two loaves of bread one sliced and one non-sliced but the funny thing is by the time I get home we have the sliced loaf eaten.
bob | Oct. 1, 2007 at 1:02 p.m. (report)
Hey winnie, this was a readers poll. they're the ones who picked scortinos.
winnie | Oct. 1, 2007 at 12:46 p.m. (report)
Bakeries are a very neighborhood thing. Because OMC thinks everyone lives downtown or on the east side Sciotino's is an obvious choice, however, prbly not the best.
Nino's Italian Bakery in Menomonee Falls far exceeds Sciortino's, and the people that work at Nino's are actually friendly!
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