Madonia Brothers Bakery

Photo Credit: Joe Buglewicz

Madonia Brothers Bakery

2348 Arthur Ave, Bronx

Open Monday through Saturday 6:00AM - 7:00PM; Sunday 7:00AM - 6:00PM

As soon as you walk into Madonia Brothers Bakery, the smell of freshly baked goods takes over your senses and suddenly you're in the difficult position of obsessing over what to buy. The family-run Sicilian bakery has been operating since 1918 and has been churning out variety breads, biscotti, cookies and piped-to-order cannolis since then. We love their loaves of bread, which include ingredients like Spinach and Cheese, Jalapeno, and Prosciutto--but our favorite (and everyone else's favorite) is the Olive Bread!

The American Planning Association, dedicated to the field of urban planning, recently named Arthur Avenue in the Bronx one of 2016's "Great Streets of America," because of its perfect mix of cultural and commercial, and its rich Italian heritage and history that makes the street absolutely one of the best destinations in New York City.

Some New York natives are quick to point out that Arthur Avenue should be acknowledged as the "real Little Italy;" the Italian immigrant history that began in 1950's is still strong today. While new shops occasionally pop up, the originals--from cannoli stands to pasta shops to butchers--are going strong, having been passed down through generations of families still living in the neighborhood. Whether you're looking for Olive Bread, fresh mozzarella or cannolis, Arthur Avenue doesn't miss a beat when it comes to delivering authentic Italian goods and much more.

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