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Sorrento Sweets, an authentic Italian Bakery, will open in downtown St. Pete

Sorrento Sweets, an authentic Italian Bakery, will open in downtown St. Pete

Sorrento Sweets is coming to 667 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg — and it’s bringing authentic Italian baked treats to one of the most bustling blocks in the city.

Situated inside the former Brew D’licious space, Sorrento Sweets will continue to infuse the area with delicious treats. The bakery has locations in Hyde Park, Sarasota and Port Richey.


Sorrento Sweets serving authentic Italian treats in St. Pete

Citrus Biscotti, shell-dipped cookies, raspberry thumbprint cookies, classic cannoli and massive black and white cookies. Visitors will do well to treat themselves to the iconic rainbow cookies when they visit.

The cafe’s claim to fame may be its sensational gelato shakes, sorbet smoothies, and gelato root beer floats.

Pastry lovers rejoice, sfogliatelle is on the menu. This is an authentic Italian treat and a rare find, the sfogliatelle is a flaky puff pastry that gets filled with a citrus ricotta cheese baked in and topped with powdered sugar.


Guava cheesecake and gelato shakes

You can also treat yourself to guava cheesecake, tiramisu, and giant cinnamon rolls.

The concept is steeped in the family’s history in Sorrento, Italy.

“In the early 1960’s in Sorrento, Italy, a young boy named Salvatore Paturzo took over his family baking business at the young age of 9,” writes the owners on the Sorrento Sweets website. “While he mastered the family craft, he began to be known as one of the best bakers in all of Sorrento.”

“It was there in Italy he would meet his wife Rosa, and together they would build a beautiful family here in the US in New Jersey. Sal worked in some of the best bakeries in the northeast, and soon he and Rosa would move to Port Richey, Florida to create what is now known as Sorrento Sweets.”​

An opening date is still TBA. Follow Sorrento Sweets on Facebook and Instagram for updates, and view a full menu on the concept’s website.

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