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Alessi Bakery

Tampa , FL
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LOCATION

2909 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33609 US (map)

PHONE

813-879-4544
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ABOUT US

Alessi Bakery is a true Tampa landmark dating back over a century to 1912, making it one of the few historic restaurant establishments in the area. Situated at 2909 W. Cypress Street... Read more
Alessi Bakery is a true Tampa landmark dating back over a century to 1912, making it one of the few historic restaurant establishments in the area. Situated at 2909 W. Cypress Street Alessi, Bakery was first opened on Cherry Street by Nicolo Alessi. He arrived in Tampa from Italy over a hundred years ago, bringing his knowledge of baking and proud European heritage with him. Nicolo Alessi used to deliver the freshest Italian and Cuban bread on horse and wagon to his customers. Nicolo’s son John Alessi, continued his father’s tradition of baking, and he received numerous awards for his cake decorating. Those very same cake recipes have been perfected over the years and these cakes are well-known all over the Tampa Bay area for their personalized touch for weddings or any milestone event.



We use fresh quality ingredients, mixed and baked as needed to supply a great tasting product. We take value in our customers views. We do our best to bring the customers vision to life and create something they will not only like, but love.Please visit our website (or call us) for pricing and more details. Our pricing is comparable to most independent cake shops. The price is based on what is put into the design and taste. VISIT us at www.alessicakes.com. Read less
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What types of desserts do you provide?
Cake Pops, Cakes, Cheese, Cookies, Croquembouche, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Custom Cake Design, Delivery, Setup, Tastings - Open House, Tastings - Private
What cake items do you provide?
Cake Stands, Cake Toppers
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan
What special ingredients do you use?
Fresh Fruit, Local
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Not Required

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Alessi Bakery provided a wedding cake that was as beautiful as it was delicious!
Alessi Bakery provided a wedding cake that was as beautiful as it was delicious!
Alessi Bakery provided a wedding cake that was as beautiful as it was delicious! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My cake was unique and stunning. The taste was even better! Strongly suggest using them for your occasion!
My cake was unique and stunning. The taste was even better! Strongly suggest using them for your occasion!
My cake was unique and stunning. The taste was even better! Strongly suggest using them for your occasion! Read less
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Nichole
Wedding:
3/11/2017
4.8/5.0
Everyone I worked with was very polite, professional, and responsive. I gave a 4.8 only because I, personally, didn't care for the desserts. Alessi is the bakery Cross Creek Ranch partners with so I was stuck using them. Don't get me wrong- I had no issues working with them. They listened to what we wanted, they delivered on time
My dessert table was beautiful. I just didn't care for the food.
Everyone I worked with was very polite, professional, and responsive. I gave a 4.8 only because I, personally, didn't care Read more...
Everyone I worked with was very polite, professional, and responsive. I gave a 4.8 only because I, personally, didn't care for the desserts. Alessi is the bakery Cross Creek Ranch partners with so I was stuck using them. Don't get me wrong- I had no issues working with them. They listened to what we wanted, they delivered on time
My dessert table was beautiful. I just didn't care for the food. Read less
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Inez
Wedding:
3/11/2017
5.0/5.0
Alessi Bakery produced the cake for my aunt & uncle's 50th anniversary at the Columbia Restaurant on March 11th and not only did the cake look amazing; it tasted even more amazing. I trusted this bakery and didn't even produce a picture; just gave them parameters of what I was looking for and VOILA, they did it! Everyone was raving about the cake and I would definitely recommend this bakery!
Alessi Bakery produced the cake for my aunt & uncle's 50th anniversary at the Columbia Restaurant on March 11th and not Read more...
Alessi Bakery produced the cake for my aunt & uncle's 50th anniversary at the Columbia Restaurant on March 11th and not only did the cake look amazing; it tasted even more amazing. I trusted this bakery and didn't even produce a picture; just gave them parameters of what I was looking for and VOILA, they did it! Everyone was raving about the cake and I would definitely recommend this bakery! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
2/19/2017
2.9/5.0
Let me start by saying that the wedding cake I got from Alessi was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS & everyone at my wedding loved the cake! Lots of people ate a 2nd piece, it was that good! However, I have to be honest about the whole process from start to finish.

I went to the cake tasting with my mom & fiancé. Melissa was the specialist that helped us at our appointment. We were given 2 plates that had little chunks of cake & spoonfuls of icing & filling on it. Melissa knew that I was bringing my mom & fiancé so it was a little odd that we each didn't have out own tasting plate. I didn't mind sharing one of the plates with my mom but it would have been a better presentation if we each had our own plate & if the samples on the plate were neater & not just slapped on there. Melissa works there so she knows each flavor by heart but it was our first cake tasting so we asked a few times which flavor was which & Melissa just kept naming them super fast and we couldn't keep it straight. Ugh.

Imagine my surprise when I was watching "Total Divas" on tv a few months later & low & behold, one of the girls is getting married & she lives in Tampa so she went to Alessi bakery to get her cake! What I saw on the show was like night and day to our experience! I get it-- she's a celebrity so of course the store is going to roll out the red carpet for her-- but still. When the girls went to the cake tasting room, there were full size slices laid out, a platter full of small desserts to try & Melissa was very patient with them. What a difference! I just want everyone who might go there for a cake tasting to know that that is NOT the experience that you will get! That is very misleading!!

My other issue was that I emailed Melissa to see if she could make a surprise grooms cake for us. She just didn't seem to care that much in helping me with the logistics of it & didn't really offer any solutions to the problem. I just wish she would have tried to help me get exactly what I wanted.
Let me start by saying that the wedding cake I got from Alessi was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS & everyone at my wedding loved the Read more...
Let me start by saying that the wedding cake I got from Alessi was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS & everyone at my wedding loved the cake! Lots of people ate a 2nd piece, it was that good! However, I have to be honest about the whole process from start to finish.

I went to the cake tasting with my mom & fiancé. Melissa was the specialist that helped us at our appointment. We were given 2 plates that had little chunks of cake & spoonfuls of icing & filling on it. Melissa knew that I was bringing my mom & fiancé so it was a little odd that we each didn't have out own tasting plate. I didn't mind sharing one of the plates with my mom but it would have been a better presentation if we each had our own plate & if the samples on the plate were neater & not just slapped on there. Melissa works there so she knows each flavor by heart but it was our first cake tasting so we asked a few times which flavor was which & Melissa just kept naming them super fast and we couldn't keep it straight. Ugh.

Imagine my surprise when I was watching "Total Divas" on tv a few months later & low & behold, one of the girls is getting married & she lives in Tampa so she went to Alessi bakery to get her cake! What I saw on the show was like night and day to our experience! I get it-- she's a celebrity so of course the store is going to roll out the red carpet for her-- but still. When the girls went to the cake tasting room, there were full size slices laid out, a platter full of small desserts to try & Melissa was very patient with them. What a difference! I just want everyone who might go there for a cake tasting to know that that is NOT the experience that you will get! That is very misleading!!

My other issue was that I emailed Melissa to see if she could make a surprise grooms cake for us. She just didn't seem to care that much in helping me with the logistics of it & didn't really offer any solutions to the problem. I just wish she would have tried to help me get exactly what I wanted. Read less
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Alessi Bakery responded with the following comments:

We always try to do our best to accommodate our clients. Our tastings are based on the couple sharing and then the extra for the guest, we do apologize for any misunderstanding in the process. We try to accommodate a large amount of cake tastings throughout the day being considerate to all of our clients requests with a 1 hr time window for each client. If there is no clear point of view of a specific cake flavor or filling , we give several small pieces of cake, fillings and icing to taste different combos together. This allows you to find a combo that suits your pallet for your wedding cake. In TV production the guidelines are followed by what the shows producer has asked to be presented. It is based on what will look good on TV and for the show and on camera at their request. This TV production was a 6 hr closed event created for TV. Unfortunately this was disappointing to you and seemed misleading, but please understand this was produced based on what production was asking for us to create for the show. As for the grooms cake , we would need more details to confirm the issue. We try to accommodate a lot of request providing we have a good time frame and details to work with for the creation. In the end we are happy that the cake was delicious and only wish you the best. thank you
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/29/2017
5.0/5.0
We did a combination of the three tier tradition cake and a mixture of cupcakes for our big day. Alessi's was wonderful about helping us decided the amount that would work for our guest count, what flavors we liked the best and what other would also enjoy. We ended up liking so many of the their cake flavors we did about 5 different combinations. They were wonderful to work with and would HIGHLY recommend them for any and all occasions. Guests loved all the options and we ended up not having anything left over.
We did a combination of the three tier tradition cake and a mixture of cupcakes for our big day. Alessi's was wonderful Read more...
We did a combination of the three tier tradition cake and a mixture of cupcakes for our big day. Alessi's was wonderful about helping us decided the amount that would work for our guest count, what flavors we liked the best and what other would also enjoy. We ended up liking so many of the their cake flavors we did about 5 different combinations. They were wonderful to work with and would HIGHLY recommend them for any and all occasions. Guests loved all the options and we ended up not having anything left over. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/15/2017
5.0/5.0
Fantastic, would highly reccomend them for any occasion. We hired them for our wedding and our cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious.
Fantastic, would highly reccomend them for any occasion. We hired them for our wedding and our cake was absolutely Read more...
Fantastic, would highly reccomend them for any occasion. We hired them for our wedding and our cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Our venue included the price of the cake in our package but gave us the option to choose between a few vendors and we knew almost immediately when we saw Alessi's on the list we were going to choose them. Alessi's was extremely flexible with whatever we wanted to do and let us know what options were within our budget. We decided to do cupcakes and a small cake. They helped us design all of it and made sure everything matched our theme, decor, and colors. The tasting was fun and we had a great sales person she was very friendly and professional. The day of we didn't even hear or see them setup, by the time we were shown the room before all the guests went into the ballroom everything was setup and it was amazing. We wanted to drive right into the cupcakes (it was hard to resist haha). The cupcakes were delicious, moist, flavorful and exactly as we wanted them. I would highly recommend using Alessi's bakery.
Our venue included the price of the cake in our package but gave us the option to choose between a few vendors and we knew Read more...
Our venue included the price of the cake in our package but gave us the option to choose between a few vendors and we knew almost immediately when we saw Alessi's on the list we were going to choose them. Alessi's was extremely flexible with whatever we wanted to do and let us know what options were within our budget. We decided to do cupcakes and a small cake. They helped us design all of it and made sure everything matched our theme, decor, and colors. The tasting was fun and we had a great sales person she was very friendly and professional. The day of we didn't even hear or see them setup, by the time we were shown the room before all the guests went into the ballroom everything was setup and it was amazing. We wanted to drive right into the cupcakes (it was hard to resist haha). The cupcakes were delicious, moist, flavorful and exactly as we wanted them. I would highly recommend using Alessi's bakery. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Jonathan
Wedding:
10/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Our guests are still talking about how great the cake was at our wedding. We loved it so much that we have gone to the bakery numerous times for other desserts for other family events! Highly recommend!
Our guests are still talking about how great the cake was at our wedding. We loved it so much that we have gone to the Read more...
Our guests are still talking about how great the cake was at our wedding. We loved it so much that we have gone to the bakery numerous times for other desserts for other family events! Highly recommend! Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
They did the best job for our cake and catering! On time and very professional. I would highly recommend them, everyone raved about the food and our cake at our reception. They exceed my expectations, thank you Alessi's crew for helping make our day special!
They did the best job for our cake and catering! On time and very professional. I would highly recommend them, everyone Read more...
They did the best job for our cake and catering! On time and very professional. I would highly recommend them, everyone raved about the food and our cake at our reception. They exceed my expectations, thank you Alessi's crew for helping make our day special! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering

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