Scialo Bakery has been family owned and operated since 1916 on Providence’s historic Federal Hill. All of our products are made from scratch on the premises in brick ovens that date back to the 1920’s. We do not buy any frozen or pre-prepared breads or desserts. Our goal is to provide you, our customer, with the highest quality products steeped in “old-world tradition.”
The Story of the Scialo Family
During the 34-year period from 1898 to 1932, more than 54,000 Italian immigrants arrived at the port of Providence. The majority of them settled on Federal Hill, the 300 acre land mass that stands high above Rhode Island’s capital city.
In 1916, Luigi Scialo arrived from the Italian province of Pomigliano d’Arco and, together with his brother, started SCIALO BROS. BAKERY at 257 Atwells Avenue in the heart of this Italian neighborhood. In the 1920’s Luigi became the sole proprietor and ran the business with the help of his family for the next seven decades until his death in 1993 at the age of 103.
Since 1993, the Scialo Bakery tradition has been carried on by Luigi’s daughters, Lois (Scialo) Ellis and Carol (Scialo) Gaeta.
We are pleased to offer simple, secure online purchasing of many of our most popular products. We usually are able to ship orders within 48 hours of placement. You may fill your shopping basket with products in the following categories:
We sell many more products here in the bakery— there are only so many things we can ship by mail! So if you’re in Providence, stop by.