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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.

John’s son Phil, was influenced by his father’s love for the business. He loved helping and working around the bakery with his father. As Phil got older, his dream was to expand Alessi Bakery beyond Tampa Bay. He knew the products were not just good enough to sell locally, but good enough to supply wholesale products to companies nationally, and that they did! Later, a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility was developed in Northwest Tampa, creating the same high quality baked goods and specialty items patrons have always loved.

Phil continued the father-son tradition, and brought his son, Phil Alessi Jr. to work side-by-side with him as the 4th generation Alessi to carry on the family business. In 2011 Phil Jr. began to remodel the bakery at 2909 W. Cypress Street, adding new menu items, a wonderful area for patrons to enjoy their meals, a large window to watch Alessi’s cake decorators create their famous cakes. He created one of Tampa’s most popular catering departments.

Although, Alessi Bakery continues to keep up with the trending market, and the days of delivering bread by horse and wagon are long gone, the old traditional bakery feel is ever present on 2909 W. Cypress Street.

It has been over 100 years since Alessi Bakery’s first inception in 1912. Nicolo’s insistence on quality, hard-work, consistency and customer service inherited by 4 generations has been their perfect recipe for success. Their love, experience, and knowledge have made the Alessi family bakery the most successful and well-known bakery in Tampa offering the finest baked goods, wedding cakes and catering in the Tampa Bay area.







The Staff

The Alessi Bakery staff prides itself in providing the highest quality goods, baked fresh every single day!

Alessi’s offers old world tradition with new modern convenience!  Our bakery has mastered delicious desserts and pastries to pair with your fresh sandwich, salads, and entrees. Our catering account manager is available to help with menu selections to best suit your meeting or event needs. Please enjoy the convenience of online ordering 24/7 now!

For your convenience we offer delivery for our catering in Tampa Bay and surroundings as well as complete set up for an additional fee. To secure a convenient time for you, we encourage you to order online in advance. Changes to your order are welcome, but they must be made 24 hours in advance. If you must cancel please provide 24 hours notice. We look forward to providing you with delicious food and fabulous service!

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — To celebrate National Bakery Day Alessi Bakery in West Tampa has special treats for customers all day long that range from free $5 gift certificates to t-shirts.

This is the first time our country has celebrated National Bakery Day, which includes all pastries but p astries have not been totally forgotten because we already celebrate everything from “Pie Day” to “Cannoli Day” and “Doughnut Day.”

Check your local bakeries to find out what kind of deals they have to celebrate the first-ever National Bakery Day.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — There’s a good reason Tampa International Airport is ranked as one of the top airports in the country.

Of course, the ease of navigating the airport is a fan favorite but people love the local flair in every part of TIA.

From local restaurants to mammoth companies that started their businesses in Tampa Bay, visitors and locals alike get a taste of Tampa Bay the minute they step off the airside ramp.

Now your hometown source for news, WFLA News Channel 8, is part of the airport’s landscape.

Inside the News Channel 8 convenience store, you will find grab and go food delivered by local icon Alessi Bakery. You should also keep an eye out for other local products stocked on store shelves.

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