My husband and I love to find ethinic and gourmet food shops when visiting other cities. On a recent visit to Milwaukee, we stopped in Peter Sciortino's Bakery on Brady Street -- a very disappointing experience. We especially love mom and pop bakeries as my my husband's grandfather owned a bakery business in Cincinnati for nearly 50 years.
Peter Sciortino's was advertised as an one of the best known Italian bakeries in Milwaukee but does not even bake ciabatta bread. Even though we arrived early, less than an hour after the bakery opened, the few loaves of bread on the shelf looked as if it they were baked by the local IGA grocery store, not an ethnic bakery.
Upon entering, we were hoping for the smell of fresh bread, but instead found the bakery to smell like an old donut shop. Although we planned to purchased cookies and cannolis to take home to our daughter, we left without purchasing anything as the older woman behind the counter was extremely rude and gave the impression that her customers were more of a bother than anything.
Pros: On Brady Street
Cons: Bad Service