Gioacchino Vaccaro established Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop in 1956. He was born and raised in Palermo, Italy. Mr. Jimmy, as he was so aptly known, brought with him the recipes and the knowledge of how to make the finest Siciliano pastries Baltimore had ever seen. Soon after opening, it was evident that the cannoli and rum cake had created a sensation among Baltimoreans.
Today Nick Vaccaro continues the family tradition begun by his father with the same Old World recipes brought over from Italy. Vaccaro’s has grown to include the new Pasticceria (pastry shop) which offers both carry out and a sit-down café to enjoy, a state-of-the-art production facility and warehouse, and three other locations (throughout the Greater Baltimore area.) Also, enjoy panini/mufalato, soups and salads at three of our locations.
Grazie per la visita and Enjoy!