There is nothing tastier then taking a bite into a fresh, buttery, and flakey pastry just out of the oven. We grew up in Lewiston, and if you drive down Lisbon Street early in the morning, you can smell the addicting aroma of freshly baked bread.

When we were young, my mom would surprise us on the weekends by popping out to grab delicious honey-dipped doughnuts from the iconic Italian Bakery!

This bakery is Lewiston's best-kept secret. It's been around for a long time, and once you try anything from their menu, you will return for the rest of your life.

In 1960, The Italian Bakery on 225 Bartlett Street was launched by Frank Chiaraelotti. Despite their Italian roots, they embraced local tastes influenced by the Franco-American food, as per their website.

Okay, let's get to the reason why they are historic: THE FOOD. This place is going to satisfy all of your cravings.

The menu is so hard to choose from because of all the delicious options. And don't even get me started on their world-famous cannolis.

From their freshly baked Italian sandwich rolls to yummy pastries and pizza crusts, every single menu item is a testament to their dedication to quality food. For years, the local have been raving about their signature baked goods.

I am especially partial to the doughnuts, because they are to die for! But they have food for every meal of the day.

So whether you're grabbing a quick doughnut or pastry or planning a special lunch, the Italian Bakery promises a culinary experience that will keep you coming back for more.

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