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The present DeRobertis
Pasticceria and Caffe was established by Paolo DeRobertis, our grandfather
on April 20, 1904.
The original name Caffe Pugliese was in honor of the birthplace of Paolo DeRobertis, Puglia (the Apulia region of Italy) in the Province or Bari. Paolo DeRoberis instilled many passions that have been passed on through four generations. One of those passion was to create and maintain a tradition of family (La Famiglia). The meaning of La Famiglia is to reach across generations with Quality, Tradition and Prestige.
DeRobertis Pasticceria and Caffe became an instant success and has ever since been the favorite rendezvous of all connoisseurs of the finest in Italian pastries, biscotti, cakes, ices, cookies, espresso and cappuccino. Its patrons have never lost their enthusiasm or appreciation for DeRobertis Pasticceria and Caffe, regardless of distance or passage of time.
Paolo DeRobertis trained and passed on to his son, John DeRobertis, Sr., In 1928 all his art, skill, enthusiasm, pride and sense of loyalty to his patrons. John Sr. with the help of his wife, Antoinette, and four children, Anna, Paul, Michael and John (plus 11 grandchildren), are very interested in making all of our customers feel they are visiting a warm friendly place that still offers a little piece of olde New York. To feel for just a few moments-they can take a nostalgic trip back in time to enjoy their own fond memories of childhood.There are not many Pasticceria and Caffe¹s that can actually claim four continuous generations of friendly, family service. Our family tradition has survived through all types of conditions such as World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the fabulous Fifties, the Viet Nam War, the recession of the 70¹s the boom of the 80¹s and the current economic conditions of the 90¹s. With hard work, a determination to provide the finest pastries, cakes and desserts and your patronage, we will continue into the 21st Century.
When in New York,
come visit and savor the past over your favorite dessert and espresso.
We are honored and privileged to serve you.