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“Outstanding Grain Pie & Italian Pastries ”
Review of La Gemma

La Gemma
Ranked #29 of 31 Dessert in Wilmington
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We bought a Grain Pie, sometimes called easter Pie. It was nearly as good as my wife's Italian grandmother's homemade Grain Pies. It was very nice & creamy, although the powdered sugar on top was a bit too sweet, but the orange zest gave it a very nice flavor. (grain is sometimes called wheat berries).
They also have a limited, but nice selection of Italian pastries. They come very close to matching the quality of the better Italian bakeries on Long Island& that is quite a compliment. We have tried them several times in the past & are very happy with all of their pastries. They certainly beat those overly-glazed doughnuts that people stand in line for because of media hype, but have no real flavor and do nothing but raise your blood sugar and contribute to diabetes.
La Gemma is Great Asset for the Wilmington area, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Stop in for some great pastries the next time you are in the area or make a special trip, you will not regret it.
I look forward to the next easter season just for another grain pie. BTW, order it in advance so it will be ready for desired pick it up date.

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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Everything is made from scratch! The taste is amazing! They also visit the Wilmington Farmer's Market. There is so much to choose from. I wish I had bought more. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank Jill K
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Reviewed 10 April 2015

I have had many items from this bakery over the years, both from the store front on 17th Street and from the Farmer's Market downtown. Most have been wonderful and sophisticated in taste and texture. The last visit we bought a pastry with layers of cake, cream, and puff pastry. It was really good. The coffee cream puff was even better. The music paper and breads are also very good.

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Thank David B
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Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

First impressions mean alot and this first impression was sooo good!
We had a vanilla creme puff pastry. The layers were crisp and delicate, the creme was light, very flavorful with the PERFECT amount of sweetness.
So glad y'all were at the Farmer's Market! Can't wait to come to the store!

Thank Jmfunderburk
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

I wanted to bring dessert to a friend's house, and didn't have time to prepare something from scratch. I chose a selection of pastries, all of which looked wonderful. Our friends were wowed by the beautiful and delicious treats they got to pick from. These desserts are not cheap, but they are SO good. This bakery is located in a little strip mall just down tge street from New Hanover Medical Center.

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Thank LoisNCNY
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