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We're Open: Peter Sciortino's Bakery a part of history

Bread and Italian pastries shop opened in 1947
Posted at 9:29 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 22:30:55-04

MILWAUKEE — When you walk into Peter Sciortino's Bakery, you're really walking into history.

Owner Maria Sali "Mr. Peter Sciortino Bakery and his wife were the founders," says owner Maria Sali. "They opened up in 1947."

Maria worked here, along with her brothers, as kids. They took over the business, specializing in homemade bread, specialty cookies, and Italian pastries, in 1997. She's been working in this building for a total of 38 years.

"I've always felt like I, and even my brothers, we always felt like we were a part of the Sciortino family," she says. "We never referred to them as Mr. Sciortino or Mrs. Sciortino. They actually wanted us to call them Papi."

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