Discover the Delights of Ciao! Bakery
When you crave the finest European-style pastries, breads, cakes and desserts, come to Ciao!, the Harrisburg bakery recognized for out-of-this-world confections. Unlike other bakeries, Harrisburg customers can count on us for using only the freshest, in-season, locally produced ingredients, so our specialties taste special indeed. Stop by Ciao! Bakery and discover why we’re the bakery Harrisburg recognizes for incredibly elegant and delicious wedding cakes, delectable small bites and sumptuous desserts!
Our Humble Beginnings
Ciao! Bakery opened its doors in March 2006 to quiet streets and an intimate customer base. They swiftly expanded with the addition of European-style artisan breads and pastries and an artisan design cake following.
We are proud to note our loyal weekly customers have not only become daily customers, they have since grown to become friends. Ciao! strives to present the finest products to the finest clients they know — their own.
Stop in, sample our freshly created confections and enjoy the sweetness of Ciao! Bakery.
Cassandra Callahan, Pastry Chef
Cassandra Callahan, Ciao! Bakery’s original pastry chef, prides herself on using only the finest and freshest locally sourced ingredients. Under Cassandra’s direction, Ciao! Bakery’s European-style artisan breads, famously delicious small and large bites, pastries and out-of-this-world wedding and specialty cakes make us the Harrisburg bakery customers count on most.
Casey, originally from Scranton, PA, graduated from the Restaurant School of Philadelphia in 1999. She baked and plated her way around the city at local restaurants and hotels, honing her skills and developing her own personal style of baking, before settling in Harrisburg with now-husband, Brian, in 2001.
As the first Pastry Chef at the Hilton Harrisburg, Casey began developing menus and training the bakers that would, in a few years, be the starting lineup of Ciao! Bakery. She found her home in 2006 with the opening of Ciao! Bakery, where she puts her personal touch into every dessert that leaves the shop, the plated desserts in Bricco, or the various wholesale customers she serves.
Enjoy a Ciao! Signature Italian-style loaf, made from the freshest ingredients and baked in our stone oven. Sample our petits fours, cookies and other small bites, whose enormous popularity make us a top bakery choice of betrothed couples in the Harrisburg region.
And speaking of the newly in love, make an appointment with us so you may sample our incredibly decadent and refined wedding and specialty cakes! With a wide variety of flavors, fillings and frostings, we are sure to have a combination that will appeal to your taste as well as your sense of style.
Stop in Ciao! Bakery and discover why we are the sweet institution Harrisburg residents adore!