Schenectady, New York – June 23, 2010 — When More Perreca’s, the restaurant addition to Schenectady’s landmark bakery opened quietly late last year, the expectations for the eatery were modest: give customers decent, homemade Italian food at a reasonable price. The original plan was to open daily for an authentic Italian breakfast and daily luncheon specials reminiscent of every Italian grandmother’s kitchen such as: Braciole, Sausage & Peppers, Baked Eggplant, Roasted Lamb, and Steak Pizzaioli. The formula worked too well and customers line up daily at the door waiting for a taste of the Old World Italian taste and quality that is synonymous with Perreca’s.
Enjoying support from veteran customers and newcomers alike, Perreca’s has decided to enter the dinner hour with MORE Perreca’s now being open until 8:00pm Wednesday – Sunday. Monday and Tuesday hours of operation will remain 7:00am – 3:00pm. With the expanded hours, MORE Perreca’s will offer their old favorites, with some new variety as well. “We’re excited about the new menu additions,” says owner Maria Perreca Papa. “We’ve taken our outrageously popular purgatory sauce from our Eggs in Purgatory dish and created a wonderful chicken entre bursting with flavor.” Additional specials that will rotate into the dinner menu are Stuffed Peppers, Rice Balls, and a wider variety of pasta dishes.
With More Perreca’s entering the dinner hour to join the venerable Cornell’s Restaurant next door and the longtime favorite Civitello’s Italian Pastry Shoppe across the street, Schenectady’s Little Italy neighborhood is truly a gastronomical destination offering incomparable quality and tradition. In fact, the three businesses combined offer a grand total of 265 years of experience in serving the best of the best in everything Italian.
Perreca’s Bakery opened in 1913 and has been run continuously by the same family ever since. The bakery is open Monday-Friday 5:00am-5:30pm; Saturdays 4:30am-4:30pm. The café is open every day. Monday-Tuesday 7:00am-3:00pm and now with expanded hours Wednesday – Sunday with dinner the hours of operation are 7:00am – 8:00pm.