Celebrating its 40 Year Anniversary, this well known establishment opened in 1970 by its founders,
brothers Mario and Aldo Chimirri. Their
passion for confectionary specialties
and the art of gelato production
was a serious dedication
from the start.
Arriving in the US from the small town of Floridia,
Sicily, the brothers opened the original Flora Pastry
Shop on Franklin Avenue in the South End of
Hartford. The shop was named in honor of
their hometown in Sicily, and soon, they
had more bakeries in both Avon and
Middletown. Mario became well
known for his famous "Gelato"
and Aldo had a beautiful gift
of decorating spectacular
In 1990, they moved to Wethersfield and opened Chimirri's Pastry Shop, renaming it
to their family name.
Continuing the tradition, the next generation of Chimirris have conducted business in a very special way.
Mario's children , Lorena and Guy,
with Nella (Mario's wife) still
keep Mario and Aldo's
In a world of ever changing economics, as many
business owners maintain cost cutting measures and
add less desirable ingredients to formulate their products, this dedicated establishment
continues to keep a sharp focus on perfection
by utilizing the same
high quality ingredients used
for many years. To this day, they
continue to establish a regional
reputation amongst the
highest quality products
produced in the
Upon entering the pastry shop, you are greeted by
a beautiful display of traditional and regional
Italian confections, a wonderful variety of
pastries, an assortment of hand-made
traditional Italian cookies and the
fabulous gelato display showcasing
the many delicious flavors which
are an absolute delight. Take in
the aroma of the freshly
baked biscotti as well
as the traditional
cheese cakes and
Have a seat in our cafe for a pastry and
a great espresso or cappuccino
Thank you for visiting our online presence to learn more about us and we look forward to serving your needs.
-The Chimirri Family
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