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Pass the cheesecake! Fortunato Brothers is 35

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It was a feast to remember on Monday night as Williamsburg’s favorite bakery, Fortunato Brothers, celebrated its 35th anniversary on — when else? — Columbus Day.

Cafe owner Mario Fortunato and his staff passed out free slices of birthday cake to anyone who walked by and didn’t ask too many questions.

The bakery have been serving up homemade gelato, cannolis and pastries and cakes since 1976.

Here’s to another 35!

Updated 4:05 pm, October 12, 2011: And earlier version of this story suggested that Mario was handing out cheesecake in the photo, but our photographer assures us that it was rum baba (hic).
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k says:
good for them, great place
Oct. 12, 2011, 9:22 am
M says:
It was a great place 3 to 5 years ago. Their quality has gone downhill. Stale or sour cakes and pastry burnt on the outside and raw on the inside.
Oct. 12, 2011, 12:33 pm
Toro from Williamsburg says:
M is full of Sh*t. Fortunato's is still one of the best Italian-American bakeries in the country. It's one of the places I always bring out-of-towners who want to see Williamsburg. Congrats - here's to another 35!!!
Oct. 17, 2011, 11:53 am

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