IAP 121: “Christmas at the pastry shop” building on family traditions at Giorgio’s of Hoboken

Dec 17, 2019 494

BY: John Viola

Hoboken, NJ is considered a Mecca of Italian American Pastry, with something for everyone, from world-famous brands to the most authentic family-owned Pasticceria you could ask for! At Giorgio’s Pasticceria Italiana, second generation pastry chef Mary Grace Castiello follows in the footsteps of her late father, the Pastry Shop’s namesake Giorgio, in making sure that no matter how long the lines get, those who pop in for a pastry or some cookies still feel like family.  

As she likes to say, if other places feel like a big budget Hollywood picture… Giorgio’s is an independent film.  Now, after 45 years as a Hoboken institution, Mary Grace is stepping up to keep the family business, and a neighborhood’s Italian American landmark, moving forward into a new era.

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SOURCE: https://italianamericanpodcast.com

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