Veniero's 125th Anniversary Will Have Free Mini Cannolis

Aug 30, 2019 210

BY: Sydney Pereira

Veniero's 125th anniversary is just around the corner. To celebrate, the Italian bakery is giving out free mini cannolis and have live music and discounted items on Monday, September 23. Veniero's Pastry, which has been at 342 E. 11th St. at First Avenue since 1894, was founded by Antonio Veniero, who immigrated from Italy to New York in the late 1800s, and is now owned by Robert Zerilli, according to an article on the bakery's history in 6sqft last year.

"My great, great uncle Antonio Veniero was a businessman and he made the decision early on at the turn of the century, to hire master bakers for the shop," wrote Zerilli. Zerilli's family purchased the building and the bakery in the late 1960s, where he began working full-time in 1981 and took over the business in 1994.

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